Monday, 23 February 2015

A makeup switch up

What's in my makeup bag

I hope you've all had a good weekend. This morning was a tad painful for me as I had last week off as holiday (cue late nights and late mornings,) so the alarm going off at 6.30am was not the one. My cats made it so hard to leave today, I swear they know we are going to be out all day. When we left, our kitten Aeris stood at the big window in the living room watching us get in the car and I felt so mean. I'm such a cat obsessive, but cats are blatantly better than people. Fact. I have an hour and a half commute into London so there was some napping being had this morning (most likely with mouth wide open - niice).

As much as I like makeup I do like to give my skin a rest once in a while so I think I wore makeup once, maybe twice last week. It was actually quite exciting putting my makeup bag together yesterday, all ready to sort out my zombie face this morning. I love having a little nosey into other people's makeup routines so I thought I'd show you what I put together as I like to switch things up and normally every week I'll change a few things around.

I've mainly been wearing the Burberry Fresh Glow Foundation lately as my skin has been quite well behaved, but I was missing my HG Nars Sheer Glow (£31) so that got a little look in today. I love how flawless it is and that I don't have to powder it for it to stay put. Considering that during a normal work day I'm out for 12 hours, this little beaut really does deliver. If you haven't already tried it I strongly recommend you do! My recent blemish scars are hardly noticeable which is mainly down to the Silk'n ReVit* and Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil, so I've been using a lighter concealer if any at all. The Inika Certified Organic Perfection Concealer* (£21) fits the bill completely. It's super blendable and doesn't accentuate any dry patches.

I'm getting there with contouring and still absolutely loving the Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Contouring Powder and Rodial Instaglam Compact Deluxe Illuminating Powder*. Yes they are mega expensive at £52 each but I think they're totally worth it. They're really finely milled so are practically fool proof and will last forever. Plus, well, look at how gorgeous they are! I talked about them more in my little contour routine recently which you can read here. I love using the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hr Blush in Exposed (£23.50) for a subtle yet flattering blush so this was popped straight in the bag too.

For eyes I've been getting a lot of use out of the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Luxury Eyeshadow Palette (£38) that I got for Christmas. The reddish shade with the shimmery dark brown run through the crease is absolutely stunning and I always get compliments when I wear it. Brow-wise, it's gotta be Soap & Glory 2-in1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush (£8). Seriously, I love this and my poor Dipbrow Pomade doesn't get much of a look in at the moment. I'm giving the massively hyped Benefit Roller Lash (full size £19.50) a whirl at the moment and don't know what I think of it really (apart from being massively overhyped - seriously I can't handle reading another review!). It doesn't curl my lashes particularly but it does separate them nicely. I do like it but there's lots of mascaras I would choose over this for sure. Lastly I've rediscovered my Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy (£25), a lovely understated nude that you don't even need a mirror to apply. It's really hydrating too so a good all-rounder.

Let me know in the comments what favourites you're using at the moment as I really am that nosey person!

Laura

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