Friday, 2 September 2016

Current Makeup Must Haves

Today's post is a little one mentioning my current favourite pieces of makeup I'm continuously reaching for in my makeup bag- they even made it on him day with me!

Nars Contour Blush in Olympia

I have had this product for just over a yes and use it almost every time I choose to contour. I picked up this duo in London last year after thinking it would be a nice pop of colour on the cheeks, then after seeing InTheFrow use it as a contour in one of her videos, I gave it a go and haven't looked back since.

For those of you who don't know, I have incredibly fair skin which means the majority of contouring/bronzing products both high end and high street aren't catered to my fair skin and often end up making me look 'muddy', however it's not the case with this. 

I don't tend to use the lighter colour, however it's nice to have as a lighter powder shade for under the eyes should I need it. The only way I can describe the darker tone is as a neutral grey-toned pink. I usually will apply this with the Real Techniques Bold Metals Contour brush and then blend out the lines with a buffing  brush. If your pale and want to invest in a good powder contour, I can't recommend this enough.

Illamasqua Cream Contour in Hollow

This cream pigment has been a cult product for fairer skinned people for years, and last month I got my hands on it. I'm not a huge fan of loads on my cheek, usually I go for contour, but this cool tone light brown shade is perfect for my fair skin.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

A couple of months ago I wrote a post talking about the similarities between this concealer and the Nars Creamy concealer, and in that post I said that whilst I preferred the urban decay one, I would finish my Nars concealer and then repurchase, I couldn't wait. I ended up re-purchasing this concealer a couple of weeks later, and I don't think I will ever change my mind.

In my opinion the consistency is slightly more runny/creamy in comparison to the Nars, and sits better on the skin, however the coverage from both is the same. I wear the colour fair neutral for reference. 

Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser 

This was a spur of the moment purchase a couple of months ago when my skin was starting to clear up again and foundation was doing my head in. I really love my two staple foundations (Charlotte Tilbury magic foundation & Nars Sheer Glow), but I needed a change.

Laura Mercier was a brand I knew did 'porcelain' tones that were suited for fair skin. I collected a sample of the oil free moisturiser and decided to give it a go. At first, it is more like a moisturiser, and I didn't notice any difference on my skin to having nothing on my face. However, after applying my concealer in the places where I needed it it gave the most natural finish I could ask for without making me look like a zombie. 

Urban Decay Moondust Palette

I've got a more in depth review of this coming up in a couple of days, however whilst this may not be an 'everyday' product, it's something I have continuously reached for whilst on holiday.

Anyone who knows me knows I love glitter, and as an urban decay junkie when I saw this was coming out I knew I had to give it a try. I picked it up a couple of days after it came out and I don't think there hasn't been a day where I haven't swatched it or stared at the gorgeous colours. 

The palette is  made up of eight colours ranging from pinks to greens to blues and golds, all of which are highly pigmented, and is a must if you are a fellow glitter lover.

That's all for now,

Beki x


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