Monday, 31 May 2010

My Go-To Products

Hi everyone :) I thought I would do a quick post today about my go-to products after I saw a number of beauty bloggers and youtube gurus do it. Just to clarify - these products are not necessarily my favourite products (although a number of them are!) - they are the products I reach for most often.

^ The lipsticks. From L-R, YSL Rouge Volupte in No1 Nude Beige, Mac's Snob, Mac's Creme de Nude and Mac's Hue. The YSL lipstick is a pinky-nude, and the colour and finish are absolutely beautiful. Snob is an amazing blue/lilac-toned bubblegum pink which I wear an awful lot. Creme de Nude is a very flattering nude, and Hue is another pinky-nude which is lovely and sheer.

I do love more 'fun' lipsticks such as YSL's Rouge Volupte in No7 Lingerie Pink or Mac's Saint Germain, but those colours are more difficult to wear, so these are my most used lipsticks. Now onto my 'Go-To' blushers...

^ Mac Well Dressed. This is a very light baby pink, which gives a lovely light pink hue.

^ Illamasqua's Katie. Very similar to Well Dressed - another baby pink, perhaps slightly more blue toned.

^ Nars Bronzer in Laguna. This is the perfect bronzer for my pale skin. Unlike a lot of bronzers on the market, this bronzer is bronze and not orange!

^ Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15 and Mac MSF Natural in Light - these two products are the real stalwarts of my collection. I have oily, blemish-prone skin and the Studio Fix foundation provides me with great coverage, leaving me much more confident about my skin. The MSF Natural is a great finishing powder, but unfortunately on me it doesn't photograph well, so that is my only gripe.

^ Mac's Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 and Select Cover Up Concealer in NW20. The Studio Finish concealer is great for covering up blemishes and discolouration on the face, and I love to use the warmer shade of the Select Cover Up to conceal my under eye circles!

^ Mac's Paint Pot in Painterly. This is the perfect base for any eyeshadow, and it also does a great job at concealing any veinage in the eye area! I reach for this every single day.
That's it, thanks for reading! xx

Saturday, 29 May 2010

YSL Rouge Pur Lipstick in Tea Rose

Firstly, I want to apologise for my lack of blogging. I am about to sit my A Level exams and have an awful lot of work at the moment. I promise that when my exams finish (June 30th) I will be blogging much more often!

Now onto the fun stuff....I can't tell you how long I have wanted this lipstick for. I tried to restrain myself, but in the end my lust for it was just too great!

It's YSL's Rouge Pur in Tea Rose (148). A beautiful nude - pink colour, as you can see below:

I have only had this for about a week, but have used it most days! It compliments whatever you are wearing and is flattering on a variety of skintones as a number of my darker-skinned friends have borrowed it.

I really recommend this if you haven't got it already! xx

Monday, 17 May 2010

A Bit of Concealer ;)

Not a pretty post today, I'm afraid! This is what happens when you keep your concealer for too long:

The nice, new concealer that I rushed out to get on Friday is on the left, the horrible one is on the right (as if that needed pointing out!)

I couldn't work out why the colour had gone off and why the consistency was slightly strange - it was only when I paid a closer look at the packaging that I noticed that it should be tossed within six months - mine was nine months old! Eeeek! Let that be a lesson to you ladies, DO pay attention to use by dates for your basics, ie mascara, concealer, foundation etc

I also picked up a concealer brush on Friday:

The Mac 195 brush will be perfect for applying under eye concealer and applying cover up for blemishes :) xx

Sunday, 9 May 2010


On Friday I went to a bar in London to celebrate my friend's 18th birthday. I wanted to show you what I wore makeup-wise, though you can also see the top I wore, which I paired with jeans and heels!

My face is a bit shiny here, which I don't really like! haha


Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC15

Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick in Porcelain

Mac Select Cover Up in NW20

Nars Laguna Bronzer

Benefit One Hot Minute powder

Nars Deep Throat Blush

Dior Amber Diamond Shimmer Powder


Lancome Hypnose Mascara

Lancome Artliner in Black

Mac Paint Pot in Rubenesque

Mac Eyeshadow in Naked Lunch on lid

Nars Eyeshadow in Lola Lola in crease


Mac Fleshpot Lipstick

YSL Rouge Pur Shine Lipstick in Frozen Mango

That's it! More soon xx

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Mac Eyeshadow Palette

I am sorry that I have been so useless with blogging lately. I am working towards my A Levels and the work is just piling up!
Anyway, I wanted to show you my Mac neutrals palette which is gradually being filled up!

Top Row L-R: Yoghurt, Crystal Avalanche, Vanilla, Gesso, Shroom,

Second Row L-R: Naked Lunch, Ricepaper, Phloof, Brule

I am really loving using all these colours in the Spring months. I find that in the Spring I move to brighter and bolder lip colours, so I need a neutral eye to carry the look off with my fair skin and hair!

What are your favourite Mac neutral shades? Let me know if you would like me to show you my Mac palettes - I have three other eyeshadow ones and one blush palette. More soon xx