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Winter Makeup Picks | Includes Swatches

Monday, November 20, 2017
Winter Makeup Picks

Winter makeup has to be my favourite. I love all the warmer darker tones but also with a pop of colour. It was so easy for me to pick out my favourite Winter picks. I've got you covered from base to eyes to a poppin highlight. I do enjoy Summer makeup but Winter takes it for me, I feel I can be more creative. 

full coverage foundations

All About That Base...

I always recommend this foundation it is one of my go to bases. It is fuller coverage and leaves your skin looking flawless. I have oily-combination skin and this works well for both. It keeps me shine free for the longest time, it doesn't break up or look cakey. The shade range is huge!

This foundation is probably my favourite find this year. I am on my third bottle and also just purchased two more as backups! Now for someone that owns over 30 foundations, this shows just how much I am obsessed with this one. It just looks flawless and I can find my perfect shade in this. It is a medium coverage. They have expanded the shade range so there are now 10 shades available online. 

This is one gorgeous powder. You can use it as a powder on top of a foundation or use it as a foundation. I use it both ways and I find it really gives a flawless finish whilst being lightweight. 

foiled eyeshadows

Three eyeshadows I have fallen in love with this year are these three stunning shades. 

Makeup Geek Grandstand - is a gorgeous foiled bronze shadow

Makeup Geek Jester - is such a unique green foiled shade I adore. 

ColourPop Stay Golden - This shade is so pretty. A matte deep pinky red.

foiled eyeshadows, Makeup geek eyeshadow swatches, makeup geek jester, makeup geek grandstand, colourpop stay golden

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette

Now we all know the mixed reviews this palette has had but for me it is incredible. The pigmentation is insane, the colours are 100% Autumn and Winter Shades. You can see swatches of all shades in my full review here.

high end highlighters

Highlighters & Blushers

I have become obsessed with this highlighter. With having pale/fair skin I can never find a gold toned highlighter that works as most show up too dark on me. This one is perfect, it is a pale gold that has an intense glow. If you love a good intense glow this is for you! It also comes in other shades. If you want to see how this looks on then check out my full review here which includes face swatches.

Too Faced Prismatic Highlighter "Ray of Light" | £25.00 | Link

This highlighter I didn't expect to love as much as I do. It is a unique rose gold shade that looks stunning on. I don't own another highlighter like this. It is rose gold but has specks of gold in it. It works perfectly on pale,fair or medium skin tones. It isn't the most intense glow but it is definitely buildable. You can see face swatches in my full review here.

too faced ray of light swatch, topshop afterglow swatch

One of my go to blushers. It is the perfect Winter blush. Again it works on pale, fair or medium skin tones. The shade can be a very sheer colour or built up. I love how it looks.

This is one of my holy grail products. It can be used as a blush or as a contour shade. I use it both ways. If I use it as a blush I just use a light hand and it adds a little warmth to your skin. It isn't too warm toned or too cool toned. 

NYX Mauve Me Swatch, MAC Harmony swatch

winter lipsticks

Lipsticks - Something For Everyone

This is probably hands down my favourite lipstick formula. It is extremely creamy but dries matte but not your usually drying kind of matte. I find 90% of matte lipsticks drying but these aren't. The best part is this formula lasts over 6 hours before re applying. I can eat and drink and it will still be there. This shade is a gorgeous mauve.

How stunning is the packaging of this lipstick! As soon as I saw these on Instagram I knew I wanted one and the shade Toast stood out to me. I love my nude shades as this is a warm toned nude. It has a brown undertone to it. The formula is creamy but long lasting.

One of my favourite liquid lipstick formulas. There aren't many liquid lipstick formulas I like but this one is extremely comfortable to wear. This shade is a deeper muted pink. Perfect for this time of year.

A deep chocolate brown that steals my heart. I adore this shade. The formula is a matte and this lasts for hours! I don't find it drying at all. 

Urban Decay Backtalk swatch, dose of colours toast swatch, abh crush swatch, nyx maison swatch

What are your must have Winter makeup picks?

My Christmas Wishlist

Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas Wishlist

I don't know why but this year I have really struggled to give people idea's of what I want when they have asked me. There are the odd things I really want but this year nothing has stood out massively to me. Although I am really looking forward to Christmas this year. My sister and nephew are coming and this is the first Christmas in 3 years I can afford to buy presents as I am working again. It is really nice to look forward to it again.

Things To Look Forward To

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Colourful Flatlay

After a rough 3 years with my surgeries I can finally say things are getting back to normal and I have things to look forward to again. After 3 years of being housebound back in August I finally went back to working. I got a new job and I am enjoying it so much. It is nice to be around people again and be normal. Now I am earning money again it is nice to be able to plan ahead and book things. I have a couple of things I am looking forward to and hope to plan more.

Sephora Haul

Monday, November 13, 2017
Sephora Makeup Haul

I was naughty... I placed a Sephora order but in my defense I did also order some Christmas presents. I did get some extra products when I placed the order but I can't show them in the post as the 3 people I bought them for all read my blog! I can show you everything I picked up for me though. Some products I have tried before and stocked up but most of them are new ones which I was so excited to try. 

New From Vichy | Covermatte Compact Powder Foundation Review*

Friday, November 10, 2017
Vichy Covermatte Compact Powder Foundation Review

It is no secret how much of a fan I am of Vichy from their skincare to the makeup. Vichy is a brand that releases product after product but always has that high end quality.They recently launched the Covermatte Compact Powder Foundation which is something I have been waiting for them to release. Vichy makeup is aimed at the fuller coverage side as they aim products to people who suffer with acne, blemishes and un even skin tone. 

Bomb Cosmetics Bath Bombs

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

I have been buying from Bomb Cosmetics for so long! I don't know how they aren't more raved about. They have an incredible range of bath bombs, bath creams and candles. They are affordable too. I love the cute designs they have and decided to place another order with some new ones I haven't tried. I am impressed with most of them and you can see below how they looked in my bath!