Thursday, 7 December 2017

November faves

This post is a little later than I planned, oops! But I still wanted to share the bits I was loving in November so here goes....

First up are two make up brushes from Exposed Cosmetics. I stumbled across this brand in Just Essentials, which is a beauty supply shop local to me, and fell in love with these two brushes from the Mermaid range. I went for a slanted one which I've been using to fill in my brows and a pencil brush which has densely packed bristles so its perfect for smudging out eyeshadow and eyeliner. They were a total bargain at £1.99 too which I just can't complain about. I'll admit I got these for how they looked as they were so pretty but I've actually ended up using them pretty much every day.

The Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (£27) is without a doubt one of the most beautiful primers I have tried. For me I'm not a fan of silicone based primers at all so when I discovered this one which is much more of a cream feel I had a feeling I would like it. On the packaging its actually referred to as a gel which I'm not sure I particularly agree with as it feels more 'lotion' like but nonetheless I like that it feels moisturising on the skin. It sinks in quickly and leaves a refreshed, smooth base to apply my foundation.

I have been using a trio of Make Up Geek Eyeshadows (£4.95) lately so often that I had to give them a mention, together they create a perfect soft, smokey eye for day to day. Creme Brûlée is a light toned brown that works perfectly to create a base in the crease, then I've been using Frappe to deepen it up a little and add some more definition before finishing with Cocoa Bear on the outer corners. They all have a matte finish too which I love for a subtle look.

L-R Creme Brûlée, Frappe and Cocoa Bear
Lets get on to lip products as I have about a zillion of them to mention. The Primark PS... My Perfect Nude Nourishing Lipgloss in Caramel Kiss (£2) is one of the best lipglosses I have tried in a long time. On the whole I'm not too into lipgloss but some days I just fancy a change. When looking for a gloss I want one thats got a good amount of pigment, isn't sticky and fades evenly leaving behind a colour on the lips. This ticks all those boxes and it really reminds me of the Anastasia Beverly Hills ones, except its £15 cheaper.

I posted about the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks in Love Liberty and Bond Girl (£24 each) recently so if you want to read that post in full click here. To sum up these have been two of my most used in November, Love Liberty is a gorgeous berry shade and Bond Girl is a muted burnt red. Of course they have the typical, beautiful, rose gold packaging and despite being matte formulas they're actually very comfortable to wear.

The Mac Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Burnt Spice is a nude I'm just obsessed with at the moment. It's brown based but I like that it has a bit of a peachy, pink tone chucked in there, I feel it sits somewhere perfectly in between all three meaning it would compliment loads of skin tones. I also love the formula of this, it dries down quickly and stays put an insane amount of time without making your lips all dry and crusty- hooray!

L-R Bond Girl, Love Liberty, Burnt Spice and Caramel Kiss

What products have you been loving lately?

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