24 January 2016

Current Beauty Favourites #1


I have always enjoyed the idea of monthly favourites but no matter how hard I try I can never be consistent and do it every single month, so I've decided to make things easier on myself and throw monthly favourites out the window for good. Although 'current beauty favourites' is essentially the same it gives me more freedom, sometimes there will be old timers, products I've only used for a matter of days and of course I can post it whenever I choose.

Let's get started shall we? First up is the Benefit Boi-ing Concealer, this was included in one of their gift sets which I received a verrrry long time ago yet due the medium shade being no wear near my pale skin tone I avoided using it. One day I decided to try it out and I actually really like using the top lighter shade, it's a lot lighter on application that I assumed it would be as it's a more pink based concealer, making it's perfect for wearing underneath foundation and I actually enjoy using the darker shade for some light contouring. It's got a very creamy texture making it easy to blend in to the skin with buildable coverage, a little goes a long way.

Next is a quite a new favourite, the Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion. I adore the Body Shop's Tea Tree Facial Wash so I eager try something else from the same range - a night lotion is a product I've never used and is a sensible addition to my skincare routine so it was an obvious choice. I was pleasantly surprised when I first used this, it only takes two pumps and my face looks noticeably clearer in the morning.

Every beauty blogger seems to speak about Kiko's wonderful products so when I visited Brighton in November I couldn't resist and picked up a handful of products including a few metallic Kiko Smart Eye Pencils. I've been constantly using the taupe with hints of purple shade 803 on the lower lash line paired with my perfectly matching Topshop Mono in the shade Interstellar on the lid for a quick smoky shimmery look. I was a little doubtful due to the low price tag, but it's got great pigmentation, it's creamy and smooth to apply and happily stays put.

There is one reason to why I purchased this Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in the shade Rosewood, I am a Pretty Little Liars fan and so it was meant to be - though I'm pretty sure the lipstick has no association to PLL at all.  The lipstick has a nice creamy formula, seemingly quite moisturising but one application is still enough and I feel like it's my perfect nude.

I had to include the Real Techniques Angled Highlighter Brush in these favourites, though it's not sold separately but instead from their Deluxe Gift Set. I decided to try out the brush when I was using my Topshop Glow Highlighter in Polish to see if it would apply and blend how I wanted it to, safe to say I now use it every time and I'm sure it would work even better with a powdered highlighter too - recommendations please?!

I've been searching high and low but I cannot find out or remember where I got this Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner from, I assumed it was included in a beauty box but who knows?! This lovely liner is in the shade Black Amethyst, not quite black but only just purple making it perfect for the lower lash line. I like to use a blending brush to smudge it out and then accompany it with any dark shadows I can find, I've really enjoyed wearing this as defines my eyes and manages to stay put all day.

Lastly is the ever so pretty Balmi Cube Lip Balm in Roseberry, I have been using this on a daily basis and it's safe to say my lips are lovely and soft. I used this for my makeup look in my recent post 'No Time For Fuss' as it's needed in this cold weather and is ideal for throwing in your handbag. I also can't help including it in Instagram photos as it's so pretty.

What beauty products are you loving right now?

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3 comments

  1. Ooh the Benefit concealer sounds fab! I lost my KIKO lipstick and I'm SO disappointed - it was really good

    Steph - http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

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  2. I think I've never tried any of those products. Need to check out that lotion
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

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  3. I love the benefit concealer but i've ran out now!

    Lovely post, such a great read ;)
    Daizy from| www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com

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