Current Beauty Favourites

Sorry I missed another post, I’m a really bad at balancing school, life and blogging !! So to make up for it I’ve decided to share with some of my current beauty favourites, most of these things I’ve been lovin and using for a while, but I haven’t shared them with you guys. As end of exam season is coming up, I can’t promise frequent posting but I’ll try my hardest. DSC_2016DSC_2013DSC_2010

Collection Lasting Perfection

This my absolute favourite concealer, so much that I’m on my 3rd bottle. At the moment I have to mix the two lightest shades : fair 1 and cool medium 2, to find the perfect match. Sometimes I also find Fair 1 to be a bit pink toned on me but mixing them resolves this. I love the creamy, quite thick, formula of this product, which makes it so easy to blend. It just has really high coverage for a drugstore concealer and can cover any blemish and my really dark under eye circles. I know everyone has been raving about this concealer for a long time now, but it’s such good value for money. This concealer never goes cakey or change colour and go patchy through out the day.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Again you probably think I’m abit late to this craze aswell; but I’ve had this sponge for quite a while now, which proably explains why it’s so dirty ( gross, ik !). Personally, I like to use mine damp as it doubles in size and leaves you with a very airbrushed light look. The shape of the sponge means it’s really easy to reach every area and crevice on your face.  My sponge has lasted quite well and only has a few tears and staining. As they don’t last long it may seem abit expensive at the start, but they’re honestly worth every penny.

M.A.C Matte lipstick

I don’t really want to go in to too much detail, as I want to do another post about this. But, I brought mine in the classic shade Velvet Teddy, at around Christmas Time.  But the shade is just the perfect everyday nude !! The formula is really buttery and glides on super easy. If you’d like a more in death review stay tuned for a post coming soon …

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker

I have the mini ‘Rose and Shine’ which I got in a Christmas set. Normally, I’m not a big fan of lip-glosses : they’re usually sticky, uncomfortable and I usually reach for a matte lip. But this actually subtly plumps your lips, nothing overly noticeable. You can either use this before putting a lipstick or whatever, or alone as a lipgloss.

MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter

This is another frequently raved about product, I purchased mine in Iridescent Gold, which is perfect for sunny summer days. This highlighter is very glittery, so it creates a very shimmery glow effect. This product is only £2 or £3, but is totally good value for money. As it’s so lightweight it doesn’t cling to your skin, especially dry parts like mine.

Makeup storage

Today I decided to show you guys how I store my makeup as I find these really interesting to watch on YouTube and tried to recreate it on my blog. For each section, I’ll tell you some of my favourite product, but not all of them. dsc_1083I store all my makeup, in the Alex 9 Drawers from Ikea, which is so predictable and basic aha ! I got these for Christmas and  I really like these as they’re really thin and fit neatly in the corner of my room and as they’re so tall I can fit all my beauty and skincare products in them. Most of my makeup is stored in takeaway tubs, as they’re free and can fit perfectly into the drawers.

On the top of my drawers, I have a lipstick holder from Tk Maxx, where I store all my lip-glosses, liquid lipsticks and lipsticks which I regularly. Some of my favourites are the Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in the shade 50 , Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker and Nyx Lip lingerie in the shade . Next to that I keep all my brushes in a fake skura pot from Hobby Craft, I’m not going to talk about these as I have a blog post planned. Finally, at the front I keep my Mac Lipstick in the shade Velvet Teddy, which is my absolute favourite.

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In the first drawer, I keep the majority of my makeup. I’m going to start down in the front left, where I keep all my concealers and brow products. As concealer is my favourite makeup product, I just love trying out new ones which explains why I have so many !! On a daily basis I use the Collection Lasting Perfection and Rimmel Wake Me Up.

Next to that, I keep all my foundations and only primer : Barry M Hydro Water. I don’t really wear foundation, but really love The Rimmel Lasting Finish which provides really high coverage. Behind my concealers, are my face products : blush, powder, highlighter. I really like The I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts Blush as it’s such a nice colour, I also really like the Technic Liquid Highlighter.

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Right at the back, I have my mascaras and eye liners. Again, this is a bit of a full tub as I also really love mascara. Out of them all,  I reach for The Maybelline Lash Sensational or Seventeen’s Super Lash, as they both make my eyelashes look really long and curly. Finally, in the last part of this drawer I just keep my small brushes, Beauty Blenders and single small products. This section is abit random as they’re too small to put anywhere else. One of my favourite single eyeshadows is from MUA, which is in the Copper and it’s just so perfect!

In my second drawer, I just keep all my pallets and lip products. I have quite a few pallets, mostly eyeshadow. My all time favourite is Easy On The Eye from Seventeen, which includes the most gorgeous range of nude shades. However, I ‘ve recently been loving The Pink Fizz palette from I Heart Makeup as it includes lots of colours abit out of my comfort zone, which I like experimenting with.

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I’d love to do a whole Alex 9 Drawer Tour, so let me know down below in the comments if that’s something you’re interested in!