I haven’t posted my favourites for a while. It’s not because I haven’t been loving lots of products, I’ve just had a lot on my plate. But don’t fear – while I’ve been managing a whirlwind of things, I’ve been doing so with with full on cake face! That’s right folks, every day I’ve been testing product so that I can tell you what’s good!
Morphe 3502 Palette
If you’ve read my previous post, you’ll know the back story to my purchasing the Morphe 3502 palette (if you missed it, and my review, just click here). I’ve been loving this palette for it’s creamy formulation, pigmentation and gorgeous colour story. It’s quickly reached holy grail status in my collection.
Mac Blush in Peaches
Yep, an OG Mac favourite right here. This matte blush is a staple in my collection. It’s the perfect peachiness (get it? haha) on my skin tone, adding just the right amount of colour that shows up on my NC40 mug. If you’ve got Mac Melba, this is it’s more assertive older sister. Give her a shot! Smooth and easy to apply, I know I’ll be re-purchasing this one soon.
LA Girl Pro Matte Foundation
I’ll do a full review on this one for you, but spoiler alert, this is a goodie. It’s a great foundation for the price and the colour selection is great with lots of shades and undertones to choose from. I have two shades – Light Honey and Sand. Light Honey is very yellow based and I can’t wear it on its own, but it’s perfect to add to a more neutral colour like Sand, giving a little depth and warmth. In the winter I lean to more of a neutral skin tone on my face so Sand is great. I can wear it on its own, but a little bit of Light Honey added to it makes it my perfect colour. For those of you that are a rainbow of shades between summer and winter, like me, this could be a good option for you. It’s not full coverage – more medium coverage and buildable. It can be a drier foundation though so I’d urge you to moisturise and prime before applying it.
Rimmel Insta Duo Contour Stick
I’m a fan of contouring because I have a big face. There I said it. I have a big old oval plate face and without contour I look like that egg meme that is in endless circulation. I love laying down a cream contour and then setting with a powder for extra longevity. This contour stick is really handy, allows for precise application and blends out easily. I use the dark shade and it’s a great colour for me. The highlighter end swatches nicely, but doesn’t really show up much as much as I would like (remember though that I love extra popping highlighter).
Nars Power Matte Lip Pigment in Don’t Stop
I love this liquid lipstick formulation, it’s one of my top three, which is really saying something. This is a true red that is going to get you some attention! I hear it’s the same shade as the Fenty Beauty one, but haven’t done a comparison on that one -should I? Hmmmmm. If you’re looking for a red lippie that stays on all night long without cracking or drying you out, look no further. I haven’t bought many Nars products, but I’m becoming a convert after purchasing my Loaded Palette (review here) and these liquid lipsticks. I have three colours now, so a full review will be coming up soon.
Morphe x Bretman Rocks Babe in Paradise Highlighter Palette
I won’t go into too much detail, because I’ve done a full review with swatches and a look. This is a beautiful palette and I’ve been so impressed with the texture, pigmentation and longevity. Click here to read my whole review.
Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Gold
This drugstore highlighter has hit the world by storm and its name is so apt – it’s like pouring molten gold on your cheekbones. This formulation feels a lot like the Mac Extra Dimension Skin Finishes in comparison and for only NZ$20 this is an absolute steal. I’m getting a backup and have already bought one for my Mum – it’s that good!
Makeup Revolution x Sophie Highlighter Palette
Okay, so you now realise how much I love highlighters, so much so that I’ve featured three in my favourites – two of them being palettes! I’ve reviewed this one in detail with swatches, so just click here to read all about it. For NZ$18 it’s such a good price and with a mix of standard and baked highlighters there is something for everyone. You can use the shades as eyeshadow as well as highlighters and mixing colours results is some amazing looks!
There you have it – my latest favourites. Do any of your favourites feature here? Let me know what you’re enjoying at the moment.