Thursday, 28 November 2013

Autumn Beauty Favourites

Autumn Beauty Favourites Revlon Nars Urban Decay Seventeen MAC
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush, Nars x Guy Bourdin One Night Stand palette, MAC Ruby Woo, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, Seventeen Phwoarr Paint.

As the weather gets colder, most of us change up our make-up routine to suit the season.  This autumn I've been reaching for darker shades, namely the Revlon Balm Stain in Crush and the Nars blusher in Goulue.  Crush  is a gorgeous build-able berry lip shade which leaves a subtle stain even after the balm has worn off.  I've been reaching this all the time lately, from a day of lectures in university to a shopping trip to grab some Christmas presents to a night at the pub.  It suits all occasions and all make-up looks: I love it!  MAC Ruby Woo has also made a comeback, this is the perfect red lip for me, even though so many people hate the matte formula I love it (review here).  Goulue is the most berry-toned blusher I own (review here), making it perfect for autumn.  It has a slight subtle shimmer, meaning I can skip highlighter.  Between this and MAC Prom Princess (review here) nothing else has been near my cheeks this autumn!

Saturday, 23 November 2013

A/W Travel Make-up Bag

Autumn Winter Travel Makeup Bag Beauty

Over the last three years I've spent a lot of time travelling across the country to either go home, or visit friends, family and my boyfriend in other universities.  Hopping on ta train every other weekend has resulting in my developing a bit of a skill in lightweight, quick packing.  In the summer, packing make-up is a little lighter, but during the colder months I tend to reach for a few more bits.  For me, the key is to take palettes and multi-function products to create a number of looks with a few products.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

NARS One Night Stand Cheek Palette

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Nars One Night Stand Palette

After dreaming about this beautiful limited edition palette for weeks, how could I resit treating myself when its release date came three days after pay day?  Released as part of the Holiday 2013 collection, this collaboration with Guy Bourdin  is the perfect companion for travelling.  Recently I'm forever on a train visiting friends, family and my boyfriend at various universities across the country, so I'm a sucker for anything travel-friendly.  Although the palette is compact, the pans are big enough to fit a blusher or bronzer brush in.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Red Lips

Red Lipsticks Beauty
MAC Ruby Woo, Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in Romantic and Crush, Rimmel Apocalips in Stellar

Autumn/winter is the time when corals and peaches are pushed to the back or my drawer, and out come the red and berry toned lip products.  They're much more seasonal shades, perfect for the holiday and party season and don't drain my paler skin.  This winter I'll be reaching for my five favourite red shades and plenty of lip balm to avoid dry, chapped smackers.