My Current Makeup Favourites

I don’t think I have ever done this kind of post before. If you have been a long time reader of my blog then you will know that I struggle with confidence and self-esteem but after over a year of blogging I thought that it’s about time I show my face on this little corner of the net and share with you my current favourite makeup pieces.

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I am always the one who gets stuck into a little routine of using the same products over and over again. Once I get bored, I’ll switch it up. Perhaps change the lipstick, the blush, the way I do my eyeshadow. Anyway I’ve really been enjoying the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette recently and wanted to share my current makeup look with you. I feel like it looks really fresh and perfect for Summer too!

For the base, I have been using The Body Shop’s Extra Minerals Foundation and their All In One Concealer. I like how both products can easily be built up to your required coverage whilst still feeling lightweight on the skin. I feel like both products used give such a flawless look to my skin which is something I look for in the Summer. The concealer is brilliant for using on it’s own if you don’t want to do a full face of makeup as it hides dark circles and covers up those pesky blemishes. I have been using the bronzer and blush from the Naked On The Run Palette which give my cheeks the perfect glow. The bronzer is matte so can easily be used in the colder months without looking too Summery whilst the blush is a lovely vibrant pink with a slight shimmer. I have used The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Shade 3 to keep everything in place. Using this has made my makeup last so much longer throughout the day which means I don’t need to reapply any of my base makeup if I am going out for dinner later on during the day.

As previously mentioned, I have been enjoying the Naked 3 Palette as I have found a lot of shades to be suitable for Summer. They give the eyes a natural pinky toned look without looking too over the top for work or daytime wear. The shades I have been enjoying are: Dust, Burnout, Limit, Buzz and Liar. For lining my eyes I have been switching between Darkside and Blackheart that are also in the Naked 3 Palette or The Body Shop’s Carbon Eye Definer if I am creating a smokey eye look. I have finished the eyes with Rimmel’s Wonder’full Mascara and the Lash Accelerator Mascara as they make the perfect pair for longer and more volumed lashes. Unfortunately these aren’t cruelty free so if you have any suggestions similar to these then please let me know!

Finally I have been using Charlotte Tilbury’s Bond Girl on my lips. It’s the perfect shade for any occasion. It doesn’t dry your lips out and is really moisturising when you apply it. The lasting power is amazing and I would love to pick up some more shades in the future. I hope you have enjoyed this little makeup favourites post. I would love to know what you have been loving recently!

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  • Nadia Henderson

    You look beautiful! I love that Naked Palette too, so many great colours and combinations, and I love a matte bronzer too. Mascara is difficult – I’ve been using an Urban Decay one but I probably won’t re-purchase it cos its kind of gunky and overpriced. I might try a GOSH one next.

    • I have heard good things about the mascara by GOSH and Show Girl by Barry M is apparently meant to be really good too :) xx

  • Bond Girl really suits you, you look lovely! xx

    Toasty

  • Victoria Danaher

    Loving the look – check out http://www.fabuluzz.com all there stuff is vegan friendly