In April I mainly rediscovered some old faves!
I know its a bit naughty of me to rave about things you cant buy in the shops anymore, but rest assured Ebay will come up trumps for the oldies but goodies!
I went back to minimal makeup towards the end of the month, I got so tired to trying out looks that just didnt really suit me, getting fed up and not enjoying wearing makeup. So I figured why not try out what used to make me happy, and it worked!
Does anyone remember those Maybelline Lip Express pencils!? They're a lipstick and liner in one, I used to buy them in Superdrug and they were fab! I was gutted when they discontinued them, but luckily they've popped up over the years in the cheapy online makeup stores and also on Ebay. I have several of them, a couple (mainly the nude ones) are pretty drying, but the one I keep repurchasing is 02 Keep Mauving.
I dont apply it like a lipstick, I dot it on my lips and blend it in with my finger to create a stain effect. I love it!
In the centre of my lips I apply a shimmer gloss to make my lips appear fuller, my all time fave is Barry M 02, an iridescent pale pink.
My favourite blush for April is Bourjois 95 Rose De Jaspe. Ive tried a few blushers and bronzers recently, but I tend to keep coming back to this one, I just find it works well for me.
I also fancied a purple liner one day so I pulled out my old(ish) Loreal Colour Endure pencil in Wine.
I just love the colour of this, its a kind of plum purple with a slight metallic sheen. I just really like how it looks next to green eyes, and somehow it makes my eyes appear whiter.. My one gripe with this though, it just doesnt last! If I could find the same colour in gel form I would be one happy laydee!!
L'Oreal True Match Minerals. I can go from loving this, to hating it, probably in the space of a week! But when my skin is behaving (ie not acting like an oil slick!) I love this and Ive been using it a fair bit - L'Oreal True Match Minerals (powder), in W3 (at the moment!). I know I'll moan about it one week and complain how it never stays on, but when my skin isn't so bad I will go back to it and love it once again!
I do love the coverage, its not powdery or chalky like the Maybelline ones, its a great match for my skin tone and it does give a nice glow/slight sheen to the skin. But on the days where I have a bit too much oil, I hate it because it just doesnt stay put!!
Ive been loving my St Moriz too (I forgot to put it in the photograph!)! Prior to this I was using Loreal Sublime Bronze, and that was ok, it gave a nice colour, but I found it was a bit smelly and at times it felt a little bit tacky after application, the St Moriz doesnt feel like that at all, it sinks in and feels like your skin normally would.
Im so happy I found this tanner, its a bargain, it applies really well with a mitt, it lasts well and I find I get the deepness in one application that I would previously have gotten with two to three with the Loreal one! Having said that, I wouldnt recommend the spray version! I dont know whether its me and Ive bought a dud, but I find I get a mist combined with big blobs splurting out too. Im sure I will do a review on it soon, once I figure out the best way to work it!
And last but not least my Phyto products! I ADORE these!
Im not going to lie and say I now have Jennifer Aniston hair, but Im so happy with the condition its in at the moment! For me its the softest its been since I was about 15 and hadnt yet battered my hair with colourants! 15 years of colouring sure takes its toll, obviously it gets a cut(!!), but it never gets more than a few months break from colouring, and sadly, now Im old enough to start accepting/liking what Ive got, Ive now got no choice but to dye it.. thank you first grey hairs! In my opinion the Phyto products are expensive, but I have a bathroom cabinet FULL of cr*p products that didnt live up to anything, so this for me is something Im happy to invest in :)
What are your faves from April?
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