Saturday, November 18, 2017

What's On My Face #7

Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace

 aspect that I felt has been missing from my blog and I've been wanting to bring back, is my beauty posts. It's the thing that originally ignited my passion for blogging and when I made the decision to stop primarily being a beauty blog, I kind of unintentionally left talking about my favourite lipsticks and foundations behind. And although I don't get as excited about the latest MAC releases anymore, makeup is still one of my biggest passions. One of my favourite posts I used to do is the 'face of the day' where I would showcase all of the makeup products I'm currently using and loving and so I thought I'd do another!

First, to prep and prime my skin; I've been using the 
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer which I have a little travel size for. I really like it and it creates the perfect base for foundation. However, I couldn't see myself paying the £30 price tag for the full-size. In terms of foundation, I seem to be opting more for high street brands recently. I hate ordering a high-end foundation online because you have to do that thing of spending hours trying to guess which shade you are. You settle on one, it arrives and it's still three shades too dark, even though it looked fine on Google. I also live in a small town so the only options local to me are Benefit, Chanel or Estee Lauder.

The Bourjous Healthy Mix Foundation is probably my all-time favourite high street foundation. It has the coverage that I need, isn't too perfumed and contains lovely ingredients and vitamins such as C, E and B5, which is meant to give the skin an instant anti-fatigue effect and take it from someone who has Chronic Fatigue, it definitely works! I apply it with the Real Techniques Miracle Sponge. I adore this as I find it gives you such a flawless finish and makes the skin look lovely and hydrated. For concealer, I usually go for one that's pretty high coverage because my under eye circles are darker than my soul. One of my favourites is the Studio Finish by MAC and I apply it with the Zoeva 142 brush. I then set it with some trusty ol' Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder

And then onto eyebrows... My all-time favourite brow product has to be the Anastasia Brow Pomade but unfortunately, I've run out of that at the moment so I've just been using a mixture of the brown eyeshadows that I have in my collection, until I repurchase. I've particularly been loving Cork by MAC and applying it with the MAC 266 brush.

Recently, I've been trying to make more of an effort to try new things with my makeup, instead of always sticking with what I know. One thing I had never tried was opting for a more "out there" eyeliner shade so I popped on a really pretty, subtle MAC shade named "
Naked Lunch", one of the more neglected eyeshadows in my collection and applied the blue Avon Super Shock Gel Eyeliner over the top and I absolutely loved it! I'm thinking of trying one of the NYX Vivid Bright Eyeliners soon because they look incredible and super pigmented and they come in shades such as blue, yellow, purple and orange. I finished it off by applying a little bit of highlight to my brow bone and inner corners of my eyes and applying the YSL Shocking Mascara which makes my short, non-existent lashes look a lot more noticeable.

For bronzer and highlight, I'm still completely obsessed with the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glowexpensive but nothing else compares. I use the Zoeva 127 brush to apply the bronzer and the Real Techniques Contour brush to apply the highlight. I absolutely adore the Zoeva brushes, I got the Rose Gold Collection for Christmas a few years back and they have lasted so well. The set is definitely a splurge but completely worth it if you're in need of a whole load of brushes to start off your collection.  

My lip combination is a mixture of the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in the shade 'Eastend Snob' and the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade 'Amazing Grace' which is a very pretty pink shade, that is perfect for every day. I have two shades of the Matte Revolution lipsticks and they're my favourite matte lipsticks ever! The colour is super pigmented and matte but not drying at all.

I hope you enjoyed my first 'real' beauty post in over two years! What products are you loving at the moment?

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