HIGH STREET MUST HAVES.
BARGAIN ALERT / They're currently on offer 2 for £10 in Boots, for that price you'd be crazy not to pick up two.
This is a newer palette from Sleek that contains some really beautiful shades, there's a matte ivory and a deep brown which covers all neutral bases, there's a few golds, greys, a cranberry, a beautiful rosy purple and a few other shimmers. They're all intensely pigmented and easy to blend.
This is an absolute steal at under £5 as it offers everything you'd need to create a contoured, highlighted and flushed face. The bronzer is the perfect shade for my NC25/30 skin, it's matte, blends beautifully and can be built up to your desired intensity. The highlighter is slightly too pale and icy for my taste, but that's purely personal preference, on fairer skins it would look beautiful but I prefer more golden or champagne shades. Then we have two blushers, one is a rosy pink that almost gives the Benefit Dandelion effect, brightening your face with a hint of colour and the slightest amount of shimmer. The other is a deeper, matte pink which I also love to dust higher on the cheekbones. I'm on my second palette, I've even got my boyfriends mum converted to using this daily.
I've raved about this for years. I love this shade, it's almost identical to Mac Fleshpot - a nude, milky pink but with a creamier, moisturising finish. I find this lasts really well on my lips, it's incredibly pigmented and you can get these on offer, 3 for £5. There are a few other really beautiful shades in the Natural Collection range so if you haven't stopped for a browse before, go have a swatch.
This isn't a product for everyone, the shade is a very Barbie-esque pink that looks glossy on the lips but it's also intensely moisturising and great for a hint of colour if you apply it sparingly. On days when I want to look fresh faced and feminine, I love dabbing this really lightly on the lips, blending it in and it just looks like an effortless tint of colour.
Topshop Doe Eyed Mascara - £10
This is hands down the best mascara I've ever tried. I've gone through three tubes of this and as long as they make it, I'll buy it. The brush is huge but it does an amazing job of separating your lashes, adding length and volume. I also love that you can layer this and by that I mean you can apply a coat, let it dry, then apply another layer and it wont clump on you. It doesn't transfer or smudge underneath my eyes, which in a mascara that's not waterproof is hard to find.