You know you've been a crap blogger when you have to combine three months of favourites into one post. I would just forgot about September and October, but they include some of my absolute faves *cough Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame lipstick cough*
Fleur de Force Cosmetic Bag £8.99
Typically, I don't use a makeup bag because I have so much of the stuff, I just keep it in drawers. But when I was on holiday I really enjoyed having less of a selection and just doing my makeup out of a makeup bag (if that makes any sense).
Since coming back from holiday I have just carried on with this method and I love this bag so much because you can fit so much in it. Honestly its one of those Mary Poppins type bags, plus you can fit all your brushes in there without cramming them in.
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette £40.00
When it was announced that Gwen was releasing an eyeshadow palette with Urban Decay, I immediately thought it was going to be full of really bright, unwearable colours. So when I saw this palette for the first time, I actually squealed with joy.
This is a warm toned, neutral lovers DREAM. I would go as far to say its better than any of the Naked palettes, because it has great all over the lid shades. You know, those one colour wonders that you just blend over your eyelid and they're good to go. I am in love, and my current favourites are 'Steady' and 'Zone'.
I will say there is quite a bit of fall out when you use these shadows, but just tap your brush and you will be fine.
MAC All That Glitters Eyeshadow £13.00
As you can tell, this is one heavily loved eyeshadow. Easily my favourite ever MAC shadow, I have been wearing this religiously with 'Zone' from the Gwen palette in my crease.
Clarins Instant Concealer £18.28 (on offer)
I've had this for ages but for some reason, I just didn't want to use it. I'm glad I finally did because this is a beautiful concealer. It works equally well under the eyes and on redness and blemishes. Its not too thick, so doesn't crease or cake and its the best thing to have in your makeup bag when you are going straight out after work and have rubbed all your foundation off your nose (story of my life).
Burberry Lip Cover in English Rose £23.00
An oldie, but a goodie. This is actually my second tube of this lipstick, which says a lot for a lipstick addict like me. My kind of nude, I forgot just how much I loved this.
Unite 7 Seconds Range prices start at £16.90
I am obsessed with this haircare range for a multitude of reasons, but first let me address the smell. This stuff smells absolutely divine and it stays in your hair, to the point where I find myself sniffing my hair throughout the day.
I also noticed I started to get more compliments on my hair and I wasn't do anything differently, apart from using this. It just seems to make my hair more bouncy and shiny.
I have already finished the shampoo (sob sob) so I need to restock asap.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame £23.00
I wore this lipstick for my entire holiday, which was almost three weeks. I cannot put into words my love for this lipstick, I just can't. Honestly typing this up now, all I want to do is put it on my lips. Without a doubt my lipstick of the year. Charlotte I love you.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder £3.99
Last year I used up a lot of pricey powders, and you know what, they ain't got nothing on this £3.99 Rimmel job. This is just the best pressed powder there is (apart from the Charlotte Tilbury one, but you know that is literally £30.00 more expensive).
Wet Brush (Midi Size) £8.50
I have been loyal to my Tangle Teezer for years, but I was kinda getting sick of it flying out of my hand and across my bedroom. I found this in the beauty cupboard at work and decided to give it a go, and I'm so glad I did.
First of all, it's so nice to use a hairbrush with an actual handle for a change. This also gets through my hair a lot better than a Tangle Teezer and makes it look a lot sleeker.
I honestly haven't touched my Tangle Teezer since.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation (Warm Sand) £31.50
I only have the tiniest amount of this foundation left, and I'm going to be gutted when its all gone. It might be weird to say, but I love the colour of this foundation. We all know I love my warm tones and this has a very flattering yellow undertone, which really warms my complexion. This is very light, provides a medium coverage and delivers on its promise of looking like skin.
This stuff genuinely works. I have been using it for a little over 3 months and my eyelashes have grown so much they now touch my eyebrows. Who knew that would make me so happy.
Make sure you buy this from Amazon, unless you wanna pay £40.00 in Boots!
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer £25.00
My fellow bronzer addicts, you need to try this. The perfect warm toned bronzer, but be warned, a little goes a long way. I also ended up wearing this all month long as an eyeshadow.
Lancome Grandiose Mascara £20.83 on offer
The first time I used this mascara I thought it was shit, but I'm so glad I persevered because its actually amazing. This gives my lashes so much length and volume, plus it doesn't smudge or flake all day, which for me is a miracle. I would 100% repurchase this.
Sachajuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo and Conditioner £19.00
Excuse the dodgy picture, I actually finished these on holiday but took a picture so I could include them in my favourites post. I don't know whether it was the ridiculously soft water, or this shampoo and conditioner but my hair was #onfleek all holiday. Honestly, loads of volume and bounce, without me even using a hair dryer. I definitely need to try these in the UK to see if they work as well with our ridiculously hard water.
Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm £32.30 on offer
I rely on balm cleansers to take off all my makeup in one go, mascara, lipstick, foundation the lot. This is a really luxurious cleanser, which transforms to an oil once you massage it into your skin. It removes all my makeup effortlessly and really is a joy to use.
Shout out to the cloth that comes with it, much nicer than my bog standard flannel!
OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Shampoo and Conditioner £6.99
I am an absolute sucker for any beauty product containing coconut, I think my goal in life is to smell like a tropical holiday.
Not only do these smell amazing, but they also leave my hair feeling really clean. You know that kind of squeaky clean feeling, that anyone who suffers from greasy hair craves.
Smashbox Brow Tech Gloss Stick in Brunette £16.50
I know a glossy brow sounds weird, but I actually really liked this pencil. I didn't find it overly glossy and I really liked how creamy the pencil was, as it meant I could fill my brows in really quickly. This does seem to be a bit of a love hate product though, as I gave one to my friend and she hated it :(
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of Shame £23.00
I did warn you I was obsessed with this lipstick.
Make Up Geek Foiled Eyeshadow in Grandstand $9.99
Not going to lie, I 100% bought this because Jaclyn Hill uses it. You can actually buy Make Up Geek from Beauty Bay now in the UK, but it looks like everything is sold out! I ordered from the Make Up Geek website and had no problems shipping to the UK.
These foiled shadows are INTENSE, but beautiful. If you like your shimmer, you are gonna love these. I wear these alone, all over the lid, you don't need nothing else.
Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in Baby Love £25.00
The most adorable makeup packaging I have ever seen and my favourite kind of natural, browny pink blush colour. Its a no brainer.
And this is how organised I almost was in September…..this is all my September makeup faves on ma' face!
I will be a better beauty blogger I promise!