I’m back :)

I haven’t posted anything for a good few months. I feel like I just lost motivation and needed to fall back in love with all things beauty. It sounds really cliché, but I don’t want to be one of those people who just pushes things because that’s the hype right now or thats whats ‘in’. I want to recommend what I genuinely think is worth your money ( high-street or high-end ) as well as items that I use myself.

That being said, I have accumulated some items so far that I absolutely love 🙂

Urban Decay Born to Run Palette

Anyone who owns any of the Urban Decay Palettes I think would agree that they are well worth the money. I actually bought this little number in its pre release stage. It’s definitely more bold than the Naked releases but personally that’s what make it worth owning to me. It has 21 shades, ranging from nudes (perfect for transition shades) to more bold purples and greens. It also has a huge mirror so is perfect for travel. If I was going on holiday, this would be a strong contender.

Ofra Mini Blissful Highlight

Ofra are known for their highlighters and with good reason.To be honest I initially wanted the shade Rodeo Drive which is raved about. I ended up with this simply because Rodeo Drive was sold out. I haven’t minded at all. It is the cutest little pot. It contains 4g of highlight with a little mirror enclosed underneath.  The pigment is intense. I have worn this on nearly a daily basis. I love the fact that you can get a mini version to try it out, as well as compact size.

Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

This is another item I ended up with out of pure chance. I have always used the Mac Prep and Prime color corrector in peach lustre ( which I still think is amazing!). When it ran out, I came across this while browsing in Space NK.  This is a muted peach, which is perfect for disguising those dark circles or any ares of dark pigmentation. It only comes in two color choices so it is a bit limited. Light to medium or medium to dark. I opted for the dark to medium as I think the latter shade would only really work on very fair skin tones. It does what it says on the tin, but it’s worth noting it doesn’t come with a brush so this needs to be purchased separately. Alternatively, use a flat eye shadow brush which I have found works just as well.

Real Techniques Blush Brush

I can’t say I’m much of a blusher girl, but I do enjoy a bronzer.  So this has been a god send. I have nothing bad to say about it.  The bristles are fluffy and dome-shaped. It can be used on the cheekbones, temple and jaw line. It’s budget friendly at only £7.95 and a firm favorite.

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr

I have to be honest here and say the shade name has rubbed off my pot from sheer usage.  These are amazing dupes for the Mac paint pots. I personally use mine as an all over eyeshadow base to create a neutral lid. I used to own the shade Painterly from Mac and this does the exact same thing. I have also heard there is a perfect dupe amongst the collection for the popular eyeshadow base Mac soft ochre, There are a range of neutral shades to suit a variety of skin tones and there only £5.99.

I would love to hear the things you’ve been buying this year 🙂

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