You may have noticed, but over the last 6 months or so I've stopped doing monthly favourites. It's not that there haven't been products that I've loved - that would be absurd. More because I thought the posts were getting repetitive and rather predictable! I also got a bit bored of doing them to be blunt! However I've decided to show you some products that I've been loving lately - most of them long term loves that rarely get mentioned on my blog. I hope you enjoy!
Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream - 31
If you want something that covers over all your imperfections, but still feels really light on the skin, looks natural and not cakey and gives a subtle luminocity to the skin, this is for you! Generally I favour high coverage foundations as there's a lot of redness in my skin. So I usually use BB/CC Creams as a base under foundation. But this works amazingly on it's own. Highly recommended if you can a colour to match your skintone - there's only 4 shades! You can find my full review here - link.
Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation - Ivory
It's a bold statement, but I have to say it. This is my favourite foundation of all time, it covers absolutely anything and everything on my skin, whilst giving an airbrush effect finish. You can't get better than that - until you see that it's cheap as well! As with all the products in this post, I would highly recommend this! You can read my full review here - link.
Neve Cosmetics Magenta Sculpt Brush
I was lucky and managed to pick this up in a 50% off sale, so got this for a lot less. Like all my brushes this is made from synthetic hairs, with this one actually being vegan too. I've had a contour brush before, but never reached for it as much as I have been with this one. It applies my contour product of choice and also blends to make it look more natural. I haven't used it for highlighter yet, but I can imagine it would work well!
Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush
My mind is blown! This is seriously amazing and such an novel idea, I'd love to hear how they came up with this! As a self confessed lazy person, I hate to wash my brushes. Liner brushes especially as they need washing after pretty much every use! But this one is wipe clean! I do find that I need to dip into my gel liner a little more than with a standard brush, but if that's the only price I have to pay, then I'm happy!
MUA Smokin Palette
I'll start by saying that the eyeliner that comes with this is not worth your time. The eyeshadows however are amazing! Very pigmented, easy to work with and stunning colours! The sole reason for me including palette is for the shades Ghost & Fantasy (middle top row). They make a gorgeous taupe smoky eye, which looks amazing next to my skintone - I've worn them so much they've got huge dips in the pans! I've never actually shown you the look, so let me know if you want to see it!
Sleek Full Fat Lash Mascara*
When it come to mascara I can get rather fussy, or as I like to say, I know what I like! For me to love them they have to be super volumising and preferably a tubing mascara. This ticks those boxes - although could do with being a bit more volumizing if I was going to be fussy. I would actually liken it very much to the Too Faced Lash Injection - although I couldn't say it was an exact dupe as I haven't had both at the same time to compare them side to side! You can see my full review here - link.
ELF Baked Blush - Rich Rose
(£3.95, ELF's Website)
Have you noticed the lack of blush reviews on MidnightViolets recently? It's because I've been using this blush and nothing else - that is how deep my love runs! It has a corally bronze colour to it, with the beautiful glow that we've come to expect from a baked blush. This shade is quite subtle and goes with everything I've paired it with - my next video will be using it, so watch out for that!
If you're in the UK like me, you've probably been disappointed by the weather today. I know I have! Being bank holiday weekend here, we have a 4 day weekend. I had lavish plans for picnics and carboots, but today it has been dingy, dark and raining, so the sofa it has been! How British of me to discus the weather!
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