February Favourites

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  1. Real Techniques: the ‘expert face brush’ and ‘stippling brush’ – I usually use the stippling brush on days when I wear just a little concealer and then finish with powder. And the expert face brush for liquid foundation because it buffs the foundation into the skin perfectly for an almost flawless finish 
  2. Rimmel Stay Matte powder – long lasting indeed
  3. Rimmel lipstick from the Kate Moss collection in shade 08a perfect everyday kinda lipstick a with a good moisturising and smooth finish 
  4. Soap & Glory ‘Thick and Fast’ super volume mascara for me volume is a must and this mascara gives a really good ‘fuller lashes’ look without being really clumpy; a coat or two on curled lashes and your good to go!
  5. Barry M Gelly Highshine nail polish in the shade ‘lychee’ – adore!! 

What have you been loving this past month?

What I’m loving: June

Rimmel Apocalipspretty impressed all round!

imageI’ve been looking to update my makeup for the summer and try out some new lip products – so after reading all the positive reviews and recommendations I decided to give the Rimmel lip lacquers a try (i picked mine up in Boots for just under £5).

There are a total of 8 shades in the range – from nude to vibrant red – and I was initially torn between the shades celestial, nova, stellar and apocalyptic. After a few swatches I decided on celestial and apocaliptic because I wanted a colour that i could wear with an everyday look (celestial) and then something more vibrant and bright (apocaliptic) – a little more daring than my usual choice!

Apart from the beautiful colour range the creamy formula is a definitely a winner – I tend to generally prefer lipsticks opposed to the stickiness of gloss but i was impressed with how pigmented and opaque these lip lacquers were, (making them easily comparable to a lipstick) yet they also have the glossy finish you’d get from a lipgloss – minus the sticky texture.

However, I found the only downside was the application – “a little goes a long way” really applies here because the doe-foot applicator transfers a lot of product but I guess this is something you can easily work around with a little care.

Overall, I’d say these lip lacquers are wonderful to wear both for the glossy and gorgeous finish as well as the pigment; they’ll definitely be my favourite over the next few months and I sure will be adding to the collection – possibly the shades stellar and Big Bang.