Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Recent Favorites 9.15.15

I don't know why it has taken me over a month to just sit down and write a post but it has so hello everyone, please don't forget I still exist! I thought I'd drop by and talk about a few products I have been liking recently so here we go...

I haven't worn classic nail polish in months and I applied Essie Petal Pushers the other day and I honestly think it is one of the most beautiful nail shades. It's a really interesting slate grey/blue shade and I think it looks nice with my pale skin tone. I feel like it was part of a collection but I found it on amazon when I looked it up so you can still get it if that is the case.

I'm all about that base (base, base, base, base, buttery biscuit base [put your hands in the air if you get this reference]) and although the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation has my heart, I guess this new guy is kind of my side boi. It's the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, which I really wish I had acquired sooner because it would've been great during the sweaty summer months but oh well I'm glad we've met now rather than never. I have two shades that I mix together: 101 Classic Ivory and 102 Shell Beige but I think 101 Classic Ivory will be great when I hit peak paleness come November time. This foundation supposedly has a demi-matte finish, 24 hour wear, medium coverage and an air-light texture. I can say that the texture, finish and coverage are all what it claims to be and that the wear is pretty good. In fact I think I did actually wear it for 24 hours when I flew from New York to London and missed out on a night's sleep. It also makes my skin look way more smooth and flawless than it actually is and it doesn't need powdering. I've been using with it the Beauty Blender, which I got recently in Sephora and I am totally converted. I used to think it seemed like a dumb way of applying foundation when you can just use a brush but honestly it's great because it doesn't disturb whatever is under your foundation because you're not rubbing your foundation in. It also somehow doesn't look cakey and I don't know if that has something to do with the fact that you wet the sponge first... not sure. It really makes your foundation look like it was airbrushed on.

I've also still been obsessed with the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Lacquer Liner in Espresso, which is my absolute favorite liner of all time. I prefer a dark brown liner because it looks a bit less harsh than black but it doesn't have any shimmer in it and it is still really opaque. It doesn't wear off on me and it hasn't dried out and I've had it for over a year. Annoyingly, I don't think you can get this in the UK but maybe you can get it online. 

Last but not least is the L'Oréal Paris Brow Artist Plumper in Dark Brunette. I had the blonde version before but it just made my brow hairs look a bit yellowy so I much prefer this one, it actually works with my medium brown brows and it doesn't look too dark. I like that this keeps my brows in place while also adding a bit of thickness without making my brows feel crispy.

I will be back with more regular posts from now on. Promise.

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