Thursday, 20 February 2014

The Best Of Beauty Challenge: Make Up Must Haves


Before I even begin, for the past few weeks of doing this blogger challenge I have scoured through what feels like hundreds of posts (Which is about right as I've read other posts on those blogs too. I'm nosy and love a new read!) Each time I see the effort and thought put into each one and I feel so annoyed at my crappy half put together posts and even worse photos. So to all of you out there who are doing this and in general - well done and thank you for taking such pride in your blogs and giving us readers such wonderful things too see and read about. Sappy moment over!

This is the 3rd week of the Best of Beauty Challenge that Sam from All The Buzz  is hosting. Oh my goodness this weeks one was so feckin' hard, make up must haves! I just wanted to throw every piece of make up I owned on the floor and point. Not even write about it all, just point. No explanation needed. Then I realised that that wouldn't be productive at all and I'd need to send out quite a few blogger invites. We wouldn't all fit in my room. Bare with me while I narrow it down as much as I can. It hasn't been easy.

Now theres just no point in me going out of the house if I haven't got that skin under control, those pesky spots and blemishes need to take a hike! Which means I'm running like a hooligan for the concealer. Right now I just can't get enough of Catrice and the All Round Concealer palette. A green for redness, pink for dark circles and three different shades of skin tone concealer makes my heart beat a little faster if I'm being honest. I'd take it to bed with me if I didn't think it would melt. And to top if off nicely, this is the only kind of concealer palette I've used that doesn't irritate my skin. Mammy, hold me!  

And what better way to cover the now multi coloured face then with a bloody good foundation? How did people live with themselves before foundation was made? Ok, slightly over dramatic but you get my point here, I'm that serious about a good one. I've just bought Wet'n'Wild Coverall cream foundation and it was meant to be. It has surprisingly full coverage for such a cheap little tube and I will be buying them all, so no need to look out for them. Sorries xox

I'm not sure if this really counts, but I couldn't put on half the slap I do if I didn't have a brush to help put all that cement in place. I'm only a novice when it comes to brushes, but I have high hopes to one day own some fancy real techniques *swoons*. Until then, I have my amazing Sleek blender brush and my Sarah Ashton eye shadow and powder brushes that are my favourites by far. (I may have just under 20 eye shadow brushes, but we wont go there.) These little beauts are reached for daily and do the job just fine!


I am obsessed with having oily skin and use pressed powder like its going out of fashion. (Soo Fetch, right?) The one I'm using right now is Seventeens Miracle Matte pressed powder. This is my 3rd and I think it works really well. Once I put enough on to cover a fleet of runway models, it doesn't budge for the day and I only have to touch up a little (mostly out of paranoia) It even has a handy mirror and a little applicator if your so inclined. 

Lastly I do not have eyes until the eyeliner goes on. Its just a fact of life that I and many others have come to terms with. (When I say many others I mean screaming 'don't LOOK at me, I haven't got my face on yet!!' Yes, I am one of those needy make up people) Essence has been my friend for many years and this is easily my 25th little €3 tube of liquid black eyeliner. The brush applicator is so easy to use and it takes a swim in the deep end of the pool (speaking from experience, unfortunately) for this to start budging. Perfect.

If your looking for more posts like this, make sure and follow the hashtag #BOBBlogChallenge on twitter! 

29 comments:

  1. Woo for brushes! The makeup junkies best friend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha after reading your post I feel loads better! :D

      Delete
  2. Great post Cat, I love the Wet n Wild foundation and the Catrice Liquid Liner as well they are so good and cheap as chips, what's not to love?! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lady, Oh they are just the best ever! I don't know what I'd do without them :) x

      Delete
  3. Have to try that wet n wild foundation now that i know it has good coverage and will cover my rosy cheeks! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd say it will cover them, it covers all my sins! Best thing I've found in ages and for next to nothing! xx

      Delete
  4. The Seventeen powder sounds really good - a good powder is definitely a make up essential for oily skin! x

    CatherineSarah

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its great for my oily mug anyway! And its not that dear, to top it off its normally in a 3 for 2 too so you can't go wrong :) x

      Delete
  5. I had that catrice concealer palette and loved it, I must get it again! But first, I want to try the WetnWild foundation. Great Picks here Cat!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well right now mine is nearly finished and I'm crying. They are so hard to come by! Oh do, go out and get 10 lol thanks lady :) x

      Delete
  6. oh yes another fan of wet n wild, I got this foundation during a wet n wild haul, so cheap and cheerful..I didnt know catrice did those concealer palettes, I got the wet n wild one ( I swear I'm not sponsored by wet n wild, but I have mentioned them more times in this comment then a normal person would) ;) try BCC brushes as well, but real techniques are a real treat ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I saw when I read your post and was like, woo Wet'n'Wild lovers unite ha! I'm actually not a fan of their concealer palette at all and love my catrice one soo much. But ironically its harder to find then the Wet'n'Wild one, grr. Oh stop putting bold ideas in my head! ;) x

      Delete
  7. The Essence eyeliner sounds great :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You'll have to pick one up, so good! :)

      Delete
  8. I would be lost without that Catrice Concealer palette, such a great product at such an affordable price.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I LOVE essence stuff .. €3 for a tube of eyeliner..Bargain! Must keep a look out for it! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. One of the brands I've been uing the longest and bought the most make up from, couldn't live without it! x

      Delete
  10. I'm so wanting to try the Wet 'n Wild range. Great post! See u next week ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Go to Dunnes and I'm sure you will find a stand, go mad! Thanks lady, ha you too!! x

      Delete
  11. "I do not have eyes until the eyeliner goes on" you crack me up!

    I have an essence eyeliner that essentially looks like a felt tip pen, not sure specific name, but i absolutely love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha well its true! I look like I don't have eyes until eyeliner gets slapped on! Oh I know the one your on about, was only looking at it there the other day. I think I might pick it up next time I'm at a Essence stand :)

      Delete
  12. Ooh I need a new foundation, just might try the wet n wild one now; it sounds really good!
    And just wait until you get real techniques brushes... mine are my babies! I love them!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Do I'm sure you'll love them and at that price too :) Oh, can't wait to have a look at them now! :) x

      Delete
  13. ok now here's the thing. I love your blog. stop putting yourself down you are doing a super job. Your posts are always funny and honest. I now need that Essence eyeliner.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahh mammy, would you stop. Love meee! ;) Thank you lady, your very good. Go, run like the wind and get the eyeliner ;) xxx

      Delete
  14. I have that Catrice palette, I love it, such a bargain!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, can't believe they aren't that easy to find or better stocked on the stands considering how popular they are! x

      Delete
  15. I'm intrigued by that liquid liner, always on the look out for a more affordable but still decent liner!!

    ReplyDelete