January Favourites

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Hello lovelies,

I can’t believe it is February. That means I have officially completed dry January! My friends, family and boyfriend all thought I wouldn’t be able to do it. But I didn’t have a single drop of alcohol and I didn’t even miss it.

I had quite a few beauty products in January that I just couldn’t get enough of!

Urban Decay – Smoky Palette

My all time favourite during January was my Urban Decay Naked Smokey palette. I have started doing my eye make up quite dark lately and this palette has some gorgeous shades. I use the shades password, whiskey, combust and thirteen for a more natural look. I find the shades high, dirtysweet and radar go really well together. The dark colours in the middle of the palette create the perfect smoky eye. Overall Urban Decay hasn’t failed to dissapoint me. These colours are gorgeous and very different to their other Naked palettes. I also love the brush that comes with this eye shadow palette as I find it is great for blending.

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Clinique – Even Better foundation

At the start of January I bought my first ever designer foundation. I have only ever used drugstore foundations however I thought I would treat myself and get my skin matched. The lovely lady within Debenhams, Clinique found the perfect colour for me. I have used this foundation everyday. The foundation costs £25 and I do really think it is worth the money as it has great coverage. It is great if you are buying your first designer foundation!

MAC – Copperplate Matte Eyeshadow

For Christmas I got bought this gorgeous MAC eye shadow. This is now my second MAC eye shadow and I can honestly say it is so good! I don’t have any similar colours to this and it is so pigmented. MAC eye shadows can be a little pricey as they about £13 and it is only a small tub; they do last ages though!

Urban Decay – All Nighter

This is my life saver! I always used to borrow Amy’s before a night out and it actually kept my make up on! It is so good and really worth the money. I used to get scared and think it would make my make up run when I sprayed it, but it doesn’t aha!

Yves Saint Laurent – Concealer

I have needed a designer concealer for a while now and this is definitely worth the money. It has amazing coverage and it stays on for the whole day. I love the packaging as well!

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My first every YSL lipstick! I am in love with this colour. This lipstick is so lush and stays on for such a long time. Also the packaging is gorgeous. Perfect for winter.

MAC Lipstick – D for Dangerous

I can never ever not like MAC lipsticks, there will always be one in my favourites! I have a thing for matte lipsticks at the moment and this colour is so pretty.

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NARS – Contour Blush

This was a lovely Christmas treat! The colours are gorgeous and it is very pigmented. It is a little pricey though as it is about £30. However it has great coverage and the product lasts ages.

Real Techniques – Flat Contour Brush

This brush is from the Real Techniques bold metals collection. I love the colour of this brush, it is a beautiful rose gold. I love how it has such a long handle as well because I find it easier to apply my make up with. The bristles are very soft and gentle on the skin as well.

Have you used any of these products before? Comment links to your favourites below as I would love to read all about them.

Inspired Elegance xox

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My everyday make up routine!

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So I haven’t done a beauty post for a while and I haven’t shared with you yet what my every day make-up look is. So I thought this would be a perfect beauty blog post to do today!

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First I use my Rimmel fix and perfect primer. When I got this it was on offer, you received it for free if you bought any Rimmel foundation therefore I thought I would try it. I apply this all over my face before I apply any make up by just using my fingers.

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Then I apply my Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in the colour 103 True Ivory. I apply my foundation with my Real Techniques expert face brush in a ‘circle’ motion to ensure I blend in all my foundation. I pump a bit of my foundation onto my left hand first and then dab my brush into it and if I need any more foundation I would pump a little bit more.

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Once I have applied all my foundation I then choose what shade of eye shadow I want. Most days I choose a shade from my Naked 2 palette and my most popular shades at the moment are tease, snakebite and suspect. I apply my eye shadow with my Real techniques starter set brushes; the deluxe crease brush and the base shadow brush. I prefer these brushes to the urban decay brush as I find that they blend easier.

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I then apply liquid eyeliner, sometimes I do it quite thick or sometimes thin, and this all depends on how dark my eye shadow is. For my liquid eyeliner I use The collection extreme 24 hour felt tip liner. This is my most used eyeliner at the moment because it has a fine point to it, it’s really dark and it also lasts ages.

I then apply my benefit they’re real mascara. I love this mascara so much as it makes my eyelashes look so much longer and stays on for a long time.

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I then use my Benefit brow zings set for my eyebrows. I find this set amazing! It makes my eyebrows look super natural even though I fill them in. I use the soft wax to put them into shape and then use the powder to fill in any gaps. I always fill in my eyebrows after I have used eye shadow and foundation because you don’t want glitter in them or foundation.

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Once I have done all my make up, I powder. I use the Rimmel stay matte powder in the colour peach glow. I powder with my Real techniques powder brush. It is really important to powder as it sets your foundation and gives your skin a less shiny look. I highly recommend the powder brush as it amazing!

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For the finishing touch I either use lip balm if my lips are in a really bad condition. I have been using EOS a lot lately and sometimes blistex. However mainly I apply lipstick, my favourite lipstick at the moment is my mac lipstick in the colour La Vie En Rouge.

So that is my everyday make up routine, I hope you like it. Comment below to let me know your make up routine or if you have any products you would recommend. Thank you all for following me and for reading my blog posts.

Make up

Rimmel fix and perfect primer: Boots £6.99
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation: Boots £6.99
Urban Decay Naked 2: Debenhams £38.00
The Collection Extreme 24 hour felt tip liner: Superdrug £2.99
Benefit They’re Real mascara: Debenhams £19.50
Benefit Brow zings set: Debenhams £24.50
Stay Matte powder: Superdrug £3.99
Mac lipstick: Debenhams £15.00
Eos lip balm: Amazon £3.49

Brushes

Expert face brush: Boots £9.99
Powder brush: Boots £12.99
Starter set for eyes: Boots £21.99

Inspired Elegance xx