August Beauty Favourites

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Walkyrie
I am absolutely terrified of lip colour. I never wear lipstick or lipgloss because I always think I look so ridiculously made up. I recently went in to Space NK and discovered these Nars lip pencils. I tried on Walkyrie and fell in love. I love that these pencils are matte, because they look so much more natural than a rich glossy lipstick. I also bought the shade Dolce Vita but I have been wearing Walkyrie nearly every day this month. Channeling my inner Kylie Jenner with this colour.

 

Soap and Glory Archery Brow Tint and Pencil in Love is Blonde
As I am very blonde, I find it SO difficult to find eyebrow products that match my hair. I’m obviously not on the hunt for a bright blonde eyebrow pencil, but I just don’t want anything dark brown or jet black otherwise my eyebrows look ridiculous. This Soap and Glory product is the perfect shade, and is only slightly lighter than my root colour which is ideal! It is so natural looking and you can use the pencil to shape your brow and then the felt tip end to fill in any thin bits or gaps.

 

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Bisque
I apply this almost-white corrector underneath my eyes after foundation. It completely hides any dark circles or bags and transforms my under eye area. I don’t know how I used to skip this step before I discovered this product, because the difference is incredible. I follow it up with the creamy concealer kit…

 

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit in Warm Ivory with Pale Yellow Powder
This concealer is just slightly lighter than my foundation so I still have a bright eye look. I put this around the edges of the corrector so that I don’t have two massive white circles under my eyes. This helps make the bright-eye look a bit more natural! The consistency of this product is amazing, it is so creamy and sits so nicely without creasing. It stays on ALL day without budging, especially after applying the pale yellow powder.

 

The Body Shop Instablur
I generally HATE primers because I can never see or feel them doing anything. For a while, I used Benefit’s professional, which I always felt was clogging my skin more than anything else. Earlier in August, I wondered into The Body Shop and discovered this! My foundation lasts ALL day if I use this primer, whereas without the primer I’m lucky if my foundation lasts 4 hours without me needing to touch it up. I don’t particularly notice that it blurs the appearance of my skin, but as I do have acne, I didn’t expect it to at all. It does, however, make my foundation go on so evenly.

No7 Powder Puff
I have started using a powder puff to apply powder underneath my eyes after I have applied my concealer. OH MY GOD the difference this makes is ridiculous. Using a brush picks up barely any powder, but using this makes your under eyes look so flawless and highlighted. I LOVE it.

 

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
I’ve had Soft and Gentle for well over a year now, and it’s been sat in my drawer for the past few months. I decided to get it back out as my skin has been terrible, so I’ve had to heavily powder my foundation to keep it in place resulting in a complete lack of natural highlight. THIS JUST PUTS IT RIGHT BACK ON. It is so beautiful and one sweep on each cheek is plenty. Some people say this is a bit too shimmery but I fail to see how that is a bad thing!

 

Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer in No. 6
I have been on an endless search for the perfect concealer to cover my blemishes, but not make my skin look cakey or oily. I thought I’d have to give up until I stumbled into Sephora in Greece and found this ‘Extreme Camouflage Cream’. It is like camouflage. It is magic. Sometimes I find that my skin can get a little dry after using it, but that’s usually because I’ve applied more than I need. A little definitely goes a long way. I have not gone a day without this concealer all month.

 

By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock
I have been obsessed with these “Colour-Fix Cream Eye Shadows” ever since I discovered them in July. I have been working full time in London which does not allow very much time in the mornings to do my make up nicely. THESE CHANGE EVERYTHING. They are so quick and simple to use. All I do is put it all over my lid, and then apply a darker matte eyeshadow in the crease and blend the two together. SO EASY. And the range of colours they have is beautiful. I also own Ombre Mercure but Misty Rock is the perfect wearable pink/purple shade. Pink/purple doesn’t actually sound that easy to wear on an everyday basis, but it’s such a muted pink/purple, it’s very easy to wear!

 

Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner
I have NEVER been able to do liquid eyeliner. I still do not understand how some girls can get both of them absolutely perfect and symmetrical. It is a complete mystery to me. BUT THEN I BOUGHT THIS LINER. It is magic. I really can’t explain it but it is now a joy and no longer a complete stress to do my eyeliner. It’s a push up gel liner, but there is something about the nib of the pen itself that is SO easy to work with. I think it’s because it is so small, it makes it so much easier to manoeuvre around the eye! I can see this being a favourite of mine for so so many more months.