May Favourites!

Hello lovelies! It’s that time of year where it is all about the fresh, dewy looking skin and LOTS of highlight – MY FAVE.

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First of all, I have been loving the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. This is an old favourite of mine and is perfect for this time of year. It has low to medium coverage but gives your skin that super healthy, dewy look. I use this on it’s own or mix it with another foundation to give a bit more of a glow. It has a really lightweight formula so it is ideal for those warmer days that are we are starting to see a lot more of lately! This is an absolute must for everybody’s summer makeup bag, and as you can see from the state of the packaging, mine is very, very well loved.

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I have never really been that into highlighter until recently. As I mentioned in my high-end haul, I recently bought the Urban Decay Afterglow highlighter in the shade Sin. Oh my goodness. This is such a pretty highlight and gives the most luminous, glowy look without looking too shiny and oily, which I find a lot of highlighters do seem to do. It is a pale champagne colour with iridescent shimmer running through it. I love this and I am dying to try out the rest of the highlighters in the Urban Decay Afterglow collection.

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The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette is another eye shadow palette that I have been well and truly obsessed with this month! I cannot describe how much I love this palette. It has the perfect variety of matte and shimmer shades, allowing you to create so many different looks with this palette. All of the eye shadows are really pigmented and really easy to blend, lasting all day long! The chocolate scent of this palette is absolutely incredible and the packaging is super cute too! The Sweet Peaches Palette is most definitely the next thing on my never-ending list of ‘things to buy’.

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The Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Polish’s are something else I have been lusting over this month. I have never really been that into nails, I just don’t have the patience waiting for them to dry blah blah blah. But, when I saw the new Coconut Infusion range by Barry M, there were so many gorgeous shades that I had to get a couple. I picked up the shade Laguna which is a lovely pastel blue shade, perfect for this time of year. I also got the shade Surfboard which is a dusky pink shade with mauve undertones. These nail polishes are really pigmented and super long-lasting. I will definitely be purchasing more from this range!

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The Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in the shade 005 Nude is a fairly new discovery, but one that has soon found its way into my everyday makeup routine. I apply this to my top and bottom waterlines and this really helps to brighten and widen up my eyes. It lasts a really long time and is waterproof, what else do you need from an eyeliner?

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My final favourite is another Rimmel product. This is the Kate Moss Sculpting Palette in the shade 003 Golden Bronze. The thing that I particularly like about this palette is the blusher. I do like the contour shade and the highlighter too, but the blusher is just stunning. It looks quite bright in the pan but just gives your cheeks the perfect flush of colour with a gorgeous rose gold shimmer running through it.

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That is it for my May Favourites, I hope you have enjoyed this post! Let me know what you have been loving recently and if you can think of anything I might like to try out!

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Links and prices below;

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation £8.99

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Sin £19

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette £39

Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Paint £4.99

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in 005 Nude £3.99

Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting Palette in 003 Golden Bronze £6.99

 

 

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!

As you may have noticed, I have changed the layout and background of the photos for my blog posts, and I would really love your opinion on this; whether you like the new look, or if you prefer the older one, or if you have any other suggestions!

Also, I am considering starting up a YouTube channel, I’d love it if you could give me your thoughts on this!

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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

 

 

Drugstore Beauty Haul

Seeing as there are several new products that have graced our drugstores recently, I thought I would go and check them out for myself. There are also a few other things I picked up, that I was either repurchasing or that I just wanted to try that aren’t new releases.

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The first thing that I couldn’t wait to buy, was the Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara. The wand “wonder brush”, on this mascara really intrigued me as it is very different to any of the other mascaras that I own. I was slightly reluctant as thicker wands, like the Maybelline Lash Sensational create clumpy looking lashes, which I’m not a huge fan of, so I tend to stick to thinner wands, like Benefit Roller Lash. However, I was SO wrong! I have been using this mascara for a few days now and it does not make my eyelashes clumpy looking at all. It gives my lashes length and volume, as well as combing and separating them, which I absolutely love!

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Something else I was super excited to try out was the Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colours, and seeing as they were on a 3 for 2 at Boots, I couldn’t not buy them. I am trying to venture out of my comfort zone of nudes and dark berry toned lipsticks, so I bought a variation of shades; Seduction, Devotion and Passion. I am yet to find a matte, liquid lip colour that ticks all of the boxes so I am really interested to see the formulation of these products and how well they last on the lips – I’ll keep you posted!

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left to right; seduction, devotion, passion.

The next thing I picked up was the Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen in the shade 01 Blackest Black. I bought one of these months ago, used it a few times and then completely forgot about it! So, as I was rearranging and sorting through my makeup collection, I came across this and forgot how much I loved it! The one I had in my drawer had dried out so I went out and bought another one. Actually, Superdrug had a buy one get one half price, so I bought two – oops. This is the perfect product for creating a cat-eye flick, it is so quick and easy to use! I am forever buying and trying different liquid eyeliners and this one is definitely in my top three, along with the L’Oreal Superliner and the Soap and Glory Supercat.

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I headed over to the Rimmel stand as I wanted to repurchase the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in the shade True Ivory. This product gives the skin a healthy, radiant glow. I always use this during Spring and Summer as I don’t like to use anything too heavy as we head into the warmer months. This also has a really hydrating formula which is great if you have any dry areas as it doesn’t cling to them! I would really recommend this if you’re looking for a lightweight foundation to create a glowing complexion.

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As Rimmel was on a 3 for 2, I thought I’d try the Radiance BB Cream. It is in orange packaging too, so I am assuming it’s part of the same collection as the Wake Me Up foundation. In the Summer, or just when I don’t really feel like wearing foundation, I like to use a BB cream to even out my skin tone and to give it just a little bit of coverage. Also, if I want to give my complexion a particular finish, then I tend to mix a foundation with a BB cream as they tend to be a bit more hydrating and radiant. I am really looking forward to trying this out!

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The last thing that I picked up was the Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 Illuminating Concealer in the shade Classic Beige. This is a product that I have never really noticed before, but I have seen several Bloggers and Youtubers talk about it recently, so I thought I would give it a go! I really struggle finding a concealer that does the job properly, without breaking me out, so fingers crossed this is the one!

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I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have tried any of the products before and what you think of them, or if you know any products that you think I should try! Also, I hope everybody had a lovely Easter!

Links and prices below;

Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara – £9.99

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Colour – £8.99

Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen – £6.99

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation – £8.99

Rimmel Radiance BB Cream – £6.99

Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer – £5.99

Boots/Superdrug Haul

I didn’t actually intend on buying THAT much to end up with me doing a haul post. My aim was to buy one or two drugstore foundations because I feel like I have so many high-end foundations and not enough drugstore. I also feel like I get stuck in a bit of a rut in terms of foundation, so I wanted to experiment and venture out of my comfort zone a little bit. I ended up buying four, yes, four foundations… amongst other things.

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First of all, I went into Superdrug as I was after the new Bourjois City Radiance foundation. However, Bourjois had a buy one, get one half price, so of course I HAD to buy something else. Because I was purposely after new foundations, I picked up the Air Mat foundation as well. I have heard such great things about Bourjois foundations and I have been trying these out over the last few days and I am really enjoying using them so far.

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Also from Superdrug, I picked up the Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette. I wasn’t necessarily looking for one of these, but it looks such good quality and I hadn’t got anything else like it in my makeup collection so I thought I’d give it a try. Makeup Revolution is such an affordable brand and this palette cost just £8! MUR is also supposed to be really good in terms of dupes and cheaper alternatives for more expensive products. I am really impressed with the packaging of this product and from doing several swatches, the powders seem really pigmented!

Now, onto Boots. I wasn’t planning on buying any more foundations, BUT, Rimmel had a 2 for £10 and I couldn’t resist. I knew the formulas of these foundations had been improved and I have heard amazing things from both of these products so naturally, I wanted to try them out. The foundations I picked up were the Lasting Finish and the Match Perfection. The Lasting Finish has a much higher coverage and the Match Perfection’s coverage is a lot lighter, so I thought it would be good to get both as they are completely different formulas. Both of these foundations have SPF 20 (bonus!), and I got them both in the shade 100 Ivory.

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The next thing was a repurchase. This is the L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer in the shade Light. This is so similar to the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat, however the L’Oreal version has slightly more coverage, but also works lovely as highlighter. If you don’t want to splash out on the YSL version, I would definitely recommend this as a cheaper alternative! I tend to use this to brighten up my under eyes and to highlight the tops of my cheeks.

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Something else I didn’t need, nor was I looking for, but I came across the Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit. Seventeen isn’t really a brand that I have thought of or paid too much attention to before, but as I was looking at the stand, they seem to have some really lovely products that are so affordable! This product caught my eye in particular as the packaging looked luxurious and the compact appeared very NARS-like as did the inside of it. It has a big mirror and the powders look really good quality and seem to be quite finely milled so they wont appear too heavy when applied to the skin. I also like the fact that the highlighter is matte as opposed to shimmer, which I do prefer. I got this in the lighter shade.

I have never really been a massive fan of lip gloss. I just find that so many of them are sticky and uncomfortable. However, my friend recommended these two to try. The darker shade (401 Amen) is matte and the lighter shade (103 Protest Queen) gives a creamy, satin finish. Both of these products are so comfortable on the lips and the lighter shade looks great alone or on top of nude lipsticks!

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On to hair products. I have seen these products all over YouTube and other blogs and I was dying to try it out! This is the new Tresemmé Beauty-Full range. The thing that intrigued me about this, is that you condition before you shampoo. The idea of this is that it keeps all of the volume in your hair and doesn’t weigh it down; step 1 is the Pre-Wash Conditioner and step 2 is Shampoo. I am so excited to start using this and it was buy one, get one free!

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That is everything from my Boots/Superdrug Haul. Let me know if you have tried any of these products or if you can recommend anything you think I would like!

Links and prices below;

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation £9.99

Bourjois Air Mat Foundation £9.99

Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette £8

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation £7.99

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation £7.99

L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer £8.49

Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit £5.99

L’Oreal Lipgloss’ £6.99

Tresemme Beauty Full Pre-Conditioner £4.99

Tresemme Beauty Full Shampoo £4.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyday Makeup Routine

Today, I am going to be talking you through the makeup look that I have been loving throughout the months of Winter.

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Firstly, I use the L’Oreal Mattifying Primer. I find it so hard to find a primer that actually does the job properly, but this definitely does! This primer really helps to keep my makeup in place all day and helps control oil and shine.

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The foundations that I have been loving are NARS Sheer Glow in the shade Fiji, and Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B20. Both of these foundations give the complexion a very fresh, glowy finish which I think is really important at this time of year as it so easy for skin to look dry. NARS Sheer Glow has a bit of a higher coverage than the Vitalumiere Aqua, so the foundation that I use depends on my plans for that day. To apply my foundation, I use the Zoeva 104 Buffer brush. This brush is flat and applies and blends foundation perfectly, buffing it in until there are no lines or creases. For today, I am going to be using the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.

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Next, I use my much loved Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in the shade Fair 1 under my eyes to cover up any dark circles and to make me look slightly more awake. I use the same concealer in a slightly darker shade, Medium 3 to cover any redness and blemishes that I may have. I use my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend in my concealer, I find that this just blends my concealer in that bit better than a brush and gives it a nicer finish.

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Next, I use the MAC Studio Fix Powder to set my concealer under my eyes and on my t-zone. To apply this, I use the Real Techniques Bold Metals Brush 100. I absolutely love this powder, it keeps my makeup in place all day and really helps to control oil and shine. I also really love this brush, it is so soft and is perfect for applying powder.

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To contour, I use the Clinique Contour Chubby Stick. I apply this to the hollows of my cheeks, either side of my nose and along my hairline. I then blend it in with a beauty blender and this just gives a bit more depth and definition to my face. I then use Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer. I go over all of the places that I have contoured to help set it and to add even more definition to my cheekbones. I do this with me Zoeva Luxe Sheer Cheek brush.

I then use my Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat in the shade 01 to highlight my face. I apply this to the tops of my cheeks, down the centre of nose and on the middle of my forehead. I also blend this in using a beauty blender, and this just makes my skin look a bit more awake and glowy, without it looking oily and shiny.

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For my eyebrows, I use my Soap and Glory Archery Pencil in the shade Brown & Out. This is great for creating hair-like strokes and makes eyebrows look a lot more natural. I then use the Maybelline Brow Drama in the shade medium brown to help set and keep my eyebrows in place.

Nine times out of ten, I will be wearing gold eye shadow. I usually use Urban Decay’s Half Baked, but I have also made a fairly new discovery and this is Mac’s eye shadow in Amber Lights. I have SO many gold eye shadow shades but I just could not resist this one! It is quite a dark, rusty golden shade with hints of shimmer running through it, but nothing too heavy. There is no fall out and it blends really well, I apply this using my Zoeva 234 Luxe Smoky Shader brush as it makes it really easy to pack the eye shadow on. This looks lovely on it’s own, but I usually pair it with Smog from the original NAKED palette. I apply this into the crease using my Zoeva 231 Luxe Petite Crease brush and this just adds a bit more definition to the eyes. I then take the Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease brush to blend it altogether to get rid of any harsh lines.

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Now, this next bit usually depends on how late I am running in the morning! This is the cat-eye flick. I love a good cat-eye, and to do this, I use the L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim. I start from the inner corner of my eyes and work my way outwards and flick my eyeliner the opposite way to draw on my flick and join it up with the rest of my eyeliner. I love this eyeliner because it is super thin and is great for precision!

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One of the (many) mascaras that I have been using recently, is the Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll mascara. I absolutely adore this product! It is a thin, plastic brush which makes it perfect for grabbing every lash and really gives you that false lash effect. Plus, the packaging is beautiful!

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Now, for lips. This is the one thing that changes on a daily basis, it just depends on my mood that day. The lipsticks that I have been reaching for the most recently, is Persistence by Mac and Glastonberry by Charlotte Tilbury.

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And those are all of the products that I use pretty much every day! I hope you enjoyed this post, and let me know what products you use every day!

Links and prices below;

L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer £7.99

NARS Sheer Glow £31

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua £33

Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush €16.80

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge £5.99

MAC Studio Fix Powder £22

Real Techniques 100 Bold Metals Brush £25, now £20

Clinique Contour Chubby Stick £19

Benefit Hoola Bronzer £23.50

Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek €14.80

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat £25

Soap and Glory Archery £10

MAC Amber Lights Eyeshadow £13

Zoeva 224 Luxe Smoky Shader €8.80

Urban Decay NAKED Palette £38.50

Zoeva 231 Luxe Petite Crease €8.80

Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease €8.80

L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim £6.99

Yves Saint Laurent Babydoll Mascara £25

Mac Persistence £15.50

Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry £23

 

 

 

 

JANUARY FAVOURITES

IMG_1364It is that time of the month again where I ramble on and on about all of the things that I have been loving throughout this month!

I’ll start off with drugstore products! Firstly, is the L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara. I am SO fussy with my mascaras; they need to make my eyelashes look fuller, and longer, without them feeling too thick and clumpy and this mascara does exactly that! It has lovely packaging, which makes it look a lot more expensive than it actually is. It also has a curved wand that makes it easy to grab every lash and allows you to work your way from the root upwards! This is the mascara that I have found myself reaching for the most over the past few weeks.

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Until now, I have always hated pencil eyeliners. I just find that they don’t stay on and they smudge so easily. However, I decided to buy the Soap and Glory Smoulder Kohl eyeliner as it was on a buy one get second half price, so I thought I’d give it a try, and now I love it. It is so easy to apply, doesn’t smudge and stays in place all day! I apply this to my top and bottom waterline and it really does make a difference to my eye makeup.

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I love the Kate Moss lipsticks by Rimmel and I recently bought the shade 38. I have always gone for nudes that have more of a brown undertone to it, whereas this is a lot more pink. However, I have found myself really enjoying using it! It is the perfect nude pink and has more of a satin finish, leaving your lips with a bit of a sheen to them and it lasts for a really long time!

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Now, onto high-end products! This next product has probably become my new favourite foundation – a big claim to make, I know. This is the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation. I wear this in the shade B20 and it gives a light to medium coverage, which isn’t something I usually go for; I tend to go for foundations with a much fuller coverage. This product is so lightweight and has quite a thin consistency. It blends so easily and makes your skin look flawless without a lot of coverage! It also lasts all day long, doesn’t transfer, doesn’t crease and it doesn’t make me look oily or shiny. It does cost £33, but I am 100% going to be repurchasing this product!

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This next product is extremely talked about and well-loved within the beauty sphere; this is the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm. I was really reluctant in spending so much money on a cleanser, but now, I can totally see what all of the fuss is about! It is so easy to use, it removes all traces of makeup, it smells lovely and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry like some other cleansers that I’ve used. I can’t see myself using any other product to take off my makeup! I can see myself repurchasing this A LOT.

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Another lipstick that I have been absolutely loving is the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Glastonberry. I am all about the lips, especially during autumn and winter and this is a really dark, berry colour that suits this time of year perfectly! To be fair, I will be wearing this all year round because it is such a good quality product that feels so luxurious; in terms of both packaging and the formulation of the lipstick itself. It is a matte lipstick, however it is not at all drying and really does last a long time. This is another product that I can no longer see myself without and will most definitely be repurchasing, along with many other shades from the same collection.

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My next favourite is actually a coat. I bought this from Topshop at the beginning of the month and I have worn it pretty much everyday since! I didn’t really need a new coat, but this was in the ‘last chance to buy’ section and was the only one and in my size too, so I had to buy it, didn’t I? It is such a warm, cosy and high quality coat that goes with most things, and I will most definitely be wearing this next winter too!

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My final favourite is the Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo and Conditioner. Recently, I have noticed that the blonde in my hair has started to look quite brassy and yellow and I wasn’t ready to have it dyed again, so I thought I’d buy something to get rid of the brassiness. I decided to go with the Lee Stafford range because I have so many other things by him that I absolutely love, so chances were, I was going to love this too. It has made such a difference to my hair and in the two weeks that I have been using it, it has completely reduced the yellow and brassy tones in my hair and is almost back to normal!

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That is everything for this month’s favourites, let me know what you have been loving!

 

Links and prices below;

L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara £9.99

Soap and Glory Smoulder Kohl Eyeliner £5

Kate Moss by Rimmel Lipstick (Shade 38) £5.49

Chanel Vitalumeire Aqua Foundation £33

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm £38

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Glastonberry £23

Topshop Coat £78 – no longer available

Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes £6.99 each

 

L’Oreal Infallible Foundation

As I said in a previous post, the two foundations that I use on a daily basis are NARS Sheer Glow and NARS All Day Luminous Weightless. I love both of these products and they both suit my skin type, which is combination. I use Sheer Glow on the days where my skin is a bit drier, such as this time of year, as my skin tends to dry up as it gets colder. All Day Luminous Weightless is better when my skin is a bit oilier. These cost £31, and £32 and I have been trying to find a cheaper alternative for a while now, for days when I don’t need a lot of makeup or if I’m only going to be out for an hour or so.

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This doesn’t mean I am going to be neglecting my NARS’ foundations!

I have finally found it…

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This is the L’Oreal 24H Infallible Stay Fresh Foundation. I bought this in the shade 200 (Golden Sand) and it suits my skin tone perfectly. This foundation lasts me all day and doesn’t transfer, which is a bonus! It is so easy to blend and is medium coverage, but could easily be built up for a fuller looking complexion which is what I tend to do. I only bought this two weeks ago, and I have worn it every single day since I bought it.

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It gives a dewy, satin finish and really brightens and hydrates the skin which is really important, especially during cold, winter months. It has a pump already attached which is massive plus! I also find that one pump is enough to cover the whole of my face, however if I want more of a fuller coverage then I tend to use two. Here is how much one pump distributes, which I feel is enough for a medium coverage look.

I alternate between two foundations brushes, however they both do the job perfectly. These are the Expert Face Brush by Real Techniques and the Zoeva 102 Silk Finish, which clearly need cleaning!

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It is very similar to NARS Sheer Glow in terms of formula and finish, so this is perfect if you want something like Sheer Glow but can’t afford the £31 or if you just can’t justify spending that amount of money on foundation. This only costs £9.99 so is a perfect alternative.

If you’re looking for a new foundation, I would highly recommend this one and I will most definitely be repurchasing!