Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Old Favourites, New Loves..

The other day I decided to have a good old rummage through my make up drawer because its getting to that time of year where nights are getting lighter and you have to put away all the dark red and purple lipsticks sigh:( Anyhow whilst doing this I found so many make-up products that I used to swear by and love but somehow ended up neglecting over time. Therefore I thought i'd share with you a couple of the products that I've pulled back out the drawer and can't wait to use again! 

 The first product I found was the "Brow Zings-Brow Shaping Kit by Benefit". As you can probably tell from this picture I used to use this product a lot ( sad times when you reach the palette). As I also seem to remember when you buy this it comes with some small tweezers and two application brushes however I wouldn't recommend using these brushes when applying the product. The left side is the darker shade and is more of a creamy thick texture like wax whereas the lighter shade on the right is more of a powder. I use the darker shade to shape my brows and the lighter to set them in place. This product is available to buy in three different shades but they do all give quite a dark defined outcome so if you don't want your eyebrows to stand out too much I wouldn't recommend this (especially if you have quite pale skin). The other downside I have found to this product is it has quite reddish undertones but they aren't that noticeable. The thing I love love love about this product is how long it lasts. It really does last a long time and stays in place so even after a stressful day at college/uni/work there really is little touch up needed for if you are going out again at night. It is on the slighter pricer side at £24 but it does offer a lot more precision, colour density and staying power than brow pencils.


Okay so out of everything I found out of my drawer this has to definitely be up near the top. This is the "Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick" in the shade 906- Neon Red.  Oh My Gosh. I have been loving this at the moment. Now that the dark reds and purples have been put away not only have I been bringing out my favourite nudey/pink shades but I've also got out my favourite bright reds i mean that's allowed isn't it? Apparently this collection is made with a honey nectar formula leaving your lips super nourished and soft. I can agree with that totally its really moisturising on the lips and leaves them feeling silky smooth.The lipstick has a really creamy texture and applies really easily  The pigmentation is also really high and the staying power is just as good. This is definitely a great drugstore alternative and just as good as my forever favourite MAC lipsticks. I more than recommend this and I really cannot wait to go out and try another shade because i forgot how much I loved this lipstick:) 

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