Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Current Everyday Makeup

I always love writing these kinds of posts and discussing the products I am using on a daily basis. After hearing so many great things about the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation, I decided to check it out. I will have a full review up on this soon, the one thing I don't like is the shade range, I am the shade 0.5 and it is still pretty dark for me which means those with super pale skin have no chance! However I love how good the coverage is and how long it lasts so if you can find a shade match, then I would recommend it! My concealer of choice at the moment is the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer, this is in the lightest shade so it's great for brightening the under eye area. To set my makeup, I use the Soap and Glory 'One Heck of a Blot' which is great for keeping my face makeup in place all day. To highlight, I use my absolute favourite product, The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in the shade Pearl. This looks quite light in the pan but it gives you the perfect glow to make you look more radiant. Then to add some colour to my cheeks I use my Becca Blushed with Light Palette, generally I've been using the shade Wisteria as it's a great everyday blush pink

I recently bought the Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil, I really love the shade of this as I usually struggle to find a product which matches my fair brows. The pencil is very fine so it works well to mimic real brow hairs with it. On my eyes, I've been doing a really simple look at the moment. I apply Mac Groundwork Paintpot all over my lid and then just blend the NYX Single Eyeshadow in the shade 'Happy Hour' into the crease. I've been trying out the NYX Doll Eye Mascara recently, this won't be one I will repurchase as I just didn't feel like it did much for my lashes! 

What products have you been using lately? 
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

November Birchbox

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - Lip Tar Primer £15
Wet Brush £11.99 
Nuxe - Creme Prodigieuse £21
High Definition - Brow Definer in Vamp £18
Darphin - Rose Aromatic Care £45

This month's Birchbox is in collaboration with Tatler Magazine and I absolutely love the design of the box this month, it's so beautiful! Tatler curated this edit of products which includes two makeup products. I was super excited to find the full size Wet Brush in this month's box, we all know I love my Tangle Teaser and so I have been loving this to use on my hair when it's wet so I don't break or damage my hair. It's also really gentle! Receiving a full size High Definition Brow Pencil was also super exciting, the shade of this was too dark for me but I think my Mum will get a lot of use out of it so I've given it to her! I have tried the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar's before, however this one is slightly different. It's a lip primer so keeps your lipstick in place all day and preps your lips before you apply your products!

What do you think of this month's box?
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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Current Favourites

The past month or so has been about discovering new products but also rediscovering old favourites. I had purchased the Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Coverage Foundation quite a while ago and it had been a long time since I had used it, after rummaging through my makeup drawer I decided to give it a go again. This is definitely full coverage and it is the best foundation I've used in terms of covering everything. A little goes a long way with this so you definitely don't need to apply a lot to get a flawless finish. I've been really loving it for achieving a perfect base that hides all flaws but doesn't look like a mask, the name might scare people and I know many use it for covering tattoos but it's not heavy on the skin at all. Another old favourite of mine made a reappearance this month, Mac Groundwork Paintpot. A favourite makeup look of mine is applying this over the lid and then just blending out a matte brown shade through the crease, this creates the perfect base for a smokey brown eye and I love the smooth and soft consistency which makes it easy to apply. While I was in Space NK, which seems to be happening a lot lately, I decided I wanted to try a new brow product. I remembered asking a girl working there what she used on her brows a few months ago as they looked incredible and she said she only wore Kevyn Aucoin products. I decided to pick up their Precision Brow Pencil as I prefer products where I can mimic eyebrow hairs and make my brows look as natural as possible. This brow pencil is by far the best one in terms of shade, if you're fair like me this is the perfect shade. It's not too dark, too ashy or too red, it's the perfect match for my hair colour. 

I recently purchased another NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, I'm not sure how many of these I need but they just keep ending up in my shopping basket! I bought the shade Cairo which is a pretty nude shade, it is fairly light so I've been loving applying both Cairo and London to my lips to create the perfect mix of both of them. My final favourite is the Becca Blushed with Light Palette, again while in Space NK (there seems to be a recurring theme here...) I was looking at their Christmas products and collections (which are amazing by the way!) when I spotted this palette. Recently I've been wearing a lot more blushers and loved the shades in this palette, particularly the shade 'Wisteria.' It's such a pretty and handy palette and I love all three shades so will definitely get a lot of use out of this palette!

What have you been loving lately? 
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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

October Birchbox

Lord & Berry Matte Lipstick in Intimacy £12
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray £19
Doux Me Pure Spring Mist £16
Rituals Body Cream £19.50
Number 4 Fluoro5 Restore & Repair Oil £18
Birchbox Eyebrow Brush £1.99 

This month's Birchbox includes personalised boxes depending on your star sign, they're also glow in the dark boxes! I was super excited when I opened October's box and found a sample of the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, I have wanted to try this product for ages as I love these sort of things. It's perfect for creating volume in your hair and making it look slightly messier. I also really loved trying out the Lord & Perry Lipstick, this is a perfect everyday lip shade and I loved the consistency of this on my lips, it's matte but it doesn't feel drying. Another favourite from the box is the Doux Me Pure Spring Mist, this is really refreshing and perfect for spraying onto your face before moisturising.

What do you think of this month's box? 
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