Current Makeup FavouritesMonday, 9 June 2014
It's been a funny month for makeup for me - I feel like I've been a bit restless lately and stuck in a makeup rut so I've been forcing myself to use products I haven't touched for a while and I've definitely had some good results!
This month I've been loving a few of those oldies but goodies, but I've also added a couple of new products to my ever growing stash which I have been absolutely loving.
A couple of months ago I decided to buy NARS Sheer Glow Foundation after a few recommendations. I wanted a new everyday foundation that wasn't too light but not too heavy, and this is perfect. I've been using it almost everyday for work and am loving the finish!
The same day, I made a really naughty purchase. I caved at the By Terry counter after swatching some of the Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow sticks. I caved, badly. I went from swatching to the counter within around three minutes, it was not a proud moment! I ended up having to wait six weeks for this baby to be in my hands though, everywhere was out of stock and they forgot to send my order when it was replenished, but it's finally here and I can confirm that these are AMAZING. I would purchase more colours if not for the $62 price tag.
My last trip to the States, I picked up a quad palette from MAC and just recently transferred a few of my favourites into it. It's so handy, and so much easier than pulling my big palette out (lazy gal here). I've been trying to switch up my work makeup lately to make it more interesting and even just adding a swipe of eyeshadow has definitely made a difference for me!
For my brows, I've gone back to the always amazing Anastasia Brow Wiz after my Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil broke (I'm still weeping, we had such a short love affair) and I've rediscovered just how awesome it is. So quick, so easy, I'm all about that. For days where I'm going for the whole 'no-makeup makeup' look, I've actually been getting quite a lot of use out of the new Benefit Gimme Brow Gel. I did originally express my dislike for this product, but it's certainly grown on me. My only qualm with it is the smell - I cannot stand it, and I feel like I can smell it for hours. I can't think of what it reminds me of, but I just can't handle it. Anyone else?
Lastly, I've been reaching for these two products daily. Slowly but surely, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder has worked it's magic on me, and I am finally an addict. I can't explain it, but it makes skin look flawless. It really does help blur imperfections like it states. I also love using it as a finishing powder after I've used concealer under my eyes, it highlights perfectly to deter my horrible dark circles!
I've always been a big fan of MAC Blush in 'Warm Soul' but I feel like I've been obsessing over it lately! Imagine NARS 'Douceur' but with added shimmer. It's so gorgeous, and goes with any look or complexion. I've really been loving the more toned down blush colours this month and this one is perfect!
I've been trying to be good this month after last months naughty purchases, and definitely trying hard to put some savings away and use up products before I buy anymore. I find it so refreshing to mix up your beauty routine and it helps you rediscover products you love! What have you guys been loving lately?