Sunday, 14 September 2014

Top Ten Tag

I was tagged to write this post by Millie from Corkscrew Curls  and The Graduate Goddess and I am very excited as, besides the Liebster award, this is the first tag post I have written/filmed which I was actually tagged in! This is actually a rather tricky post for me to write as I'm very disloyal to makeup products and will be constantly changing my mind about which ones I love. However, keep reading to learn about my (current!) top ten favourite makeup products!

1. Foundation
Honestly, I don't yet believe I have found my holy grail foundation as of yet due to my very pale and sometimes dry skin making it extremely hard to find one which works for me. My favourite so far, and the one I use on a daily basis is L'Oreal True Match in the shade Ivory. It provides a good coverage and is one of the palest I have been able to find on the high street. However I have found that, the longer you own it, the darker this foundation gets which is rather annoying.

2. Powder
To pair with my foundation, I use L'Oreal True Match in the same shade.

3. Concealer
Although I love Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (which seems to be 99% of bloggers'  favourite high-street concealer), Rimmel London Match Perfection takes the edge due to the packaging which allows you to get every little bit of concealer out and really get your money's worth. No scraping around the tube necessary!

4. Blush
Sleek blush in the shade Pixie Pink is my go-to blush and is admittedly pretty much the only one I use! Sleek is a brand I absolutely adore and I find this shade to be perfect for pale skin, providing of course that you aren't too heavy handed. Sleek also have a brilliant shade range for their blushes so there'll certainly be one there that's perfect for you!

5. Bronzer
Bronzer is something I've really only recently started to use, always believing that, having such a pale skin tone, it would just make my face look muddy. After hearing that Benefit Hoola was perfect for pale skin tones, I made it my mission to find a dupe, finding one in Bourjouis Chocolate Shade 51. It doesn't apply patchy, isn't too orange-toned and is perfect for pale skin yet buildable for those with other skin tones. Not only that but it smells like chocolate! Nom!

6. Highlighter
I've got to admit something here - I've never used highlighter. Anyone have any recommendations for something subtle and good for pale skin?

7. Mascara
Mascara is the product I am the most disloyal to, rarely buying the same mascara twice. However, I am currently enjoying Maybelline the Falsies Volum' Express. The formula is amazing and it makes my eyelashes look huge! My only issue that would perhaps prevent me from repurchasing it is the brush which doesn't do as good a job at separating my lashes as I'd like.

8. Eyeshadow
Eyeshadow is something I love to experiment with so there isn't one shade which I adore more than the rest. However, one shade I really adore is 'Chaos' from the MUA Smokin Palette, which is admittedly the reason I initially bought the palette.

9. Brows
My brow routine is really very simple and I only use one very cheap product - Natural Collection Eyeshadow in the shade 'Crushed Walnut'. I like to use a cheap eyeshadow to fill in my brows rather than a pencil or more pigmented eyeshadow in order to keep them soft and natural, avoiding brows that appear to have been drawn on with a Sharpie.

10. Lip Product
This was probably the most difficult product to pick, being on the fence between two different lipsticks. In the end, I chose Collection Lipstick in the shade 'Valentine' which is probably my most worn lipstick. I love the look of a bright red lip against a pale skin tone and this is my favourite of my red lipsticks, being very opaque and long lasting.

I tag:
Jemma from A Drugstore Addiction
Arianne from Ayre

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  1. I just found your blog and it's really cool. Great post, I'm going to check out a few of those products <3

  2. I love this tag, it's great to actually think about what you own and what is best! Might do this myself. I really like high beam from benefit for highlighter- I just have a min which was super cheap and it has lasted me forever. It adds a pearly glow which works well on my pale skin :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | Palette Giveaway

  3. I love that rimmel concealer! I've had mine forever ago and still use it!

    Every Day In Grace

  4. I've never tried Collection lipsticks but that one looks so lovely I may just have to! Lovely post :)

  5. Loreal true match is definitely the best foundation I have ever used! I haven't done a tag in agggess xxx

    Blonde of carbs

  6. Thanks for tagging me! I'm not the most loyal either, but I do have my faves.. I think I'll film this and do a complimentary blog post for next Sunday :)


  7. This is a great idea for a post! I am such a nosy one, and I love to read about other people's favourites and routines - it's like the internet version of getting to rummage through someone else's dressing table!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  8. I have been trying to find reviews on the bronzer for a while as I have been debating with myself whether to buy it or not. Thanks for the post!

  9. I love that Sleek blush, it's so pretty isn't it :)


  10. These look really nice, great picks! I actually bought my first Sleek blush recently (in Rose Gold - it's gorgeous) and love it so may check out Pixie Pink soon as it looks like a gorgeous colour. Also I definitely need to get a MUA palette as I've never tried one and I've heard good things. Love your blog, by the way! xx

  11. So glad you did this tag! I love the Sleek blushes, they're so pigmented, and the Bourjois bronzer!
    - Millie xx
    Corkscrew Curls

  12. That eyeshadow palatte is so so lovely! Thanks for sharing your top ten :)

    Warm Regards,

  13. True Match is my holy grail at the moment. That eyeshadow palette looks great, I'd love to try it.

  14. great picks!
    I don't like the collection lasting perfection concealer haha


    Inspirations Have I None

  15. Love this tag! I would find it pretty hard since I love so many things but it's always interesting to read! ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

  16. As a highlighter you HAVE to try Lightscapade by M.A.C (yes, kind of pricey and yes, such a common choice!) but it is so so soooo worth it and it will last you for ever because the pod is gigantic :) its lovely for fairer skin :)



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