So todays post is going to focus on my favourite make-up items that i'm using a lot of at the moment. I tend to go throuh phases, phases of wearing a pink or red lip, smokey eye or a paricular blusher.
However, some of these items below have stayed with me, for example Bella Bamba. I may mix it up a bit from time to time with matte blushers but i always go back to the trusty watermelon pink blush.
|My favourites at the moment.|
The primer that i'm using a lot of at the moment is Illamasqua's Matt Primer, it creates the perfect base for me to apply my make up and keeps the dreaded shine look at bay. This is around £19.50.
My favourite foundation is Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation in the shade Ecru. I find that it goes on nice and smoothly and lasts a decent duration, i ususally get about 7 or 8 hours out of it. It costs around £26. I also recently purchased Chanel Perfection Lumiere, so i've been dabbling with that too. I'm going to do a seperate review about it soon.
I set my foundation with a little powder, i really like using Hello Flawless by Benefit. I find that it doesn't look cakey, just nice and natural, this is £24.50.
My blusher varies, im a huge fan of Bella Bamba- as i mentioned before. However, i have been using Sugerbomb a lot recently, it adds such a nice glow to my cheeks. I also use Hoola, a little sweep over my face and neck to add a some colour (without fake tan i look a bit like an extra from thriller), so Hoola is another essential for me. These cost around £23.50 each.
|Top to Bottom: Bella Bamba, Sugerbomb, Hoola.|
I love Urban Decay's Naked Palettes, they are a must have. I really love the pigmented colours, i find myself reaching for either one of them on a daily basis. They have everything to create a smokey eye to a soft natural eye, what more could a gal want? They cost around £36 each.
|Top: Naked 2 Bottom: Original Naked|
I adore They'e Real by Benefit, i was a huge fan of Badgal but i got this for my Christmas and i haven't looked back. It really exagerates my lashes and makes them look longer and fuller. The only downside it trying to get the darn stuff off at night, can be a bit of a pain to remove. This costs around £18.50
I always use a little Badgal Liner by Benefit on my water line, just to define my eyes a bit more. I received this in a set so i don't know about the price as it is no longer available on their site.
When it comes to my eyebrows, it has to be my Browzings kit by Benefit. I use this in medium and i find that it adds just enough definition without making them look too 'drawn in' or unatural. This costs £22.50.
My favourite lipsticks at the moment are Mac's Please me, Hue and Myth. Please Me is a really nice wearable nude pink, as is Hue. I have to be careful with Myth though, as if i add too much, it tends to look like the dreaded 'foundation lip' so more is less in this case. These cost around £13.50 each.
Sorry for the lack of pictures and swatches ladies, this is just a quick post as i'm away out on a cinema date soon. Going to see 'The women in Black' eeeek.
Whats your make up must- haves at the moment?