Stila Perfecting Concealer – £15
I love finding a product that just makes everything better. This is what the Stila Perfecting Concealer in shade F does for me. I’ve never had a concealer that matched my skin colour so well, and with 12 shades to choose from I’m sure you’d find one to suit you too. It’s high coverage and has a very creamy consistency which results in a very natural looking finish while actually doing the job of concealing very well. A great product for this time of year when you want to be wearing as little makeup as possible. 8ml of product for £15 may seem like a lot to some, but I can see this little tube lasting me a long time, as a little goes a long way.
Below are before and after pictures to demonstrate the level of coverage you can get with this product. In the first picture I am only wearing a very sheer BB cream, and the second picture is after I concealed using a little (and I do mean a little) of the Perfecting Concealer. Impressive.
Wild About Beauty Golden Skin Glow – £21
And whilst we’re on the subject of sheer bases…
This is the Golden Skin Glow from Louise Redknapp’s cosmetic line Wild About Beauty. It’s basically sunkissed skin in a tube; a gorgeous product to have this time of year, and I love it. Honestly, for what it does it’s a little overpriced (I certainly didn’t pay full price for it), but really you’re paying for the brand, as with anything. What I can say is that if you’re happy to pay for it, then do because one pump of this applied to your face will put you a step closer to looking like JLo. Golden Skin Glow and a little of my aforementioned new favourite concealer is all I need in the way of foundation these days. Plus this is also nice to mix into a foundation to make it more sheer and glowy.
Seventeen Powder and Blush Brush – £2.99
Now for more of a bargain buy – I spotted this brush in Boots at the beginning of the month unaware that Seventeen even sold brushes. I bought it because of it’s size; smaller than a Real Techniques Blush Brush and fluffier than the Nic’s Picks exclusive Cheek Brush. I think it’s really the perfect size for blush and highlighter, and it has really soft synthetic hairs and it’s only £2.99. Enough said.
Maybelline Brow Drama in Dark Brown – £4.99
I’ve switched back to my trusty Brow Drama this month. As fabulous as the L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper made my eyebrows look, I got tired of forever splodging brown goop in my eyebrows due to the uselessly shaped brush on it. What I love about Brow drama is it’s brush; it’s hard to make a mistake with it, and it does have reasonably good hold when it comes to roaming brow hairs. If Maybelline and L’Oreal could team up and put the Maybelline brush with the formula of the Brow Artist Plumper we’d have a winner on our hands.