Every month, I pick my top 5 makeup and skincare products that I’ve been reaching for and kicking off my July faves is a diverse mix of products.
Although almost all of these products are new, I’ve had one of these items for a while but I’ve just been more obsessed with it now than ever before. If you’d like to learn more about my July faves, then please keep on reading.
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1. Revolution Skincare Caffeine Essence Spray
The cheapest item in my July faves is the Revolution Skincare Caffeine Essence Spray. Containing a revitalising blend of glycerin, caffeine and lemon fruit extract, this spritz is perfect for adding some hydration throughout the day.
I particularly love using this spray in the mornings, as it helps me feel awake, fresh and ready for the day ahead. It’s been particularly handy recently as the weather has been so muggy, so I spritz it fairly liberally for an instant pick-me-up.
The Caffeine Spray is the first product I’ve tried from Revolution Skincare and I’m impressed. If you want a new, energising spritz, I’d definitely recommend this one.
However, it does contain fragrance, so those with sensitive skin might want to look elsewhere
Where to buy
Costing a very acceptable £6 for 100ml of product, you can purchase the Caffeine Essence Spray from Revolution Beauty, Beauty Bay or ASOS.
Although it’s not my favourite face mist ever, it’s a total steal and perfect for when you’re on the go or when the weather is warm.
Due to the price point, I’m giving this spray 4.5 stars. It’s a complete bargain and great for the mornings.
2. Autograph Colour Shine Lip Lacquer in Sorbet
After wearing this lip gloss in my tropical summer makeup look, I’ve now fallen in love with the Autograph Colour Shine Lip Lacquer in Sorbet.
Although this lip gloss doesn’t last as long as the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb, I love the high shine and shimmery look. It’s so flattering and it glistens in the sun. This makes it ideal for summer and pairs up with glass skin makeup looks really well.
It also works well with almost any makeup look, making it very convenient. I’d definitely choose this lip gloss to bring on holiday with me (once I actually start travelling again after this pandemic passes).
It’s a little sticky, so don’t expect it to last all day. However, I think you’d be hard pushed to find a lip gloss that lasts all day, so I don’t mind topping it up.
Where to buy
Costing £10 for 6ml of product, which I think is reasonable, you can purchase the Autograph Colour Shine Lip Lacquer from M&S.
I love this lip gloss so much. The Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb is still my all-time favourite, though, so I’m giving the Autograph gloss 4.5 stars.
3. ARK Skincare Age Protect Skin Vitality Moisturiser
Another ARK product has made its way into my monthly faves and for my July faves, I’ve included the ARK Skincare Age Protect Skin Vitality Moisturiser for good reason.
I’ve reviewed this moisturiser fully on my blog already, but to summarise, it’s creamy, nourishing and luxurious. Due to the thick texture, I think this moisturiser would work best when your skin is feeling a little dry, as a night cream or during the winter.
ARK’s packaging is always on point, so I love having the brand’s product on my skincare shelf. I’ve been lucky enough to be gifted 4 of ARK Skincare’s products, so I’ve built up a nice collection.
Where to buy
Retailing for a pricier £35 for 50ml, you can purchase the ARK Skincare Age Protect Skin Vitality Moisturiser from Amazon, ARK Skincare, lookfantastic or feelunique.
You don’t need to spend this much on a moisturiser, but for a treat or to help with dryness, I think you’ll like this product.
It’s not my favourite moisturiser ever but I love how nourishing it feels on my skin. For this reason, I’m giving the ARK Moisturiser 4 stars.
4. Juvia’s Place Mini Magic Palette
I got the Juvia’s Place Mini Magic Palette back in my America beauty product haul in 2019. But I wanted to include it in my July faves because I’ve seriously been loving this eyeshadow palette recently.
The pigmentation and formula are one of the best I’ve ever tried. The shimmer shadows pack serious shine, are creamy and blend like a dream. Then, the matte eyeshadows are smooth, buildable and buttery. Overall, it’s so easy to create a show-stopping look.
I’ve been reaching for this palette more recently because I’ve been playing around with some more colourful and vibrant makeup looks. I also love the unusual colour story of this palette, which boasts an interesting mix of cool and warm tones.
Plus, with such an affordable price point, it’s hard to refuse Juvia’s Place palette. I 100% want to try more eyeshadow palettes from the brand because the Mini Magic Palette is exceptional.
Where to buy
Retailing for £25.95 for 16 stunning shades, you can buy the Mini Magic Palette from Amazon, Beauty Bay or Juvia’s Place.
Although it’s cheaper to buy Juvia’s Place products directly from the website if you live in the US (which makes me very jealous), if you live in the UK, like me, you’ll be hit with an expensive shipping cost if you buy directly from Juvia’s Place. So, you’re better off purchasing products from Amazon or Beauty Bay.
Affordable, easy to work with, and stunning shades. It’s a no-brainer that the Juvia’s Place Mini Magic Palette gets 5 stars from me.
5. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
The Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum is one of my most recent skincare purchases.
Although I’ve not been using it for long, I’ve enjoyed this glycolic night serum so far. It’s lightweight and smooths down over the skin beautifully. Since using it, my complexion looks more radiant and glowy.
However, I don’t feel I’ve been using this product for long enough to truly judge the benefits to my skin. But I wanted to include it in my July faves as I have high hopes for this serum.
Where to buy
Definitely falling into the high-end spectrum of skincare brands, the Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum costs £76 for 30ml and £113 for 50ml. You can purchase it from Cult Beauty, Space NK or Drunk Elephant.
This is obviously a lot of money to spend on a serum. Once I’ve tried it for a few months, I fully intend to review this glycolic serum in-depth on my blog to let you know whether it’s worth the hefty price tag.
So far, I’d give the Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum 4 stars. This might change after I’ve used it for a while, though, so stay tuned for a full update.
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That’s my July faves wrapped up. If I could only recommend one product to you from this beauty line-up, it would have to be Juvia’s Place Palette. It’s honestly incredible.
Plus, Juvia’s Place black-owned beauty brand, which means you can help support the black community and a creative brand at the same time. You can check out some more amazing black-owned beauty brands here and here
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Although all of these products sound great, the Juvia’s Place Magic Mini Palette is my winner! It is so, so beautiful. Such vibrant and unusual colours that somehow are so cohesive in one palette. Love.
It’s just the best. I honestly can’t get enough of the palette! I love it more and more each time I use it, too
I love the sound of the caffeine mist! I have quite dry skin so I love something that adds a bit of hydration to freshen up during the day and the caffeine one sounds perfect for under or over makeup. I’d love to try the DE serum but I’m quite sensitive to glycolic and it’s a lot to drop on something that might cause irritation x
The caffeine mist is lovely, especially when the weather is hot or if you’re feeling tired and want a quick pick-me-up. Hmm, I believe the DE serum has a high percentage of glycolic acid in it, so I don’t know if it could be too harsh for your skin? I personally get on well with the formula and find it quite lightweight, but I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily a “gentle” serum x
Um the Juvia’s Place palette looks absolutely stunning! Definitely something I need to add to my wishlist. (Also love your photography 🙂 ) xx
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It’s honestly amazing and I love it more and more each time I use it. Thank you so much xx
Ahh I’m excited to see the DE TLC Framboos Serum in you monthly favorites. I have yet to try a nighttime serum that I’ve loved more than this one. I feel like the results almost sneak up on you in that you don’t realize how much it transforms the skin until you stop using it! lol
Also, there are sooo many amazing JP Palettes so I was excited to see the Magic Mini get so much love. The brand is so hard to beat in terms of quality for the price point – ESPECIALLY when they have site-wide sales!!
I can imagine that actually. Like, you don’t notice a difference for ages and then suddenly your skin looks glowy? I’ve had that happen before and it’s the best feeling ever lol.
It’s such an amazing palette. For the price point, the formula is unreal. I’ve used more expensive palettes and the formula isn’t even close to JP. Would deffo love to try more from the brand!