Top Picks: Drugstore Lipsticks

When it comes to lipstick I don’t really have a preference. As long as I like the colour and formula I will wear it. Trying to pick 3 lipsticks that are my all time favourites was both easy and hard (so I picked 4). I picked out the lipsticks that I find I wear the most and then narrowed it down to the ones I liked the most.

After much consideration these are my top picks:

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate – #11


This was the first dark berry lipstick I ever bought. I bought it just before I went on holiday to the UK for Christmas a number of years ago. I thought it was an appropriate colour for the festive season. I love the formula of this lipstick. It is really creamy and has a nice shine to it. It is a lasting finish lipstick from the Kate Moss range and I find it does actually last quite a long time.

Maybelline LIP gradation – PINK2


Now on the other spectrum of colours. This is a very bright, summery colour. Not something I would usually go to but there is just something about this colour that is really nice. The formula is so buttery and I love the application. It comes out like a crayon on one end and then on the other end there is a sort of sponge tip that you can use to blend out. I would say this lipstick is more on the matte side than glossy but it is not drying at all.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour – Seduction


This is lipstick is a newer purchase and definitely on trend with the liquid lipsticks.  I love the colour of this lipstick it is what I would define as my perfect nude. I feel it has just enough pink tone to it that it doesn’t wash me out. The formula is quite good for a drugstore lipstick. The only thing I would say is I find it takes a few minutes to dry matte, so make sure you don’t apply too much.

Essence Lipliner – #11 In The Nude 


I thought I would just add in this lipliner because more often than not I will wear it alone. I would describe this colour as a classic ‘Kylie’ colour. It has nude that has brown undertone. I love this liner and I wear it under a lot of lipsticks. The formula is quite drying but if I apply a lip balm on before I don’t have a problem with it.

These are my top picks! Let me know what your top picks are.

xx

 

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Winter Must Haves

We decided that as it is almost winter here it was essential to do a post about our top winter must haves. We love this time of the year, from cooler nights to road trips down south where fireplaces are a must have (more to come on our down south adventure). Winter is a time to have lots of cosy nights in and lots of baths. The fashion also changes and the big oversize jumpers come out! It is also an excuse to wear nice dark polish and dark lipsticks.

In terms of looking after your body in winter, there are lots of things you can do. Having lots of baths helps keep you relaxed and warm during those cooler nights. For baths, I am loving the Bath and Bodyworks shower gel in the scent Cosy Sunday Morning. It is such a fresh and wintery smell. It is quite a musky scent which I feel is very appropriate for this time of the year. I also love the Zoella Bath Fizz when I want a change. So when you get out of a nice warm, relaxing bath you can smother your body in a nice lotion. This will not only make your skin smooth and moisturised but also smell nice. At the moment, I am thoroughly enjoying Zoella’s creamy madly dreamy body lotion.

As for makeup and skincare, dark lips I feel are a must have! It is also important to keep your face moisturised in winter as it will dry out a lot quicker with the cool air. For everyday moisturiser, I like to use Cetaphil as I have quite sensitive skin. As for a moisturising mask, I always reach for the Origins Overnight mask as it is super moisturising and instantly brings moisture to my face. Once you have a thoroughly hydrated face you can move onto makeup.  I tend to use the same products all year round, just changing out blush and lip colour for something darker in winter. For lips, MAC Party Line is my go to dark lip colour. I find that because I am quite pale, certain shades of reds don’t suit me. Party Line is just the perfect combination of dark red and pink. For nail polish, I love dark greys and dark nudes. I usually get my nails shellac and when I do I go for a dark grey. As for when I do them at home my favourite nail colour is Barry M Matte Nail Polish in Vanilla, which is a dark pink/grey tone colour.

Now to the clothes. Knitted jumpers, ripped jeans and a nice pair of black boots is all you need for any occasion. Our go to shops for winter clothes are GAP and Topshop. They always seem to have a great variety. As for colour black, white and grey tend to occupy our wardrobes. This means you can change up your lip and nail polish colour and it will match any outfit!

Favourite Makeup Products

Thought I would start my first official blog post with makeup products I am enjoying at the moment as I always love reading these to find out what people are liking and to find new products to try out.


When it comes to makeup on the daily I like to keep it fairly simple. I have never been one to love makeup but as I get older and my skin is much clearer I am now more into trying new products and seeing what works best for me and works well.

At the moment, these would have to be my go to everyday makeup products. For foundation I was always a drugstore kind of gal loved Rimmel Wake Me Up, but I was young and didn’t know what was really out there. Now I am obsessed with Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation! Having struggled with acne, foundation never looked good on my skin so I just stuck to something cheap which I thought did the trick. My skin now is ALMOST (not completely) clear so I decided it was time to treat myself and go for something more high-end and I am so happy that I did.

 

As a primer I use Benefit Porefessional if I feel I need to or want my makeup to last longer otherwise I tend to just use moisturiser and then put my foundation on top. As for the rest of my face, I use pretty much cult classics: Nars Laguna Bronzer, Rimmel Stay Matte powder, Collection Concealer, for a highlighter I use MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle and for blush I usually change it up but at the moment it is MAC Desert Rose.

For eye makeup, I am pretty basic I use, Maybelline Falsies Mascara and for eyebrows, I use Benefit Gimme Brows. Sometimes I am feeling a little more adventurous and use Nars Laguna in the crease just to add a little bit of definition.

 

Lip colour changes a look. As it is getting cooler, I like to venture more to the darker shades and nudes. My favourite lip product at the moment (which I am still testing out) is the Revlon Matte Lipstick.

 

Hope you enjoyed reading about my makeup favourites! Let me know what your favourites are and what I should try out 🙂 xx