Beauty

What’s In My April Makeup Bag

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Another month, another what’s in my makeup bag post. I have to say, these are probably my favourite posts to write. 

Some bits are old faves, some bits are new. Because even though I say I won’t buy anymore new makeup, I know I’m just lying to myself. My spending ban lasted about ten days though, which is actually quite good for me. 

I want to start off with my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiserwhich I have also raved about in this post. You guys know how much I love this moisturiser, it’s my absolute fave. I bought this moisturiser because it’s super lightweight and really hydrating. Some moisturisers tend to be quite thick and heavy, but this one is just perfect. I like having really smooth and radiant skin before I apply my makeup so this is the moisturiser I reach for every time. 

What comes after moisturiser? My Clinique Peach SuperprimerThis is the primer that completely changed my makeup game for me. I didn’t really like using primer because I felt foundation just sat on top of the primer and didn’t really look natural on the skin. But I bought this primer because it also colour corrects any blemishes so I thought I’d give it a go. And I’m so glad I did. I have a pretty oily T-zone and this primer keeps my foundation from going shiny super quick. I don’t need to re touch my makeup for hours after application, and it smoothes my complexion really well as it has a peachy tone to it. I feel like primer is a very personal product, because depending on your skin type/what you want to achieve, you need to have the right primer that works best for you. 

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Whenever I want more of a dewy look, I add a few drops of the L’Oreal Extraordinary Facial Oil to my beauty blender when I’m applying my foundation. By a few drops, I mean two because that’s more than enough. I only add this oil to matte foundations and not glowy ones otherwise it’d be too much. I’ve also been loving my Givenchy Prisme Libre Pressed Powder quite a bit this month. It’s a very light loose powder, with the smallest amount of shimmer to it. What I love most about this powder is that I only use a small amount with my face brush and it has a very barely there look but you can see the difference. It really makes my complexion look more toned and luminous. 

So as you already know how much I love my glow, I want to talk to you guys about how much I’ve been loving my L’oreal True Match Highlighter in Golden Glow, which I’ve also spoken about it in this post. It is 100% one of the best drugstore highlights you can get your hands on. I apply it with my damp beauty blender and it blends so well into the skin leaving a really nice natural glow. I like layering powder highlight on top for a really pigmented glow but it’s also great on its own. I love it.

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How often do you buy products just because of how pretty they are. I’m super guilty of this, sorry not sorry. I bought the Makeup Revolution Renaissance Palette purely because it was too beaut not to. Don’t judge. All the colours in this palette are so pretty and I am super impressed by how pigmented they are. The palette is really cute and it’s perfect to use for basic + glam looks. The colours are really easy to work with and there isn’t much fall out at all. 

I also bought the Makeup Revolution Ultra Eye Contour Palette because I’ve seen lots of people recommend it so I wanted to try it out for myself. I also really liked the basic colours in this palette, I can’t resist some nice browns and coppers. I don’t really think there needs to be so many light colours in one palette but there are a good range of earthy tones that I really like.   

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Have any of you tried the Too Faced Sketch Marker Liner? It’s so amazing. So many people ask me how I get my liner so perfect, and this pen is why. It’s a jet black liner and so easy to apply. This is my go to liner because it dries super fast and when it does, it will not budge (one of the reasons why I work in small steps). I’ve also been loving my L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara which I’ve spoken about before this post and it’s been my favourite mascara to use for the last few weeks now. It has a slim wand and the teeth are very fine so it makes my lashes look really defined and fluttery – almost Bambi like. It doesn’t really thicken my lashes but instead lengthens and separates them so they look fuller and not clumpy. Seriously loving this mascara, would 100% repurchase. 

When I first used the Max Factor Universal Brow Styler I wasn’t sure if I liked it all that much because I was so used to my NYX Makeup Control Freak Eyebrow Gel. But having used it a few times since, I’ve actually been liking it for more softer and natural looks. I really like using this brow gel when I’m not wearing much makeup just to make my brows look polished. It doesn’t clump or dry in all the wrong places and it’s pretty affordable so you can’t go wrong. 

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Left: Forty-Eight Right: Forty

I love rocking a good nude/brown lip during Spring and these two Kate Lipsticks in Forty and Forty-Eight are my fave this season. I’ve had these lipsticks for a while but I’d stopped using them because I’d fallen in love with something else or I’d completely forgotten about them. I rediscovered them whilst reorganising my makeup and I’m crazy about them. They’re really hydrating lipsticks and super wearable for day and night. I’m absolutely in love with these lipsticks and I’m so happy I found them again. Pssst… they’re only £3.85 on ASOS – what are you waiting for? 

What’s in your makeup bag this season? Any old favourites or maybe some new loves? Let me know in the comments below.

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