January 2014 Makeup Favourites

It’s a few days late (6 to be exact) but better late than never as they say!
I’ve been using these pretty much every day through January so they definitely step up to the mark!
becca rejuvenating primer
Becca Rejuvenating Primer is one of the best primers I’ve used. It just feels like a hydrating moisturizer, and my foundation literally glides on. You can pick it up here
estee lauder double wear
I’ve been using Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation for a few weeks now, and can I just say? I totally get the hype! Truly full coverage, bulletproof yet natural looking. Full review is in motion! I strongly recommend getting colour matched but if you know you shade, it’s available here
Gemma's Wedding 102
Another Becca product (and there’s another to come!) this time it’s the fine loose powder, it’s natural looking and feels like real silky skin. On the Becca website they say… “The initial, slightly matte finish will only last half an hour, by then the natural oils in the skin begin to surface and the powder will have a perfectly undetectable finish” I completely agree with this statement! You can get some shades for a absolute bargain £5.99 (rrp £30!!) here but I’d be quick, they’ve been selling out on shades super fast.
elf studio blusher
I rediscovered an old fave this month, you can see how much I love it by the amount of pan showing! ELF’s Studio blush in Tickled pink, it’s such a pretty shade for my skin tone (light) and has fantastic pigment. Available here they always have offers on so keep an eye out for those!
bobbi brown shimmer brick
I’ve recently done a review this one, Bobbi Brown’s shimmer brick which you can read here if you like. I’ve been using this as a highlight on my cheekbones. It’s lovely!
miss manga
L’oreal’s Miss Manga mascara is a favourite that has surprised me! I thought I was loving Benefit’s Bad Gal but when it came to choosing my favourites I realised I’ve been picking up Miss Manga every morning for the last two weeks! I want my favourites to be reflective of what I’ve actually used so well done L’oreal, you surprised me! Available here
becca line and define
Here’s the last Becca product! It’s the Line and Define eye pencil in Santorini which is a gorgeous royal blue one end and a flesh tone the other. The navy is much softer on the eyes than black. You can get it here for a bargain £3.99, I love this website!
the balm nude tude palette
Last but by no means least.. The Balm’s Nude ‘tude palette. I’m planning a full review and swatches so keep your eye out 🙂 I’ve used this pretty much everyday this month, so soft and so pigmented, it’s a definite winner! Available here
What have been your favourites for January?
Thanks for reading guys!
*I brought all these products with my own money.

Bobby Brown Shimmer Brick

Hey gorgeous!
Today I’m talking about the Bobby Brown Shimmer Brick in Nude Glow.
bobby brown shimmer brick nude glow
The packaging alone deserves massive kudos, how beautiful?! My boyfriend brought it for me from the Bobbi Brown counter, and it came in a cardboard, (please don’t picture flimsy brown card, this was beautiful, I wish there were a more appropriate term than cardboard! It was wrapped in red tissue paper and placed in a gift box. What a treat!
bobby brown shimmer brick nude glow
The compact itself is strong, with a push button release. I’ve not traveled with it but it’s sturdy enough that I wouldn’t be worried about it breaking.
bobby brown shimmer brick nude glow
Isn’t that just lovely!
bobby brown shimmer brick nude glow
Onto the product itself… The shade I have is Nude Glow. I’ve used this everyday since I got it as a highlight for the tops of my cheekbones, the finish gives the most beautiful glow with none of that glittery/shiny white-ness some highlights give. You could use it anywhere you like a nice highlight, cupids bow, brow bone etc also as a blusher or eyeshadow. It’s multi-use 🙂
I tend to have trouble with highlighters as most that I’ve tried turn to a greasy glow after a few hours wear. Not so attractive! This lasts me all day and I’ve actually had people comment on how awake and put together I look, that’s impressive considering all I’ve done is dust a highlight on my cheekbones! Result!
bobby brown shimmer brick nude glow
For application I use a small tapered Crown brush, tap it on the product and swipe it across my cheekbones, and hey presto, pretty cheeks!
I definitely recommend this, it is expensive but I see it lasting an age and it literally is the best highlight I’ve tried. You can purchase it from here
Happy weekend!
Lucy x