New Discoveries - July 2017

Though I didn't do quite as much shopping in July as I did in June, I was able to try about a dozen new products and I've found five new (well, new to me) products that are really impressing me - two of them from big name brands I've never tried before! Click through to read about last month's New Discoveries.

L'Oreal Pure Clay Purifying Eucalyptus Cream Wash
I've had my eye on L'Oreal's line of clay based cleansers since they first launched in the UK earlier this year, so I snapped up the Purifying Eucalyptus Cream Wash, the cleanser that appealed to me most, as soon as it hit the shelves (and went on offer) in Aus. The thick, creamy clay texture and soft lather remind me a lot of Borghese's Fango Purificante Cleanser, an old favorite that's no longer available to me. This cleanser washes away excess oil while softening the skin. I haven't used it exclusively to see if it makes an impact on my skin yet, but so far it's an enjoyable part of my routine.

L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil 
Back in October 2015, I had a chance encounter with L'Occitane's Shea Cleansing Oil that left a lasting impression and landed it right onto my Wishlist. I was in a new Sephora, covered in swatches that needed to come off before I went to work, and randomly selected this cleansing oil to get the job done. Every trace of every swatch was gone! I never forgot how well L'Occitane's cleansing oil worked, and after putting it off for nearly two years, I bought a bottle and I'm still just as impressed. This 5% shea infused cleansing oil removes just about all of my makeup, and leaves my skin exceptionally soft without leaving a greasy residue. Any fears I had regarding shea induced breakouts were quelled after 3 weeks of acne-free use. 

Bobbi Brown Corrector 
After fruitlessly trying to track down Pixi in every Sephora in Sydney, I felt defeated and decided to find an alternative to my favorite undereye corrector, Correction Concentrate. Research lead me to the much more expensive, but equally effective Bobbi Brown Corrector. This slightly heavy but emollient corrector covers my dark circles pretty well, and hasn't shown a tendency to crease or wear down throughout the day (though it's yet to be seen how it'll hold up in hot weather). This corrective undereye concealer is available in a range of shades - I selected Light-to-Medium Bisque for my moderate dark circles and fair skin.

Stila Smudgestick Eyeliner in Stingray 
Another purchase made while attempting to replace a favorite from Pixi (the Endless Silky Eyeliner in Black Noir), I opted for a cult classic - Stila's Stingray Smudgestick. Stingray may not be quite as dark and inky as Black Noir, but otherwise this automatic eyeliner is just as good. Stila's Smudgestick is easy to work with, blendable if you want, and wears well throughout the day. I can't ask for much more (though a lower price point is preferred!)

The Ordinary 5% Lactic Acid/2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum 
I'm a long time user of glycolic acid for exfoliation, but I never really delved into the world of lactic acid. With a price under $15, The Ordinary's 5% Lactic Acid/2% Hyaluronic Acid serum seemed like a good place to start. Initially, I wasn't that wowed by this exfoliating serum - to be honest I wasn't sure if it was helping or hurting my skin. After a month of semi-regular use, I've begun to see some subtle benefits from this lactic laced serum. Post use, I wake up with less redness, and a more even skin tone. I've seen a lot of bloggers complain about the scent, which is kinda unpleasant, but I can look past it for brighter skin.

What's your latest beauty discovery? Share in the comments!

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  1. I was unsure what the lactic acid is for as well, but it sounds pretty good! My latest discovery is also a topshop lip liner I picked up, it's really nice xx

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