30 April 2013


I doubt this will be a new regular feature on my blog but we shall see...

GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer | Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation | Urban Decay Naked Basics | Benefit Brow-zings | Bourjois Little Pot of Blush | Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer | Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer | Bourjois Liner Clubbing | Revlon Lip Butter | MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural | Nivea Express Hydration Primer | MUA Eye Primer | L'Oréal False Lash Telescopic Mascara

I start with the Nivea Hydration Primer. I really like this because of the dual function of it; moisturiser and primer in one! So if you're in a rush, it helpfully cuts out a step for you. I do sometimes just use this but most days I go on ahead with the GOSH Velvet Touch Primer just across my cheeks and down my nose and a bit on my chin. This is the only primer I've ever used and I love it. It can be a bit pricey but I repurchased it last week from Superdrug and it had £3 off so worth checking out.

Today's foundation was the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation. One of my favourite beauty gurus is Estée from essiebutton and she raves about this foundation all the time. Now that I've been matched to the No7 foundation and I know that actually goes well for me, I'm a bit scared to buy other foundations in case it's the wrong shade which, being as ghostly as I am is likely to happen. I stood at the Bourjois stand for way too long trying to discreetly/awkwardly put a blob of the tester on my face and just decided to go for it. I picked the lightest shade (obviously) which is '51 Light Vanilla'. When I went to use it today I thought it seemed a bit too yellow toned but it blends so lovely and is such a perfect match. I compared it with the No7 and they seem pretty similar but the Bourjois one feels much lighter on my skin.

Sometimes I just use one of the concealers but today I wasn't in any rush so I went crazy and used the Rimmel one for under my eyes (I use the shade '010 Ivory') and the Collection one ('1 Fair') for any blemishes and red patches mainly around my chin and nose area.

For brows I use the Benefit Brow-zings in 'Dark' just to fill in the sparse areas. I don't go crazy drawing the whole brow on because mine are quite a decent shape/length/all that jazz. (Maybe I should have taken a photo with my fringe out of the way... Sorry!)

Eyeshadow, (again, fringe is in the way, oops.) I used the Naked Basics palette which is my absolute go to palette. I first use the MUA eye primer all over the lid and then I used the shade 'Walk of Shame' which is a really pale pink all over the lid and then used the shade 'Faint' which is a dark brown in the outer corner and just blend it all together.

I always have to have liner on my last line or I feel naked. Today, I used the Bourjois Liner Clubbing in 'Ultra Black'. I mentioned this in my April Favourites and I really like it. Very easy to use and get a nice straight line with. 
For mascara I used the L'Oréal False Lash Telescopic. I haven't really noticed much of a difference between this and the original Telescopic but I still really like it and I'll most probably repurchase it.

I set all my base with the MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural in 'Light'. Pretty sure this is over taking the Rimmel Stay Matte powder for my holy grail powder. I find myself reaching for this one a lot more and it was definitely worth the money. As the product name suggests, you do get a lovely natural finish from it and I feel when I use this I never seem to have to touch my make-up up throughout the day.

Nearly there... blush is next and another Bourjois product (can you tell I'm liking them at the moment?) Superdrug had an offer yesterday that if you spend £12 you got a Little Pot of Blush for free (they are worth £7.49!) so as the foundation cost about a tenner it seemed silly not to take them up on the offer. I ended up getting the Instant Nail Polish Remover that everyone raved over last year because curiosity got the better of me and then I chose the blush in the shade '34 Rose d'Or' (That's Golden Rose to me and you.) It's a beautiful doll pink colour with flecks of gold shimmer through it, very pretty.

Then finally, on my lips I chose the Revlon Lip Butter in '096 Macaroon'. I also raved this in the previous favourites post but I honestly love it. The colour is perfect for anything  and the lip butter formula is lovely and easy to use.

Real Techniques Buffing Brush | ELF Stippling Brush | ELF Eyeshadow C Brush | Ecotools Airbrush Concealer Brush | Boots Foam Puff

The Buffing Brush from the Real Techniques Core Collection is one of the loves of my life. I use it for foundation and it just gives the best finish. The bristles are nice and dense and it really buffs the foundation in to make it look natural. I also use it to buff in concealer.
I used to use the Stippling Brush for foundation before discovering the aforementioned Buffing Brush, but I now use it for blush (which is why it is stained pink). I'm a bit scared of applying blush in case I end up with the clown chic look but this stippling brush lightly puts on the colour and it's easy to build it up too.
I LOVE this eyeshadow brush. It's a good size and shape to be able to pack on the colour and it was about £3 so an absolute bargain! I use the Ecotools brush to blend out the eyeshadow. Usually I use the Ecotools Shading Brush which is similar to this but as I've recently bought this one, I'm trying to use it more. Have to say though, I think I prefer the Shading Brush. Still, they're both very soft and do a decent job.
Then a bit boring but I use Boots Foam Puffs for applying my powder. They're about £2 for 3 and they wash really well which is good because it means I don't have to keep buying them even if they are cheap.

And the final product..!

Sorry this ended up being a lengthy post and congratulations if you read it all!

Thank you xx


  1. I haven't seen the Eco Tools concealer brush before! It look lovely :)

  2. I really want to try the Bourjois foundation, I swatched some on my hand the other week and it felt so nice! You look lovely :)

    Amy / srslylou

  3. Love this look! I really need to get my hands on the Naked Basics Palette already, I'm a bit behind.



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