Tuesday, 4 February 2014

January Favourites

January was a really good month for me finding new products, I did quite a lot of shopping in Boots and Superdrug (as a student I can't really afford the higher end products so don't expect any really expensive products although sometimes I do like to treat myself) so there are many new products in my make up bag. 

The first thing that has really stood out to me has been the Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot, it's suitable for all skin tones so it is a really useful product to have. I have quite oily skin so this has been a Godsend to me! This is a good product to use on its own if you don't want to have a lot of makeup on but works wonders over foundation if your skin is still a bit shiny. It's not one of the cheapest powders at £12 but I think it is worth it.
  Another favourite for this month is Bourjois' Healthy Mix serum foundation and the accompanying concealer. I've always had trouble finding a good foundation that looks good on my skin, as I said earlier I have mostly oily skin but in some places, especially in winter, I have dry patches, which foundation can cling to. However, this foundation just suits it and to top it off it lasts too. I wouldn't say it lasts the full 16 hours that it says, but it does last a good eight hours. The foundation is quite light coverage which I like as I'm not keen on the caked on look so for those problem areas it's good to use the concealer as it has a really good coverage when used over the foundation. The first thing I noticed when I used it was that it smells like raspberry yoghurt, I don't know whether everyone would like this but I really like it. I like the fact that the concealer is in a tube as I find it easy to either put a bit on the back of my hand and use a brush to rub it in or to put a tiny bit on my finger and rub it in that way, depending on if I'm using it on a blemish or under my eyes. Both shades are in 51 as I am pale skinned and they both seem to suit my skin colour.

There was an offer on Bourjois when I went into Superdrug, I think it was if you spent over £10 you got a free eyeliner and I was getting the foundation and concealer so I got the Liner Feutre free and it is the best eyeliner I've ever used! I'm so fussy with eyeliner, I only like a thin line with a bit of a flick so the liner can't be too thick but if it's too thin it just doesn't work as you can't see it enough for my liking. The Liner Feutre is like a felt tip and is just the right thickness, to make it even better it lasts throughout the day which is what I need, I hate eyeliners that rapidly fade and by the afternoon it barely looks like I even put any on so this is just what I need.

Another product that I use quite regularly is the Colour Tattoo 24hour by Maybelline in the colour On and on Bronze, I don't wear eyeshadow if I'm just going to a lecture but sometimes I do like to make a little bit more effort and the Colour Tattoo is perfect, you just need to glide a bit on with your finger, add some eyeliner and mascara and you're done, it's as simple as that, no brushes, no blending (okay maybe a little with your finger to even it out but that doesn't count, right?) so it's so simple if you're lazy like me or if you don't have that much time. 

My final beauty favourite is my Rimmel Lipstick by Kate Moss in the shade 107. This is my first ever lipstick so I don't have much to compare it too but I think the colour suits my skintone and is great for a night out. This lipstick stays well with just a couple of retouches needed throughout the long night out dancing and drinking (well I am a student!) I can tell that I'll be buying a lot more of these lipsticks with how great the texture and colour is, I really like the packaging too. 

My final favourite for the month is a random one compared to the rest of the products, it's a TV show called Benidorm, I really hope you've heard of it and are watching it because it is sooo good! If you haven't heard of it (have you been living on Mars?) it's about a few families who stay at the Solana Hotel in, you guessed it, Benidorm! All the parts are really well played and you get to know each one as the characters stay very similar in each series. Benidorm is such a feel good TV programme and if you want a good laugh I would recommend you watch it. 

Products mentioned: 
Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot - £12
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum - £10.99
Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer - £7.99
Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24 Hours - £4.99
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick - £5.49

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