This month I've discovered some amazing products both from new purchases and from shopping my stash. As always I spent way too much money on make up but hey ho, no regrets! February has seen so many new beauty launches and I’m proud to say I've managed to stay away from all of them... so far. I've decided I’m going to sit back and wait for all the reviews of the products to come up on my bloglovin’ feed and then I can decide which ones are worth the hype.
So first up is unfortunately going to be a bit of a tease as it’s actually a discontinued product but I've been loving it so much I couldn't resist including it in my favourites. The Estee Lauder Raisins eye shadow palette. I first fell in love with this whilst watching one of Zoella’s videos a few years back, it’s a gorgeous palette consisting of one shimmery light pink shade and one deep purple shade. I’m a big fan of pink/purple coloured eye shadows anyway but the shade and formula of this little beauty is incredible.
I've been getting back into MAC recently and discovering lots of gorgeous products along the way. As I’m forever on the hunt for those Kylie Jenner nude lipsticks I decided to pick up the shade Mehr (£15.50) which is a lovely matte shade. I hadn't heard a lot about Mehr before which I find bizarre now as it’s so gorgeous! When applying MAC matte lipsticks I always like to dab them on very lightly and blend with my finger which I think gives a better finish and a lot more lasting power. A second MAC purchase comes in the form of a paint pot, MAC Groundwork (£15.50) is a gorgeous light brown shade which acts as a perfect base for any eye shadow look. I've tried and tested it over the past few weeks and it really does last all day with no creasing!
You always have a month where all your favourite perfumes seem to run out and you’re left with the realisation that you have to spend an excess of £100 to replace them all, yep that was me this month. Even though I’m moaning about having to fork out that much money I will admit that I’m obsessed with perfume and therefore secretly enjoy trying out new ones now and again. I picked up one I've had my eye on for a while, Miss Dior (£49.05 50ml) by Christian Dior. I’m terrible at describing scents and I think this one is especially hard; all I can say is its floral, light but not too light and bloody gorgeous!
With my combination skin I have to powder my T-Zone every day so I’m always on the hunt for a good affordable powder. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish will always be my true love but I have now found one that could potentially knock it off the top spot. The Bourjois Healthy Balance (£8.99) powder in Light was highly recommended by Amelia from AmeliaLilana and lets face it who wouldn't want her skin!? It’s really light, does a fine job at combating oil, comes in a great selection of colours and has an overall beautiful finish.
I shopped my stash and rediscovered the Rimmel Eastend Snob (£3.99) lip pencil. I've been using this as an alternative to my MAC and Charlotte Tilbury lip pencils as they are slightly on the pricey side to use every day. I feel like this just generally makes my lips look better, even if my lipstick has worn off throughout the day the lip liner will always be there to have my back! It’s a perfect shade that pretty much goes with any pink/nude lip colour.
What have been your favourites this month?