Sunday, 31 July 2016

July Favourites

For my July Favourites, I am switching things up and will only be talking about makeup that I have either re-discovered or started using this month and have been loving. Usually I include other lifestyle categories, but I couldn't pick just one makeup favourite, so I decided to dedicate this post to just makeup products. I definitely recommend all of these products. Also let me know if you prefer this type of post to my usual monthly favourites set up.


Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm - I have been seeing this product being raved about as a primer on so many different blogs and youtube channels that I had to see what it was like. I have been using it every time I wear makeup for about three weeks and I really do think that it makes my makeup last longer. It is a liquid texture, but it is easy to apply and sets quite quickly, and the scent fades too. Also, it is such good value as its cheaper and bigger than most primers, so I mean, it's just logical to use it really.  

L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation - This foundation does have a light coverage, which usually I am not a fan of, but recently I have been consistently reaching for it. It is classed as a dewy foundation, but once set with powder, looks very natural and doesn't make you look oily, which is what I try and avoid. You will have to use concealer to cover up spots and under eyes, but usually I do anyway. It is so quick to apply to, and the applicator really allows you to not waste any product.

MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly - I apply this before my eyeshadow every time I wear makeup and it is such a good eye primer. It covers up my veins, and evens out the skin tone of my eye lids, to allow the eyeshadow to look even. It also prevents creasing, and my eyeshadow lasts a long time on top of it. The product itself lasts ages - I have had mine since Christmas and it is hardly dented! It is slightly darker than my skin tone, so it suits all eyeshadow shades too.

Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow in 208 - Recently I have been reaching for gold eyeshadows, and this shade is just beautiful. It is a true gold shade. It is super shimmery, and light reflecting, and looks amazing. Once you see it and swatch it, you will need it in your life.

Benefit Gimme Brow - I use this product after I fill my eyebrows in with powder. This brow mascara really sets my brows in place, and applies just enough colour to allow me to even wear it alone on lazy days. The applicator is so small and fits my brows perfectly to allow product to be precisely placed. I'm pretty sure it's waterproof too, so you're covered for all occasions and situations.

L'Oreal Color Riche Matte Lipstick in 640 - This lipstick has been on my lips basically every day of July. It is a muted pink, with slight undertones of brown, and is matte, so you know I love it. Think of MAC Brave, but more pink. It is like the summer version - it is beautiful! To see the colour in action, you can see a recent post of my typical summer makeup look - here

What have you been loving in July?

Roisin <3