Browsing beauty counters is something that I’ve loved for years. Swatching the shades, getting mini makeovers and walking away with a treat beautifully wrapped in a gorgeous brand’s packaging? The dream for beauty junkies, right? Totally is! So, this is why I was super excited when a new Nars counter landed in John Lewis in Nottingham city centre and I was invited down to check it out.
Seeing as it’s Friday I thought I’d share some favourites because by the end of the week you might need those products that are going to make you feel totally badass! These are the ones I reach for when I need to psych myself up to take on the day.
When I want to rock a statement lip, I either go for the perfect orange-red colour with the easiest application ever – Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya. This guy is the one for a quick slick of brightness! If I want a vampy lip I’ll go for MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Good To Be Bad which is awesome paired with a really dark lipliner.
I’m definitely one for mentally bankrupting myself at least once a week, here’s my most recent wish list of goodies that I’m after for the coming months. If anyone’s used/reviewed any of these products then let me know if they’re any good!
First up are some beauty bits that I want to get my hands on for the coming sunshine. I read a review on Anna’s blog House of Bargain the other night about the Illamasqua Matte Veil Primer and it looks amazing, if anything’s going to control my shiny face, I want to get my hands on it. Her review was really good so go and check it out, it’s definitely convinced me that I want to buy it! Just waiting for another ASOS 25% off code to go wild on pretty much all of this stuff in this wish list! To go with the primer, I really want to try the NARS Sheer Matte foundation for slightly less coverage in the warmer months, I know loads of bloggers absolutely love the NARS Sheer Glow but I think the matte version will be better suited to my skin. Last but not least in the beauty wish list is the Bobbi Brown bronzer in Medium. I’ve wanted this for ages and I think I might treat myself soon!
I haven’t done one of these for a while so I thought I’d do an updated post on the contents of my makeup bag! I love reading these posts so if anyone has any then feel free to send them my way! I’ve got some old favourites in here and some fairly new additions that I’ve been loving recently. It’s also a mixture of both high street (drug store) products and some more expensive bits, they’re just what I’ve been using on the regular at the moment. If you’ve tried any of these products or love them as much as I do, leave me a comment and let me know.
I’ve been after this lip pencil for months now, I’ve wanted the perfect orangey red lipstick for so long and just couldn’t find what I wanted on the high-street which was making me frustrated! I was buying lipsticks and they just weren’t right, so I’d buy another one, telling myself I couldn’t afford the NARS one, but after all if I buy the perfect one I won’t need to buy any more, right?! Well this is the plan. Come back to me in a month when I’ve bought 3 new lipsticks…