2 November 2014

October Favourites

I know everyone has said it, but I literally cannot believe how quickly this year is flying by! The only positive to that is that Christmas is nearly here - I'm obsessed with Christmas and have been going on for about 3 months already (sorry family). Anyway, here are my October favourites, I could have included more as I've been loving so much stuff recently but I didn't want this post to last a million years!

Firstly, I've fallen in love with the Sleek Contour Kit in Light, which I featured in a haul at the end of summer. It's literally the perfect contour shade for me, whether I'm pale or tanned. A little goes a long way with this so it's lasting me forever and it's definitely top of my list to repurchase when I run out! I also love the highlighter, it's a nice champagne shade and has a really pretty colour pay off without being too overpowering. I love to team this with my Real Techniques Contour Brush which is the best brush ever for contouring, plus it's super soft - I wouldn't be without these two now!

Another thing I've been loving is the Sukin Sensitive Facial Moisturiser. I've discovered recently that I do actually have sensitive skin after years of wondering. Since working at bareMinerals I've really appreciated the benefits of natural skincare, and so when I found this discounted I thought I'd try it out! It leaves my skin really smooth and soft and never breaks me out, plus it's packed with loads of lovely essential oils.

I'm late on the band wagon with this one, but I absolutely adore MAC's Soft & Gentle, it's the prettiest highlighter ever - a warm champagne with just the right amount of shimmer. It's beautiful applied lightly for a soft glow or packed onto the cheekbones for a dramatic highlight. I'm so happy I have it in my life now - only thing I'm not a fan of is the packaging, I think the old style looked a lot more expensive, whereas the new style just looks a bit cheap.

For eyes, I've been loving the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creamy Beige. I actually picked this up fairly recently but have been using it ever since. I adore the formulation and pigmentation of all of the colour tattoos (review coming soon!) and this one did not disappoint; it's an affordable dupe for MAC's quite natural or groundwork paintpots, giving a nice subtle smokey warm brown effect on the eyes. The staying power is fantastic too.

Lastly, two nude products I can't get enough of - I'm definitely someone who gravitates towards nudes wherever possible. I picked up this Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Cafe Au Lait recently as I already had 'I pink I can' and loved the formulation - this is the perfect everyday nude, plus I love that it goes with any colour scheme - life's too short to worry about matching your outfit to your nail polish! For everyday I've also been loving my Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Tantalising Taupe, it's a really pretty creamy nude that doesn't make you look dead. It's a good dupe for MAC's blankety (which I own) but in my opinion is a little bit more wearable as it has a touch more pink to it.

Let me know what you've been loving



Emma Fisken said...

I love the Real Techniques contour brush too - one of my favourites.

www.reveriedeparis.blogspot.co.uk x

jennie said...

The contour kit sounds fabulous! xx