Sunday 23 April 2017

Favourites 2017 Quarter #1

How is it already heading towards the end of April? Where does the time go?! 

In the last couple of years I have only posted annual favourites. I find it extremely difficult to think back on the previous 12 months and select my favourite products. This year I have decided to post quarterly favourites and then probably an annual post summing up my absolute favourites. 

Anyway onto the favourites. As always, these products may not be new releases or even new to my collection. They are just products I have been reaching for the most in the last three months. 

LA PRAIRIE - Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation 
I saw and read so many rave reviews on this foundation that I had to have it. Never mind that it costs almost as much as a months grocery shop. At first I didn't get the hype but once I found the best way to apply it for my skin - it was LOVE. I like to apply with a combination of fingers and sponge. It perfects my skin, provides coverage but still looks like my skin. It also lasts all day. I could however live without the concealer. It is too thick and sticky for my liking. 

GUERLAIN - Happy Glow Blush
As soon as I saw the promo images for this collection, I knew I would own this blush. It is a gorgeous shimmery, soft pink. It is so pretty in the pan (and on the skin), it also smells like violets. Only downside is that is very fragile. How do I know? Because this is actually my second one. My asshole cat knocked the first one off my chest of drawers and it shattered like my dreams into a million pieces. I yelled at the cat, cried and then ordered another one. That cat costs me a fortune... 

CHANEL - Joues Contraste 64 Pink Explosion
I only just realised that this was also in my 2016 Favourites. I just find it a perfect pink blush for me. It is nicely pigmented - it provides a perfect healthy flush. It's a favourite for my makeup bag. Luckily this is a permanent shade. 

BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
I cannot get enough of highlighters at the moment. These Becca ones are some of my most favourite. Left to right - Moonstone, Rose Quartz and Pearl. They have such a creamy, pigmented formula and it wears so well. I can't wait to add more to my collection. 

GUERLAIN - Meteorites Happy Glow Pearls
As with the blush, I knew I would have it as soon as I saw it. Not just because it is pretty but because I also consider myself a Meteorites collector. These pearls give a beautiful, soft highlight, perfect for the cheekbones or the d├ęcolletage.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS - Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
I finally succumbed to the hype around this palette in February and I am so happy that I did. The shades are insanely pigmented, almost too pigmented. The options are endless with this palette and I can't wait to play with it even more. I am also now taking ABH much more seriously as a makeup brand (not just that brand that does brow products...). 

I never realised how important a good, clear brow gel is. I brush my brows in place with this in the morning and they don't budge all day! This is only a mini but I will definitely be buying a full size (when Sephora gets its shit together and has it in stock, in store). 

CHANEL - Le Vernis
I have been purchasing Chanel nail polishes for years. The colours have always impressed me but the formula was quite lacklustre for me, it was streaky/thin and never lasted long. The reformulation has made such a difference! The new shades last almost a week for me with minor tip wear and I only need two coats. *busy buying ALL the nail polishes*

CHANEL - Rouge Coco Shine 124 Rouge Lumiere
This sheer red is just so effortless. It makes me look like I have put a lot of effort in (yeah, like 5 minutes). Really comfortable to wear too. You know I love the Rouge Coco Shine formula. 

HUDA BEAUTY - Liquid Matte Lipstick
Now, I didn't think I was a matte liquid lipstick type of person. How wrong I was! I have fallen hard and fast for these Huda Beauty lipsticks, even the darker colours (when I have always been a brights type of girl). The minis are The Red Edition, the full sizes are Gossip Gurl and Video Star. I highly recommend these, you may (will) be surprised. 

What have you been loving so far this year? 
Would you like to see quarterly favourites posts? 

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