Sunday, 24 June 2012

Everyday Faves!

I was sat this morning browsing through my basket of make-up thinking about another post to do. And then it hit me, a casual everyday make-up blog. Here are a few photos and descriptions of the products I use regularly.

1. No7 Colour Calming Primer 40ml at £11.00

So I always begin with primer, although the primer I use isn't necessarily primer. It is No.7's Colour Carming Primer, the standard size is 40ml and you can get it from Boots on the No7 stand. It's in a small green squeezy tube container, which does make it slightly difficult to get the last remaining drop out of there. And if your anything like I am you cut the end off and everything gets slightly messy!

You have to be careful with this product as you can see, the product inside is very very green. Therefore all you need to apply is less than a pea size, else wise your whole face ends up bright green and you end up representing Shrek, which is never good!! If this product is used correctly it is very effective. If you have very red pigmented skin, like mine, you will worship this product. The only problem is, the product never really sets into your skin, so if you rub it 'in' too much it starts rolling up into tiny balls, which isn't very attractive either! So a very tender product to work with, but once you've mastered how to do it, it suddenly becomes a very very favorite item.

2. Garnier Caffine Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller 15ml at £10.20

I cheated a bit, this is one of two concealers I use. But I've used this for about a year. It acts as a 2 in 1, it claims to moisturize your eye, refreshing tired looking eyes (hence the caffeine bit) but also claims to cover dark circles. Yes. I agree. This product was fab for that. The downside is it is only available in 4 different shades, very fair, fair (this is the one I used), medium and dark.  You apply the product under your eye whenever dark circles appear, and use your finger to pat in or use circular motion to run the product in. But this product is a godsend to those who suffer bad with dark circles!

3. Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer £1.99!

I love this concealer, its actually a new purchase as of a month ago, but it's been a regular product in my make-up bag. At such a low price, how can you go wrong?! I've found it at the cheapest in Morrison's for £1.99. I couldn't be more impressed. In fact I might go back and bulk up! The applicator makes it easy to apply to your skin. There's simply nothing I can say bad about it. It comes in four shades, numbered 1 to 4. I guess 3 is most popular as I couldn't find any of it on the stand! So I chose no. 2 and it works like a gem. I am one happy customer.

4. Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation £8.99

I made this little cheeky purchase up in Liverpool. I wasn't impressed by it to begin with. Since it claimed to adapt to skins tone and texture, it just looked orange! However, given the summer begun and my face tanned slightly, the foundation actually gave off an airbrushed flawless look. Maybe not a product for use every day, but sure goes for those nights out, as the product is slightly thicker and heavier on your face. 

It's available in 5 different shades, I use 201. So maybe I'll have to find a new product for winter :)

5. No7 Exceptional Definition Mascara £12.50

Again I cheated, well, I use this one for my bottom lashes, and another for the top ones. I have a tester bottle for my bottom lashes as the brush will get those corner lashes. But I find this product is great for defining lashes. Not separating them out to create a gappy look, but a nice evenly spread product. It offers length without the clumpiness. And although it's not waterproof it doesn't smudge. I cant say much more about this as I am a happy customer.

6. LOreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara £10.99

This is my fave mascara of all time. Lengthening, voluminous and darkening. It's sweet but suculantly sexy. I really couldn't go a day without this product, and I will be highly disappointed if LO'real decide to discontinue it. Not waterproof but again acts as though it is. Very short and simple but sweet description but I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! :)

7. The Body Shop Born Lippy Pot Lip Balm - Raspberry

I got this product for christmas from my brother's partner. She is very good at picking these things out! I had a set of all the flavours, but the Raspberry one stuck out. It lasted on my lips, didn't feel greasy like normal ones do and the flavour was lush! I couldn't help but lick my lips, the thing is the product stays on too :) A pretty happy purchase since. And at only £2.00 a pot it is completely worth it.

So there you have it, my daily products. :) Please link me up with your fave products, I'm always keen on learning about new products or products that have been around for ages, and are bit of dark horses.

Anyway's thanks for reading guys and leave a comment.


1 comment:

  1. I use both concealer and I agree, they are both pretty good! I need to try that Body Shop balm, looks sooo soft and pretty :)