Things on the blog have been a little quiet as I have just got back from a weekend away visiting my boyfriend and friends in my old Uni town. I do this around once a month so have become a bit of a pro at packing and even have a pre-made washbag that stays in my travel suitcase so I never forget any of the ‘essentials’. That means that I never tend to overpack toiletries, however with makeup it’s a different story. Eyeshadows (even though I only wear it once in a blue moon), a plethora of blushes, false lashes and 5 different lipsticks always tend to be lugged along in my blugging makeup bag, so this time I really tried to cut down and I have to say I think I did a pretty good job.
Although I did bring a few other bits, I ended up using only 5 makeup items for the whole weekend on rotation! On Friday I decided to treat myself (again) to a few bits that have been on my wishlist for ages from Space NK, and yes I did buy (another) tinted moisturiser. This time it was a slightly cheaper affair than the Chantecaille I got a few weeks ago and I am now the happy owner of the Laura Mercier Oil-Free TInted Moisturiser. I got the shade Bisque which is a great match for me and first impressions are that it leaves a slightly less dewier finish than the Chantecaille and gives slightly more coverage. I actually really like it so far and I’m developing quite a soft spot for Tinted Moisturiser’s at the moment – what is going on? After applying that light base I do still feel that I need a touch of concealing around the eyes, so pat in a little of the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Sand under the eyes and around the edge of my nose to cover any bags and redness. For cheeks I have been dusting on another new purchase, Laura Mercier Second Skin Satin Blush in Lush Nectarine, which is something I have seriously swatched 20 times and always lusted after. It is gorgeous, there will definitely be a post of this soon. I dust it on with the MAC 187 brush and it gives the most gorgeous peachy glow to the cheeks. I may even prefer it to MAC Melba – say what? When it comes to my eyes I’m a simple girl, a few coats of the L’oreal Telesopic Waterproof Mascara and I’m done! Yes I have used the new L’oreal False Lash Telescopic and thought it was clump-central, yuck! I have been keeping it super simple on the lips as well, just adding a bit of moisture with the By Terry Baume De Rose, which is probably the most ridiculously expensive lip balm in the world and something that I have always secretly hated but now am actually enjoying using up.
So those are my current favourites – I’m all about natural looking skin with a bit of blush at the moment if you can’t tell! Keep an eye out for my January Favourites video which should be up soon Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend!