Sunday, 22 November 2015

WINTER BEAUTY FAVOURITES

 So originally I was going to write an 'October Favourites', however when I was gathering my latest favourites to take some photos it quickly sprung to my attention that actually, the makeup I chose was very winter-y and Christmas-y. So, here are my favourite winter beauty bits!
If you read my last post: Lazy Makeup, you'll know that my absolute favourite makeup step in the morning is highlighting, which is exactly why I've recently fallen in love with Benefit's High Beam! It's so, so beautiful while still being subtle and definitely not glittery. I use it in all places I would normally highlight my face, though it does look particularly stunning on the cupids bow, brow bone and on the inner corner of the eye.
Since the autumn/winter months are hitting us full force I've recently changed my everyday makeup look by switching my beloved bronzer for blush. Along with the highlighter I've been really loving Benefit's Bene Tint. It's a beautiful red colour, which gives you the perfect rosy-cheeks that looks like you've just come home from a long winter walk. Obviously, you can make it look as subtle or as harsh as you like, but a little goes a long way!
In terms of winter parties I feel you can get away with much more glittery, glamorous eye looks, which is why I've been loving L'Oreal's Color Infaillible eye shadow in the shade 001 Time Resist White. The shadow can be used all over the lid for an 'everyday makeup look' or paired with a smokey eye for more of a 'party' look. I've also found that pairing this eye shadow with the Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, which is another one of my favourites, looks extremely beautiful. It's so easy to use, stays on all day and is blacker than black. Also, the product itself lasts so long, so if you're looking for a new eyeliner to achieve an easy, flawless cat-eye then you really need to pick up this little pot of black magic!
If you didn't already know I'm an absolute false eyelash fanatic and since the Christmas party season is just around the corner I've been on the hunt for some new eyelashes. The ones I chose to feature are the Primark Dramatic Lashes. For just £1 you can't go wrong! Primark have a range of other style of lashes, including some natural ones of you're not keen on the 'faker' eyelash look. Also, all of the lashes come with a tube of adhesive and although I don't personally tend to use it I have used in previously and it's actually not too bad and would last you all night it you went out.
Finally, I have been absolutely loving a red lip. I've always liked darker lip colours in the Autumn/Winter months but have never felt I suit a dark purple or berry lip - so instead I just opt for red. I love pairing Barry M's Red Lip Liner with Natural Collection's Red Lipstick as it's much easier to apply to colour to my lips in the first place but it also lasts all day and isn't glossy, nor matte - it leaves quite a satin finish, which I very much love.
I hope you've enjoyed reading about my Winter makeup favourites and I would love to hear yours; I'm always looking for new beauty bits!

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