I’m offering you another sneak peek in to my makeup bag, and for once it’s not the usual suspects lurking within. I have to say that I’ve broken free of the products I usually reach for out of habit and have been loving using different products.
The Clinique Superprimer Colour Corrects Redness is probably something I’ve needed for a while as I have a really pink face, I feel like I’m in the minority here as everyone seems to be the opposite and I find it a mission to get yellow-toned foundations. This colour primer has been amazing for neutralising the pink tones in my face and creating a very uniform colour that is easy to work with foundation. I absolutely adore this stuff, as it also really primes and smoothes the skin at the same time, which makes it twice as amazing. It does have a yellow tint but of course it’s not unnatural and completely blends in and hides any pink tones or redness in the skin. I definitely recommend!
Another concealing gem I’ve found is the Seventeen On The Spot Concealer, which promises to help clear up blemishes whilst also concealing them, so you have clearer skin in 4 weeks. I bought this as a concealer only and I’m not all that sure about the claims but that aside, it’s a brilliant concealer that conceals all without feeling and looking like a thick layer on your skin. I’m always on the lookout for good concealers and I have to say, this is mighty fine stuff – possibly even better than the Collection concealer we all adore. Seventeen have come out with some amazing launches lately and if i’m honest, I want them all.
I’ve mentioned my love for the Bourjois Java Rice Powder before, this light illuminating powder is truly lovely and really, really flattering on the skin. I use it along cheek bones and down the nose for a burst of light-reflecting radiance and it’s super awakening when applied. It’s quite shimmery so I tend to apply it where the light hits for a light touch of radiance and then use the brush to swirl around my face so I get only a small amount, if any, on the rest of my skin. The twist-to-close packaging is also a dream because of the loose powder – I wish they would do this to all loose powders!
I have been using another mascara, one that isn’t my beloved Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume, and I have to admit that it’s working out well for me. I’m definitely late in getting on this YSL Shocking Mascara bandwagon but it’s been good to me so far. I find this is really good for curling and separating my lashes, which works for me because my lashes are already reasonably long. I adore the packing too, which is also a plus!
Finally, I’ve discovered this Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Roomiest Rose lately and I think it’s my autumn colour. I love pigmented, glossy lip products because you can slick on and go without the need for much maintenance, which is great when you have dry lips like me! The colour is quite a juice watermelon, not too pink and not too red which makes it quite a classy colour that goes with everything. If you haven’t already tried the Chubby Sticks, you definitely must!
Have you tried any of these products?
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