So it's time for another makeup lately! If you haven't read previous ones, it's just basically the makeup I've been reaching for. I have a few new things that I've been using and loving that I'm excited to share!
Too Faced Hungover Primer | £27
This has been my primer of choice. Its brilliant! It promises to make dull tired skin awake and refreshed. This is super hydrating, leaves my skin smooth and with a luminous finish! There's nothing not to love about this primer!
Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done | £25
This is a relatively new purchase that I have been wearing almost everyday. Its a tinted moisturiser hybrid packed full of skin care ingredients. It promises to blur imperfections, even skin tone, and feel weightless on the skin. Urban Decay say it has the coverage of a tinted moisturiser but I think it has better coverage. More on the medium side than sheer. It really does feel weightless on the skin. The finish is demi matte but still radiant looking. The lasting power is also really good. It lasts all day on me without powder, which is very impressive for this type of product. This is a perfect foundation for the warmer months!
Milani 2in1 Foundation + Concealer | £8.99
If you read my recent Milani hall (you can read here) You'll know that Milani now has a uk website and the drama I had getting this in the right shade! I'm so happy with this though! It has full coverage with an amazing finish! It has a kind of plumping and smoothing effect on the skin, with a lovely radiant finish! The only downside to this is the wear time. It only lasted around 5 hours on me before it started going patchy. At the end of the day I looked like a melting wax doll - it wasn't pretty!
Seventeen Skin WOW concealer | £4.99
If you read my recent concealer post, you'll know how much I love this! It's such a brilliant drugstore concealer - it has great coverage, Highlights well, and lasts all day!
Zoeva Rose Golden Palette | £13
This nifty little palette contains a contour shade, blush and highlighter. At first I thought the contour shade would be too light for me - it's a very milky brown colour - but if I build it up it works well as a subtle contour. The blush is a stunning Rose Gold colour with shimmers running through it. The blush is my favourite out of the 3, it looks so beautiful on the cheeks! The highlight looks straight up white in the pan and scared me a bit. But once blended in, it transforms to a gorgeous champagne toned highlighter! See the Spring Beauty edit for swatches.
Stila Covertable Colour | £16
I'm so late to the party with this! I'm not sure why I haven't picked one up sooner. Its brilliant! Its a multi tasker that can be used on the lips or as blush. I love it as a blush! Its a cream to powder formula that is so easy to apply! I like to use my Real Techniques stippling brush to apply it. I have the shade Peony, which is a brownish rose colour with warm under tones. I'm definitly going to pick more shades to see me through spring summer.
Makeup Geek Shadow Pans | £4.95 & £7.95
I just get enough of makeup geek shadows. I've nearly filled my meduim Z palette! The formula, price and pigmentation is just brilliant and for that reason most of my other shadows have been over looked. My favourite shades are:
Creme Brulee - A light warm toned brown. This a perfect crease colour.
Latte - A mid to light cool toned brown. Another great crease shade.
Frappe - This very similar to Latte only more warm in tone.
Cocoa Bear - A stunning warm, reddish brown colour. I love this in the outer V, crease and sometimes all over the lid.
Bitten - This is deep Berry purple shade. This is perfect in the crease and outer V.
Cherry Cola - This is very similar to Bitten. It looks purple in the pan but I find it translates to a reddish, warm toned brown.
Granstand - This is one of the prettiest shades I own. Its a foil finish so really packs a punch in terms of shimmer. The shade is a Rosey Coppery shimmer colour. This looks stunning all of the lid.
Magic Act - Another foil finish that is beautiful gold colour! Perfect all over the lid. Or as a highlight on darker skin tones.
Chickadee - Is a kind of yellow, mustard colour. This is one of my favourite shades! I like to use in the crease, and Magic Act all over the lid for a quick easy, yet put together eye look!
I'm so impressed with this mascara. At first I found it annoying because the brush is so small. But its perfect for catching every lash. This really is the Ultimate All in one - it adds length, volume and is super black. It doesn't smugde or flake. Its just brilliant!!
NYX Lip Lingerie | £6.50
Liquid lipsticks are my thing at the moment and this is one the best I've tried! The formula is not too liquidy so it makes them super easy to apply. They are so long lasting and I didn't find it drying! And the exotic is a beautiful Brown colour. I can't fault these!
NYX Lip Butter Lipstick | £5.50
For days when I'm in a rush I've been reaching for this! The Shade Root Bear Float is a dark pinky nude which adds a subtle wash of colour in a creamy, hydrating formula. The formula of the Butter lipstick line would be perfect for summer, so more shades are sure to make their way into my collection.
So thats been my go to makeup lately! What has been yours? Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?
Until next time...
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