Thursday, 15 November 2012

Autumn favourites: makeup



I was planning to write an Autumn favourites post in October, but I didn't really have time for it. I used to keep my makeup in the master bedroom upstairs, but I decided to move it downstairs and create my dressing room/playroom for Zac and I am still working on it. I will share the final effect on the blog soon and if you want to see a sneak peek, I can add a post about it on Sunday. Let me know :)

Here are the products I have been loving this Autumn:

I usually don't wear makeup at home, but I have been  using  three foundations quite often. On lazy days I reach for Ginvera BB cream*. It gives great coverage and looks very natural and I use it on my "no makeup" days to even out my skin tone :) If I am "putting my face on" I use Revlon PhotoReady or Liz Earle Signature Foundation*. The are both great products, but the Liz Earle foundation is definitely more creamy, more moisturising and also lasts longer- basically all day if it is set with powder.

Speaking of which, I am totally in love with the beautiful Clarins Odyssey Face Palette*. It is such an amazing powder. It is very light and gives a lovely matte finish without exaggerating dry patches on my skin. For my eyes, I have been  using the Clarins Odyssey Eyeshadow Quartet* and Vintage Urban Decay eyeshadow in shade Last Call. I went through my makeup collection and found my vintage UD eye shadows and as soon as I seen Last Call I knew that it will be loved again :) I have a FOTD post with it prepared :)

Most of my lipstick collection is being neglected at the moment and I am using two products- Lily Lolo lipstick in shade Demure and Liz Earle Lipstick in shade 04 Raspberry* the Lily Lolo lipstick is  a beautiful peachy shade and I ordered it from feelunique for only £7.99 with free p&p! Bargain! The Liz Earle lipstick is very moisturising, as good as a lip balm, but very pigmented and with a beautiful shine to it. Another product I need to mention is the Look Beauty Brow Kit*. I don't even know where to start- it is amazing! I will be reviewing it soon, because it deserves to be praised in a separate post. The last thing is the gorgeous  Bourjois Queen Attitude Khol Kajal* It is a lovely, creamy black eye pencil, perfect for a smokey eye or to add some definition to the lash line. The beautiful packaging is a bonus! What have you been wearing this Autumn?

L-R- three shades from the Clarins Odyssey Eye Shadow Quartet, UD Last Call, Lily Lolo Demure, Liz Earle 04 Raspberry, the heart- Bourjois Queen Attitude Khol Kajal

28 comments:

  1. That compact is absolutely stunning!

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  2. The Clarins eye quartet has been my favourite eye product since I got it for my birthday a little over a week ago! It honestly is gorgeous!

    What is the Revlon Photoready like? I use Colorstay and it's definitely the best I've tried so far xx

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    1. It is light and adds a nice glow to the face, but it tends to make me look more shiny. I still like it though. I add a bit more powder to set it and it works fine. Oh, and the coverage it gives is really good too.

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  3. Great post! Lusting over the Clarins palette. x

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  4. Great post, I love having a sneaky peek into what is really in people's makeup bags. Eveything in the Clarind Odyssey collection looks just beautiful, the packaging and the appearance of the products themselves are breathtaking and I don't know if I could spoil them by using them if I bought them, haha.
    I really like the Revlon Photoready foundation too, and I don't feel that it gets enough love in the blogosphere. I use it as my day-to-day go to and it makes my skin look lovely and glowy - pretty impressive for a 'drugstore' foundation. I usually go high-end on foundations so I'm glad to have found something a bit more purse-friendly.
    Mel x

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  5. Great post, thinking about trying the liz earle foundation xx

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  6. I have to admit, Clarins packaging is stuning! and the UD eyeshadow is amazing color for fall :)

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  7. Urban Decay Last Call is one of my favorites too! It reminds me of a purple-y version of MAC's cranberry!

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    1. That's exactly what I thought- it looks very similar but with a hint of purple. Soooo beautiful! I was planning to buy Cranberry, but I decided not to after finding this beaut!

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  8. awe... amazing... u pick so wow items

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  9. So pretty! Love Clarins packaging :)

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  10. Wow the gold in the Clarins palette is stunning - the packaging is gorgeous too!

    Lynne x

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  11. I have photoready, it's a nice foundation but I find that it gives me a whitecase in pictures despite it being called photoready! But everyone seems to like the liz earle foundation so when I have some money spare i'll definently check that one out :) Thanks for the post.

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  12. Those two Odyssey palettes still make me drool... especially that gold in the eye shadow palette!! I really hope to get one for Christmas :)

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  13. I agree with Kelly above. I literally thought "A purple Cranberry!" when I saw Last Call in this post. Now I really want it since I love Cranberry so much, plus I like purples better than reds.
    Lily Lolo Demure is gorgeous! I love peachy lipsticks.

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  14. gorgeous post, i love all the colours, and agh that Clarins palette, i will forever be lusting after it!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  15. This peachy lipstick has been surrounding me for a while now, I keep seeing it everywhere, maybe its a sign I should buy it!

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  16. Great post Sandra! That Lily Lolo lipstick looks so pretty, & so does the Urban Decay eyeshadow! :)

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  17. I find I change from corals and pinks to berry and warm browns in the winter. That UD eyeshadow looks right up my street!

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  18. I love the ginvera bb cream too my holy grail 'natural look' base. That UD eye shadow is gorgeous!! a little similar to toasted. xx

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  19. I love the look of the Clarins palette!!

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  20. The photoready foundation by Revlon is so good I use it most days http://flobridie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Those shadows are stunning! I really want that Clarins palette after hearing so many people raving about it!! Xx.

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  22. Love those shadows!! I need the Clarins palette in my life!! Xx.

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  23. The clarins eye pallette looks amazing!

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  24. Ud last call is my favorite " color" eyeshadow that I owned. So glad it's in my collection, works so well with so many other colors.

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