Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Current Beauty Favourites

I've been all about a flawless base and warm lips lately, and my favourites also seem to reflect my efforts to wean myself off of an obsession with neutral blushes, with pink shades filling my blush drawers. I've taken to layering blushes often in an effort to spice things up, and with a new hairstyle comes new (hair) responsibilities so the rare hair-care appearance is in part thanks to that new development. All in all, a pretty stellar line-up of currently loved products!
L'Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray* (Normal Hold)
Never did I expect to have 'hairspray' in a favourites post - no sirree I didn't see that coming! Now that I have a fringe though I need to set it every day with spray and I've tried 3 or 4 so far, and this is easily the best - no residue, holds well enough, brushes out and comes in both full-size and mini which is great.
Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo (Mini)
It's a similar scenario with this - I appreciate a good dry shampoo like most people but using it to plump up my fringe is wonderful and the Tropical scent is my favourite from Batiste.
Rimmel Provocalips 'Make Your Move'*
Seen in action here, this long-last lip colour wasn't a colour I thought I'd fall for but it works so well with my pale skin and I've been reaching for it a whole lot since it hit my desk! Sometimes I find the formula a touch too drying but it's only happened twice so far, so perhaps it's a hint to load up on the balm at the beginning of my makeup prep.
Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crème 'Gavi' (mini Holiday edition)
It's definitely in the same colour family as 'Make Your Move' so I guess warm lip colours are floating my boat at the moment! The formula of these is actually insane, they feel so comfortable on the lips and look amazing, too.
Lancôme Dreamtone Serum*
My only wish is that this was within my current price range for skincare...*cries* I honestly believe that this changed the texture and tone of my skin and the acne scarring on my left cheek - it's empty now and the heart breaks! See my full review here.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (in particular, Verve)
Obsession isn't even the word for this shade, and the palette in general to be frank. I've reached for it over all of my other beautiful shadows and am enjoying dipping into shades I've neglected and just generally playing around and getting to know this palette. That is such a #beautyblogger thing to say, isn't it?

Revlon Colorstay Whipped Crème Foundation (150 Buff)
I'm all about the full-coverage base right now - give me (almost) flawless skin all day errday. This bad boy is wonderful, shame it took me so long to dip into the glass jar but I'm making up for lost time now (whilst still indulging in Illamasqua Skin Base in an effort to use it up...)

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick 'Just-Pinched Pink'*
Love how pigmented this is, and the shade is a neutral pink that totally suits my complexion!

In2It Blush 'Sensation'
I pulled this from my blush drawers to admire the pretty embossing (now almost gone!) but fell in love with the easy colour and the thought of how little time it will take to use up this tiny little pan...I've been dusting a bit of this over the top of the aforementioned Maybelline Blush Stick and they are a great pair!
Current blush loves? Dreamtone dupe? Favourite Naked palette shade?
*Products provided for consideration. Honesty, always.


  1. I really wanna try the Bite Beauty lip pencils

    1. They are seriously amazing, I'm not as obsessed with lip products like I am palette and blushes but these changed that all around!

  2. I'm constantly reaching for my Naked 2 palette over every other one as well, it's amazing!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. I used to prefer the first Naked palette (and still love it) but for some reason I am so entranced with this version right now!

  3. I really really want to try some Bite Beauty stuff... I´ve heard so many good things about the brand :)
    You have some really amazing products here sweetie... when it comes to Favorite Naked Palette shade I have to say that I LOVE all the shadows in Naked 3 at the moment... I haven´t been wearing makeup for a while cause of the surgery and all but I miss my Naked 3 the most :D

    1. They really are worth hunting down, such great products. I need to use my Naked3 more, it's been so neglected as I find it harder to wear with my pale skin!

  4. Oooh I'm going to have to try and use Batiste to amp up the fringe - it's been falling flat lately and likely in need of a trim. Great post!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    1. I find that my fringe looks so meh without dry shampoo at the moment, and it's in need of a trim, too!

  5. I quite liked L'Oreal Elnett as well! Purchased twice and always meant to get it again. (Struggling through a MoroccanOil spray right now that has good hold but is crunchy and smells WAY too powerful.) Those Maybelline Master Glaze things are pretty good, too!

    1. It just feels so good on the hair, I can't wait to use up these other brands so I can go back to it. I'm using one right now that smells amazing but doesn't feel good at all :(

  6. The Elnett hairspray is good stuff! I was worried it wouldn't hold my fine hair but it's perfect :) I swear I STILL need Naked 2 in my collection :)

    1. Such a great hairspray! I actually cannot believe you don't have Naked 2 - honestly, it would look incredible on you more so than it would on me, in my opinion!! Awesome colours for sure, a few duds but value still there overall

  7. Everytime I see you post about your bite beauty, it makes me want to try the brand so much! I think I have to have a look to see how I can obtain some of their products.
    The Elnett hairspray is the only hairspray I've ever liked, hate hairsprays that leave my hair crunchy and this certainly does not.

    Chloé⎪ status.chlo


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