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.
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