26/08/2014

Beauty | Four or More



This is a post I originally wrote for Lizzie's blog (lizwills.blogspot.co.uk) but I thought I would share it on my own blog as well now she's published it as I'm thinking about making it into a series. So here's the post...

The idea behind this post is that if you own four or more of a specific product, you most probably really like it. I can't claim credit for this as I first saw it on Megan's blog, who in turn took inspiration from Kate's original post. I thought this was such a neat idea to share with people as you know you're going to get a good quality product if someone is willing to keep going back and repurchasing more. Now on to the products I've picked to share with you guys...


I know this first product is an obvious one but they're hyped about for a reason - they're insanely good! Here I have pictured the Naked, Naked 2, Naked 3 and a lesser known Sustainable Shadow Box. Urban Decay's eye shadows are one of a kind, the pigmentation and colour pay off are amazing and they are perfect for both everyday wear or to create a sultry night time look. Another thing I love about these palettes is that they all come with high quality brushes I can actually use, unlike other palettes where I just chuck them out straight after opening. I also think that these are a great investment piece for someone just getting into eye shadow as they are so versatile with many colour combinations and different looks you can create from one palette. Yes, they are a little (a lot) on the pricey side but they are worth every penny in my opinion.


Top Left to Bottom Right - Dallas, Rockateur, Bella Bamba, Coralista, 10, Georgia, Sugarbomb, Thrrrob, Dandelion, Hoola, Hervana

Coralista was one of the first high end products I ever bought and it still remains one of my favourite ever products to this day. Slowly but surely, I appear to have collected eleven (yikes) of these wonderful boxed powders. Although some of these I like more than others (sorry Thrrrob), they are all amazing quality. The blushes are all beautifully shimmery without making me look like a disco ball and the pigmentation is just right to give a lovely flushed look without any dreaded clown cheeks. The bronzers (Hoola and Dallas) are also on another level to any others I've used. They both give a lovely sun kissed look without any orange undertones and Hoola in particular is ideal for contouring as it is completely matte. Once again, an expensive product but they last forever and are definitely worth the investment. Plus, the packaging is super cute!


Left to Right - Multi Task Brush, Buffing Brush, Essential Crease Brush, Contour Brush, Setting Brush

These little gems are the ultimate brushes. I actually have about 20 various brushes by Real Techniques but for the photo I thought I'd use my five cleanest ones! I never realised how much difference brushes made to my make up appliation until I started using these. They apply my base make up flawlessly, blend my eye shadows a dream and give a really defined contour and highlight. What more could you want from a brush? They are also very affordable, especially when bought in the collections as they work out about £5 a brush. Absolute bargain.




From Left to Right - Lady Danger, Snob, Ruby Woo, Rebel, Plumful, Hue, Ravishing

If I ever want to treat myself, a Mac lipstick is normally what I go for. They're raved about so much in the blogging community and for good reason, there are so many shades and finishes it's impossible for you to not find one (or seven) you love. Excluding the matte finish, they all glide on seamlessly and aren't drying on the lips. I own two matte lipsticks, Lady Danger and Ruby Woo, and although they can be a bit drying, they do have great staying power and if I'm wearing them on a night out I'll only need one touch up the whole night. And lets face it, decent matte lipsticks are never going to be nourishing on the lips (sad but true). Paired with Cherry lip liner, Lady Danger is my ultimate vamp look. 


From Left to Right - Pearl, Peach Melba, Bright Red, Shocking Pink, Cobalt Blue, Mushroom, Berry Ice Cream, Huckleberry

Barry M is such an affordable brand but the colours are still really good quality, especially the Gelly Hi Shine Collection. They're perfect for experimenting with new shades because the colour range is unbelievable and for only £2.99, it's not a disaster if the colour doesn't suit you or goes out of style after a month. They glide on a treat and become completely opaque after two coats, the perfect application in my opinion. If I ever need a little pick me up, one of these babies normally comes to the rescue and my collection is ever growing. You can never have too many nail polishes, 100% scientifically proven fact...

Thanks again to Lizzie for this amazing opportunity! What products do you own four or more of?

2 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh I adore MAC lipsticks and Barry M nail polishes! I have so many of each it's becoming a little ridiculous! I've always wanted an Urban Decay palette but they're so pricey I always chicken out at the last minute! Definitely putting one on my Christmas list this year though!

    This was a brilliant post, so interesting seeing what other people love in their makeup collections! xo

    Lucy-J Loves | UK Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. I know they're so addictive to buy! I can't stop myself. Yeah the UD palettes are pricey but worth the money in my opinion, although I actually got all of them as presents for various birthdays/Christmas' from my sister haha. And thank you, that means a lot especially coming from you! I'm a little bit in love with your blog :) xo

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