Face – Estee Lauder Double Wear and YSL Le Tient Touche Eclat, buffed in using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
– Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
– Barbara Daily Matte Perfection pressed powder
– HD Brows Blush ‘Blusher 2’
Eyebrows – MAC eyeshadow in ‘Espresso’
Eyes – Revlon Colour Stay gel eyeliner on the upper lash line
– MAC eyeshadow in ‘Passionate’ along the bottom lash line
– Illamasqua pencil in ‘Elate’ used on the water line
If you’re anywhere near as make up-obsessed as me you’ll have experienced an overwhelming urge to run out and buy the YSL Touche Éclat foundation so, just before my holiday to Skiathos (and you can read all about that here and see some holiday snaps!), I went out and did just that. Yes, I got over excited on a John Lewis trip a week before I went to get a tan and got a foundation colour matched to my pasty, british skin.. I know. So half way through my holiday getting ready for dinner out I realised my catastrophic mistake as I ghosted (ghosted?) up my face. My make do resolution was to mix it with my slightly darker Estée Lauder Double Wear with the Touche Éclat and whoa what a resolution it was. Since trying this the first time I think I’ve worn this, with my Bobbi Brown creamy concealer kit, everyday since ! Continue reading →
A quick rundown of beauty products and a few other bits I’ve been loving throughout April for you guys..
Firstly, a product that anyone who follows Fleur’ blog will already of seen, but I’m sharing the love for Nip and Fabs pistachio body butter ! The smell really reminds me of a Yankee candle that was given to me for Christmas (Christmas treats I think it’s called). At the moment its reduced from £9.95 to £4.95, which I think is super reasonable. It goes on really nicely without leaving you with that greasy feeling and I find a little bit goes quite a long way, which is perfect because when I have a product I really like I tend to try to make it last for ever !
Next on my list is my mascara of choice for the month; Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping mascara. I found myself reaching for this over the past few weeks rather than my normal go-to choices. I bought it because I liked the idea of a mascara that did my lashes some good rather than damaging them. Although it doesn’t work miracles; don’t expect your lashes to double in length or anything drastic like that, but they are a little thicker and it has a nice, easy to remove formula. You can pick this little beaut up at boots for £9.99..
My last beauty favourite this month is my MAC 168 angled contouring brush. I was given this a while ago and I tend to go through phases of using it, every time I go back to it I question why I don’t use it daily? It’s a really dense brush, which means you can blend products really easily with plenty of control and it’s the perfect size for contouring the hollow of your cheeks. I don’t have hundreds, but I think that a good brush is an investment and you pretty much get what you pay for, in this case £26.
For non-beauty favourites this month I have been absolutely glued to the hunger games trilogy. I bought the first one for my iPad a couple weeks ago after I saw the teaser trailer for the second film (super excited!) and before I even knew it I had finished the first book, simple couldn’t put it down and finished all three in 2 weeks !
My second non-beauty fave this month is Game of Thrones. A little late on the band wagon I know, but i didn’t watch them from the start and last week my boyfriend decided I needed to watch it so we gave a day to it and cracked the whole of the first series in one day, a tad sad but hey ho… It’s a bit gory so if you’re squeamish then maybe stear clear or find a pillow to hide behind during those bits !