On a day-to-day basis my make-up is pretty basic. I don’t spend a huge amount of time each morning applying it, maybe 10-15 minutes.
I reach for long lasting, and good quality formulas, as on average I am out and about for 12 hours each day.
The products featured are a mixture of high-end and high-street, and at the moment I am really enjoying using them all.
So thought why not share them with you all.
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb (Shade Fenty Glow): (£16)
I used this for so long, forgot about it and then found it again, and oh gosh.
It is amazing.
It’s a slightly more heavier formula than most lip glosses I have tried, but it feels smooth, soft and nourishing. The formula doesn’t leave the lip feeling sticky or tacky and it leaves a gorgeous, almost wet appearance to the lips.
I wear it alone and it leaves my lips appearing plump and shiny. It has a light peach/vanilla scent and is enriched with Shea Butter.
The light speckles of fine glitter particles laced throughout catch the light beautifully. It claims to be a one shade fits all, and I second this. Whilst I don’t see much of any shade, more so a nude rose shade that is close to my own lip colour it is so flattering, and also would be the perfect addition over any nude lipstick.
Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Multi-Use Concealer: (£8.99)
I tend to use this under my eyes and to cover any blemishes or redness.
It is light, feels hydrating and comfortable to wear. It is incredibly pigmented offers good coverage and doesn’t budge.
It sits on the skin perfectly, and it doesn’t appear cakey or heavy. It doesn’t highlight pores, or sit in dry patches.
If you have never tried it, I suggest you do ASAP.
*Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light/Medium: (£49)
This is a palette I find very easy to use, I lightly define my cheekbones with the sculpt powder, and highlight the top of my cheekbones and it highlights and defines in a flawless and natural way.
Both powders are incredibly easy to blend, finally milled, pigmented and do not highlight pores or accentuate the skins texture.
The bronze shade is a warm subtle brown tan shade, and has a satin finish.
The highlight shade is a champagne beige shade, and even though it appears a little glittery and metallic in the pan, it doesn’t translate this way on to the skin – it leaves a subtle natural glow.
The combination of the two shades work wonderfully together, and I feel it is the perfect contour and highlight palette for fair skin tones. The amount of product in each pan is generous, so I do feel it would also last a very long time.
The brush is large, and initially I found that there was far to much product on the wand.
The first couple of times I used it I had to wipe a lot of product off with tissue paper.
Thankfully as time progresses this did become less of an issue.
When brushing the wand through the lashes the brush feels super soft, and you can feel each bristle hugging and coating each lash.
The glossy black formula is incredibly pigmented.
If like me, you prefer your mascara super black then you will really adore the colour and finish of this formula.
The mascara doesn’t flake and I find it particularly quick and convenient to use on the lower lashes too, as it doesn’t smudge.
It is easy to remove, which is always a very important factor for me as i hate rubbing and scrubbing the eye area.
Soap & Glory Archery D-I-Y Brow Bar: (£12)
I picked this up on a whim, and I am pleasantly surprised.
I prefer using powder to fill in my eyebrows. As my eyebrows are really dark I find they appear more natural, fuller and more defined when I use a slanted brush and an eyebrow powder to fill in any gaps or sparse areas.
There are four shades in the compact and a small double ended spoolie and comb and small slanted brush.
There is a dark brown shade a light slightly khaki/a brown shade a highlight shade and a fixing wax.
The compact is a handy size. Not to big not to small. It is lightweight and has a generous sized mirror inside. But the additional spoolie and comb are really quite pointless, they are far to small to use.
I use the darkest brown shade, and it is around 1 or two shades darker than my natural hair colour. It is a medium brown cool toned shade and appears incredibly natural.
The powder stays put and doesn’t smudge. I have found with some eyebrow powders that the powder residue can drop on my face as the day progresses, but no such thing has happened with this product.
The highlighting shade is light and has an almost wet texture and I can easily smooth it across my brow bone to highlight and add a little definition to the brow area. It a luminous champagne shade and has a barely there natural appearance.
I don’t use the wax or khaki shade as they are not for me personally, but I would purchase this palette again solely for the brown powder and high lighter. I have been using this since Christmas and there is still tonnes of product left so I feel I will get another 6 months using every day.
Fleur De Force Eylure (SIMPLY FLEUR) False Eyelashes:
I cam across these a couple of weeks back, and I have become obsessed.
This style (Simply Fleur) look so natural, and feel super light. I have been wearing them on a daily basis and been stocking up in Boots as they are currently 3 for 2.
I find them easy to apply and remove, and I have picked up a couple of other styles from the range, so will be sure to keep you updated.
Do spot any products you like?
Let me know in the comments.
*Products featured on Allure La Vie that are marked with a star * are press samples or gifted items, please see my Disclaimer for more information