January has been a month where I have tried a tonne of new makeup products! All of the products in my favourites have been bought just after Christmas and used fluently throughout January. They have changed my face makeup routine and I love it!
Nars All day Weightless Luminous Foundation
I was debating for a while whether or not to purchase this foundation as I have seen various good and bad reviews floating around YouTube and the rest of the internet. However I figured I would give it a go, as I love my Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. And so far I love this one just as much! When applying this foundation it is very liquidy and runny so a little goes a long way. It applies slightly more matte, but if you set this with a very light powder, it allows your natural oils to come through and gives a beautiful luminous finish (as the name suggests). This foundation is a full coverage, but doesn’t feel cakey whatsoever. I got mine in the shade Medium 1 Punjab and what I love the most about Nars foundations is the colours. The slightly yellow-olive undertones suite my complexion perfectly! Although this is pricey (£32), it is definitely worth it!
Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder
I don’t really know what to say about this product other than you need this if you haven’t already! It is perfect for setting the under eyes. It is translucent so keeps my under eyes looking bright and awake and when I use this product which is everyday that I wear makeup, my under eyes won’t crease all day! This has got to be my favourite favourite of the month as it has totally changed how my makeup looks. It is a very fine powder so it doesn’t feel cakey or dry, but it gives a very flawless effect. This retails for £29, again although this is expensive, it is worth the cost. I have also read that this lasts forever too and I have to say, mine looks like it hasn’t been touched as you only need a really small amount.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
I have recently discovered this ‘drug store’ concealer, purchased at Boots. This concealer is very comparable to my all time favourite concealer (Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer). Similarly, this concealer is very light-weight and brightening under the eyes. It has a creamy, but not thick, consistency and looks lovely when set with the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. I have mine in the shade 010 Ivory as I like to use fairly light concealers under my eyes. Although very lightweight, this concealer lasts on me all day without me having to touch up. I paid around £5.00 for this which is such a good price for a good quality product. After loving this I am definitely going to be trying out the foundation!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
I have been so eager to purchase something for the brand Anastasia Beverly Hills, so of course it had to be the contour kit. I got mine in the shade Light-Medium and it suite my skin tone perfectly! I would actually say this could be a little dark for somebody with a very fair skin tone as the colours are more toward the medium side and are very pigmented. My favourite shades within the palette are the Banana powder and Fawn Powder (the middle two shades). The Banana powder is perfect for setting highlighted areas and the Fawn contour shade is perfect to give dimension to the face. All of the shades are very buttery and blendable, with great pigmentation. This palette is well worth the hype! I purchased this from BeautyBay.com which has a great range of American brands which are hard to find in the UK. I paid £39, which I think is very reasonable, as you’re getting six decent sized products in one. Definitely an essential in my everyday makeup now!
Mac Mineralise Skinfinish Natural
I have finally found the perfect matte bronzer which isn’t too cool toned or too orange. This skin finish by Mac in the sahde ‘Give Me Sun’ is amazing for warming up the skin, to give you a natural bronzey look. Like all Mac powder products, this is so bendable and gives the skin a flawless finish. I can rely that this product will never go cakey or patchy on the skin, the formulation is amazing. I feel like this product would look good on a range of different skin tones, from light to a dark medium skintone. I love the packaging on this product too, its very compact and sleek and the mirror comes in very handy. I paid £24 for this, which is more on the pricey side however, I know I will always love Mac powders, they work amazingly on my skin.
Finally I have added yet another Mac lipstick to my collection. This one is in the shade Peach Stock and is a satin finish. This colour looks beautiful on so many skin tones, I honestly think this would suite anyone. My favourite way to wear this is with any nude/brown lipliner. Due to the satin finish, this isn’t matte or glossy however looks great blotted with translucent powder for a matte look and great with a nude lipgloss for a more glossy look. This lipstick costs £14.50 and again, the quality makes it worth the price.
I can’t wait to try out more new products this month! Thank you for reading x x x