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Thursday 17 October 2019

Current makeup favourites...

Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation    Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer    Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray    MAC Warm Soul    MAC Springsheen    Benefit Brow Zings Pro Palette    Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow    Hourglass Scattered Light Shadow Burnish    Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Rose Gold    MAC Uninterrupted    Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner    Benefit Bad Gal Bang    Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Iconic Nude    YSL Rouge Pur Couture Beige Tribute    Clarins Natural Lip Perfector Intense Garnet

As I'm sure you've noticed, I don't do monthly favourite posts these days but every so often, I'll share some products that I am currently loving and that are consistent in my routine. Today, it's all about makeup favourites. As you can see from the photo above, there are quite a few well loved products in this post!

Face: Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation is my go-to at the moment. I just love how this looks on my skin - natural, fresh and luminous with medium coverage. It doesn't settle into fine lines or highlight any areas of texture. I just love it! Full review here. I'm focusing on using some products up and one of those is Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer. I love this because it gives good coverage and doesn't crease on my under eye area. It seems to stretch (which I know sounds strange for a concealer) and because of this, it doesn't settle in my fine lines. Full review here. On my cheeks, I always love to wear MAC Warm Soul at this time of year. I know it's not your typical Autumn blush but I don't typically suit berry or mauve tones on my cheeks and I love that this one just livens up my complexion and has a slight shimmer without being glittery. Another old favourite that I've been using again recently is MAC Springsheen. Again, not an Autumn colour but I just love these shades and they still work at this time of year once I use a light hand. Another product that I am focused on finishing is Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. As you can see from the photo, I have well and truly hit pan on both sides of this and I will definitely repurchase because I love the gentle definition and warmth that the bronzer adds to my face and I also love the champagne highlighter. The texture is so easy to work with - no muddy patches and no settling into fine lines! Full review here. To set everything, I mist some Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray all over and it acts like a filter by just softening the overall look of my base products. The mist is so fine that it doesn't disturb the base at all. Again, this is another product that I want to finish. 

Eyes:  I recently reviewed Benefit Brow Zings Pro Palette here (you can also win one of these palettes in that post!) and I'm enjoying the change from my usual pencils. I'm mainly rotating between three eyeshadows at the moment and they are Hourglass Scattered Light Shadow in the shade Burnish, Charlotte Tilbury Eyes To Mesmerise Rose Gold and MAC Uninterrupted. The common theme among these shadows is that they are quick and easy to use - one sweep wonders. Uninterrupted is a matte medium, warm brown and is perfect for everyday wear. I recently bought a back up of Rose Gold because I love it so much and must be half way through it already. It's really nice as a subtle wash of colour but also works well layered up a little for a more intense look although it's never too in your face. Burnish is a beautiful copper shade that compliments my green eyes so well and is perfect for when I want to look like I've made an effort with my eye makeup without actually having to make much of an effort! It's a cream to powder formula and works well with fingers or a flat shader brush. I recently had my lash extensions removed after having them refilled for months so I'm back to liner and mascara but I am also using a lash serum. It's too early to tell if it's working yet but I will let you know. All of the reviews are good so I hope it lives up to expectation. My lashes aren't damaged from the extensions - I think the key is to find someone really good and experienced as I have heard some horror stories, but I'm using the serum to try to increase the volume as my natural lashes aren't as dramatic as my extensions and I'm not having them re-applied until December. In the meantime, I'm relying on Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner and Benefit Bad Gal Bang mascara to add some drama to my eye area. I love this liner because it doesn't smudge on my oily lid/watery eye combo and I really like this mascara because the wand is flexible and the brush allows me to get right to the root of my lashes to ensure each one is coated. Full review here.

Lips: I'm quite boring at the moment with lip products. It's either a nude or a berry tone but I guess that's acceptable at this time of year? My go-to nude products are Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Iconic Nude, worn with YSL Rouge Pur Couture Beige Tribute. These two work so well together and the formula of both is comfortable on the lips. My berry pick is Clarins Intense Natural Lip Perfector in the shade Intense Garnet. I love the formula of these lip perfectors as they are so comfortable and nourishing on the lips and the intense version is really beautiful for a striking lip colour at this time of year. Full review here.

Have you hit pan on any products recently? I'd love to hear what your current most loved makeup pieces are...

Don't forget to enter my Benefit Brow Zings Pro Palette giveaway here.

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All products are bought by me, unless otherwise stated. Benefit Brow Zings and the Lip Perfector were kindly sent to me. I don't do sponsored posts. Opinion is always my own. Affiliate links may be used.

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