Wednesday 18 July 2012

Products I Have Been Getting Great Use Out Of!

Left to right: NARS Deep Throat, YSL Glossy Stain in 11 and Revlon Lip Butter in Crême Brulée.

The first product I have been using a lot and really enjoying is the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in 100 ivory. I find that this gives pretty good coverage but not too heavy, it smells really fresh (cucumbers?!) and it leaves the skin looking healthy and dewy which is exactly what I want from a foundation so I am really impressed by this.

Next are two Real Techniques brushes and predictably they are the Buffing Brush and the Stippling Brush. I use the first one for any foundation, whether powder or liquid, and I use the stippling brush for cream blush, powder blush, bronzer, highlighter, YOU NAME IT! I find Real Techniques brushes to be really soft, easy to clean and give really great, even application.

NEXT! I have been really enjoying my NARS Blush in Deep Throat (ahem!) because first of all the texture/formula of NARS blushers is just spot on and I love how peachy pink this colour is, so not only is it flattering but it goes with pretty much any make up. The fact that it has the typical NARS iridescent gold quality to it also means I don't need to bother with highlighter.

For my eyebrows, I was using a GOSH felt tip pen but now that I have gone back to blonde it is just way too dark for me. I also found that it made my eyebrows green! I gave it to my mum but it did exactly the same thing on her, but I am not sure why... Anyway NOW I am using the Eyelure Eyebrow Pencil in Medium to Light Blonde 3. I love this because you get the little tamer brush on one end and the colour is really great because it is ash toned rather than red/warm brown so it really works next to my blonde LOCKS.

I have two favourite lip products at the moment and the first is the Revlon Lip Butter in Crême Brulée, which is a lovely nude/brown colour. I love the texture of the lip butters because I find them to really soften my lips and they are so easy to wear. The second one is my YSL Glossy Stain in 11, which I love because you can wear it as just a kind of muted berry stain or as a proper gloss which stays on your lips for ages. The fact that it is glossy means it doesn't dry out my lips and I don't have to keep reapplying it. I love the berry/cherry colour too, it is really flattering.  

Before applying my foundation I have been applying The Body Shop's Limited Edition Radiance Primer. It is kind of weird to apply because it initially goes on quite lumpy but once it is blended out onto the skin it just leaves a really nice subtle glow and a smooth base for applying foundation onto.

The LAST product I wanted to mention is the Garnier Roll-On Anti-Dark Circles concealer which I have been absolutely ADORING at the moment. I love how light it feels yet it gives a really awakening, natural coverage for the horrible BLUE (?!) tones under my eyes. Yucky.

I really want to try the new Revlon Kissable Lip Stains that everyone is on about! I don't think I can get them in France but when I go back to the UK I will jump on that bandwagon...


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  1. I LOVE the real techniques stippling brush for cream blush. Also, I'm dying to try a YSL Glossy Stain! I'm saving my pennies ;)

    1. I know, they are expensive! But they last for ages so really because you don't need to reapply you use less....they last for longer...basically they are worth it!


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