“10s, 10’s, 10’s across the board for this product” – 7 Beauty products we tried in April that we swear by

Posted: 5 May 2022 12:27 pm

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These April beauty buys did not come to play so get ready for a spending spree.

Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam ($44.90)

Without embellishing, I can quite confidently say that I've tried most fake tans on the market. Some good, some bad, some I simply do not wish to discuss.

However, I have without a doubt in my mind found the best one I've tried in as long as I can remember. I've gotten about 7 people onto it just this month. It's the Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam. You've likely seen it on social media, which normally makes me a bit of a skeptic on a product. Is it good or is it a large marketing budget? Safe to say, this one is damn good.

This tan is so hydrating it felt like I'd moisturised my legs instead of putting on tan, doesn't smell at all, gives gorgeously natural tan and lasts on the skin for at least 5 days before fading. It also exfoliates off really easily making my tanning routine the easiest it's ever been.

10s, 10's, 10's across the board for this product.

Make Up For Ever HD Skin Foundation ($66)

If you're a fan of a lightweight foundation that you don't have to layer in order to cover any spots or blemishes, look no further.

The Make Up For Ever HD Skin Foundation launched only a month ago and it's already racked up 1.4k reviews on the Sephora site and a 4.3/5 star rating. The foundation comes in 40 shades and is best suited to normal, combination or oily skin. I actually liked that this formula is suited to an oilier complexion as so many recent foundation launches cater more to dry skin.

Personally, I do have quite dry skin and this foundation still worked for me, I simply used a hydrating primer before hand as I usually would anyway. Additionally, the brand states the foundation will last you 24 hours. Now, I enjoy my sleep too much to test out how true that actually is but what I can say is that when I get home after a busy day, this foundation hasn't moved an inch.

Alya Skin Pink Marine Collagen Sleep Mask ($49.95)

Sleep masks are a must-have for your beauty closet. Its skincare made simple as these products work while you snooze.

You've likely heard of Alya Skin before from their viral pink clay masks. The brand has had a few other product launches from the initial mask but the one that's taken my fancy is the Pink Marine Collagen Sleep Mask. It reminds me of the viral Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleep Mask as it smells heavenly, is gentle on the skin and you wake up with hydrating skin that's a perfect base for your morning makeup routine.

Simply apply this mask 10 minutes before bed and get ready to embrace the definition of 'beauty sleep'.

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Frank Body Rosehip Body Scrub & Cleanser ($25)

I honestly don't know what kind of black magic Frank Body puts into their products but this one is no different. The Rosehip Body Scrub & Cleanser starts as a scrub and melts into a lather that then cleanses your skin. Like I said, black magic.

This product effectively helps remove any leftover tan, dry patches and also really helps with razor rash. A lot of shower products can strip your skins moisture however this product left my skin smooth, soft and hydrated post rub-a-dub-dub. On top of all that good stuff, it smells insanely good.

To summarise - big mood, must buy.

Sunday Riley Tranquility Cleansing Balm ($75)

This Sunday Riley product is absolutely SLEPT ON. I hadn't heard or seen anyone talking about it so I didn't really have high or low expectations when trying it out.

This product is your makeup worst enemy for a very good reason. A lot of cleansers don't quite get off all your makeup at the end of the day, meaning you have to double cleanse. Not with this bad boy.

The Tranquility Cleansing Balm literally melts your makeup and removes it while cleansing your skin. It's an incredibly gentle sugar-based formula that also hydrated your skin and is eczema friendly (yay for me!). I usually use this in the shower and taking my makeup off at the end of the day no longer feels like a hassle.

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Skin Proud Frozen Over Gel-To-Ice-Hydrator ($32)

If you can sometimes fall victim to red, irritated or sensitive skin, the Skin Proud Frozen Over Gel-To-Ice-Hydrator will be a new favourite.

This gel moisturiser has a cooling effect. Meaning you can apply it at room temperature for a burst of hydration or even chuck it in the freezer and apply as an icy moisturiser that melts into your skin. This product is perfect for de-puffing and is formulated with anti-inflammatory aloe vera and hydrating hyaluronic acid.

The brand is also cruelty free and vegan so extra points to Skin Proud.

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Go-To Skin Face Hero Oil ($45)

It took waaaaay too long for me to jump on the Go-To Skin products created by Zoe Foster-Blake.

I recently got my hands on a few and they're all incredible however if there is one to try it is without a doubt the Face Hero Oil. Typically, I haven't been the biggest fan of face oils but this has completely changed my opinion of them.

I started using this product in both my AM and PM skincare routine and it completely transformed my skin's moisture levels within a week. I have dry, eczema prone skin and honestly, it's unrecognisable now. It gives you a beautiful base before you apply your makeup just make sure you give your skin enough time to soak up all the delicious juices first.

It's formulated with almond oil and jojoba oil to increase skin's hydration and improve the appearance of fine lines and dark spots. Magic in a bottle people, absolute magic.

Serious question - Is there anything Zoe Foster-Blake can't do?

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