Sunday, 18 April 2021

Roaccutane Diaries | Month Six | Makeup and Haircare

best makeup and haircare for roaccutane

I can’t believe it’s been six months on Roaccutane already, the time seems to have flown! I have a couple of days worth of tablets to take then a check-up in 6 weeks time and hopefully this round of medication sticks (third time lucky and all that) and I will continue to be acne free! I will link my previous two updates at the bottom of this post if you want to read them but for this final instalment I thought I would focus on the makeup and haircare that has been working well for me while on the tablets! 

 

best haircare for accutane dry damaged hair

My favourite side effect of Roaccutane aside from clear skin is a drier scalp meaning my normal every 2 day hair wash has gone down to once a week. What a dream! I’ve been lucky not to suffer with a flaky scalp but I still like to use my Nature Lab Tokyo Perfect Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub (10% off with code Danielle10 on Nature Lab website). It has such a great SLS free formula and contains sugar crystals to exfoliate. It’s easy to get worked into my scalp and does a great job of getting rid of build-up leaving my hair shiny and feeling hydrated but not weighed down. Read more here in this Five Things I’m Loving post!

 

Next up, my old favourite Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector. I‘m sure you are sick of hearing me talk about this but it really is one of my favourite hair products and I have repurchased it countless times over the last 3 years! It is a bond rebuilder and I like to leave it on as long as possible before washing out and it has made my hair so much stronger and healthier. I notice far less breakage with this which is much appreciated as someone with dry ends no matter if I am on Roaccutane or not! I pick my split ends far less when I use this regularly and it’s been a life saver over the last year when the hairdressers have been out of action for so long! See more of my haircare essentials here! 

 

philip kingsley elasticizer review

A more recent addition to my haircare arsenal is the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer* RRP £37 (10% off with code PKARAW). Now, this is a product I have tried a mini of before and thought it was a nice deep conditioner but never really paid much attention to. Like the Olaplex No.3 it also needs to be used regularly in order to see the benefits and I have been taking turns using one or the other each time I wash my hair. The sweet spot for me with this is an overnight session, my hair seems to drink it up and after washing out and drying, it looks shiny, my ends don’t feel dry or crispy and when I brush, I can visibly see the ‘elastic’ bounce on tangles that before would have broken. My hair doesn’t feel weighed down and I can’t wait to see more improvement with continued use! This is the limited edition Egyptian Jasmine and Mandarin scent which if I am honest I don’t love but it’s not overpowering at all and I don’t find it lingers! How beautiful is the packaging too!

 

Moving onto makeup and I treated myself to a few new bits more suited to dry skin as most of my current stuff was very much geared to my oily/combo skin though to be honest apart from month one, I would class my skin as more normal right now than very dry! The Fenty Beauty PRO FILT’R Hydrating foundation (shade 150) is absolutely beautiful! I was already a big fan of the matte version but this really brings the glow! It’s medium/full coverage, doesn’t feel heavy or settle into fine lines and lasts really well on my skin without flaking or wearing off. I resisted the NARS Soft Matte Concealer (shade Light 2 Vanilla) for a long time thinking it would be too drying but how wrong I was. It has been perfect for covering up some stubborn pigmentation I have, doesn’t disturb the makeup I put on top and a little goes a long way! It also made my Best Beauty Discoveries of last year! I also recently picked up the NARS Soft Matte Foundation (shade Deauville) which is another full coverage foundation (the only type I am interested in lol) and though the name obviously says matte it isn’t drying at all and again lasts well for me throughout a full day at work with my mask on and off. Full review here!

 

As well as those newer products I did have a few old favourites that have also risen to the occasion for me! The Becca Backlight Priming Filter is a primer I love to mix with foundations to add a little somethin’ somethin’, it feels hydrating and creates a soft focus and I am devastated the brand is ceasing trade later this year! Pick this up while you can! I chatted more about it in this Forever Repurchased post! NARS Sheer Glow foundation (shade Deauville) is an old favourite that even my oily skin loves though the longevity is better for me right now! It’s another medium/full coverage base that feels so lightweight and gives the most natural but perfected finish! Lastly for base, the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, another product I have went through countless pots of. It’s never cakey, adds a little extra coverage and while my skin is more normal, towards the end of the day with makeup on it can start to feel dry but it never looks flaky or flat when I use this. I prefer to use with a fluffy brush than a puff and a pot lasts ages so worth the investment in my opinion! Talked more about it here! 

 


Finally, some lip products I love! The NARS Afterglow Lip Balms (Dolce Vita, Fast Lane and Orgasm) and Charlotte Tilbury Superstar lips (Pillowtalk) have been my go to’s. Although my face isn’t too bad, my lips are DRY. These are my favourite long-lasting tinted lip balms (I haven’t worn lipstick in over a year more so due to lockdown/mask wearing than Roaccutane), these are hydrating, they give my lips a great my lips but better colour and the lasting power is great on them too! Spoke more about them in this lip balm post here!

 

So that’s it for my Roaccutane hair and makeup favourites - I have a check-up in 6 weeks once the medication is out of my system but I’m not sure if I will have any other posts about it! I’m just really hoping it doesn’t come back so keep your fingers crossed for me! Did you see any of your favourites mentioned?

 

If you want to read the other instalments in this series see below!

 

Roaccutane Diaries | Month 1 | Skincare


Roaccutane Diaries | Month 3 | Bodycare

 

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me.

All opinions are my own. Affiliate links used.

See my full disclosure here.

 

Danielle xx

 

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24 comments

  1. Ahh I love Olaplex No.3 and PK Elasticizer, such great products. x

    Zoey | www.zoeyolivia.com

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    1. Yay! Glad you love them too! My hair has never felt better! xx

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  2. I didn't buy the NARS concealer for the longest time because I didn't think it would work but it really is brilliant!!

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    1. I am obsessed, can't believe I waited so long to pick it up! xx

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  3. I mean I LOVE that you're able to go a week between hair washes now, I'm totally an every other day washer!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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    1. I will be back to that soon don't worry haha but it has been bliss while its lasted! xx

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  4. I love love love Olaplex Number 3! It's a little miracle in a bottle!
    Chloe X https://www.chloepryce.com/

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    1. Isn't it! Been using it for years and will never stop! xx

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  5. I've been reading lots of great reviews about Olaplex! I've been loving Briogeo for my hair but I think there's no harm trying a new one! xx

    lenne | lennezulkiflly.com

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    1. Defintiely not! I have only tried minis of Briogeo before but I know it's a lot of peoples favouite too! xx

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  6. These products are incredible I will definitely try some of them Thanks for sharing them Cris

    http://www.photosbycris.com.au/?p=14593

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  7. I adore Olaplex and want to try those Nars lip balms. I hope that your skin stays looking good and I'm delighted that the treatment went so well for you x

    Beautylymin

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    1. Thanks so much Siobhan! I really hope so too! The NARS lip balms are beautiful, definitely worth picking up one! xx

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  8. I mean the hairwash scenario sounds totally ideal! Once I get my hair done I'm treating myself to Olaplex, everyone raves about how good it is to maintain your hair xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. It is incredible! Definitely one you need to use a good few times before you notice the difference in strength but once you do you won't go back! xx

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  9. So many great products, I loved reading this post! I've been loving the elasticizer, and love your idea of using it overnight!

    Molly xx
    https://volumesofbeauty.com

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  10. Love olaplex! I totally feel you and see why it's your favorite. For sure one of the best products out there.

    www.fashionradi.com

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  11. I love Olaplex, I couldn't be without it at this stage!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  12. You have an amazing cosmetic collection 😍😍

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