I find it incredibly hard to whittle down my favourite products to just a handful - this month so more than ever. I recently went a bit mad and had a few excessive shopping trips so I have bags and bags, literally, of exciting new products awaiting trial. I have however not been able to resist trying a few bits and pieces, so here are some new loves and a few rediscovered old favourites.
Now that Winter has kicked in to full swing with chilly mornings, dark evenings and freezing temperatures I need full proof make up that I can rely on to save myself precious minutes in bed every morning. I've rediscovered my love for Estee Lauder's Double Wear - it's ideal for oily/combination skin, medium to full coverage and a matte finish. Combined with Estee Lauders matte primer and my new firm favourite Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder my make up doesn't budge throughout the day. I usually just need a single blot throughout the day or dust of powder and I'm good which for me, is amazing. To complete my flawless face round up, a new concealer discovery is the 17 Stay Time Concealer which offers great coverage without a heavy, cakey finish.
The Clinique Chubby Stick in 'Fuller Fudge' was purchased purely off a recommendation of Estee (Essie Button) in one of her recent videos and she does not steer you in the wrong direction. These are richly pigmented, creamy, blend like a dream and stay put throughout the day and I'll be sure to invest in more once I've got some spare cash!
Another old love is Illamasquas Cream Blush in 'Sob' which is raved about by many, unfairly so as it's discontinued and therefore unattainable. The Illamasqua cream blushers feel very light on the skin, apply easily and add a subtle dewy glow, 'Sob' is the perfect pale, pretty pink and you could even use this on your lips! If you're desperate to find something similar the bargain brand MUA have cream blushers that are also lovely and a fraction of the price!
My final two products are both lip related, one being the Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream which smells good enough to eat and has been soothing my dry lips. The other is a Dior Lipstick in '457' which is a pretty candy pink that doesn't dry out the lips.
I do have a few other recent loves that I didn't think to include which are the ELF powder brush, Zoeva brushes, Estée Lauder cream eyeshadow in 'Halo', Mac 'Style' blush and 'Mulch' eyeshadow.
Do we share any current favourites. If not what are you loving?
LEFT TO RIGHT: 17 STAY TIME CONCEALER 'MEDIUM, CLINIQUE 'FULLER FUDGE', DIOR LIPSTICK, ILLAMASQUA CREAM BLUSH