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Star Products of the Month • April

By Kellilash @Kellilash

A bit later than scheduled but May is here (hurrah!) which means summer should be truly beginning to start! May is proving to be a very jam packed month for me that's for sure as my social calendar is getting pretty full and being my birthday month, another year of age looms (not so fun!). Time to round up what I have been loving over the previous month so keep reading to find out about some gems not to be missed .... Lets get started!

A hotly anticipated launch that was finally made available in the EU from Cult Beauty and the moment my email notification went off to tell me this was in stock, it was already in my basket. Anatastia Beverly Hills Glow Kit is a highlighting palette containing four velvet soft powders that add stunning radiance to your skin. As can you can see from above the shades also double up as blush and bronze shades so you can use as your blush too. I have been loving the shades Starburst as a blush and Crushed Pearl on my cheekbones and high points. They just the perfect amount of summer glow without being too much, but if you wanted to intensify then you can use them wet to really GLOW. The size of this palette is incredible, its huge! The pans themselves as the size of a mac blusher so you definitely get value for money. The packaging itself is so sparkly and little touches like this make me happy. ABH is my favourite brand for brow products and this highlighter has not disappointed one bit as I think it shall be my most reached for summer highlight product.

Can you tell I am getting my summer makeup mode on?! Sticking with the whole glow theme, I recently featured a whole blog post about this stunning new product from Bobbi Brown which ultimately is a setting/finishing powder that helps to even out your skin tone and has a slight touch of sparkle for the ultimate summer glow. I had to mention it as one of my monthly stars because I have used this a lot since I purchased it and it's the kind of product you reach for when you need little brightening and illumination to your complexion making it a summer must have in my book! Go check out my full review and swatches of it right .

I cannot believe I hadn't used this product sooner seeing as Chanel foundations are my favourite. This is ultimately a multi-tasking product that works as an oil-free primer whilst asking subtle radiance to the skin. Its unique blend of powders reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for a more flawless finish. It also smells heavenly like all Chanel bases do. It simply glides onto skin and works brilliantly with all foundations and has fast become one of my top three favourite primers of all time. It's that good. I recently purchased the new Les Beiges foundation which has had really mixed reviews as although its a beautiful foundation, it does take some work and is more of a velvet finish as opposed to the natural glowy finish that it promises but used with this primer, it gives much better results. I can highly recommend this to anyone looking for a new primer.

I have spoken about Everblinks lashes a few times now and regularly feature them on my Instagram as they have fast become the only lashes that I now wear. The reason being is that they are suitable for any time of day as they were designed especially to be enough for nights out but still not to overtop for daytime wear. They look like they could be your own in fact as they are so soft to touch and so comfortable to wear and of the highest quality. They make the perfect bridal lashes with wedding seasons approaching and trust me there is a style for everyone regardless of age! I don't know where I would be without them in my life. Click to find out more and if you fancy treating yourself or stocking in a makeup kit then use the code #kellilash10 for a cheeky discount (your welcome!).

A new launch from Chanel that combines the intensity of a lipstick, the shine of a lipgloss and the comfort of a lip balm in a lightweight formula. They are enriched with apple seed extract, jojoba and coconut oil to hydrate the lips and a combination of silk powder and beeswax help to smooth and plump. The shines form these is incredible - a brilliant, sharp, glossy shine thats almost mirror like. I love that they are in the form of a pen instead of a bullet so that it sets them apart but they still look every bit the stylish make-up item to pull from your handbag. This bright coral red shade grabbed my attention immediately (of course it did) as I knew it would perfect for the summer months. For a glossy product they give such a high pigment and feel so hydrating and look incredible! If you aren't a fan of glossy finishes then this wont be for you. I would suggest using a lip liner with the brighter shades just to help control them as being glossy they can stray. I for one already have two more shade sin mind that I shall be picking up very soon!

Now this is a product that I used some years ago when award winning facialist Sarah Chapman first started up. I was working for Space NK at the time where I went on the product day training for the launch of the brand and I was given products to try and one that stood out was this one. Since leaving Space NK some 6 years ago now I had kind of neglected it but when I was kindly sent this luxury sample by Sarah Chapman, my love was reignited and wondered how I coped without it. This literally is a facial in a bottle; I can't say it any better than that. This is a silky oil/serum power potion packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, renovage, omega oils, peptides, flower extracts all with the SC brightening complex. The scent is a blend of rose, jasmine, frangipani essential oils and let me tell you, it's divine. It is also a spa aroma in a bottle too. This is a super anti-ageing nigh time treatment that shall soothe, nourish, and balance your skin to leave it looking plumped and glowing. It is non greasy so dont be scared off by it being an oil formula but just don't be heavy handed with it because a little goes along way so a full size should last some time. If you are in need of a facial but dont have the time then here is your answer.

I have mentioned this before in a previous favourites but with the summer approaching I have been reaching for this on a daily basis as it's just a genius product. It is very unique as no other brand makes a sunscreen water, yes a sunscreen water mist with SPF 30! It is oil free and very lightweight so you could use this to set your make up, refresh your skin and protect your skin all at the same time. You can hardly feel it misting on your skin because that is just how fine this is. It is becoming more widely available outside of France as this was kind of like our little secret that we didn't want to share but I think we are ready too now. It is the most perfect, most effortless way to protect and hydrate yourself on a daily basis and it's so affordable so it's a no brainer as always remember to stay safe in the sun!

Be sure to follow my to see more on a daily basis the products and looks that I am loving. Same time next month then? I shall be sure to come armed with plenty more stars that I know you will love.

What have you been loving?

Star Products of the Month • April


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