Friday, 29 November 2013

Autumn makeup bag

A couple of months ago I did a post on what was in my Summer's makeup bag and since I've really tried to be more seasonal this year - changing up shades and products much more than I usually do, I thought I would show you the products I've been using the most since the beginning of October and even though there are some new additions, you will probably also recognise a few products that have been reviewed separately.

Let's start with the products I've been using for my foundation and the first one is the YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation (£37) in shade B30 Beige. It's a medium to full coverage foundation that has built in anti-aging ingredients to help regeneration of the skin cells. I know I have raved about this in a few other posts and I'm sorry for repeating myself but since it is the foundation I use every day now, it had to be in here. It has a wonderful texture that's easy to blend into your skin, and despite giving fuller coverage it feels light and natural on the skin. The finish has a lovely radiant glow and it's very long lasting without any transfer or smudging. It's a luxury item, but as you know for me it's important to get the foundation right and it's definitely the best foundation I've ever used.

The foundation does give fuller coverage but I still like to use a light concealer as well, and my go-to product is Rimmel's Wake Me Up Concealer(£5.49). The concealer gives great seamless coverage that brightens and illuminates, and it's light enough to work really well under the eyes as well. Just like the foundation it's long lasting and when I use both setting spray and powder I find that I don't need to do any corrections at all until early evening - brilliant for such an affordable product.

Before setting with powder, I'll spray a couple of spritzes of a makeup setting spray and about a month ago I swapped my Urban Decay De-Slick spray for the All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray (£9). The De-slick spray worked well for me, it's just that I don't really have a big issue with oil control and since I'm more into long lasting products, it made sense to try this one too - and I'm so pleased that I did. It's a lovely fine spray without any scent at all that lowers the temperature of the makeup so that it stays in place longer. The spray feels very cooling and refreshing on the skin and even though I still haven't found a setting spray that lasts more than 8 hrs, it does help to keep everything where it should be, minimising any smudging, especially if you also apply a little after you've completely finished your makeup.
I'm a bit late to the party when if comes to Soap & Glory products in general, and it's not until this year that I've tried quite a few from the body care range. Since I was so impressed with the products I've also picked up a few makeup items. The first one is the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot (£12) which I got after my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder broke when I was traveling. I was a huge fan of the Rimmel powder and never really thought I would change allegiance to another brand, but having tried One Heck of a Blot there's no going back! It's a lovely, super light translucent mattifying powder that controls any excess oil or shininess, and it leaves the skin looking and feeling ultra soft and matte without any build up. I'll dab a little of it over my nose and cheeks after I've used the Urban Day setting spray and I find that my look will last at least 5-6 hrs before first signs of shininess appear.

When it comes to my eye makeup I've still kept it quite straight forward as usual, but I've swapped my golden, peachy shades for a more muted look. A great example of that is the Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow in 54 Marron Glace(£6.99). It's a lovely chocolate brown with a tiny bit of shimmer that I've really enjoyed wearing during the day, just applying a light wash all across the lid and then eyeliner. I think it's difficult to find an eyeliner with just the right consistency, but I've been happy with the Rimmel Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Liner (£5.49) in black and since it has a slant to the tip it's easy to use to create either a heavy winged liner, or something a little bit more subtle. The eyeliner is waterproof and long lasting and applies easily without any tugging on the lid. Since I have used this for quite a while now, it is unfortunately beginning to get much drier though and it's more difficult to use for precision application, so I'll probably need to pick up a new one in a few weeks.

The other shade I have used non stop is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate (£4.99). To be honest I picked this up already in August but it was just sitting in my make up bag staring it me saying: "When are you going to use me?", since I wasn't confident in the shade and what it would look like on. As soon as I saw that gorgeous rich, shimmery deep vibrant cranberry red shade I knew I just had to have it, but I was struggling a bit with figuring out what to do with it. The formula is creamy, easy to apply, has great staying power without creasing and the red shade is so much easier to wear than you might think. I use this dabbed very lightly all over the lid, or in combination with a taupe color to add shape and depth to the outer part of the lid. I was worried the shade might make my eyes look sore or smaller, but it's absolutely stunning and it brings out my eyes - a great choice for autumn.

On to my most worn mascara, and it's the lovely butterfly effect False Lash Flutter from L'Oréal (£10.99). The mascara lengthens the lashes, volumises and flares the lashes outward with the help of the double winged butterfly brush. It takes a few attempts to figure out how to best work with the brush, and for me I actually apply the mascara from the outer corner and inwards to get a nice coverage of the outer lashes. The effect is beautiful - you'll have looooong silky lashes with an intense color and a lovely angled effect that opens up the eye.   
Left to right (In natural light):
Bourjois Eyeshadow - 54 Marron Glace
Maybelline 24 Hrs Colour Tattoo - Metallic Pomegranate
Left and top to bottom (In artificial light):
HD Brow Blusher - Shade 2
Bourjois Eyeshadow - 54 Marron Glace
Maybelline 24 Hrs Colour Tattoo - Metallic Pomegranate
Soap & Glory Sexy Motherpucker Lip Gloss - Raplumzel
 
Left and top to bottom (In natural light):
HD Brow Blusher - Shade 2
Bourjois Eyeshadow - 54 Marron Glace
Maybelline 24 Hrs Colour Tattoo - Metallic Pomegranate
Soap & Glory Sexy Motherpucker Lip Gloss - Raplumzel

I've also swapped my Collection eye brow pencil to a Rimmel Professional Eye Brow Pencil (£2.99) in Blonde. It does the trick, but I like my eye brow pencils to be soft and easy to work with, so that it doesn't feel as if you're drawing your eyebrows on, and unfortunately the pencil is quite hard and not waxy enough for me, which makes it more difficult to get two sisters. I won't be buying this pencil again and next time I think I might even brave the world of eye brow kits and use a shadow instead. 

For some color on my cheeks I've also swapped my usual coral shade for a softer, dusty pink (Shade 2) from HD Brow Blusher (£17.95) which I actually got in one of the better Glossyboxes. The blusher has a lovely fine texture and is highly pigmented - you only need to dab your brush in the blusher to get incredible pay off. I learned that the hard way, and clown cheeks are never a good look! The muted shade is perfect for the berry shade of colors I've been using lately together with a fairly pale skin, and it gives just the right amount of everyday glamour.

If you read my Chubbimania post, you'll know that I've been all about the chubby sticks this season and out of the new shades I've bought lately, my most loved one is the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick (£8) in Raplumzel. It has a lovely subtle vanilla candy scent and it has that wonderful super moisturising formula with quite strong pigmentation that gives such a beautiful creamy finish that lasts a long time and wears well. The gloss stick is enriched with a plumping complex of collagen pre-peptides that gives an instant plumping effect, but without that tingling feeling (they call it the Buzz-free formula, how cute is that...). The shade Raplumzel is a soft wonderful dark raspberry shade, and it's been perfect for me to follow the berry trend but without it being too vampy.

This is the first time I've updated my make up with completely new shades to make it seasonal, and I've actually really enjoyed it. In December I'll make some more smaller changes e.g. I'll be wearing a lot more red lip products - predictable I know, but Christmas is coming after all and I'm already looking forward to introducing new shades again in the Spring time.

46 comments:

  1. Great post! Loving the look of that colour tattoo 😊

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    1. It's a stunning red shade and I've even surprised myself by l liking it so much :). Xx

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  2. you've got nice stuffs. :)

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  3. Great products in your fall makeup bag!

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  4. You definitely use lovely high-quality products! Thanks for sharing, it was nice to take a little peek in your make-up bag :-)

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    1. That's so lovely of you - thank you very much! Xx

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  5. Ooh you've got some good products there!! I'm dying to try the all nighter spray.. great for work days etc! xx

    Gemma // DuggyDimples

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    1. It's a great spray and I'm glad I decided to try another one of the UD sprays :). Xx

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  6. May need to purchase Metallic Pomegranate, it's lovely!


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    1. I highly recommend it and it's so easy to work with :o). Xx

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  7. When I first got my Colour Tattoo in Metallic Pomegranate I found it was beautiful to wear but I sometimes felt like it looked like I had 'black' eyes. I found the easiest way to combat this was to put a wash of colour like 'naked' from Urban Decay over it and wollah! Lovely blog post as always

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    1. That's a great tip and I know exactly what you mean - you almost need something to make color pop. Thank you so much :o). Xx

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  8. Urban Decay setting spray its awesome great job doll. Keep in touch.
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    1. I'm very pleased with it and so glad I decided to try another one from UD :o). Xx

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  9. Nice collection of products ;)
    kisses
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  10. i really need to try the urban decay primer potion!

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

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    1. They're great - and I really like the ones with a hint of color to them :o). Xx

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  11. Lovely stuff dear ! UD setting spray is my favourite !
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    1. Thank you so much - it's brilliant isn't it :). Xx

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  12. ohhh the ysl! hope santa will get me this for xmas! haha. nice post dear!

    xx,
    Yappy
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    1. Thank you very much - it's an excellent foundation - I hope you're lucky enough to get it :). Xx

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  13. The colour tattoo looks really nice, I have not tried them yet.

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    1. They are fab and so many gorgeous shades to choose from :). Xx

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  14. wow such a lovely post! great job x

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  15. Love Raplumzel, great little lip colour.. I am a massive fan of the colour tattoo's. The pomegranate colour is beautiful.
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    1. It's wonderful that you can get such great quality affordable products :o). Xx

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  16. Beautiful fall makeup bag!

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  17. I have that Colour Tattoo and have never used it but I like your idea of putting a taupe colour with it, I might finally start using it now!

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    1. For me it works really well - I hope you like the results :o)! Xx

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  18. Fab post! I am also a huge fan of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo's, my absolute fav is Barely Branded. I must try the Urban Decay setting spray, I do a lot of makeup for weddings during the hot humid summer, do you think this would work for keeping my brides makeup in place?

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    1. Hiya Keisha - thank you so much, that's really lovely of you :). Oh definitely - either this one or the De-slick setting spray since that regulates the oil on your skin. So exciting! Xx

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  19. I love the Wake Me Up concealer and I've heard great things about the UD setting spray :)
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    1. I really love it - I know there are more affordable options available e.g. from MUA but if it's not broken - don't fix if, it you know what I mean :). Xx

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  20. Raplumzel looks so nice, I really want to try the S&G chubby sticks when I go to the UK. Also love the pomegrante color tattoo, I was surprised by how wearable it was as well :) If you do an eye look post on it I would definitely be interested!

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    1. Thank you so much Zoe - I might just do that in the new year :). Xx

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  22. Your collection is one to drool over - love everything in it! :o Xx

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