Friday, 17 March 2017

My Most Used Makeup Products!

 Hello!
Since I've bought a hell of a lot of new makeup in the recent months (a combination of having a little more money from working more hours and my birthday being last month!) I really liked the idea of letting you know what my current most used products are. I'm starting to get more of a feel for what I like and don't like and the brands/products I gravitate towards. These aren't all products I use daily, nor are they the only products I use, but these are ones I seem to be reaching for a whole lot recently.

This has been talked about TO DEATH in the Youtube and blogging world, but for good reason! It's only £3.99 which is amazingly cheap and it really does keep your face matte! It isn't completely amazing- I do use a setting spray or I find I have to reapply, however it's the cheapest powder I've seen by far so I'm not complaining! I'm also a huge fan of how it doesn't cake up your face -something I've experienced and hated with other powders!
NYX Soft Matte lip creams





I expect NYX isn't a brand I'd even have considered had I not watched youtube, when it came to the UK, it was a BIG deal! So of course I couldn't wait to try their products! I bought these not expecting the world, as they're only £6, and for a great drugstore lipstick I'd expect to pay closer to £10 but boy was I surprised! I own two in 'Rome' and 'Copenhagen' and I absolutely adore them! 'Rome' is my favourite which stays on alll day -I don't even reapply after eating! Copenhagen is the one I wear least out of the two. It does tend to wear off quite noticeably because of how dark it is which can be a pain, but the formula's really nice, dries matte but doesn't dry out your lips -what more could you want?

NYX primers


I've talked about these before,but I absolutely adore them! Affordable and really do the job. I've actually been trying out a sample of the porefessional recently and I didn't really see a difference between that and the NYX face primer -it's worth noting that I don't have oily skin though. Using this and a setting spray over my face really keeps my makeup in place all day!
I use their eye primer too and although I have nothing to compare it to, I think it's amazing. it's £5.50 and you only need a tiny bit to put over your eyes. Eyeshadow that previously creased or wore off now stays on for hours! I'd never go back to not using a primer, I'd say if you're into eye makeup it's totally essential!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation


Alas, I've found an alternative to my No.7 foundation that I keep droning on about on here! although nothing will replace that, this one is slightly cheaper, which I'm grateful for as I always seem to run out the week before payday (anyone else?). I did have some issues when I first started using it, but it's growing on me now. I definitely do see a difference between this one and more expensive ones, and it definitely does not stay on the face for 25 hours (as it claims to do - usually it's gone a bit patchy by the end of 8 hours!) It is super high coverage though which I like, and leaves a matte finish. If you're looking for a good drugstore foundation, I'd recommend this one, you can get it for just £8 from Boots!

Salted Caramel palette




I'm not gonna go on about this, as you can read my full review here. But this has become my go to palette. I'm yet to buy a revolution palette that disappoints me, as they always seem to get it just right. I will say that a couple of the colours don't wear for very long, but with NYX's primer underneath, I find they stay all day!

MUA Eyeshadow in 'Platinum'


This shows up grey in pictures but it's actually a lovely silver colour!

If I had more space to store single eyeshadows I would totally get some more! Can you believe that these eyeshadows are just £1? I bought this to wear when I saw The Pretty Reckless (read a post all about that here, I will never stop talking about that day!), thinking I wouldn't wear it again! I love wearing this over the lid and black in the crease for a night out, if you're not feeling quite as daring it's still a lovely inner corner highlight, and it stays on all day/night! If I do get any other colours I'll be sure to let you know if they're as good as this one!

Mac Prep + prime

This is talked about a whole lot in the beauty community. I never got it because £17.50 seems so steep for a setting spray, but my boyfriend kindly got it for me for my birthday and I love it! Although for daily wear/short days I still use my ones from Avon and Barry M, this works great if I work a long day/go to work then college/go on a night out. I've fallen asleep in my makeup after a night out before (my skin did NOT thank me! 0/10 recommend!) and my makeup has still be in tact the next morning!
Thankyou so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post!
What're your makeup favourites? 
Until next time!
-Cait xx
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