It's nearly the end of October so it's time for another Best in Beauty! Let's get straight into it...
ColourPop Super Shock Blush | $8 | POST
At the end of last month I made a ColourPop order (see what else I got here). The majority of what I got I've been thoroughly enjoying. Including this stunning blush from the Fall collection. The shade Bardot is a beautiful warm, rusty Red colour. Don't let how scary this looks in the pan put you off, it blends out to a lovely, subtle wash of colour. It has a pearlised finish so it adds a very subtle glow to the cheeks too. I like to apply this with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush, it sheers out and applies the blush perfectly.
ColourPop Super Shock Shadows | $5 | POST
I also picked up some of the Fall collection eyeshadows, which I've been pretty much wearing non stop since I got them! My shades are:
Elixir - A warm Terracotta Brown. I like to use this as a crease shade.
Paradox - A cool Burgundy shade.
Sleeker - A Red toned Brown with a matte finish.
These 3 shades together make the perfect warm toned eye look. It took me a while to warm to the ColourPop formula and find the best way to use them (synthetic brush / fingers is best) but now I have I'm completely obsessed! The shades last really well on me and don't crease at all.
ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip | $6 | POST
The shade Calypso is another shade from the Fall collection. It's lovely, Pink-y nude colour. I hadn't tried the Ultra Satin formula before trying this and it's quickly become one of my favourite liquid lipstick formulas. It's not drying at all and dries matte, but not too matte it looks dry. The staying power isn't the best I've ever tried but it still lasts a good 4 hours on me!
L'oreal Highlighter | £6.99 | POST
This little drugstore gem has the same formula as the ColourPop highlighters and eye shadows. That strange dry, creamy, but not a cream or a powder consistency - It's so hard to explain, if you've tried this or the ColourPop formula you'll know what I mean. But this is a gorgeous Gold highlight that really adds a dewy look to the skin. The staying power is incredible, this stays looking flawless all day, right until I'm ready to remove my makeup. I highly recommend checking this out!
Essie Nail Polish | £7.99
I've been loving this nail polish from Essie, I've pretty much been wearing it for the majority of the month. The shade Playing Koi is a basically autumn in a bottle. It's a lovely warm Terracotta colour. I can't fault the Essie formula, it's one of the best of I've tried. It's so easy to work with and takes a good 2 days to chip without a top coat.
Sigma Brush E45 | £11.50 | POST
I also have a brush favourite which comes in the form of the Sigma E45 blending brush. This makes light work of blending almost any eyeshadow. Especially the ColourPop ones. It's the perfect shape to fit in the crease and really fluffy to blend everything out seemlessly. I've been reaching for this over all my other crease brushes. This is slightly more expensive than most of my eye brushes and slightly more than I would like pay for one brush, but this is completely worth every penny!
Mario Badescu Silver Powder | £11.50
This is a face mask in powder form. That promises to draw out imperfections, excess oils, and improve blackheads. The improvement on blackheads is the main reason I brought it, and I'm so glad I did! Because this is a powder it makes application a bit of a faff - you have to dampen a cotton pad, dip into the powder and apply to the areas that need help, such as the T-zone. Which is a bit tricky and messy. But once the mask has been left on for 15 mins the results are incredible. The best I've seen from a mask that promises to clear pores. My blackheads (gross) look so much better, some were ever used. After removing this, I like to give my pores a little squeeze because it draws everything to the surface - and the stuff that came out was gross, but I've really never experienced a mask like this! It is brilliant! I use this once a week because it's slightly drying for my dehydrated skin but nothing a good facial oil doesn't sort out.
So there you have everything I've been loving this month.
Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?
Until next time...
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