Monday, 17 August 2015

Project Pan - Update 7

At the end of last year I decided to make a conscious effort to use up my makeup. I felt like I had too much and wasn't using what I had before buying something new. Rather than having a big clear out, I wanted to finish the products I had spent my money on and trust me its a lot more satisfying.
I still have way too much makeup but what can I say, its my hobby! 

Last month I only managed to finish three things which is a bit rubbish, but this month I've already got through 5 things.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara £19.00

Oh this mascara, I don't even know where to start. At first I hated it, I detested it, as far as I was concerned it was the worst mascara I had ever used. After a couple of hours it flaked all down my face it was dreadful, but after a few weeks the flaking stopped and I could appreciate the amazing volume it gave. This gives you huge, black, voluminous lashes in seconds but I'm still on the fence whether I could go through all that flaking again.

Giorgio Armani Master Corrector £26.00

With the Bobbi Brown corrector I notice an instant difference and I don't even need to use a separate concealer. With this I didn't really notice a difference, so still needed a separate concealer. This doesn't come close to the Bobbi Brown so for that reason I wouldn't buy it again.

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in 'Liar' £15.50

I loved this lipstick and I miss it already. It was a pinky brown nude with a glossy finish that made my lips look a lot fuller than they really are. This is the first Urban Decay lipstick I have tried and it definitely won't be the last. I really want to try the matte version of these lipsticks now.

Total used up makeup = £60.50

Sunday, 16 August 2015

July Favourites

Better late than never!

Eylure Naturals False Lashes No 020

I have my friend Chloe to thank for discovering these bad boys. In my youth I loved a strip lash, but in recent years I've tended to go for individual lashes, because they look a lot more natural. As much as I love individuals, they are quite time consuming, which is why I love these. These are so easy to apply because they are so light and thin, you really can't go wrong and it doesn't look like you are wearing lashes. I love these so much, I went and bought the multipack.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop

I am a big Jaclyn Hill fan, so when I heard she was releasing this highlighter with Becca, I knew it would have to be mine. I ended up ordering mine from Sephora and paying shipping and tax because you know, I needed it. If you live in the UK don't do that, Becca are releasing it over here around September time so try and follow Take That's advice. 
I know everyone in the beauty blogosphere has been raving about this, but it is one of those few products that really is worth the hype. If you love your warm tones and your highlights, you will love this. 
I am genuinely considering buying another one when its released in the UK.

You know it's good if it makes you slightly crazy ;)

Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Colour in "Jenna"

I only include products in my favourites that I have worn all month long, but I have made an exception for this lipstick. I only wore this once, to a wedding, but its such a beautiful lipstick and I loved it so much, that I had to include it.
Jenna is a bright orange red, its completely matte and literally lasts all night. I topped up once but I didn't need to. The formula, the colour, perfect. 

Dior Lip Glow Colour Reviver Balm

I got obsessed with this a couple of years ago and I think this is my second or third tube. This is a lip balm which depending on the temperature of your lips, changes to a lighter or darker shade of pink.
Whenever I wear this I always feel my lips look really healthy, which is a weird statement I know, but they just look really plump and juicy! Its perfect for those no makeup days, where you don't want to wear a lipstick but still want some colour on your lips. I think I will always have a tube of this in my collection.

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara

This isn't something I would have ever bought with my own money, not because I don't love Bobbi Brown but I would never associate her brand with mascara. I got this from my work and it has been a revelation, its such a good mascara and Bobbi I'm sorry for ever doubting you.
This gives volume and length, after one coat I was loving it and there was minimal clumping. I was also sure this was would smudge but it doesn't smudge or flake, it doesn't even smudge on my bottom lashes and trust me everything smudges on my bottom lashes.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

I really should have put this in my favourites last month but I completely forgot and now its nearly all gone *wah*
This concealer is the shit, it is the, it is everything, it is life, it is oxygen, it is the Angel to my Buffy and you need it in your life. 
Reasons why:
1) Its creamy enough to use under your eyes for those pesky dark circles but its also got enough coverage to cover redness and spots. So you only need one concealer.
2) Unlike the NARS concealer, the brush doesn't drag on your skin. I know that might sound ridiculous but that really peed me off about the NARS one. 
3) It lasts all day
4) It's so damn creamy

Just buy it and thank me later

NARS The Multiple in Orgasm

This has been in my makeup collection for so long and every time I have a clear out I come this close to chucking it out, but then I remember I bought it because J.Lo used it and it gives me hope that I could look like J.Lo and my life would be like Maid in Manhattan, although knowing me Anaconda is more likely.
In all seriousness though (serious makeup face) this is a really pretty blush/highlighter combo. The coral gold colour is perfect for summer time and I really should dig this out more often.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Face of the Day with Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Colour in Naked Bronze

I have had this face of the post day sitting in my drafts for weeks and I thought I would finally get off my arse, although to be fair I didn't even have to get off my arse (I'm currently horizontal) and write it.

Basically this is all the makeup I slapped on my face to go to the pub the other week. Turns out I needn't have bothered, as we ended up leaving early, getting a subway and getting the last bus home. Side note never let me get a subway again, its a prime example of somewhere I would never step foot in, but after 3 drinks there I am, ordering a meatball marinara on hearty Italian. 
Eating meatballs at a bus stop, and I wonder why I'm single!


Cover FX Illuminating Primer
I am a bit 'meh' about this primer, I don't notice any difference with the wear time of my makeup, it does give a glow when you apply it, but once you put you foundation on it goes. It's not bad, I've just tried better.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid
Still loving this foundation, but I will say its not the best in warm weather. I find by the end of the day it feels a bit greasy on my face, but to be fair there's not a lot of foundations that could last all day and endure a sweaty commute. 

Giorgio Armani Skin Master Corrector Shade 1
Don't buy this, the Bobbi Brown corrector is so much better #justsayin'

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
This concealer is AHHMAZING, round of applause Urban Decay. I know everyone raves about the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer but this stuff is so much better. Its really creamy but still gives great coverage. I can use it both under my eyes and on spots and redness and unlike the NARS one, this doesn't drag on my skin when I apply it. It's love.

Chanel Soleil tan de Chanel
I love this cream bronzer in the summer, it really gives my skin a warm, natural glow. This is strictly a summer product though, it would definitely look OTT come the winter months.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder
Not my favourite powder there are better, cheaper options out there.

Clinique Cheek Pop in 'Melon Pop'
These blushes are adorable and this peach colour is very pretty for everyday wear. Completely non offensive with a slight sheen which gives your cheeks a real glow.

Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in 'Candlelight'
Extortionately expensive but worth every penny. My favourite ever highlighter, looks really natural on the skin but still has the 'wow' factor.


Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil in 'Taupe'
Good brow pencil and the shade range is massive, but for the price you just don't get enough product. I got through one of these in a month.

L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in 'Dark Brunette'
When it comes to brows I don't dabble, I find something I like and stick to it. This sets my brows and provides an extra tint of colour, I have been using this all year and don't see that changing any time soon.

Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Colour in Naked Bronze
I'm sorry to be a cock tease because these beauties are no longer available, but they are every bit as beautiful as they look. The cream shadow is pretty but to be honest there are a lot of similar colours out there, I'm thinking Max Factor do a very similar copper shade, but when you add the glitter shade on top, BOOM magic happens. The glitter really reminds me of the glitter shade in the Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palettes, so if you have one of those I'm sure you could achieve a similar look.

MAC Eye Kohl in 'Powersurge' 
The best bronzy gold eye liner. 
Powersurge, Teddy and Prunella, the only three eye liners you need from MAC.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
I hated this mascara with a passion because it flaked so, so badly on me after only a couple of hours. But after a few weeks, the flaking has stopped and I can't believe I'm saying this but I actually think I like it. This gives serious volume instantly…..if you can put up with 2 weeks worth of panda eyes!

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Pretty much every single mascara ever made smudges on my bottom lashes, so this is a staple for me.


Illamasqua Lipstick in 'Bare'
This is Angelina Jolie lips in a tube. Thing matte, full and barely there colour, I love it.