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Sunday, 2 December 2012

November Favourites


Before I dive into this month's favourites, I just want to apologise for my slight lag in usual blogging habits. I've had a tonne of uni work on my shoulders and as a result I had completely and utterly lost my blogging mojo. Fear not though my pretties, the blogging mojo is BACK. I found it. And I've very much missed it. What better way to kick off a month of normal blogging than with my monthly favourites?

Yves Saint Laurent | Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation | £28 - I recently posted a full review of this product here - I've been using it non-stop since I caved in and bought it, and I really do love it to pieces. It's not the most long-lasting foundation on the planet but the finish is just incredible and it blurs every single imperfection making your skin appear perfectly smooth. It's very creamy and luxurious in texture and glides on like a dream.

Soap & Glory | For Daily Youth 6 in 1 Superboost Moisture Lotion | £12.00 - Oof, what a mouthful! I've had this moisturiser for a while and use it when my skin is in particular need of a good bit of moisture. I've had dry patches around my cheeks just recently, and this has cleared it up with ease. My skin gets slightly oily around my t-zone, so I don't like to use heavy moisturisers - this one is just the perfect in-between and just the right amount for me. It use it in the morning before applying my primer, and again at night so it can sink in overnight. It claims to help to renew the skin and boost collagen, and with regular use I often notice my skin appears smoother and brighter.

Maybelline Volume Express Lift-Up Mascara | £6.19 - I have an addiction to Maybelline mascaras. Ever since I tried their 'Falsies' mascara, i've never looked back and I just find their mascaras work for me. I have long lashes, but very straight ones that mean I have to curl them every morning to get any kind of volume. I still have to curl my eyelashes when I use this, but it keeps them in place really well, and gives an amazing bit of volume. I usually prefer my mascaras once they've dried out slightly, but this one was perfect from day one and the wand has just the right amount of curve to it. A new favourite - I hope they bring out a waterproof version.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer | £20 - Ever since I discovered Estee Lauder's concealers, I haven't touched my Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection (a very much loved concealer amongst the blogger community!) They last longer on the skin, they don't cake when reapplied and they last for ages in the tube. I did a review earlier this year on their 'Smoothing Creme Concealer' here, but I find the Double Wear slightly better for my winter skin. Honestly, if you want a really good concealer for both blemishes and under-eyes, look no further.

Mac Lipstick in 'Creme Cup' | £14 - A firm favourite in my lipstick collection. I use it through summer and winter for an everyday nude/pink lip. It's a cremesheen formula, which has to be my favourite formula from Mac - slightly more moisturising and adds a lovely finish to the lips.

Revlop Lip Butter in 'Creme Brulee' | £7.99 - I love the Revlon Lip Butters - especially now winter has crept around the corner and my lips are feeling a little bit deprived of moisture! This is my second tube of 'Creme Brulee' now - it's just the perfect addition to my make-up bag and I wear it every day without fail. I apply it like a lip-balm every couple of hours or so, and it just adds a really subtle wash of nude to the lips which is really flattering and effortless. The lip butter formula means it looks slightly glossy when applied, and it masks any imperfections.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Lip Liner in 'Spice' | £16 - I've been using this lip pencil a lot just recently, it's a slightly reddish-nude shade that manages to blend well with most lipsticks. It lasts for ages, and because it's only slightly darker than my natural lip colour it looks really natural and adds a lot of volume to the lips without looking false.


36 comments:

  1. The ysl foundation is my favourite foundation ever! Really tempted by the Estée Lauder concealer, I find the collection one sooo cakey!

    www.aztecmess.com

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    1. I loved the C2000 but i found it really cakey :( not good when reapplied - the Estee Lauder one offers the same coverage but doesn't cake :) its amazing! x

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  2. Lovely favourites :) Love the look of the MAC lipstick xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. its a firm favourite of mine :) x

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  3. Lovely favourites! I'm undecided about the YSL foundation, I need a more moisturising foundation, my skins got so dry with the weather :(

    X

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    1. oh noo :( i hate it when my skin gets dry too - it wont be long now before im suffering with dry patches.. you should try a sample of it though :) its really lovely xx

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  4. I didn't realise there was a Double Wear concealer! xo

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    1. ohhh yes there certainly is! Its amazing :) if youre a fan of estee lauder i really recommend it :) xxc

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  5. I really want to try the double wear concealer, especially after hearing Demi Lovato uses it:)xo

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    1. oo really? I never knew that! I like it even more now :P x

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  6. Soap & Glory will forever be my favourite!
    Lovely blog x

    # ❁ teen dreams...
    Musings of an indecisive cat lady.

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    1. thankyou :)
      Yes its a fabulous brand! x

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  7. Lovely fav' things, will also try in the future the Lip Pencil and Concealer from Estee Lauder, I really like also their eyeshadows, they are highly pigmented and lovely colors:)

    Bye,
    NIKA

    nikasinspirations80slifeandbeauty.blogspot.co.at

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    1. Oo thankyou - ill be sure to have a little nosey at their eyeshadows :) x

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  8. I think youve convinced my to try out the Maybelline mascara! I looooove maybelline mascara's, currently using falsies and colossal - looove!

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    1. ive never tried Colossal! Will have to give it a whirl! :) x

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  9. The YSL foundation sounds like a treat for the skin. Got to have it. xx

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    1. its lurrrlvey :) definitely worth a go if youre after a pay day treat :) x

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  10. I love Mac's Creme Cup! I literally goes with everything!! :) My friend absolutely adore the YSL foundation so I need to get myself a sample.

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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    1. its one that ill continue to repurchase! its such a nice nude pink :) x

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  11. I really want to try that YSL foundation but it's so expensive!! Going to check out your other post on it now and I bet I end up buying it! xx

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    1. eeek! Im sorry in advance if i convince you to make a cheeky purchase :P xx

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  12. I love that mascara, it's great isn't it! Have you reviewed the lip butter with photos anywhere? I was looking at buying that one earlier but couldn't decide as I thought it may make me look like I was doing 'foundation lips' - eek!! xx

    misskirstymarie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I haven't done any face of the day with it sadly.. but i can confirm it doesn't make you look like you have foundation lips :) its not highly pigmented so it just looks like a nice wash of nude colour :) xx

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    2. Sounds perfect! Thank you xx

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  13. This could very well be my favourite list too LoL ... also a huge fan of the Creme Brulee lip butter and a little YSL never hurt anyone ;) xo

    www.dressedinthecity.com

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    1. haha - theyre such good products :) The lip butters are a firm favourite of mine xx

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  14. I really like your photos (that may sound like an odd thing to comment on), they're always set out really well and dead clear! The mascara looks good, I use a yellow Maybelline one (colossal I think) and love it! x

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    1. aw thanks so much Laura :) I often get a bit perfection-ist over my photos and worry they look a bit boring - so youve made my day with this comment :) I shall have to try Colassal - thats the 2nd recommendation ive had today! x

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  15. I love Creme Cup. Is my absolute favourite. Great faves!
    I wanna try the concealer, sounds great. xx

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  16. I love the sound of that foundation, the Soap and Glory moistiuriser sounds lovely too.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  17. I love having a nose through other bloggers favourites. ;) We share a love for Maybelline mascaras haha, I've just finished their illegal length mascara and I'm now on the hunt for another one that isn't too expensive but does a good job at the same time, definitely will have to try this one. :) I'm still yet to try a Revlon lip butter/MAC lipstick so I'll need to try them soon. ;)

    xxx

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  18. I reallyyy want to try out YSL's foundation, it looks lush! also I've avoided the Revlon Lip Butters hype for too long I think it's about time I gave in and got one! xxxx

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  19. Mac do the best lipsticks! I love the cremesheen ones :D

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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  20. lovely favourites, I'm really wanting to try Creme Cup by Mac think I might pick it up in the new year it looks like the perfect daytime shade. The Soap and Glory moisturiser sounds good, I don't think I've tried any of their facial products. I'm having the same problem with dryness on the cheeks, so maybe this is what I need to sort it out. Love your blog I'm a regular reader :) x

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  21. Tha mac lipstick looks like a lovely colour, even though it probably wouldn't suit me! xo

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