You know when you stumble across a blog you absolutely love from the moment you lay eyes on it & then end up scrolling for hours, reading as many posts as possible? I found myself doing that with Sally's blog (The Makeup Directory) recently & wanted to share the love! Each month Sally writes about what can be found in her makeup bag, here is her latest one, Whats In My June Makeup Bag. I've been completely inspired by her to share what is in mine too but of course I wanted to thank Sally for the post idea first before sharing my makeup picks for the month of June.
I love switching up my makeup routine every now & again, I don't have a huge beauty collection really but I do have a bit of a variety compared to most people I know & often forget to have a rummage through my stash. I've had lots of new, exciting makeup products recently though which has pushed me to play around a little more & actually use my pretty products instead of keeping them for 'best'. I mean, I may as well as enjoy them instead of simply admiring them!
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation - This is the base I've been reaching for the most throughout June, oh how I love this stuff. It transforms my skin from being tired & lacklustre into perfection, not only because it blends beautifully & conceals my imperfections it is also the best match for my skin tone. The Magic Foundation is available in every shade you can imagine & the girls at the Covent Garden Store are amazing at finding the right shade for you, mine obviously being the palest shade they do.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer - IT Cosmetics is a big fave with Vivianna & has quickly become a big fave with me too! The concealer is extremely thick, yet still very blendable, enabling my under eye circles to become non-existent in a matter of moments.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Sculpt Contour Palette - I've never been in to contouring as I was scared I'd end up making myself into a muddy-looking mess but recently I've been watching endless tutorials & plucked up the courage to give it a go. It's safe to say I've been converted & it's actually become my favourite step in my makeup routine. This little L'Oreal palette is amazing, the cream to powder formula is fool-proof & it includes a little diagram showing me where to put the product on my face so I can't really go wrong.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade - As always, I've been using my beloved ABH Dipbrow Pomade on my brows. I use the shade Medium Brown which I find is ideal for my ash toned brows. The one downfall this product has is that it is beginning to dry up so it's not as easy to use anymore, has anyone got any tips on how to rectify this?
The Balm NUDE'tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette - Nude Eyeshadow palettes are my weakness, I have quite the collection but I can never say no to a new one. NUDE'tude from The Balm is such a fun, pretty neutrals palette, I get use out of all the shades but my top three are Selfish, Sophisticated & Stand-Offish.
L'Oreal Paris SuperLiner - It's very rare I go without liquid eyeliner if I'm doing a full face of makeup, I find I look strange if I only wear mascara. If you've been a reader of my blog for a long time you'll also know I'm never without the L'Oreal Superliner. To be honest I haven't even tried a huge range of liquid eyeliners because I know this one works for me I don't want to stray away from it & experience any eyeliner disasters!
Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme - When I first started experimenting with makeup I was obsessed with a dual-ended mascara from Rimmel, with one end being a primer to coat & thicken your lashes before you applied the actual mascara. The Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme mascara is a similar concept as it has two products that work together to enhance your lashes. This makes SUCH a difference to my eyelashes, it gives them extra length & thickness thanks to the Nylon fibres that grip on to my lashes to extend them. I love love love this mascara, my eyelashes have never looked so thick & full & I'm pretty lucky to be graced with decent lashes anyway.
Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder - This powder is my current most-loved finishing product, it sets my makeup into place, blotting out any traces of oil to ensure my makeup doesn't budge all day. It's weightless too so I don't feel like my face is weighed down with another layer of makeup.
Makeup Revolution Lip Euphoria - MUR Lip Euphorias are super comfortable to wear with insane pigmentation levels, I'm so impressed by these! They're buttery soft & creamy to apply & the lasting power is crazy good too & they're pretty much the bargain of the Century at £3 a pop. I wear the shade Fortune if I'm feeling a little more fancy, I love a good berry lip shade & this is right up my street colour wise!