Hi there everybody! May's finally here and it doesn't feel like spring/summer at all. To be honest, I think it's because I've still got three more exams to go before I'm done with my first year of UNI 👯 and time goes so so so so so slow- do I seem tired? 👀
Anyways! Another week, another blog post. I've missed so much talking about makeup guys! I was actually reading a book and Sephora was mentioned briefly, which is what made me want to write about beauty products this week.
One of my favourite things about this season are eyeshadows. Everything works for me: red, gold, rose gold, silver, whatever. There're more things, obviously. I've been obsessed with some of the products I'm about to show you so keep your eyes peeled 👀 👄
Sleek i - Divine Eyeshadow palette in celestial 445
I bought this eyeshadow palette last year during a family holiday (thanks, mum🙅 🏼). I went into Sephora for a cheeky little snap around and I left with a bag full of goodies- including this magnificent palette. To be honest, I used it for the very first time last summer doing my makeup for a night out with my friends. At first, it felt like it wasn't as good as I thought but then I realized my issue was the brush it came with. It was an absolute shit (soz). You should never use the little brush it comes with 🍑 . What I love about this palette is basically that I bought it when anybody hardly knew about this brand (Sleek) - at least in Spain- and its colours are unique. They haven't restock it. HA! My favourite one at the moment is this metallic brownish/greenish shade (12/12), which I usually blend in with Busted from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Eyeshadow palette.
MAC Pro longwear nourishing waterproof foundation
I've been testing out this foundation for about three months now and in my humble opinion, it's the best one out there at the moment. I love to stay true to my basics and use my beloved Nars Sheer Glow foundation but this product has completely changed the direction of my makeup - by direction I mean the way I do my makeup 👸🏼 . The good thing about this base is that it actually matches with one of my favourite pressed powders, which is the Givenchy Prisme Libre Air Sensation Loose Powder Quartet in 2 Beige, and it also helps me avoid a shiny forehead. Maybe, the main disadvantage is that it's quite pricey (€30) but I can assure you it's totally worth the money and not the most expensive of all foundations.
Essence All About Matt! high covering concealer in 05 matt ivory
Probably, one of my favourite things to do while grocery shopping is checking out the drugstore makeup products my local supermarket sells. It's definitely the best part of it. And buying bagels, I love bagels 🍩 (I think that's a donut but I don't really care at all). Anyway, Essence is a really good brand- price related. I think the first time I used their products was around my early teen years (because I'm old and wise now🌚 ). I remember my lovely mother providing me with different Essence mascaras and eyeliners every few months. I've been buying Essence products for five years now but 2016 has been THE YEAR. I mean, this concealer is the best thing I've ever tried. And yes, I have witnessed what the Collection Last Perfection Concealer does to my under eyes perimeter. This product is high coverage for sure and it lasts all day long.
KIKO highly pigmented eyeshadow in 137
Have I mentioned I'm very much into red shadows? Oh, yes. I made a huge online order ages ago while I was searching for new products to try out. Then the sales happened. And my empty bank account happened as well. I invested a good quantity of money in KIKO MILANO cosmetics. It was completely worth it, I'm telling you. I'm obsessed with this high pigmented shimmery eyeshadow. If you read my latest post about my favourite instagrammers you may know I love love. L O V E. The way Arden Rose does her makeup. When I discovered her I also realized we have a plethora of things in common. The most important one is our love for red eyeshadows. It just happened. Love at first sight. So when I saw one of her Instagram posts I just noticed we've been doing our makeup quite similarly. Oh, it's a small world! I love this eyeshadow. By the way, it was about €2.50. HOW FRICKIN' COOL IS DAT?!
MAC Lip Pencil in OAK
A month ago I went into my local high-end shopping centre. I bought a few things. By now you should probably know me a tiny little bit. So I was supposed to go find a cheap eyebrow pencil but then MAC happened. And when MAC happens there's no way back. Especially when shop assistants offer their help and treat you like a real queen. So I did ask for the eyebrow pencil. I bought it. But then he asked if I wanted anything else. I literally said: 'Oh, have you got OAK- the lip pencil- on stock?'. Of course they did. And I had to 😌 . I tried it on. It's mine now. I really like this pencil. MAC lip pencils are great. You don't need to sharpen it on a daily basis and it lasts longer. This nude shade matches with every eyeshadow, which probably makes it less difficult to pick a lipstick colour in the mornings.
Essence Contouring Palette Shape your face in 10 Ready, set, peach!
Do you remember that time I went to the grocery shopping? (scroll up😌 ) Well, as I was picking up the Essence concealer this contouring palette appeared. Everything has changed guys. My makeup looks great since I've been using this kit, especially the highlighter and the blush. Oh, I need to talk about the blush. It's in this really pretty orange-ish colour, which really matches my foundation shade. I'm in love. The highlighter is very very subtle so it doesn't really matter if you get too carried out. Finally, the darker shade blends really well. Personally, I really like to blend my contour and foundation shades altogether and with this one it looks really cool. I LOVE IT 🐥
Well, I hope you like this post as much as I did whilst writing it 👍🏻 Please, if you like this type of content or you would love to read about any other thing, leave you comments down below ⤵️ I do notice the lack of comments and this is something I would love to improve. I love reading comments so please, if you have made it this far, leaving a short note wouldn't be that difficult, right? 😌