Favourite posts are my...favourite (haha) to read. Partly because I am a little bit nosey and partly because I then want to try the products mentioned and see if they become one of my...favourites! So here we go:
Photo from my instagram - my recent purchase of Spanish Pink. How cute is the mini Indian Rose!
Tom Ford lipstick (shade blush nude) - This is my favourite go to lipstick at the moment. It has a beautiful creamy consistancy that glides on leaving a sort of...your lips but better appearance. This is the best for an every day look, where I don't want to look like I am trying too hard but at the same time still making an effort.
The packaging is my all time favourite ever. This is extreme luxury, it feels weighty in your hand. It is sturdy enough to bump around in even the most heavily filled handbag and still be in one piece by the end of the day. This lipstick actually puts me in a good mood just by looking at it and is the ultimate antidote to any slightly rubbish days where you need that extra pick me up boost.
The price tag is extremely hefty at £36, I think this is the most expensive lipstick out there? Definitely a lot more than Chanel and YSL but this is one of those ultimate quality, luxury, feel good products. It would make an ideal present for a beauty addict you would otherwise struggle to buy for…or yourself haha!
Source - Harpers Bazaar
L'oréal true match foundation - Recently on holiday in America I went a bit cosmetic crazy. Foundation wise I ended up buying two from mac (studio sculpt and studio fix) but the day after that I brought this little guy. I can't comment on whether I like the other two as I have been using L'oreal true match religiously since I brought it!
I love pretty much everything about this foundation. It is long wearing, non cakey, does not irritate my skin and the shade perfectly matches my complexion (beware American shades are named/numbered differently to those in the UK apparently)
The only thing I'm not such a fan of is the bottle, although it is dinky and very cute, tipping it almost always results in too much product coming out. This is easily fixable though, a pump will have to be purchased from ebay! At $10 from ulta this is probably the cheapest foundation I have properly used but it is my current favourite.
Source - Fragrance Direct ( they currently seem to be 50% off at £4.99 bargain! )
Milani Baked Blush £8 - I have no idea why Milani is not available in the UK, at one point I was thinking of starting a petition. The same with Sephora?! Hello we want the good cosmetic stuff here too! I am pretty sure it is only available in the States but you should be able to track it down on ebay/amazon. I am yet to try one product of theirs that I do not like. Their baked blushes are extremely similar to Nars' . They give an expensive looking finish and the quality of the pigment is absurd for such a low price. They give a radiant natural glow with the teeny tiniest dusting. Perfect when applied with the Real Techniques blush brush. But beware, the pigment is so super effective that a little bit will go a long way!
Source - Milani
Beauty Blender £16 – I’m aware that this is very much a marmite tool in the beauty blogging world. Personally, I love it and think it gives a seamless airbrushed finish.
At the moment I’m using it to blend my concealer and highlight. I also use it along side my real techniques buffing brush. I first use my buffing brush to apply my foundation then use this to do any final blending. I find that it stops my makeup looking cakey and gives a natural finish. The key is to really make sure the sponge is fully dry after you first wet it before application and to literally bounce it off your face. It takes some getting used to but the real deal is well worth the money.
Also, beware using non beauty blender products to wash your beauty blender. I ruined one of mine using Johnson’s baby shampoo, but have had no problems since using their solid cleanser.
Source - Beauty Bay
Collection lasting perfection concealer £4.19 – This is not a ground breaking revolutionary new product, it’s wonderfulness is very well known. I can’t remember the exact blog who I first saw mention it...but thank you whoever you are! At £4.19 this is absurd, it is a definite dupe for Nars creamy concealer which I was using before. The fact that the price tag is so low means that you can apply it as liberally as you wish. A low low low price without having to compromise quality is surely the ultimate product?!
Source - Amazon
So that is a sneak peak in to my favourites, let me know if you would like a second instalment or favourites posts to become a regular thing.
I hope you are all having a fantastic week!