26 May 2014
These brushes have made quite a few appearances on my blog and you can't blame me, they're super soft and do their job really well and efficiently. Recently my brush collection has been growing as I've been buying more and more. I thought I'd show you which ones I tend to reach for the most as I've seen this tag flying around lately. For base products I mostly use the Real Techniques Buffing Brush, Foundation Brush, the Contour Brush (which are all part of the Real Techniques Core Collection Kit (£14.65)) and the Real Techniques Blush Brush (£7.50). I use the Buffing Brush for applying foundation, the Foundation Brush for applying concealer and the Contour brush for applying highlighter. This blush brush has been the best one I've ever bought and is in dire need of a wash but I adore it!
If I'm going for a no-makeup makeup day and I tend to choose to wear a BB/CC Cream instead of foundation then I would use the pink brush third from the right which I got from eBay (you can buy similar here), they are roughly £1.00 each from China. Another brush which I got as part of this set was the one furthest to the left, I use this for applying bronzer. I also use the one fourth on the left from the same set for swiping through my eyebrows or brushing my eyelashes through.
For eyes I use the Base Shadow Brush, the Deluxe Crease Brush and the Eyebrow Brush which are all from the Real Techniques Starter Kit (£13.50) and I also managed to find a dupe for the MAC 217 brush on eBay recently which I've fell in love with since I received it and only paid 0.99p for!
What makeup brushes do you use the most?
21 May 2014
Bobbi Brown has always been a brand that never fails to catch my eye, on other beauty bloggers Instagrams and Blogs I find myself constantly drooling over the makeup they have by the brand and making me wish I actually had some! So this is what this post is for, I was browsing the website the other day and decided to make a wishlist.
First up is this Limited Edition Pretty Powerful Set (£59.50) which includes everything you could possibly want for eyes, lips and cheeks. I adore the eyeshadow palette as the shades look beautiful and is it just me that's obsessed by packing of a product? Something about the simpleness of Bobbi Brown attracts me to the brand. Next is this stunning Shimmer Brick in Rose (£32.00), what I love about this is it can be used as a highlighter, blusher and individual eyeshadows if you really wanted! Still on cheeks, everyone who reads my blog knows how obsessed I am with blusher, why wouldn't I add a high-end blusher to my wishlist? This is the Bobbi Brown Blusher in Sand Pink (£19.00), it'll add a bright pop of colour to your makeup look but still leave you looking fresh and natural. As this is a matte finish, it'll look more natural as opposed to a shimmer finish.
Moving on to lips, Bobbi Brown offer beautiful shades in their lipstick and lipgloss' range. As Summer is well on the way, why not add a bright lipstick to your collection to make you feel a whole lot 'summery'? This is the Lip Colour in Neon Pink (£18.00) and is semi-matte which means not too dry but not too glossy. Just imagine this lipstick with a crisp white dress on a sunny day, perfect. Something which I've been really into lately is lipgloss. There is always one in my bag, just in case. I mean, you're never going to know when you're going to need it, right? Right. This one is Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine in Petal (£18.00) and it comforts dry and chapped lips whilst also providing long-term moisturisation. As Summer also means hay-fever, lately my eyes have been getting super irritated which then results in panda eyes. Which is not a good look!! When I saw this on the House of Fraser website I was drawn in immediately by the name, it's called No Smudge Mascara (£19.00) and is long-wearing, waterproof (score!) and also curls and lengthens the lashes, all at the same time! What more could you want?
What Bobbi Brown products have you got your eyes on?
19 May 2014
Carrying on from my last post about Spring makeup, today I bring you... Cheeks! Everyone that reads my blog knows my obsession for blusher, I have about 3 rows of it taking up my makeup drawer (that is nearly bursting!) and I will go out of my way to buy a new blusher every time I find myself in Boots or Superdrug. What I find myself wearing most in Spring is corals or bright pinks.
First is this stunning Dainty Doll My Girl Blusher (£2.99 (I believe)) which I find is a beautiful shimmery pink which could work as both a highlighter and a blusher. I haven't wore this a lot recently as my stash is so huge but after rummaging through to find blushers for this post it caught my eye and made me realise why I bought it in the first place! Next is this Revlon Blusher in Classy Coral (£7.99), I've had my eye on the Revlon blushers for a while now after seeing gh0stparties talk about them. I've now added two to my collection and I love them both, the lasting power is amazing and I love the matte finish it gives to your cheeks. As well as going out my way to add more Revlon blushers to my collection, I've also been picking up a Barry M blusher each time I go into a store. I've already wrote a post all about Barry M's blushes but this is probably my favourite one, it's called Barry M Blusher Strawberry Whip (£4.59) and is a beautiful light pink. Sleek is a brand which I always adore but don't actually own many things from them. I've been looking at their stand waiting for more shades to be released but I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon which is a shame! However, one shade from them which I adore is their Sleek Blusher in Rose Gold (£4.49) which is a really pretty coral-pink with a lot of shimmer! Last but not least is NYC in Riverside Rose (£2.99), I've been obsessing over these since I first found out that my local chemist holds their stock and I can get hold of it real easy! The only thing that bothers me slightly with these is that its really hard to close when first opened but other than that I love the shades they have especially this one in particular. It leaves a matte finish which is something I look for in the hotter months and at £2.99 for quite a big sized blush, you can't really complain!
Hope everyone is enjoying the sunny weather!