Tarte Cheek Stain ‘Flush’

I can only find this cheek stain in the USA – please let me know if anywhere in Europe sells ‘Tarte’. The pop up stick gives sheer colour and a natural flush. Lovely on bare skin. Eight shades available – the shade that I used was ‘Flush’. Sugar sweet scent which makes me want to eat it!

Price – $30.00


Tarte Cheek Stain 'Flush'

Earth Science Olive and Avocado Hair Masque 

This primarily vegan range is both ‘natural’ and very well priced. A few of their products contain beeswax which is why they can’t class themselves as a completely vegan brand. I love this hair softening masque, it is suitable for moisturising even fine hair – as it won’t weigh it down.

Price – £3.95


Earth Science Avocado Olive Hair Masque

Clinique Lid Smoothie 

I love to put Clinique’s lid smoothie underneath my eyeshadow to create depth. I use it over a primer – the colours are very sheer and easy to work with. Can be used alone, can be built up, and can be layered with eyeshadow. Big fan. The shade ‘Cute-cumber’ is on my shopping list.

Photographed shades from left to right – Salt and Pepper, Currant Affair, Impromt-Blue, Ginger-ly.

Price £18.50


Clinique Lid Smoothie

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum

I’m committed to this product, I need to give my eyelashes some TLC after a long run of individual lashes. I’ve had individual lashes on – on and off – for 6 years. Not all the time, but fairly consistantly. The lady who does mine in Weybridge is amazing. I have them fairly short – I don’t have too many – and they last me ages. I was beginning to notice my own lashes were looking a little sad, so I have turned to RapidLash. Eight weeks, used daily, to see results!

Price £39.99


RapidLash Eyelash Serum


Laura Geller Spackle Trio – Eye, Lip, and Face

Three in one primer – so handy. Primer for the face, eyes, and lips. The face primer evens the skin tone before make up application – and the eye and lip primers stop product wandering into lines or becoming uneven. I love a good primer.

Price £26.00


Laura Geller Spackle Trio
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula SPF15

I’ve used the original version of this body moisturiser for many years – I think the addition of SPF makes it a very useful body moisturiser indeed. I use protection on my face and chest daily – all year around.

Price – £5.35


Palmers Cocoa Butter SPF15

Avon Mega Effects Mascara

You can paint on your mascara thanks to this innovative packaging! Being used to a traditional brush means it can take some getting used to, but I love the lift effect that this brush gives.

Price – £10.00


Avon Mega Effects Mascara

Rodial Dragon Blood Cleansing Water

My lazy way to remove make-up. I cleanse properly 95% of the time, but if I’m exhausted I reach for a cleansing water which I keep by my bed with cotton wool – and Rodial’s is my very favourite. It’s soothing, effective and so easy!!

Price – £25.00


Rodial Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water
Elemis Instant Refreshing Gel

Instantly cools, and refreshes the skin. Perfect for travelling, and for hot summer days.  For hot heads use across the forehead and temples. My favourite places to use this gel are on my feet, and on the back of my neck. It contains menthol, camphor, witch hazel, and arnica.

Price – £29.50


Elemis Instant Refreshing Gel

OPI Lincoln Park After Dark

Deep purple nail polish from OPI – heading towards black.

Price – £11.00


Lincoln Park After Dark OPILincoln Park After Dark

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder

I wrote about this product earlier this month – it had to be included in my recent favourite products. Lightly dust over the skin with a powder brush, for a translucent bright finish that doesn’t look ‘powdered’. This has a permanent place in my handbag. Expensive but I bought it anyway!

Price – £40.00


Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder
Color WOW

Touch up roots with this clever powder. I wrote about this product recently after being sent it to try. I have no grey hairs as yet, but I do love the idea of quick touch ups in-between hair appointments or home dyeing. It also means that the whole head of hair doesn’t need to be coloured, or the majority of the packet wasted.

Price – £28.50


WOW Color Root Cover Up



Let me know – in the comments section below – if you have any favourite products this month, I love to hear what other people are using.

My friend Jini messaged me today to tell me about Stila’s new CC Cream – has anyone tried it yet? She says it is incredible. Have a look at it here.

I also really wanted to mention a Kiss USA Manicure Set that I was given earlier this month. I absolutely love it, but couldn’t find an online link. I believe they sell the Kiss nail products and sets in Asda.

My office today was in Virginia Water in Surrey – one of my favourite places in the world – especially in the summer.

Susie x

Wentworth Club, Virginia Water


4 Comments on My Favourite Beauty Picks – August 2013

  1. Weeks ago I got some samples of the Sisley Émulsion Écologique and I just had to buy it. Night and day, it leaves my skin very smooth. The price is quite high, but only 4 drops are enough for face and neck.

  2. My friend bought me Chanel’s CC cream for my birthday, i love it. On the website it isn’t listed with the make up but with the skincare, it’s absolutely deluxe, i have been using it as a primer underneath the Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation but I’ve also worn it alone with the Soleil Tan De Chanel bronzer, it’s very good.
    Rebecca x

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