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October Favourites

October Favourites

 

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Here we are again, another selection of things I’ve been loving last month. It was so easy to choose October’s monthly favourites, it really didn’t take much thinking about. So let’s get started with the first item.

Fenty Beauty Killawatt highlighter in Mean Money

I love highlighters and I admit that I have way too many, but this one has been my go-to this month. It’s not a ‘bam!’ here I am sort of a highlighter, it’s subtle but it almost melts into the skin giving such a flawless finish. It’s so finely milled and buttery without big chunks of glitter. I do love the other highlighter in the duo which is Hustla Baby, but it just doesn’t give that glow from within look. I’ve already hit pan on Mean Money and I cant say I’ve hit pan on any of my others. I would definitely repurchase once it’s gone!

Wet Brush Pro

For as long as I can remember I’ve been using the Tangle Teaser, but as my hair is growing longer and longer, the knots seem to be getting more and more. Brushing my hair with conditioner in is a chore, a massive chore that takes a good 6-7 minutes to brush through. I feel also that the tangle teaser just can’t manage my thick hair and just glides over it rather than through it.  I’d heard of the Wet Brush but thought it was probably just a gimmick that was probably no better than the tangle teaser. Oh, how wrong was I?! I ordered the one for thick hair.  Brushing my hair has never been so easy; Knots, what knots? So if you have thick unruly hair, this brush will do you wonders.

Chanel Chance Tendre

I haven’t reached for this fragrance in a while, but I put on a top that I’d previously sprayed it on and fell in love all over again. Its fresh and fruity and has that feel of luxury to it.

L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay

I’m not a huge fan of dry shampoo, If my hair feels greasy, I’d rather just was it tbh, so I don’t use it a lot. A can will last me months. Most dry shampoos make my hair white which really isn’t a great look for black hair. It’s most likely why I avoid them. However I saw a can of this L’Oreal Elive Clay dry shampoo and liked the idea of the clay, I don’t know why It just appealed to me.  Honestly, it is so so good! No white residue, no matter how excessive you spray it, it disappears and volumises your hair. Most shampoos make my hair look more greasy if anything. I love this one and will be sticking to it. It smells nice and actually does what its meant to.

Nyx Liquid Suede in Sandstorm

NYX do some of the best lip products I’ve used and they continue to up their game. I had wanted this shade for so long but it was out of stock for what seemed like forever, both in-store and online. Eventually, I managed to find one mixed in with other shades in-store. I was literally so excited! It’s a cool-toned grey-brown. I recently wrote a post on my top favourite liquid lipsticks and this was one of them. You can see what it looks like on HERE.

 

Thanks for reading my October Favourites and have a great month

Current Winter Makeup

My Current Winter Makeup Essentials

I consider myself really lucky that my skin doesn’t change too much throughout the seasons. I don’t suffer from dry skin in the Winter, but it can become slightly more oily during the summer months so a little extra powder helps, especially around my T-zone. The only thing that really changes is my shade of foundation; lighter for winter (unless I’ve tanned, which is more often these days!) darker for summer. 

I do switch up my moisturiser, but at the moment I’m using Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel. I used it absolutely years ago and it did wonders for my skin. I don’t really know why I stopped, I think I just liked trying out something new. It’s not cheap, but good skin care is really important. I really like that it absorbs really quickly into my skin so I’m not hanging around for it to dry before I apply my makeup. It doesn’t smell of anything either which I like. There is a ‘Lotion’ version but this one seems to work better for my skin type.

Clinique Dramatically Different

Next, I use a primer to help whatever products I put on top, adhere too. I’ve been reaching for NYX Angel Veil more so lately and it works well on my skin; it makes my skin feel really smooth and silky. I do like to change my primer depending on my makeup look. Some are illuminating so if I want a really glowy look I’ll use one like that.

NYX Angel Veil

I’ve been loving a full coverage foundation the past few weeks. So I’ve been wearing Mac Studio Fix Fluid- NC40. I bought this foundation ages ago but I was matched with a pink undertone rather than yellow, although I loved the formula, it just made me look flushed all the time (pure and simply it was the wrong shade!) I recently picked up the ‘right’ shade and now reach for it most days. The coverage is amazing yet feels so lightweight. For the best results, I apply it with a brush then go over with a damp beauty sponge.

Mac Studio Fix Fluid

My favourite affordable concealer is still Maybelline Fit Me. It sinks into the skin, blends out flawlessly and doesn’t emphasise my pores and wrinkles like a lot of others do. It’s by far the best drugstore concealer. Great for everyday use. I wear shade 15.

Maybelline Fit Me

For bronze/contour, I’ve been using Barry M Contour Stick or Soleil Tan De Chanel (featured in my January Favourites) These are quick and easy to blend out as they are creams. I prefer creams as they work into your skin, whereas I find powders sit on my skin. I find I get more of a ‘natural’ look with creams. A duo fibre brush like this Morphe M436 gives the best finish.

Soleil Tan De Chanel

To set my face and under eyes, I use my trusted RCMA No Colour Powder. I’ve yet to find a better one. Is so finely milled that you can’t even notice it. For convenience, I transfer some of the powder into a travel size pot so then I can tip some into the lid and I don’t have to get out this big pot. You don’t get a flashback with this powder either.

RCMA Powder

I don’t always wear blush, but if I do it would more than likely be a coral shade. I love NXY Coraline. It’s really pigmented so go in with a light hand! It gives me a warm peachy flush to my cheeks. It’s matte as well, which I prefer. If you don’t have it I’d highly recommend trying it. 

NYX Coraline

For brows, I love my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade. It’s so easy to apply and can look natural if you are careful. It’s taken me years to master an ‘instabrow’. I apply it with my Mac 266 brush.

ABH Dipbrow Pomade

I keep my eyes simple on an average day so I usually just pop any warm brown shadow on to deepen up my crease. I love L’Oreal Super Liner for doing a small wing, It’s easy to apply and stays put without fading or transferring. I also love L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara. I used to hate this mascara because it would transfer and take so long to dry. Since I’ve been priming and setting my eyelids properly I no longer get this problem. It does still take ages to dry but I just use my paddle mirror to speed it up! It’s such a great mascara that I can live with looking like a tit waving a mirror in front of my face! 

L’Oreal Telescopic + Super Liner

I have a draw of highlighters; a girl can never have enough! I chose the one depending on how much I want to blind people on that day. Spraying your skin after you’ve applied highlighter with Mac Fix Plus really intensifies it. Also using a liquid highlighter then a powder highlighter on top also makes it ‘pop’. They’ll see you from space! Mac Fix Plus is a makeup kit essential, It’s so versatile. As you can see I’m almost out of it!

Mac Fix Plus

A nude lip is pretty much what I opt for probably 4 days of the week. My go-to nude lip would be Mac Stripdown or Mac Spice Lip Liner with Mac Peachstock Lipstick. If I’m wanting something bolder, I grab Kylie Cosmetics ‘Pumpkin’ or Sleek Matte Lipstick in ‘Plum’. I’m obsessed with these two.  

Mac Stripdown
Mac Peachstock

Finishing the look I use NXY Dewy Finish Setting Spray. It helps all your products melt together to create a flawless finish. I definitely notice when I haven’t put this on!

NYX Finishing Spray

I’m really looking forward to Spring when all the peachy shades hit the shelves. Also, I’m excited to see what trends will be new this year!

What’s your most used makeup product that you simply couldn’t live without?