Last year I started a ‘three lipsticks’ series which I absolutely loved (post one and post two) as it gave me the chance to really easily review products and show some lipsticks in action. Today I decided to make a part three and when picking out the lipsticks I wanted to review I noticed there was a theme – sheer reds. I feel like when most people think of red lips they think of a bold lip and whilst I totally love a bold, red lip, I reach for my sheer reds a lot more. My lips are naturally quite pigmented and a dash of a sheer red just makes me look more put together, without the hassle of a bold lip. Here are basically my three favourites.
I am very loyal to my makeup brushes, I do test new ones but I have a specific set which I always go for, mainly a mix of Real Techniques, Zoeva, and MAC. I wouldn’t say I extensively use brushes or use loads of them, but the ones I do reach for always come with me. Recently, I thought I’d test myself and create a brush-less makeup routine, kind of joint with a travel not-much-space-in-my-bag routine, so let’s take a look at the products I picked out.
The POREfessional was one of the first primers I tried, in fact, you can read about it in my first ever birthday haul in 2013 (prepare to laugh/cringe at my blog) and I’ve always loved it. It has definitely become a marmite product, with loads of people swearing by it and others hating it. I find it’s loved by people who aren’t into blogging or reading recommendations whereas bloggers tend to dislike it. For me, I’ve always found that it works an absolute treat. If I want to create a smooth canvas for my skin and fill in my pores I will always reach for silicones and tend to go for The POREfessional – I just make sure I thoroughly cleanse when I take it off.
About a year or so ago, I shared my Most Worn Lipsticks and I was looking back at it and realised I could do with updating it a little. Whilst I still use and love all the lipsticks featured in there, I wouldn’t describe them all as being my ‘most worn’ anymore – there are new favourites in town.
The last time I shared my current makeup look was back in October and as always, things have changed a fair bit since then – especially since I gained a fair few new makeup bits recently. I also didn’t photograph the look back then which was just downright lazy! The makeup look I’m sharing today isn’t strictly my ‘everyday look’, I never wear the same makeup every day and to be honest I spend a lot of my weekdays having no makeup days now anyway. But I have been going for this look a lot on evenings out, weekends and basically when I want to make a little bit of effort, so it’s a good indication of my current ‘go tos’. Let’s take a look.