Friday, 29 January 2016

January/Winter Makeup Favourites

Hello there little ones! With the party season coming to an end, I thought it was the perfect time to do a little round up of the make up products that have served me well over the Christmassy-winter period. It's not all year round that you get to don a shimmery eye and glistening red lipstick is it?

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Where do I start? This mascara is the BOMB... This has been my go-to mascara since the summer, despite it's questionable name, it is definitely one of the best mascara's I have ever owned, or maybe even the best.... wooaaah big claim. Either way, it is blacker than black, volumising and superrrrrrr lengthening, my lashes have seriously never looked better. I will be doing a full review of this product quite soon so keep reading if you want a wholeeee post of me expressing my love for this beautiful pink metal tube. 

Ted Baker Eyeshadow Crayon

A lovely little addition to my christmassy make up looks, I tend to wear this in the inner corner of my eyes to add a beautiful shimmer and brighten up my tired eyes.

Real Techniques Stippling Brush

Another staple in my make-up bag, I felt the need to express my love once again as I had kind of forgotten about the real techniques stippling brush. I know there are a lot different uses for this kind of brush but I did kind of get into a bit of a rut of only using it for cream blushes. After giving my whole brush collection a good old deep clean, I decided to try this brush with some powder blushes. I wouldn't recommend this if you want a deep blushing glow, however, with the winter season welcoming glittery, shimmery, over the top eyes and deep, dark lips, I've tended to go for a light sweep of blush, (i.e. to avoid the clown look, never a good look, must be avoided at all costs).... due to its small round shape the real techniques stippling brush is perfect for putting the product just on the very apple of your cheek to give a very subtle toned glow.

Ted Baker Lipstick

The perfect Christmas red. I wore this lipstick on christmas eve, christmas day, and probably every day leading up to them. It is a crimson red will a lovely gold shimmer underneath, can you get any more wintery?!

Ted Baker Blush

First of all, the rose gold packaging is just as gorgeous as the actual product! A beautiful subtly pink toned blush with gold shimmer undertone, the mixture of shades in the blush give off a beautiful highlighting affect. If you want a really natural pink blush then the middle square is great, however for a more defined deeper colour, a full swirl with give you the perfect mix of all 3 shades. The shimmery gold undertone reflects the light beautifully, perfect for those girly night out photo shoots!

That's all for this week! Apologies I haven't got the shade names for the Ted Baker products however they came in a beauty set and don't have names. Hope you all had a lovely January, I am sooooo excited for spring, it is literally just around the corner now! What are your favourites from this season? Has anyone got any recommendations for spring make-up pieces? Let me know in the comments below.

Elle xxx

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