Beauty: April Favourites

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Illamasqua Multi Facet Palette in Aura – £45, available here
I bought this palette just after Christmas when Illamasqua had a sale on; I got it for the bargain price of £13.50! This palette features a cream highlighter, cream pigment for countouring, a powder blush, a brow cake (poweder) and four powder eyeshadows. I found myself using this a lot in April as I went away a couple of times and it was easy to just throw into my makeup bag. I’ve been using the brow cake in Thunder religiously since I got the palette and over the past month I’ve also been loving the eyeshadows. The peachy colour is just gorgeous and I tend to use it all over the lid with the shimmery white in the inner corners and the rust coloured shadow blended out in the crease. The quality of these shadows are amazing – they’re so pigmented and they stay on all day. I definitely want to check out more eyeshadowsfrom Illamasqua now.

L’Oreal Infallible 24h Matte foundation – £7.99, available here
I picked this foundation up on my recent trip to Merry Hill and it was love at first use. It’s unusual for my to love a drugstore foundation so much but this has completely replaced my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear which has now been put away in a drawer. As you can see from the packaging, this is a matte foundation but if I want a bit of an extra glow I’ll mix it with my favourite liquid highlighter on the back of my hand before I apply it. It stays put all day, is a perfect match for my skin tone and doesn’t highlight any dry patches or imperfections. I can’t recommend this enough!

Bourjois Colorband 2-in-1 eyeshadow and liners – £5.99, available here
Although these are marketed as a 2-in-1 product, I’ve only ever used them as an eyeshadow. On their own, they last for hours without creasing and are such gorgeous colours – I have the shades Beige Minimal and Rose Fauviste. I’ve also been  using them underneath powder eyeshadows to help the colour to pop a bit more. These are fantastic underneath the Illamasqua shadows which I mentioned above.

Jo Malone cologne in Pomegranate Noir – £40, available here
When I tested this out in Selfridges a few weeks ago, I just knew I had to have it. Pomegranate Noir is perhaps Jo Malone’s most famous fragrance; as you’d expect it’s quite fruity but also very spicy and dark at the same time. I absolutely love it and although it’s more of an autumn/winter scent, I’ve been wearing it almost every day. Apparently, it smells great when layered with Vanilla and Anise which is another Jo Malone fragrance that I own, I must try that!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Eden – £16, available here
I’ve worn this every single day since I bought it just before Christmas. I honestly could not wear eyeshadow without it. This is a slightly yellow colour which helps to hide those veiny eyelids and it dries matte which makes a great base for eyeshadow. This really does help the longevity of my eye makeup, it’s helped my eyeshadow to stay for 14 hours on a day out in London which is quite an acheivement!

Max Factor Creme Puff blush in Seductive Pink – £8.99, available here
I had to buy one of these when I saw the hype surrounding them and I must say, I wasn’t disappointed! This blush is so easy to blend, has fantastic pigmentation and lasts all day. The colour I chose, Seductive Pink goes with any make up look so I’ve been using it almost every day over the past month or so.

 

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6 Comments

  1. May 20, 2015 / 12:03 am

    Okay your blog post has actually spurred me into buying that Loreal foundation. I have seen it in my many blogs lately and as much as I love the true match, I may have to give this one a go 🙂

  2. May 21, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Ahh I picked up the illumasqua palette in the January sales as well. I literally never stop raving about it. It’s such a good travel kit, through it in and there is no need for any extra powder features.

    Just discovered your blog btw, I loved the photos from Paris, you have a good eye for photography.

    Fi | http://www.fislittleblog.com

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