Another week, another Sunday. I feel like it’s the time when I read the most blog posts – a perfect lazy day to find new blogs to follow! I spent a lot of this week in warm jumpers, chunky boots with a scarf wrapped round me like a blanket so I’m happy the cosiest day of the week has arrived. This afternoon I’m sharing a few of my current go-to beauty products that I’ve loved and/or discovered in January.
Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick in Child Star
More often than not, I’m wearing either bare lips or a simple gloss. Unless my base makeup is quite full coverage, I don’t love the way lip colours look on me. Does anyone else feel like this? Anyway, when I have been wearing lipstick this month, it’s always been ‘Child Star’ liquid lip from Too Faced. It’s the perfect, nude, mauve/pink shade that looks pretty with almost any makeup look. Without fake tan, it looks more dramatic but still wearable. Recently though, I’ve been more bronzed so it does become more of a nude shade. I can always trust this lip colour to last for hours, feel comfortable and stay in place.
Essie Polish in ‘Not Just A Pretty Face’
Like with lipsticks, I love a good nude-pink nail polish! This shade from Essie is just perfect! The sheer polish can be built up to a more opaque finish, but looks just as pretty as a gentle wash of colour over your nails. Essie formulas are always nice and thin, which I think is what makes them chip far less. I’d say 3-4 coats of this gets you the full opaque pink colour, and lasts for around 8 or 9 days. Pretty good! It’s a good every day colour that doesn’t distract away from your outfit – more compliments it!
Primark Blush in ‘Taboo’
As someone who gets rosy cheeks (and doesn’t like it!), a lot of the reason I wear foundation is to hide that redness! Due to this, I often avoid blusher – there are lots of pink and red tones blushes out there which don’t really suit my pale skin. Cue the Primark discovery! This beautiful peachy-coral blush was just £1.50. It’s completely matte (the way I like blushers to be – shimmer added with highlighter!). The colour makes my skin look much more healthy, so I’ve surprised myself by wearing it almost every day this month! A winner for me.
Makeup Revolution Concealer
Another affordable addition to my makeup bag! This high coverage, creamy concealer is just £4, and a fab dupe for the famous Tarte Shape Tape concealer. I’ve reviewed it in full in this blog post all about it. For the price, it is an amazing concealer. It does crease under my eyes slightly – but in all honesty, I’ve only ever found one concealer that doesn’t – that’s what having dry skin does! If you see this in your local Superdrug, it’s definitely worth picking one up. For reference, I have the shade C2!
Origins Rose Retexturising Mask
For me, there’s nothing better than a good face mask. I find it so satisfying; masks are one of those beauty products where you can often feel and see instant, noticeable results. I’ve happily made my way through this Origins Retexturising Mask over the past few weeks. The rose-scented mask has a textured consistency so I like to apply with a flat brush all over my skin and leave it to set. 10 minutes later, I’ll use a damp face cloth to remove it. My skin feels super super soft after using this, and has been pretty clear recently too. I’ll be buying the full size for sure!
KISS Lash Glue
I don’t wear false lashes very often, but I have a new favourite lash glue for when I do. I was lucky enough to receive this one from KISS in a PR parcel and I’m so glad I did! The glue comes with a brush applicator so you can paint it onto the strip before allowing it to dry, then applying. This glue kept my lashes in place all evening, none of the dreaded peeling away at either end of the strip! When it comes to false lashes, a strong glue can make all the difference. This one is staying in my makeup bag!
What have you loved this month?