Makeup picks for the day
I love the Pro conceal yellow corrector to contrast when I use an orange corrector under my eyes, but the formula continues to split and water comes out so I won't be repurchasing
Some favourite makeup picks
ELF High definition powder - now I hear elf will be sold in Superdrug soon, I have loved ELF products for years, when they used to have a UK website and everything was £1-5 ! Now I see the prices have gone up, elf is hit and miss I think but some of their products are amazing. Especially their brushes, I like the powder to bake with but it gives off a white cast so I'd say give this a miss.
MAC blush in Gingerly is holy grail for now and ever
Benefit goof proof pencil and Ready Set Brow gel, love the combo of these but I won't be investing in the pencil personally. I like it but I'm sure the drugstore will have a good copy, the gel however I think is worth it.
Seventeen Falsifeye mascara, absolute favourite ! Super sharp spiky brush so be careful, but great formula and will repurchase
L'Oréal true match highlight in Golden Glow, I bought this after seeing how glowy my best friend looked (@satvir09) and I needed it too, I mix it with my tinted moisturiser for glowy skin and I love it !
On another note I am on annual leave for a week, and I have so much free time this is new to me ... expect lots of rambling posts
Makeup of the day this is my usual daily routine!
ELF brow kit with Benefit Ready Set Brow gel
NARS Creamy Concealer set with S&G Kick Ass powder
Mac blush in gingerly
17 Falsifeye mascara
Colourpop lippie stick in Goal Digger
You know I'm a lippie kinda girl, how could I resist ! In my head all I can hear is Jamie Foxx singing '...I always fall, for your type'
I swear they're different... kind of !
I have swatched them on my arm and boy oh boy, they are insanely hard to remove. I had to use cleansing oil, eyemakeup remover and then more oil. My arm was unbelievably sore after being scrubbed
Plus they dry darker than the tube, but I will do proper swatches soon, all nice and neat with tape so it's aesthetically pleasing
I'm currently lying in bed feeling sorry for myself, so why not post my Colourpop Haul
I made 5 orders (shadows and lippies) in total, made sure they were all under £15 to avoid the customs fee. And all but one got through, but I'm contesting the customs fee on that order (message me if you need more info on how to do this)
The first thing I picked up is the Super Shock shadows.
The colours from top to bottom, R-L, Sequin, Sailor, Nillionaire, So Quiche, Arrow and Weenie.
Clearly I have a type as they're all warm and from similar colour palettes
The texture is so unusual, like a soft mousse ? But the colour payoff is incredible, I will swatch them for you eventually ! But so far, very happy with this order @colourpopcosmetics
Today's simple makeup
I'm seriously lacking motivation lately to post, I totally agree with @jasminetalksbeauty latest post, these new algorithms on instagram mean engagement has dropped dramatically !
Anyways, enough negativity for a Monday morning, hope you all have a great week
I've been loving @lipsticksandteeth feed, my Bobbi Brown wishlist is so long because of you Ayah !
MAC pigment in Melon
Adds the most beautiful pop of gold on the lid. I use it mixed with some KIKO mixing solution which gives it a more metallic finish.
This is the small size as I don't use it enough to justify the bigger one !
I'm back I swear !
Apologies for being MIA, I was having a blast eating my body weight in pizza with my dearest @amo_m !
So for today, if I had an extra 10 mins I would be wearing this, but given im on Trauma Call all week, I've resorted to no makeup
Expect full glam again by Friday ! Products tagged
Finally picked up this sunscreen as I'm off next week and wanted something to wear under my makeup
I know UV light is one of the main reasons our skin ages so I'm trying to work spf into my skincare routine ! (Which if you know me well, doesn't really exist )
This feels lightweight, hydrating and soaks into the skin without any residue, it has a soft shimmer which adds a really nice glow to the skin !
It was an eye watering £16, for a small little bottle but it's an investment !
And now it's time for bed after a busy night shift, have a great Saturday
To complete my Nip+Fab haul (who also reposted my pic thank you !)
From top to bottom : Spice, Brownie, Marshmellow
I love all the nude tones that they make !
But they Spice and Brownie are both cool toned nudes, so definitely a lot different to what I usually buy.
Marshmallow isn't working for me at all, it washes me out so I will be gifting this elsewhere !
But I love the formula, pigmented and doesn't feel too drying on the lips @nipandfabuk@nipandfabuk
Nip+Fab Travel palette in Medium/Dark
These colours all work so well on my skintone (NC42) and I'm so happy with the shade range and quality !
It's a sturdy compact with a big mirror, and I do lots of travelling so I love that I have a blush,highlight and contour in one product and they're all amazing !
The highlight is a beautiful gold champagne which reflects so well, it's not too overpowering which I prefer
I'm so glad I picked this up, can't wait to take it away with me on my travels to Italy ! @nipandfab
Nip + Fab Haul from @superdrugloves
I've seen people rave about this brand for so long I figured I wanted to have a look too
I picked up the Travel palette, foundation and 2 liquid lipsticks, and received the free gift which contained a mascara, liquid lip and lip liner
Pretty good value !
I've never owned a foundation before, but sometimes I wish I had something very light coverage as a base, so wanted to try this first. More reviews coming up !
Body Shop haul
I haven't shopped at The Body Shop for ages, but after seeing @phosbeauty do lots of beautiful pics, I figured I should pop in !
I visited the shop in Wembley Outlet Park, and it was 40% off if I bought 4 things ... I mean, for that price I just has to ! I picked up these things (plus an extra cleansing oil) for £27! I nearly fainted when she told me at the till, felt super smug leaving with 5 products and change from £30
Peach shower gel - smells divine, my showers are going to feel tropical!
Ginger shampoo - I remember hearing @poofie.peej rave about this, and if she raves about something then it must be bought, I know everyone agrees
Camomile cleansing oil - already used it, and I love it. It feels so luxurious on the skin and my makeup melted off, so easy.
Tea tree face wash - sort of a 'let's see' kinda buy, I needed a new face wash and I like the smell.
MAC sweet copper compact - I travel with this all the time, perfect highlight and blush for my skintone
KIKO Concealer 06
YSL lipstick - a beautiful glossy soft nude pink, I love that it smells so fruity !
LA girl Pro concealers
brushes are from eBay
Today's makeup pics
I had to keep it simple ! (Ish)
KIKO 208 highlighter, it's a sure fire winner for me. Super glowy and beautiful, and travel size too!
It's midday, and my bleep won't stop going off and here's me wishing it was hometime already
Thank god I wore setting spray because running up and down 6 levels of a hospital isn't doing my face many favours !
Urban Decay shadow box - I love the quality of the shadows but they aren't very daytime wearable !
LA Girl colour correctors - I'm still torn on these,I'm sure much better correctors exist !
Boing Concealer by Benefit - I don't like it, but I hate throwing things away, I feel like it's a waste of money so I'm trying to use it !
MAC blush in Fever Illamasqua Radiance Veil primer - major glow when mixed with a base products, maybe a little much but let's go with it anyway !
Benefit Goof Proof eyebrow pencil - actually love this, but it's similar to nearly every Brow pencil I've tried !
Sleek matte me liquid Lip in Birthday Suit - it's holy grail status, the shade is gorgeous but it's extremely drying
I wish I could get my background whiter without it affecting the products on it ! I think it's my walls giving the dark tinge any tips ?
Tartette in bloom palette - all time favourite, amazing blendability, shade range and pigmentation LA girl yellow corrector with LA Colours orange corrector
MAC nutcracker duo in Sweet Copper
Morphe 35O palette - of this comes in stock, get it. Run and buy it and then we can all marvel together at how beautiful it is. I picked up the mix of matte and shimmers because I don't like all matte or all shimmer, but that's just personal !
KIKO highlighting and contouring sticks - I prefer the contour shade but use it very lightly as heavy contour makes me look odd, the highlight isn't glowy enough but the cream base helps the powder pop more.
KIKO Concealer in shade 6 - @poofie.peej enabled purchase as always, and I knew I'd love it anyway. It's pigmented, creamy but thick. So I use it over colour corrector or on my lids.