Tuesday, 5 May 2015

FAVOURITES | make up w/ swatches.

hey lovelies! 
As you know if you've seen my last update post, I have been away for a good couple of months now. So I have lots of current favourites coming up! This is solely make up based, I also have a current beauty favourites coming in 2 weeks! I'll just get right into it because this is quite a lengthy post... 

1. My number one favourite drugstore foundation of all time!! Loreal true match in the shade N8. 
This has literally been my saviour. I bought this last august and I've used it every single day (that I've worn makeup) since. I'm still on my first bottle because you only need two pumps for your whole face. Although it is running out and I've already got my back up bottle. The lid gets really dirty as you could see but the foundation itself is heavenly. It has medium coverage, long lasting staying power and it's relatively inexpensive! 

You can purchase it from boots for £9.99, here.

2. Rimmel scandaleyes. 
As you can see from the swatch below this is absolutely beautiful! It acts as a great base and it can be built up or blended out into a everyday shade. The main properties that I love about this eyeshadow stick is the way it dries and it literally will not budge all night. I used to love the maybelline colour tattoo (which I still adore) but that can be smudged; whereas this stays in place. 

without flash.
with flash.
I'm so sorry to say that I cannot find the link as I don't think they're available anymore. I bought it off fragrance direct at the time. 

3. One of the best make up products I've ever been gifted! No7 Lovely lashes mascara. 
I received this for christmas off my nanna. It's in a gorgeous sleek purple packaging. The wand is my favourite, it has a spiral bristel application. The mascara claims to add glossy natural volume and it's also enriched with Argan oil to help nourish your lashes. But its great for separation and length aswell! See the following pictures of me wearing it.

It is quite pricey but with a no.7 voucher, it's definitely worth the price. You can buy it from boots here for £12.95. 

4. Maybelline: the eye eraser. 
I will never ever ever change concealors. This gets rid of my dark circles and brights my undereyes... making me look super awake for my 9am lecture's. I love the sponge at the top for application, although I do realise it's not the most hygienic. However, its only me using it. I just apply this under the eyes in a triangle (like a Kim K look) and it blends perfectly. I wouldn't advise using this on spots/blemishes though. The fact that you can twist it so that you can see how much product is left; is my favourite feature. 

You can buy it on the boots website for £7.99.

5. The cheapest of them all! MUA matte eyeshadow in Smoke. 
For YEARS (literally) I have been looking for a low budget intensely striking black and i've finally found it. For just £1(!!!!!) this is extremely extremely dark. It's great for a intense smokey eye. It's buttery and blends beautifully but if you add a bit of mac's fix plus or just pack it on your brush... it deepens (if that's even possible). Bargain of the year! 

You can buy it from superdrug for £1:-)



  1. The MUA smoke is insane, for £1 it is so pigmented i only use a tiny bit when im doing a smokey neutral eye look and it's lasted me so long!

    Cloey x

    1. I love it! have you got any other MUA recommendations?xx