Sunday, February 07, 2016

Beauty ¦ January Beauty favourites

So it's that time of the month again. I've bought a lot of stuff in the past month and with all of the lovely beauty bits I received for Christmas it was pretty hard to whittle down everything so this post didn't end up ridiculously long!
Starting off with something I am a little bit obsessed with, the Makeup geek powder shadows are incredible. I actually popped up a post about all the shades in my palette //here// but they are all incredibly pigmented and an absolute dream to blend. I definitely need to get round to picking up some more shades.
I've never tried the Benefit boxed blushes before however I've been using this palette pretty much non-stop this month. My favourites have been Rockateur which I knew I would love as it's just so pretty and Dandelion which was a shade which I didn't expect to love as much as I do as I expected it to be a little non descript however it is the perfect shade for when I wear a lot of eye makeup.
If you are a regular reader you know I absolutely love a good dark lip. Revlon Black cherry is something I've worn a lot in the past month. It's one of those gorgeous dark wine shades. It's a shade that every time I've worn someone has said something about how much they like the shade. I really love the formula, glossy isn't what I usually go for in a dark lip however this one doesn't move about at all unlike 99% of glossy dark lipsticks.

I am still on the hunt for the perfect foundation and although I haven't found it yet I am super impressed with the Urban decay Naked skin foundation. It feels incredibly lightweight on the skin and leaves the skin super healthy. The one thing I will say however is that I picked up the shade 0.5 which I expected to be light enough however it is still to dark and a little bit to yellow toned. I can still wear it however as long as I make sure it's blended out well. It's definitely not one for the people who like a really full coverage however if you are looking for a low to medium super lightweight foundation this is definitely a nice one.
Benefit Gimme brow is always something that I never got around to trying as I was a little cautious that it wasn't going to live up to the hype that surrounds it. However I am so impressed with it. It helps give my brows a lot more volume whilst adding a little bit of colour too. I've been pairing it with the Maybelline brow satin pencil and it is all I have been wearing on my brows.
Finally for this months favourites is the Bourjois colour edition 24h in Petale de glace which is what I've been reaching for when I haven't been wearing the makeup geek shadows. It is a really strange texture and once on the lids it is a powder. The shade is a super pretty pinky taupe shade and I feel like not only do I love it now but I also feel like it will make the most perfect super easy throw on shadow for the summer as once it's on the lids it doesn't move at all.


  1. I need to try out some Makeup Geek stuff, people are raving about it so much at the mo!

    Claire | xx

  2. I'm loving Makeup Geek Shadows, they are so good!xo

  3. Benefits Rockateur blush is one of my absolute favourites too! & I really need to try some makeup geek stuff, I've heard so many good things!

    Emily | Almost Emily Jane

  4. Fab post lovely, some really great picks :) I really need to try MG eyeshadows as I’ve heard so many good things :) Gimme Brow is so good, and I have to agree it definitely helps give brows that added oomph without the hassle of filling it in :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee


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