January ’16 favourites

Hi guys, so this is my first post and I thought what better way to kick things off than by telling you what I cannot live without!!

So up until Christmas, I had been using the Smashbox Brow Tech To Go (£20) in both Brunette and Taupe (Taupe at the front of the brows and Brunette from middle to tail) and I loved it!! But my boyfriend got me the illamasqua precision brow gel (£18.50 in strike and I cannot believe I’ve never tried it before! It is amazinnnnnng. It just glides on and you can either have it really natural or can make them super thick. Also, you get so much product it’s unbelievable and a little goes a long way! Where as the Smashbox brow product runs out quite quickly and it’s more expensive!

I also got new makeup brushes for Christmas and I was lucky enough to get the beautiful rose gold Zoeva set (£56.95). My brother got them from Love Makeup. I got the eye brushes and they are literally the best brushes I’ve ever used, they pick up so much eyeshadow and blend it so well. The brow brush teamed with the brow gel has changed my life.

 

I have three lipsticks that I choose between to wear every day.
The first one is Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Mauve Matte (£17). As soon as I saw this on I fell in love. It’s a nude lipstick but a little more on the pinkier side, but what I love about it is the matte finish. It lasts all day, and I mean ALL day. I can eat and drink and it’s still on, and its super moisturising. I really suffer with dry lips so matte lipsticks are normally a nightmare but this is so nourishing.

The second one is Mac’s satin finish in Faux (£15.50). Again, this is a bit pinkier but it looks good with every makeup look. It’s good to go from day to night and again doesn’t make my lips dry. It’s also really nice to top up, you don’t have to take it off to and reapply you can quickly just go over it.

And lastly, the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit in Candy K. I did originally purchase both Candy K and Dolce K but I was really not that fussed on Dolce K. It came out really dark on my lips and I was really not feeling it! Anyway, the Candy K is the PERFECT colour, it really is a dream. And the matte finish is just to die for. However, it’s not really as long lasting as I was expecting from a liquid lipstick, and after about half an hour to an hour it goes really dry and almost bitty on the lips. And this is definitely a lipstick you need to take off to top up. On the plus side, it just glides off so it’s still pretty easy to reapply.

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Dolce K & Candy K

 

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L-R = Faux, Cherish, Mauve Matte

You are probably sick of seeing this but it truly is a must have for foundation wearers/eyeshadow wearers/or anyone who wants a pick me up.

MAC FIX+. (£17)

I am so obsessed with this! I cannot live without it, I spray this all over my face after I’ve applied my moisturiser and primer and in the morning it is SOOOO good! It just wakes you up and makes you feel like a new woman! If I’m ever working with glitter eyeshadows I will spray it on my brush as it allows a lot more product to go on your eyelid and it also prevents a lot of fall out! I also spray this on my beauty blender and on my foundation brush. If you don’t have this in your makeup bag you need to get it! I promise you won’t regret it. The one thing I don’t do is spray it after my makeup to set it, I find spraying it before applying foundation works a lot better for me.

 

 

And lastly, my finishing powder. Ever since trying this I can’t imagine using anything else, and it is the Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder (£31) and I use shade light/medium. It’s a mineral foundation but can also be used as a setting powder. It has 48 minerals including pure gold and is so beautiful on the skin. Because it’s hydrating its super soft and just leaves your skin feeling nourished and radiant. A little goes a long way so even though it is a pricier powder it lasts a long time and you can also wear it on its own if you want something lighter.

 

 

If you’ve tried any of these products or have any products that you can’t live without please comment down below and I will give them a try!

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10 responses to “January ’16 favourites

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  2. LOVE the colour of Candy K!! X

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  3. Really wanted to get those Kylie Jenner lipsticks, kind of been put off now tho lol! I don’t mind having to constantly reapply but having to take it off then reapply just isn’t convenient while I’m at college or whatever xo

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    • Awh, they are gorgeous and they go on soooo nice but I think its because they’re so dry. You can apply on top of it, it’s just a lot nicer if you take it off. But she has said shes got a new formula on the new colour posie, so hopefully she’ll bring that across all colours and it will be better. Have you seen the Jeffree Star or dose of colour ones, they look unreal and had good reviews chick xx

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      • Hopefully she does if that’s the main downfall with them. Oh they look amazing! Like every single colour! Keep saying I’m going to treat myself to celebrity skin but haven’t bit the bullet yet lol xx

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  4. They are so gorgeous! You should do a makeup look with them too 🙂

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  5. Love your blog, just followed you so I’m looking forward to your other posts! I’m obsessed with Kylie’s lipkit me 😍 Could you please take the time and check out my blog https://seldane.wordpress.com

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