I have to say that just lately I have been really happy with my make up products - usually there is always something that I'm not quite satisfied with or I've seen something new that I think will be better than what I've got already. This is turn has made it easier slightly on my bank balance, especially since Christmas!
My go-to foundation lately has been Benefit Hello Flawless, which is oil free, has SPF 25 and comes in a shade light enough for my skin. It has medium to buildable coverage and has a dewy finish, which for oil free is a good result. SPF is a bonus, however I have to remember not to wear this if I am taking photos etc - otherwise it causes major ghost face!
Under my eyes I've been using the Clinique Superdefence SPF 20 eye cream, which I've mentioned in a previous post. It adds extra protection from sun damage etc to under the eyes, which is the most delicate and vulnerable area of your face in terms of being sensitive and in danger of premature lines. It soaks in easily and quickly, so I only wait less than a minute before applying the rest of my make up.
A new addition to my routine is the Bourjois Java Rice Powder, which I've been using to set my base. It is really light and finely milled, and adds a nice touch of natural looking glimmer to my face. It has been said that this is a drugstore dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, but as I haven't used that before then I can't really say if I agree or not!
MAC Phloof! is an eyeshadow that I love to use in the inner corners of my eyes to create the illusion that they are bigger and brighter. It is the ideal shade to use for highlighting, I also use it on my brow bone and sometimes in my cupid's bow - it really is a multi tasking shade that I always find myself reaching for.
My last post was dedicated to this, but the Tom Ford lipstick in Spanish Pink will probably remain a firm favourite until I've used it all up! I love the peach toned nude shade, I've pretty much worn it every day since I got my hands on it and the quality of it justifies the hefty price tag - just about!
I'm forever banging on about my love for my Zoeva Rose Gold brushes, but it's because they are just so damn good! The brush quality is excellent, and the fact that they look amazing is a really nice bonus.
My holy grail mascara will forever be MaxFactor False Lash Effect, if you want volume as well as length then this is definitely the mascara for you. I have the waterproof version at the moment because I find that it holds a curl better, but it is obviously a little trickier to remove than the non waterproof version.
Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Hair Spray smells as good as it sounds; it is my new favourite hair product by far, it holds my hair in place for hours and it smells good enough to eat - and all for only £4.99!
There are my current beauty favourites, it was quite hard this time to narrow it down to these few products but each of them have really earned their place. What have you been loving lately? Do you like any of these products? xx