Sunday, 2 March 2014

Monthly Favourites: February


February has been a bittersweet month, some good and some bad - mainly bad to be honest but I've got to pick myself up, dust myself off and get back on the saddle (so to speak). Anyway, here's hoping March isn't a rocky month and lets get onto the good stuff.

This months favourites pretty much accumulates what I've been wearing on my face all month. My first love this month has to be the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and I really cannot rave about this enough! As someone who isn't familiar with primers, I couldn't believe how much I loved this. Yes this is your typical silicone primer which I usually stay clear of, I've tried Benefit's Porefessional and the Maybelline primer which are so thick in silicones it ended up in disaster, my make up smeared all over my face and left me a streaky patchy mess with my skin feeling awful. The beauty of the Hourglass primer is that, yes it does have your silicones in it but it seems to adhere to the skin so well and acts as the most perfect base for your foundation. Will I be purchasing this full size? Yes I will, it's an eye watering £50+ but I'm on a miniature sample that's lasted me since I got it and for something that works that well, it's worth every penny.

Alongside the primer, I've been using the Chanel Pro Lumiere Foundation. When I first bought this, I will admit I didn't know if I liked it. I found that on some days it oxidised on my skin and stuck to every dry patch in sight but since using this with the Hourglass primer and a good moisturiser, there's no dry patches in sight and my skin looks absolutely flawless. The smell of this reminds me of apricot Petit Filous which means it's a pleasure to apply too. If you've got normal/combination skin or have some dry skin, I'd give this a go but for those with oily skin, stay clear.

Next up are the products that have really been making my make up look during February. I first picked up the L'oreal Miss Manga Mascara after spotting it in Superdrug, I hadn't read much about it and I'd only seen the advert once on TV but the look of the brush really attracted me. I've been loyal to my Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara for a very long time but at over £20 a throw, I needed a cheap alternative. This lasts all day, separates the lashes out to give the same doll eyed effect as the Lancome mascara and it's so easy to remove with my cleansing balm. Who knows if this will replace my love for Lancome but for now it's running in close 2nd.

Then is the beloved Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion - ladies if you don't have one of these, go get one. Even my auntie who isn't clued up with make up applied this and swooned, they really are that beautiful. Swatches don't do them justice but get a make up artist to apply it and you'll fall head over heels. I've a long love affair with Hourglass and all their products are amazing but this really is the peachy lovers dream.

And finally it's the nude lip, Mac's Hue has been gracing my lips at every possible opportunity. I love the finish of these, quite sheer and moisturising but it can be built up for a more pigmented fuller look. Mac lipsticks to me are a minefield but this is a trusty nude shade I know suits my skintone and doesn't make me look like a corpse...
That's always a bonus right?
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  1. Hmm I didn't really like the manga lashes mascara but I feel my curly eyelashes just didn't work with it. Love the blog xx

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