favourites: skin, nails and makeup

lipsticks
lipsticks left to right – russian red, girl about town, vegas volt, media and snob
speak louder is such a vibrant shade, i love it (all £13.50 each)
i didn’t used to wear lipstick that often but now i think i’m becoming obsessed with it, not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing. but mac have so many colours that i literally can’t say no.
nails
top row – barry m neon collection
bottom row – mint green, blue moon, peach melba, bright purple, fushia, block orange and blueberry icecream
the best part is that they’re only £2.99 each
if i don’t use barry m then nails inc or opi do lovely shades when i’m feeling like spending a little more
nails inc caviar top and base coat – £12 each
i know i’ve went on about these before but they’re totally worth investing in. they make your nail polish last chip free for a week or sometimes more. a definite must have!
face
left to right: mac studio fix liquid foundation in NC15 (£19.50), benefit erase paste (£19.50), mac pressed powder (£17.50)
i’ve been using this foundation for years, a bottle lasts me about 6 months with daily use which i think is good value for money. i’m literally the palest shade they have which is pretty ridiculous. i used to want to try chanel but it would mean my face would be darker so i decided against it. pale and interesting is a good thing!
after trying a million concealers for my hideous dark circles, erase paste sort of does the job. it’s not perfect but it’s the best i’ve tried so far.
and to finish my face (though i often forget) i use mac pressed powder, i accidentally bought the mineralize one last time and now i’m torn between the two…
cheeks
blushes left to right – mac dame, mac bone/beige contouring, mac peaches (£17.00)

i tend to go for more subtle blushers, as i hate the overdone barbie look when people go overboard. so either a soft pink or a soft peach, sometimes blended together when i want a little bit more colour. the contouring kit i have isn’t actually from the dsquared collection, they released them ages ago for a limited time, i hope mine never runs out.

eyes

mac eyeshadow: left to right: hoodwinked, scene and carbon (£11.50 each)
i always wear one of these depending on where i’m going. my favourite at the moment it to do a cat eye and put a tiny bit of scene in the crease to make my eyes look more defined and 60’s ish.
i used to use mac’s fluidline in blacktrack (£13.50) all of the time until it ran out and i was skint so i had to resort to rimmel’s exaggerate liquid eyeliner (£4.49), it’s good at making the cat eye flick of my eyeliner (which is the style i wear every day) more precise. i’d recommend it for those who don’t do mac’s high prices.
i also use dior diorshow mascara, which is the best mascara i have ever bought

skin

for a cleanser i just use some rubbish neutrogena one at the moment until i can buy my clarins one again. but for moisturiser i use neals yard almond moisturiser (£17.85), it’s so good. it smells a little strong at first, as with most natural products, but you soon get used to it and it’s a wonderful formula.
for my eyes i use l’occitane ultra rich eye balm (£22.50), it’s honestly like velvet
i’m a strong believer in taking care of your skin so i try to buy good products at prices that i deem reasonable. though i’d love to try that creme de la mer one, but at £94 for 30ml i think i’ll leave it!

i’ve posted quite a lot of things here and, as i’ve been sat around in my pajamas procrastinating whether i should write my essay or not for the entire day, i’m starting to feel that i should get off my butt and get ready.
i might do that orrr i might not bother, give me an hour and i’ll see how i feel…

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