Monday, 25 March 2013

what's in my make-up bag? #2


Top row- L-R: Super Facialist by Una Brennan Mattifying moisturiser, Clinique Even Better foundation, NARS Laguna bronzing powder, Benefit Coralista, Urban Decay Razor Sharp finishing powder
Bottom row- L-R: Maybelline Rocket Volum Express mascara, Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, HD Brows in Bombshell, Boujois Healthy Mix concealer, MAC Studio Fix concealer.
I love reading these posts because although someone raves about a product, you don't know if they actually use it day to day. I also think it's nice to see what products have stayed the same and what has been changed about a bit. I have one or two new additions this time around but a few products I've had in the drawers for quite a while.

First up is a newbie to my collection: Superfacialist by Una Brennan Mattifying moisturiser. This is the perfect base for make-up I have ever come across. The moisturiser is mattifying yet hydrating which leaves my skin hydrated whilst keeping shine at bay all day. The formula itself includes Salicylic Acid and an anti sebum complex along with other natural ingredients such as watercress, horsetail and nettle. The mixture of these ingredients is said to rebalance skin that is prone to oiliness and breakouts and reduce the appearance of pores. My skin is definitely in much better condition after using this and it will definitely be becoming a staple in my routine.
After my moisturiser, I've been buffing in Clinique Even Better foundation which is a very recent purchase. At the moment, I'm quite unsure of this foundation. It makes my skin look really nice but the staying power in my opinion really is not up to much. I've recently ran out of primer, so maybe it's just that I need to use a primer but I would still expect a good staying power regardless as it is quite pricey. When I bought it, it said that is was medium-full coverage which I also don't really agree with. At the moment it's just a case of trialling it different ways to see how it works at its best. Another new item to my collection- payday was a good day for my make-up collection as it seems... - is NARS Laguna bronzing powder. I've been lusting after this for as long as I've been into make-up. It seems like every blogger has it and loves it so I just had to pick it up when I had the chance. All I can say is I am not at all disappointed. I was quite wary that it would be too warm for my rather fair complexion but it really isn't. I love using my Real Techniques Blush brush to contour and give my face some warmth. It warms up my face without looking orange or muddy- instant love.
Benefit Coralista  has been in my collection for quite some time now and as I think it looks gorgeous with a tan, it got a bit left behind when I stopped tanning and embraced my natural skin colour which is quite fair. But as I've been trying to warm my skin up with bronzer this lovely blush came out to play again. The shade is gorgeous peachy pink colour that warms up the face beautifully.
Recently I've been setting my make-up with Urban Decay's Razor Sharp finishing powder which has also been in my make-up drawer forever. I love how this has a powder puff applicator which means that it doesn't rub off my foundation which tends to happen if I use a powder brush. This patted onto any areas that get shiny throughout the day keeps oil at bay for hours. I've been keeping my eye make-up simple recently with Maybelline Rocket Volum Express mascara. I'm really loving using this mascara recently as it makes my lashes look huge! I'm currently using Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer for under eye circles which isn't the most amazing concealer I've used (especially on blemishes as it broke me out) but it does the job. As usual I'm still using my HD Brows palette in Bombshell. My picks of concealer are MAC Studio Fix and Bourjois Healthy Mix. These have been by life savers recently as I had a terrible breakout when I tried La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo that everyone raves about.

What's in your make-up bag at the moment? I'd love to know what products you're loving this week.



8 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to try the Maybelline Rocket mascara! I've heard so many good things!:D xxx

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    1. You have to try it, if you already have quite long lashes it is really good as it just makes them look huge!xxx

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  2. Lovely post hun.
    Question: what type of bag is that? I am obsessed with floral!

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    1. Thank you lovely. It's just a cheapy one from primark a few months ago. Me too, I'm after a Cath Kidston one!xxx

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  3. Nars Laguna is amazing :) Lovely blog btw x

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    1. I know, I don't know why I didn't get it sooner! Thank you :)
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  4. Love your blog, really want to try the nars bronzer :)

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    1. Thank you lovely. It's a really lovely bronzer, definitely check it out if you get the chance :)
      xxx

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