Friday, 11 October 2013

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

Urban Decay Naked Basics Matte Eyeshadow Palette

I tried to avoid buying this for the longest time, but I've finally caved when I spotted it with 10% off in Debenhams.  I already own both the first Urban Decay Naked eye shadow palettes, so tried to persuade myself that the Basics palette wasn't necessary, but who was I kidding?! I love a matte smoky eye, so this beauty is right up my street.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Beauty Wishlist

Beauty Wishlist High End

Since I'm only in the first few weeks of my third year of university, I have quite a bit of free time on my hands - I'm pretty sure that'll change soon enough - and I can't resist a quick browse through some blogs and the endless amount of beauty-related online retailers clogging up my favourites.  This has inevitably led to a wishlist the length of my arm even though I'm living off a student loan which doesn't quite stretch to high-end make up, oops!  If I wasn't living on a limited budget, here's what I'd be adding to my collection.

MAC Retro Matte lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous - I absolutely adore Ruby Woo, a perfect red matte shade from MAC, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to love the new Retro Matte collection.  Flat Out Fabulous is described as a bright plum by MAC, it seems like such a lovely shade for autumn and besides that - what an awesome name.

YSL Babydoll mascara - I have read so many good things about this mascara, and as much as I love my high street brands I'm just dying to try a high-end mascara!  I love the packaging of this little beauty, my collection definitely needs a bit of gold added to it.

YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in Peach Passion - I was so, so, so tempted to get this in duty free on my way to Ibiza this summer but I stopped myself and now I just cant stop thinking about it.  Since falling head-over-heels for MAC's Coral Bliss this summer, I can't wait to try some more coral and peach shades even though it isn't very autumn-appropriate.  This is definitely my dream lipstick at the moment.

Paul and Joe Floral make-up bag - Since spotting this on Anna's blog I've needed it in my life.  Being in university in one city whilst home is somewhere else, and my boyfriend, best friends and sister are in entirely different cities means I spend a lot of time travelling across the UK.  Packing all of my make-up and skincare into bags is a nightmare, and I feel like it would be much less of a chore if my make-up bag was this gorgeous.

NARS One Night Stand palette - I realise that this hasn't even been released yet, but I dream about the NARS Danmari blush palette which never found its way into my hands so I definitely won't be missing out on the chance to own this.  A gorgeous palette of four NARS blushers, a highlighter and the famous Laguna bronzer would just be perfect for my weekend visits!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Plase Flawless Wear concealer - I'm currently using (and loving) Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, which I apply lightly with my fingers or the Real Techniques expert face brush.  The only problem is that when I have a blemish I don't really have a concealer in my collection suitable.  I have been loyal to Collection Lasting Perfection concealer for years now, but I'm ready to branch out - I need something high coverage, low cakey-ness, and I think this is it.

These are only a few of the items on my mental wishlist! I'm also lusting after Jouer Matte Moisture Tint, MAC Plumful lipstick and Pixi Lash Line Ink.  If you weren't on a budget what beauty items would you splash out on?

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay Primer Potion Eyeshadow Original

One of the most well-known and hyped-up eye shadow primers on the market is the Urban Decay Primer Potion.  It comes in a couple of different shades, but I have the original version which I can pair with matte or shimmer shadows.  The very slight tint eradicates any redness and blurs veins or imperfections leaving you a blank canvas to apply make-up to.  I tried a tester-sized version of this in the past (with the original Naked palette), and since using up the last drop I haven't found any primers that get the job done like this.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

MAC Prom Princess Blush

MAC Limited Edition Archies Girls Prom Princess Pink Blush

How have I got through an entire year of visiting my boyfriend at Portsmouth University without realising that there is a Cosmetic Company Outlet (CCO) in Gunwharf?!  These outlets aren't very common, but if you do come across one you need to pop in! High end make-up from brands like MAC, Clinique and Estee Lauder is sold at discounted outlet prices.