Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Face of December with Burberry Lip Mist in Rosy Red

I can be a bit obsessive (that's the Scorpio in me), but sometimes I just get hooked on a certain makeup look and wear it all month long.

This was Decembers face.

Before Makeup
MAC Fix +

I like to spray some of this all over my face before I apply any makeup as I find it gives my foundation a more glowy finish.


Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light

This doesn't do anything amazing for your skin. It doesn't give it any extra glow, or fill in any pores but it has to be the best primer I have found for keeping your makeup on your face, which is all you really need from a primer.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation mixed with NARS Illuminator in Copacabana

Magic is a full coverage foundation, definitely not something I would want to wear in Summer, but good for these winter months. It's more coverage than I usually like but I like the flawless finish and the fact that it stays put all day. I mix a blob of the NARS Illuminator to bring back some glow.

Corrector and Concealer
Bobbi Brown Corrector in 'Bisque' and Clarins Instant Concealer

I'm a bit addicted to the Bobbi Brown Corrector now, its just the bomb at covering under eye circles. This Clarins concealer is equally wonderful, I love the light consistency especially when you're using a heavy concealer. A little goes a long way and you could wear it alone for that #nomakeup look.

Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder

This and Charlotte Tilbury's powder are my two favourites, but this costs £3.99.

Too Faced Dark Chocolate Soleil

Looks like chocolate, smells like chocolate, but it's a bronzer. I'm not complaining though as it's one of my favourites. Rich colour and a smooth formula, also works as the perfect warm toned brown eyeshadow.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in "Red Head"

The worst two words in a makeup lovers vocabulary, limited edition. This highlight is a blush and highlight in one and I just love the warm peachy colour. It reminds me of Bobbi Browns Shimmer Bricks but less obnoxious, sadly it was a limited edition release from many moons ago.

Setting Spray
Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist

Completely unnecessary step, but c'mon who can say no to that packaging?


Anastasia Brow Wiz in Caramel and Benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium

I love this Anastasia Brow Wiz, it's been a game changer for me and replaced my beloved Hourglass pencil. The Gimme Brow I'm just trying to use up.

Eyeshadow Primer
NARS Pro Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base


MAC All That Glitters

Can you tell this is my all time favourite eyeshadow? The perfect everyday, all over lid colour. It's going to take all my might not to repurchase this when I finally finish it.

Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara

Amazing, length, curl and volume, you need to try this.


Burberry Lip Mist in Rosy Red

I am particularly fond of a sheer red lipstick because it makes me feel like Liv Tyler. This is my favourite sheer red, so of course Burberry have discontinued it (hold me). These Lip Mists have now been replaced by the Sheer Kisses line, I haven't tried so can't compare. 
Nothing lasts forever hey.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

My 15 Beauty Favourites of 2015

Whenever I do this post, I always miscount and forget a product and of course this year was no exception. It was only when I started typing this, that I realised I only had 14 products and had forgotten to photograph my beloved Colab dry shampoo…..fml

Yesterday I shared my Makeup Favourites for the year and today its the turn of my beauty favourites, because there is no way I could edit it down to 15 out of both categories.

1. Unite 7 Seconds Shampoo and Conditioner
I think I only tried this shampoo and conditioner for the first time in November but I instantly loved this combo. First of all it smells divine and the smell lingers in your hair, but more importantly it seems to give my hair that elusive Kate Middleton bounce. 

2. RapidLash
I have used RapidLash before so I knew it worked, but I got lazy and didn't repurchase. Earlier this year I kept getting serious eyelash envy from my friend Chloe. She had kept using RapidLash and her eyelashes were ridiculously long (bitch) so in September I purchased a new tube and started again.
I apply RapidLash once a day at night before I go to bed and after 6 weeks you start to notice a massive difference in the length of your lashes. My lashes now touch my eyebrows and I've had so many people asking me if I'm wearing eyelash extensions. I am vowing to keep using this now.
If you are thinking of buying RapidLash make sure you buy it from Amazon, it's less than £20.00, whereas in Boots it's sold for about £40.00!)

Before RapiLash

 After using RapidLash for 4 months

3. Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for body
I don't fake tan, mainly because I am too lazy but also because I have had one too many fake tanning disasters. When we were discussing potential nominations for the beauty awards at work, my colleague Bridget recommended these. Bridget is one of those people that you can't help but bask in their beauty so of course I had to try them.
Rather than having to apply a separate fake tan, all you do is mix a few drops of this in with your normal body moisturiser. There's no fake tan smell, no streaks and no extra steps to your routine and I love the subtle colour this gives my skin. If you are a die hard tan fan this probably won't be enough for you, but if you just want to add a bit of colour to your corned beef arms, meet your new best friend. I have almost finished my second bottle and will definitely be repurchasing. 

4. Bobbi Brown Beach Perfume
If you want to know what I smelt like all year, this is it. From January to December I literally smelt like a summer holiday and I loved it.

5. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
I love this little orange sponge so much that I have somehow accumulated 4 of them! I much prefer this to the Beautyblender because of the flat side, in fact the flat side is the only side I use. I use this sponge to blend in my concealer and go over my foundation to get rid of any streaks of patchiness. 

6. Bumble and Bumble Don't Blow It Air Styler
I am notoriously lazy when it comes to my hair. I wash it at night, sleep on it wet and in the morning its dry. As I rarely heat style my hair I don't use that many hair products, but if ever a hair product was tailor made for me, this is it. 
This is designed to give air dried hair, texture and body without feeling like there is anything in it, and that's exactly what it does. After brushing my hair and applying Moroccanoil, I rub a blob of this throughout my whole hair and it just gives me exactly what I want, a natural 'wave'. 

7. Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Jelly
I think I have gone through three pots of this moisturiser this year, so that has to be a good sign. I actually use this as a pre-moisturiser before my serum and main moisturiser. I just find it keeps my skin hydrated, I rarely suffer from dry patches and touch wood, so far my forehead is staying pretty line free. 

8. Eylure Fleur Loves Lashes
If you asked me to pick a favourite YouTuber/Beauty Blogger I would always say Fleur. I actually reviewed her entire Eylure collection on Cosmopolitan and can safely say, this is not a case of someone just slapping their name on a product. From the designs, to the packaging, everything about these lashes  is original. The Fleur Loves (closely followed by the individuals) are by far my favourite. I just love how three quarter lashes really give you that feline look and there really is nothing similar that's available in Boots or Superdrug.
 I always know if a product is good if I can convince my 'real life' friends to use it and I have now got my friend Chloe swearing by these too.

9. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo +
I don't think I will ever not have this in my skincare regime. I swear that this saved my skin from some seriously spotty outbreaks and even though I don't need to use it religiously everyday, I always use it at least 3 times a week to keep those suckers at bay for good.

10. Zoeva Makeup Brushes
2015 was the year I tried Zoeva makeup brushes for the first time and they have easily become my favourite makeup brushes. My beloved Real Techniques Buffing Brush has now been replaced with the Zoeva Silk Finish Face Brush and the Petit Crease Brush was a revelation. The best brush sets in terms of quality and value. Plus who can say no to those copper handles.

11. Moroccanoil
Ahh Moroccanoil, the only product that has stayed in my yearly favourites since 2013. I have tried other oils and I know this has silicone in it, but I don't care because it really is the only oil that smooths the ends of my hair without leaving them feeling or looking greasy.

12. The Wet Brush
I never thought I'd see the day where I turned my back on my Tangle Teezer but I have, and it's so nice to use a hairbrush that doesn't fly out your hands every time you brush your hair. The Wet Brush just brushes my hair so much better than the Tangle Teezer. It gets to all that knots at the back of my head, whereas the Tangle Teezer only ever really brushed the surface. 

13. OPI Strength in Colour Tinted Nail Envy in 'Hawaiian Orchid'
2015 was the year that I officially fell out of love with nail polish. I used to love painting my nails bright colours and would paint my nails 4 times a week just for the pure joy of it. Now I hate bright colours on my nails and I'm sitting here with chipped nails that are in desperate need of painting. All those neutral colours that I used to think were so boring are now my new BFF's and this colour in particular by OPI has been a favourite. I just find the colour flattering on my skin tone and I love that its an opaque neutral, because there is nothing worse than streaky nail polish.

14. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I genuinely don't understand why people still fork out for Bioderma when this micellar water costs about £4.00 and lasts forever. I also don't understand people who still use makeup wipes, but there you go!

15. Colab Dry Shampoo
Luckily I rave about this dry shampoo enough that I knew I would have a photo somewhere in my iPhoto. This is the dry shampoo that stopped me hating dry shampoo. It genuinely is sheer and invisible, and sometimes I even think my hair looks better with this in it. The only problem is that I end up using half a can every time. Oh and make sure you get the Sheer and Invisible version, because the Extreme Volume version is NOT THE ONE.

Friday, 1 January 2016

My 15 Makeup Favourites of 2015

Happy New Year! I hope you all rung in the New Year in style. I spent it with my friends, Chilli Heatwave Doritos and Matthew McConaughey….. 
If like me you aren't ready to leave your sofa, let alone your house and the idea of making life plans for the year ahead makes you want to have a nervous poo, don't worry you are not alone.

As is tradition, I wanted to share my makeup favourites from the past year. I love reading/watching these yearly favourite posts…anything that keeps me procrastinating.

1. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation (2.5, Warm Sand)
The first Bobbi Brown foundation I've tried and it definitely won't be the last. This is my ideal foundation, it's lightweight, provides a medium coverage and looks natural on the skin. It might be strange to say but I also love the colour of this foundation, Bobbi's foundation's are quite yellow based and I love the warmth this gives to my skin.

2. Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in 'Candlelight'
Still my favourite highlighter, even though I've used it all up *sob sob* 
It's just the perfect highlighter, it goes with everything but is subtle enough that it doesn't look obvious. I want my highlighter to look natural, not like I've got huge chunks of glitter on my face.
 I am dying to repurchase this, and once I've got a through a few more highlighters I definitely will.

3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
When someone who works in the beauty industry raves about a product, you listen. My friend Lucy loves this palette (I think she is on her second) and now I know why. 
This is a powder for people who hate powders, it sets my makeup and gives me a glow. 

4. Charlotte Tilbury Rock 'n' Kohl in 'Barbarella Brown'
I'm not much of an eyeliner person anymore, but every time I go 'out out' this eyeliner makes an appearance. The dark brown colour is much more flattering on my blue eyes than black, it blends beautifully and lasts all night. Truly the only eyeliner I need.

5. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in 'Amazing Grace' and 'Walk of Shame'
My favourite of my favourites, no other lipstick comes close. I love everything about Charlotte's Matte Revolution lipsticks, the square tip is the perfect shape and makes application easy, the matte finish is non drying and makes my lips look fuller and the shade range is my perfect lipstick wardrobe. 
I wore 'Walk of Shame' for my entire 2 week holiday and 'Amazing Grace' is the most beautiful pink. Shout out to Bond Girl, which only wasn't included as I haven't had it as long. 

6. Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder
I used up 4 powders this year, all of them were more expensive than this powder but none of them were half as good. Besides my beloved Charlotte Tilbury powder, this is hands down the best setting powder and it costs less than a fiver. 

7. Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in 'Formentera'
My makeup favourites are Charlotte Tilbury heavy this year, but I really have fallen in love with her range and it's easily become my favourite makeup brand.
I wore this Beach Stick for most of the summer as it was the perfect russet bronze shade for that 'I've caught the sun over the weekend' look. These cream blushes are ideal if you have oily skin as they are non greasy and dry to an almost powder finish.

8. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
This concealer is an absolute delight. Ridiculously creamy and you can use it both under the eyes and to cover spots/redness. My favourite thing though has to be the doe foot applicator. I know that might sound ridiculous but it has a little dip in it, so it dispenses the perfect amount of product with no dragging. As you can tell, I love everything about this.

9. NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
After all these years this is still my favourite eyeshadow primer. It does exactly what you want an eyeshadow primer to do, stop your shadow creasing and increase the wear time, plus it's lightweight so it doesn't interfere with whatever shadow you put on top.

10. L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in 'Dark Brunette'
The only brow gel I used all year. It sets and tints and is so much better than the ridiculously overpriced Benefit Gimme Brow.

11. Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara
A very late addition to this years favourites but easily the best mascara I have found this year, possibly ever. This mascara does it all and gives me amazing length, volume and curl, which lasts all day. Obsessed with this.

12. Anastasia Brow Wiz
Anyone who reads my blog will know how loyal I am to the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, but it has finally been eclipsed by the Anastasia Brow Wiz. I did try this eyebrow pencil a few years ago but didn't like it as I felt it was too harsh and I went back to my Hourglass, but I've realised the key is getting the right shade. I am now using the shade Caramel and I love how this makes my eyebrows look full but still defined.

13. Bobbi Brown Corrector
If you struggle with dark under eye circles, forget concealer this is the stuff you need. It honestly makes dark circles disappear.

14. Ciaté Precious Metal Eyeshadow in "Lincoln Road'
As eyeshadow is the one makeup product I change the most often, I always find it hard to pick a favourite but this loose pigment by Ciaté really was a standout for me. Most loose pigments are a messy nightmare, but this has to be the easiest one I've used. It comes with a primer in the lid, which actually works really well and stops you getting eyeshadow all over your cheeks. 
This bronzy shade, paired with my Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace lipstick is still one of my favourite looks.

15. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Last but not least, bronzer. I cannot do without bronzer, even in Winter and this Too Faced bronzer quickly became my go to for warming up my complexion. Anyone who knows me will know I'm all about the warm tones and I just love the colour of this bronzer. Not only that but it also makes a great eyeshadow for those of you with baby blues.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

September, October and November Favourites

You know you've been a crap blogger when you have to combine three months of favourites into one post. I would just forgot about September and October, but they include some of my absolute faves *cough Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame lipstick cough*


Fleur de Force Cosmetic Bag £8.99

Typically, I don't use a makeup bag because I have so much of the stuff, I just keep it in drawers. But when I was on holiday I really enjoyed having less of a selection and just doing my makeup out of a makeup bag (if that makes any sense). 
Since coming back from holiday I have just carried on with this method and I love this bag so much because you can fit so much in it. Honestly its one of those Mary Poppins type bags, plus you can fit all your brushes in there without cramming them in. 

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette £40.00

When it was announced that Gwen was releasing an eyeshadow palette with Urban Decay, I immediately thought it was going to be full of really bright, unwearable colours. So when I saw this palette for the first time, I actually squealed with joy. 
This is a warm toned, neutral lovers DREAM. I would go as far to say its better than any of the Naked palettes, because it has great all over the lid shades. You know, those one colour wonders that you just blend over your eyelid and they're good to go. I am in love, and my current favourites are 'Steady' and 'Zone'. 
I will say there is quite a bit of fall out when you use these shadows, but just tap your brush and you will be fine.

MAC All That Glitters Eyeshadow £13.00

As you can tell, this is one heavily loved eyeshadow. Easily my favourite ever MAC shadow, I have been wearing this religiously with 'Zone' from the Gwen palette in my crease.

Clarins Instant Concealer £18.28 (on offer)

I've had this for ages but for some reason, I just didn't want to use it. I'm glad I finally did because this is a beautiful concealer. It works equally well under the eyes and on redness and blemishes. Its not too thick, so doesn't crease or cake and its the best thing to have in your makeup bag when you are going straight out after work and have rubbed all your foundation off your nose (story of my life).

Burberry Lip Cover in English Rose £23.00

An oldie, but a goodie. This is actually my second tube of this lipstick, which says a lot for a lipstick addict like me. My kind of nude, I forgot just how much I loved this.

Unite 7 Seconds Range prices start at £16.90

I am obsessed with this haircare range for a multitude of reasons, but first let me address the smell. This stuff smells absolutely divine and it stays in your hair, to the point where I find myself sniffing my hair throughout the day. 
I also noticed I started to get more compliments on my hair and I wasn't do anything differently, apart from using this. It just seems to make my hair more bouncy and shiny. 
I have already finished the shampoo (sob sob) so I need to restock asap.


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame £23.00

I wore this lipstick for my entire holiday, which was almost three weeks. I cannot put into words my love for this lipstick, I just can't. Honestly typing this up now, all I want to do is put it on my lips. Without a doubt my lipstick of the year. Charlotte I love you.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder £3.99

Last year I used up a lot of pricey powders, and you know what, they ain't got nothing on this £3.99 Rimmel job. This is just the best pressed powder there is (apart from the Charlotte Tilbury one, but you know that is literally £30.00 more expensive).

Wet Brush (Midi Size) £8.50

I have been loyal to my Tangle Teezer for years, but I was kinda getting sick of it flying out of my hand and across my bedroom. I found this in the beauty cupboard at work and decided to give it a go, and I'm so glad I did. 
First of all, it's so nice to use a hairbrush with an actual handle for a change. This also gets through my hair a lot better than a Tangle Teezer and makes it look a lot sleeker. 
I honestly haven't touched my Tangle Teezer since.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation (Warm Sand) £31.50

I only have the tiniest amount of this foundation left, and I'm going to be gutted when its all gone. It might be weird to say, but I love the colour of this foundation. We all know I love my warm tones and this has a very flattering yellow undertone, which really warms my complexion. This is very light, provides a medium coverage and delivers on its promise of looking like skin. 

RapidLash £18.28

This stuff genuinely works. I have been using it for a little over 3 months and my eyelashes have grown so much they now touch my eyebrows. Who knew that would make me so happy. 
Make sure you buy this from Amazon, unless you wanna pay £40.00 in Boots!

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer £25.00

My fellow bronzer addicts, you need to try this. The perfect warm toned bronzer, but be warned, a little goes a long way. I also ended up wearing this all month long as an eyeshadow.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara £20.83 on offer

The first time I used this mascara I thought it was shit, but I'm so glad I persevered because its actually amazing. This gives my lashes so much length and volume, plus it doesn't smudge or flake all day, which for me is a miracle. I would 100% repurchase this.

Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo and Conditioner £19.00

Excuse the dodgy picture, I actually finished these on holiday but took a picture so I could include them in my favourites post. I don't know whether it was the ridiculously soft water, or this shampoo and conditioner but my hair was #onfleek all holiday. Honestly, loads of volume and bounce, without me even using a hair dryer. I definitely need to try these in the UK to see if they work as well with our ridiculously hard water. 


Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm £32.30 on offer

I rely on balm cleansers to take off all my makeup in one go, mascara, lipstick, foundation the lot. This is a really luxurious cleanser, which transforms to an oil once you massage it into your skin. It removes all my makeup effortlessly and really is a joy to use. 
Shout out to the cloth that comes with it, much nicer than my bog standard flannel!

OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner £6.99

I am an absolute sucker for any beauty product containing coconut, I think my goal in life is to smell like a tropical holiday. 
Not only do these smell amazing, but they also leave my hair feeling really clean. You know that kind of squeaky clean feeling, that anyone who suffers from greasy hair craves. 

Smashbox Brow Tech Gloss Stick in Brunette £16.50

I know a glossy brow sounds weird, but I actually really liked this pencil. I didn't find it overly glossy and I really liked how creamy the pencil was, as it meant I could fill my brows in really quickly. This does seem to be a bit of a love hate product though, as I gave one to my friend and she hated it :(

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame £23.00

I did warn you I was obsessed with this lipstick.

Make Up Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Grandstand $9.99

Not going to lie, I 100% bought this because Jaclyn Hill uses it. You can actually buy Make Up Geek from Beauty Bay now in the UK, but it looks like everything is sold out! I ordered from the Make Up Geek website and had no problems shipping to the UK.
These foiled shadows are INTENSE, but beautiful. If you like your shimmer, you are gonna love these.  I wear these alone, all over the lid, you don't need nothing else.

Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in Baby Love £25.00

The most adorable makeup packaging I have ever seen and my favourite kind of natural, browny pink blush colour. Its a no brainer.

And this is how organised I almost was in September…..this is all my September makeup faves on ma' face!

I will be a better beauty blogger I promise!

Sunday, 29 November 2015

How much makeup can you finish in a year?

Its no secret that I'm a makeup addict, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, NARS, Bobbi Brown, are all my drugs of choice and we all know addictions don't come cheap. 

Last year I finally got my dream job, working on a magazine and I'm now in the position where I can get makeup for free through my job, something I'm sure Natwest are incredibly relieved about. 

As I stopped buying so much makeup, I started to realise just how much stuff I had, sitting in drawers going unused and it made me feel pretty guilty. At the end of last year I decided to make a conscious effort to downsize my makeup collection by using up the products that I had. 
Rather than using different products every day, I tried to use the same product until it was finished. Slightly boring from a blogging point of view, but it actually meant I used stuff up.

I kept all my makeup empties in a bag (Sephora of course) and have been saving them for a whole year, since last November. I also kept a note of how much everything I finished cost, just for that added shame value.

So, this is what a year of used of makeup looks like.


Diorskin Nude Glow Natural Glow Complexion Enhancer £28.50
Adds radiance to your face, without any shimmer. Not amazing and now discontinued.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray £21.00
This stuff genuinely works, although I do prefer the De Slick version.

Cover FX Illuminating Primer £29.00
Pricey, not particularly illuminating and didn't make any difference to the wear time of my makeup.

MAC Prep & Prime Skin Base £21.00
Slightly thicker primer but keeps your makeup on like glue. I used this on my Sister for her wedding makeup and it lasted all day in the summer heat.  

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup £27.00
This foundation photographs beautifully, I often use it for Wedding makeup and wore it myself when I was a bridesmaid for my Sisters wedding.

Diorskin Star Foundation £32.00
One of my favourite foundations of the year, lightweight and very natural looking.

Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation £36.50
A long lasting foundation, that looks natural and doesn't suck the moisture out of your skin. Worth the hefty price tag.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid £21.50
This was probably the oldest foundation in my collection. High coverage, smells like paint, not for me.

No7 Instant Radiance Foundation £12.50
My favourite summer foundation, gives you a glow that rivals Jennifer Lopez without feeling like you are wearing foundation. I would definitely buy this again.

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation £25.50
Not the best for oily skins but on normal to dry skin this gives some serious glow.

BB/CC Creams/Tinted Moisturisers

Diorskin Nude BB Creme £30.00
This was a godsend after months of wearing MAC Studio Fix Fluid. The perfect BB Cream for oilier skin types.

Rachel K Original CC Cream £26.00
A traditional CC cream from Korea, nothing like the westernised tinted moisturisers we have. Brightening, mattifying and actually worked really well as a primer.

Origins VitaZing £29.00
Not really a makeup item, more of a moisturiser with a hint of tint, no coverage at all.


MAC Prep & Prime Highlight in 'Light Boost' £19.00
This pale yellow colour makes for a great under eye highlight. This is the 3rd of 4th tube I have gone through.
MAC Prep & Prime Highlight in 'Light Boost' £19.00
A peachy tone for correcting dark circles under the eyes. Light Boost is better.

Bobbi Brown Corrector in 'Light Bisque' £19.00
An under eye miracle, if you suffer from dark circles make this your BFF.

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer £17.00
Amazing concealer that you only need the tiniest amount of. Annoying packaging that pumps out too much.

Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Creme £30.00
Cannot put into words how average this is and I spent thirty bloody pounds on it.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer £17.50
My BAE, my ride or die, my angel. So much better than the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer.

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer £8.49
A bit blah compared to the Lumi Magique foundation which I love.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19
Believe the hype.

Giorgio Armani Master Corrector £26.00
Not a patch on the Bobbi Brown Corrector.

Josie Maran Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon £13.00
I miss having this in my makeup bag. It was the one thing that would instantly pick me up if I was going straight out from work and had no time to re-do my makeup.


Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder £33.00
The most expensive, but nicest powder I have ever used. Feels like velvet and genuinely does make your skin look flawless (I have another two in my drawer, ssshhh)

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder £24.00
Buy this if you want your skin to look ashy AF. Just buy Rimmel Stay Matte instead please.

MAC Prep & Prime CC Compact in 'Neutralize' £20.50
A yellow toned powder designed to brighten the face. Actually works really well but its so hard, its near impossible to pick any powder up with your brush.

MAC Blot Powder Pressed £20.50
Proof that you can't always trust the reviews on Makeupalley. I thought this was the secret to an oil free face…..spoiler, it wasn't


Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel £32.00
The infamous cream bronzer, difficult to apply but worth persevering with if you like that bronzed look.  

MAC Alluring Aquatic Bronzer in 'Aphrodite's Shell' £24.00
Limited edition from one of MAC's summer collections. I really liked the sheen this gave my skin.


Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in 'Candlelight' £34.00
It was a sad day when I finally finished my beloved. This is my all time favourite highlighter and its taking all my will power not to run out and buy it again.

NARS Illuminator in 'Copacabana' £23.00
Mix a blob of this in with your foundation for some serious glow. 

Eyebrow Pencils

Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in 'Soft Brunette' £ 26.00 each
My favourite brow pencil.
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long Wear Brow Pencil in 'Taupe' and 'Grey' £29.50 each
Very similar to the Hourglass pencils, but not as good I'm afraid.
Smashbox Browtech Gloss Stick in 'Brunette' £16.50
Glossy brows might sound a bit weird but I kind of love this pencil and would definitely buy another.

Soap & Glory Archery in 'Brownie Points' £10.00
The best eyebrow pencil on the high street.


By Terry Ombre Blackstar's in 'Misty Rock' and 'Frozen Quartz' £29.00 each
My all time favourite cream eyeshadows. I wouldn't buy Frozen Quartz again but Misty Rock is the bomb dot com and I can guarantee anytime I wear this someone will ask what eyeshadow I'm wearing.

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in 'Champagne Diamonds £19.00
I prefer the formula of the By Terry sticks to these, but the Charlotte Tilbury have some serious glitter in them, perfect for a quick night out eye.

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in 'Golden Pink' £20.00
This is basically MAC's All That Glitters in cream eyeshadow form <3

Luna Twilight Bella Palette £19.00
I have zero shame in admitting this is a Twilight makeup palette. I'm all about the warm tones and you can't get much more warm toned than New Moon. 


MAC Technakohl Liner in 'Brownborder' £14.00
Creamy but also prone to smudging, get their eye kohl in 'Teddy' instead.

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in 'Grenat' £19.00
I loved this russet shade, which was a limited edition from their Christmas collection a couple of years ago.


Tarte Lights Camera Flashes Mascara £15.00 each
Possibly my all time favourite mascara…of course you can't buy it in the UK though :(

Bobbi Brown Smoky Eye Mascara £23.00
Never judge a book by its cover, this mascara is bloody amazing. Volume, length and zero smudging or flaking. One of my favourite discoveries of the year.

Clinique High Impact Mascara £8.00
A bit underwhelming.

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara £4.00
Lengthening, but not volumising. In hindsight maybe not as good as I originally thought.

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara £13.00
Sounds completely unnecessary but if you struggle to find a mascara that doesn't smudge on your bottom lashes, its completely necessary.

Lip Balm

Shell Lip Balm £14.99
If you have been into the world of beauty blogging/YouTube for a few years you will recognise these!

EOS Honeysuckle Lip Balm £5.95
Yes, that is what an empty EOS looks like. What does it say about my life if this is one of my proudest achievements?

Korres Lip Butter in 'Jasmine' £8.00
Highly moisturising and I love the range of colours.


Revlon Lip Butter in 'Berry Smoothie' £7.99
Loved the colour, didn't love the fact it transferred to my teeth every day, without fail.

MAC Lipstick in 'Cosmo' £15.50
I didn't just buy this for the name I promise. My favourite kind of nude.

MAC Lipstick in 'Hug Me' £15.50
A brown toned nude, one that you can slap on without a mirror.

MAC Lipstick in 'Lustering' £15.50
Made me realise I hate MAC's lustre finish lipsticks. They have zero lasting time and really dry your lips out. 

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick in 'Boy' £25.00
A pretty everyday nude, but nothing particularly special.

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in 'Liar' £15.50
Love this lipstick and how full it made my lips look. Will definitely repurchase at some point.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in 'Montego Bay' £19.50
Another favourite and one that I have to keep stopping myself buying. 

Total used up makeup = £1,250.61p

BRB, just off to do some recycling