Mascara’s of the Moment

mascaras oct 2014

I thought I would do a post on my favourite mascara’s of the moment because last week I realised that I have been happy with the way that my lashes have looked for ages and had finally settled into a collection of mascara’s that I love. My 6 favourites have a good balance between high-end and high-street!

My ultimate favourite night-out mascara is the Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes. This mascara both lengthens and volumises in one stroke. This isn’t exactly cheap at around the £20 mark but it is definitely worth it. Fantastic for a night out dancing on the tiles!

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Secondly is my Lancome Hypnose Stars Mascara. This is hands down the prettiest mascara packaging I have ever seen: it’s glittery! The formula is lovely and really elongates your lashes. It is not particularly volumising but makes your lashes look lusciously long!

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The last ‘high-end’ mascara in my favourite is the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. This has a teeny tiny brush which is perfect for getting in to the corners of your eyes. This also lasts really well and will definitely be my must-have for any wedding!

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Now on to the drugstore mascara’s.

An old favourite of mine is Maybelline’s One by One. I was addicted to this years ago and then it was discontinues but relaunched last year. The brush in this is one of the hard rubber brushes and lengthens and separates your lashes. Great for day-to-day use!

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Another favourite of mine is Rimmel’s ScandalEyes Flex Mascara. This mascara has a really large brush and volumises lashes but in a nice natural way. The formula isn’t too thick so lashes don’t tend to clump together too much.

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My newest drugstore discovery is L’oreal’s Volume Million Lashes So Couture. This formula lengthens the lashes fantastically and the rubber brush separates lashes.

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I hope that this has given mascara inspiration to all different budgets.

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June Favourites

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ESTEE LAUDER BLUSHER IN ELECTRIC PINK I have used this blusher every single day since I purchased it. It is the perfect natural flush of colour which lasts all day

RIMMEL MATCH PERFECTION FOUNDATION IN IVORY This foundation has a lovely consistency and is easily blendable with both fingers or brushes and because it doesn’t have any shimmer it is the perfect day foundation

INDEED LABS EYSILIX EYE CREAM This eye cream has a beautiful creamy texture and is really moisturising but doesn’t leave your under eye feeling tight

YANKEE CANDLE IN PINEAPPLE CILANTRO This is a lovely sweet scent for summer and tastes delectable

REN ROSA CENTIFOLIA HOT CLOTH CLEANSER This is only a sample size but I will definitely be purchasing the full size. This cleanser is creamy and lifts off all makeup including mascara and smells wonderful

DIOR VERNIS IN TRA-LA-LA This polish has a wonderful smooth texture and the colour is absolutely stunning. I have never had so many compliments about my nails before

MAYBELLINE ONE BY ONE MASCARA This was a firm favourite of mine years ago so I was so glad when they reissued it last year. This gives a lovely natural look that lengthens and separates lashes

SOAP AND GLORY ARCHERY BROW TINT AND PENCIL This is the perfect colour for both my hair and skin tone and I tend to use the pencil end more to give a natural brow look, however, the tint end is good for when there is gap in your brow

IT’S A 10 MIRACLE LEAVE-IN PRODUCT This leave in conditioner is amazing. It really nourishes the hair without making it greasy. Baby soft hair after the first use

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A very naughty haul!

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I went a bit shopping mad this past week and ended up with this little lot!

First of all the scarf…….. I love the contrast of the grey and bright pink…….. absolutely perfect for spring! I picked this up in Primark for £4!

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Next up is this beautiful nude lipstick. I have been looking for the perfect nude lip but all the ones I have tried haven’t hit the mark, whereas this colour is perfect. This is from L’Oreal Paris’ Color Riche Collection Privee in the colour Doutzen’s Nude. It is the perfect nude that is not too brown but not too pink!

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Boots had 3 for 2 so I also picked up this Maybelline Colossal Go Extreme Mascara! I accidentally picked up the waterproof version and I am so disappointed with this mascara. After I had applied two coats my lashes barely looked different to having no mascara on. Maybe the non-waterproof one would be better!

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The last item I picked up from Boots 3 for 2 offer was this L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique concealer in Light. I didn’t think that this concealer had very good coverage but I like it for applying over another concealer to highlight the under-eye.

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I have always wanted to try Physicians Formula but it is not normally available in the UK. However, I discovered this in TKMaxx. It was the only product they had by this brand but I am so glad that I found it. The bronzer is lovely and surprisingly it isn’t too orange for my pale skin and the blusher is a lovely coral colour. This product also has the added benefit of having a mirror and small brush underneath. I am definitely looking forward to trying more products from this brand!

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I picked up some more Invisibobble hair bands. I have these in the yellow and they are amazing. They do not dent your hair and they prevent getting tight hairs when your hair is up! If you wear your hair up often then definitely check these out!

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Beautybay had an extra 10% off over easter weekend so I picked up these two summer colours. The pink is from the Brazil Collection and is ‘Kiss Me I’m Brazilian’. The purple is ‘You’re such a Budapest’ from the Euro Centrale collection! These are both must have colours for spring/summer and have a fantastic formula!

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Last but definitely not least, Nails Inc had an 8 piece special collection for only £20……. I couldn’t resist!

From L – R (Top) : Hay Hill, Weighhouse Street, Providence Court, Adam’s Row

From L – R (Bottom) : Palace Gate, Beaufort Street, Kensington Square, St Catherine’s Dock

There is not one colour in this collection that I am not in love with! They are all beautiful colours with fantastic formulas so keep your eyes peeled for some NOTD’s using these beauties!

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3 for 2 Beauty Haul

ImageGOSH NATURAL BLUSH IN FLOWER POWER | £6.99 Superdrug | This blusher is the best blusher I have ever tried. A little definitely goes a long way with this product. The colour is a beautiful pink which gives a natural flush. Looks very scary in the packaging but beautiful when applied. The texture is lovely also. I will definitely be trying more of the colours in this range

L’OREAL PARIS NUDE MAGIQUE BB BLUSH | £7.99 Boots | When i tested this in the shop it was an interesting product. It comes out of the tube almost clear, but on contact with skin it transforms into a beautiful pink. I thought that this would be a new must-have product especially in the summer. However, the colour stains the skin. After applying it I was left with pink fingertips that no makeup remover would remove. An intriguing but disappointing product.

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  From L-R | Loreal BB Blush, Gosh Flower Power

BOURJOIS ANTICERNE POUR PETITS MATINS CONCEALER | £6.50 Boots | I have tried bourgeois concealers in the past so thought that I would try this one. I really like the brush applicator, however, this does mean that you get less product than other types of concealer. This concealer has good coverage and lasts pretty well. The only disappointing thing is that it does not have any sort of highlighting effect, however, this does make it good for covering blemishes.

SLEEK I-DIVINE PALETTE IN AU NATURALE | £7.99 Superdrug | This has become a cult beauty product so I finally caved in and bought this. I went for the natural option because I don’t wear much colour on my eyes. These shadows are so pigmented and easy to apply. The best thing about this palette is that there is a mix of matte and shimmer shades which enables you to create a whole variety of looks.

ImageTop L-R | Nougat, Nubuck, Cappuccino, Honeycomb, Toast, Taupe

Bottom L-R | Conker, Moss, Bark, Mineral Earth, Regal, Noir

MAYBELLINE ONE BY ONE MASCARA | £8.49 Superdrug | My one peace is that this is advertised as new yet this was my favourite mascara a couple of years ago. Don’t just re-launch products Maybelline but claim that they’re new. Rant over, this is a fantastic mascara. I usually don’t like plastic brushes but this is just fabulous. It really does separate each lash with no clumps at all. If you did not try it first time round then definitely give it a go.

REAL TECHNIQUES MIRACLE COMPLEXION SPONGE | £5.99 Boots | I had heard fantastic things about this especially for blending in concealer. This lives up to its expectations. It really does give a flawless coverage when used with concealer, both under the eyes and on blemishes.  Definitely worth a try especially when it’s on the 3for2 offer at boots.