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My 5 All Time Favourites For June 2012

Quite a handful of new products to try this month – from new Summer collections as well as some new products to replace the old ones in my existing stash. Which ever, I have my five favourite items to share with you today. Let’s get going.

Firstly, I can’t tell you how much I am loving the Dior 1 Couleur Eye Gloss. I picked up 560 Tan and 750 Sunset – I wish Dior will continue adding colours to the range, like an olive-green or midnight blue with specks of gold for Fall or Holiday? These eye glosses blend so effortlessly onto the lids and the sparkles glisten so beautifully – love.

For a more complete write-up of them, please click here. And for a look I did, check out this post.

Next, I have the new Shu Uemura Eyebrow Manicure in Honey Glaze. This is a new product added to their permanent line. If you have read about My Brow Routine, you would probably remember I always set my brows with some form of brow gel.

I have tried MAC Brow Set, Benefit Speed Brows and my latest tube of Urban Decay UrbanBrow is about to finish – the Shu Uemura Eyebrow Manicure came just in time as a replacement. Available in 5 shades, the BA tried Honey Glaze on me and I was sold. I am loving the brush wand – fact that it’s neither a traditional spiral brush nor a toothbrush inspired brush like Urban Decay’s has sparked my interest immensely.

The unique brush wand is able to coat each of my brow follicle evenly. Now, not only the skin under my brows is coloured (with my trusty Chanel brow powder) but each and every strain of my hair is also coloured.

Guerlain Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder & Blush (reviewed here) needs no further introduction. It’s so convenient and easy to use. This versatile number has been my go-to product for almost the entire month. I need to put it away so I can start using something else.

Part of my birthday gift from a dear friend, Sarah – the Sonia Rykiel Fresh Gel Blusher in 01 is absolutely stunning. It was love at first swatch – literally. I have seen the brand, Sonia Rykiel around but have not personally stopped by to shop and explore. I think my love for this blush calls for a proper visit to their counter soon.

For those who are as new to this brand as I am, Sonia Rykiel is available at BHG Bugis, Metro City Square and TANGS Vivo City. Sonia Rykiel originate from France but their products are conceptualized, designed and manufactured in Japan.

Back to this gorgeous Fresh Gel Blusher in 01 – it has a very interesting and unique texture which I am having problems in describing but I shall try. Although it may seem like any other ordinary powder blusher in the pan (pictured above), it has the softest, silkiest and smoothest touch – like water-gel or jelly, it also has a cooling sensation upon application.

Sadly, my pictures above don’t do justice to this product at all – this blush has a gorgeous coral-pink base with a golden sheen. I think it can pass off as a duo-tone rose-gold? Anyway, it’s gorgeous and if you pass by Sonia Rykiel, you got to check it out.

Lastly, I have the Chanel Hydra Beauty Sérum. Below is a little description extracted from Chanel’s website.

At the heart of the HYDRA BEAUTY range: Camellia Alba PFA, an active ingredient that promotes optimal moisture retention within skin cells. When combined with an improved, more powerful version of Blue Ginger PFA, a vital antioxidant, the perfect synergy of ultimate hydration and protection is created.

With added Hyaluronic Acid, the Sérum immediately hydrates and protects the skin. Fresh and soothing, it comforts and boosts overall radiance.

Ideal for all skin types.

I fell in love with it the very first time I tried it on – I believe it was during my trip to Perth last year when the BA prepped my skin with this serum before applying Perfection Lumiére (reviewed here). It has an ultra lightweight texture and the ability to smooth out my skin for foundation. My skin felt supple and moisturized throughout the day without being overly oily or shiny.

However, I didn’t purchase the product until recently – to replace my Clinique Moisture Surge. From my understanding, I don’t think the Clinique Moisture Surge and Chanel Hydra Beauty Sérum falls under the exact same category. They both promote hydration but one is more of a moisturizer (thicker) and the other is a sérum (lighter).

During the day, after cleansing and toning my skin, I will apply the Chanel Hydra Beauty Sérum before my sunscreen (view a complete post about all the sunscreens I am currently rotating here). I use it like a moisturizer whereas for the Clinique Moisture Surge, I use it as a makeup primer. Confusing ey?

What are your favourite products this month? Do you also like to get new replacements when your current products run out?

Thank you for reading.

8 thoughts on “My 5 All Time Favourites For June 2012

  1. I love Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum too, I layer it with the Loccitane brightening serum, and my skin feels awesome. My favorite for this month is the new Laura Mercier Starlet Mosaic shimmer block for Fall collection, Chanel Sable Rose bronzer, and my Trish McEvoy bronzer brush. Thanks for sharing with us <3

  2. Clinique moisture surge is also my favourite day moisturiser until I switched to Clarins Hydra cream gel. I always ‘itched’ to try new products when current stash completes but is more concerned about switching skin care products though.

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