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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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!

Don’t forget to like and follow!

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

Valentines Day Makeup Look

Valentines day is right around the corner, and I have the perfect look that will suit whatever it is you have planned, whether that’s going out with your other half, or a night out with your girls! This look is going to be all about the lips, with a very neutral eye shadow look, along with a cat-eye flick.

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You should prime your face before applying the rest of your makeup in order to keep everything in place all day and night. The primer that I use is the L’Oreal Mattifying Primer. Not only does this keep your makeup in place, it reduces oil and shine.

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Bourjois City Radiance is the perfect foundation for this look. It’s very lightweight and gives your skin a very glowing and luminous finish, without looking oily. It makes your complexion look very natural and radiant and just makes it look like your skin, but better! This foundation blends beautifully, and I prefer the finish of it when I apply it with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

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The next product will come as no surprise, and this is my beloved Collection Lasting Perfection concealer to cover any dark circles under my eyes. I then go over this with the L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer Pen in the shade Light 1. This is a great dupe for the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat. I also use this to highlight my face; cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and in the middle of my forehead.

 

To contour, the Clinique Contour Chubby Stick is perfect! I apply this by drawing a line along the hollows of my cheeks and blend it in with a beauty blender. This gives a lot more depth and definition to my cheekbones, and I will then go over this with my L’Oreal Glam Bronze bronzer. This bronzer is very natural looking and is quite subtle.

I will then take the Revlon Highlighting palette and apply this to the apples of my cheeks to add a flush of colour.

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Next, is the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I apply this to my t-zone to prevent any oil and shine and add this under my eyes to help set my concealer.

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I use the Soap and Glory Archery pencil to fill in my eyebrows and use the clear gel at the other end to help keep them in place. This product makes filling in eyebrows so easy and makes them look so natural!

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For eye shadow, I am using the original Urban Decay NAKED Palette. I use the shade ‘Sin’ all over the lid and as a brow bone highlight. I then use the shade ‘Naked’ in my crease and from the middle of my eyelid, outwards. To add a bit of depth and definition, I then take the shade ‘Buck’ through my crease and ‘Darkhorse’ in my outer V.  To create a cat-eye flick, I am using the L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim. This makes it so easy to do and is great for precision.

 

For mascara, I am loving the Maybelline ‘The Falsies Push Up Drama’ mascara. This is the perfect mascara for when you haven’t got a lot of eye make up on as it really gives a false lash effect, making your eyelashes look fuller and more voluminous.

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Finally, for lips. Valentines day is about all things red, so of course, this is going to be a red lipstick. Firstly, I line my lips to stop any bleeding from the lipstick, and the lip liner that I will be using is ‘Red Dynamite’ by Rimmel. The lipstick that I am going to be using is ‘Russian Red’ by Mac. This is the perfect shade of red and gives a matte finish, making it last a very long time and is not at all drying!

That is my Valentines Day makeup look and I hope you enjoyed this post!

Links and prices below;

L’Oreal Primer £7.99

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation £9.99

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19

L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer Pen £8.49

Clinique Contour Chubby Stick £19

L’Oreal Glam Bronze Bronzer £7.99

Revlon Highlighting Palette £9.99

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder £3.99

Soap and Glory Archery Pencil £10

L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim £6.99

Urban Decay NAKED Palette £38.50

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara £7.99 (now £5.99)

Rimmel Lipliner £2.99

Mac Russian Red Lipstick £15.50

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