Sunday 3 February 2013

January Favourites

In the past I have not done monthly favourites posts. I don't like picking favourites in my make up, it is like picking a favourite child (if I had proper children, not just fur babies). But since starting work and wearing make up pretty much everyday I am finding certain products are reached for often. I find products just work or I am love the way they look and they end up pretty much on repeat. So I thought I would share the products I have enjoyed this month. 

Over January the foundation I have reached for the most has been Dior Nude Skin-Glowing Make Up. I love this foundation, it gives that naturally gorgeous looking skin without feeling heavy or looking like foundation. It is also super easy and quick to apply. For blush I have been loving a soft natural flush to the cheeks, so I have been reaching for MAC Powder Blush - Easy Manner. This is a soft, pale coral pink that just looks gorgeous on the cheeks. 

Honestly up until the arrival of my new eye shadow palettes last week, I have been lazy with my eye make up. If I wore shadow it was only one shadow and that was my L'Oreal Infaillible - 033 Tender Caramel.   It is the perfect shade when you just want a quick and simple eye look. 

If I haven't worn shadows I have stuck with using the Laura Mercier Eye Basics primer/base. I use this in the shade Linen and it is perfect for brightening the eyelid especially if like me and your eyelids are dark (like under eye circles but on the lid). I then softly line my upper lash line with my Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Hustle. I then, of course apply a couple of coats of mascara and my eyes are done. 

Shockingly I have not been wearing much on my lips this month especially many lipsticks. Working in air conditioned environments are really drying out my lips so most of the time I am wearing lip balm. I did manage to favour two lipsticks though: Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick in 005 Perpetual Peony and Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in 42 L'Eclantante. The Chanel is from the Spring 2013 Collection and I will review it soon. The colour is absolutely gorgeous! 

Swatches L-R: MAC Easy Manner, Urban Decay Hustle, L'Oreal Tender Caramel, Laura Mercier Eye Basics, Maybelline Perpetual Peony and Chanel L'Eclantante. 

The other thing I have really been loving this month is sleep. Before starting work I was a really bad sleeper and only slept for a few hours at a time. Now I sleep for around 8 hours a night (more if I can). Work has been busy and days when I get up at 6.30am and not home until about 6.30pm are exhausting. As people keep saying to me 'Welcome to the real world". 

Due to the 'real world' blogging has been a little neglected, hopefully February will be better and I will post more! 

What were your January Favourites?


  1. Great colours! I adore Perpetual Peony, its one of my favourite lipstick shades, and I must try Tender Caramel.

  2. The Chanel lipstick is so beautiful and a similar color to my favourite lipstick this month too! :) Good taste ;)

    x Bridget

  3. Tender Caramel is one of my faves too. I'll have to check out the LM primer, it sounds fantastic.

  4. Hustle looks like a great neutral shade. Might need to check that one out!

    I've got Dior's Forver, I must check out Nude.

    Also I always assumed those Maybelline tubes were glosses not lipsticks! Silly me!


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