Sunday, June 5, 2016

May Favourites

I spent about a week sneakily using my sister's Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation before I decided it was time to buy my own. Claiming to be 'invisible coverage' with 'pore blurring effect' I definitely think it delivers on both. It's medium coverage; it evens out the skin tone but I still need concealer for the under eye area. It truly is my skin but (a lot) better.

A friend gave me this Clarins Powder Compact years ago and I've literally only just finished it. I'm not a massive fan of powders because I generally wear a matte foundation and don't find that I need any. Since I've started wearing match perfection I've been needing to powder throughout the day and this has been my favourite by far. I'm in Ivory Beige and it has absolutely no colour that I can make out and doesn't oxidise. It seems to have been repackaged since I got this and I'm kinda scared the formula won't be the same. 

I didn't wear a lot of makeup through May, a lot of the time I didn't even bother with contour or eyeliner. I've been obsessed with lip products, though.
GOSH Velvet Touch Lipliner in Antique Rose is a mauve toned pink and it's literally the liner I put under 90% of my lipsticks, regardless of colour. I have a nude lip obsession at the moment but I sometimes forget how pale I am and so some of my nude shades can make me look ill. This is the perfect liner to add a bit of colour whilst maintaining the general nude vibe.

If I could only own one lip product for the rest of time then it would definitely be Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita. My sister recently went to New York and I knew I wanted something Kat Von D but there's so much to choose from. There's a reason that Lolita is the cult shade! I honestly think it suits everybody. It's kind of a brown/mauve shade on me but when you look up swatches on google, it really does look different shades on different skin tones.  

I didn't own any Lime Crime Velvetines until this month and I already own six. Salem has been my go to for days when I'm not wearing Lolita. I don't know when I'll ever get to a Sephora so I'm only trying to use that 2/3 days so try and make it last as long as possible. I'm loving the formula of the velvetines. They are easily the most long wearing lip products I've ever tried. They're up there with the lacquers from Makeup Revolution. I literally have to scrub (and scrub) to get these off. I definitely didn't think I'd get any wear out of Salem when I first unboxed it but I actually love it. It's a milk chocolate shade which I can see suiting a lot of people.

My perfume of the month has been Incredible Things by Taylor Swift. I'm trying to use up a few of my perfumes to justify buying some more and this has been the one I've used almost everyday this month.
Fragrantica is telling me that this is supposed to be a musky perfume. I would definitely still check this out if you don't normally like musky scents because that wouldn't be a word I'd use for it. On the other hand, if you don't like vanilla then you won't like this because that it the overpowering note. This is going to sound really strange.....and disgusting....but I get vanilla/vodka/passion fruits whilst being kind of talc(y) smelling. I've really been enjoying wearing it even if that sounds like the most horrendous smell ever. I'm really bad at describing things!!

Sorry for such a long absence, I've been having laptop issues. Hopefully they're all fixed now and normal service will resume :)
Nikki x

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