February Make-Up Menu

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

These make-up bits have been my February go-tos. With the weather being a bit colder and harsher, I’ve been wearing a little bit more make-up to keep my face in place all day (haha!). All of the products are incredibly affordable, as you know, I'm a broke student. Gal don't wanna be eating beans 24/7. 

Foundation: Maybelline Poreless | £5.99

I love this foundation. It trumps the high end foundations I’ve tried. There, I’ve said it. It’s a matte finish, but not too matte (I still like to have a bit of dewy-ness). It’s formulated for those with normal or oily skin, which is great for me as I can often suffer with oily breakouts. It’s really great at blurring out all my pores and imperfections, leaving me with a really smooth base. It’s super inexpensive too, there’s also currently a 2 for 1 offer on Maybelline products too.

Concealer: LA Girl Pro Conceal in Porcelain | £3.99

Now like most girls, I love the Collection Lasting Perfection but I think this LA Girl concealer has taken the top spot in my makeup bag. It’s super long wearing, and has really good coverage - which is what I look for in a concealer. It blends like a dream, and is also really good for contouring. 

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte | £3.99

I’ve rekindled my love for this absolute beauty staple. I picked this up a few weeks ago, and can’t believe I even used a different powder. I have it in the shade Translucent and it does a great job in setting my under-eye concealer. For the price, I really have no complaints. 

Bronzer: Sleek Contour Shade | £9.99

I love Sleek, and I think they’re really killing it right now - especially with their highlighters. But this contour kit, is completely underrated. For starters it’s so handy for travelling, and the contour shade is a perfect match for my fair skin. I find it hard to get a shade that is light enough for my skin tone, but despite the colouring, this contour shade is a dream. Great for chiselling those none existent cheekbones. 

Blush: Limited Edition Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Radiance Palette in Mystified | Sold Out

This palette is my favourite thing about 2017 (so far). I’ve never had any products from Tarte before, so when Santa bought me some on Christmas Day, I was ecstatic. The blush in this palette is super-wearable, and as a person who rarely wears blush, I love it. It’s super flattering on those with a pale skin tone too. 

Highlight: New Look Beauty Strobe Kit | £7.99

New Look have recently relaunched their beauty range, and of course I had to try some of their products. Their old packaged highlighter was a stand out from their Beauty range, so I was pleased to see they had kept a highlighter. This palette is great because it comes with 3 different shades, one more pinky shade, a bronze and a more pale whiter shade. I tend to just stick to the more golden shade, but the formula of this palette is super smooth. I love it! 

Eyeshadow: Limited Edition Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Radiance Palette | Sold Out 

This is my palette of dreams. 

As a girl who is a hardcore Urban Decay fan, I think Tarte has stolen my heart. Unfortunately, this palette is limited edition so it's no longer available. The palette itself comes with 6 wearable shades, and a beautiful blush. The eyeshadow shades are all brown shades, with mostly matte formulas. I literally wear this palette every single day, it can take you from day to night. 

Eyebrows: NYX Brow Pomade | £5.50

NYX brow products are just brilliant, for ages the Micro-Brow pencil was my brow staple but as my preference in my brows is more bold, this pomade is brilliant. It allows me to shape my brows, even if they need a good wax. I can still have sharp looking brows with this pot of heaven. I've seen a lot of people compare it to the Anastasia Brow products, but I haven't tried them (cus I'm a broke student). Definitely a steal for £5.50. 

Mascara: L’Oreal Miss Manga | £7.99

I picked this mascara up on a whim, and I'm so glad I did. It's so great at lengthening my lashes and given them more volume. I have relatively long eyelashes, but whenever I wear this mascara with eyeliner, I've had a lot of people asking me if I'm wearing falsies.. so that's a winner in my eyes. L'Oreal generally do brilliant mascaras, a lot of people rave about their Million Lashes, but for me, Miss Manga takes it. 

Lipstick: Nyx Liquid Suede in Sandstorm | £6.50

NYX are the baes of lip products for me. As a lover of their soft matte lip creams, I was dying to try their Liquid Suede formula, and boy they do not disappoint. They are super long-wearing, but without drying your lips out. I know this is a common reason people are put off matte liquid lipsticks, but these are beautiful! I always get compliments, and I've often been asked if I'm wearing Kylie Lip kit (which can only be a good thing.) 

Hopefully, when I've got a few extra pennies I can try and few more bits this year. There are a few higher end beauty bits that I'm dying to try. Let me know if you have any recommendations!

Thanks for reading, pals!


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