May Favourites


This month's favourites are coming slightly early, as it's actually my birthday on the 1st of June so I felt that would be the perfect time to do a little bit of a 'reflection' post. So keep an eye out for that and today we have my beauty favourites for this month.

Zoeva Rose Golden Volume 3 Luxury Brush Set* | £75 | post


I'm still not over the beauty of these! Zoeva are my favourite brush brand, producing better-quality brushes than companies charging twice as much. This set is beyond stunning and it has just about everything you need. I think my favourite brushes are the 103 Defined Buffer (as it gives such a flawless finish with a full-coverage foundation), 109 Face Paint Vegan (for blending out cream contour products) the 234 Luxe Smoky Shader (to pat on a darker shade for a smoky eye look) and the 142 Concealer Buffer (an old favourite as it really blends my concealer into my foundation and the shape means you can get into all the awkward places).


Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done Hybrid Complexion Cream | £25 

I was not expecting to love this like I do, but wow! It gives so much more coverage than I expected and can be built to a good light-medium finish. It's not dewy but it's not too matte either; it's a sort of healthy, satin finish. It gives a perfected look to the skin and doesn't settle into pores or fine lines or cling to any dry patches. Best of all; it last me all day! Keep an eye out for my comparison between this and the Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint coming very soon...


Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder | £11.95

When a beauty product is so hyped up and everyone is talking about it, everywhere seems to sell out and you kind of get put off a bit then eventually forget about it (or maybe that's just me...) Well this was pretty much the story with me and the Ben Nye Banana Powder. However earlier this month I randomly stumbled upon it and decided it was time. I can tell you I wasn't disappointed; this is such a great setting powder. It's so finely-milled that it's virtually traceless on the skin. It sets my makeup in place so that not even my under eye concealer (which is always my #1 issue!) budges during the day. The Banana shade is very slightly highlighting on me, though they do a range of shades to suit different colourings so don't feel like it's the only option (Banana is the popular one because of Kim Kardashian, so it's most likely to suit people who have light-medium to dark-medium skin tones). I wouldn't say it's overly mattifying but it does take away the shine to. I personally like to apply it with a damp BeautyBlender.


I'd been after a matte blusher/bronzer 2-in-1 for a while when this was released. It was exactly the sort of shade I was after and being a big fan of KIKO's Limited Edition collections, I snapped it up right away. The pattern isn't a spray-over so you are actually getting the lighter peachy shade and the deeper biscuit colour which you can use individually or swirl together. It's really pigmented and has a completely matte finish. It's that perfect balance between being defining and having some colour to it. It's long-wearing and applies evenly to my skin.



I'm such a fan of the ColourPop cream blusher formula as it's so mousse-like and has a fairly matte, non-greasy finish that lasts really well on my cheeks. Flush'd is that perfect Summer coral shade with a subtle golden sheen running through it.


Another cream product I've been loving is this contour stick from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's M&S collection. I isn't overly dewy or greasy but certainly has a more typical cream formula than ColourPop's offerings. I just dot this across the hollows of my cheek (it's pigmented but nothing too over the top) and blend it out with a synthetic contour brush. It applies so smoothly and evenly with minimal effort and doesn't go patchy or fade much during the day.


My love for Makeup Geek is well-documented! This month I discovered four amazing matte shades; two of which are new releases and two of which are new to my personal collection. I just find their matte formula to be so creamy and easy to work with, as well as very long-lasting and pigmented. The latest releases: Wild West (a dusty rose) and Brownie Points (a charcoal-taupe) are a little more sheer but I still really like them as crease colours. Americano (a deep cool-toned brown with reddish-purple undertones) and Cherry Cola (a muted deep purple with cool brown undertones) both have insane pigmentation and are really wearable ways to add a little bit of colour to your everyday eye look.


I've tried this formula before but this shade is just another level of love! It's so pigmented, doesn't flake, is insanely long-wearing and has a completely matte finish but stays that tiny bit tacky, stopping it from being drying. The shade itself is this gorgeous, very warm-toned brown nude. It's actually what I'm wearing in my profile image too!



It's clearly been a great month for liquid lipsticks at JTB HQ (ha!) This was an absolute nightmare to get hold of; genuinely a case of refreshing a web page every 30 seconds all morning because it sells out in a couple of minutes. I'm so glad it was worth the hype and all the aggro! It's one of the least drying formulas I've tried and whilst it does transfer a little, it does still have that longevity. The shade is so unique and really quite hard to describe; on the one hand it's sort of a very warm brown-nude but on the other it's kind of a pinky-red tone. It has amazing colour payoff and is just so striking and unique. If you're a nude-lip-lover who wants to try something a little different then I can't recommend this enough.


I really wasn't sure what to make of Barry M's new Coconut Infusion nail polishes however decided to pick up this shade in a 3 for 2 and you know what: it's pretty good! It's so opaque, which is what probably impressed me the most, as I've never been good with just one coat of such a light shade before. It's that perfect beige-toned nude for me and is great for this time of year (especially when I have a tan, I think). It also gives me a good few days of wear before chipping.


I really wasn't sure what to expect from this as I've tended to associate leave-in conditioner products with making my hair feel heavy, greasy or sticky with product. However this is just amazing. It has a gorgeous fruity and floral scent and such a light texture. It leaves my hair looking and feeling so much more healthy whilst also being traceless in terms of residue. 

Nuxe Prodigieux Eau de Parfum | £43.50 | post

I think this is going to be my perfect Summer scent because it just transports me to being on a beach, cocktail in hand, thinking 'this is the life'... The fragrance is unlike anything I've ever tried and even describing the notes (Orange Blossom, Bergamot, Tangerine, Coconut Milk and more) doesn't quite pin it down. Boots actually stock this so I definitely recommend having a spritz of it next time you're in store, because it really is special. It's such a deep, sensual fragrance that lingers on the skin for hours.

What do you think of my favourites? What have been yours this month?






Don't forget to follow me on:





*DISCLOSURE - PRODUCTS MARKED WITH AN ASTERISK ARE PR SAMPLES/GIFTS. 
ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. 
PLEASE VISIT MY DISCLOSURE PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
You may also like:

47 comments

  1. Nice picks Jasmine. I have ordered colourpop Flush'd blush. The Kiko blush bronzer from Artist collection sounds nice..I have only used baked blush bronzer combos. A 2 in 1 product is handy for travels. I am looking forward to the comparison post of UD and Nars.

    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd never tried a matte blusher/bronzer before either! xx

      Delete
  2. I really need to try some of Rosie's products! They all look so beautiful, I really like the sound of the Nuxe Prodigieux perfume too! xx

    www.shayholly.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm so looking forward for that NARS and UD comparison post!

    Selene Addicted

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yay, I can't get enough of Gemini! x

    Laurzrah 

    ReplyDelete
  5. I absolutely love Makeup geek cherry cola it's one of my favourite shades in my palette! I definitely need to check out the zoeva rose gold brushes they sound fab!

    www.coleoftheball.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cherry Cola has become a favourite of mine too :) xx

      Delete
  6. Such a fab favourites! I need to get me some of the new makeup geek shadows :) xx

    http://www.secondswatch.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  7. The zoeva set looks amazing so need to get those! :) Great picks!

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  8. Such lovely pieces, they all look so good - need to try the Barry M Coconut infusion nail collection!

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    P.s. you can get 15% off any watch from Daniel Wellington with the code 'Electric15'.

    x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great may favourites. I am dying to get my hands on Jefree lipsticks and see what all the hooha is all about. Plus I've seen so many posts on makeup geek, but I am too reluctant to get as I have waaayyyy to many eye shadows that still need to hit pan before I go splurging again! :)

    www.lauralivinglife.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Both of them are soooo worth the hype! xx

      Delete
  10. need to pick up Gemini asap :) Great faves!

    http://villemo20.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. I keep seeing that banana powder for years and still haven't had a chance to try it out! In summer my makeup tends to get shiny quickly so something like that would save it. Looking forward to reading your reflection post! x

    Ela BellaWorld

    ReplyDelete
  12. Rosie's contour stick sounds amazing! I'm looking forward to your reflection post soon :)

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great favourites, I deffo want to try more Colourpop's stuff

    Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely picks as always jasmine. I deffo want to try out some colourpop stuff. X

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  15. Such a gorgeous collection of products. I love the sound of the Jeffree Star liquid lipstick, wish they were easier to get hold of. The Ben Nye Banana powder has been on my wishlist for a while now, so glad to hear it gets a thumbs up from you x

    Beauty with charm | Benefit Cheekathon Giveaway

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah I'm so glad I finally picked it up - definitely recommend trying it :) xx

      Delete
  16. I just can't get over those Zoeva brushes, they are stunning.

    Sam || Ditch the foundation this summer season

    ReplyDelete
  17. First off, your photography is always so beautiful! Lovely picks as well- I'm so tempted by UD One and Done and I'm pretty sure I need Jefree Star Gemini in my life (especially since I am a Gemini!).

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thank you and haha that was part of my rationale too! xx

      Delete
  18. So many great picks! I must get my hands on some Zoeva products x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.au/

    ReplyDelete
  19. Nice tips!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com
    http://www.fashionnotfear.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. In love with the brush set! Need to get them!

    Take care doll!!
    BLOG | TAISLANY

    ReplyDelete
  21. Looking forward to the UD v NARS post, I've got my eye on both but worrying about the coverage! I'm really liking the Barry M Coconut Infusion nail polishes too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a great list of favourites, Jasmine! I'm still waiting for Beautylish to restock Jeffery Star lipsticks, they've been sold out for sooooo long. :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're a nightmare to get hold of! xx

      Delete
  23. Oh Cherry Cola is on my wishlist and so are the Jeffrey Star lip products as well as his new eye shadow palette. Actually, I want everything on his cosmetics line, it looks amazing!

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

    ReplyDelete
  24. I need to smell that Nuxe perfume! Great picks here - you've made me want to try that Ben Nye powder! xx

    Beautylymin| Bobbi Brown Define & Glow Palette Gift Set Giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  25. My Colourpop order just came in but I think I need to place another one for a cream blush!

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I am really liking the One & Done from UD too. I really like the finish! I just got Celebrity Skin from Jeffree Star and it is an amazing formula!
    http://www.lipstickisalife.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Celebrity Skin is definitely on my wish list! xx

      Delete
  27. Awesome favorites! I need to get some of the new Makeup Geek shadows. I'm also dying to try Colourpop! :)

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I love the colour palette your using, it looks so warm!

    Kez | acaciasdreams.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I've been loving the UD One and Done too :) I also really like the Barry M polish as well. I really must check out that contour stick and the shade of Gerard Cosmetics Liquid lipstick, I love the formula of those xx

    LPage Beauty

    ReplyDelete
  30. I need to try more UD, I have my debenhams voucher to go with at some point next week! I bought a Ben nye powder but when it came it was the wrong colour but if already opened it and was stuck! I love the feel of it on your skin though, really helped my oily skin. I really want to try Gerard Cosmetics, and still fancy Gemini! xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely recommend both the Gerard Cosmetics formula and the Gemini shade of the Jeffree Star :) xx

      Delete
  31. I need to try some Jeffree Star products everyone raves about them so much!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

    ReplyDelete
  32. That color pop blush looks gorgeous!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I picked up the shade wild west as one of my final pans for my palette and it is GORGEOUS!
    Loved reading through your faves, that KIKO blush is so unique
    Hope you're having a lovely time away ^_^

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

    ReplyDelete
  34. Thank you for all your comments :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh wauw, beautiful products!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Happy Birthday for tomorrow gorgeous! I hope you have any amazing day!

    I had no idea Nuxe made a parfum! I can only imagine how amazing it smells!!

    Tahana <3
    www.tahanalee.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I just fell in love with your blog, such a good imagery and really good information!
    I'm really interested in those eyeshadows, mine is almost over (and it's more darker than I had in my mind before I bought it) and those colours are so pretty... what size are they? (just asking because they are pretty cheap)

    http://coffeeatpradas.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's just a standard eyeshadow pan size - not sure how else to describe it haha. They're marginally larger than MAC's maybe the website I linked above has the weight of them or something xx

      Delete

Thank you for your comment - I read every single one!

Though I may not be able to reply to each individual comment, I always check out the blogs of people who leave genuine comments and comment back as much as possible (so please do not spam!)

If you have a question please check back for my reply or tweet me @jasminetalksblg

xx

© Jasmine Talks Beauty. Design by MangoBlogs.