My October favourites are a little late this month, but better late than never. This month I found myself stepping outside of my comfort zone of products, and trying lots of new products, as well as some old favourites. I was especially trying some new things when it came to base and lips.
Wet N Wild Mega last lipsticks
I am a massive fan of the Wet N Wild Mega last lipsticks. These lipsticks are a semi matte lipstick,yet they don’t wear like a matte. Instead they are creamy on the lips, long wearing, pigmented, and comfortable on the lips. I can’t say enough good things about these lipsticks. For the past month I have been reaching for these two colours over and over again. Mauve outta here is a medium cool toned pink. This colour is perfect if you want colour on your lips without being too out there. While, Bare it all is a medium/ light warm nude colour. This is a beautiful nude colour that isn’t too brown or too pink, but just right. It is perfect for wearing during the day, as it is long lasting and when it does wear away, it doesn’t leave the lips looking funny. Both these lipsticks cost €2.99 and can be found on any Wet N Wild stand in Dunnes . You can read all about the Mega Last Lipsticks here
Mac Margin Blusher
This was recently recommended to be by a makeup artist called Aoife Troy, and when she described just how beautiful it was, I had to go out and buy it. Margin is a dirty peach colour, with a little bit of shimmer to it. This blusher just really gives my cheeks life. I love it for adding a bit of a glow to my face and it has more or less not left my cheeks for most of this month. Do not be put off by the shimmer, as it is just so beautiful. This is the perfect colour for giving you that winter glow and it is a must have blusher.
This is a foundation I never thought I would like, but have ended up loving it. Maestro is a water based, long wearing foundation that is very light on the skin and wears unbelievably well during the day. Every time I wear this and I get compliments on my skin. This is a foundation for oily or normal skinned ladies, as it does tend to cling to any dry areas. You can read all about it here.
Oh Lordy, this lipstick. I really have a weakness for blue toned reds. They just do it for me and Inglot 230 is no exception to this. This is a beautiful blue toned red, that glides onto the lips like a dream and is very long wearing. I find it tends to lean a little on the pink side of red, which makes it even better for my skin tone. Like all Inglot lipsticks it costs €14 and can now be bought online here.
Mac Pro long wear concealer
Since I went back to work in September, my dark circles are out of control. While I have many concealers that do a good job covering them, this month Mac pro Long wear is what has worked best for me. I love this concealer. It gives really good coverage under the eyes. It gets rid of the rotten blue colour from dark circles and more or less hides them completely.While this concealer lasts for most of the day without needed to retouch. I do find that it has a tendency to move and crease, so setting is an absolute must. If it does crease, I just run my ring finger lightly under my eye, it will reset the concealer again. You can read a full review here
Mac Naked Pigment
I had heard bloggers rave about this for a long time, but Mac pigments are so expensive, that I held off. I got this smaller size as part of a make Christmas set, and having now tried it I get the hype and would buy the large size over and over. I love this for brightening up my cream eyeshadow. I apply this with a flat brush to my lid and it really makes cream eyeshadow pop and give your eyes are real awake look. Mac have released their Holiday sets, and I can’t recommend their pigment and glitter sets. They are fantastic value and a last for ages.
Estée Lauder Perfectionist
You’re probably sick of hearing me go on about this foundation, but honestly it is just that good. Perfectionist leaves your skin looking like velvet. It wears well throughout the day, and is incredibly light on the skin.Not only that, but it gives your skin the most beautiful glow, making it perfect for winter skin. It is a little on the expensive side, so make sure to get a sample before buying. You can read all about it here.
Estée Lauder Double wear
It really was a month for foundations. I change my foundation up every few days, so I get a chance to try out loads of different foundations throughout the month. Double wear was my holy grail foundation for a long time, but for some reason I stopped wearing it in favour of a lighter more natural looking foundation. Double wear is a full coverage, hard working foundation. When applied to the skin it lasts all day long. I doesn’t break down and literally stays in place until you take it off. I wear a good primer with it, and make sure that my skin is extremely hydrated, as it does have a tendency to go a little cakey if your skin isn’t prepped properly. I carry Mac fix plus in my bag when I wear this and spritz my face through out the day, so that it doesn’t go dry looking.
BeautylyminNovember 10, 2014 at 11:46 am
That Perfectionist foundation sounds right up my street! I really need to use some bother up before I buy a new one, but this will be the next foundation I buy!
BleeNovember 10, 2014 at 3:28 pm
I really wanted the Wet N Wild lipsticks to work for me!! They just don’t.. I’ve bought I think 6 of them and all the colours just look HORRIBLE on me!! Devastated!!
I also think i need to get my grubby mitts on the new Esteé Lauder foundation!! It just looks soooooooooo beautiful I may drool 😛
Sinead KNovember 10, 2014 at 10:09 pm
it’s very expensive, so get a sample first, but it is fabbbbbbb
andrea copuesNovember 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm
the perfectionist foundation is just sooo expensive i cant justify it 🙁 but what i do love for a brilliant coverage but light on the skin foundation is double wear light it is much lighter texture than the full on double wear but the coverage is amazing
Sinead KNovember 10, 2014 at 10:10 pm
i have double wear light and love it for the summer. perfectionist is ridiculously priced
Sadhbh DunneNovember 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm
Lovely products Sinead! Can I just ask that during flash photography does your Estee Lauder Double Wear come up as pasty white? This has been happening to me a lot lately, I end up looking as white as a ghost and so I hate the finish my face has in these pics. Any tips? Thanks x
Sinead KNovember 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm
this happens cause of the SPF in your foundation. any foundation with SPF will flash back on your and make u look like Casper. you need a foundation with no SPF like mac pro long wear or studio fix
email@example.comNovember 10, 2014 at 11:34 pm
I always go back to Double Wear every so often and I just love the MAC ProLongwear concealer. I agree with the creasing but like you, I just rub under my eye.
Emma (fluff and fRipperies)November 13, 2014 at 7:24 am
I think you’re right – I do need to try Margin! Love Perfectionist too – great picks x
Yvonne LloydNovember 24, 2014 at 8:01 pm
Love double wear its my favorite for a nite out.. really want to try mac pro longwear foundation are they alike do you think?
Sinead KNovember 24, 2014 at 8:06 pm
in longevity yes, but i prefer the finish of prolong wear and it also doesn’t white out in pics
ElenaMay 8, 2015 at 9:35 pm
Hello, I love your blog. Please could you tell me where you get the samples, I mean specific which store because I have been in few and they do not have samples. 🙂
Sinead KMay 8, 2015 at 9:43 pm
I ask for samples everywhere. I don’t take no for an answer. Boots concessions are great so are arnotts