Spring Makeup Look

I love Spring makeup. I love having a lighter base, I love looking more glowy and radiant.

BUT, skincare is just as important when trying to achieve a dewy, glowy makeup look.

And, as much as I love A/W makeup, by the time Spring comes around, I am SO ready for a switch up of my makeup bag.

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The primer I am using at the minute is the Barry M Flawless Correcting Primer. This is super hydrating, hides any redness and really evens my skin tone. My skin is left feeling dry and dull after the colder months, so I am up for anything that will help hydrate and make it so much easier to apply my makeup.

The foundation that I am obsessing over right now and is perfect for this time of year, is the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear foundation and it goes beautifully with the L’Oreal primer! I am also loving the It Cosmetics CC Cream – it is so god damn good. Super hydrating, glowy, and insane coverage, what more do you want?

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To cover any blemishes,  I use the NARS Soft Matte Concealer. This is nowhere near as matte as it sounds, and I am so glad I decided to give this a try. It has the perfect formula and the right amount of coverage to cover blemishes or any redness that I’ve got going on (most of the time). And again, not too heavy on the skin. I use this with a damp beauty blender so that it doesn’t cling to any dry areas, or I find it blends really well with fingers.

Under my eyes, I use the Maybelline Eraser Eye Brightener. This is super light on the skin, and is the only product I have found that doesn’t crease under my eyes! It has a very sheer amount of coverage but really does brighten. It’s very similar to the YSL Touché Eclat, so if you’re looking for a good dupe for that…

I have a new favourite bronzer. I put down my beloved Benefit Hoola, and I picked up the NARS Laguna Bronzer in Rome in January and I have used it everyday since. It blends like an absolute dream and is the perfect shade for me. It doesn’t look muddy or too warm toned. I LOVE IT. I wish I had gotten this sooner.

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For blush and highlight, I have been using the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Peonies Please Blush/Highlighter. This is the perfect product for Spring and is crazyyyy pigmented – you need to try it!

For brows, I use my trusty Fleur De Force x Eylure Brow Define Pencil in the shade medium. This is all I use on my brows these days. Doesn’t smudge, and stays in place all day!

For eyeshadow, I have been using the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. You can create so many different looks with this palette. You honestly can’t go wrong.

Tanya Burr Selfie Lash is my new favourite mascara. I am so fussy with mascara’s, but I’d heard so many great things about it and I saw it was on offer in Superdrug so I had to give it ago. Let’s just say, I’m going back to buy a load more while they’re on offer. It is insanely good – very similar to the YSL Babydoll mascara.

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The cold Winter months have absolutely ruined my lips. They are so dry and cracked that all I have been putting on them at the minute is Carmex (preferably the Mint one) and it seems to be working a treat. I can’t wait to be able to wear lipstick again!

Anybody else completely ready for Spring and Summer? Winter is my absolute FAVE, but I am so ready for a bit of sunshine.

What your go-to Spring makeup picks?

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June and July Faves

So, seeing as I missed June faves time, I thought I would combine them with my July faves. This months favourites is a right mixed bag and quite a lengthy one so apologies in advance!

There are two concealers that I have been obsessed with lately and have used them every time I have worn makeup. One high-end, one drugstore. The first one is the much loved and talked about, NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer. If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I’m not crazy about matte products, especially for my skin. I much prefer a glowy, dewy kinda look, so I was put off of this product for a while. But after checking it out for myself in store, and being on the hunt for a new concealer, I thought I’d give it a go. I honestly don’t know what I used before this? It’s THE best concealer I have tried to date. Do not be scared off by the name of it, it is nowhere near as matte as it is made out to be – but more of a velvety kinda finish, which I love. The coverage of this product is insanely good, it is super high coverage but doesn’t feel heavy or cakey in the slightest. It covers up everyyyyyything. I use this to cover any redness, or blemishes and to try and hide the darkness under my eyes to even out my skin tone a bit. It may look like there isn’t much product, but I have used this almost everyday and I’ve barely made a dent! This will last such a long time and I will most definitely be repurchasing!

The second concealer is the Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating concealer. I use this after I have gone in with the NARS one and I use this to brighten under my eyes, and as kind of a highlighter I guess. I use it the same way I would use the YSL Touché Eclat as it has very similar qualities to that. I tend to apply this after I have done the rest of my makeup, particularly my eye makeup as it tidies and sharpens it up a bit, making sure there is no fall-out from the shadows, and I find it really enhances the rest of the look. As much as I love the Touché Eclat, I tend to reach for this one a little bit more as it has that bit of extra coverage! I need to buy a back up of this asap!

My foundation favourite this month, is something I didn’t expect to like as much as I do and I’m not sure why. I think because most of my favourite foundations are high-end, and this one is very affordable, but I couldn’t have been more wrong! This is the Milani Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 foundation in the shade 02. I ordered this online and just guessed my shade and luckily it is the perfect shade for me during the summer. The coverage of this foundation is absolutely incredible, and gives the most natural looking finish. I apply this using my Real Techniques Stippling Brush and find that this gives the best finish. This is very similar to the Clinique 2-in-1 beyond perfection foundation, so if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative then I would definitely recommend this! I have used this most days throughout June and July, and when I haven’t used it on its own, I have mixed it with other products to give better coverage. I cannot fault this product at all!

Something I’ve never really been into before is brown eyeliner. Not sure why, I just usually reach for black, but when I was going through my makeup stash, I realised I was lacking a brown eyeliner so I went and picked one up! I can’t believe I have never used this before! The one I picked up was the Bourjois Kohl and Contour, and I apply it roughly to my top lash line, smoke it out a bit using my Zoeva Smudger Brush, pop on my mascara and I’m good to go! It is so much softer than black which can sometimes look a bit too harsh, and this is perfect when you haven’t really got time for eyeshadow or just can’t be bothered and is something just a bit different! I have been wearing this non-stop for about 3 weeks and I’m still loving it!

The Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream is something I have spoke about before so I won’t go on too much. But this is the most amazing moisturiser everrrrr. I have tried and tested so many in the past because I have been blessed with the most awkward skin, and I can’t find one better than this. My skin is oily, yet dehydrated so most moisturisers tend to just sink into my skin straight away and within five minutes, it’s back to how it was before. But this moisturiser keeps my skin feeling amazing all day. If I’m having a makeup free day, and I put this on in the morning, by the time I come to do my evening skincare routine, my skin still feels soft and hydrated. Honestly, just go buy it. I’m gonna buy the supersize version as backup for when I run out of this one! They also do an SPF version too!

Last month, the lovely people over at Palmer’s ever so kindly sent me a few products from the new coconut oil range. I love body oils, so was suuuuper excited to try this one out. And ohmygoodness!!!! 1) it smells like summer in a bottle?! 2) it leaves your skin feeling insanely soft and hydrated, but not at all sticky! WIN. This will definitely be coming on holiday with me!

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this product in a blog post before, and I have no idea why because I literally use it every single day. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in the shade Luminous Light is the only powder I will use to set my face. This sets makeup amazingly, and gives the most gorgeous glow. I was a bit hesitant at first because from first glance, it does look a bit like a highlighter but it just makes your skin looking incredible! I have used this every day for about a year now, and although I have hit pan, there is so much product left! I know Hourglass products are pricey, but this one is definitely worth the slightly hefty price tag!

Now, an actual highlighter. People have raved about MAC highlighters for years, but only recently have I tried one. I picked up MAC’s Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle. It gives such a lovely glow, and is the perfect colour for my skin tone! And the pan is absolutely huge, I have no idea how I’m ever going to get through it all!

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Links and prices below!

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer

Milani Conceal & Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation

Bourjois Kohl and Contour Eyeliner

Palmers Coconut Oil Body Oil

Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream

Hourglass Ambient Light Powder in Luminous Light

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle

Disclaimer:
Some of these products may have been sent to me by a brand or PR company, however all opinions are my own and I only talk about products I genuinely use and love.

May Faves!

Hey everyone!

Wow. It has been soooo long since I did a monthly faves… This may be a slightly longer favourites post as it has been quite a while since my last one, and apologies for it being slightly late. So, let’s get stuck in!

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I have really been loving the Clinique 2-in-1 Beyond Perfection foundation. My Mum used this and couldn’t stop raving about it, so I thought I’d give it a try myself. I went to my local boots, where I got matched up and given a sample to try before I buy. I tried it the next day and knew I needed to buy it. I got this in the shade 2, Alabaster. The applicator for this foundation is more concealer-like, with a large dofer applicator. I really like this as it isn’t messy and applies super quick and easily. I find it blends best with a damp beauty blender, and it gives a medium, but buildable coverage. It evens out skin tone really nicely, and gives a demi-matte finish. It lasts such a long time, and doesn’t transfer as easily as other foundations do. A little really does go a long way with this, and I have been reaching for it a lot. I’m not all that into foundations at the minute, and besides tinted moisturisers and BB creams, this is the only one that seems to be working well for my skin right now!

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I’m not really into heavy or full coverage finishes, however… The Urban Decay NAKED concealer is an absolute god-send when it comes to covering up really bad spots and blemishes. It is super full-coverage, but isn’t heavy looking or cakey at all! It also doesn’t wear as easily. Some other concealers tend to wear and rub off, particularly in more oily areas – which is where I usually get spots (my chin) and this seems to last all day. LOVE.

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The next product is a powder foundation. I have never tried one of these before, but I had heard such amazing things that I had to give it a go. This is the Pixi Colour Correcting Powder Foundation. I am absolutely in love with this! It is perfect when I have a very light-coverage base on underneath as this just evens out my skin tone a little more, keeping the oil at bay and keeps my makeup in place all day. As you can see from the photo, I dropped it and it smashed into a million pieces. It isn’t a massive issue as I can still use it, but whenever I put my brush into the pan, it just ends up going everywhere, so I need to pick up a new one!

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My next favourite is a mascara. When this first came out, everybody loved it and I absolutely hated it, I just couldn’t get on with it and I don’t know why – maybe I had a dodgy one? But now, I use the Maybelline Lash Sensational almost every single day. It lengthens and volumizes my lashes, making them look crazyyyy long! I also really like this for bottom lashes too. It does give lashes that slightly clumpy look, not massively, but if you’re not into that then this isn’t for you. BUT, if you love that clumped together look, then you will absolutely love this mascara! I will continue to repurchase this over and over…

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I’m not all that venturous when it comes to brows. I find brows that much of a faff that when I find a product I’m happy with and enjoy using, I just kind of stick with it. But somebody recommended the Sleek Brow Kit and I thought it was about time I tried something new on my brows, and now, I genuinely don’t think I will use anything else to fill them in! I have it in the shade Dark, and Light, and the lighter one seems to be working a little better now that my hair is also lighter. I apply the wax first, using my Zoeva Brow Line brush, starting on the edges and outside of my brow, working my way in and then fill them in, using less product at the front. I then go over them in the powder to help add a bit more colour, set them and keep them in place. It is super easy and still keeps brows looking quite natural, which I love.

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The Max Factor Creme Bronzer in Light Gold is a new discovery and one I think is the perfect addition to my makeup  bag for Summer! This gives the most gorgeous glow to the skin and such a lovely shade, not too warm, nor cool toned. It is great to use all over the face and for adding a little bit of depth, and the teeniest bit of shimmer. Perfect for giving you that subtle, summer glow!

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My final favourite is a perfume. Perfume is something I am SO fussy and particular with; I go from one extreme to the other. From really dark, heavy and woody scents, to really light, soft, and fresh. For my birthday, Jake bought me a bottle of Jo Malone in the scent Mimosa and Cardamom. Oh. My. God. It is insane. It’s a really lightweight, and fresh scent, with slighter warmer, woodier undertones. It is great for all year round, but is particularly lovely during these gorgeous summer evening’s we have been having lately. This lasts all day, and I already know that I will be repurchasing this! I have also tried out Pomegranate Noir, Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Blackberry & Bay and Myrhh & Tonka, so I am SO torn as to which one to buy next as they are all so beautiful. Jo Malone products are perfect for gift ideas, and are such a luxurious product to own.

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That is all for my May Faves. I hope you enjoyed. If you have tried any of these products, let me know!

Meg x

 

August Favourites!

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I swear these months are going by quicker and quicker! On the plus side, I cannot explain how excited I am for Autumn and Winter; hot chocolate, beanie hats, cosy jumpers and candles – that’s what it’s all about! So, I’m going to be chatting you through everything I have been obsessed with throughout August.

Max Factor Master Piece Max Mascara is a new find for me, and I can honestly say that this is one of the best drugstore mascaras I have ever tried. Max Factor is a brand I haven’t tried too much of, and this mascara has really made me want to venture out and try so much more from them. This product really helps to lengthen and volumise lashes. I know a lot of people love clumpy looking lashes, but my lashes are so naturally long that I really doesn’t suit me, and this does the job absolutely perfectly! It is also great for bottom lashes too! This mascara reminds me of the Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll mascara, so if any of you are looking for a dupe…

Maybelline Master Precise Curvy Eyeliner is a recent purchase, but one I have been absolutely loving. To be honest, I only bought this because I was so intrigued by the shape of the eyeliner that I knew I just had to try it! And, I was pleasantly surprised. It is actually really easy to use and is great for creating winged liner. It is ideal for creating thin, or thick lines, as well as flicks.

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My next favourite is the Yes to Tomatoes Daily Balancing Moisturiser. I have been using this everyday for the last 3 or 4 weeks and I am IN LOVE. It leaves my skin feeling so nourished and hydrated and doesn’t leave me with the odd dry patch, like some other moisturisers do. Some moisturisers tend to leave my skin feeling quite dry after it has been absorbed into my skin, however this product leaves my skin feeling soft for hours on end.

I get stuck in a bit of a rut with concealers; once I’ve found one I love, I just tend to stick with it. However, the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer has made its way into my everyday makeup routine. It’s super creamy and doesn’t cling to any dry patches and it has really great coverage.

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NYX Liquid Suede’s are the best liquid lipsticks I have tried. They don’t dry out or crack my lips, they last a really long time even through eating and drinking. They are really pigmented and one layer is more than enough! I have quite a few of the shades but the shades I have been wearing most regularly is Sandstorm and Soft Spoken as they are the perfect for all year round and go great with a neutral, or smoky eye. I also LOVE Stone Fox, but it is slightly more out there and is definitely something I will be wearing throughout Autumn and Winter.

Another NYX product and this is the Contour Palette. I have tried many different drugstore contour products and this is by far the best. The shade ‘Sculpt’ is the perfect shade for creating that chiselled cheeks look as it has a slightly grey undertone to it. I have also been really enjoying using the yellow shade ‘Cream’ to set my under-eye concealer. The highlight shades are also amazing; super pigmented and no fallout. The palette is £18, but you can also buy individual shades for £5 each, if you didn’t want the whole palette.

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My next favourite is Tanya Burr Eye Shadow Palettes. Both of these are from the Soft Luxe Collection; Enchanted Dream and Birthday Suit. I couldn’t decide which one to include in my favourites as I love and use them both so regularly, so I thought ‘why not include both?’. Each palette consists of four shadows, all of which are super wearable. Birthday Suit is a much more subtle palette consisting of a champagne shimmer, a nude with pink and beige undertones, a shimmer brown, and a matte brown. Enchanted Dream is a slightly smokier palette and consists of a champagne shimmer, a brown shimmer with plum undertones, a mauve matte and a deep purple matte. All of the shades in both palettes are so easily wearable, they are really pigmented, blend wonderfully and last such a long time! For £6 each, you really can’t go wrong!

Yet, another eye shadow favourite. This time, a more high-end palette; the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. I cannot explain how beautiful this palette is. All of the shades are super pigmented and blend like an absolute dream! This is the perfect palette for the transition from Summer to Autumn, and even through Winter too. It has the perfect combination of matte and shimmer shades, and has the most gorgeous, mauvey-pink suede packaging.

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My final favourite is the Zoella Sweet Inspirations Bath Latte. This smells absolutely incredible! It is such a calming, relaxing scent, that isn’t overly sweet and overpowering, but strong enough that it lingers on the skin for such a long time! It is the perfect all-year-round scent. On a side note, how amazing does the new Zoella Lifestyle range look? I am definitely going to be placing a HUGE order when they get released, buying at least one of everything! And, of course I will be writing a blog post on what I get! SO EXCITED.

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That is all for my August Favourites! Get ready for lots of Autumn/Winter themed posts coming your way because I CAN NOT WAIT!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what products you’ve been loving recently, and if you’re excited for Autumn!

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Love, Meg x

Summer Beauty Haul

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So over the past couple of days, I have either ordered online, or picked up quite a few bits from Boots and Superdrug, so I thought it was only right to do a little haul. Actually, I bought more than I realised so I will be doing two separate hauls; a beauty haul and a skincare haul.

Starting with all things make-up and beauty…

I went slightly OTT in Superdrug as they had a 3 for 2 offer across all cosmetics – well, it’d be rude not to, eh?

I am obsessed with matte liquid lipsticks and when I saw that Tanya Burr had released some, I had to try them out. The shade I picked up was Martha Moo, and this is the perfect nude shade with pink, mauvey undertones. It looks quite bright when you first apply it but darkens slightly as it dries. It doesn’t dry out my lips, or have that sticky consistency that others do, it is really comfortable to wear. The packaging of this product, and the rest of Tanya Burr Cosmetics, is absolutely gorgeous. They feel very luxurious considering the prices of the products and the products are of such high quality. I cannot wait for my local store to stock more of these products so I can try more out, I am particularly excited for the new eye shadow palettes!

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Something that I have been desperate to try for ages, but has always been out of stock in my local store, is the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer in the shade 01. I am yet to find a concealer that beats the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, so I am excited to try this one out and see how the two compare!

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Not that I needed any new mascaras, but I picked up two new releases. The first one is by Maybelline and this is the Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara. I could not get on with the original Lash Sensational at all, as much as I tried and tried, it just wasn’t for me, however, I thought I’d give this one a try. The brush on this is very different to the original Lash Sensational and Maybelline describes it as an “extraordinary patented fanning brush”. I have used this a couple of times and so far, so good! It grabs every lash and really does give that “multiplying effect” that it promises to give.

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The other mascara I bought is another new release, but by L’Oreal and this is the Miss Hippie Mega Volume Mascara. This mascara has a bristle brush as opposed to a plastic brush, and really lengthens and volumises lashes, giving them a feathery, fluttery finish. I have only used this a handful of times but I am loving this so far and can’t wait to use it some more.

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Another new release by Rimmel is the Brow This Way range. I picked up the Highlighting Pencil and the Brow Styling Gel. I am a big fan of brow gels, I think they really help improve the appearance of brows, making them look sharper and more defined so I can’t wait to try this out – I got the shade Dark Brown. I have been searching high and low for a drugstore brow highlighting pencil so I was super excited when I saw that Rimmel had released one. I tend to use a regular highlighter as a brow bone highlight, so I am really looking forward to trying this out.

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Another new product from Rimmel is the 24hr Wear Colour Precise Eyeliner. The L’Oreal Superliner is my all time favourite eyeliner; however, I am always on the look-out for something even better. The shape of this eyeliner looks like it will be ideal for creating the perfect winged liner.

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From Barry M, I picked up a lip liner in the shade 17 which is a nude shade with brown undertones. It lasts really well and looks lovely paired with MAC’s Whirl or Velvet Teddy. I am super impressed and will definitely be picking up some more shades! I also picked up two nail varnishes from Barry M. I got the shade Dark Side of the ‘Shroom from the Sunset Daylight Curing range and Copper Mine from the new Molten Metal range. Barry M are my favourite brand for nail varnishes, the quality of them are amazing and they last such a long time.

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From Revlon, I picked up the ColorStay Foundation in the shade Buff. I have never tried this foundation before and have heard such great things about it, and seeing as I am on the hunt for a new drugstore foundation, I thought I’d give it a try. I got this in the satin finish for normal/dry skin as I much prefer a dewy, glowy look as opposed to a matte finish, especially for this time of year.

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The final thing, I ordered from Beauty Bay and is definitely more of a high-end purchase than high-street. This is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eye shadow palette. I cannot get over how stunning this palette is! The packaging is really luxurious; a mauvey-pink colour and is also suede. Each and every shade is absolutely beautiful and I am SO excited to experiment with this palette! I will be doing a detailed review on this palette once I have tried and tested it out properly!

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That is everything make-up wise, that I bought recently! I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know your thoughts on any of these products or if you can recommend anything else you think I might like!

Links and prices below;

Tanya Burr Martha Moo Luxe Lip Gloss £5.99

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer £7.99

Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara £7.99

L’Oreal Miss Hippie Mascara £7.99

Rimmel Brow This Way Styling Gel £3.99

Rimmel Brow This Way Highlighting Pencil £4.99

Rimmel Colour Precise Liner £5.99

Barry M Lip Liner £2.99

Barry M Sunset Nail Paint £4.99

Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint Copper Mine £3.99

Revlon ColorStay Foundation £12.99

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette £41

April Favourites!

I’m sure these months are going by quicker and quicker, it only feels like yesterday since I posted my March Favourites!

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The first thing that I have been well and truly obsessed with is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light. Okay, I 100% understand the hype with this product. It took me a while to buy this product as I didn’t think it would live up to my expectations, but it is absolutely amazing! It controls oil and shine yet gives your skin the most gorgeous, radiant glow! It does look rather glittery and shimmery in the pan, but it doesn’t appear at all glittery or shimmery when it is applied. It really does make your skin look luminous and it has most definitely found its way into my everyday makeup bag. I am now deciding which one I am going to buy next…

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Something else that is very much-loved in the beauty-sphere is the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder. Again, I am rather late to join the ‘hype’ of this product, but I am so glad that I eventually caved in and bought it. I bought this in the shade Medium and this is the perfect contour shade for me. It has grey-undertones as opposed to more bronzed and orange tones, meaning it is great for creating that desired shadow effect. Yes, it is slightly pricey but it is most definitely worth it! This makes contouring super quick and easy without having to take ages blending in cream products. The only thing I will say, is if you are going to buy this product then do not put too much product on your brush and use a very light hand otherwise it will make you look patchy and muddy. This contour powder is going to last me such a long time and I will, without a doubt be repurchasing when I eventually hit pan on this.

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A more affordable product that I have been loving is the L’Oreal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Mascara. I absolutely love that it is double-ended with a primer and a mascara. I have never really gotten on with any other mascara primer before this one, but this really helps lengthen lashes before applying the mascara, it lasts all day and does everything that a mascara should.

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The next thing that I have been loving is the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in the shade light. I have never really taken much notice of the Maybelline face products, I tend to just use their mascaras, brow products and eye shadows. However, I have really, really been enjoying using this concealer. It has great coverage and doesn’t appear thick or cakey, it is super easy to blend and lasts all day! I put some of the product on the back of my hand before applying it to my face and pat it in using my fingers or a damp beauty blender.

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I have recently discovered two new lipsticks. The first is part of the Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Lipstick collection in the shade 43. I have so many nude lipsticks already but I just couldn’t resist. This is a satin-finish product and is really hydrating and nourishing and is slightly different to the other nude lipsticks that I own as this has more of a mauve undertone to it as opposed to pink or brown. The Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks are probably my favourite high-street brand for lipsticks so I would definitely recommend checking them out!

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The next lipstick is by Maybelline. I have been on the hunt for a red lipstick with orange undertones for so long and I have finally found the perfect one. This is the perfect shade for Summer and the warmer months and isn’t as much of a statement as a bold red lip, like Ruby Woo or Russian Red by Mac. This is in the shade ‘955 Craving Coral’. It is a matte finish and I was slightly concerned about the staying power and whether or not it would dry out my lips but it lasts such a long time and is not at all drying! I will most definitely be checking out more of the shades in this range!

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My final product is a brush. Everybody knows how much I love the Zoeva makeup brushes and I have fallen head over heels in love with the 109 Luxe Faint Paint brush. This is amazing for contouring and fits the pan of my Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder perfectly. It makes contouring super easy and I would not be without this brush! Plus, it’s rose gold…

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That is all for this month’s favourites! Sorry it’s a bit late but I have had SO much work to do for uni but I have finished now until September so I promise I will be posting every week as usual! I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what you’ve been loving! Don’t forget to follow!

Links and prices below;

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light £38

Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium £35

L’Oreal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Mascara £10.99

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer £5.99

Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Lipstick in 45 £5.49

Maybelline Colour Sensational Matte Lipstick in 955 Craving Coral £6.99

Zoeva 109 Luxe Face Paint brush £11.69

March Favourites

It’s that time of month again where I ramble on and on about all of the things that I have been loving for the past month.

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The first thing that I have been absolutely loving is NARS Sheer Glow. I have been using this foundation for such a long time, but it seems to have found its way to the back of my foundation draw in the midst of me trying out so many different ones. After sorting out my makeup collection, I found that I had the shade Santa Fe which I used all throughout last Summer, but my skin is slightly lighter this time of year, so I ordered another one in the shade Fiji. I completely forgot how much I loved this foundation. It has medium coverage, but could definitely be built up for a fuller looking complexion. This really brightens the skin, making it look more radiant and glowing.

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My next favourite is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I use this in the shade 1 Fair and this is perfect for brightening the under eye area and covering those pesky dark circles! This blends in super easy and lasts all day unlike some other concealers. It also works great to highlight other areas of your face. I could not be without this product!

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The next thing is a recent rediscovery and this is the Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen. This is really pigmented and the colour stays all day, which I find is such a rarity in the world of liquid eyeliners. The shape of the pen makes it perfect for creating a cat-eye flick and makes it so simple and easy to do.

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Another favourite is the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder in the shade Vanilla. I find that powder is such a tricky thing to get right; too much and you look flat and cakey, not enough and you look oily and shiny. I have combination skin, so I have quite an oily T-Zone but I also have a few dry areas, so when I apply certain powders it does help control shine but it tends to cling to those dry patches. For a while now I have been on the hunt for the perfect lightweight powder and I think this is it! I would definitely recommend this product if you have the same problem as me. This powder makes your skin look more glowing and radiant as opposed to flat and cakey. I’ve heard that this a cheaper alternative to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders… I do have one on the way (oops!), so I will let you know my thoughts on this when I am able to compare the two together!

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A skincare favourite is the Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser. I am in love with this product! It takes me a while to decide whether I really like a skincare product as it takes a while to really notice a difference. I try and use this scrub every day and if for some reason I forget, then I can really, really tell! It exfoliates and helps to smooth and brighten the skin, making it feel really refreshed! I really couldn’t go without this product; this has most definitely become a staple in my skincare routine!

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A non-beauty favourite is a coat from Topshop. I saw it in the shop and I knew straight away that I just HAD to buy it. I am very aware that I already have more than enough coats but I just could not resist. It is perfect for this time of year as it isn’t too cold, but it isn’t quite warm enough to go out without a coat. It is perfect for Spring and seeing as though I live in Britain, I thought that buying a Rain Mac would be a pretty sensible investment. I love it that much, that I bought it in blue and yellow.

That is all for this month’s favourites! I hope you liked this post, and let me know what you have been loving this month!

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Thanks for reading!

Love, Meg x

Links and prices below;

NARS Sheer Glow £31

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen £6.99

Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder £8.99

Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleaner £18.50

Topshop Rain Mac £55