If you follow me on Twitter you may have seen me mention I am moving. I am heading down to Cornwall from Merseyside & I’m so excited for a new adventure. Even though I have moved more than 20 times (I’m an Army child) it never gets easier, I’ve tried to be very organised with this move & have been packing up all my belongings over the past couple of weeks and that includes all my skincare & makeup. I wanted to share with you the makeup I have kept out to see me through the next 5 days.
Essence Plump no Clump Mascara* – Essence is one of my favourite affordable brands & I have been loving this Mascara it makes my lashes look really full and thick and its a very intense black. It doesn’t give much length but if like me you have give naturally long lashes but need help with making them look more healthy and thick then this is a wonderful mascara.
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner -This is a very intense black felt tip eyeliner, I love how precise the nib is so you can get a very neat thin liner or build it up to be much more dramatic. This eyeliner is so easy to use and it doesn’t bleed or transfer on to my upper lid (I hate it when liner does that) & I really like to use this eyeliner to do cat flicks as its so neat & fluid.
Collection Cream Puff Lip Cream – I have the shade Cotton Candy & the colour is a pretty dusky rose pink which applies evenly and creamy on the lips. It feels moisturising & it dries to a velvet matte finish. Despite this being a matte finish it doesn’t feel drying at all & wears off the lips evenly after a few hours. Its very affordable, it smells so good and the colour is beautiful! Thats 3 reasons you should buy it, if you haven’t already.
Rimmel Glam Eyes in Brixton Brown – I love this small palette, you get 5 really wearable shades. They’re all pigmented and very easy to work with, I do really love the red toned copper colour in the centre, its gorgeous to wear it alone all over the lid. I figured these are very me shades and its a good safe bet to keep out & I can get a few eye looks using these 5 shades. I like the quality of Rimmel eyeshadows and love that their palettes are so dinky and travel friendly.
Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream SPF25 – This gives my skin such a even healthy look, its formula feels lightweight on the skin but still offers a good amount of coverage without feeling or looking too heavy (if that makes sense). I have been using this quite a lot over the Summer and its become a staple in my makeup routine, I also really like that it has SPF25, so you’re getting a good amount of protection too.
Seventeen Stay Time Concealer – I love this concealer & I have repurchased it three times now. It gives good coverage without being heavy or looking like you have tried to cover up imperfections. The staying power of this is up there with high end concealers. Its another product that is affordable & if you haven’t tried it already then I highly recommend picking it up.
Soap & Glory Solar Powder – This product gets a lot of love from me & I think I have used it almost daily since I bought it. It gives a natural glow & it never looks orange or muddy. I LOVE it, I have hit pan on it & the rubbish (cheap) cardboard packaging is almost ready to give up the ghost so I am in need of a new one. If you’re quite pale then this is the perfect bronzer for you. Oh & the good news is Soap & Glory have repackaged it & it now comes in more robust plastic packaging, this makes me very happy indeed.
Glo & Ray Nuage Solo Blush in Star Dust* – This is a real gem in my collection & think its just the more beautiful blush. It is a peachy pink with an iridescent finish, it adds a fresh bright colour to the cheek which lifts your whole face and makes you look healthy and glowing. It has fantastic staying power & the colour is still visible after a long day. The formula is so buttery and pigmented, there is no shimmer in it so don’t worry about looking like a disco ball. This has been a gorgeous addition to my makeup bag & I want to try more of these solo blushes as they come in a pretty range of colours.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Protectant Stick – I had this in a pot last year & I much prefer it in stick form, its more hygienic and & I feel like It has lasted a lot longer too. This feels instantly hydrating and nourishing on the lips & it helps lock in moisture and keep lips looking and feeling soft and smooth. It also contains SPF15 which I really like so I know my lips are protected too.
Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.