Instead of committing to posting a monthly 'Favourites' I've decided to post my 'Currents Favourites' as and when I fancy it. So here goes the first one...
I picked up the Gucci bronzer in the shade Oriental Summer in Dubai back in April and I've been obsessed with it ever since. I tried Stacey's whilst raiding her makeup stash and immediately fell for it. I'm not gonna lie, the price tag almost put me off purchasing it. I said almost! Luckily I was with Sarah and she can be pretty persuasive when it comes to beauty purchases, thankfully. It's gives a really natural glow and colour to the skin, perfect for my pasty complexion. Gucci have created an incredibly pigmented, smooth, long lasting matte formula that I think everyone would be impressed by. I can't for the life of me find it anywhere online so happy hunting! In the same trip to Sephora I also picked up the Marc Jacobs gel Eye crayon in Blaquer. I have had a lifelong hunt for the perfect black eyeliner. Something that's highly pigmented, long lasting on the water and this is the best I've found so far. I've enjoyed using it to add intensity to a lot of different makeup looks but particularly a worn in rusty toned smoky eye. Another overseas purchase was the Kat von D metal crush eyeshadow in the shade Synergy. I picked it up in New York last Summer and I have got so much use out of it. I mean, how could you not? It's the perfect shimmery bronze shadow. It looks a little more metallic IRL than it does in the photo below. Damn camera. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that the formula is so soft that it can be prone to a little fallout.
I saw that my babe April picked up Mac's Faux lipstick a while back so when she visited it only seemed right that I purchased it! It's a beautiful muted mauve-pink in a satin finish, which makes it incredibly wearable and perfect for everyday use. Whilst in Birmingham with April, we popped to the Charlotte Tilbury counter in Selfridges (heaven). The lead Makeup Artist for the counter, Waj gave me a luxury sample of the new Legendary Lashes mascara. It's pretty legendary. It does everything that I like a mascara to do. Adds length, ups the volume and holds a curl. What more could you ask for? I definitely need the pick up the full-size when I'm next in store. I also took April and Laura to Cocktail Cosmetics during their visits and I picked up the Morphe 510 brush which is perfect for giving that blowy AF look, which I strive for.
I've recently rekindled my love for the Ilamasqua brow gel in Awe. It's a great taupe colour that helps create a perfectly sculpted, yet natural looking brow. I've had mine since it was released last year and I've hardly made a dent in it. It seems I'll have it for a lifetime (or until it dries out).
Finally, I've been loving a pastel nail. Spring/Summer comes, so out comes all the pastels. Only in nail form for me though, I'm more of a monochrome dresser. My recent favourite has been Essie's Fiji which is creamy pale pink. If you don't have it then buy it, seriously. It's great for enhancing a tan too. Which I of course don't possess.
(L-R) Mac Faux lipstick, Marc Jacobs gel liner, Kat Von D Synergy eyeshadow, Gucci Oritental Summer bronzer & Ilamasqua Awe brow gel
What are your current favourites?