Sunday 31 March 2013

bringing darkness from above

black summer dress primark / blue marl top (worn underneath) dorothy perkins / boucle jacket new look / grey tights primark / boots new look / watch casio via asos / bracelet molly brown london / nails: barry m gelly hi-shine in 'prickly pear'
revlon colourstay quad in decadent - witch concealer in natural - no7 extreme length mascara - benefit porefessional primer - barry m gelly hi-shine nail paint in prickly pear - bourjois healthy mix serum in vanilla - elemis freshskin lip balm - mua professional eye primer - maybelline dream bouncy blush in orchid hush

Today is most definitely not a face day. I still went to the effort of putting makeup on, however I'll save you all the grief of witnessing such a thing and instead discuss the makeup I wore today.
I am still loving Benefit's Porefessional primer underneath my foundation, I find it smooths my skin brilliantly and holds onto the foundation for many hours. It's almost running out and due to the full-sized product costing £23.50 I'm going to buy a primer from Nivea as a replacement before Glamour magazine distribute their issue with lovely Benefit freebies, which is usually in the summertime.
I've yapped on about Bourjois' healthy mix serum foundation time and time again, and I still love it. It gives a really nice dewy, lightweight finish that feels more like a tinted moisturiser than a foundation; something I really like. The colour is slightly dark for me though, so I think I need to postpone my adoration for it until summer and purchase Rimmel's Match Perfection foundation to suit my skin tone for the majority of the year.
I won't go into too much detail about Barry M's Prickly Pear nailpolish as I have a Spring favourites lined up soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that! Similarly to the Bourjois foundation, I've discussed the MUA Professional Eye Primer before and I'm still loving it. The texture is nice, it blends into my eyelids to become colourless, thus suiting a whole range of skintones. A bargain at £2.50 too!
The Revlon Colourstay quad in 'Decadent' is such a lovely collection of colours, usually I strictly limit myself to neutral browns, but this quad has a lovely amber/orangey/shimmery colour that really suits my light blue eyes. I think it's one that would suit a range of eye colours though, especially hazel eyes.
In all honesty I'm not a huge lover of this Witch hazel concealer, I'm yet to find 'the one' that I think suits me perfectly. Saying this, I quite like the texture and colour of it, just not the application process as much.
I got this Elemis freshskin lip balm at the Graduate Fashion Week exhibition in Earls Court last year. I think it's okay, it gives a pleasant tingle when first applied but I find it dries out my lips quite quickly so I, when using it for a day or so find that I use quite a lot of it up. I think this seems a little bit wasteful to me, but on the positive side I think the packaging of it is really clean and classy.
The No7 Extreme Length mascara is a new trial from me, I got it in a gift set for my birthday last week and so far I love it. I don't think I would buy it full-sized as I have so many mascaras accumulated in my makeup drawers, but I'm looking forward to using this more. Lastly, the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush is a product I kind of wished they sold here in the UK. My Mum picked it up for me when she went to America last year, and since then I've been obsessed with the texture. It really does bounce. The pigmentation is limited but I'm not someone who likes a dark/vivid blush at all so this suits me fine.

What makeup products have you been trialling (and loving) recently?



  1. I really like your jacket and nail varnish, I need to try the Gelly nail paints because everyone says they're so good!

    Louisa's Notebook

  2. Your dress is so cute! I want to pick up the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, as Bourjois is such a top quality brand, my only concern is that I already have too many foundations haha, but one day I will try this one out. :)


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