Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Current Faves As Seen On The Beauty Butterfly

Towards the start of March I wrote a guest post for Jade who writes the fabulous blog titled 'The Beauty Butterfly' which you can find here. As some of you may not follow Jade's blog (if you don't, then why not?!) I have decided to post it here as well to share my current favourite products with you guys,  my lovely fairy followers!

First of all is my Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturiser. This Moisturiser is fab. It is very lightweigh, oil free and it prevents spots and blemishes. I picked this up from my local Superdrug for under £2 and would recommend it to everyone. If you have problem skin you can build up the moisturiser overnight to help get rid of the blemishes, or like me you can use it just to help prevent getting any.

Next is my ELF Golden Bronzer. This is from their Studio bronzer range and there is 3 to choose from. There is Warm Bronzer, Cool Bronzer and this Golden Bronzer. I use this as a highlighter as I find it far too light (even for my ridiculously pale skin) to use as a bronzer.

It has the 4 different colours which you can use individually to do some contouring or you can use them all together to highlight your cheeks and even your brow bone. It comes with a handy mirror in the lid, perfect for on the go make up! I love using this on my cheeks and also a little on my forehead when I am doing make up which is a little heavy on the bronzer just to soften it and give it that sun kissed look.
I have tried many highlighters and for the price you pay I find this brilliant for an everyday glowy highlighter which you can replace easily by not breaking the bank at just £3.50. This product will last you months and ELF usually have some form of discount or free shipping on their website so it works out cheaper!

I have only recently discovered that you can order from the MUA website which is just A-mazing to me as my local Superdrug does not stock MUA and I have to go into my nearest city and to be honest I very rarely go there at the moment. Whilst I was doing my massive MUA order I thought I would give the Waterproof Eyeliner a go. I always opt for waterproof eyeliner as my eyes are quite prone to running for no apparent reason so I tend to play safe with the waterproof.

 When I tried this out for the first time I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. The brush is actually plastic and is so easy to control. The line it creates is quite thin which I prefer as I can always go over it to create a thicker line. With the brush you can get really close to your lash line for a more clean look

The finish is quite glossy and sharp, if I want a softer look I just put a small about of black or dark grey eyeshadow over the top to make it more matte and soften it out. The only downfall of this liner, I would say that, for me, it doesn’t work well under the eye or in my water line, other than that it is perfect! The best thing about this liner is that is costs £1, you just can’t get an eyeliner like this for the same price.

To set my make up I go to the good old faithful MAC Fix+ spray which I just find a god send. I have tried the Urban Decay make up setting spray and found it didn’t come close to this one from MAC. One thing I love about MAC is the packaging is so simple and clean cut. What I like about the packaging on the Fix+ spray is you just twist the cap and press the top to release the spray, it couldn’t be easier.

Fix+ costs £12.50 and it is worth every penny. It really does do what it says on the tin and fixes your make up so it lasts for hours! This is definitely one of those staple items you need in your make up collection no matter how big or how small. I could not live without my Fix+, especially when I am going on a night out and I need that little bit more longevity in my make up. The product feels very wet when you first spray it onto your face but it dries within seconds. One thing I would advise is to wait for your mascara to completely dry if you are using it at the end of doing your make up, I tend to squint quite badly when spraying it onto my face so I have to avoid having mascara all under my eyes.

I hope you have all enjoyed reading and maybe you will try out some of the products I have talked about. Let me know what you think by posting a comment in the box below.

Enjoy your day

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog and am now following! xx xx


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