September 2015: My Current Top 5 Affordable Makeup Products

My friends ask me all the time about my favourite high-street makeup products, and I have realized that I haven’t posted a top 5 [affordable makeup products] feature in ages (See previous ones here and here)… So here we go!

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Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Alluring Rose (review and cheek swatches)

If I had to choose only one product out of these – it’d be the blush. Regular readers know how many blushes I own, and the fact that I’ve barely touched any other  in months says it all. Creme Puff Blushes are dreamy! Soft and creamy, they blend beautifully and look gorgeous on the skin. I am a convert, and I have recommended it to a lot of my girlfriends, too. There are six shades in the range and I have swatches of three (click the link above). I can’t recommend these enough!

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 45 (review and lip swatches)

Being a fan of Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks I knew I’d  love the

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Boost Review and Lip Swatches

Today is the first day when you can preview Illamasqua’s Generation Q makeup collection on their website, so it’s a perfect day to review their Intense Lipgloss in Boost.

Illamasqua describe the colour as  a blueberry violet and I think it’s a perfect description. It is a lilac with a blue iridescence.  I personally find it wearable and  very unique.

I also like the new design and the brush the gloss now comes with. The brush is amazing! I usually use a lip brush with opaque glosses for precise application and with this one I don’t need a brush as it does a great job.

Sometimes with opaque glosses, the colour does not spread evenly but this is not the case. Boost looks opaque and glossy with only one layer. The blue undertone adds something special to it.

The texture is

GOSH Light’N Shine Lip Glaze Review, Photos, Lip Swatches

You probably already know my obsession with cool pink lip products already. So I’ve had this GOSH  Light’N Shine Lip Glaze in #4 on my wish list for some time already and finally picked it up last month.

I actually have to say that I’ve been impressed with GOSH Cosmetics lately as they have so many great products and the price is not that high. For those of you who don’t know, GOSH is a beauty brand from Denmark which is sold in most European countries.

Just take a look at this beauty!

I have to say that I’ve got this gloss because of it’s colour but it is a pretty cool gloss to buy just for the built in light and a small mirror it has.  Both are actually really useful. I mean  it does work and am sure  it will be very helpful if you like going out a  lot.

This is also like a lovely assessories, everyone immediately notices it and asks you about it. I only wish this gloss  had a on/off button as I don’t need a light at the day time and I am afraid the battery may die too fast as I am using this gloss very often.

As for the gloss itself,

Daniel Sandler Luxury Glosses in Skinny Dip and Vivid Energy Review and Swatches

Daniel Sandler kindly treated me to some of his new products from the summer collection. And today I want to show you the Luxury Glosses which I liked a lot.

There are two colours available – Skinny Dip and Vivid Energy, and both are Limited Edition.

I don’t know why but no matter how much I’ve tried, I could not capture the Vivid Energy as it looks like in real life. And it is  a bold  and vivid coral, it is definitely not so orange as it looks on the photos. It gives a glossy, juicy and opaque coverage which is just perfect for summer. Would look great with a simple eye makeup! I personally would be crazy about such an opaque fuchsia shade.

The other shade, Skinny Dip, is a perfect nudish gloss with a beautiful shimmer.  I am sure a lot of women would like it as it goes with everything and  has a perfect amount of shimmer, nothing over the top, it just makes your lips look beautiful and full. It looks great on a lot of skin tones (I have tried actually) and will look perfect on tanned skin. This one lives in my handbag now, by the way.

I really like the applicators, the are big and soft and allow a smooth application of the gloss.

These glosses

Stila Lip Glaze Set. Review and Swatches

So here is the promised review of the Stila Lip Glaze set which includes 8 colours  and which you can see on the photo:

This set contains:

4 New colours:

  1. plum fairy – a sheer plum with pink pearl
  2. candy – sheer pink-coral with subtle rainbow shimmer
  3. marmalade – sheer peach with pink and white pearl
  4. pinkle twinkle – sheer mid-tone pink with rainbow shimmer

and 4 Bestsellers:

  1. kitten – nude pink champagne shimmer with golden pearl
  2. starfruit – neutral pink-coral with white pearl
  3. cranberry – sheer brick red
  4. blackberry – deep purple wine

I am sorry that I am writing about this set only now but this is because I got it only several weeks ago. But no worries, I just checked out and it is still available. But if not, you can get the glosses separately.

The price is only $25 which is a great deal! Single lip glaze is $22, but I believe that you get a bigger gloss. So this is a great opportunity to try lots of differents shades.

Here you can see them all:

You can see that some glosses are opened and some are not yet. And I hope that you can see the brush.

Check out the swatches and why you should get (or don’t get) this set