Sunday, 16 December 2012

Favourite Makeup!

Hey there!

So I thought I'd shake it up a little bit and throw in a makeup post for fun! I absolutely love makeup-you always feel so much better and brighter when you're confident in your appearance and I think that makeup really builds on that confidence!

So these are some of my favourite products! Benefit BadGal mascara is honestly the best mascara I have ever tried! I used to use Dior Show until I discovered this gem and I have never looked back. The wand is fantastic, you never get any clumps and best of all it makes it look as if you're already wearing falsies! Brilliant. Mac's Studio Fix foundation is also a great purchase-be wary, however, if you have dry skin as it can be quite drying even with lashings of moisturiser and primer before application! As I am quite pale I use NC20 but if you're not sure of your colour then just ask at the Mac counter and they will be more than happy to help you out! 

Mac Studio Fix Foundation-NC20


I am a huge fan of nail polish, I feel naked without it! These are just some of my current obsessions:

From left to right: NYC In a Minute Quick Dry-296 Water Street Blue, Rimmel Lasting Finish-239 Your Majesty, Max Factor Max Effect-Lollipop, Nails Inc-Victoria, NYC Long Wearing Nail Enamel-112 Times Square, Rimmel Lasting Finish-700 Block Your Green.

Absolutely love these colors-especially the purpley/burgundy colour in the middle! It's by Nails Inc and I think it was about €10 so it wasn't too expensive! However, for some more affordable options I also love Rimmel! These two nail polishes (shown below) are my favourite colours for Winter 2012. The green nail polish only cost me €4.65 in Boots! An absolute steal! The silver sparkly nail polish is also perfect for the festive season-so Christmassy :)

I almost forgot to mention my Benefit Hoola bronzer-it's fantastic! It's just the right shade for a natural-looking tan and unlike some of the other bronzers on the market it doesn't contain any of that silly glitter! Can't stand when bronzers and tans have glitter in them (L'oreal Sublime Bronze Tanning Gel I'm looking at you here!!)-no one over the age of 11 wants their skin to sparkle like that!! The bronzer itself is a little bit more expensive then the bronzers you could pick up in Boots (it is about €28/€30 or so depending where you buy it!) but it is so worth it! If you haven't checked it out yet (try one of the samples at the Benefit counter in Debenhams or BT2) you really should! You won't look back :)

From left to right: Benefit BadGal Mascara, Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Mac Studio Fix Foundation.

What kind of makeup do you guys use? Do you have any trusted favourites? I'm looking to try out some new powders for over foundation-any suggestions? Drop me a comment below :)




  1. That Benefit mascara is amazing! I used it for a long period of time before I tried Benefits "They're Real". I've been an obsessed fan ever since.

    Love your blog!

    1. Oh I've never tried 'They're Real'-is it good?? Always been a huge fan of Benefit!! Xox