With the end of our first month at university, the Style & Beauty team here at CUB present you with our favourite products from September 2019. This month’s favourites seemed to be filled with makeup and skincare favourites:
- K-Beauty Range: Superdrug, Stacey Baker.
In particular, she recommends their oxidising charcoal and açai berry sleeping masks by SooAe. Stacey uses both every week, finding that each mask compliments the other well. The charcoal mask removes dead skin cells and impurities from her skin, whilst the sleeping pack restores moisture to her face. She highly recommends these products for those who have combination or oily skin. Stacey said “I decided to try these masks because I’ve heard a lot of buzz around the styles – quite new and exciting as opposed to sheet masks. Also, the price is reasonable and I can receive points on my Superdrug card when I purchase them, which is always a bonus!”.
- Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Crème: Marc Jacobs, Vinny Sandhu.
Oh my oh my, this a gem in my make-up routine, and it will be in yours soon as well. I was given a sample of this, and then a few more, and I am a woman obsessed. A little bit of this crème goes far, your skin will be feeling softer, rejuvenated and refreshed after your first use. My skin has remained hydrated and plump throughout these long days of university that are occupied with hours of lectures, seminars and readings. It’s perfect for normal to dry skin, but speaking for myself, it works like a charm on combination skin. You all need to give this bad boy a go!
- Vitamin E Range: Superdrug, Lucy Sproat.
“I really like Superdrug’s ‘Vitamin E’ range, particularly the serum and the. everyday moisturiser with SPF 15”. For Lucy, it is important that everything she uses is cruelty free and ethical. If you’re looking for that as well, then you’re in luck because everything in their range is cruelty free. The texture of the moisturiser is smooth and sits very well on the skin; it’s also hydrating, protects the skin from the sun and is a really good base for makeup. Who doesn’t love a primer and a moisturiser in one? Lucy recommends it as it’s “super inexpensive, cruelty free and an all round amazing moisturiser” and the range itself is spectacular.
- Morphe x Jeffree Star Palette: Morphe, Vinny Sandhu.
I know what you’re thinking, Jeffree Star brings out some of the most vibrant colours that can be hard for many to rock up to a lecture in, but this palette is flexible beyond belief. It would be an understatement to say I use this palette everyday, I would say I use it twice or three times a day because it’s so much fun to play around with. I can change my look with the flick of my brush and a random colour from the palette. The colours blend beautifully and can give you a beautiful everyday look and an even more gorgeous evening look and editorial look!
- Reusable Cotton Pads: Amazon, Roma Ramsden-Gupta.
Roma is currently really loving these reusable cotton pads from Amazon. They are the ‘Reusable Make-up Remover Pads 18 Packs, Washable Bamboo Cotton Pad with Laundry Bag’ and we are loving how eco-friendly they are. According to Roma “They work really well for everything: taking off make-up, toner, etc and all you have to do is just put them in the washing machine to clean them. I’ve been trying to cut down my waste products where I can, and as someone who used so many cotton pads daily, I’ve found these are a great improvement”.