I'm back to share with you guys the Makeup I've been reaching for lately. I've brought a lot of new things I've been putting to the test that I'm excited to share with you guys!
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation | £31
I'm so late to the party with this one. Everybody, and many with different skin types rave about this foundation, and its been recommended to me a few times, so I finally decided I had to see what all the hype was about. I was surpised at how much coverage it gives, its name being sheer and all. Its not overly glowy either. I'd say it has a satin finish, that looks very natural on the skin. Its was easy to blend in and lasted all day on me. I have dehydrated skin, this didn't leave it feeling dry or tight. Basically my makeup looked and felt good all day! I picked the shade Punjab, but I could have done with shade darker, but that a side this is a very good foundation!
Hourglass Ambiant Lighting Palette | £56
I spoke about this in depth on Sunday (see Hourglass ambiant lighting palette vs Makeup Revolution radiance palette) so I wont go into too much detail. But I've been reaching for these almost everyday since i got them. For me they are great for setting makeup as I find most powders dry my skin out. These dont. They leave me with a nice radiant finish which I just love!
L.A Girl Pro Concealer | £4.99
This has been my go to concealer for hiding under eye circles. I'm not even exaggerating I have horrendous dark circles that are so hard to cover and I've never tried a liquid concealer that covers them as well! This is brilliant! If you don't already own one of these, i cant recommend them enough! I have the shade yellow which I use before a regular coloured concealer and hey presto my dark circles are gone! It doesnt crease, crack or move, its just BRILLIANT!
Makeup Geek Shadow Pans | £4.95
Again I have spoken about these loads recently, but they are the shadows I have been reaching for so I had to include them. These shadows are just amazing, easy to blend, well pigmented, last all day and they dont crease on me. I am slowly collecting a range of shades. But the ones I have been reaching for are the matte brown ones. My favourites are:
Latte - A cool toned medium matte brown. I like to use this in the crease or all over the lid.
Frappe - very similar to Latte only more warm in tone. This is a brilliant crease colour.
Coco Bear - A very warmed toned reddish matte brown. I love this in the outer V and along the lower lash line.
Crème Brulee - A light matte brown. The perfect transition shade.
Head over to The Brown Neutral Nude Edit for swatches.
Rimmel Kate Contour palette | £5.99
The drugstore are on fire with the contour releases at the moment. And Rimmel have just lauched this beauty. I picked up the 003 Golden Bronze, because the contour shade is similar to ones I usually go for. The contour shade is matte, mid to dark brown that leans slightly on the warmer side. It also includes a blush and a highlight. I'm not too fussed about the highlight. Its very subtle, but would be great for those who prefer something more understated. The powders aren't that easy to work with. They are well pigmented but hard to blend out. Although, with a bit of extra work they blended out to a nice natural finish, that lasted all day; without going patchy.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Matte Lip | £3.50
For lips I've been giving this a whirl. I have a couple of these Matte lips but the shade Chocoberry is my favourite. Its a a pink-y berry shade. I normally don't go for pink lipsticks, but I'm getting ready to embrace spring, summer makeup! The formula of this is great; its creamy, easy to apply and doesn't excentuate any dry area of the lips. Its not as matte as normally like either, but all in all this is a great little budget buy!
Morphe Brushes M521 and M519 | £4.75 Each
I've been intrigued by Morphe brushes for while, but I haven't heard too much about them. Until I heard the lovely Dagmara from Mummy's Beauty Corner Raving about them (Definitely head over and check out her blog). So I hopped over to Beauty Bay to make an order. Although I didn't make a note of the brushes she recommended and I ended up with the M521 and M519. But I'm really happy with them! The M521 one brush is a nice medium sized oval fluffy brush, perfect for adding shadow to the crease, or for blending the edges of shadow seamlessly. M519 is slightly smaller and more tapered; its perfect for adding more definition to the crease or outer V. M519 is ever so slighly scratchy. But at less than £5 I can live with it!
What makeup have you been reaching for lately?
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