May 2015 Favourites!

May 25, 2015

Hi Everyone!

I feel like it’s been an eternity since I posted a monthly favourites. I skipped April because I had just collected some new products right near the end of the month, so I didn’t feel like I had enough time to call anything a favourite yet. So I haven’t posted a favourites in exactly 2 months which is a long time. This feels super overdue, so let’s get to it!

Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel


My first favourite of the month is a skincare favourite. I bought this last month to deal with some texture on my skin that I could not get rid of. Since then, the texture has pretty much cleared up and I think it was an allergic reaction, but I have still been loving this. It makes my skin so soft and clean feeling. I don’t use this in place of my cleanser, but I use this after I cleanse almost like 1 minute mask. If I get lazy and don’t use this for a couple days I really notice my skin getting rough and it just doesn’t look as nice. My sister borrowed/stole some of this from me and she loved it as well.

Lancome Bifacil Eye Makeup Remover


I got this as a Sephora point perk in April after hearing tons of people rave about it. I have really been enjoying this. It gets eye makeup off quickly and it doesn’t make my eyes feel greasy or leave a residue. It’s the best liquid makeup remover I’ve found for getting off stubborn eye makeup and I don’t have to rub at my eyes to get everything off. This is so expensive so I’m hoping it comes up as a point perk again so I can pick up a few rather than buy the full size.

NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray


This month my makeup ‘focus’ has been all about the skin. I have been spending more time on my face makeup and achieving super glowy skin and then just doing super simple eye makeup all month long. This setting spray is great for setting down any powder and making everything blend nicely. It leaves a nice dewy finish and it smells great! This is my 2nd bottle and I will definitely be stocking up in the US later this summer.

MAC Powder Blush- Springsheen


When I initially built my MAC blush palette this was a shade I was most looking forward to, but I hadn’t really played with it much until now. This is what I wanted Nars Orgasm to be and it wasn’t. It has a beautiful gold shimmer but it’s soft, pigmented and not gritty or chunky. For a light makeup day focusing on glowing skin this is the perfect pop of colour on the cheeks that really wakes up your face.


MAC Pro Sculpting Powder- Emphasize


I have finally found something that is light enough to set my concealer. I have searched for something that is actually brightening for a long time, but it’s hard to find something that actually works for fair skin. This is super brightening and even possible to overdo even on my pale skin. This does have some very subtle shimmer in it, but I don’t find it transfers when i apply it which is good because I’m not into shimmer under my eyes. I will say that this isn’t really a powder you can build up, it kind of goes a bit weird if you try to pile it on, but with only a little (all you need anyway) it’s the most brightening thing I’ve found.


L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer


To help with the glowy skin I have been loving all month long, I have been using this ‘primer’. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a primer, since it doesn’t prolong the wear of your makeup but it more just adds a glow. Since I have normal to dry skin, primer’s not a necessity for me so I didn’t really mind that, but it should be noted for someone who does need a primer. This makes your skin metallic looking before you add foundation on top, but with foundation it just gives a natural dewy finish which I love. I have almost used this up and I will definitely need to restock, since this is a spring/summer staple for me.

Essence Silky Touch Blush- Adorable


My last favourite is another blush I have been reaching for a lot this month. This is probably one of the most inexpensive blushes in my collection, but you’d never know it. This is silky soft and ridiculously pigmented and all for like $4. Unbelievable actually. This shade goes with basically everything so it’s handy when I just can’t choose. It has some soft shimmer, but I don’t really find it noticeable which is just fine with me.


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  • Reply Corinne May 25, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I’m always striving for a natural dewy look on my skin, and that Setting Spray sounds perfect! Love this post xx

    • Reply Chelsey May 25, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      I just dewy skin looks so fresh and healthy! And thank you 🙂

  • Reply lizzielovesbeauty May 25, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    That Mac blush looks amazing!!

  • Reply Liz May 25, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Love the magic lumi primer! I wish it came in an economy size bottle because I use it EVERY DAY!! ❤️

    • Reply Chelsey May 25, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      Haha I totally agree!!

  • Reply shayfabs May 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Nice favorites! So far I am loving the NYX dewy finish setting spray. I just bought it and used it for the first time yesterday. My makeup still had that dewy look after several hours and It smells nice too 🙂

    • Reply Chelsey May 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you! Ya its definitely my favourite setting spray I’ve found

  • Reply plus+beauty27 May 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Great favorites! I love the way both of the blushes look!! <3 xo

  • Reply Krista@My Monthly Obsessions May 25, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I love the Essence blushes!! It’s funny because I just got the Lancome Eye Makeup Remover and I couldn’t believe how amazing it is!! I have tried so many eye makeup removers and nothing has compared to this. It literally came out with one easy swipe. I haven’t even looked up the price and now that you said that, I don’t know if I want to!

    • Reply Chelsey May 25, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Ya they are so cheap and so good! The lancome remover on the other hand is so expensive. My brain automatically thinks of how much makeup I could have in it’s place! But I may cave

  • Reply Kaily May 25, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    When I read your title, I had to look twice! I can’t believe it’s almost the end of May! This is crazy! I’ll have to check out the NYX Dewy setting spray. I’ve tried the matte one which is good but I feel I get the same results from the elf one tht is $3. IDK why but I randomly like the dewy look! And wow on that last blush! What a pretty shade and you’re right! So pigmented!!!

    • Reply Chelsey May 25, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      It is hard to believe! I haven’t tried the matte one, since my skin can be dry I get matte automatically lol. Ya definitely check out Essence, they have some great hidden gems 🙂

  • Reply ashleighmarieosullivan May 26, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Ohhh, I love love love L’Oreal Magic Lumi Primer!! It is so beautiful, and such a good dupe for Strobe Cream! xxx

    • Reply Chelsey May 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Ya mine is almost all gone so I need to hunt down a replacement!

  • Reply Elma May 26, 2015 at 5:51 am

    The MAC Pro sculpting powder might be a good subtle colour to highlight the inner corners of the eye 🙂 great post xx


    • Reply Chelsey May 26, 2015 at 11:48 am

      I’ll have to try that! Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

    • Reply Chelsey May 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Great idea! I’ll have to try that.

  • Reply Catriona15 June 25, 2015 at 4:05 am

    Great post, can see the work that went into this x

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