Monday, December 01, 2014

#BigBlogmasproject2014 - The winter makeup edit.

Welcome to the first Big blogmas project post.This has been such a long time coming as I've been planning this since august so I'm glad that it's finally getting started. Today I thought I'd show you some of the pieces of makeup I've been reaching for recently. 

So first off for base I've been using the Seventeen skin wow mixed into my foundation for a little bit of glow, this is a really lovely pinky toned highlight which looks amazing in foundation but also look lovely on the top of the cheekbones for a subtle highlight. The other thing I have for my face is the Sleek Blush by 3 in Pink lemonade I tend to gravitate towards pink blushes in the winter rather than the more peachy tones I reach for in the summer. These blushes are really pigmented and a very little goes a long way. I'd really recommend these to blush enthusiasts but for newbies I'd start with something a little less pigmented. 

For eyes I've been reaching for lot's of burgundy shades the Maybelline colour tattoo in Metallic pomegranate was something I used a lot last winter and I've been reaching for it a lot this time around too. It's the most gorgeous mix of purple, red and brown with lots of gold shimmer, which makes my eyes pop. I love the fact that even though it's not a brown or a cream it still looks fairly neutral. I've also been reaching for the NYC Individual eyes palette in Midtown mauve which has a gorgeous mix of shades to create a burgundy smokey eye. The shadow's are really nice and pigmented for the price. However I'm not a big fan of the primer or the illuminator as they are both quite tacky and sticky. 

For lips I've not only been reaching for the more berry and vampy shades I've also been wearing a red lip quite a lot. The red I've been reaching for is the L'oreal colour riche in Scarlett creme,I'm not actually sure if you can pick this up as I got it in a christmas set last year. The formula of these lipsticks is so creamy and it glides onto the lips and feels really moisturizing. For berry lips I've been reaching for the Catrice Smoothing lip polish in Jen and Berry's this is just amazing it can be put on really sheer for that juicy sheer berry lip look or can be built up to a really deep pinky berry shade. They are glossy, long lasting and pure amazing! Finally for lips I've been reaching for Rimmel's Moisture renew lipstick in Glam plum fulham which is the most amazing glossy vampy purple. The only problem I have with this is it can slip about so I have to keep an eye on it so if you're one for no mess lip products this won't be one for you! 

I've not really been reaching for vampy nail colours recently I've been gravitating more towards the blues and purples. Essie Aruba blue is one of my all time favourite shades. It's beautiful all year round but I find it looks stunning against super pale skin.The Maxfactor Glossfinity nail polish in Cobalt blue is something that I don't think I've ever heard anyone talk about. The formula reminds me of a thinner version of the Barry M gelly nail paints. They are really glossy and last a good amount of time on the nails. The final thing in this years winter edit is the Barry M Gelly nail paint in Plum. This is probably my most worn out of my three nail picks this season. In the bottle it looks like a fairly plain deep aubergine purple but on the nails it is so deep it almost looks like a purple-y navy blue. I love the formula of these polishes they paint beautifully, dry quickly and last well. 

Left - Right - Catrice Ben and Jerry's - L'oreal scarlett creme - Rimmel Glam plum fulham - Sleek Blush by 3 in Pink lemonade Icing sugar, macaroon and pink mint - Nyc Individual eyes palette - Maybelline metallic pomegranate - Seventeen skin wow


  1. Im in love with the Essie polish! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  2. Happy Blogmas :)
    I can't wait to see everyone else's posts so well done for organising it all.
    Fab items, I love that Essie polish. On the hunt for it now, boots out of stock :(

  3. What a great selection! Definitely have to pick that Color Tattoo it's gorgeous! I'm excited for the coming Blogmas posts :) xx

    Mary Bloomy

  4. I love the shades you have chosen in all your items - so very wintery! Thanks so much for organising Blogmas too by the way :) xx

  5. I love all of these! Definitely fabulous for this season. xx

  6. Love your selection here, I've been quite similar with the blues rather than vampy colours it's weird for me as I'm usually all about the purples! Love the look of the Maybelline eyeshadow it looks quite versatile too :) xx

  7. I love Metallic Pomegranite - I reach for it a lot! Love this post xx

  8. Much luck on your Blogmas Project, especially since you've been planning since August! That's an amazing commitment! I own and adore the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate, however I never reach for it. I always overlook it and I've been seeing so many posts on the Color Tattoos and I just feel so silly because I forget it every time! That Essie polish also looks so beautiful!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

  9. Is it weird that I haven't seen that color of color tattoo? I love it! Blue is one of my favorite colors so I agree! I've been loving greens as well. Plums and greens!


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