24 September 2013

Make Up | Staying at the Boys

So last week and this week I am housesitting with the boy at his house, which i LOVE doing. However, one thing I hate is packing my make up for such a stay. It usually involves any newbies, or faves, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to see what I'm using on a day to day basis...

First of all, the bag is from Lola Rose, I'm sure you've seen me wear their jewellery but they also dabble in cosmetics and this is a little cute washbag of theirs that I love.

Make Up Brushes
Cliche, yes, but I live by the Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply my foundation and also blend everything in - especially if I've gone a little overboard with blusher. Yes it needs a bit of a clean but there you go. Also up is the Real Techniques Contour Brush - this I use for bronzer and blusher. I love using it for blush as it's a bit more precise then the blusher brush and also super soft. For eyes I just have the lil old padded brush from god knows when.

Here we have what is turning into my all time favourite foundation from Benefit, their Hello Flawless in Ivory Believe in Me. I love how this looks and feels on my skin, a very lightweight liquid foundation. We also have a newbie for me, the new Rimmel Stay Matte liquid mousse foundation. I've not tried a mousse foundation since Maybellines Dream Matte Mousse in my teens so I was dubious, but so far I am loving it. We cannot ignore Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, an old favourite that just goes everywhere with me (I have about 4 of these in various places). 

I seem to have bought about six different cheeks products with me. Overkill? First up is a holy grail product for me, 17's Glow Shimmer Brick, perfect for highlighting and a little bronze. Then we have five blushes. A newbie from Rimmel again, their new Stay Blushed liquid cheek tint. Currently LOVING it I have to say, really pretty, easy to apply but not too long lasting I've found. Then my two fave cream blushers at the moment, which actually look identical really, Bourjois Cream Blush in Healthy Glow and Stila Convertible Colour in Lilium. Basically the same colour, but the Stila version is a little more nudey. Then my two favourite powder blushes, Nars Deep Throat, a gorgeous shimmery peach, and Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface, the longest lasting blush in the world in a dusky pink. Lastly is a brand new newbie, Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Adored - not sure if it's a blush, a highlighter or a powder so I've been using it as a blush/highlighter and so far I LOVE it.

My eyes seem to stay the same everyday, so this was a really easy choice. For shadow we have Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On & On Bronze, LOVE this, gorgeous colour and lasts for hours. On top of this I pop L'Oreal Superliner, my little cat flicks, then my Chanel Inimitable Eye Pencil on the waterline. Depending on my mood you will either see No7 Extravagant Volume Mascara or L'Oreal Telescopic. Both lovely, but No7 gives a more natural look for me I think.

Probably the hardest to slim down, but we have Baby Lips in Pink Punch - a gorgeous everyday baby pink that is really moisturising. Mac Plumful, a holy grail autumn lippie for me that I am sporting most days if I'm honest. Fallen right back in love with this recently and a new one for me from Mac, Bombshell, a frost finish gorgeous pink that I've fallen hard for. Then we have Bourjois Color Boost in Orange Punch for the sunnier days, and a newbie - Revlon ColorStay Suede in Socialite. A gorgeous nude pink shade that literally doesn't come off. Love this range and would highly recommend it.

Okay - so probably one of THE longest posts I have done in a while, but one I really wanted to share with you so I hope you enjoyed! 

What products would you take away with you for two weeks?

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