MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation. I was always hesitant to try MAC foundations, sometimes they get glowing reviews, other times they get such negative reviews and my indecisiveness paired with not living close to a MAC counter resulted in me opting for other brands. Last month I just decided to go crazy and order online & I'm so happy I did because I just absolutely adore this foundation. It's the perfect colour, I use NC15, it blends so easily with my Eyes Lips Face Studio Powder Brush & it gives the perfect medium coverage. At £23 it's not the most affordable of foundations but to me, it's worth every single penny.
It's no secret that I, along with many others, am completely head over heels in love with Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer and during October my love only increased. My usual shade is number 1 which is the very lightest but I was lucky enough to win Kim's giveaway recently and included in the prize was this concealer in shade number 2. Now although this is too dark for using on blemishes I have found that it's perfect for correcting my under eye circles before popping a tiny amount of the lighter shade on top. Loving these a lot!
I have talked about the Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner in the shade Recess so many times before but I just adore it & found myself reaching for it almost every day during October so I had to include it in this post! It's the perfect neutral base for so many different eyeshadow looks & it ensures that they stay in place for a super long time, even on my oily eyelids!
I'm constantly on the search for the perfect pharmacy mascara that lengthens, volumises, doesn't smudge and most importantly, is super affordable. I think that mascaras are slowly getting so expensive that I begrudge purchasing a £12 tube every three months so I've been trying out some of the more inexpensive brands to see what they have to offer in terms of mascara. I've tried and love the Collection 2000 Big Fake Lash mascara so I decided to try their latest offering which is called Pump Up The Volume Loud Lash Mascara. The wand is slightly curved which I quite like & the formulation of this is quite a bit wetter than the Big Fake which again, I also quite like because so far this hasn't dried up as quickly! At only a few pounds I think this is a nice mascara, it's not my absolute favourite in the world but I would repurchase again.
Another thing I was lucky enough to win in Kim's giveaway is the MUA Heaven & Earth eyeshadow palette. This palette is just beautiful, there are 12 really lovely warm toned neutral shadows that you can create a multitude of looks with. The shades are all easy to blend & there are a range of highlights, lid colours & deeper tones for the crease. I can honestly say I will use & love every single one of these shadows which is rare for me because usually there's at least one shade I'll never reach for in a palette. I highly recommend these shadows, they're lovely!
I was in Boots having a little look around, as you do, and I spotted this Revlon Nail Polish in the shade Lilac Pastelle and I just had to have it. It's the perfect baby pink shade with a touch of lilac and although it takes around three coats to achieve full opacity, I think it's worth it!
My next favourite is another product I've mentioned many times before & it's the Collection 2000 Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream in the shade Fairy Cake. I have three of the shades and this is my favourite at the moment. It's a lovely bright but wearable pinky coral that smells like vanilla cupcakes. Yummy! I don't find these moisturising at all but with a lot of lip balm on underneath these are really lovely matte lip creams that don't sit in the lines of my lips & they last a really good amount of time.
My two current favourite lipsticks are both by Topshop & they are Pillow Talk and Rumour Has It. They're both from the Autumn/Winter Smoke & Mirrors Collection and they are both beautiful. Rumour Has It is the perfect dusty rose colour that looks so effortless and Pillow Talk is the perfect baby pink that looks lovely with almost anything. Both lipsticks have a lovely sheen to them which makes them so easy to wear. Love them!
My last favourite is my new phone cover and I'm sure you can all tell why I opted for this one! Yep, it's a bunny! My justification was that if I have to have a rubbish blackberry phone that doesn't work, then I'm going to have an obnoxiously cute case for it to live in. I love this so much I think it's my favourite favourite of last month!
What were your favourites during October?