Friday, June 3, 2016

May Favourites

All it takes to reinvigorate my love for beauty is a few new products to trial, finding an old favourite and seeing beauty products through someone else's eyes. A few weeks back my niece asked me to do her makeup for a party she was going to, and it was fun to rifle through the beauty drawers to find products that would suit a 15 year old, and that I was confident enough to use on someone for the first time. The star of the show for that makeover (apart from my gorgeous niece, obviously) was the Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting and Highlighting Palette* - a surprise favourite of mine, since my typical cheek choices are distinctly mid-high end. The bronzer is what really sold me on this one, buttery and pigmented, and blends without effort which is what I need for my fair skin.
In terms of other base products I've returned to my half-full tube of Rimmel Matte BB Cream in Light*, which has impressed me so much that I recently purchased a back-up tube during the half price sale at Chemist Warehouse. It has the coverage of a foundation with the ease of application that a BB Cream would typically provide, making it a morning routine go-to when I've spent too long hitting the snooze button on cold mornings. The other face product that made it into the top tier for May was the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural, which I'm much more enamoured with now than when I first trialled it. It gives a healthy glowing finish to the skin rather than the stark matte base I typically lean towards, which is quite refreshing for this cold weather and my dry skin seems to appreciate that.
Eyes have been done up with either my Too Faced Bon Bons palette or my Revlon Photoready Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Peach Prism with a slash of Maybelline Master Graphic Liquid Liner*. I'm loving how the addition of a jet black liquid line can really frame my eyes, and I can apply it really quickly with this sharpie-esque liner which is just what I was after. Lips have been pretty low-key (read; lazy) with my NYX Butter Glosses getting a workout - possibly my favourite gloss formula of all?
NYX Butter Gloss
Revlon Peach Prism (lid colour + glitter liner)
Rimmel Kate Moss palette - highlight, bronzer and blush
Last but not least we have the sweet Britney Spears Intimate Fantasy perfume, which I alternate with my staple Guerlain scent and genuinely adore, and my very first Kate Somerville sample which I was immediately impressed with. I received the Exfolikate Cleanser sample in my Mecca Beauty Loop Box (post here) and loved how luxuriously it cleansed my skin - it's been placed onto my running to-buy list for when I work through my backlog of skincare products (so I might get a chance to buy it in the next 5 years, ha!)

Emma x


  1. You can't go wrong with a Britney perfume! I still love her Midnight Fantasy. I have a small tube of the ExfoliKate and I didn't expect it to be green and grainy haha but I really enjoy the deep clean it gives.

    xo Kat @ Katness

    1. Curious was the first perfume my now-husband bought me, so I think I'll always love a good Britney perfume! I actually didn't notice mine being green, I was in the shower though and wasn't really looking, you know? haha

  2. I'm using up this BB cream now and it's a bit melty for my oily face in the summer. But in the cooler seasons, it looks very natural and lovely without breaking the bank.

    1. I don't know if I've used this one in summer truth be told? I always set it with a matte powder which probably helps too though. I really like the finish and how easy it is to blend :)

  3. A bunch of lovely products :)
    I held that perfume in my hand the other day but I was not able to decide whether I wanted it or not so I skipped it..
    I have one Britney perfume and I adore it... I do know that some think it is too sweet but I adore it :D
    I´ve been wanting to try some of the Butter Glosses but I´m a bit hesitant cause I´m not really a gloss kinda girl... I do however have their Simply Lip Creams (think I have almost all of them) and they are amazing :)

    1. Haha the rose gold had me sold, was so happy when I received it as a gift :P I like the super sweet ways of Britney, but totally see how others might dislike it. I really like the nude and pink glosses as they are pigmented like a lipstick would be - you should try one, they're really comfortable and easy to wear!


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