Makeup Lately #1
I've been really into makeup recently, I just have started to properly enjoy makeup for the first time in a while. I think in the last year when I wasn't wearing much makeup everyday, it made me fall out of love with it and now I always tend to wear a full (for me) face of makeup daily. This is great news as it turns out I had so many products waiting to be used.
By Terry bases are famous and for good reason, the By Terry Sheer Expert Foundation has been my go-to for a while now. It's similar to Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, with a thicker consistency and a little more coverage which I always look for in the winter. I'm currently using a shade too light (the summer freckles are still clinging on) so I've been mixing a little with the Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer, which is a dry oil based bronzer. One of my favourite beauty purchases in New York back in September was the Sephora Radiant Luminizing Drops in Champagne, which I picked up as I couldn't find the shade I wanted in the Cover Fx Custom Enhancing Drops. Think of them as a thinner, not so in your face, version of the Becca Liquid Skin Perfectors. Moving onto eyes and I've been using the Collection Primed & Ready Illuminating Eye Primer as my favourite NARS Eyeshadow Primer ran out. I didn't have high expectations at first, but it has pleasantly surprised that it kept my eyeshadow in place all day without a budge. As for the eyeshadow at the moment, my go-to palette is by M&S Rosie for Autograph Eyeshadow Palette in I Feel Like A Million Dollars. I'm a huge fan of all the Rosie for Autograph lines from the clothing to underwear, and the beauty products didn't disappoint. For £18, there are four highly pigmented shadows which allow you to create many looks. For a wash of colour, I've been reaching for the RMS Eye Polish in Solar, which is a beautiful rich warm metallic gold. For brows and lashes, Tarte Tarteist Mascara and L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper have ticked all the boxes for me.
As well as wearing a little more makeup daily, I've also been reaching for more fragrance everyday, especially the Lola James Harper 25 Little By Little With Joy Eau De Toilette. With notes of orange blossom, bergamot, lemon and mandarin, it has all of my favourite citrus notes for a fragrance without feeling too overly citrus. You find more about Lola James Harper's story here, it's a very interesting one!