I’ve been using the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush for almost two months and purchased it out of desperation as I couldn’t work out if the skin on my face was breaking out because of my latest detox diet or if I was having a reaction to a product I was using. At the time I bought it, Clinique were having a ‘gift with purchase’ promotion where for £79, I also received a second brush head and small samples of their 3-step skin care system.
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush £79
What are my thoughts on the Clinique Sonic Brush? I have no regrets with this dermatologist-developed purchase. My break out cleared after two days and I haven’t had one since I started using it. I only use it once a day although you can use it morning and evening. I have noticed a huge change with the way my skin looks and feels and it has improved the way my make up looks on my face.
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Purifying Cleansing Gel £18
I’m not going to lie and because I use this cleanser with my Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush, I often find this product harsh on my skin. Sometimes it makes my skin dry, so if you’re considering this cleansing gel, make sure you also have a good facial moisturiser too. I did prefer the results of Clinique’s 3-step skin care system. That said, sometimes I do use this gel on its own and have found the results good enough not to fuss about. Obviously the Aveda Botanical Kinetics Purifying Cleansing Gel wasn’t developed with a sonic brush in mind but it does come as highly recommended in many beauty reviews.
Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer £6.49
This gloss was gifted to me and while I tend to deter from lip glosses and pass them onto my cousins, I decided to let this one stay in my clutch. It’s not sticky like your typical line of lip glosses and the high intensity colour shows off lips after one application. Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer doesn’t dry your lips the way most lip glosses do and it’s a nice fine line between a gloss and a lipstick. I’m eager to stock up on the other 7 colours.
Mac Prep + Prime Lash £13
When I purchased this eyelash primer, my social media hyped up promising that I would love it. Do I? I prefer Urban Decay’s Subversion which is a couple of pounds more but the results are fantastic. Urban Decay’s Subversion Lash Primer doesn’t interfere with the mascara application which I have found the Mac Prep + Prime Lash tends to do. To compare the two, I find that Urban Decay’s Subversion Lash Primer is a lot more moisturising on the lashes compared to Mac’s Prep + Prime Lash. Don’t expect a repurchase Mac. Does anyone have any eye lash primers they can recommend? The price isn’t as important as the result.
Mac False Lash Extreme Mascara £20
This was given to me as a sample to try when I purchased the Mac Prep + Prime Lash and last month I went on about how much I love my Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils, most likely wearing it for the rest of my life- well how things change in a month! Mr YSL has been side lined over the past few weeks. I am in love with Mac’s False Lash Extreme Mascara and the way it elongates my eye lashes without making them look too heavy, fake or cluttered.
Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation £21.50
We’ve all been there, we’ve all done it at some point in our lives, dropped our eye shadow or powder foundation. The morning I dropped my Bare Minerals finishing powder foundation was a couple of days after The Geneva WAGS posted their WAG TIP: SOS Broken Blusher, I was not impressed but life goes on. Did I have any patience to fix my broken powder foundation? No, so I wandered down King’s Road in Chelsea and into Mac Cosmetics. I’ve never really gotten into Mac even though most of my girlfriends swear by their products, I just genuinely don’t care- kind of reminds me of the of Australia’s own Napoleon Cosmetics. Whatever.
What are my thoughts on Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation? This depends on how my skin is behaving on the day. If I’m having a bad skin day, I’m sure as hell going to look like I’m wearing four layers of make up… This is not a look anyone is trending at the moment. Maybe my foundation (Chanel Perfection Lumiere) is getting in the way of Mac’s promising flawless look ?!
What can you expect next month? I’m delighted to have been invited to try the HydraFacial treatment by Dr Rita Rakus in Knightsbridge. What is HydraFacial? It’s the latest in non-laser skin resurfacing treatment that rehydrates the skin, eliminates fine lines, reduces pigmentation and overall improving the appearance of your skin. I’ll keep you all updated on how that goes in the next few weeks.
What have been some of your latest beauty purchases? Is there anything you recommend I try or must get my hands on? I always enjoy hearing from you!