#FAVES – JUNE & JULY

I didn’t do a favourites for June just because there wasn’t really anything I was truly like WOW about. So thought I’d do a combined one instead!


SLEEK I DIVINE PALETTE

Okay, I don’t actually mean the whole palette, there’s just this one shade which is absolute holy grail! The bottom right cooper shade is just absolutely to die for. All the other shades are good but this one is in a league of its own. This month I’ve loved copper shades because they really bring out the blue in my eyes. I just use my favourite base colour MAC – Malt, and a few of my usual shades from theBalm Voyage pallete and then pat this copper shade onto my kid with my finger. It’s so beaut.

Bought from Boots here.


KYLIE COSMETICS METAL MATTE 

I bought this in the shade Reign and I mean despite the fact it arrived less than half empty (see Instagram) it’s actually the coolest colour. Whenever I wear this I get so many compliments. Obviously it doesn’t last as long as her liquid mattes do, but it really does stay on well. The only negative, also besides it arriving empty, is that the applicator is awful and makes it harder for you to apply smoothly on your lip. But the colour is banging. I know that NYX have really good metallic dupes so I’m going to give those a try instead of purchasing more of the Kylie metals as they’re so god damn expensive.

Bought from Kylie Cosmetics here.

MAC MINERIZLE POWDER

I used to use this when I was a die hard MAC gurl and then when off it when I started using other brands. But I was sorting out my make up and forgot I had it so started using it again and forgot how amazing it was as an everyday powder. During this absolute mega heatwave it really has helped keep my make up on and covered up my blemishes. I use this in shade Medium.

Bought from MAC here.

GERAD COSMETICS LIPGLOSS

Another one I forgot about! Jaclyn Hill used to rave about these when she started doing YouTube and I bought them but wasn’t really a gloss kinda gal at the time. Since trying the Kylie Cosmetics ones and just not really feeling it I decided to give these a go and really forgot how good they were! I can use them without any colour underneath cause the pigment is great, and they really have a nice shine to them. However, they are sticky so watch your hair.

Bought from Beauty Bay here.

#GETTHELOOK – NO FILTER


I’d been going off 3-4 hours sleep for about 10 days because of my second year hand in at uni. I managed to spill a Starbucks over my MacBook and loose every piece of work 2 weeks before hand in. My amazing dad sent me his laptop to use to get shit done and the night before hand in that also decided to cave in. Majorly like WTF how I managed to break 2 MacBooks in a month I don’t know. But learning from my mistakes the first time, I’d saved all my work on a USB so I didn’t loose a thing! Lesson learnt, ALWAYS back up your work. It may seem like effort but it’s so worth doing.

Anyway so I’d had 3 hours sleep and had to hand in my work at uni first thing in the morning and then go off to work til 10.30pm yay me. I was EXHAUSTED. My bags under my eyes were on a whole new level I was literally living off coffee. Tbh can’t complain cause anyone who goes to uni will understand.

ANYWAY- FACE DEETS

EYES: theBalm Voyage palette, I used the soft browns in this pallete and stared lightly and blended them up. I then used the copper shade from the Sleek idivine palette on my lid. Finished with Maybelline mascara and Topshop gel eyeliner.

BROWS: OBVI my fave Topshop brow gel in Form and Cresent Moon highlighter under the brow.

FACE: Too Faced Born This Way foundation. TO COVER UP THE DARK CIRCLES UNDER MY EYE I used LA Girl Pro concealer in the red shade. Now you literally need the tiniest amount to do this. Just pop it under your eye and blend out with your finger. I then used LA Girl Pro Concealer in my normal shade over the top to eliminate the redness. Make Up Forever HD transulecent powder on face and under eyes. Topshop Bronzer in Mohawk, NYX contour palette, Zoeva blush, Topshop Cresent Moon Highlighter mixed with theBalm Mary Loumanizer.

LIPS: Topshop lip contour in outline and NYX soft matte in London.

Then all set with LA Girl Pro matte finish setting spray!

#HAUL – SEPHORA

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I recently went to Gran Canaria (blog post to follow) and OBVI finding Sephora was at the top of my list. Here’s the d-low on my purchases:

Sephora Blurring Effect Primer: This primer is SO good, I was never a believer in primers until I started using this. It smooths out the skin and creates an even surface. It’s perfect for those with spots or acne.

Sephora 12 Hour Eye Primer:  I bought this because I was desperate for a new eye primer and didn’t want to splurge on Urban Decay. It does the job, it’s no Urban Decay though.

Sephora Creamy Concealer: Intrigued by the wand as it’s the same style as the Urban Decay Naked concealer. A good dupe.

Sephora Lip Liners: I double up on these whenever I purchase because they’re so small. They’re so creamy and easy to blend with so many lipsticks. If you like MAC lip liners which are a bit more hard and pencil like, then avoid these.

Sephora Pomegranate Face Mask: These masks are like sheets which you place over your face for approx 15 minutes. They’re so great if your skin needs a quick refresh before applying make up or going to bed.

Sephora Pomegranate Eye Mask: I get really dry skin around my eyes which if left untreated leads to horrific eczema. When I see the symptoms coming, I use one of these for approx 20 minutes to refresh and moisturise my eyes. Works a treat.

Sleek Contour Duo (Light & Dark): Tbh I probably could of just bought these in the UK. Gorgeous colours for a mix of skin tones. You can use these as blushers, bronzers, contour powders, eyeshadows and highlighters. I need to purchase the Medium palette.

Marc Jacobs The Face 3: Right, I am 100% not the type of person to spend £37 on a foundation brush. Full review on this to follow…

Two Faced Melted Chocolate Liquid Lipstick: I bought one of these a few months back and love it. They’re really good at moisturising my lips too! They smell amazing, the chocolate ones legit smell of chocolate too. The applicator gets a bit rank after a while though. I think when these first came out they were great, but the formula could do with improving to help keep up with competitors.

Sephora Illuminating Foundation: I think I just need to dedicate a whole blog post to this foundation. It’s amazing. Fully rate it.

Sephora Colour Correct Highlighting Pen: Bit average, didn’t really need this tbh. I was just intrigued.

Sephora Lipstick: This is the third time I’ve gone into Sephora and bought the same shade of lipstick by accident. This shade (I think is called ingenious) is a great dupe of my fave MAC Viva Glam 2.