Saturday, 5 October 2013

September Favourites

Real Techniques Blush Brush
Funnily enough I've never had a dedicated blush brush in my collection until I purchased this beauty. I always used my Mac 109 or an angled contour brush to apply my blush. Well I have been missing out. This brush is amazing. With one gentle sweep it leaves the right amount of product on your cheeks. Real Technique brushes have definitely been my most recent addiction.

Mac Shimmer Blush Sunbasque
Recently I have finished my all time favourite blush "Mac creme blush in the shade lillicent". Unfortunately it has since being discontinued. As a result of this I have been searching high and low for a dupe and also reaching for my other peach blushes in my collection. This month I have been reaching for this Mac blush in the colour Sunbasque. I bought it a couple of years ago from a holiday collection and never used it that much. I honestly don't know why as it leaves you with a beautiful natural healthy glow. On a side note the highlighter in this palette is rubbish.

Max Factor Miracle Touch
I don't know what possessed me recently to reach for this foundation in my collection as I usually gravitate towards liquid foundations. When I started using it again I completely forgot how much I love it. It is a compact foundation that applies like a liquid. This is fantastic on my dry skin. I love having a compact foundation as it is so much easier to touch up during the day.

Kiko Lipgloss
I have been going a little heavier on my eyeshadow than normal, opting for brown smokey eyes so I have been wearing a light lip as the attention is on my eyes. This is one of my all time favourite glosses. I have a review on this gloss here.

Kiko & Barry M Nail Varnishes
I have been enjoying painting my nails dark colours again for the Autumn. I have to admit I am slightly sick of the neons and baby pinks. I am loving this pink and grey combo at the moment. I paint all my nails using the grey and have a leopard print design on one nail using the pink. Having said all that I am still sporting the pink alone on my toes.

John Frieda Full Repair 
Recently I took the plunge and went to get my hair chopped. I really did not want to cut it as I loved the length but I had what my hairdresser calls "fake length" because my ends were all damaged and split. It did not look pretty. I ended up having to sacrifice 5inches! This was mainly caused because it had been 9 months since I last cut my hair. I really miss my length, now don't get me wrong my hair is still super long most people would not even realise I have gotten it cut but I am finding it is not sitting the way I like it. For the month of September I have made a conscious effort to take better care of my hair. This is why the heat protectant features. To be honest I am not sure how effective it is yet but it doesn't leave any nasty residue and I love the smell of it.

Inglot Eye Shadows Shade Pearl 402 and Pearl 423
I love Inglot eye shadows. I find them very comparable to Mac. They are also very good value. I tend to buy my friends the freedom palette on their birthdays or for different occasions as you get three amazing eye shadows for approx 24. I have been loving these two shades recently. They are darker colours than I normally wear but the deep purple looks fantastic on green eyes. It really makes them stand out. I apply the lighter shade Pearl 402 all over my eyes and apply the deep shade Pearl 423 to my crease.

Bourjois Bronzing Primer
I love using this with my Miracle touch foundation as the foundation is slightly too pale for my skin tone. In order to combat this I apply this bronzing primer as a base underneath the foundation. It leaves me with a lovely healthy glow. I have a detailed review on it here. 

What are your September stand out products? 


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