Monday, 25 February 2013

Some current makeup favourites

I've found myself reaching for a few key favourite makeup items more and more recently - I'm finding less and less time to play and experiment in the mornings, turning instead to things I know will give me a flattering look fast.

Clockwise from top centre

NYX Cream Blush in Rose Petal gives a soft, pretty blush which is neutral enough to go with any lip/eye combo whilst still adding a bit of colour to my face.  The cream texture is easy to blend, and lasts ages.

Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express mascara is waterproof, a deep sooty black, gives me mega lashes, only costs £7.99, and lasts a whole day with ease.  Enough said.

Urban Decay Primer Potion* is an absolute essential, given my oily lids.  Nothing comes close.  This is probably my 20000000th tube (may be a slight exaggeration).

NYX The Curve Eyeliner is ergonomically shaped and thus really easy to apply, even when half asleep.

Sephora Pro Angled Brow Brush has just the right amount of firmness to make filling in my brows a doddle.

Illamasqua Precision Ink in Havoc is a great alternative to black liner, and lasts all day.  Plus the reddish tone really brings out the green in my eyes.

Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer* combines two products in one package, gives a medium buildable coverage, looks natural enough, and lasts all day.

Illamasqua Eyebrow Cake in Stark has enough red in it to be a perfect match to my hair, without looking too red or too brown.

Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadow in Bohemian Waxwing is described as a bronzed champagne, but reads a bit more like a brownish taupe on me.  When I bought it, I thought I'd love its order-mate Delicate Hummingbird better, but Bohemian Waxing is the perfect neutral - goes with everything, lovely sparkly finish, and is pigmented enough to be quick to apply.

* Items marked with an asterisk were PR samples

1 comment:

  1. May have to check out that foundation.......

    And probably a couple of other bits, curse youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu. ;-D


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