Take a peek at what I have been loving during the month of May. I have been a bit AWOL on my social media while I was away in Hong Kong and Korea. May has been a really exciting month where I have been trying new brands and products that I lusted after for a long time.

In the lips category, I have been loving Kiko's Smart Lipstick in Almond. A perfect nude with a satin finish. This is not very long-lasting but I do reapply my lipstick quite often so it does not bother me. The other lippie is the NYX Matte Lipstick in Sierra which is a orange toned red and looks like MAC's Chilli.

Something that I have been wanting is the Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Setting Spray - I needed something that could extend the longevity of my make-up during my sister's wedding. I use this daily now and my make-up looks flawless, the 'chill setting spray' also helps rehydrate your skin especially when you use a lot of powders. A NYX item that I picked up in my NYX Haul is the HD Blush in Taupe which is used as a contour colour - it has a grey undertone which allows you to create the shadows for a contoured look. Lastly the Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara in Black. I use this as a second coat and it extends the length of my eyelashes really well see here for my Instagram photos.

I have been using the Ardere Cosmetics Flawless Concealer for about 2 months now - hands down this is one of the best undereye concealers that I have ever tried. It has a buildable medium to full coverage that covers your dark circles and it does not crease under your eyes. I have been using Shade 4 to counteract my dark circles and Shade 2 to highlight and conceal. I will be doing a full review of the Ardere Cosmetics that I have been loving soon.

More Ardere Cosmetics items that I have been loving is the Brow Fibre. I have a lack of hairs on the tail of my eyebrows and the formula of this allows you to rebuild and redesign your eyebrow shape while creating a fuller look. I now only use this for my daily eyebrows with an angled eyebrow brush and pot for the shade Light - which is a light to medium ash brown. I have been using the Brow Fibre is most of my Instagram Photos.

Lastly the Ardere Sculpt Pot. I have really upped my contour game with these products. I use Light mainly for my nose area for a slimmer nose shape. I use Dark to carve out those cheekbones that I don't have and to create a  more angled face shape. These are very creamy and lightweight and you only need a little as they are very pigmented. 

I have been using all these products almost daily in this month, if your wanting truer colours see my Instagram as I have featured a few products. And also a little disclaimer, I am not sponsered by Ardere Cosmetics, I truly love these products.

Until next time!
Joyce x

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  1. I love your favorites. The UD Chill makeup setting spray is one of my favorites!! I use it daily too. Both of those lipsticks look gorgeous too by the way. I love Nyx matte lipsticks. I've never tried anything from Kiko but hopefully that will change soon!

    Jenny Loves Beauty ♥

    1. I spray the setting spray on my face like crazy haha!! kiko is hit and miss mostly but the lipsticks are a good place to start off x

  2. I enjoyed reading about your May favorites including the UD setting spray and the Lancome mascara! :)


  3. Beautiful favourites! I would love to try the NYX and KIKO lipsticks, they look gorgeous! I'm absolutely loving KIKO at the moment :)

    El xxx

    1. You deffo need to try out the NYX lip range - it;s really impressive and affordable! x

  4. I have been wanting to try out the UD all nighter setting spray but I find that it's so hard to get my hands on them because they sell out so fast. The chill version seems good too. I just want to try one of them at least, haha!

    1. Me too, I want to try the all nighter too! x


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