Thursday, 28 January 2016

Products I've been loving this week

I like to switch up my make-up from time to time but for daily wear I have a collection of 'go to' products that I wear for work.

This week I have loved using Clarins Skin Perfecting BB Cream as my base. I usually apply foundation with a brush or sponge but I prefer to apply this BB Cream with my hands as it feels more like a moisturiser (the woman at the Clarins counter in House of Fraser also told me that Clarins makeup works like skincare and works better if you warm it up in your hands first!).

In the past I have usually worn bronzer on top of my foundation but my skin has been super pale recently and even the light bronzers just don't seem to look right on me! Plus with the cold weather my skin has been very dry and most powders look a bit cakey. Rather than use a bronzer all over my skin I just sweep a little under my cheekbones. I use the Sleek Face Form Palette in the shade 'Light' - which contains a bronzer, highlighting powder and blush (I have reviewed the palette in full here). I use my Body Shop blusher brush to apply highlight on my cheekbones then the pinky blush on the apples of my cheeks.

For my eyes I can't live without Benefit Eye Bright pencil, a pinky highlighter applied in the inner corners to make my eyes pop. I usually opt for Benefit They're Real Mascara but I recently purchased MAC Extreme Dimension Lash Mascara and find it is a good alternative for every day wear. I don't usually wear eyeshadow so just opt for some black liquid liner instead - 2True Liquid Liner is a great drugstore product and is super cheap from Superdrug!

Finally, having blonde eyebrows, I usually apply a little colour to make them stand out, but don't want to look OTT. MUA does a great eyebrow gel called Brow Define which is essentially a tinted mascara for eyebrows. It comes in a range of shades and I use mid-brown.

One of my favourite brands, Clarins, has just launched Joli Rouge Brilliant lipsticks - a combination of a lipstick and a balm it is incredibly moisturising with a subtle shine and a sheer finish. I wear the shade 'Raspberry' and it delivers a perfect hint of colour which looks very natural. I look forward to doing a full, separate review of this soon!

And there we have it! Have you tried any of these products? Which makeup products have you been loving this week or using on a daily basis?


  1. Lately I've been using Topshop mohawk bronzer everyday and I love it. I've always wanted to try Sleek products but they're not sold here in America :(

    1. I haven't used Topshop makeup but I hear it's really good! Shame you can't get Sleek products. X


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