Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Some recent favourites: products I use every day

Being both a) a beauty blogger and b) incredibly fickle, I receive (and purchase) a lot of products which are nice enough but don't really stick to my day-to-day routine.  There are the odd few products, though, which become indispensible, something I gravitate towards on a daily or weekly basis .  Here's a run down of my current can't-live-withouts.

Kiko Cosmetics is a perpetual favourite thanks to their high performing, low price products - and my absolute favourite from their extensive line has to be these Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadows.  The shade on the right, Golden Brown, is my lazy eyeshadow favourite - slick on, smudge with finger, done.  They last brilliantly, too, and cost a mere £6.90 each.

Clarins Everlasting Foundation+ is a newer discovery, and I wear it four or five times a week, which is a sure sign it's a good 'un.  At £27.50, it's a bit on the expensive side, but the light, glowing finish and budge-proof wear makes it totally worth it, particularly if, like me, you put your makeup on at 7am and expect it to still look good at 7pm.

I'm amazed that I'm still using this teeny tiny tube of Amazing Concealer.  Pigment wise, it's stunning - I just touch the top of the tube and pat the tiny amount of concealer over dark circles, spots and other blemishes for great coverage which wears really well.  I don't use it every day, just when I'm a bit spotty or a bit overly tired looking, and my 6ml tube is still going strong 7 months later, making it totally worth the £19.50 cost.

My hair may be more red/pink than bright pink, but I'm still using Revlon's Pink lip liner on my brows, and I still buy a tube or two every time I see them in Boots.  People still compliment me on my perfectly matched brows.  I can see this being a love affair that lasts a long, long time.

Finally, a product I reviewed almost three years ago, which is still a regular part of my beauty routine.  The Red Carpet Manicure Pro kit includes everything you need to get a shiny gel manicure in around forty minutes, with the results lasting a good two weeks before the gaps between the polish and the cuticles becomes too big.  Previously I used it before every holiday or business trip away - now I use it nearly continuously, as I don't really have time in the evenings to paint my nails.  I still love the kit - it's still going strong with plenty of base and top coat, and I've amassed a small collection of colours I'm happy to wear for two weeks straight.

What are your long term favourites?  Let me know in the comments!

This post originated at www.londonbeautyreview.com. If you're reading it elsewhere, it's been stolen, violating my copyright.


  1. Your skin is looking gorgeous in these pics! Also well done on the ingenuity of finding a matching "eyebrow" pencil! :D


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