- Sali Hughes
Let me start with the fact that I've completely forgotten how to take photos with my camera. Yes, the concept of focus seems to be non-existent for me; therefore, I had to use the picture I took for Instagram with my phone... sorry about that. Moving on now.
I decided to start with a post about my current faves and by faves I mean "eureka!" type of products. These 3 absolutely changed the way my face looks and what's best, they're on the cheap side.
The Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows (£4.99) have been quite popular for awhile now but given that I'm always late for the party, it's no surprise I've only started loving them now. The thing is, I've never trusted cream eyeshadow and powder has always been my first choice despite its bad staying power. However, these two little pots completely changed my opinion. They do not crease at all and stay throughout the whole day. I'm talking about 12hrs + here. They're shimmery but in a very nice and subtle way and if you really don't like that, the colour can be built up easily. I use these as a base and then usually put a darker colour in my crease. The mere fact that I've bought two shades of the same thing already says a lot about how I feel. (I've got On & On Bronze and Pink Gold, which is very similar to MAC's All That Glitters in a cream shadow version).
Talking about crease... I am also late for the Zoeva brushes craze. In all fairness, I am not late, it's just that they're not readily available in the UK yet (I think?) and it made it a bit more difficult for me to choose the brushes I want and actually buy them. I patiently waited to go to Germany and got two Zoeva brushes form Douglas. I love both of them but I use the 228 Crease Brush (around £7) every.single.day. It kind of took over from my MAC 217. Okay, I still have to blend the situation with the 217 but applying the eyeshadow has become way easier and enjoyable for a makeup noob like me. I used to be really lazy with eyeshadow but now I actually enjoy experimenting with it. The quality of the brush is very good and it's very soft, it goes without saying.
Last but not least is the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer (£7.99). Both versions of the foundation were massively popular but somehow the concealer was left in their shadow (at least for me). I swear, I just came across it in the drugstore one day, without even realising that such concealer existed. This is very unusual for me because I need to research the substances I put on my face. However, when I swatched this one, it seemed like a perfect match and I was not wrong at all. Awhile ago Lisa Eldridge was raving about it and you can imagine how happy I was. You can build up for higher coverage but it does perfectly fine with my blue/purple/yellow eyes and just a pinch on product. This is my second tube (again a testimony of its awesomeness) and I will buy a darker shade for the summer months ahead.
Maybe that was a bit longer than I anticipated. All in all, these three deserve applause and you should definitely check them out if you haven't yet. I also stumbled upon some disappointments recently, like the L'Oreal La Palette Nude, but I will probably write about them at one point.
Thanks for reading.