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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.


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.


I’d been wanting to try Fenty Beauty for a long while and I wanted to try it so damn much that I even made my dad queue with me to get my hands on this highlighter, so I think that shows the dedication here. Well, the highlighter I picked up, the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo in Lighting Dust & Fire Crystal has not disappointed and it has fast become one of my favourite beauty products so I’m keen to try some more from Fenty. An order is definitely on the way soon, so I thought whilst I was ordering, I’d order one of the highlighter duos for one of my lovely readers. This post is half review, to show you why I love this highlighter so much, and half giveaway – so if you’re interested in getting your hands on any shade of your choice, get scrolling.


Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation was my go-to for ages, in fact, you can read a very old and terrible review of it if you fancy a laugh, but that is the only Laura Mercier product I’ve ever tried. I guess I’ve felt a bit overwhelmed as to what to buy as they don’t really have a USP like other brands, Urban Decay with their Naked palettes, MAC with their lipsticks etc. I guess the closest I’ve heard is Laura Mercier base products so when I received a generous voucher from my work (not from Laura Mercier) I decided to finally try some more of that range. Oh, but I couldn’t resist trying that foundation again, just to compare the old days with my new taste.

I don’t know when my transition to eyeshadow palette snob began, but it felt like overnight that I went from the likes of Makeup Revolution and MUA to Urban Decay and Charlotte Tilbury. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago that I had a serious palette clearout and gave most of my high street palettes to friends and family. Now I use a ton of high street makeup generally, but for some reason eyeshadow palettes became high-end only. Well recently, after receiving the Makeup Revolution Flawless 4 Palette at a Superdrug event, I’ve had a change of heart and I’ve remembered exactly why I love the high street so much and why their palettes shouldn’t be overlooked. Prepare for an absolute beaut.