New Makeup Favourites

We are two months into 2018, and already the makeup game has started to change! New and amazing products are being released, new trends are being formed and new ideas are being made into reality more frequently than ever. Between the new trend of ‘mixing’ all of your products in a specific category together, to L’Oréal’s new string of amazing products, money cannot leave my bank account fast enough.

The drugstore has some hidden gems, and they have certainly upped their game with regards to the quality of products they are producing. I remember a few years ago struggling to get a foundation to match my pale skin, and now I actually have a choice as to which foundation I would like, and I no longer have to fork over a lot of money for some products, because I can get an even better product at an even better price in Boots!

My new makeup love is the Collection concealer in the shade 00. The only concealer that has ever been light enough for my skin tone in Boots is the NYX concealer, and in all honesty, I hate that concealer! The concealer that I have been using for the past while has been either the Tarte shape tape concealer, or the Doll 10 cream concealer. However, Collection has changed the game with this affordable, medium coverage matte concealer, and I couldn’t be happier!

The other product that has stolen my heart is the new range of L’Oréal primers which consist of an illuminating one, a pore filling one, a mattifying one, a colour correcting one and an anti-fatigue primer. These primers are unbelievable! I actually prefer the pore filling one to the Benefit porefessional primer, and the illuminating one exceeds all of my expectations.

L’Oréal have also launched a new Infallible line of multipurpose stick foundations that can be used for highlighting, blush, foundation and contouring. These foundations retail for £8.99 in Superdrug and they are fantastic! They have a pretty good range of shades with varying undertones, however, the jump between the lightest and the second lightest is pretty big. I am shade 100 and my contour shade is 200, so unfortunately, I cannot buy a lighter to shade to highlight with. However, they do have shimmer shades for strobing, and they also have blusher shades.

Other product recommendations that I have include the new Makeup Revolution Re-loaded palette range, especially the Loaded Newtrals 2 palette! There are fifteen warm neutral eyeshadow shades of amazing quality, and all of it is only £4. There is one shade that isn’t the best (the burnt orange shade), but the rest are absolutely amazing, especially for the price point.

If you guys have any product recommendations that you want me to try or test, please let me know on my social media accounts, and I will happily put the product to the test!

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January Monthly Favourites

Oh my goodness! January is what seems like the longest month of the year! That’s why I really love taking some time to myself during the month to relax, pamper myself and unwind a little bit.

For me, winter months are about being cosy, warm and having a little bit of luxury in your life. Winter is the time when we indulge a bit more, and that’s exactly what is reflected in my January monthly favourites.

1. Your Good Skin Comforting Gel Cleanser

At £1.99 this is a complete steal! This is without a doubt the most unbelievable cleanser I have ever used. It removes all of my makeup, and yet leaves my skin silky smooth and perfectly clean. It nourishes your skin while it takes off stubborn makeup, and it has cleared up all of my spots, and left me with clean and clear skin.

2. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue

Underneath my eyes is usually an awful area. They are wrinkled, dehydrated and a general nuisance, and so for Christmas I decided to splurge and treat myself to this little gem. This has a wonderful cooling feeling upon application, and has made my under-eye area as young and youthful as it was before exams existed!

3. L’Oréal Age Perfect Foundation

From these products, I think it’s safe to assume that I have dry skin! However, I find that I need to do more than skincare to maintain a perfectly nourished complexion. This foundation has a gel-like consistence will a medium to full coverage. It leaves the most wonderful and dewy look to the skin, and it lasts about eight hours without needing powdered or freshened up.

4. Rimmel Insta Contour Stick

This little gem blends beautifully on the skin and leaves me looking sculpted and perfectly bronzed. The highlight side of this isn’t amazing, but it is pretty good. I would use this not only for contour, but also for eye makeup looks. If I pop the contour shade in the crease and blend it out, it leaves a stunning bronzy eye look behind. The only downside to this product is the lack of shades. The shades usually run quite warm-toned which isn’t the best for someone as pale as me, and the dark shade isn’t that dark either. I usually use the shade medium.

5. Bondi Sands Gradual Tanning Foam

Even in the summer months I am still pale and pasty, so I’m sure you can imagine how pale I look during the winter! That’s how I found this tan, and it’s one of the only fake tans that makes me look bronzed and not orange. One application makes me about one foundation shade darker, which is all I am asking for!