11.4.14

(Another) motley sort of favourites: March


Here's where I collect the bits and bobs that I've been especially loving and serve it up for your perusal!  Now, let's delve right in!

Surprise, surprise! The main makeup here is lip products. Who'd 'av guessed it? It's not like it's all I talk about round these parts eh!

First up we have No.7 BB lips in Belle Pink, a deep pink that gives a wash of colour and is moisturising without being sticky- this is perfect for everyday no fuss 'whack it on' sort of lip colour.
In its heyday in the blogosphere, the No.7 BB lips was likened to the infamous Clarins Lip Perfectors and at a fraction of the price, the BB lips seem better value for money (especially with the Boots No.7 vouchers) - however as I have yet to try the Clarins offering I can't comment on the actual formula differences.

Another lip 'thing' is the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil which I decided to try once upon an Asos Sale *my God I'm a poet* and went for Dragon Girl because little known fact I actually own a dragon *yes they exist* and I really liked the colour- a beautiful velvety matte *it's all in the name kids* red that's a smidgen darker than my favourite lipstick MAC Ruby Woo. The only downside to this- was that it didn't actually last as long as I thought it would- though it did fade away into a stain.

I've been really liking cream blushers lately and one that I keep coming back to is Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Seduce which I discussed at length here.

Unusual for me but I think I've found my holy grail foundation; this coveted spot has been awarded to the BECCA Luminous Skin Colour in Cognac, though it's actually a tinted moisturiser *but let's not get bogged down in mere details*.  It's sheer, light and glowy and best applied with fingers. But applied with a brush I find that it gives more coverage. Also- it has quite a strong scent that isn't too noticeable on le face - it smells exactly like the MAC Makeup remover wipes- I quite like it.

Now, Blog Inc. by Joy Deangdeeler Cho of website Oh Joy! is a fantastic comprehensive read for bloggers of all stages. It details how to start a blog from scratch and build it up enough to be able to go full time with it. It has a wealth of knowledge and I really liked the mini interviews with different bloggers.

Last but not least is one of my favourite lipsticks *I seem to have a lot of favourite lipsticks- I am aware* Lo'real Color Riche Star Secrets in 712 Milla Purple (what a mouthful!). It's in the same colour family as MAC Creme in Your Coffee but a tad more pinky - brown. The colour doesn't translate as dark on the lips and lasts quite long on me- it's a little like the MAC Cremesheens. I've bought a back up of it *yep it's my forever guys!* as it was from a past collection methinks. Now the only gripe I have with this is the name- at the moment I'm thinking 'Asmaa's Purple' - but the verdict is still out on that!

Congratulations for getting to the end of this lengthy post! What things have you been liking?
Until next time!