Ever since I first came across the iconic pink packaging, I'd been wanting to get my hands on the entire skincare range. Over time though, after watching several unboxing videos, reading reviews online, and finally testing out most of the products myself – I've put together my top picks for you to enjoy!
As they skin – skin first, makeup second, smile always. 💁🏻♀️
Milky Jelly Cleanser was one of the first gel cleansers I tried, and it really did wonders for my skin. Initially, I used it as part of a one-step cleanser-toner-moisturiser routine, and it worked just fine – but once I discovered how it practically melted makeup and the polluted grime off of my face, I started to use it as a precursor to my foaming face wash and adopted a double cleansing routine. The first one takes off the makeup, the second cleanser really cleans my skin.
Super Glow Serum is the perfect mid-range Vitamin C serum I've found in the market. The Inkey List and The Ordinary do come close, but I somehow prefer the texture and results I've seen from using the Super Glow. I use this as part of my morning routine – after cleansing, I go in with a glycolic acid toner, then Super Glow, followed by Niacinamide for my pores and Hyaluronic Acid for hydration. All in all gives me plump, dewy skin so you won't hear me complain about the effort.
An honourary product not reviewed in detail below has to be the Balm Dot Com lip balm – in Cherry, Rose, Coconut, Birthday and the limited edition Wild Fig, all flavours so delicious, super moisturising and look great on your desk or in any handbag. Pro tip: after applying the product all over my lips, I rub any residue from my fingers into my brows, knuckles or even elbows – highly recommended.
Futuredew Oil Serum Hybrid was a product I was VERY sceptical about when it launched. I couldn't figure it out – was it a serum to use with the rest of my skincare?, was I to use it as a face oil?? Over time though I've found two pretty great ways to use this hybrid product. The first way is to mix one pump with whatever the last step of my skincare routine is, mostly my SPF, but never more than a single pump otherwise I start to look like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. The second way is by using it as a liquid highlighter – I just dab a few dots on the high points of my face and use a stippling brush or a buffer brush to blend it into my skin.
Stretch Concealer is without a doubt the concealer I fall back onto every time I try something new. It's dewy, lightweight and doesn't crease as much as you'd expect it to. The original formula only had three shades unfortunately, and I'd have to purchase the light and the medium, because at the time they didn't have one in the middle, BUT – today they've got a whole range of shades for every skintone, and I've found happiness in the shade G9.
Haloscope Cream Highlighter is my go-to for days when I don't want to go through the effort of applying Futuredew. I've once again found two options for how to use this! The first one being where I apply the stick back and forth a few times on the tips of my fingers, rub my fingers together to warm up the product and gently press it into the high points of my face. The second, and my preferred application of choice is by directly striking a buffer brush over the stick and dabbing it into the areas of my face for that subtle glow.
I'm not going to go on and on about the Boy Brow Pomade because there's already so much that's been said about this brow miracle on the entire – just do yourself a favour, and add this to your cart.