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Thursday 18 September 2014

TOP 10 | Tag

I was tagged to do the Top 10 Tag by one of my favourite bloggers Alina from Beauty With Charm. I love reading tag posts so I was obviously very excited to do my very first one. So let's get started. 

Even though I have a love affair with Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation, my one true love remains as YSL Touche Éclat Foundation. It's dewy, light and got a very radiant finish. Covers enough, whilst still looking very natural. I've got a full review of it here

Concealer is the only thing I can never leave the house without. I inherited dark circles (that are worsened by staying up late frequently) so concealer is my biggest makeup must have. I've tried so many drugstore and high end concealers over the years and the best one I've found so far is Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. My under eye area is slightly dry so I love that this concealer is light, moisturising and never looks cakey. It's also very brightening and it doesn't crease on me. And the best part is it's cheap. :)


I'm not much of a powder person. My skin is more on the dry side, so I find that powder on top of foundation can look a bit flaky. I do, however, enjoy wearing Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation sometimes. This is a powder foundation that has an amazing coverage whilst still allowing the skin to shine through it, looking very natural. Some people wear it to set their makeup, but I wear it instead of liquid foundation, on it's own. I apply it with either the sponge that comes with it or a dense powder brush. My shade is NW20. It's a perfect match for me. 


I don't own a huge amount of blushes, but I love every single one I have. So I decided to mention the one I believe I wear the most, which is Mac Cremeblend Blush in Ladyblush. I'm a sucker for a dewy look, so cream blushes are my best friends. Ladyblush is a very natural mauvey pink, that can be worn everyday, pretty much with any look.

I have a post on my favourite bronzers here. The one I've been wearing non stop recently is the Revlon Highlighting Palette in Bronze Glow. It's a bit like the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick but a lot less shimmery. In fact, once applied, it doesn't look shimmery at all, so in my opinion, it's much more wearable and suitable for any time of the day. I tend to apply it with a big fluffly blush, to add a little glow all over the face. But it's buildable, so if I wanted I could wear it as a contour powder as well. Such a nice and cheap product. 


Even though I have had highlighters for years, only recently I started to wear it more frequently. My absolute favourite has to be theBalm Mary Lou Manizer. It's amazing!!! Such a gorgeous champagne colour and super pigmented. I just need to lightly touch my brush onto the product and that's enough for each cheek. Beautiful. I'm in love with it! And it will last ages.


Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof Mascara is the best. Adds length and volume, super water resistant and holds the curl like no other I've tried. And it cost only £8. You can't beat this mascara. I prefer it a couple of weeks after I first opened it, though, once it has dried a little. Although I try new mascaras all the time, I keep going back to this one. It's my absolute favourite. 


Although I love my UD Naked palette 1, I still gravitate towards my Mac Eyeshadows a lot more. They are pigmented and I love their texture and shade range. I also love that we can buy the pro palettes and customise them. This one in the photo is my go to quad. But I have about 12 Mac eyeshadows. My most loved one out of all of them is All That Glitters. I will do a separate post showing my full collection soon. 


Recently I've been really enjoying the Sleek Brow Pencil. It's so practical and long lasting. On one end you have the waxy pencil and on the other end you get a spoolie, to help brush the hair and soften the look of the brows. I've got it in the shade medium. 

Lip Products
Mac Modesty (left) and Mac Haute Altitude (right)

I am a huge lipstick lover. So this was like asking a mum to choose their favourite child. Impossible! But I'd say Mac Lipsticks in general are my favourite because of the amazing shade range and variety of finishes they offer. Plus the price is much cheaper than usual high end brands. My all time favourite lipstick unfortunately is a Mac Limited Edition called Haute Altitude. From Mac's permanent collection, I'd say the most similar shade to it is Mac Fanfare. Haute Altitude is a bit more pink and it's got an amplified finish, which I love, as it's very smooth, moisturising and pigmented. Because Haute Altitude is no longer available, I decided to also include Mac Modesty, which is a beautiful brown-ish nude, in a cremesheen finish. Perfect for everyday.  

Well, these are my Top 10. I enjoyed doing this tag so much! A huge shout out to Alina again, for tagging me. :) I hope you all enjoy reading this. 

I tag:
Georgie from Beans Beauty Blog
Gyudy from Gyudy's Notes of Beauty
Lauren from An Impatient Scottish Girl 
Sally from The Makeup Directory
Sam Marriott from sjmcdf
Sammy from Dainty Owl
Tamzin from Tmzn Loves

Feel free to do this tag even if I haven't tagged you directly. And please send me the links to your posts. I'd love to have a look at your picks. X



  1. I love all your picks and now i want to go shopping and try all the stuff I don't have, especially the YSL foundation! Thanks for doing the tag :) x

    Beauty with charm

    1. Thank you for tagging me! Really enjoyed doing this. :) The YSL foundation is amazing. I also thought you might like the Sleek brow pencil, as you said on your post you were not happy with powders. I'm loving it. So quick and easy to use. X

  2. I love cream blushes too, I find them easier to apply, I haven't tried any MAC ones yet. I really want to try the Balm highlighter too! :) xx

    Velvet Blush

  3. love the Mac powder, need to pick up another one soon! All that glitters is probably my favourite eye shadow coulour...just beautiful


  4. I just got the sleek brow pencil as well and I love it! So quick and easy to use. I really like the look of the bronzer too. I love reading this tag :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | Palette Giveaway

  5. Your Mac quad looks so gorgeous!!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  6. Love your picks! Your MAC quad is so beautiful :) I used that concealer, it's really nice! Fanfare is a lipstick I always want to look at but I haven't yet...I have to do it since the lipstick you mentioned looks so nice! Thank you for tagging me, I'm going to publish the post next week as I need the time to take pictures! ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

    1. Pleasure! :) Looking forward to seeing your picks. Fanfare is gorgeous! I definitely recommend trying it. Xx

  7. Ah you have such good picks, really been wanting to try that highlighter for a long time as well as the concealer. Looking forward to seeing your MAC eyeshadow collection :)

    Thank you for the tag, will do it ASAP!

    The Makeup Directory

  8. So glad I found your blog after you tagged Gyudy! Can't wait for your MAC shadow post, love the look of the quad you created there!

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


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