This month has gone by so incredibly quickly!! Why is it that it’s always the summer months that goes fast and not the winter months? During June I’ve found myself going for the “No Makeup- makeup” quite often which is very much reflected on the products. There are a couple of things that I’m still loving from May like hair products and products for feet and hands so I’m not listing those again, if you want to read about them you can click here. Let’s dive into it :)
Beige Petal from Chanel is surprisingly the nail polish I’ve been using more than any. I say surprisingly because it looks quite dull in the bottle at first glanze while in reality it’s a manicure in a bottle. Two coats of this and my nails look like I’ve spent two hours in the nail salon! It annoyes me so much that this polish has gotten so many negative reviews because people think that it’s supposed to be an opaque nude, but that isn’t the purpose of it! I’ve also had some fun with pairing jewellery with my nails in bright colours like Orange Fizz. So much fun for a silly makeup addict :)
As I mentioned above I’ve been wearing No-Makeup makeup a lot in the daytime but at night time I’ve been reaching for my favorite palette, the Naked palette from Urban Decay. My favorite shadows are probably Virgin, Sin, Naked, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Dark Horse.. ehm, well I think all of them except for Sidecar and Hustle are my favorites, not that those two are bad I just like them less I guess. If you don’t already have this palette, you NEED it!
For No-Makeup makeup the base is the most important part. For the daytime I use Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser in Nude, Eve Pearl Dual Salmon concealer in light/medium under my eyes (review is coming), Mac painterly paint pot on the lids and Mac msf in Medium in the t-zone before I splash on the blush, highlighter and bronzer which are featured below. The Nars Sheer Glow foundation in Fiji and Urban Decay primer potion are being used for the night time. Nars Sheer Glow is my all time favorite foundation! The cover you get is amazing while your skin still look like skin and it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a mask like with other full coverage foundations. I also like that it’s buildable which makes it easy to cover up better where it’s needed while not using much where you don’t need it. There is no point in covering up nice skin :)
For the No-Makeup makeup look cream blushers are amazing because they melt into the skin and give you that true blushed look. I like to use Mac Lilicent which is a beautiful peach and sometimes I blend in a bit of Make Up Forever HD cream blush in #5.
Bronzer is also needed and I love the Guerlain 4 Seasons in Brunettes for contouring/shading purposes with a little bit of help from the Nyx Taupe blush (which I need to fix or buy another one of, knowing myself I’ll probably just buy another one) and the Sierra Bronzer from Chanel to have some glowy bronze going on. As a highlighter I’ve been using the Guerlain gold pot (don’t know the name) as I think gold looks so beautiful on tanned skin!
As always I use the Mac eye shadow Omega on my brows – the perfect shade for blonds! Since eye lashes gets sun and salt water damaged I like to use the Lancôme mascara Precious Cells in Brown (yes, my precious) which treats the lashes with some good stuff, I actally really like the wand as well!
I tried to pick ten favorites but I couldn’t..
- Sigma SS168 – For bronzing
- Mac 116 – For powder in the t-zone
- Inglot 6SS – For Benefit Powderflage which I’ve forgotten to mention… oops!
- Sigma SS222 – For transition eye shadows like Naked in the crease
- Sigma SS 224 – For applying shadows to the brow bone
- Sigma E25 – For blending
- Sigma E50 – For applying shadow to the lid
- Mac 239 – For applying shadow to the lid
- Sigma E45 – For precision in the crease like Buck
- Sigma SS219 – For applying shadow to the outer corner/ inner corner / underneath the eye
- Mac 214 – For smudging gel liner
- Mac 208 – For applying shadow to the brows
- Inglot 30T – For applying a thin line of gel liner (the fact that it’s bent makes it much easier!!)
What are your favorite products? Write a link to your blog if you’ve done the same post :)