October 2014: My Current Top 5 Affordable Makeup Products

It was quite a long time since I did my Current Top 5 Affordable Makeup Products, back in March to be precise. So, I think, it’s time for an updated version.

My Current Top 5 Affordable Makeup Products Loreal Inglot Max factor ArtDeco ShavataL’Oréal Paris Color Riche Extraordinaire in 100 Mezzo Pink (review and lip swatches)

I am sure that it’s not a surprise that I’ve included this  lip product, it is now my handbag staple, gorgeous baby pink everyday colour, beautiful moisturizing and long-lasting formula. Nice applicator and delicious scent. I highly recommend.

ArtDeco Soft Lip Liner Waterproof (Red 08 and Pink 80) £8.40 from Beauty Bay.

Ok, I know this is cheating because I have two shades but I love them both equally. Dark red 08 and dusky rose 80, they glide-on like a dream, despite the matte long -lasting formula. Can be used on their own all over the lips, or to cheat a fuller lip, with  lipstick or gloss on top.

 Inglot Eye Shadows AMC Shine 37 (review and swatches)

New Beauty Purchases

I have been very good with my beauty purchases lately, meaning  that I’ve been buying only  the products that I really want/need (I do have a wish list, and will probably share soon).

Instead, I have been investing in different beauty procedures  and accessories &  apparel/shoes. This week I have picked only two products, and I am very happy with both.

Lush Reindeer Rock and Inglot Duraline makeup4allLush Reindeer Rock

I went to Lush to pick a big bottle of Rose Jam shower gel which I adore (will get it later this week though), but got this amazing soap. Not only it

July Makeup Bag

It seems like it’s now a tradition to show you  what beauty and makeup products I take with me when I am away, just like in this post. So, since I am currently visiting my family, here is a quick update on what products I took with me.

To tell the truth, I barely wear any makeup these days but I did take quite a few products (and a lot of brushes) since people always ask me for a makeover.

I am very happy with the skincare that I’ve packed with me, including a lot of mini bottles which I am currently testing.  I only wish I took more than three nail polishes, as my 5-years-old-cousin loves to borrow them 🙂

Makeup and beauty products for travelling makeup4allSpeaking of my cousin, she insisted on inspecting my “treasures” as she described my makeup bag… When she saw the red lipstick I had,  she told me that she had to put it on me, since it’d make me look gorgeous. What can I say? She does know beauty.

 

My Current Favourite Lipsticks

Since we are talking about new lip launches today, I thought I’d share about my current top 5 lipsticks in different colour families, from berry to pink; and from red  to coral.

I have stupidly forgot  to include my favourite current red in the photo (but you can see it here), which is Daniel Sandler’s Red Carpet Red (get it here for £13.25). The shade lives up to the name, whenever I wear it I get a lot of compliments, even from people that don’t like red lips in general. Yes, really. I think this is the best Daniel’s lip product, and I do have quite a few.

What about other four?

My Current Favourite Lipsticks Dior Givenchy Inglot BourjoisDior Addict 561  Baby Rose Lipstick (review and lip swatches)

I don’t really do nude, so this is my perfect everyday shade, a sheer baby pink with a beautiful delicate shimmer. Don’t worry, it’s nothing like those pearly shades from the past. I’ve been wearing it a lot lately, looks like I will have to re-purchase it soon.

Where to buy: from Selfridges for £24.

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick 302 Hibiscus Exclusif (review and lip swatches)

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Shopping The Stash: NARS, BECCA, Inglot and Bourjois

When you have a lot of makeup products –  you sometimes forget  that you have a certain item in your collection. This is why I love to look through the things that I have from time to time.

Recently I have re-discovered (& love d using) the following products:

Shopping The Stash NARS, BECCA, Inglot and Bourjois

 BECCA Eye Tint in  Pewter (review and swatches)

I don’t know why I’ve stopped using this, it is just SO good! You can apply a very thin and sheer layer, or build up the intensity to a dark and deep shade. The staying power is amazing, on my lids it lasts for the whole day, without primer, without fading or creasing.  I need other shades.

Inglot Lipstick in 401 (review)

Out of all the orange and coral lipsticks (and glosses) that I have – this one suits me the best. I don’t like such shades on me that much, but Inglot’s 401 lipstick is simply gorgeous, the colour is