Can someone tell what happened to May? It literally flew by... it's almost June. . . JUNE! I can't think of a better way to welcome in June by explaining what products I've been constantly using the entirety of last month!
I love this blush, I purchased this at the end of Summer and I absolutely love it. Its a golden-toned coral colour which gives an instant healthy glow to the cheeks. It has hints of gold shimmer which catch the light beautifully. Don't worry it doesn't make you look like a disco ball! It's my go-to colour for the warm weather, I can't see myself not using this anytime soon.Definitely worth the investment if you ask me, plus it looks so sophisticated when you pull it out of your makeup bag!
I love the hollister smell. I really do it remind me of summer and sun-tan cream (not the gross kind). I'm rubbish at describing scents but this smells exactly like the store with an added dash of a feminine floral note. Don't worry it wont make you smell like your grandma its not that floral, but its just enough for me in the warmer weather. As you can see its definitely well loved. Although for the price it does come in a small bottle, so you go through it quickly. Not good. Plus I don't know if its the type of sprayer it comes with, but my bottle leaks if its not standing upright. So I cant travel with this, which is a big let down. Another thing I don't like how this sprays. By all means its looks pretty vintage, but I like putting on perfume not a tiny dusting!
For Summer Hollister have now created a Rollerball version of this perfume, which I've definitely got to pick up. So if the bottle design has put you off you could always try their smaller rollerball first!
This palette contains everything you need for a healthy looking face. It has a neutral toned matte bronzer which suits my light skin tone perfectly. No orange face for me this Summer *cheers of joy* . Next to it as you can guess is a ice pink shimmery highlighter. This is great for popping on the high points of your face. Less with this product is more as it is very pigmented. I use my real techniques pointed foundation brush to slide this onto the top of my cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, the center of the forehead and a light dusting on the cupids bow. I then lightly blend this in with a MAC 224 brush.
Finally the blush. The colour is quite a dark pink so you only need to apply a tiny bit of this and blend it in well. I've found this gives such a natural looking colour on the cheeks,as it is quite matte in finish. If you prefer some shimmer in your blush you could always dust some of the highlighter over this for some glowing cheeks. I'd definitely say this is the most pigmented colour out of the three. If you're in a rush remember build this colour up, as its easier to add more than it is to take-away!
If you like the look of this palette the word is on the street that Urban Decay are launching more of these palettes in June so if you want a bit more choice wait till then to pop into stores and have a look, a big thanks to Fleur (Fleuredeforce) for letting us know!
I apply the blush and the bronzer colour with my Real Techniques contour brush. This brush is definitely my second most used brush ever. Number one goes to the tarte brush I will explain later on.
MAC Quad (Custom Made)
Colours from L-R Top to Bottom Orb Patina Grain Cork.
This is my everyday palette. To me this has everything I need for a quick eyeshadow look. I have quite light skin and these colours really suit my natural skintone.
Patina is my most favourite MAC eyeshadow, it has a frost finish. I use this on a lazy day all over the lid, or for a smokey look on the outer half of the eye and under the lower lashes. Recently I've also been using this in my brows and I've been loving the look it gives.
Grain is a staple colour to me. Its such a buildable colour and can be used virtually anywhere. I use this mostly as a base in my crease to give me some natural definition, before I add a darker shade. Grain has a Satin finish.
Cork is a warm toned brown, which is a staple if I'm creating a smokey look.Sounds weird but I use this to blend out the crease and it instantly warms up the eyes. On darker skin-tones this would be a great colour for the outer corner of the eye to give some natural definition. Cork has a Satin finish.
Each colour is highly pigmented, the most pigmented out of all of them is Patina. Please note that Grain is also very pigmented, it doesn't really show in the photo above as it matches my skin tone!
I feel having your own tailored MAC quad is a true life saviour.They are easy to travel with compared to their single pot counterparts, and you can really make a multitude of looks from only four colours.
If you follow me on twitter you know I bought the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation and the bruhs counterpart. I've been testing out the foundation, the full review is in progress and will be here soon if you're interested! To cut a long story short I've reverted back to my beloved Bare Minerals Original Foundation and I'm using the Tarte kabuki to apply it. I love how it give more of a full coverage than the recommended brush by Bare Minerals. Plus the bristles are much,much softer. I love absolutely everything about this brush and it is my most used brush ever. Has definitely made me think about investing in more of their brushes.
I recently treated myself at the Chanel Counter, naughty I know. I picked up this after having it applied and recommended to me. Its basically Chanels offering of the YSL Touche Eclat. After having this for a month, I've already used it up pretty much, which goes to show you that the amount of product in here isn't a-lot. I only use a pea sized dot underneath each undereye area to brighten my dark circles. This aside this product does work in brightening the face and has made me look into getting their larger undereye concealer which I've mentioned HERE.
So thats it for my May Favourites, if you've got this far please write a comment below letting me know one product you've been loving this month!
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