So my lovely fiance treated me to not one but two MAC lipsticks a couple of weeks ago. These are the first MAC lipsticks I own (shock, horror) and asked for creme cup and peach blossom. These are both nude shades, hence the reason I went for them and I love them both. The consistency of both lipsticks are amazing and they are just so smooth and creamy. Creme cup is a much more pinky colour whereas peach blossom is more of a enhance your lip colour kind of lipstick. I have been wearing these on a daily basis and am now truly a MAC lipstick convert!
I recently visited a Superdrug with a Tanya Burr Lips and Nails section in store. I have been a massive fan of Tanya and thought it only right to pick up a lip gloss. I do not actually wear a lot of lip gloss so decided to go with just one. After swatching the selection I decided to go with Aurora.
My first impressions of this lip gloss are very good, especially for someone who is not a big fan of lip gloss. They smell and taste just like berries which is amazing.
The colour is beautiful and it applies really well. I was really surprised at how much colour the lip gloss gives off, as it is really light and doesn't leave your lips feeling sticky with product. It gives a really healthy pink glow to the lips without being over the top and it last for quite a while.
For someone who is not a fan of lip gloss I have been thoroughly suprised by this product and am definitely going to pick up some more. If you have any suggestions of which one I should try next then please leave a comment.
Have you tried Tanya's Lip gloss? if so what is your favourite shade?
I have spent a lot of time testing out new products and I have recently discovered my perfect combination of products. I have been using the same routine and products (except lipstick which I change depending on the day) for about 2 months now and I love it. So here is my updated makeup routine.
Foundation for me is the thing I really struggle with. I want to find a good foundation for my normal/oily skin but I don't want it to look too matte. I discovered the Rimmel Match Perfection last summer and had it in a darker shade but decided to try it out in a lighter shade and I really like it. It gives a lovely healthy glow without looking too shiny and it works with my normal/oily skin. This is in shade 100 (ivory). I apply this with my real techniques expert face brush.
I then apply my collection concealer in shade 2 medium/cool. This concealer is amazing and I am definitely not going to change it any time soon. I apply this under the eyes and anywhere I need extra coverage and then I blend it in with my real techniques setting brush. Then under the eyes and on the lids I apply my Rimmel Match Perfection highlighter and concealer just to add a little brightness to my eyes. I then blend it in with my real techniques setting brush.
I have been using this for ages now and I love it! It is the Rimmel stay matte powder in transparent. This stuff lasts all day and doesn't make you skin look full of powder.
For my eyebrows I have been loving the Maybelline brow pencil in Dark Blonde. I really struggle to find a pencil which fits with my blonde hair but this is the perfect colour. The only downside is that it doesn't last that long especially if you use it every day.
I got the naked 2 palette for christmas this year and have been using it non stop. Depending on the day will depend what colours I choose to wear but my favourites are Bootycall, Suspect, YDK and Tease.
I have been testing out this new mascara and I actually really like it. It is the Miss Manga mega volume mascara from L'Oreal Paris. I like the way it gives volume but leaves your lashes looking natural as well.
I love the Bourjois chocolate bronzer. This is in shade 51. I love the smell and the lovely colour it gives, it doesn't make you look orange.
My favourite blush every is the Rose Gold (926) blush from Sleek. The pigment is amazing and it gives such a rosy glow to your cheeks. I use it every day non-stop.
Depending on the day will depend what lip colour I will choose. My most used is the Revlon lipstick in shade 353 Cappuccino.
And that is my everyday makeup routine. Like I said before these are the products which I have tested out and loved so use them on a regular basis.
So I am back and I have missed you all very much. I have been absent for blogging for about 4 months now and I really missed it. My life has been so hectic at the moment; with finishing off my teaching degree and on my final year placement and also getting engaged and starting to plan a wedding.
I also spent some time reflecting on what I want my blog to be and there may be a few changes. To be honest with my tight student budget it is not going to be a blog where I am showing new things I have brought every week because its just not me and I don't have the funds to be buying new products every week. Instead I really want this blog to be a capture of all the things I love in terms of beauty, clothing, food and interests.
Also when thinking about how many posts I want to post each week, while on my final teaching practice it is crazy to think I could post one up every day. Instead I am really going to try and make the effort to post one blog a week, at the weekend. So check back every Saturday or Sunday to see a new post.
So I hope you all enjoy the new changes, an updated whats in my makeup bag and everyday look will following this blog shortly, so keep your eye out for that. Let me know if there are any specific things you would like me to blog about.