My favourites from April consists of some long-time favourites, as you can tell by major pan, but also some new loves. All of the products are really, really good and I'm so excited to share them with you guys! Surprisingly I've only reviewed one of these items already on the blog, so it's good I'm making a point to mention the others as these are all products you really need to check out!
I'll start off with the perfume; Tom Ford Violet Blonde ( here ). I tend to forget how much I love this, but when I wear it I remember it's beautiful complexity. It has a beautiful mixture of more floral notes, and notes like suede, musk and pink pepper making it overall a very calm scent, but one that is still a statement. Perfume is very personal, so my perception of how this is, and how it reacts with my skin might not be how you will find it. I will say though, that this is one to give a second look. It opens like a stronger perfume a lot would probably feel they couldn't wear, but give it a moment and you'll see just how beautiful it is. This is one to wear on days when you want your perfume to be an extension of your personality and when you don't want to blend in. Also for days when you just want to smell really really good!
Another one by Tom Ford; The Bronzing Powder in Terra ( review - here ). I never thought I'd hit pan on this as it's so huge, but I did as you can tell, and I have no doubt I'll actually finish the whole thing as well. This is a matte bronzer that works incredible for my pale skin. When I can barely wear bronzer in the coldest palest mid-part of winter, somehow this still works. When applied with a fluffier brush this gives the most natural glow, giving some life back to my face, but without any obvious orange dirty looking stripes that many other bronzers tend to do to pale skin.
This Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour in Nude 10 ( here ) is another pale-skin favourite. It's got warm undertones that also help give some warmth to the skin. It's incredibly subtle, which is what I love about it, but it means I don't think this will show up as well on darker skin tones, though I might be wrong. This is why I want to wait with a review until I've tried using it in the summer when I've got more of a tan. On the cheeks this applies a warm apricot/peach colour, but it's mostly just a natural looking warm-toned flush to the cheeks. It's much more natural than say Nars' Luster, which is another warm-toned blush I love, but that one is much more noticeably orange.
This Clarins Gloss Prodige in 02 Nude ( here ) isn't all that spectacular, but that's why I love it. It's such an easy "swipe-and-go" product. It gives a barely there tint to the lips, with a really nice glossy shine. It just evens the colour of the lips, giving you a much more put together look. It feels really nice on the lips, is non-drying, not sticky and smells so good! Like raspberry candy or something like that! It's been my go to lip product for the entire month!
Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight ( here ) is a highlighter with cult-status and deservedly so. Just look at all that pan! And in a highlighter, no less! This gives the most gorgeous, completely natural looking, glow to the skin. It can bring life back to the most dull, dry and havent-gotten-my-eight-hours-for-a-week skin! A lot of champagne-type highlighters look too yellow on my pale skin, but this always works. I can be tan, I can be at my pales in winter, this always looks amazing.
May Lindstrom Skin The Jasmine Garden Botanical Mist ( here ) is a gorgeous facial mist I use as a toner. I use it every evening, and lately also every morning. It's strange how just a fine spritz of this over the face can give such results, but somehow this does. Everything I apply on top absorbs better, skin is immediately more balanced and stays that way all through the day. It also smells absolutely heavenly! I really love May Lindstrom Skin overall as a brand, and also May seems like such a lovely person. If you've yet to try her products, I highly recommend them. They come in hand cut packaging, and everything is done with such care and thought you can't help but love them. It's quite a special brand and one I love supporting every time I buy something from them.
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