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Beauty Favourites 2015: Face

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During the summer I loved my Honeypie Minerals Foundation, which I purchased the full size of. In the colder months or for a night out I prefer my Rituals Gemstone Foundation. For liquid foundations I’ve been using Boots Botanics – All Bright Radiance Balm as a base for a couple of months now, it gives a nice glow to the skin.

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To set my makeup I almost exclusively used MUA’s Pro Base Prime & Conceal Powder, which I actually bought for a Halloween look if I remember correctly. It does a great job though. I mix all the colours and apply it lightly and my makeup stays matte for a while.

A purchase on a whim turned out to be my favourite everyday blush: MUA’s Lolly. A long time favourite of mine, and unfortunately not available anymore, is Catrice’s Multi Colour Blush in Gone With the Wind [Hollywood Fabolous Fourties Limited Edition]. Last year I mentioned my Everyday Minerals’ blushes and they are still products I use on a regular basis.

I think in the last two years, a lot more products have found their way into my makeup routine. Not necessarily on a daily basis, but certainly when I feel like putting on a full face of makeup. When I never seemed to bother with Contouring and Highlighting in the past, I know have a couple of favourites for both categories.

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I would say Beauty UK’s Baked Box Halo 3 is my No. 1 highlighter. I also really enjoy Topshop’s Glow Highlighter in Polish and Illamasqua’s Gleam in Mirage. For highlighters cream products work quite well for me. Not so much for contouring though. I have Illamasqua’s Cream Pigment in Hollow, but although the colour is great I just never really reach for it. Instead my current favourite is Makeup Revolution’s Mono Eyeshadow in Mocha Love, which I use as a contour shade. It is very pigmented and suitable for pale skin.

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New In – Bits and Bobs #01

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  1. Makeup Revolution – Mono Eyeshadow in Mocha Love (£1.00)
  2. Zoeva – Graphic Eyes + in Opulence (£5.50)
  3. LA Splash – Lip Couture Waterproof Liquid Lipstick in Ghoulish (£9.50)
  4. Collection – Work the Colour Matt Lip Butter in 01 Marshmallow Pink (£2.99)
  5. Sleek – Candy tint balm in 070 Jelly Bean (£6.49)

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Ghoulish must be one of the most hyped matte lip creams in the beauty world just now. Supposedly it is a dupe for Lime Crime’s Cashmere, which I don’t own, but going by swatches I’ve seen they are very close. LA Splash describes the product as rich waterproof shades [that] will leave a velvety, matte finish that never transfers. (…) With its innovative formula that glides on as liquid and dries matte (…). It definitely dries down quickly and for a moment it feels a bit uncomfortable on the lips. After that it stays put all day long. When I swatched them on my hand I had to rub a lot to get the stain off with my regular makeup remover by Lush (9 to 5). In the swatch above I showed you MUA’s Tranquility next to Ghoulish so you can see how grey-purplish it is, whereas Tranquility is more of a nude colour. So far the only thing I don’t like about Ghoulish is the scent, it smells pretty strongly of alcohol. By the way, if you are interested in Ghoulish, make sure to check out OG Ghoulish as well and compare their swatches to see which one you want. The OG one I believe was first brought out in a limited edition.

Pink Marshmallow by Collection is a totally different concept, a matte lip butter. Sounds like it shouldn’t work but it does. The stick is very handy to apply the lipstick and feels a lot less drying than most matte lipsticks I’ve ever tried. While application it actually feels very soft on the lips before it dries down a bit. It doesn’t last as long as matte lip creams, but it is good enough during a day at work. I feel this is a great matte lip for everyday as it can be re-applied easily during the day. It is really cheap, which also explains why the lipstick bullet already fell out twice. As long as I remember that it is loose I can still use it without a problem, but it is slightly annoying.

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Although Mocha Love is an eyeshadow, I use it to contour my face. It is super pigmented, therefore you have to make sure not to pick up too much product. It has a really great ashy tone though, which isn’t always easy to find in the drugstore, and for £1 only it gets my thumbs up.

The Sleek Candy tint balm are also a nice addition for everyday wear. As you can see in the swatch above they are very sheer and Jelly Bean has a slight orange tint. It is actually quite difficult to get a picture of it. 😉 The balm is very moisturising and glossy and can be easily applied on the go.

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I’ve been eyeing Zoeva’s Graphic Liner in Opulence for ages. What a beautiful colour! As always the colour glides on and once dry stays in place. I absolutely love it!

Ingredients:

[1] Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Paraffinum liquidum, Ethylhexyl palmitate, Polybutene, Dimethicone, PHENOXYETHANOL, Propylparaben May contain: (+/-) CI77891, CI77491,CI77492,CI77499,CI15850, CI16035,CI42090,CI77742,CI77510, CI77007,CI19140,CI15985,CI45410

[2] Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Peg/Ppg-19/19 Dimethicone, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Nylon-12, C20-40 Alcohols, Perfluorononyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, [May Contain. +/- CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxide)].

[3] C10-12 Alcane/cycloalkane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silyate, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Propylparaben May contain: CI 77019, CI 77891, CI 15850, CI 45410, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491

[4] Paraffinum Liquidum, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Synthetic Wax, Cera Alba, Candelilla Cera, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Aroma, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool [+/- CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891, CI 45410, CI 15850, Tin Oxide, Mica]

[5] Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyisobutene, C30-50 Alcohols, Paraffin, Polybutene, Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Fragrance, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Phenoxyethanol, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (and) Tocopheryl Acetate (and) Retinyl Palmitate (and) Mineral Oil (and) Ascorbyl Palmitate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, BHA. Iron Oxides[+/-CI 77019, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 15850, CI 45410, CI 42090, CI 19140]

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7 Shades of Brown… Cheek Products

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Steffi from Smoke & Diamonds started a blog series called 7 shades of… where bloggers present 7 shades of one colour in one category, e.g. eyeshadow, lipstick, nail polish and so on. Until the 7th October you still have time to participate in the current round where it is all about the colour brown. You can share your posts via InLinkz on her blog. I’ve linked my previous posts for Green, Pink and Purple and Blue below.

You might wonder about the selection below, as it includes an eyeshadow and a blush, but I use both of them for my cheeks to contour, therefore I thought this is totally appropriate. 🙂 Illamasqua, Barry M and Makeup Revolution are matte products that I really only use for contouring. Although the Physician’s Formula product is technically a bronzer, I do use it for contouring as well. The other two bronzers I only wear occassionally as I don’t do much bronzing, but they are lovely shades for that purpose!

  1. Sleek – Blush in Antique
  2. Illamasqua – Cream Pigment in Hollow
  3. Makeup Revolution – Mono Eyeshadow in Mocha Love
  4. Barry M – Chisel Cheeks in Medium Brown
  5. Physician’s Formula – Bronze Organics for Fair Skin
  6. 17 – Instant Glow in Pink Bronze Bronzing Rocks
  7. Too Faced – Glamour to Go: Dream Edition Bronzer

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New In: Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit

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Barry M – Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit (£6.49)

What BarryM says:

Barry M Chisel Cheeks provides the perfect tools to shape and define your natural bone structure. The travel-sized palette includes a light powder to highlight, a bronzer to warm, and a dark powder to sculpt for a perfectly enhanced appearance.

What I say:

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I think it is not easy to find a nice and matte contour or bronzer colour. Recently in Boots I came across this kit by Barry M and the swatches in store were promising.I do like the colours and I find the kit is very handy for traveling as well. Additionally the lid has some tips on how to apply the colours, which reminds me of Too Faced products and I think it is a really good idea. My first impression is that the colours can be applied easily and last a decent amount of time for the price. Overall, I am happy I picked up this kit.

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Ingredients [Codecheck]:

TALC, MICA, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, DIMETHICONE, ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, PETROLATUM, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN [+/- CI 77019, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499]

Mineral Makeup DE: Andrea Biedermann

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Websitehttp://www.mineral-puder.de/

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About:

Andrea Biedermann is a mineral makeup company is based in Massenbachhausen, Germany and offers a NATRUE certified cosmetic products.

Product Range:

  • Blush
  • Bronzer
  • Brushes
  • Concealer
  • Eyeshadow
  • Foundation
  • Powder

Colour Range:

  • Blush: 8 shades
  • Bronzer: 9 shades
  • Brushes
  • Concealer: 47 shades
  • Eyeliner: 5 shades
  • Eyeshadow: 21 shades
  • Foundation: 54 shades
  • Powder: 9

Ingredients:

The mineral foundation contains the following: Titanium dioxide, Mica, Silica, [+/- CI 77491 (Iron oxides), CI 77492 (Iron oxides), CI 77499 (Iron oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines)]

Price Range:

1,00€ – 29,90€ (Around £4.60 – £21.00)

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Bronzer for pale skin

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Ingredients

(2) MICA, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH*, KAOLIN, CALCIUM CARBONATE, ZINC STEARATE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL*, GLYCERIN, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL*, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, CINNAMIC ACID, SODIUM LEVULINATE, TOCOPHEROL, WATER. MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ULTRAMARINES. *PRODUCED FROM ORGANIC FARMING. INGREDIENT LISTING #2: MICA, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH *, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, KAOLIN, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL *, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL *, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, CINNAMIC ACID, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL *, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL *, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) HULL POWDER, BAMBUSA ARUNDINACEA STEM POWDER, MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES, ULTRAMARINES.

(3) Mica, Talc, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone,Isononyl Isononanoate, Nylon-12, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Zinc Oxide,Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), D&C Red 6 (CI15850), D&CRed 7 (CI15850), D&C Red 27 (CI45410), D&C Red 30 (CI73360),FD&C Yellow 5 (CI19140), FD&C Yellow 6 (CI15985), Iron OxideYellow (CI77492), Iron Oxide Red (CI77491), Iron Oxide Black (CI77499),Manganese Violet (CI77742), Ultramarines (CI77288)

(4) Talc, Aluminium starch octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Magnesium Stearate, and Jojoba Oil. +/- May Contain: Iron oxide yellow CI77492, Iron oxide red C177491, Iron oxide Black CI77499. HIGHLIGHTER: Mica, Talc, Zea mays (corn) starch, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Nylon-12, Silica, Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide, Magnesium Stearate, Pigment. Suitable for vegetarians. Suitable for vegans.