Friday, 17 May 2019

Makeup Favourites Spring 2019

Hi everyone! I thought I'd share what I've been loving these past few months before summer starts and I change up my makeup. 

I've been travelling so much the past few months so I've been favouring a simple but classic makeup look to pack with me. 

Base/ Face

For my face, I use the Besame foundation stick which I make sure to wear a lot of primer under since it kind of dries out my face but I really want to use it up and it's great for travel and touch ups. For concealer, I just use the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define in the shade C2 and the Freedom Makeup Pro Contour Kit Fair for my matte highlight.

I recently bought the Benefit Cheekleaders palette which contains the Gold Rush blush, the Hoola bronzer and the Cookie highlighter; all in mini sizes for €34.50. 
The gold on the blush is just an overspray and it's a coral undertone similar to my Juvia's Place Seraphina blush. 

The Hoola bronzer is an OG and my perfect bronzer. The Cookie highlighter is exclusive to the palette and it has a sort of cream formula. If you are used to using the Super Shock Highlighters from Colourpop, I think you'll like this.

I have a mini version of Hoola already but the box is a bit clunky. This palette is compact enough for me to travel with in my makeup bag and it's sturdy enough to handle being jostled around. 

I can't see my brow routine changing all that much and it hasn't really in the past year. I start by using a damp angled brush and Colourpop's 'Black 'N' Brown' brow pomade to define and then their Soft Black eyebrow gel. I'm really interested in trying ABH's Brow Wiz though since I got a sample and really enjoyed using it. 

I've been mostly wearing a warm toned eye with gold on the lid lately and for that, I almost always use a combo of my Makeup Revolution Ultra Eye Contour palette and my Nabla Cosmetics Dreamy Palette but recently I got the Norvina palette. I haven't used it enough to do a full review quite yet but I'm really enjoying how easy it to work with it. 

Another product I've discovered that I love is the Colourpop Jelly Much shadows. These are probably the best product of the year and they're so affordable. There's a wide range of shades and they give the payoff of a liquid shadow with the ease of application of a gel paste.  

One thing that I can't live without right now is the Makeup Revolution Cut Crease Canvas eyeshadow base. It's better than the Colourpop concealer, cheaper and you need the tiniest amount of product in order to cover the entire eye. I find it works with all of my shadows and doesn't crease.

Last year may have been all about purple but for I'm only recently starting to wear it. I like the softer, more blue toned purples and I have a lot of them between my ABH Norvina, Menagerie Cosmetics Dragon Child and Nabla Cosmetics Soul Blooming palettes. 'Spindle' Jelly Much from Colourpop is the perfect metallic lavender. 

My favourite stand alone palette is Juvia's Place Tribe palette. It gives incredible payoff and it's so versatile. I love the green/ orange/ gold combo and it's really flattering on me. I feel like I can create endless looks with it. You can read my full review here

A single shadow I've been loving is 'Clutch Pearls' from Coloured Raine. It looks like your standard white base with a gold shift but it really surprised me. At some angles, it has a bright red flash through it and at others there's a hint of orange. It's a really complex shade and I absolutely love it. The formula is a little stiff but applies great wet.
I'm not really adventurous with my eyeliner so my two usual are the Makeup Revolution Renaissance Flick and Urban Decay's 'Perversion' gel liner. 


Sugarpill Trinket, LC Cherry Cream Gloss, Colourpop Neat Freak.
The Balm Loyal, LC Maraschino Cherry, ABH Pink Tourmaline.
For my more neutral looks, I pair with a red bold lip and my go to for the past few years has been The Balm's Meet Matt(e) Hughes in the shade 'Loyal'. If I find my lips drying out, I put the Lime Crime Cherry Gloss in the shade 'Maraschino Cherry' over it. 
For my more cool toned looks, I really enjoy a peachier and glossy lip. For this, I use Sugarpill's Trinket and either Colourpop's Neat Freak gloss or Lime Crime's Cherry Cream gloss. 
For just a regular glossy lip, I put on ABH's Pink Tourmaline gloss. It's so glittery and has a slight pink tint.

Fav New Product

I have a full review of this in a separate post which you can read here. 
I was pleasantly surprised by the I Heart Revolution Donut palettes. I have the shades Blueberry Crush and Raspberry Icing. The quality on these isn't ABH or Juvia's Place level but they're really nice and I love the packaging so much that it's worth getting them. Sadly the middle shades on both are extremely stiff and crumbly but otherwise the rest of the shadows are good. 

They're not really the most versatile of palettes but they're so cute and have monochromatic colour schemes which I love that I'm picking them as my fav product that I've purchased over the last while.

So that's it! What makeup have you been loving lately? 
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Thanks for reading!

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