November has come to an end which means that December starts tomorrow! November was a good month, and I slightly started the Christmas festivities this past month. I really can’t believe that it’s December 1 tomorrow, but I can’t wait! As I mentioned in my Christmas jumper haul December is my favourite month and I love everything about Christmas, so I’m sure the next month is going to be amazing. But before we say hello to the last month of the year, let’s say goodbye to November and talk about some favourites.
e.l.f. Eye Refresh: I’ve had a lot of early days this past month and this product has depuffed my under eye area and minimised any darkness. It’s such a great product and it’s very affordable too.
MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara: Recently I did a first impressions post on this mascara and my first impressions haven’t changed. I’ve really enjoyed this mascara, and I’m glad I have another sample to crack open when I’ve used up this one.
Benefit Hoola bronzer: This bronzer is hyped for a reason. The colour is great (not too warm and not too cool), it’s really pigmented, and it blends very nicely on the skin. Love it!
MAC Nutcracker Sweet Peach Face Compact: This little highlighter and blush duo is right up my alley. The shades are beautiful (and perfect for fair skin), the pigmention is great, and the colours just go with any make-up look which is why I’ve used this compact a lot already.
Now You See Me (film): I was ill earlier on this month which obviously wasn’t fun at all, but at least I got to watch some great films I hadn’t watched before. Now You See Me was one of them, and I loved it. If you are into magic and crime fiction you should definitely watch this film.
Here’s the make-up I wore Wednesday October 26. I wanted to play around with my Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Queen Bee and this is how my look turned out. Jeffree’s liquid lipsticks are eye safe, so you can use them as eyeliner like I did here. I’ve used a couple of products for this look that I haven’t ‘hauled’ yet, but I will soon so keep an eye out for that.
(Base: primers – e.l.f. Blemish Control Face Primer + L’Oréal Lumi Magique Pure Light primer, foundation – Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation (shade: 51 Light Vanilla), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (shades: Soft Light + Cream) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Benefit Hoola bronzer, blusher – Essence Satin Touch blush in 20 Satin Love, highlighters – Catrice High Glow Mineral highlighting powder in 010 Light Infusion + NYX Strobe Of Genius illuminating palette (shade: 1). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection (shades: White Chocolate + Milk Chocolate + Semi-Sweet + Triple Fudge) + NYX Strobe Of Genius illuminating palette (shade: 1) + Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shade: Sand) on browbone and inner corner, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Queen Bee. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel. Lips: Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick in Queen Bee + Gosh Velvet Touch lipliner in 005 Flirty Orange + Maybelline Color Drama Intense Velvet lip pencil in 410 Fab Orange + Maybelline Moisture Extreme lip liner in 64 Aubergine)
When I was in the Netherlands last month I obviously did a bit of shopping. Besides the products I’m going to talk about now I also bought some great products at the drugstore, but I’ll tell you more about those in a separate post. Today is all about Benefit. I’ve been wanting to try out Benefit’s products for so long, and when I saw this set I had to go for it. It contains the POREfessional primer, Hoola bronzer, Roller Lash mascara and a sample of Gimme Brow brow gel. I’ve heard/read lots of good things about all of these products, so I was/am excited to try them out. I haven’t used the POREfessional primer that many times yet, but it feels nice on the skin and so far I like it. I’m loving the Hoola bronzer which was one of the items I wanted to try out the most. It’s really pigmented and the colour is perfect. I haven’t tried the Roller Lash mascara yet, because I want to finish up the mascaras I’m using at the moment, but this was the other product I wanted to try out the most, so I’m really excited to see if it is as good as people say. The Gimme Brow is a tinted brow gel in the shade 3 medium which is a great shade for me. I’ve used it when going out to add a little extra something to my brows and I really like the way it looks. If you haven’t tried out any Benefit products I think this set is the way to go.
Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. This metallic green lipstick matched my top perfectly, and I love the way it looks.
(Base: primer – L’Oréal Lumi Magique Pure Light primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me foundation (shade: 105 Natural Ivory), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shades: Banana + Vanilla) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette (shade:Sculpt) + The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing powder (shade: 02 fair matte), blusher – Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 10 Nude Mauve, highlighter – MAC Trip the Light Fantastic powder in Luna Luster. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection (shades: White Chocolate + Milk Chocolate + Triple Fudge) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying mascara, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel. Lips: LA Splash Lip Couture Waterproof liquid lipstick in Rhea)
Here’s what I wore Thursday October 13. I love this outfit. I’ve said it before but that black bomber is one of my absolute favourite pieces of clothing; it just goes with everything.
(Bomber – WEEKDAY, skirt – Monki, top – H&M, sneakers – Nike)
My beloved Maybelline The Falsies mascara has sadly been discontinued, so I’m on the hunt for a new favourite mascara. When I received this MAC sample with an online purchase, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try it out and see if I liked it.
Right off the bat I have to say I really like this mascara. I think it looks great on my lashes and it layers well (I’m wearing two coats on my top lashes). It has a bristle brush which I like and it is very black as you can see in the pictures. It was somewhat easy to remove from my eyelids without ruining my eye shadow and there was minimal transfer. All in all a very good mascara in my opinion and I might consider buying the full size some time.
Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. A simple cool-toned neutral look. As much as I love bright colourful lipsticks I find a grey-toned lipstick like the one I’m wearing in these pictures very beautiful as well.
(Base: primer – Max Factor Facefinity All Day primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + Maybelline Fit Me concealer (shade: 15), powders – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shades: Banana + Vanilla) + Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed powder (shade: 001 Transparent). Face make-up: contour/bronzer – Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Light to Medium (shade: Fawn) + The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing powder (shade: 02 fair matte), blusher – Milani powder blush in 01 Romantic Rose, highlighter – NYX Strobe Of Genius illuminating palette (shades: 7). Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Urban Decay Naked 2 eyeshadow palette (shades: Foxy + Tease + Suspect + Snakebite) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel. Lips: Gerard Cosmetics in Underground + MAC Deep Rooted lipstick)
Here’s what I wore Monday October 10. I hadn’t had a denim shirt in a while, so when I found this one during my summer holiday I thought it was about time I got myself a new one. It’s such an easy piece to style; it goes with almost everything.
(Jeans – Monki, shirt – Only, necklaces – H&M, sneakers – Adidas)
I’m always excited about MAC’s Holiday collections, and this year I was not disappointed. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous, and the products are beautiful, so I thought I would show you what I decided to pick up from this year’s collection.
Obviously I had to have one of the lipsticks, and I chose this beautiful deep purple shade called Leap of Delight. It has a matte finish, and I love how it matches the packaging.
I also decided to get one of the Magic Dust powders. I chose the shade Yum Yum Yum which is a pretty pink with gold shimmer. It looks beautiful on the skin, and look at the stars in the actual powder! So gorgeous.
Lastly, I had to get my hands on one of the face compacts. Even though the Copper one was the most hyped one (do to the fact that the highlighter in it is the popular Whisper of Gilt) I decided to get the Peach one because it contains the lighter shades. I wouldn’t say that there’s anything peach about it, but I love it none the less. The Extra Dimension Skinfinish (highlighter) is called Tutu and the Extra Dimension Blush is called At Dusk and both powders are stunning.