It’s been a while since I’ve done a makeup post, hasn’t it? Well, let’s change that!
Makeup is one of those things. Most girls love it (most guys don’t get it) but it’s a big part of many girl’s lives. I love reading beauty and makeup blogs and some of my favourite bloggers fall into this category, but it’s one I find slightly harder to write than others. I would say I’m a bit of a beauty junkie – I’m by no means an expert, and most of the products I use are high-street ones, but I thought I would do this post as an update on some of my current favourites (all found in boots and all less than £10 FYI!)
1. Rimmel Scandaleyes Liquid Eyeliner – £5.49
I’ve been using up random liquid eyeliners that I have in my collection as I was a bit reluctant to buy one as I’ve never really been wowed by one. I went into boots a few weeks ago to have a bit of a nosey before I met a friend, and I found myself at the Rimmel counter. There was a good range of liquid eyeliners, but this one caught my eye as I preferred the tip of it. It was in between the thinnest and thickest ones and had a flat top instead of a tip so it’s easy to angle when you’re doing your flick.
2. Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation – £8.99
Sticking with the Rimmel vibe, I had to mention this foundation. I’ve always been a L’oreal girl as I found their Rose Ivory is the perfect shade for my see-through skin, but I’ve noticed that with the change in temperature recently, my skin was breaking out a little bit more, so I decided to opt for something that had a bit more coverage, yet wasn’t really cakey. I tried a few on the back of my hand and went for this one… I won’t lie, the main reason was because it smells like watermelon! (How could I not?) but the coverage is really good, buildable and doesn’t feel any heavier than what I’m used to.
3. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Copenhagen) – £5.49
I really don’t think you can go wrong with something that has been so highly recommended by the whole beauty blogger crowd for the last few months, especially when the price tag is only £5.49, which is a lot cheaper than some other matte lip creams on the market. I knew I would like this one as I’ve already got two more (Istanbul and Milan) but I wanted a more daytime one, so opted for the shade Copenhagen (the strange thing was, I was also wearing a Copenhagen t-shirt I got from Primark…) I love this more natural shade, and I’ve constantly got it in my handbag. It stays on for most of the day, but the application is so quick and simple that you could easily do it without a mirror, especially because the colour is quite similar to my lips.
4. Rimmel Cream Blusher (Majestic Pink) – £5.49
I needed a new blusher ever since I smashed my Benefit one on the floor back in July and have been trying my hardest to get anything out of it. I’d never tried a cream blusher before as I wasn’t sure how they would apply on my skin, but this one is so simple, and the colour isn’t too pink (which can be lethal with my skin tone) so an overall good purchase. I’ve been using my fingers to apply this as I prefer it to a beauty blender and it means I can use as much of the product as I need to, but also build it up.
5. Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara (Extreme Black) – £4.99
I’ve used this mascara for years and it’s always been a favourite. So why is this in your new beauty favourites you ask? Well recently Rimmel improved the formula of this mascara (and you can definitely tell) so technically I’m classing this as a new fave! At first I was like ‘well if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ (except less gangsta) but the team at Rimmel have done a great job with improving this already great mascara! This mascara has been a favourite of mine for as long as I can remember, and the colour is even more black than it used to be. A definite recommendation if you’re after a new one.
I hope you have enjoyed this beauty post, and I hope to start doing more of them! xx
This post contains PR samples.