Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Cruelty free complexion makeup lifesavers



In a world where everyone always seems like they're trying to downsize or streamline everything, including their makeup collection, I am currently doing the opposite. I work super long hours and have what you could definitely call a capsule collection where I use very few items day to day. In fact the only guaranteed make up I wear daily to work is eyeliner, lipgloss and something on my face ie bronzer or foundation or a cc cream. I do mean to wear much more though, I am aware I look better with a bit more, as the side effect of working such long hours is that I am often very tired so rarely look my best day to day. I have also been making an effort to start wearing more bits to give my make up the extra edge, for example primer to make it last longer and highlighter to make it all look a bit glowier and healthier.


I am trying to go through the house and make everything a bit more Pinterest so went through my make up collection and have tried to put together my essentials that I will make more of an effort to wear day to day now.
  • Primer. I am loving the Marc Jacobs beauty range at the moment-the beauty range is cruelty free btw but not the perfumes. This primer evens out your skin so well, and sometimes I use it on it's own just to give my skin a boost. When used under make up though it really does make my make up stick and last all day. As an aside, the packaging is so lovely, the sort you want to leave out so everyone can see it! 
  • Foundation. The Iconic foundation stick is my current foundation of choice, it's actually quite a high coverage one but I've manged to get a great match for my skin tone which means that despite it being high coverage I only put it on a few parts of my skin where I really need it, and blend it in well and it all evens out really well. There isn't a massive range of shades available but if you do find one that's a great match for your skin it's a lovely product that looks really natural. My only one drawback is it is ever so slightly dry, I always put a bit on my face then dot some moisturiser or highlighter around and then use my foundation brush to blend it all in together. 
  • Foundation brush. I never used to over think what I put foundation on with, as I often just put it on with my fingers but I got this brush from Iconic about a year ago and I have never looked back. It really is the softest thing and it literally airbrushes your skin to perfection. That sounds rather cheesy but I cannot sing it's praises highly enough. I have washed mine so many times and always worry that when it dries it won't be as soft or the bristles won't hold together as well but it seems to bounce back as good as new each time. You need this in your life. they do a range of sizes, I use the largest one. I did really want to try the Artis ones but I am not sure they could be any more expensive for the price so haven't got one, not sure if other people have tried them though? 
  • Highlighter. The By Terry Sun designer palette, is great if you prefer powder rather than liquid highlights. This is a great palette which has quite a few shades in so is great for eyes as well as highlight. It is so highly pigmented and has such a beautiful combination of colours, with a good mix of nude/ neutral shades and some which are a bit more exciting to take you from day to evening. The powders are lovely and soft as well so they blend like an absolute dream, Definitely worth checking out! An honourable mention in the category also has to go to the Iconic illuminating drops which definitely need a post of their own one of these days... 
  • Lastly is the Mario Badescu facial spray. I saw this online everywhere last year and so eventually buckled and bought it, and I haven't looked back. I keep one in my car and midway through the day when I'm starting to look dull and tired spritz some on for a big hit of moisture. It literally lifts your skin and also feels super refreshing and smells lovely. I've seen some people spray it onto their foundation brush before using it to give skin a bit more radiance. I haven't tried this yet but keep meaning to.

So that's all I have for now, I hope you've enjoyed this little make up ramble. I'd love to hear your make up saviours! x

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22 comments

  1. These photographs are stunning. I really would like to try the Mario badescu drying lotion, have you tried it at all??
    Emily x

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    1. H, thanks so much, I haven't but my sister has and really rates it, I got it for her for Christmas actually! I want to try more form that range so may well try it in the future xx

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  2. Gorge! The Marc Jacobs packaging is so pretty and I have had my eyes on those make up brushes for so long, they looks so soft! Do they blend well?
    Ella x

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    1. The brushes are amazing and they do blend so so well, the only thing is that the handles on the longer ones are a little bit flimsy. I am obsessed with the Marc Jacobs packaging also! xx

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  3. This looks amazing, I need to try these products, love that they are cruelty free too! xx

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    1. Me too, I am all about the cruelty free now! xx

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  4. I love anything Mark Jacobs!

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    1. Me too, it's literally my fave brand at the moment, their highlighter also is amazing! xx

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  5. So tempted by that primer....

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  6. Great to see some more beauty posts! I am still obsessed with that brush, thanks for the recc
    Xxx

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    1. Thanks, think i'll be doing many more beauty posts as these tend to be the most well received! You need the brush! xx

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  7. Quintessentially me10 January 2018 at 02:40

    These pics are <3. Look forward to more beauty posts this year. Would love it if you'd take a look at my page!
    Quintessentially me

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    1. Thanks so much, I just tried to take a look but the link isn't working? xx

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  8. Love your photography!! I really want to try one of those brushes! Is it as soft as it looks??

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    1. It really is that soft! Thanks re my photos, been working on them but still got a long long way to go! xx

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  9. Thank you for this, I want to spruce up my make up collection and got my eye on a few of these now, especially one of those brushes and that beaut primer!

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    1. The brushes are such a must, I've used mine millions of times and even after it's washed it is so so soft! xx

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  10. I can see a comment above asking if you have tried the drying lotion by Mario Badescu?? I was going to ask you the same thing, you will love it I think!
    I think even more detailed reviews would be great on here, would like to see some of the products actaully on the skin??

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    1. Ooh I really want one of my own now I'm seeing these comments, might have to invest!!
      I do keep meaning to do more posts of that type, perhaps this is the year that i start! xx

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  11. I just bought this palette after seeing it on here, it's half price at the moment on Space NK!!

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    1. Oh really?! What a bargain! *goes straight to space nk sale page*
      xx

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