September beauty faves
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There are some seriously tasty discounts in my September 2022 beauty faves – up to 30% off – so you don’t want to miss this post!

Today, I’ve got 5 unreal makeup and skincare products to share with you. From a sumptuous cleansing balm for under £10 to a unique rosacea-friendly concealer, this post is full of holy grail beauty products.

Keep reading for my September beauty faves to see which products I’ve been obsessed with this month.

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1. ESPA Skincare Optimal Skin Pro-Serum*

£55 for 30ml

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I’m truly obsessed with the ESPA Skincare Optimal Skin Pro-Serum. My skin drinks this miracle liquid up!

This serum instantly hydrates and nourishes the skin while giving it an incredible glow. It has a formula somewhere in between a lightweight serum and a rich oil for the most perfect cocktail of moisture and nutrients. Despite it being thicker than a typical serum, it never feels sticky or heavy on my oily skin.

Alongside the healthy radiance boost, this serum immediately smooths my skin. It smells quite herbal, in the best way, and it reminds me of getting a luxury facial from an aesthetician. The look, scent, and feeling of this product are super luxurious and spa-like. I’m addicted.

I’ve got a full review of this amazing serum, along with 2 other fab ESPA Skincare products, going live on my blog next week. Subscribe to my emails at the bottom of this post so you can be the first to read it!

Rating: 5 stars

This is genuinely one of my fave serums.

2. NARS Light Reflecting Foundation

£37.50 for 30ml

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Use the code LFTFBLOGSARAH for 20% off all products on this LOOKFANTASTIC list (not applicable to this NARS foundation but works for plenty of other NARS products).

The NARS Light Reflecting Foundation is honestly worth all the hype.

This beautiful foundation is a makeup-skincare hybrid. It’s got the skin-loving benefits of skincare while boasting the buildable natural coverage of a foundation.

What I love most about this foundation is the skin-like finish. It’s like my skin on its best day ever. The foundation helps to even my complexion while giving it added luminosity. I can opt for sheer coverage or work my way up to medium coverage with the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation without it ever looking cakey.

This foundation melts into the skin best without a beauty blender. It gives me a flawless base that looks super healthy and fresh.

Rating: 5 stars

This is now one of my fave-ever foundations. I’m reaching for it a lot right now.

3. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer

£19.50 for 25ml/£36 for 60ml

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The Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer is iconic for so many reasons (available here for US peeps and here for UK peeps).

This beautiful gel moisturiser is super lightweight, refreshing, and hydrating. It offers immediate radiance and a welcome cooling sensation. If you’re looking for that beautiful Korean glass skin glow, this staple moisturiser will give it to you.

As well as juicy hydration, this moisturiser helps if my skin ever feels irritated or my rosacea has a flare-up. So along with my amazing custom Dermatica rosacea prescription, the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer has been great for my skin.

I particularly use this moisturiser if I’ve opted for a heavier skincare routine than normal, as the formula is incredibly lightweight.

Rating: 4.5 stars

The moisturiser is absolutely delightful.

4. KALME Chameleon Concealer SPF20*

£21.95 for 30ml

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I’d never tried a colour-matching concealer prior to the KALME Chameleon Concealer SPF20, and I’m super impressed with it!

I was intrigued as to how well the colour-matching technology would work, especially as it’s a vibrant green formula. But it honestly works like a dream! The concealer perfectly matches my complexion and buffs into my skin effortlessly.

As well as being a perfect match to my skin tone, the concealer also helps eliminate any redness on my skin thanks to the innovative green formula. If my skin is redder than usual, this concealer has become my go-to!

And beyond the unique colour-correcting formula, the actual concealer is lovely. It’s lightweight, smoothing, and buildable. You can easily work your way up to medium coverage without it ever feeling cakey or oily.

You can also check out my Insta review of this concealer below:

Rating: 4.5 stars

My rosacea-prone skin truly appreciates this innovative complexion-matching concealer.

5. Palmer’s Coconut Coconut Monoi Cleansing Balm*

£7.99 for 64g

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Don’t forget to use the code LFTFBLOGSARAH for 20% off all products on this LOOKFANTASTIC list (not applicable to this cleansing balm but worth it for your next haul).

Finishing off my September 2022 beauty faves is the rich Palmer’s Coconut Coconut Monoi Cleansing Balm.

This cleansing balm gives me everything I want: lavish texture, addictive coconut scent, effortless removal of makeup and dirt, easy melting into the skin, and nourishing properties.

Not only does it make removing any SPF, makeup, or grease completely hassle-free, but it also leaves my skin feeling super soft, nourished, and smooth.

While this is a thick and rich formula, my oily skin tolerates it fine, as this product is obviously washed off the skin. But drier skins will particularly love this ultra-moisturising cleansing balm.

Plus, this cleansing balm is so affordable at under £8! Even though I was gifted this product, I’d 100% purchase this with my own money.

Check out my Palmer’s review below including 3 other hero products from the brand’s face care line:

Rating: 5 stars

I look forward to using the Palmer’s Coconut Coconut Monoi Cleansing Balm every evening!

Final thoughts on my September 2022 beauty faves

As always, I loved putting together this September beauty faves post. I had a hard time deciding which products to choose (a recurring theme!), but these 5 products are exceptional.

If I had to pick my absolute fave product from this list, it would be the NARS Light Reflecting Foundation. The ESPA Skincare Optimal Skin Pro-Serum almost took first place, though! I’m just a sucker for a glow-boosting foundation.

Have you tried any of the products in this post? Let me know in the comments!