Friday, November 9, 2012

October Favourites

With the majority of my cosmetic collection tucked away, I was finding it hard to use and enjoy a lot of the stash. Now that the lovely Chris has put together my desk and storage, I’m relishing in old makeup finds and digging into some lovely products. Quite a large lot of favourites this month!

As always, Laura Mercier has held strong in my heart and I’ve been loving the Lingerie Cheek & Eye Palette. All of the shades have been getting love from me, and when I haven’t been wearing those I’ve reached for some pieces from my MAC stash. Jaunty is a stunner, and paired with the recently purchased Coquette my perfectly lazy day eye look is created (see the look here!) When I have a little extra time to put my face on, I grab for my essence gel liner in Midnight in Paris-gorgeous name, wonderful gel liner that really stays put. In October I cracked open a fresh tube of mascara, trying the new Impact Curl from Face of Australia. Love, love, love.

My beloved Illamasqua blush duo was well loved in October, especially the Lover pan when I wanted peachy perfection on my chipmunk-esque cheeks. If I craved a little pink action, my essence marbled blush in Swirlpool hit the spot, and my oh my does it make me glow in the best way. I’ve gone back to using a good base for my foundation, and it has made a big difference to the way my skin looks with makeup on. Face Base from Face of Australia is a lovely one, and feels like moisturiser but lets the foundation glide on and stops it from attacking any flaky patches. The Dermalogica MediBac Clearing Oil Free Matte sunscreen* also acts as a terrific primer, and though I have issues with the firm bottle, the formula is worth working for it.

Lips have been loving one of my favourite ‘my lips but better’ shades, the Clinique Chubby Stick in Whole Lotta Honey. If I hadn’t won this shade from Clinique online I don’t think it is a shade I would have gravitated towards, so am grateful to have had them choose something that suits me perfectly. I’ve also been liking pale pink lipglosses like Nars Turkish Delight and my Sportsgirl Liquid Lipstick in Luscious.

 What were some of your favourites for October?

Have you tried any of my favourites?

*Marked items were provided for review, and I won the Clinique Chubby Stick on my personal facebook page, so it has no blog affiliation. Honesty, always.


  1. The blushes in the LM palette look almost the same as the Illamasqua duo! Haha, found your blush kryptonite shades.

    Looking forward to seeing that Bourjois foundation in the next round of empties. ;)

  2. Favs for October is probably my current favs anyway hahaha and that also includes the LM palette, Illamasqua Lover blush, NARS Sheer Glow, Ben Nye Banana Powder, MAC msfn powder, and Simplicite skincare range!! :)

  3. I have a lot of favorites this month but my top favorites are my Vaseline healthy hands + stronger nails hand cream and my Burts & Bees lipbalm with Acai Berries :)
    Wonderful products and real "life" savers :)

  4. Ooooh! Quite a lot of wonderful favourites indeed! The things that really grabbed me in October were the new Revlon lip balm stains and my MOR Marshmallow hand cream - I'm sure I've been applying it more than necessary just to smell that delicious scent!

  5. After seeing the LM Lingerie palette on your blog a few times - I'm suddenly obsessed with it! I went to both Myer and DJs on the weekend asking for it at LM counters but it's all sold out :(

  6. Blush is a topic at my facebook page too. I'm such a Nars fan. Seriously I can't get away from them but need to explore!


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