When it comes to make-up, I've never been one to spend too much on it. I'm more the kind of a gal that I buy a new mascara once I realize that applying the old one on my lashes is the same as using a plain brush. With the exception of nail polishes, although I've calmed down about buying those as well. But then there's times when I get really into make-up for a short - or longer - period of time and this usually happens around spring. In about a space of a month I've now spent so much more on little bits and bobs than I usually would. I don't know, maybe others buy this kinds of amounts in a week, I wouldn't know. If you follow any beauty bloggers or vloggers, you will have seen most of these being talked about somewhere on the internet at some point, but anyway, here's all the make-upy things I'm going to share with you:-)
I'd say I like the Revlon Colorburst matte balms better than the Just Bitten Kissable balm stains, but because my lips are pretty much always minorly chapped/dry, the texture of the latter is more suitable for me. I do love both of them, though! The colours are all really lovely, originally I was looking for Mischievous, but they didn't have it at the moment, so I opted for Audacious. They're quite similar, but Mischievous is more peachy and light than the pinker Audacious. You will have seen me wearing Crush in recent photos, and it really is one of my favourites at the moment.
Apparently I've become quite the fangirl of Revlon. I haven't properly tried it yet, but all the lip butters look so nice, that I couldn't resist. This's Tutti Frutti.
Lip glosses haven't been that much on my lips since I was ~18, but because I've been watching so much Youtube videos, I obviously had to be supportive and get this Tanya Burr Just Peachy lip gloss. They smell so sweet&lovely! I'd kind of forgotten how easy it is just to apply some gloss instead of a lipstick and I actually like this much more than I anticipated. And, at least this one, is pigmented enough for me and I may have to look into starting to wear lip glosses more often again.
Alongside with the Crush balm stain, this is my new favourite. I wouldn't go as far to say it's my perfect red lipstick, but it's closest I've come to find the perfect one. If you have one of the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks, do they smell the same as the Kiss of Fire? 'Cause this one smells strange&sweet, and I can't quite put my finger on it. I'm not saying I don't like it, it's just different. In any case, I love the colour, and it does stay on all day so well, which is pretty much all you can ask for!
A confession: I only started using concealer this year. And this Collection Lasting Perfection one is what I'm using. It's been a small revelation. I've also been using the Revlon Photoready Skinlights face illuminator, and I do like it a lot. It adds a lovely glow to your skin and is something really simple to add to make your complexion look a bit nicer, more radiant, without much effort. (Which is ideal for a lazy Laura.)
You know when you're at Boots and you aren't quite sure what to choose for the last of the "3 for the price of 2" items. In the end I picked up this pretty Revlon nail polish in Dreamer. I didn't have any other blue ones at the moment, so this seemed like a perfect spring colour. And also a welcomed change from the pink and red tones of everything else I've bought, haha! I was looking at the scented ones as well, but figured I'd be safe with a normal polish, haha. Have you tried the scented ones, should I give them a go?
Lastly, this isn't actually make-up, but a beauty-ish product all the same! This Soap&Glory body wash is just so good. I love the smell so much, and will definitely be looking into the other items as well. Mmmm, sugar crush. So sweet and refreshing.
Hope that was just a tiny bit interesting! Although I do enjoy my make-up, I'm such an amateur, but I love seeing what other people are adding to their make-up bags or wardrobes, and expect you do too. Let me know what you think! Maybe I'll conjure up more posts like this, maybe I won't, you never know:-)