Beauty Favourites 2015: Face


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.


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.


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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EOTD – 05.06.2015

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New In: Makeup Revolution Flawless Palette

Makeup Revolution – Ultra 32 Shade Eyeshadow Palette in Flawless (£8.00)

What Makeup Revolution says:

ULTRA 32 Eyeshadow palettes are the perfect professional eyeshadow go to palette. All you need in one handy collection palette. 32 shades in 1 palette with a great mix of shimmer and matte wearable and experimental shades to create any look and play with, for amazing performance and value!

What I say:

Overall I like the palette. It is a very handy one for everyday looks in my opinion. I am impressed by the buttery texture of some of the shadows. I would say that the matte ones are rather chalky and not as easy to work with, but the shimmery shades glide on like a dream and are very pigmented. They remind me a bit of my Too Faced eyeshadows, which are in a lot more expensive.

When I used them with my Concrete Minerals Electric Eye Primer they did crease after a few hours though. With my Too Faced Shadow Insurance they seem to work a bit better, but I still had some smudging by the end of the day.

For a drugstore palette I think this is certainly a good deal, and if you are new to makeup or on a budget, keep your eyes out. They have a big range of eyeshadows for every taste, from neutral to very bright and colourful. Some of their palettes are apparently dupes for the much hyped Urban Decay Naked Series (see links below). I will add an eye makeup that I created with this palette soon as well.

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(1) Paper, (2) Almost there, (3) Smudge, (4) Pure chocolate

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(5) Soft glow, (6) Uncover, (7) Shimmer Heart, (8) Raw

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(9) Red Night, (10) Universal, (11) Barely Pink, (12) Buff

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(13) Molton Chocolate, (14) Copper Shimmer, (15) Lowlite, (16) Highlite

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(17) Burgandy Nights, (18) Medal, (19) Golden Night, (20) Angel

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(21) Greenstar, (22) Darkest Shimmer, (23) Gold Digger, (24) Unlimited

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(25) Cafe Noir, (26) Tarnish, (27) Cheerless, (28) Brew

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(29) Night, (30) Black Tie, (31) Blue, (32) Silver Smoke

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Ingredients [Codecheck]:

Mica, Polybutene, Paraffinum Liquidum, Tocopherol, Triethylhexanoin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl, Acetate, [+/- Mica, CI 19140, 77491, 77492, 77499, Tin Oxide]

EOTD – 13.03.2015

eotd 13.03.2015


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