Sunday, 1 May 2011

My April Favourites

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Where did April go? I can't believe it is May already and time for another favourites post. I have however, been using some new (and some old) products which I am loving!

The first is NARS Sheer Glow foundation which was a purchase that was made earlier this month.
I am in the shade 'Santa Fe' which I thought would be too light for me but actually blends in to my skin really well. I love the glow this foundation gives me without making my skin too oily throughout the day. I'm surprised at how much I like this because before this, I had always used my MAC Studio Fix Fluid and swore by it. These are two very different foundations though so I can't really compare them.

The second is the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer.

This concealer was in my March favourites post too (where the name of it hadn't worn of yet!). This is a concealer I have worn every day and can't get enough of! It beats all of my concealers with its consistency, coverage and long wear.

I have been using the Accessorize bronzer in 'Golden Sand' and MAC's blush in 'Peachy Keen' pretty much all month.

Combined with the NARS foundation, it has given my face a gorgeous glow without looking oily. I really like both these products together because I feel like they compliment each other.

For my lips I have been using an OCC lip tar in 'Harlot' whenever I have wanted a bright red.
This is a fiery red which suits my skin tone really well. I tend to keep the rest of my make up natural when I wear this on my lips. I like OCC lip tars in general; they last a long time and are so pigmented.

On my eyes, MAC's Fluidline in 'Blacktrack' has been the perfect liner.
This liner glides on so smoothly and is very easy to use. It is also nicely pigmented- perfect for everyday use.

Lastly, I have two brushes which I have been using a lot this month.

Both brushes are for the eyes. The first is a Sigma E40 which is a tapered blending brush. It blends eye shadow so well and so effortlessly! I purchased this brush from Cocktail Cosmetics- they stock most, if not all Sigma brushes.

The second brush is the angled eyeliner C160 Crown brush. I have a number of angled liner brushes but I just love the size and angle of this brush. It is very reasonably priced too, at around £4.

That pretty much wraps up my favourites for this month. I'm getting into the summery mood now so will probably be using a lot of peaches and corals in the next month!

What are you loving right now?

Atia x x x
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  1. Nicee! LOVE all the things :)

  2. the bronzer and the blush look really nice next to each other- good favs.

  3. I've been eyeing MAC's fluidline as I love gel liners. Does it stay creamy even after a couple of months of having it? Thanks

  4. Skitams, I've had it for over 5 months and it is just the same- although I make sure I close it tightly every time and close it as soon as I'm done x

    Thanks for your comments girls x x

  5. This concealer looks good, my Rimmel one has recently finished and I am looking for a cheapo one that I can chuck into my makeup bag and this might be the one!

  6. Great favorites! I especially love the bronzer and blush!

  7. Really need to check out that concealer, I think!

  8. The Peachy Keen blush looks so nice!

  9. wow, Love all of these! really need to try Sheer glow x

  10. The concealer is fantastic x

    PinkSweetSz, you really do! x x

  11. the nars foundation looks cool. definitely a fan of their and a fan of Sigma brushes!

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  12. Ooh lots of lovely products. I think it's about time I bought a lip tar! Fiery red is just gorgeous. X