Sunday, February 5, 2017

My Favourites: January

January has been a bit of a struggle with post-Christmas blues, a near empty bank account and dire blog inspiration. Although I feel as if I'm finally getting back in the swing of things in terms of blogging after I took some time off during the festive period, choosing my monthly favourites was actually quite easy. As per my 'Back to Basics' blog post, I've been going into a very neutral state when it comes to my makeup and taking a break from the bold lips.

Firstly is my  Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I've been loving rose gold eyes and brown/nude eyes and this palette is just one that I have been reaching for loads. This palette just has everything you need to create either a matte or shimmery eye that is perfect for everyday wear.

Next are two gorgeous Colourpop products that I've been reaching for non-stop this month. Firstly is the Colourpop Blush 'Between The Sheets'. this is a beautiful dusty rose pink cream blush. I've never had much luck with cream face products, but I'm so impressed with the pigmentation of this product and how easily it applies and blends out on the face. I've also been wearing the Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow 'Cornelious' all over my lid. This is a beautiful caramel/toffee matte brown that looks so effortless on the eyes.

A product which I had abandoned for quite a long time was the Smashbox Duo 'Soft Lights'. Now unfortunately this product is discontinued which is really annoying because it's such a pretty little product. On one side you've got a gorgeous soft pink blush and on the other, a champagne pink highlighter.

Next is my Clinique Nude Pop lipstick which I can't believe I haven't actually finished yet. This is only a mini that I got free with a Glamour Magazine but I will have to be repurchasing this when I run out. It's my ideal creamsheen everyday sheer pink lipstick which I think everyone needs in their lipstick drawer throughout Spring and Summer. The formulation is so comfortable and the wear is so impressive for a creamsheen lipstick!

Left to Right: Smashbox Duo, Colourpop Supershock Eyeshadow 'Cornelious' & Colourpop Blush 'Between the Sheets'

Bourjois came out with new versions of their Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer with the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer which I have been loving. I'm a massive fan of their healthy mix foundation as it's so hydrating and perfect for dry skin that I knew I would fall in love with this concealer as well. Although the lightest shade is a little bit darker than the lightest shade of the original radiance concealer I think I like the formula a little bit more as it's just a bit more hydrating for under the eyes!

Let me know in the comments below what products you've been loving this month!


  1. That Smashbox blush and highlight looks so pretty, its such a shame they discontinued it! I've been loving the Colour Pop liquid lipstick in Beeper. Thanks for the great post :)

  2. I love the bourjois foundation - so will for sure be trying out this concealer :)

    Lotte |

  3. Such a shame the Smashbox duo is discontinued it looks gorgeous!

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  4. I love the healthy mix foundation but I have never actually tried a Bourjois concealer, I might have to check that one out! x

  5. I totally forgot about my naked 3 palette - need to whip that out again haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

  6. I really want to try Nude Pop now! It looks gorgeous and sounds like the perfect everyday lip!

    The Makeup Directory

  7. Loving the pink tones! Amber X

  8. Such pretty rose gold/pinky picks!

    meg x

  9. I have been taking my makeup back to basic recently too, I just don't have time to do full glam all the time. And you just reminded me to repurchase Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation, it's an amazing one.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  10. It's such a shame that that Smashbox duo is discontinued because it looks so pretty! I really need to try that Bourjois concealer!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  11. I used to love the Healthy Mix foundation, Lord knows why I stopped using it :)

  12. The Naked 3 palette is my everyday eyeshadow palette at the moment too! Paired with Tarte the Tartiest lash paint mascara which I am currently obsessed with! Such good volume and stays almost all day!

  13. I had almost forgotten how pretty the Naked 3 palette is, gorgeous photos and favourites. Thanks for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  14. I loooove Nude Pop as well, I've been using it for the last couple of days more frequently <3

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  15. i have the Naked 3 but am currently loving no 2. I must dig out my Naked 3 and enjoy these beautiful shades more. Xx


  16. That is the only Naked palette that I don't own and this post is making me want to order it straight away!

    Danielle xx

  17. I'll definitely be pulling out my Naked 3 palette as we get closer to spring! It literally has ever pink you could ever need!

    xx Dany | The Queens Empire


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