Monday, 28 March 2016

My Most Used Makeup

most used makeup hourglass blush urban decay naked basics 2 revlon colorstay lovers coral no7 perfect light powder soap and glory concealer

Happy Easter everyone, hope you are all having a lovely time if you're off! I'm putting this up a little earlier than I usually would because of the Bank Holiday! I think it’s fair to say most of us here probably have a little too much makeup (am I right or am I right?) and while I definitely do, I still have products that I use way more than others so I thought I would share these today. The first three products aren’t going to be a surprise to anyone who has stumbled across my blog before as I feel like I mention them every other post! Sorry!

My favourite drugstore foundation, it has medium to full matte coverage and has a great selection of colours for paler skinned girls. My favourite ways to apply this are with my fingers or a damp beauty blender and it blends in seamlessly giving me great coverage all day long. Revlon have recently brought it out with a pump so I’m excited to give that a try though I stocked up on the old bottles as they were half price for a while there so it could be a while before I get my hands on one! More about it here

Again I never stop banging on about this either (sorry!). It is the best powder I’ve ever tried and while I usually have two or three powders on the go (to stop my skin getting used to them) this one wins every time when I know I need something that it going to mattify my skin, look undetectable and help my foundation stay put all day! It’s so lightweight and long lasting, the compact is nice and weighty with a big mirror and No7 always do £3 off vouchers so it’s regularly on offer! Try it, you won’t regret it!

Another product I won’t spend too long talking about because you can read my full thoughts here but this is the best concealer ever! Creamy, full coverage and so handy to travel with as it has a mini powder compact and mirror, I couldn’t be without this! The left hand side is perfect for covering dark circles and the right hand side is great for concealing blemishes!

I think this was the first proper lipstick I ever bought on the recommendation of Alix from I Covet Thee a few years ago! It’s a sheer coral number that is light and glossy on the lips and just gives the most perfect colour to brighten up your face! As you can tell by the size of the bullet left this is very well loved by me! Although I’ve more recently got a few fancier lipsticks from Urban Decay and MAC there is just something about this one that I always come back to. I also have a backup even though it will probably take me another year to finish what’s left of this one!

Hourglass ambient lighting blush palette urban decay naked basics 2

Hands down my favourite eyeshadow palette and it contains the only eyeshadow I have ever hit pan on which considering the amount of palettes I have, I never thought would happen! Quite obviously Frisk is my most used shade and I usually take it all over the lid then put some Primal in the outer corner and Undone along my lash line with Skimp on my brow bone! I get so much more wear out of matte shades as I find them easier to work with and quicker to apply especially in the mornings! I do really like the original Naked Basics palette too but just slightly prefer the cooler tones of this one!

urban decay naked basics 2 swatches
l-r Skimp, Stark, Frisk, Cover, Primal, Undone

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
I remember the hype when this came out last year/two years ago (I can’t even remember anymore) and I thought it looked amazing  but no way was I paying £56 for a few blushers. Fast-forward to more hype over the next limited edition offering of the ambient lighting edit and I decided I didn’t want the tiny pans, highlighter, powder and bronzer but I needed the blush palette. Thankfully John Lewis seemed to have a few in stock and I spent the most money I ever have on a beauty product and bought the blush palette (though it was PayPal money so that doesn’t really count does it?). I was expecting a metal palette for some reason and was a little disappointed in the size of the pans but the quality of these blushes is beautiful. They are so soft, last all day and give the most gorgeous glow to the skin. I originally thought Incandescent Electra would be my go to but it’s actually my least favourite as I find it a bit too glittery for my liking. Mood Exposure is lovely but Luminous Flush definitely comes out on top for me, it’s so subtle but just makes me look so healthy and I think it’s impossible to go over the top with these as they are so perfectly pigmented! 

hourglass ambient lighting blush palette swatches
L-r Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra, Mood Exposure

Let me know if any of these are your favourites too! 

Danielle xx



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  1. Mood Exposure is definitely out there with one of my most used products. I really wish I had bought the trio though! So beautiful :)

    I need to get the Revlon though, you have just reminded me :) Love the post (and your blog)

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    1. I was so glad when I saw it back in stock! Love the Revlon foundation and I think a lot more people will too now it has a pump! Aw thank you so much Erin! Xx

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    2. Hi, where did you find the blush palette back in stock?! x

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    3. Hi Marwa, it was back in stock on the John Lewis website around Sept/Oct time! Xx

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  2. Urban Decay Palette is a well used product for me!! I'm in major need of a new replacement, such a great palette for so many make up looks! Great post!

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    1. It's the best! It's the one I reach for the most! Xx

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  3. The only product I own out of all of these is the Hourglass blush palette, which I love! That Naked 2 Basics looks gorgeous - I have the original but never use it xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I love matte shadows so much! Reach for them way more over other palettes for daytime! The Hourglass blushes are amazing! Xx

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  4. Always heard such good things about the S&G concealer, don't know why I haven't tried it yet! Definitely adding a few of these to my wishlist :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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    1. Yay! Still can't comment on your blog :( xx

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  5. Am I the only one in the beauty world who has yet to purchase Naked Basic palette? LOL! I have such a long wish list that I don't think it's possible for me to ever get my hands on everything. I adore Revlon lipsticks, they are some of the best from the drugstores and I have quite a collection myself.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Aren't they! Such an overlooked brand! Lovers Coral is my absolute favourite lipstick! Xx

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  6. I love Urban Decay Naked Palettes! I use mine probably every day. And thank you for reviewing a drug-store foundation! Does the Revlon have good lasting power? I love my Makeup Forever HD (except for the price) and I'm afraid to switch because the thing I'm most in love with is the fact that it lasts alllll daaayyy.

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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    1. I find it lasts all day on me! They have a version for normal/dry skin too! I've never tried any Makeup Forever but I would love to! Xx

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  7. I want to get my hands on Hourglass blush palette, it is simply beautiful. I don't seem to finish blushes so, I wouldn't mind having small size like that :) xx

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. It's such a lovely palette! Pity the products are so expensive! Xx

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  8. I still haven't picked up the No7 pressed powder but I will. I will! Lol! The Hourglass blush palette is stunning xxx

    Sal UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Haha I would love to know what you thought if you did! I always get nervous recommending something I love incase someone doesn't like it! Xx

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  9. I've just started using Revlon Colorstay and I'm really impressed! I used the same shade as you and it's such a good match.

    I have been looking for a new face powder recently so I might try that one!

    Enter my Hourglass Blush Giveaway on The Makeup Directory

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    1. It's my favourite 'drugstore' foundation! I don't even buy others now as they don't compare! I'd love to know what you thought of the powder if you get it :) xx

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  10. The Naked 2 Basics is such a great (and underrated) palette! It's perfect for travel too!! I'm kicking myself for not picking up that blush palette when it came out!

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. I was so happy when I saw it back in stock! Even thought it was £56! Naked Basics 2 comes on all trips with me! Xx

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  11. The hourglass palette is definitely on my waiting list of things I need to buy - however I was debating between the highlighters or blushers and I think I definitely need to go with the blushes :)
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. I don't think I would get much use out of the powders! Hopefully they rerelease the blush palette or it comes back in stock! Xx

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  12. I don't currently have any of these products, although I've been looking at the Hourglass blushes for a while now!

    www.beautyfromkate.blogspot.com

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  13. I love my Naked Basics 2, it's a great palette for everyday!


    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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  14. Such a fab idea for a post, love this hun. I really need to dig out my revlon colorstay. Also adore the look of the Hourglass palette, so beautiful!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
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    1. Ah thanks Ellie! So glad I got it, so beautiful you're right! Xx

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  15. So many great products dear!!! *-*
    I dream about the Hourglass palette but for now it's too expensive for me :(
    xoxo

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    1. It definitely does hit your bank balance! I bought it with money from things I had sold on eBay so wasn't too bad :) xx

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  16. i love the hourglass palette, so beautiful! I have yet to try that foundation :O
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. It's so good if you want full coverage and long lasting foundation! Xx

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  17. Everytime I see someone mention that revlon foundation it makes me angry that I don't have it. That no.7 powder sounds perfect!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. It is! Aw dont be angry, treat yourself :) xx

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  18. I'm desperate to try the hourglass blush! Lovely post :) xx

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    1. They are totally worth the wait! Thanks Georgia! Xx

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  19. That's a great idea for a post! :) I'm yet to hit pan on nay of my eyeshadows so well done to you, it's your definitely most used palette ;) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Thanks Dagmara! Haha I know, it's an embarrassingly proud moment to hit pan when you have so many eyeshadow palettes! Xx

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  20. That Hourglass palette looks absolutely divine! Such gorgeous shades :)
    - Ambar x
    Her Little Loves

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  21. Look at the pan you hit on the naked basics palette! Good for you!
    xoxo
    Serein
    http://sereinwu.com

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  22. Love this palette! Looks amazing!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  23. I would love to try the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette - the colours all look lush! x

    The Belle Narrative

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  24. love all things you have specially blush palatte.

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  25. I want to try some Hourglass products so much however I just wish they weren't so expensive!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  26. You run a really interesting and inspiring blog. I really like it here! you sure you're a great blogger :) maybe you want to follow for follow on gfc? I'd be happy, being in contact with such an interesting blog as your very :) I'm curious sentence people from countries other than mine, and speaking in a different language than mine.
    I greet the warmth of Polish!
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  27. Naked basics is my all time favourite palette too! It's my most used to be honest and I love how the shades go with everything :-)

    ♥: Jasmin N | littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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    1. Such a staple in my makeup collection! I couldn't be without it! Xx

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  28. I'm wary of trying new hourglass products because I haven't loved any of the ones I've bought. But the colors in the blush palette are quite beautiful! Also, I'm definitely going to try out that revlon lipstick next time I'm at the store!

    Mili

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    1. Yay! I hope you love it as much as I do! Xx

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  29. Ah I so wish I had bought that blush palette, it's gorgeous xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Isn't it! So glad it came back in stock! Xx

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  30. Lovely selection! Revlon Colorstay is my holy grail foundation, but I get through it like there's no tomorrow haha xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Me too! It's in pretty much every empties post I do haha! Xx

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  31. I love Hourglass Blushes - Luminous Flush is one I'm reaching for so much now Spring is coming around :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  32. I've hard great things about the Revlon Colorstay Foundation, that it's a dupe for MUFE HD Foundation (which I have). Maybe I'll get it someday. It feels great to hit pan huh?

    Hannah
    http://floraful.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh I hadn't heard that but I've never tried the MUFE one before! It feels great to hit pan! Makes me want to work other shades now! Xx

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  33. I love the Basics palette from UD, it's such a great staple for everyday use ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  34. Man I'm still dying to try some products from Hourglass! Their packaging is gorgeous and the makeup itself is even prettier, the blushes are definitely first on my wishlist.

    eightbitbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. I haven't tried anything other than the blushes but they are amazing! Xx

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  35. I need to try this concealer! ☺
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  36. The Revlon Colorstay Foundation sounds so good! I love drugstore foundations, my fave one at the moment is from L'Oréal, but I really want to try this one. I don't have the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette, but I do have the highlighting palette from Hourglass - I love it. I completely agree that the pigment in these palettes are so perfectly balanced. I think I might have to invest in the blush one now lol.:D

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    1. You need to get one of their blushes! So good! And the Revlon ColorStay is amazing! Xx

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  37. I love the ambient lighting palette!! Really wish I had bought it when I had the chance, I do have mood exposure which I am obsessed with, but I wanted the trio!

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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    1. Definitely a pricey purchase but worth it! Xx

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  38. I need that hourglass blush palette! I also LOVE the foundation i use that too it's such a holy grail and similar to one from Mac!

    Have a lovely day!
    Rebecca xx
    www.rxbxcca.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you like it too! I hadn't heard that it was similar to one from Mac! Xx

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  39. The coral lippie looks so pretty and perfect for around this time of year :) Have a lovely week ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  40. I love the Naked 2 Basics although I don't use it often enough. The Hourglass blushes are on my wishlist. Really want to try Mood Exposure and Luminous Flush. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Luminous Flush is amazing! I use my Naked 2 Basics too much haha! Xx

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  41. I loveeee that berry lip and the naked pallette

    Emma | With A City Dream

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  42. Would love to try this concealer. Thanks for sharing it.
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