Start Of The Year Favourites!


While going through my blog again I didn't realise how long it's been since I did a whole favourites post. I don't do monthly favourites because I'm a creature of habit and like to use products that I know what for me but when I do find new favourites you will know! This post I have put together all of my favourites that I've collected from the first few months of this year!

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer 

This actually isn't a new product to my collection, I've had it for a while and used it when I first got it but it gradually got pushed to the back of the drawer and I kind of forgot about it but last month I gradually started using it again and fell in love with it. I mainly use this concealer for dark cirlces and to brighten them up and make me look more alive. It is called Radiance reveal and it has definitely done that, as soon as I apply it, it instantly gives my under eyes a brightened and more radiant look. The formula of this concealer is really lovely, its more on the liquidy side which is very different from my other concealer like my Conceal & Define which is a lot thicker in consistency. With the product being a lot thinner I find it a lot easier to blend and it also blends into the skin in super quickly and gives a really smooth and flawless look. I wouldn't use this concealer on the imperfections on my face because I like a heavy duty coverage but for under the eyes, making it the perfect concealer for dark circles!

This is another rediscovery of mine as I've had it in my collection for a while now but never really properly gave it a good go, but then one day I just decided to use it again and now it's in my permanent collection. I use this powder to make my under eyes extra smooth when I'm wearing a full face of makeup. If I don't bake my under eyes I will no matter what get creases and the concealer wears away. This setting powder is in a yellow shade so it gives the under eyes a nice lift as the yellow cancels out the dark circles. What I also really like about this powder is that it is so finely milled that it lays on the skim so nicely and keeps me crease free all day. 



ELF Blush & Bronzer Palette - Fiji 

Another makeup item on my favourites list this time around and this product definitely earned its place on this list. I went into Superdrug recently and got this blush and bronzer duo palette on one of their deadly 3 for 2 makeup deals and I've been using this product ever since. The blush in this palette was definitely made for me, the colour is just such a gorgeous pink shade that gives the cheeks a really pretty flush of colour. The blush is also really buildable that you can wear a small amount or build it up to a pretty bold colour. The bronzer from this palette is my favourite and I have literally been using it every day. The shade is the perfect colour for a really pretty natural bronzed look, the shade works really well for my skin tone at the moment but I think when I go on holiday and get a bit more colour to me it will be slightly too light. The formula of both products is really lovely with great pigmentation and this product is a major dupe for the Nars blush and bronzer Duo palette at £31 instead of the £5 like this palette. 


Evoluderm Lotion Tonique 

This is more of a recent discovery for me that I actually found on one of my Tk Maxx visits. I have never heard of the brand before and most of the label was in French but it did say that the toner soothes, tones and moisturises the skin with the added ingredient of Rose Water which is perfect for sensitive skin. I have been using this toner for a few weeks now and have seen a difference in my skin with redness in my skin especially around my nose as this toner has amazing sooting and healing properties. This toner is also alcohol-free meaning it doesn't dry out the skin and I've found that I don't find that my skin feels really tight after toner which I really don't like with other toners. After I've used this product my skin feels refreshed and squeaky clean. 




GlamGlow Tropicalcleanse Daily Exfoliating Cleanser 

This was another more recent discovery of mine since I got in my March Birchbox. I have still been using the sample size from the box which I think has lasted really well. This cleanser is totally different from anything that I've tried before as it is also an exfoliator and cleanser making it a perfect two in one product. The cleanser itself is really lovely for removing any traces of makeup and pollution and leaves my skin feeling super soft. This is a product that I don't use daily because I wanted to see how long the tube lasted but I like to use it around once or twice a week and when I do I can see a noticeable difference to my skin. I also like to use this on days when I'm feeling a little lazy and don't want to do my whole cleanse and exfoliation routine. Even though this product is from GlamGlow it isn't overly expensive compared to their other products.  

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Now that its only April and we still have a lot of the year to go, I'm very excited to see how many more products I can add to this list. Have you used any of these products before?


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Aaliyah xo

14 comments

  1. I am in love with GlamGlow but I haven't actually ever tried this cleanser! Sounds great though so I think I might have to give it a go. Also I'm just in the process of looking for a new concealer so it's good to read about what other people use! So thanks for sharing.
    Chantelle
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    https://thatyorkshiregirlchantelle.com

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    1. I haven't tried many from GlamGlow before apart from this cleanser and a firming mask but I have loved both of them! The concealer is also really lovely and works perfectly to brighten the under eyes x

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  2. Oooh, I love these picks! The concealer looks like a good pick, especially with it lasting a long time. The powder looks great on your skin as well. Oooh, the cleanser looks gorgeous with the deep pink color. Thanks for sharing these picks!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. The concealer is lovely and works perfectly for the under eye area! The cleanser form GlanGlow is also an amazing product that works really well for cleansing and exfoliating x

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  3. I haven't tried any of these but the blush duo looks great. I thought of Nars when I saw the packaging too! I've been hearing so many great things about Elf lately, I really need to pick up a few bits and try a bit more from them x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. The Elf palette is probably my favourite out of the bunch and works so well for an everday sun kissed look and its so much cheaper than the Nars! I've tried a lot of other products from Elf before and have been really impressed x

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  4. I have always been so intrigued by GlamGlow products! And Bourjois is always a win!

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    1. Everything i've tried form GlamGlow so far has been really great and worked lovely on my skin and yes Bourjois is always lovely! x

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  5. I haven't tried the GlamGlow cleanser but I did pick up an Aldi dupe (whisper it) which I'm loving. That blush and bronzer duo looks absolutely gorgeous and perfect for taking away too. I'll have to look for that next time I'm in town. Fab picks, Aaliyah, thank you for sharing! Lisa x

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    1. Ooo that Aldi dupe sounds like something I definitely need to get my hands on! The elf palette would be perfect for holiday as it’s so compact once size, Elf is such an affordable product so you can’t go wrong! X

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  6. Some great products here! I can't believe how far into the year we are already that you're able to pick favourites! I'm loving the My Clarins products at the moment <3

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. I know I didn’t realise how far we were in already until I sat down to write this post! I thought I would have more for this post but I’m very picky with my favourites. I have really enjoyed Clarins products on the past, I’ll have to give them another go! X

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  7. I've heard so many good things about the Revolution Banana powder. I love your flatlays and I know it isn't part of your post but the colour of your watch is amazing!

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  8. You picked some awesome products! The toner sounds like an excellent product for me to use since I have sensitive skin. I also would love to concealer!

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