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It’s been a while since my last beauty post (do I literally say that every time?) and in the same style as my favourite moisturisers I wanted to do a post on my favourite makeup bases.

Before we get into the good stuff, I don’t like anything that is heavy coverage, and prefer dewy bases. I break out easily so thankfully none of these bring me any blemishes!

The newest addition to my bases is Glossier Skin Tint. This is perfect for when you don’t want to wear much on your skin, but you do want a little bit of something, just incase you end up going out. It’s quite sheer, but because I’m not a fan of heavy bases this is amazing for me. I think this is going to be a long lived favourite of mine.

The next base is marketed as a hybrid skincare-makeup product, and it’s the Dr Jart BB Cream. This as more coverage than you might expect, although for obvious reasons it doesn’t last the longest, nor would I really expect it to. It’s a great lightweight base that’s super easy to blend in.

Two of my favourite base products are foundations. I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation because it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin but gives you great coverage and a dewy fresh base, it has pretty good staying power too and I’m not a massive powder-er I must admit.

I also really enjoy the L’oreal Cushion foundation, and every time I use it I berate the fact that I haven’t used it more! It really leaves my skin looking its best, definitely one to have a peak at the next time you’re at the shops.

Another new pick is the Rimmel Match Perfection. I’ve heard such good things about this I just *had* to pick it up, and I’m so happy with it. I’ve been using it every time I wear makeup for the last couple of weeks and it’s a becoming a bit of a love-fest to be honest. It gives really good coverage but just looks like skin. I know, I don’t know how they do it either.

 

What’s your favourite base? I would love to hear your recommendations!

 

I’m always thinking about beauty ideas for blog posts, and I do still enjoy writing and reading them. Today I thought I’d share what’s in my current makeup bag (I could call this the Winter edition but lets be honest, it doesn’t change that much all too often.)

I use The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA as a primer, it leaves my skin feeling super smooth and quite tacky, ready to apply a base.

The base product I’ve been using at the moment is Bourjois Healthy Mix, and I love this foundation because it’s very light but still has really good coverage that gives me a bit of confidence.

I’ve been using my Sleek Contour palette, and using the ‘contour’ shade as a bronzer, which works super well. I love this little palette and its lasted me so long. It’s very affordable too so it gets a major thumbs up from me. Then I go in with my Glossier Haloscope in Moonstone which I apply with my fingers, this stuff is dreamy. It just gives you a lit from within glow.

For eyeshadow I am obsessed with my Urban Decay Naked Heat palette. I didn’t like my Naked 3, but this palette is everything to me right now. The copper colours really suit my blue eyes and make them pop. There’s so many beautiful shades in this too, and it’s very pigmented. I’m always using my favourite ever mascara too, the Maybelline Push Up Angel.

On my lips I’m using the Glossier balm dot com in Birthday Cake, which yep, you guessed it, it’s the dream. I feel like I need 50 back-ups incase I suddenly run out. I’ve started popping the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk over the top to line my lips and it’s becoming the perfect combo.

Have you tried any of these products?

charlotte tilbury flatlay

The day I received this package from the lovely team at Charlotte Tilbury I literally screamed, no word of a lie here people! Immediately I wanted to dig in and get trying *everything* out, but of course I wanted to share it with you guys too and do a review on the blog. So that’s what you’re getting today!

I also wanted to get this post out before Christmas, as I honestly think it would be the perfect gift for any beauty lovers in your life. The Beauty Icons Makeup Set contains all of the most popular CT products that come with rave reviews.

Firstly, I tried the Full Fat Lashes. This comes in a mini sample, and I can say that while I haven’t tried that many high end mascaras, this is incredible! I don’t like clumpy lashes, but I do like them to be as long and fluttery looking as possible, and this definitely hit the nail on the head. One to repurchase in full size? Definitely.

The mini Wonderglow that is included had me very excited to try, as I love lighter coverage bases that promise you a bit of that J Lo hue. I used this under a BB cream when I first applied it, but I don’t think I’d bother with any other base next time. It’s going to be my ‘go-to’ base for when I want to wear a little something, but not anything heavy on the skin, a day at home or running errands.

There is also the cutest size of mini K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Penelope Pink, which is a gorgeous creamy nude that even looked good on my pale skin-tone. I struggle with lighter lip colours as some can wash me out, but I loved it! I can’t wait to get more wear out of it in the next few months too.

I’ve heard so many good things about the Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk (which comes full-size by the way, how fab?) and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s like my perfect lip colour that I can just use for a little bit more definition, and it may be one for the wedding day! It’s worth the hype.

The only product I haven’t tried yet but I am SO excited to is the Magic Cream. I’ve seriously been wanting to try this for years, so I can’t wait to test it out. I’ll be sure to let you know on my social media what I think, so stay tuned if you’re after a new luxury skincare product.

Plus, I must add all the packaging is absolutely gorgeous on these products, and they really do feel luxurious.

So guys, are you tempted? And what are your favourite Charlotte Tilbury products I need to try next?

products on table

 

It’s been a hot minute since I updated you guys on products I’m trying out, and because these are some of my favourite posts to read I thought its about time I got you updated.

The first two products I actually won in a giveaway! I’ve only used the Dr Jart Beauty Balm  once so far, but was honestly so impressed. It says its a hybrid between makeup and skincare, and it actually gives a surprising amount of coverage. It’s extremely natural looking on the skin and the fact that it’s only £8.00 from Boots means I will *most likely* be repurchasing.

I have a love-hate relationship with rose scented stuff, because I don’t like the powdery ‘granny’ smell, but this little guy is nothing like that. The Rose Salve  seems to be a popular product in a beauty lovers world and I can totally see why. I will go as far to say that it’s becoming my favourite lip balm ever. Yup, I’m going with it! Have I mentioned it also smells like an absolute dream?

I recently become an ambassador from the Botanics range in Boots, which I’m so excited about! They sent me a few products to test out including the Face Scrub & Radiance Balm. I’ve only used the products a couple of times, but the face scrub is one thats super gentle, which is great for my sensitive skin, but still does a great job on removing dead face skin *ugh why did I just say that?*

The radiance balm is becoming another favourite as it doesn’t feel tacky or greasy, just leaves the skin looking really dewy. Plus, its actually super watery which I didn’t expect but that means it doesn’t clog my skin up at all and leaves me with no breakouts, yay!

Have you been testing out any new products recently, I would love to hear what?!

eyeshadow palette

I haven’t been motivated to write a beauty post in SO long. When that happens I tend to have a little potter around my makeup collection to see if anything sparks a blog post idea.

I’m definitely a regular eye-shadow wearer, for some reason my makeup just seems to look a bit better when I have it on. On the days that I can be bothered to wear makeup, of course.

I’m all about that bit of shimmer on the lids. However saying that, I only use two (of the four or five) palettes I have.

My oldest love is the Smashbox Full Exposure  palette which I’ve had for a few years now and I still love it as much as when I got it. Its my go-to. The colours just work so well together and I think it’s actually super easy to use, I’m in no means a professional. The brush it comes with is what I’ve been using for every eyeshadow look since I got it, it’s such a good one and definitely not one to throw to the side.

The Zoeva Nude Spectrum palette is a bit more of a newer purchase for me, well I say new, I got it at Christmas. I like it just as much as the other, but with this one I tend to just stick to the shimmery shades and I haven’t really used any of the mattes on this one. This palette seems to have a bit more of ‘fall-out’ than the other, but it’s nothing ridiculous.

I know I’m not *super* familiar with all the eyeshadow palettes out there, but these two are my faves and the ones I always gravitate towards.

Whats your favourite eyeshadow palette that I need to pick up next?