New Makeup Favourites

Wednesday, 6 April 2016


Last year I was really good at getting my monthly favourites out on time. But this year I've been terrible!

I did a yearly 2015 favourites but I haven't done January, February or March! 

So I thought to make up for it I'd show you some of the new makeup I've purchased over the past three months and am absolutely loving!

Kind of a best of the best haul if you will...



Starting with the base. I bought two things in March.

By the way, in February I had a makeup buying ban... not sure why, but think of it like dry January but for makeup shopping. I proved I could do it...but I didn't enjoy it.

So in March I bought:

This claims to have a gel texture that blends and glides onto the skin for an even, natural finish with no mask effect. I definitely agree with that.

In terms of packaging I love that this has a pump. I find this foundation is quite thin and runny and I therefore need 2-3 pumps to cover my entire face. It is a buildable formula which I like and it just looks like my skin but better.
I love foundations like that, where it doesn't look like you're wearing a really heavy foundation.

My only issue with this foundation is the colour range. They only have six shades and the one I have is the second lightest! I like to think I'm quite tanned and it really pained me to buy a colour called Vanilla...even though it is the shade that matches me perfectly. I am NOT vanilla I'm a tanned olive skinned gal! I just think the shade range is really terrible especially for those with darker skin tones...all six shades are some kind of Caucasian...sort it out Bourjois!


I've heard that this is a dupe for the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard which is my ultimate fave.

I really really like it. They have a good shade range and this colour 20 has a yellow undertone which brightens under the eyes. Its pretty similar to the NARS one just not quite as thick.

A great purchase

I used both of these base products at the weekend and I found my skin looked so flawless:
I'm loving these items so much!

The next things I've been enjoying are some lip products 

Top to bottom:

This is a really great formula of liquid lipstick. Apparently its a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills ones but I haven't tried them so can't say whether it is! For £3 you can't really go wrong.

I've been loving nudes recently and these Rimmel liquid lipsticks are some of my all time favourites. I wish they had more colours! I washed my arm in the shower after taking this picture and both liquid lipsticks were so hard to get off but the Rimmel one won. I had to scrub it with an exfoliating glove! Very longwearing!

This is my favourite MAC lip liner. Everyone goes on about Whirl and Stone but this colour is so beautiful just a deep natural lip colour - I'm obsessed!


 Next is this palette from Revolution (sold at Superdrug) an absolute bargain at £6!
I wouldn't really call it a blush palette as it has highlighters blushes and bronzers so it is more of a face palette


It is so pigmented and here are my two favourites

The white shade and the golden swirled highlight shade.

I've been using these on my eyes and I just love them. The white in the inner corner is so intense (I'm wearing it in the selfie above with the bronze on my lower lashline)

 This is a cream eyeshadow base which is another dupe. This time for MAC Soft Ochre paint pot which I swear the whole beauty section of youtube use

I use it as an eyeshadow primer to cancel out any colour on my lids before applying eyeshadows and I really like it for more full on eyeshadow days...or nights!

I've wanted to try these for so long but I've only seen them on American youtubers channels.

Boots now sell them so stock up! They are such a good shape! I cut about a cm off the centre of the lash and have them as a 3/4 lash on the outer edge


Make Up By Leyla swears by this powder and I've wanted it for ages. Unfortunately its always sold out!

I got my hands on it and am loving using it to set my concealer - its a huge pan so is way better value than my ABH Banana Powder!


And that's it! All the new purchases I've been loving <3

Let me know any new products you've been loving recently!

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