Today I wanted to talk about those products that are fuss free - they do what they say on the tin and don't require any skill, method or technique to apply - The products that are simple but effective. I find that these products sometimes get over looked because they don't have the 'wow' factor but they work and they have become staples in my routine. So let's get into it...
Pixi Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse | £24
I'm sure most of you know who Caroline Hirons is but if you don't she's basically and skincare expert that knows pretty much everything about skincare, skincare ingredients, what you should be using and what you shouldn't. So when this exciting collaboration launched I knew I had to try it -I mean Caroline wouldn't put her name to just anything and if it's good enough for her skin it's good enough for mine. This is essentially two cleansers in one pot. The first cleanser is a rich balm, for removing makeup. And the second cleanser is a lighter cream cleanser for cleansing the actual skin. At first I was a bit disappointed by this - I was hoping this would be the answer to all my skin problems. But with continued use I really like it. It does exactly what it says - removes makeup and cleans the skin. It's fragrance free and doesn't contain any nasties. This is a great, fuss free, simple cleanser that works.
La Roche Posay Ultra Tolerine Fluid | £17.50
My love for moisturisers is well documented on my blog. This is my holy grail moisturiser! It has a light weight consistency that absorbs into the skin quickly. I have dehydrated skin and this keeps my skin hydrated all day. It works well under makeup and with all primers I've tried it with. It doesn't claim to do anything fancy, it just promises to hydrate and it does exactly that!
Simply Argan Orangic Argan Oil* | £9.50
Argan oil is in most skincare and hair products these days. But for good reason; it's known for its hydrating and healing properties. This Organic offering is brilliant. It is just Argan, that can be used on hair, skin and nails. It's a great multi tasking product. I really like it as a facial oil. It leaves my skin soft, hydrated and plump.
NUXE Revel De Miel Lip Balm | £9.50
Lip Balms are probably the most simple beauty ritual of them all - just apply. But most I've tried either don't do anything or leave my lips even drier. Luckily this one from NUXE really lives up to its claims. It's a thick nourishing treatment that leaves my lips so soft and supple. I suffer with really dry flakey lips and this is the only think that helps them. Because it is so thick I like to use it at night.
RCMA NO Colour Powder | £9.95
Having dehydrated skin means I really struggle to find a powder that isn't drying or cakey looking on my skin. And the one I have found cost an arm and leg. But this little bottle is the perfect powder. It doesn't give bold claims of being fancy, it just promises to set makeup. It doesn't contain any pigments either so it wont leave a White cast on the skin. I can't recommend this powder enough!
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer | £22.50
For a simple, fuss free concealer, that is perfect for everyday wear. Look no further than this cult classic from NARS. This is a does it all concealer that works well under the eyes and on spots. It's a creamy formula which makes it so easy to blend but it still has decent coverage. It lasts all day on me too.
LA Girl Shady Slim Brow Pencil | £5
I'm not sure on the name of this but as easy, fuss free brow products go, this is great. It has a spooly one end (so there's no need for an extra tool) And a brow pencil on the other. The pencil is really fine so it makes it really easy to draw in natural looking hairs. The formula is budge proof.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | £7.50
Mascaras are generally pretty simple and fuss free (if you find a good one). This one from Maybelline is one of my all time favourites. It has a plastic wand that grips and coats the lashes well. It adds a good amount of length and volume, in a long wearing formula that doesn't smudge or flake. It's a brilliant all round mascara.
NYX Butter Glosses | £5
Regular readers will know how much I love liquid lipsticks and mattes lips. But sometimes I don't have to carefully outline my lips and wait for the same to set. On those days I want a fuss free lip product. And you don't get more fuss free than a butter gloss. You can just chuck them on and go. I have a few shades but my favourites are Fortune Cookie (a Peachy Nude) and Madeline (a Brown, Pinky nude) The butter glosses also have an amazing formula. It's not sticky or thick - they really feel like butter!
So there you have a little round up of some fuss free, simple but effective beauty products.
Have you tried any of these? What are thoughts?
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