001: Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in True Love (£23.50) - This has been sat in my drawers for so long that I kind of forgot I had it. I decided to put it at the forefront of my collection to make myself use it more often, and I have to say, it's rekindled the lustful spark I had when I first purchased. I really like Tarte products, and the blushers have such a lovely formula with a cult following. This shade is a watermelon pink that provides such a lovely flush of colour, which is blendable and light. I think it's slightly on the cooler side, which suits my pale skin well. One thing I will say though, don't over do the swirl, a little on the brush goes a long way!
002: GOSH Primer Plus+ Hydration Primer (£13.99)* - Primers and I have a love/hate relationship. I've never really been a fan, or seen much difference in my make-up when using a primer, and I have to say I have tried so many of them. I established a long time ago that the bog standard silicone primers weren't a match for my dry skin, and the 'hydrating' primers I then went on to try were either too runny, or just sunk in like a moisturiser. As you can probably imagine, when I heard about this new primer launch from GOSH, I wasn't holding out much hope for it working with my skin. This, girls, was where I ate my words. I love this stuff; it is probably the only primer I have tried that I can honestly say works for me and something I would happily purchase. It's almost like half silicone and half moisturiser, it feels so nice on the skin and doesn't drag, and I can feel it coating and prepping my skin without it feeling dry or matte. Although this doesn't contain long lasting moisturising benefits, when used in conjunction with a light moisturiser, foundation applies so easily and actually stays put. I find this works wonders with a dewy, slightly radiant foundation and I can happily go from work to an event at the end of the day without the need to reapply my base.
003: MakeUp Revolution Radiant Lights Exhale (£5)*- This has been my 'go to' highlighter of choice recently. As soon as I heard the brand were launching powders reminiscent of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, I knew I had to give them a whirl. This is a subtly shimmery, cool-toned pink shade, which looks lovely on the cheek and brow bones.
004: Maybelline Colour Tattoo Leather Effect in Beige (£4.99)- It's no secret that I am building quite the collection of cream shadows, with those most prominent being the Maybelline Colour Tattoos. I was stumbling the aisles of boots (as you do, obvs) and decided that I needed to try the leather effect version, since I love the original line so much. I wasn't left disappointed. I have been reaching for this on those mornings when I simply cannot be bothered to put much effort in to my look. This is a lovely matte, creamy beige shade. Super neutral, cool-toned and versatile. I like to wear it alone, but from time to time I add a powder shadow over the top for extra definition.
005: GOSH Forever Lip Shine in Love Story (£6.99)* - Another GOSH product, but my oh my are they on point lately. I am literally in love with the Lip Shine line. They're creamy and glossy to start with, drying down to a slightly more satin finish, yet still totally moisturising. The pigment is actually really impressive too, and it lasts a long while. I have a couple of shades, but this pink/brown nude -my lips but better- shade is my current everyday favourite.
006: L'Oréal Miss Manga Punky Mascara (£7.99) - I won't say too much about this as I reviewed it in the post below, but I simply cannot tear myself away from this for any given period of time. I finally have found a fail safe drugstore mascara that I know will get me through the day.
007: Simple Skin Illuminating Radiance Cream (£8.99)* - This is a light-weight radiance moisturiser which I like to use in the mornings. I find it provides my skin with the much needed hydration and radiance boost after first waking up, and goes over the above GOSH primer really quite nicely, making my skin well and truly foundation ready. I wouldn't recommend this for the evening, but for the morning, Simple are on to a real winner. This is currently on offer for £5.99 at Superdrug too. Ideal, right?