Hi guys, it’s been a while! If you guys want to see where I’ve been / what’s been going on with my life then please click here. I’m still in the same position, unfortunately, but I missed this blog too much. So I thought I would queue up a bunch of posts today so that this blog is still active even on days when I don’t feel like writing. So, let’s get started. I’d be interested to do this post again in a few month’s time to see if these are the same / have changed.
- Rimmel London’s #Insta Fix & Go 2 in 1 Primer & Setting Spray, £6.99.
This was a pressure buy that I wasn’t sure I was going to like. My go-to die hard setting spray was the Nyx mattifying setting spray. I only had a small tester bottle of this from Christmas but I loved it and I didn’t think that I would ever find a similar product. But then Rimmel London came through. This is honestly one of the best products I have ever used. I’m already stressed that they’re going to discontinue it because that always seems to happen to products I fall in love with. It’s really made a difference in how long my makeup lasts. I put it on at the beginning, I put it on my beauty blender to dampen it and I also put it on at the end to set everything. It is perfect and it lasts for so long! I’ve had this one bottle since February and you guys have just read how many times I use it a day and it’s still going! Highly recommend it.
2. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Foundation in Ivory, £9.99.
I’m always in a love-hate relationship with any foundation. As the seasons change, so does your skin. Some days, an oily foundation might work for you and some days, a drier foundation might work for you. But this one is my favourite foundation because it fits my skin so perfectly. I’m super pale and it’s impossible to find the right shade. Sometimes, even the ‘ivory’ shades are yellow and gross and don’t match at all but this one was perfect. It’s slightly oily which doesn’t always work for me but it’s got buildable coverage and it doesn’t clog up your pores. I’ve found it works better with a beauty blender. ( Sidenote: I don’t approve of L’Oreal as a brand in general due to their animal testing in some of their branches but if I find a cruelty-free dupe for this, I’ll be moving straight over to it! )
3. Revolution Ultra Brow Palette in Medium to Dark, £7.99.
This was actually a recommendation from my bestie. I had never used Revolution before so I was a bit apprehensive but I would honestly never go back to any other brow product. Both the waxes and the powders are amazing; they last all day and are easy to apply. I don’t use the little brushes in the palette (to be honest, I’m not even sure where they’ve gone) but the powders are amazing and so long lasting. I bought this palette in December last year and it’s still going strong. The wax is a bit gross now but the powders are amazing. The highlighter is also great.
4. Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold, £6.00
The above product was my introduction to Revolution and I absolutely love it as a brand. I think it is amazing quality for the prices. They are all so cheap and I’ve not had a product that I haven’t liked so far. I’m going to do a post about Revolution in general one day soon as I have been so impressed by them but this is by far one of my favourite things I own. The highlighters are stunning and so pigmented – they all show up on my pale skin and the blushes are beautiful. I use it every day even if I’m going for a more lowkey makeup look.
5. Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Lipliner in 011 Spice, £2.99.
These lipliners are the only lipliners I will use ever. They are so cheap but so amazing. They are pigmented, not too creamy and aren’t dry at all. I love this colour the most because it matches my lip colour exactly so it’s easy to reshape my lips when I feel like doing that. I went a bit crazy and bought a few versions of this because I got paranoid about it running out!
So there you have it! What are your die-hard items? I’m sorry for my absence, guys. I’m back for business now, though!
P.S. Did you see my last makeup post where I reviewed tarte? Check it out!