Thursday, 30 October 2014

Beauty Edit: Nude Lipsticks

If I could only wear one type of lipstick on a daily basis my choice of colour would repeatedly always be nudes. Now I don't mean the type of nude where it looks like you've smeared concealer all over your lips, actually I'm talking about a colour far from it. I'm talking the type of nudes which match your lip color and compliment your skin type. The kind of lipstick that looks effortless but can also be a statement with bold and heavy make up.

It's safe to say I own far too many lipsticks, with a specific concentration on pinks and beiges. I wanted to share a few of my favorites because their the ones I reach to the most. This bunch is a mix of both low and high end prices so there's something for everyone..

First up is Mac's Mineralize Skinfinish lipstick in Posh Tone. I've owned this one for almost a year now and as you can see it's basically on its last legs. This is my perfect 'everyday' lipstick, the 'your lips but better' shade. The formula of the lipstick feels buttery and glides on like a dream. Not to mention it also leaves a glossy effect on the lips and keeps them hydrated. I personally love this formula as I find it very natural and it's become one of my all time favourites. 

Secondly we have Giorgio Armani's Rouge Ectasy lipstick in '104'. This lipstick range has been raved about for so long so I know I had to give it a try. It's a little bit more of a true nude but I absolutely love the finish of it. It goes on smooth and leaves a velvet and glossy like finish on the lips. It's my favorite formula of all 4 lipsticks. Rimmel's Kate Lipstick in 03 is a drugstore gem. This is by far the best nude lipstick on the high street in my opinion. It's not too nude or too beige, it has a warm undertone and I find it complents most skin tones. Rimmel do a great range of lipsticks that are purse friendly. Lastly, theres Mac's lipstick in Modesty. I find that this one is a bit more bold and mauve but I love the finish and color it gives. I wear this more at night where I want my lips to stand out.

Other nude lipsticks on my wishlist: Tom Ford 'Pink Dusk', Mac 'Velvet Teddy', Charlotte Tilbury 'Nude Kate.'

Whats your favorite nude lipstick? Have you tried any of these? Xx A


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Fall Must Haves

It's been a while since I've done a post on favourites so I thought I'd round up some of the products I've been loving recently…

Transitioning to Fall always means warmer clothes, style changes, cosy jumpers, and a switch up in beauty regimes. Not to mention the weeks leading up to Christmas! The weather in London has made it pretty clear we're very well into the colder months as it's been raining with grey skies for the last couple of days. It's interesting to see that some parts of the world have their Fall season in pure sunshine (cough LA!) and to them Autumn is mainly just a transition in fashion and style. I think I prefer the crispy weather and change in season and of course the Fall fashion shopping! There's still however so much on my wish list which I'll link below.

My make up routine has remained fairly similar apart from a few changes here and there into the autumn months. I'm loving darker lips and fresh dewy skin and I use my trusted Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation for a flawless base and a new Sleek Lipstick in 'Vamp' that I recently picked up. Both have been staples in my make up bag for this season. I've rediscovered the L'oreal Voluminous Mascara which has been a favorite of mine for years. I love how this mascara makes my eyelashes look as it lengthens and gives volume to create the perfect false looking lashes. This Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad in 'Dolce Vita' has been an absolute staple for me this past month. I haven't used another eyeshadow palette as this is all I need to create any look from day to night! She also has a series of videos explaining how to use her products which I'll link here which makes it easier to use and experiment with.

The Balm is a brand I discovered last month and I have to say I'm loving the products I've been trying. The Blush called 'Frat Boy' and the much raved Mary-Lou Manizer have been two products I've been using daily to give my skin a natural glow. The highlighter is one of the best I've ever used as it gives such a natural finish and glow to the skin. My last beauty must have of the month is Mac's Whirl Lip Liner. I'm sure most of you must have heard of this infamous lip liner by now as its supposedly the one Kylie Jenner uses. I love the color of Whirl and just use it as an overall lip color instead of a liner and it lasts all day long.

Below are some Fall wishlist items that I've currently craving…

Thanks for reading! Xx A

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