Current beauty favourites

Now the weather is getting a bit cooler, I’ve found that I can switch up my daily makeup a bit without having to worry about it all melting off my face. I’m also choosing to go for darker, more ‘autumnal’ colours both on my eyes and my lips. I’ve recently bought quite a lot of new makeup which I’ve been testing out over the last couple of weeks and I’ve also rediscovered some of my older bits and I now have a whole new favourite daily makeup routine.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently received Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation* which gives a medium to high coverage which is perfect for this time of year. I do sometimes mix in a little foundation lightener if I feel like I don’t want it to be as heavy, but most of the time I use it as it is and then set with a bit of translucent powder.

I’ve constantly got dark circles under my eyes –  I’m usually up until gone 2am watching Netflix or messing around on the internet, so I don’t get as much sleep as I should have and as a result, I always need something to cover them up. I’d always wanted to try the Maybelline Age Rewind concealers but the light shade was way too dark for me fair skin tone, so when they brought out the Brightener I just had to try it. I apply this onto my dark circles under over the top of my foundation and blend it out with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and it really helps to brighten the whole area up.

I then apply the Dior Diorskin Star illuminating concealer* in the shade 001 Ivory over the dark circles and it completely covers them up while also helping to brighten the area. I was worried that this wasn’t going to be light enough for me, but it’s the perfect colour for my skintone and the coverage is great. It lasts all day when set with powder, so I don’t have to worry about it creasing or rubbing off during the day. Sometimes I find that some concealers can dry out my delicate undereyes, but I don’t have that problem at all with this Dior one. It feels quite hydrating and it also doesn’t settle into any fine lines that I may have.

I’ve recently discovered Benefit’s Hoola bronzer* which is something that I’ve been meaning to try for ages. I got mine from Notino and I was so excited to test it out as it’s a cult favourite. I was worried that it would be too dark for me, but if I apply it with a light hand then it’s perfect and really helps to warm up my face and gives me a bit of colour and definition. It’s too warm to contour with but it really works as a bronzer. To go alongside this, I’ve been using one of the Lottie London Blush Crush blushers in the shade Zayn. This is a perfect dusky rose colour and is ideal for the autumn – it’s not too bright, but it gives a great flush of colour and is so easy to blend.

 

I’m on the look out for a new mascara at the moment, I want something that can hold a curl and adds volume. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!

 

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  1. September 14, 2017 / 5:04 am

    I really want to give the Dior Star foundation and concealer a go, but the last Dior foundation I tired oxidised on my skin!
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  2. September 15, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    That colour palette looks amazing! I really need to experiment more with my makeup!

  3. September 15, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    The colour palette has some really gorgeous colours in there! Very autumnal!

  4. September 15, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Ohh what a great line up of products, I am liking the look of the eraser eye, I could do with trying that for myself.

  5. September 15, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I love your routine and all the lovely products that you have featured. Autumnal colours are my favorite.

  6. September 15, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I need some of that eraser eye in my life. Love all the products here, what a great selection.

  7. September 15, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Love the look of the autumnal colors in that sleek palette. I like the sound of the lancome foundation too as i tend to go for more coverage in winter.

  8. September 16, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Loving the look of the anti-age eye eraser, I need that in my life

  9. Danielle
    September 16, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Ooooh, I love the palette with the purples. The perfect way to liven up my look.

  10. September 16, 2017 / 10:29 am

    Wow that’s such a good price for the Sleek palette, and some interesting looking items x

  11. September 16, 2017 / 10:51 am

    I can’t believe you got that Sleek palette for £2! I love some of the shades in there.

  12. September 16, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    The maybeline age rewind eye eraser needs to be in my make up bag! Joys of having a newborn hah x

  13. September 16, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    I hear good things about the Lancome foundation quite a lot – I really must pick some up at some point!

  14. September 17, 2017 / 9:41 am

    that Dior concealer is shouting my name. I’ll definitely have to get it when I’ve out of my Mac concealer!

  15. Joanna
    September 17, 2017 / 10:45 am

    I really like the shade of the Dior concelear. I do have a few items from Dior and I know they are very high quality. I would be interested in buying a concelear from them as well.

  16. September 17, 2017 / 11:30 am

    I can’t believe that palette was only £2, what a bargain!
    Love the colours from ColourPop too – if you haven’t already I highly recommend their pressed powder palettes 🙂
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  17. Helen
    September 17, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    I would love to try the Dior concealer, it sounds amazing. The hula bronzer is one of my favourites, it’s such a gorgeous colour isn’t it.

  18. September 17, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    I think my OH would really like that door concealer

  19. September 19, 2017 / 11:21 am

    I’ve just run out of my YSL concealer so I’d be interested in trying out that Dior one! I usually get on very well with Dior make up 🙂

  20. September 19, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    I’ve always wondered whether or not to get the hoola bronzer but worried it would be too dark as you said, I’m very pale, so im intrigued now, make look out for it next time I’m out!

  21. September 27, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I think everyone needs an anti-anger eye pen in their lives! I know I certainly do!

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