Last Updated on 30th January 2024 by Sarah Sarsby

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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

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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


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

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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

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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 ARK Skincare.

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

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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

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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.

Final thoughts

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.

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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