Sunday, 29 September 2013

Monthly Favourites - September

The end of the month has rolled around once again, which means that it is time for me to round up a small selection of products that have made it into my coveted monthly favourites pile! I think it says a lot about a product if it makes it into these monthly posts, as it usually means I have used it non-stop and continued to reach for it despite the plethora of beauty products I own! So here's this month's edition: 


 Maybelline Colour tattoo - On and on bronze 
Despite only retailing for £4.99, these are possibly the best cream eyeshadow products I've used. Similar in theory to the likes of Mac's paint pots and benefit's famous creasless cream shadows except at a fraction of the price tag. On and on bronze is my absolute favourite, it's a perfect bronze, shimmering shade that looks lovely on its own with a quick sweep over the eyelid making for a fool-proof easy makeup look in the mornings! It also works well as a base for other neautral or smokey shades, or as a liner- so a great multitasker. 

The White Company - Seychelles hand and nail lotion 
The colder weather is in full swing and I've noticed my skin becoming drier and I am forever searching for the perfect hand cream. I think I've found it. I mentioned this handcream in this post and the scent is truly gorgeous and long lingering despite the cream blending effortlessly into the skin and really doing it's job. I've been reaching for this everynight before bedtime in an attempt to give my hands some tlc in this cold! 


Miss Sporty - So Matte foundation in Ivory 
I recently reviewed this foundation and I still cant believe it comes it at around £3 only! This has been the only foundation I've reached for this month, so that's got to be a good thing. I find it covers well, works well on my oily skin and is a good shade match. It's by no means heavy coverage, but it's enough and for the price it deserved an honourable mention! 

Benefit - High Beam 
I've had this mini from Benefit for a little while now and it's always just been something I've only used as a brow bone highlight for those full on makeup looks, however this month I used it non stop as a cheek highlight and absolutely loved it. It's a gorgeous pearlescent silver shimmer that really brightens up the face and looks lovely with a pink blush. I really would consider buying the full size version, but I think this mini will last a really long time! 

Mac blush - Plum Foolery 
It's officially autumn when I crack this baby out. My first ever Mac purchase and forever a favourite! It's the most perfect deep pink almost mauve shade that has subtle shimmering particles that look amazing once applied. It's an ideal shade for this time of year to give you those rosy cheeks! If you haven't come across this shade before, I'd recommend you check it out! 

Maybelline baby lips - peach kiss 
You can read my thoughts on the baby lips range in this post and I can't get enough of them. Although cherry me (the orange packaging) is my favourite of the bunch, this month I've been reaching for peach kiss frequently and it's the perfect product for those can't be bothered days to give your lips a little something extra with minimal effort. 

Real techniques brushes - Contour & Deluxe Crease brush 
I don't know what it is but before this month I stopped reaching for any brushes other than the very basic. I applied foundation with my hands, used a powder brush and didn't even bother with eyeshadow. This month I've been obsessed with these two brushes. The contour brush has worked perfectly to apply my highlighter of choice (high beam) and the deluxe crease brush has been a god-send for applying my concealer lately! Two firm favourites from the real techniques range! 

What have you been loving lately? Have you tried any of these? 

Jess 
xo 






8 comments:

  1. I love Baby lips still need to try the colour tattoos they do look great though.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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    1. I've been loving the baby lips range - colour tattoos are great, they last forever and they have some really nice shades too now! x

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  2. Great post! I've been eyeing both those brushes & high beam! xx

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    1. The RT brushes are great! Only just started using high beam and I really like it x

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  3. yes i deffo agree on the maybelline eyeshadows. absolutely love them! i still need to try the baby lips

    yukluistyle

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    1. I can't get enough of on and on bronze, it's my favourite go to shadow base for an everyday look! x

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  4. Oooh I bet the white company lotion is divine!

    MyLushBox

    xx

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    1. It is divine, it smells amazing and feels amazing too! I'd definitely repurchase it if this ever runs out! xx

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