Wednesday, 7 February 2018

January Favourites 2018

Most people agree that January isn't the best month after all the excitement of December but personally I didn't find it too bad. I got my blogging mojo back and have been putting a lot of thought into what I want to achieve in 2018. From a beauty perspective I didn't buy any new products and decided to be sensible and make use of the vast collection I already have. Therefore all my favourites this month are rediscoveries which personally I'm happy with!

I seem to have developed some kind of obsession with the ColourPop Yes, Please! Palette (review, $16), the warm colour range in this beaut is just perfect. I love that you get a few brighter pops of colour thrown in too. The formula of these shadows is great and it doesn't take much work to get them to blend making is easy to use. I travel frequently and the size of this is perfect to sling in my bag, if only it had a mirror!

I'm all about the glowy blushers right now and have been reaching for two to achieve that look. Firstly the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso (£10) is a peach tone with a subtle gold shimmer running through it which makes your skin look so radiant. I find the pigment has good colour pay off so I usually build this up with a couple of light layers rather than going in with loads of the brush straight away. The Sleek Rose Gold Blush (£4.99) also has a beautiful gold shimmer which again has been giving my cheeks that healthy, glow look, which has been much needed in the colder weather! This is famous for a being a dupe of the Nars' Orgasm Blush but for a fraction of the price.

For highlight I have been using the Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder in Light Infusion a lot. I actually picked this up in Dublin so I'm not sure how easy it is to get in the UK, I've never spotted a Catrice stand here, but if you find it you really cant go wrong. It is crazily pigmented and gives an intense pink, icy glow once its been built up a little. The formula is very smooth so it blends into your foundation well.

L-R Light Infusion, Luminoso and Rose Gold
Thanks to the Amazon sale I stocked up on the Real Techniques Setting Brush (£7.99) which were in it for £1.60 each (thanks Sal for the tip, I know you read my posts ;)). This brush is without a doubt my favourite from Real Techniques, its the perfect shape for applying setting powder under the eyes, around the nose and on your t-zone. The quality is also great, I have had my original one for a long time and it still washes up nicely. The newer ones have had a bit of a revamp and the handles have a more vibrant colour which I like, the cut of the bristles is still the same too- hooray!

The classic duo of Mac Whirl Lipstick (review, £16.50) and Mac Lip Pencil in Whirl (£14) has been getting a lot of use. This was the combo to be wearing when the 90's lip trend was huge a couple of years ago and this month I have got reacquainted with it. It's a gorgeous brown toned, dark nude shade which I love to wear with a bronze eye. The wear of the Mac Lip Pencils is always great and with the lipstick being a Matte finish this is a very long wearing lip!

Last but not least is the Primark PS... Nourishing Lipgloss in Caramel Kiss (£2) which I have spoken about several times before. This gloss is non sticky, pigmented and long wearing which is exactly what I want from a lipgloss. I do tend to wear it over a lipliner to intensify the colour but it works just fine on its own also. When I've been wanting a glossy lip lately this is without fail the one I have been reaching for.

L-R Caramel Kiss, Whirl Lipstick and Whirl Lip Pencil
What were you loving throughout January?


  1. I really love the look of that Primark lip gloss. I went looking for it but their beauty stands were so busy and cluttered, I backed off haha! xxx

    1. I keep hunting for the other colours but having zero luck! I'll have another attempt this week ha Xx