Sunday, October 11, 2015

Beauty ¦ Top 10 high end products

I've been thinking about doing this post for absolutely ages so I thought it was about time that I got on with writing it. The majority of makeup collection is drugstore so I thought I'd share some of my all time favourites which I would recommend if you're wanting to incorporate a few high end bits into your collection or if you're just a high end makeup lover. A lot of these products are big blogger favourites however I thought I'd throw my opinion in the mix anyway.

Nars Sheer Glow - £31.00
This product is sooooo hyped in blogging world and I must say I completely agree with all the hype. It took me ages to purchase it as I was pretty concerned that I wasn't going to like it. I eventually bit the bullet and I am so glad I did. This foundation makes skin look flawless. It doesn't cling to dry patches and it doesn't make the skin look to dewy so that it makes the skin look greasy. Despite the name it's definitely not sheer at all and I would put it at a medium to full coverage however it can be sheered out.

Benefit High Beam - £19.50 for 15ml or £5.00 for 4ml  
I absolutely love this as a subtle highlighter but I also love mixing it into a matte foundation to add a little bit of a subtle glow. This is actually a mini size which I got in a gift set however it has lasted forever. This is something I reach for so often as it is just so easy.

Clinique Cheek Pop Blusher - Berry Pop - £17.00
Can we first just talk about how beautiful this blush is. The gorgeous bright pink colour is perfect for all year round and I could imagine it looking stunning on all skin tones. It has a slight sheen to it however it isn't shimmery which I something I really love about it. The formula of these blushes is fabulous they really stick around and they are super easy to blend into the skin which I love as it's so bright.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer potion - £16.00
This product is something I feel like I will never be without. It is incredible and it absolutely saves me from my oily eyelids. This primer means that my eyeshadow lasts all day rather than about an hour. There's not really much more to say about this other than if you have oily eyelids this will be a life saver.

Mac Paint pot - Bare study - £16.00
This is one of my favourite shadow bases as it is such a stunning colour, it's a golden champagne shade which looks lovely under pretty much any shade. This paired with the Urban decay primer potion means that your shadow is going nowhere so if you have really really oily eyelids these two are the perfect pairing.

Urban Decay Naked 1 - £38.00
Could I really do a high end favourites without including this beautiful palette. This palette is just the best for people who love warm toned neutral shadows. I love how there is a mix of gold and pink shades. If you are a avid blog reader you will probably know that the Urban Decay shadows are insanely pigmented and creamy. If you where to buy one thing from this post I think this is probably my favourite high end product!

Urban Decay Naked basics 1 - £23.00
So two of the Naked palettes is probably a little over the top but I just couldn't choose between the two. This is one of my favourite palettes for traveling as it's so tiny and compact. The shades work really nicely together and I really love Faint for in my brows as it's quite an ashy brown shade. This is an amazing palette if you love matte neutral shades.

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat - Pillow Talk - £16.00
So if you read my blog regularly you will know that I am on a little bit of a lip liner obsession at the moment. This shade is the perfect my lips but better shade for me (ew I hate that phrase) I love it for making my lips look a little bigger. The formula is creamy but it doesn't slip around.

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector - 01 - £18.00
I'm usually not a lip gloss person but I absolutely adore this gloss. It is in no way sticky and it feels very much like a lip balm on the lips. The shade is so very slight that it just evens out any pigmentation on the lips and leaves them with the most beautiful glossy look.

Mac Satin Lipstick - Rebel - £15.50
As with the Naked palette it wouldn't be a high end favourites without a Mac lipstick. Rebel is my favourite Mac lipstick that I own. I love the satin formula as it's not drying but it's super long lasting like a matte formula. The shade is a beautiful pink toned purple which is very autumnal.

Left to Right - Clarins 01 - CT Pillow talk - Mac rebel - Benefit High beam - Mac Bare study - Clinique Berry pop


  1. I really want to try Clinque blushers, they look so pretty!

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

    1. They are absolutely stunning you need one! x

  2. I fully agree with NARS Sheer Glow; I only recently jumped on the bandwagon but am so glad I did!

    Claire | | xx

  3. MAC Bare Study looks beautiful! *heart eyes emoji*

    Thahira's Thoughts

  4. Benefit high beam looks gorgeous! Definitely adding that to my wishlist xx

    1. It was something I wasn't expecting much from but I absolutely love it! x

  5. I've just treated myself to Bare Study and can't believe how long it's taken me to try it. I love it! x

    Jordan Alice

    1. It's so stunning I wear it almost every day under my shadows! x

  6. I'm obsessed with the new MAC Studio Waterweight foundation at the moment but so curious to try NARS sheer glow considering all of the hype it's had in the past. The Charlotte Tilbury lip pencil looks lush also! xxx

    Ciara Rose | AllureImpassionedGoddess

    1. I wasn't sure if it would live up to they hype but I love it. I'm a little sceptical about trying mac foundations as so many people say they break them out! x

  7. I loveee the Naked basics and Naked palette! I can't live without them! xx

    New follower!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

  8. I still haven't got myself round to trying Nars Sheer Glow and I need to get myself into gear! Sounds amazing!
    Also that Charlotte Tilbury lipliner looks so beautiful,
    Emma | Be Happyyy

  9. I need to check out Berry Pop, I have Ginger and love it :) the Naked palette and Nars Sheer Glow would be in my top 10 too :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

    1. I need to try some more shades they are all so beautiful! x

  10. I had completely forgotten about mine but i' so glad I have rediscovered it! x

  11. Great selection Nicole! I love my Naked Basics as well, and I've also hit pan on Faint too!! Great versatile shade x

    The Beauty Locker

    1. It's such a brill shade I use it for all sorts x

  12. I need, need, need to get my hands on the Urban Decay Naked pallets. They look gorgeous and I am all about neutral tones, so that´s one for the christmas wish list, I think.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

  13. All of those urban decay products are essentials in my book too! I'm dying to get my hands on one of thise adorable clinique blushers :)

    Lillies and Lipbalm


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