April Favourites 2015

april favourites rimmel lasting finish concealer 030 essence i heart stage eyeshadow base topshop blush in do it again soap and glory spf barry m chisel cheeks contour kit

Hey all! I’m gonna share my favourites of the last month as usual. Not a lot this time around so hopefully this post isn’t too long (plus I should probably be writing essays - shhh!)
rimmel lasting finish concealer 030 essence i heart stage eyeshadow base

Rimmel Lasting Finish Concealer in 030 (£5.50) - I won’t go on and on about this because I reviewed it here but essentially it’s a pretty good corrector that won’t cost you more than £6. It doesn’t cake, crease, settle in fine lines and it has a decent amount of coverage too. Aside from the fact that the texture takes a little getting used to, it’s pretty wonderful!

Essence I Heart Stage Eyeshadow Base (£2.50) - I have owned this particular base for a couple of months now and I’m not sure why I haven’t written a full review already (don’t worry, it’s coming soon). With a doefoot applicator it’s easy to apply and the colour (skintone) means it covers up all discolouration on the eyelid as well as acts like a base for eyeshadows. This really makes eyeshadow pop and it’s probably the best one I have ever tried from the highstreet. Plus it’s super affordable! There’s another surprising use that this offers but I shall discuss that in the full review ^_^

topshop blush in do it again soap and glory make yourself youthful sunshield superfluid spf 50+

Topshop Blush in Do It Again (£7.00) - Somewhat similar to NARS Orgasm blush only less red and more peach, this has been the perfect in-between spring and summer time shade. It’s not soft and delicate, nor is it hard core glitter fever shimmer-in-ya-face, it sits somewhere in between! If you have olive skin you’re gonna like this. I also appreciate the mirror inside, very handy for when you’re travelling!

Soap and Glory Make Yourself Youthful Sunshield Superfluid SPF 50+ (£15) - I cannot tell you how much I have appreciated using this, a big thanks to Tanjia and Maryam from Beauteabible for discussing this months and months ago. They stated that it is a Kiehls dupe, which by the way is an unethical brand, so it’s great there is a cheaper yet equally effective ethical option. But aside from the amazing level of protection that this provides it also acts like a primer, my Diorskin Nude foundation lasts so much longer on my face, which if you have read the review you’ll know was my main issue with it! As I’m always going to be applying SPF from now on, I’m happy this acts like a two-in-one and it’s non-greasy which gives it another thumbs up. Not the cheapest spf but your skin is very delicate and deserves a bit of tlc with quality products (always try to get this during their 3for2s).

Barry M Chisel cheeks contour kit

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit (£6.49) - My final favourite of the month has to be this budget contour kit which packs a punch in terms of pigmentation and is suitable for light-medium skintones. As I’ve mentioned before the lightest shade isn’t great for setting the undereye but it is a nice natural looking highlight, perfect for everyday! Whilst the whole Kim K look isn’t achievable on a daily basis, nor is it necessarily wanted that often, I do think if you’re wearing foundation you need to lightly contour and highlight just to bring back the natural light/shade of the face and to avoid looking flat. This kit is great if you’re a beginner but do make sure you use a light hand and blend out as well as you can to avoid streaks.

Those are all my favourites from April! I’m guessing there will be more skincare faves for May because exams = stress = sad skin! What were some of your favourites of the month?

Thank-you for reading ♥