I am 100% on board with the Clinique Chubby Sticks, they’re effortless and so easy to use. This is one of their cheek chubby sticks and it is in the most beautiful rosy pink shade. This gives a pretty healthy flush of colour. I find this doesn’t last too long on my skin but I do have quite oily skin so that might play a part. This does apply and blend really well and I adore the shade. I am looking forward to wearing this more as we head towards Spring.
I have a few mascaras on rotation at the moment and this one from Tarte is my favourite for giving definition and length to my lashes. It is a great everyday mascara and really holds a curl. If you prefer your lashes to look more dramatic and full this isn’t for you. This coats every individual lash and is intense black. I have enjoyed all 3 of the Tarte mascaras I have tried and I want to give their foundations a go next. If you have recomendations of Tarte products I would love to hear them.
I haven’t been wearing very adventurous makeup so far this year & I’ve been enjoying the low key, natural look. This lippie is one of the 6 nude shades released by Rimmel to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Kate Moss and Rimmel London’s beauty collaboration, this Boho Nude is perfect for my current mood, it is a very easy to wear true soft brown nude. This is one of those lipsticks you can keep in your handbag because it would look great for any occasion, it is easy to apply and feels creamy smooth on your lips. It doesn’t have the greatest staying power but I don’t mind having to reapply throughout the day. I love the rose gold packaging too.
I have these smudge stick liners in an array of colours and to be honest I like them all but there is just something so pretty about this moray shade. It is a stunning olive green with a very subtle hint of sparkle. These are waterproof and have some serious staying power. It adds a little pop of colour to your eye look without being in your face and it is often nice to wear something other than your usual black eyeliner.
I have been applying this new YSL foundation with The Body Shop Buffing Brush and I think they’re the perfect duo. This applies beautifully and wears well throughout the day. It has a medium coverage and gives my skin a healthy radiance which I like. I also think that this looks better throughout the day and its lightweight formula means it doesn’t look or feel heavy.
It contains Vitamin E which protects against free radicals and also has SPF 22 to provide sun protection. I was a little worried to try this at first as I have heard YSL foundations often break people out but I didn’t have any problems at all. I have the shade B30 Almond and it is a great match for me, this foundation is available in 19 shades and YSL have great Touche Éclat Shade Finder so you can chose your ideal match.
I made this 10 pan freedom palette a couple of years ago in the INGLOT store in Amsterdam. I still love all the colours I chose but I just haven’t been using it much these past few months. INGLOT eyeshadows are amongst the best I have ever used, high-end quality with a purse friendly price tag. If you get the chance to visit a store (i know there isn’t too many) you have to make your own palette. They have a huge selection of shades, finishes and textures, I’m excited to start using them again.
I have totally fallen back in love with mineral foundation, I forgot just how pretty and natural the coverage looks. It feels lightweight on the skin and you can build up the coverage if you wish. I also use this as a setting powder on top of a liquid foundation if I want that full coverage look and this powder leaves your skin looking so silky smooth and flawless. If you haven’t tried a mineral foundation before I highly recommend this one, it comes in 20 shade options and has SPF15.
Clinique Chubby Stick / Rimmel Boho Nude / Inglot Eyeshadows 407 / 452 / 405