Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014 Makeup Favourites!

Tomorrow will be 2015! 2014 went by so fast!
Here are my 2014 makeup favourites, I thought it would more difficult to narrow down my favourite products of the year, but I manage to do it!
So let´s begin

I always start my eye makeup first! I forgot to include in the picture but my holy grail eyeshadow primer is the Nars Pro prime smudge proof eyeshadow base, it´s the best for my oily eye lids!

Eyeshadow- I love to play around with different eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes but the stand out, holy grail, if I could only have one eyeshadow is Mac Soba, I love it so much! This is my favourite eyeshadow ever!

Eye Liner- My favourite, another holy grail product is Dior waterproof eyeliner pencil 594 Intense Brown. I think I have repurchased this 3 or 4 times, that´s how much I love it!

Mascara- My holy grail is the Max Factor False Lash Effect, but I also loved the Lóreal Miss Manga.

Foundation- Nars Sheer Glow is still my holy grail but this year 2 foundations stole my heart, in the end I choose the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream, I love this foundation so much that I already bought another one! The coverage are colour match are just perfect! The other foundation that I also loved is the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation, I use it more in the evening for going out to dinner, parties or special events.

Concealer- I´m a bit of a floozy when it comes to concealer so I couldn´t  pick one, but for under my eyes the By Terry Touch Expert Advanced is still one of my holy grail products but the Nars Creamy concealer is also amazing! I have been using this a lot this year, I use the shade Custard which is more yellow toned, great for a bit of a highlight and the by terry is more peachy.

Bronzer- This year I fell back in love with bronzer, I stop using it for a while, but this year I loved using bronzer, and my favourite is an old favourite holy grail  Nars Laguna! It´s Perfection! I have a few bronzers that I love but this one has my heart!

Blush- I love me a peach blush! Pretty much all my blushes are a peachy shade, so it was super difficult to chose just one, in the end I choose Nars Gina, I just have been gravitating to this blush a lot through out the year.

Highlighter- This year I have skipped highlighter a lot, my skin texture hasn´t been the best so I didn´t want to make that more visible. But one highlighter that I used when I wanted a luminous glow is the Balm Betty Lou Manizer, it just gives a bronzy glow to the face. I also love Mary Lou Manizer.

Lips- This was so hard, because I love love lipstick  but in the end I choose Mac Patisserie for my nude/ natural colour and Mac Flat Out Fabulous for my bold shade.

Lip Gloss- It´s a fairly new addition but my Maybelliner Color Elixir in 725 
Caramel Infused has to be my favourite! Seriously love this color!

So here they are my 2014 makeup favourites? What were yours?
I hope you have an amazing New Year! Happy 2015!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

New In

I recently went to Spain and of course I did some Beauty shopping. Shocker, I know!!!
I definitely had to restrain myself, because if I had my way, I would have bought a lot more!
Now moving on to what matters, what did I buy????
As usual I went a little Nars mad, I bought the Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Cordura- I already used the lighter shade all over the lid a couple of times and I have to say its love! So beautiful! I can´t wait to use the darker shade to smoke it out, maybe next time I´ll go out for dinner.
I bought 3 lipsticks all in different formulas- the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita, it´s a warm rosy slightly red shade, sorry I´m terrible at describing colours. Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Tonkin, it´s a warm nude slightly pinky-browny 90s shade??? I know I´m amazing at describing colours, not! I also just realised that I should have taken the lids of the Nars lipsticks so you could see the colours! What an Idiot! Sorry! And finally I bought the Nars Audacious Lipstick in Brigitte, looks beautiful in the tube but on my lips it looks like a bright peachy-coral shade that I´m not sure it suits me, I shall keep trying to use it! I also have my eye on a few more colours!
I also went to Bobbi Brown, and bought another brush, this time was the Full Coverage Face, which is funny because I think it makes my foundation look more natural than full coverage like my beloved Sigma F 80 Flat Kabuki Brush does. But I still like it.
On the more affordable side I bought the Maybelline Color Elixir in 725 Caramel Infused, I´m OBSESSED with this colour! I LOVE IT! I also bought the Max Factor FaceFinity All day Primer, so far so good, I quite like it.
And finally I bought these Rimmel Keep Calm balms in 020 Pink Blush Keep Calm and Kiss and 030 Berry Blush Keep Calm and Rock.

Monday, 1 December 2014

October-November Favourites

Monthly favourites are always a tricky thing to write about, just because I use a lot of the same products must of the time and I always feel there are not enough to share, so this time I´m combining October and November products.
For my base I have been loving Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream in 32 Light Beige, the one in the photo is my brand new one, I´m pretty close to finish my other bottle, that´s how much I love this foundation, as soon as I was running out of it I had to immediately buy a new one! It´s just amazing, the colour is a pretty good match, it´s very yellow based just how I like it! The coverage is great, must of the time I don´t even need concealer!
For the eyes, I have been a bit of a floozy, but one that I used quite a few times was the Estée Lauder Pure Color Stay-on Shadow Paint in 01 Chained, it´s such a beautiful bronzy colour.
When it comes to blush I have been switching between Mac Mineralize Blush in Love Joy ( a shimmery bronzy-peach colour)  and Nars Gina Blush ( matte peach). Love them both!
For the lips, I have been enjoying a more nude lip than usual, again when it comes to lipstick I´m also a floozy, but there are 2 that I have been loving. The first one it´s a surprise to me it´s a peachy nude that before I really didn´t like but there is something about the Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Isola Bella that just works, and the second is the Dior Rouge Dior in 434 Brun Samarcande, it´s a lovely nudey, brown pinky shade that I have been using non stop. I´m obsessed!

What have you been loving this month?