I thought I would take a little break from reviewing individual products and just talk about a group that is on my face pretty much every day – my current make up favourites. Some you may have seen previously on my blog and others will be new to you. Either way, I hope you enjoy this little round up and find something that might work for you as well.
After reviewing the 14e cosmetics Aloe Nourish Foundation last year I put it aside so that I could test out some other foundations but I always seem to gravitate back to it. The finish and glow that it gives last all day especially when I set it with the 14e cosmetics Aloe Nourish Prime and Set Powder which is a new product in my collection.
I don’t normally get excited about setting powders but this one has really impressed me. It’s translucent so it can work for any skin tone and it’s incredibly soft, weightless and forgiving. It’s difficult to over-mattify your face with this powder which is great for those who normally steer clear of powder products such as dry or flaky skinned folk. It lets your natural glow shine through but it sets make up really well. I have been noticing a huge difference in the longevity of foundation and concealer when I set it with this product. It’s meant to be used as a primer as well which I think would work best for oily skin types. I like my primers dewy and glowy.
Before setting my face with the powder I apply concealer. I have to say thank you to Gemma Vendetta for introducing me to her Conceal Wheel Colour Trio and kindly sending it to me to try. I’ve always wondered what green colour correctors do and now that I’ve had a chance to test it on my face I can highly recommend it to those who suffer from redness. I take a bit of the green cream and apply it to my cheeks, nose and chin. I then apply the salmon coloured pink and follow with the lighter concealer colour. Under my eyes I just use the two pink shades. What has really impressed me with the Conceal Wheel is that there is no creasing, even without setting powder. I love that all 3 colours come in a handy palette.
Next up is a product which I mentioned on Instagram recently and that is the Rituel de Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soot cream eyeshadow. This Canadian company is well known for its high quality makeup and their cream eyeshadow offering is certainly no exception. I have the shade Sigil, which is a warm champagne gold with a hint of pale pink. It works as a great all-over lid colour and has a good level of shimmer that still maintains some air of sophistication without heading into glitter territory. The packaging takes some getting used to but I’m willing to overlook it because the eyeshadow has such great lasting power.
Last but not least I have to give another mention to the Kosås Cosmetics Lipstick in Stardust. I am getting very close to using it all up and that has not happened with any other lipstick. It’s the perfect neutral for every day and it feels so nourishing, a bit like a lip balm but with better lasting power and more pigment. Their whole collection is out of this world, but I won’t bore you with the details because I’ve already gushed about them enough in my review.
So that is my quick round up of my five top makeup favourites of the moment. I hope that you enjoyed this top 5 format and please let me know if you’d like to see more and from which category by commenting below or you can email me and connect with me on Instagram and Facebook.
Next week: Let’s talk about peptides.