I'm so late with this months makeup lately! The weeks are literally slipping through my fingers! But anyway I have gathered up all the makeup I've been using lately...
The Ordinary High Spreadability Primer | £5.50
For primer I've been testing this. This primer is light weight, almost serum like, that is supposed to increase the spreadability of foundation, by smoothing over the skin. I quite like this primer. It does smooth over the skin and make foundation application really smooth and helps create a more flawless finish. But I brought this because I read a couple of reviews on how blurring this is, but unfortunately I didn't see anything overly blurring. That being said this is still a great primer for the price.
Pur~lisse BB Tinted Moist Cream* | $35
For foundation I've found myself reaching for this. I'm not really one for the whole BB CC cream thing but recently I've noticed they've come such a long way. Well this one in particular is far more than a hyped up tinted moisturiser. It offers a good medium coverage, in a light weight, easy to blend formula. The wear time is amazing too, it lasts all day on me. It doesn't cling to dry patches or turn to an oily mess come lunch time. It's just a great solid all round base!
NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer | £23 | REVIEW
This has quickly become my go to concealer. It's brilliant. Don't let the fact this is in a pot put you off, it's so light and natural on the skin and really easy to blend. But this doesn't compromise the coverage. It covers everything and still looks natural. It works well under the eyes and on blemishes. I can't recommend this enough.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Powder | £33 | REVIEW
I've finally found a primer that has made my greatly loved Hourglass powders take a back seat. This powder does everything I could possibly want from a powder; it's blurring, non drying, increases makeup wear time and keeps oils at bay. This is pricey but if, like me you struggle to find powders that work this is a sound investment.
Pixi Strobe & Sculpt & Contour Palette | £24 | REVIEW
I contour everyday, I just don't feel like my makeup is complete without it so I've been reaching for this palette to achieve. This palette has 2 highlighting shades and 3 contour shades. The lighter shades in the palette don't really do it for me, aside from the Yellow one. That's ok. One of the bronzer shades has a ton of glitter in it too so I avoid that. But there are 2 matte contour shades that are pretty good. They work well to give a natural, contoured look.
Milani Strobe Light Instant Glow Powder* | £12.99 | REVIEW
Recently I've been really enjoying a more subtle highlighter and this Milani one is perfect! The shade sun glow is a gorgoues golden tone that works really with my skin tone. It doen't have any glitter or chunky-ness to it. It just catches the light beautifully. The formula is also butter soft, easy to apply and lasts all day! This has quickly become an everyday staple.
Milani Rose Powder Blush | £11.99 | REVIEW
If you follow me on Instagram you'll know how much I love this blush. I'm pretty sure I also featured it in last months makeup lately. But it's just the perfect Mauve-y Pink colour that goes with almost any makeup look. It's also matte and just really gives my complexion life! Plus the Rose design is stunning.
Urban Decay Ultimate Naked Basics Palette | £39.50 | REVIEW
I've been loving a completely matte eye shadow look recently. I just think it looks more natural and put together. So this palette has been my go to. It contains 11 matte shades and 1 shimmery highlight shade. It has a good mix of cool and warm shades. Plus there is a matte Black, which every palette should have in my opinion! My favourite shades are:
Pre game - which is a pale matte Yellow. This is the perfect transition shade
Faith - this is a warm toned matte Brown. This works so well in the crease and all over the lid.
Extra Bitter - this a really warm toned, Red Brown colour. I love this in the crease to warm up the whole eye look and along the lower lash line.
All the shades are really soft, blend-able and pigmented.
ColourPop Lippie Stix | $5 | REVIEW
Low maintenance lip sticks are my thing at the moment. I've been really busy so I don't want to have to worry about my lipstick. Enter the Lippie Stix! ColourPops Lippie Stix are really amazing for those days. Especially the Matte formula. Granted they aren't matte they're more of a satin finish but they are so long wearing, creamy and comfortable. The shade Mosh Pit has been my go to which is a 90s Brown nude colour. On me it's more of a Brown colour but imagine it would a great nude on those with darker skin tones.
ColourPop Ultra Gloss lip | $6 | REVIEW
For days when I want something even more low maintenance I've been reaching for this gloss. The shade Aquarius which is a Pinky nude colour. The formula of the ColourPops Lip glosses are equally as good as all their lip formulas; it's not sticky or heavy at all.
That's all the makeup I've been reaching for lately!
Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts?
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