Monthly Favourites – June 2015

Happy favourites time everyone! The majority of products included in this collection of Favourites are products that ended up being essential on my recent vacation in Italy. I’m not going to bore you with another eyeshadow pencil/stick shout out (although I did bring those with me) but these are a few (other) products that I travelled with in June.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water ($37): I’ve had this for months but in June I finally figured out how to use it (quite a lengthy trial and error process with this one). This primer is supposed to hydrate your skin while locking in your makeup. The key is to use a very small amount, only one good spritz. Anymore and my makeup starts to look really patchy in only a couple of hours. This definitely isn’t a necessary product but it does make my makeup last longer on long, hot days. If the texture of most primers irritates you then I think this is a solid alternative to check out.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette ($41 for each individual blush): I know this palette isn’t available anymore (sorry…I know that’s annoying) but this was definitely a great travel product for me last month. All of the Ambient Lighting Blushes have great pigmentation and add an amazing glow to the cheeks. Mood Exposure (the shade on the right) is a darker, more neutral shade, and Incandescent Electra (the middle shade) is a fabulous bright peach colour – both sold individually.

Pantene Expert Collection Advanced Keratin Repair Split End Fuser ($14 for full size): Since I’m growing my hair out to donate 10 inches to the Canadian Cancer Society (hopefully in the next month or so) I’ve been all about keeping my hair as healthy as possible – even while travelling. The texture is a cross between a gel and a cream that’s not heavy at all but really helps prevent split ends and keeps my hair nourished. Just a couple pumps through the ends of wet hair works perfectly. Definitely a great drug store product for maintaining healthy locks.

Bobbi Brown Eye Sweep Brush ($34): I really think that I can achieve any eye look with this brush alone (maybe a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point). Its round, flatter sides make it easy to apply eyeshadow all over the lids (even in the crease) and the soft, fluffiness of the brush makes it great for blending. It also picks up a lot of product with just one light touch. Absolutely amazing all around brush – I definitely recommend picking one of these up. It’s the only eyeshadow brush I used while I was on vacation!

Have you tried any of these products? What were your June Favourites?