Thursday, 28 January 2016

Feel Good Beauty Products

January just isn't a great month for anyone is it? We're all a little too chubby from over indulgence at Christmas as well as really feeling the pinch on our purse strings after spending that early December wage on presents, nights out and other festivities. I have to admit I get so depressed in January and I'm feeling it even more this month as I've come home from living abroad and I miss everything and everyone. Seeing as I've come home jobless and am trying my best not to spend I though I'd share a few of the products that really make me feel great when I use them...

Starting with my base I have to admit I am an absolute sucker for cult favorite Nars Sheer Glow. Yes I know everyone has heard this a million hundred times before but until I find a better foundation I will repurchase this until my dying days! I love not just how flawless this makes my skin look but also how it feels as it really lets my skin breathe which I must admit is something that most other foundations don't do. I get so many compliments on my skin when I use this and I really don't use a lot of product at all. If i want to look extra radiant I will pair this with something that has been a bit of a golden discovery for me and is the Topshop Glow Pot. I used to wonder why I never liked highlighting products that much after having tried so many powders and liquids, however the cream formula of this one is incredible. Unlike a liquid it is extremely blend-able and doesn't mess up my foundation if I apply it on top. It just looks absolutely beautiful and such a staple for my 'going out' look now!

If we are talking about contour I have to say that Clinique's Chubby Stick has been an absolute god send! It makes everything so easy and I love that I can just apply it and then blend it out with my fingers or a brush. It is such a nice natural shade and makes my cheekbones look incredible. I admit that when I first got this I found it so difficult to use and now I couldn't be without it! Also in the way of contour is Benefit's Hoola which I just find is easier sometimes if I'm in a proper rush but still want to chiseled cheekbones and sharp defined features. I have probably bought about ten of these in my lifetime as its one of the best bronzers out there for contouring due to its neutral tone and matte finish. if I'm really going out I sometimes even wear this over my chubby stick just to make my contour extra noticeable. 

Lastly, I am a sucker for lip and cheek products and I have to say I have been really digging using The Body Shop's Honey Bronzer on my cheeks lately rather than a proper blusher as it's so natural and really suits my skin tone and brings out my blue eyes. Another thing is that a neutral cheek looks so amazing when paired with a statement lip, and speaking of I have been reaching more and more for my YSL Rouge Volupte in 34 which is a bright watermelon pink. I am so in love with the packaging of this that it could be any shade and I would still absolutely love it but this pink is amazing especially as its a shine finish rather than a matte. I honestly would say that the formula of it is ridiculous considering it isn't matte as I can wear this for most of the day without having to top it up too often!

What are your favourite products that make you feel good? Do you have anything you do in January to give yourself a little 'pick me up'?



  1. The simple act of putting on makeup already makes me feel a thousand times better - the power of makeup is amazing! ;) xx
    Gyudy @ Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

  2. Totally agree with you on Sheer Glow, I just haven't found anything that's beats the finish. Also it's the only foundation where I've found my perfect shade haha. xx


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