Monday, 7 May 2012

♢ April Favorites ♢

Hello guys. A kind-of late April favorites, but I've been doing a lot of revising and I don't have too much time on my hands at the moment :( Thought I'd do an April favorites anyway because they're my favorite type of post to write and I love reading other people's. (If you've done one this month, leave it below!)

Hope you enjoy and I'll be back to more regular posting after the 1st of June :)

Make-up Favorites

Urban Decay Naked Palette - Recently started using this again after neglecting it last month. You can literally do any look with this palette and the lighter shades are soo pretty!
Benefit BADgal Lash - Had this sample with a little set called 'Tan About Tan' by benefit. I wasn't too sure of the big, chunky brush to begin with but now this is the only mascara I always use. I already have long eye-lashes so I like mascara that add volume but don't tangle, or clump my lashes together and this one is perfect for it!
Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Tint in Nothing But Nude - I've been wearing this everyday for school since I got it a few weeks back. It's a more intense version of my natural lip colour and stays on for a very long time , I have found though that the product is beginning to dry out :(
Topshop Kohl in Saddle - I love this! It's a slightly coppery brown colour and is so soft and creamy to apply. I apply a thin line on my top lash line and then blend it out for a angled brush. It's very subtle but still defines the lash line well. And it's only £4? Bargain.
Natural Collection Lip Gloss in Fondant - This is one of the only lip gloss' I get a lot of wear out of. I use it over Mac's Rebel Lipstick and it makes the colour a touch lighter so I can get the wear out of it for spring/summer. It also tastes/smells lovely and applies really smoothly.
MAC Satin Lipstick in Rebel - I've been wearing this lipstick every time I've gone out anywhere nice or when I've had the chance to wear a more brighter lip. It's a really pretty deep fuchsia purple colour and I've had loads of compliments when I've worn it. It also stays on for forever!
MAC Eye shadow in Rice-Paper - I love this eye-shadow swept all over the lid as it's a gorgeous shimmering muted gold colour. It looks perfect with the Topshop kohl along the lash line.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in Shade 51 - I love this foundation! It is a million times better than the original as it blends so much nicer and gives a far more natural finish. I've worn this everyday since I got it and it feels extremely light on my skin :)
Elf Mineral Eye Shadow Primer - I've been trying to use this up recently and it's actually pretty good. It's basically like the Urban Decay Primer Potion but it doesn't make the colours of the eye-shadows appear as bright. But it has the same staying power in my opinion so if you're looking for a very very cheap alternative that just keeps your eye-shadow from creasing then this could be the one.
Sleek Make-Up Blush in Pixie Pink - I adore the colour of this blush, a very pretty cool toned pink that looks amazing when used with a light hand. I also love sleek blushes, they have great pigmentation, then blend lovely and they are only £4.49! I can't wait for summer so I can wear this blush more :)

Brush Favorites

Crown 1B108 Oval Shadow Brush - This brush was only a few pounds from and I love it. It's super soft and the dense large brush is awesome to quickly sweep a light colour over my lid. It also does not shed at all in my experience and the quality is definitely similar to that of a more expensive brush! Definitely want more Crown brushes!
Sigma Precision Angled P84 Brush - I love this for applying concealer especially around my nose. It's super soft and blends anything flawlessly. I love the angled, dense brush!
No7 Eye-Shadow Blend & Contour Brush - I love using this to sweep a light dusting of MAC's rice paper over my eyes. Very versatile brush and only a few pounds with the No7 £5 vouchers! It does shed a lot though. 
Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Buffing Brush - Everyone is raving about these brushes and with good reason! I love this brush for my foundation, it makes it look perfect.

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Contour Brush - I love love love this brush. I use it to apply my highlight, contour/bronzer and cream blush. It blends each perfectly and I don't know where I'd be without it!

I hope you enjoyed and I'd love to see your favorites so link them below if you've done one,
Til next time,
Carys xox


  1. the buffing brush was also in my favourites this month :)

  2. The naked palette is so nice. I followed you via Bloglovin. x

  3. The Naked palette is my favorite. I use it for my "daily" basic eye makeup. <3

  4. I love the bourjois healthy mix serum! :)x