Friday, 31 July 2015

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish - Soft & Gentle

MAC Mineralize Skin Finish (Soft & Gentle) £24 - link

The season of highlighter is upon us and holy jesus are they everywhere! I'm a recent highlighter addict with, perhaps, one of the most cult products of it's kind being my most recent purchase. 

MAC soft and gentle is loved by many and for good reason. It is truly beautiful. On your face, in the pan and where ever else you want to put it, it's just beautiful. I apply this mainly to my cheek bones and occasionally down the bridge of my nose, my cupids bow etc and it leaves a beautiful sheen which just brings your face to life. It adds dimension that pulls all the rest of your make up together and I love it. The sheen it leaves isn't subtle but it isn't all up in your face either, it's the perfect balance and I think the champagne-esque shade would suit most skin tones which adds to the reason it's so popular. 

I'm definitely on the hunt to add more highlighters to my minuscule (although hopefully not for long) collection but I'm more than happy to have this to tide me over until I fall in love again.

If you have any recommendations for highlighters please please leave a comment!

Do you have this product? Do you love it as much as I do?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit (Light) £39 - link

I really enjoy contouring, not to the professional and extreme levels of the likes of Kim K's make up artists, but much more natural and a lot less perfect. Often in contouring cream products are the go to to create a more flawless and complete look but because of how oily my skin is, I find it difficult to keep cream products on my face and in all honesty I'm not sure I could bare all the layers of make up, so powders are truly my greatest beauty companion.

These powders are all great shades and all so versatile. Despite being a huge fan of highlighters they (unfortunately) do not always compliment my oily complexion so because the light shades within this set are all matte they work wonderfully. Creating highlighted areas and defining shadows are made fool proof with the variations of shades and I'm completely smitten. At £39 I think it's absolutely worth every penny and I'd go as far to say that I think this should be a staple in everyone's collection.

What do you think of this kit? Have you bought it?

Monday, 13 July 2015

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection

Real Techniques Bold Metal Brushes - link

I don't know if it's with pride or shame that I tell you that I've bought all the brushes in this collection (not all are pictured). I don't even want to know how much that adds up to and the only excuse I have is just look at how pretty they are! Is that a good enough reason? Probably not.

The quality of these brushes, in my opinion, is no better than those that you could get from Sigma or Zoeva. Most of them are great brushes although there are a couple that I don't think are worth their price tag. The foundation brush especially isn't one of my favourites. It seems to absorb a lot of the product and the bristles separate during application which leave streaks all over my face. Of course this could all be my fault and my significant lack of skills when it comes to make up but I just thought I'd warn you anyway. All of the other brushes seems fine, they're super soft and apply make up wonderfully but again, no better than any brush from Zoeva would for example.

If I'm being honest, I don't really think they're worth the money. They are lovely to look at sat all neatly on your desk but that's all they have over any other brand of brushes. I don't, however, regret buying them and I'm happy to have them in my collection.

What do you think of these brushes? Do you own any of them?