Friday, 18 May 2018

Spring Season Makeup I'm Currently Loving!

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Is it Spring? Is it summer? Is it winter? I don't know what it is...

After experiencing winter what felt like 100 years, it finally came to an end, bypassing Spring and straight into summer. Well...for a short a while anyway.

For me, warmer weather calls for warmer tones, and some of these I've currently been loving have been new buys. And whilst I'm desperately trying to claw back the spending and use as much of what I already have, a shift in the weather becomes too much of an enticement for me to fully commit to.

Every now and again, I get withdrawal symptoms if a new eyeshadow palette hasn't arrived in my shopping basket. It's a terrible weakness I know - that and lipstick. Oh...and foundation, although that's nowhere near as bad! Anything else, I could quite happily walk by and never purchase again, unless I have to. Has my love for beauty started to wane?

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Elf Mad For Mattes in Nude Mood - £10.00

Within that basket featured one of the Mad for Mattes palettes from Elf in Nude Mood. It can be difficult to find a good all matte palette from the high street/drugstore, and these affordable basics pair nicely with anything whether it'd be dramatic or for daytime looks. These are nicely pigmented and so smooth when you consider the price. And yes, granted, they can apply a little patchy at first, but once you get going you'll soon realise they don't require much effort to build.

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Makeup Revolution Reloaded Palette Newtrals 2 - £4.00 

A new follow-up to the New-tral vs Neutrals palette is this new Reloaded Newtrals 2 which I think is even warmer than the original. It comes in a mix of 15 very warm tones containing corals, pinks and peaches in various finishes, and when combining the colours I could see some similarities to the Naked Heat. However, for me, I find this palette needs anchoring with some neutral shades as it's a little too warm for me. So, I've been pairing this (which I got as a freebie during a 3 for 2 offer at Superdrug) with the Elf basics so I can enjoy some of the bolder shades. The palette costs just £4.00 and whilst some are again a little patchy, for £4.00 a lot of the shades are seriously pigmented. The two shades in the bottom left and right-hand corner are off the scale!

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Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Muse palette part of a set - full review 

Charlotte Tilbury's Legendary Muse palette has been my go-to for lazy day makeup because it contains probably one of the most easiest formulas I will ever use.

The self-blending pigments are so silky smooth, they help create the most quickest luxurious eye look with very little effort. Plus, they also pair nicely with all her lipsticks I own. It's simplicity in a quad that proves you needn't be a makeup artist to create a sophisticated look - and that is the difference and the reality when it comes to high-end shadows. The idiot-proof step by step guide also helps with placement of shadows should you ever get stuck.I know the Legendary Muse is no longer available, but there are two new limited quads from the Bigger Brighter Eyes collection which I noticed  a couple of shades share some similarity to Legendary Muse. I shall definitely be buying another quad as it's one of the best formulas for us mature women.

Sigma Eyeshadow Base primer - £12.00 escaped from the photo. 

This buy was justified as I ran out of my Primer Potion by Urban Decay. The Primer Potion was repurchased time and time again to the point I was getting bored of it and wanted to try something new. That new product had to include the ability to cover up discolorations which the primer potion did not do. So after stumbling upon this new release from Sigma, I thought this fitted the bill nicely and the fact that it came in an quick retractable stick formulation was just too good to pass. This really is simplicity at its best!

I believe they have created three shades that not only can be used as a primer but as a shadow too. The shade I got was Persuade, which is pinky beige. I'm really loving this! It covers well and keeps my shadows in place all day.


Kevyn Aucoin Pure Powder Glow Blush in Shadore - £30.00

Could this possibly be the bargain of the century? I's Kevyn Aucoin right? Apart from his books, I've never had the pleasure of owning anything from Kevyn Aucoin before. A splurge at the counter would've left my purse crying at £30.00 for this blush. At TK Maxx it was £4.99!!!

Meet the delightful pink of Shadore...isn't she pretty? Not only does she provide the prettiest baby cheeks, she's very pigmented! Got to watch your application though as she can kick up excess too!

Benefit Galifornia Blush - £12.50 for mini size - full review

I love the scent of this blush and as I've said a million times before, Galifornia Blush is holiday in a box that brings summer to your cheeks. The peach colour is to die for! I spend a good few minutes inhaling this before applying (I know that's not good, lol! These mini sizes which are just brilliant for travelling with or for trying before buying the full size. I plan on picking up the another mini - this time, Dandelion Twinkle.

Infallible Shaping Foundation Stick - full review

There was a time when the thought of a stick would leave me running to the hills but this one from Loreal has proven to be a lot better than I expected. The coverage is buildable and gives a satin finish that looks very natural on the skin. You can wear it very sheer if you want to although I like to go medium as I have more to hide. This has been great for quick application in the mornings. Plus, it's a lot less messy too!


Charlotte Tilbury Kissing Lipstick - Bitch Perfect & Coachella Coral - £24.00

I won't repeat like a million others have when it comes to lipsticks from Charlotte Tilbury. We all know how fab they are! This stunning but the very classy shade of Bitch Perfect, has become one of my favourites nude shades ever! It's perfect for all occasions - even on your wedding day.

Another stunner that nobody ever talks about is Coachella Coral. Coachella Coral is the gorgeous shade that makes great alternative for those who don't do reds. It's another from Charlotte's Kissing range. It's a warm coral that comes in a stain finish. These colours are opaque, longwearing but very moisturising. I like wearing this on a sunny day with the Legendary Muse palette to create more of a statement to my lips.

Mac Cremesheen Lipstick - Coral Bliss - £17.50

The shade Coral Bliss just screams Spring!  Unfortunately, its prettiness can be a curse because it's often out of stock. Coral Bliss is described as a frosted light coral but to me it doesn't look frosted at all. These creamsheen formulas are very creamy and so comfortable to wear that I can reapply several times and they still wouldn't dry out the lips. My only gripe with Coral Bliss is it can look a little patchy as I'm applying. However, the shine may wear off but the colour still lasts for several hours.

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Which products have you been loving lately? Do you see any of your favourites here?


Toni. xoxo


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