Long time no speak! Apologies for being somewhat AWOL here on my blog lately, this was purely due to personal circumstances which I won’t get into. All that matters is that I am back and normal service shall resume. What’s that I hear? Cheering? Oh, please. Please! You really needn’t. Oh, all right then. Go ahead…
So to ease myself back in I thought I’d share with you all my September beauty favourites today. This is fairly overdue, but I figured better late than never, right?
1. L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique foundation
I bought this over a month ago and have been wearing it regularly to give it a proper test drive, as it were. And I really, really like it! I have it in the shade “C1 Rose Pearl” (the lightest shade they do) and its the perfect match for my skin tone. It has a fair amount of yellow in it, similarly to my complexion and this suits me just fine. I haven’t had any issues with it oxidising on me, for you and I, this means I don’t get a nasty surprise when a number of hours later the colour has darkened on my skin and I’m giving an Oompa Loompa a run for his/her money. The finish is very dewy, and delivers a definite noticeable shine, or should I say glow, or even sheen to my skin. Subsequently, this might not be the most suitable foundation for those with an oily skin type, but I wouldn’t necessarily rule it out all together, either. A pressed or translucent powder may very well be your friend here. I would say this foundation is a good light to medium coverage depending on the number of layers you apply and is most definitely buildable for those of you who like a heavier, fuller coverage. I would seriously consider repurchasing this foundation when I’m finished with it. My only nag is that it’s £10.99, and let’s not forget that this is a drugstore foundation. Not cheap. Boo!
2. Cover Girl Lash Blast Clump Crusher Mascara
I bloody adore this mascara. It pains me to think that when this dries up, an inevitable eventuality, I won’t be able to run out and buy myself a replacement. I will be bereft without it. I got this whilst on holiday in America back in May and I cannot get enough of it. It’s still going strong (for now) and I’m impressed with the longevity of this mascara being that we’re currently in October. I bought mine in black, like with every mascara I wear, and this black is very black. The brush is plastic, with rubber bristles, is curved and of average size – hurrah for not having to worry about poking my eyes out with a colossal sized wand! The shape of the brush enables me to get a beautiful curl from my lashes, but this equally gives great volume and decent length, too. Bear in mind I have naturally long lashes so I can’t say how this mascara would perform on ladies or men with shorter lashes. Generally I get on better with plastic brushes, as opposed to ones with fibres and this mascara is no exception. It holds a curl well and I’ve never noticed any signs of smudging or flaking. Washing the mascara off at the end of the day is no trouble and a makeup wipe works just as well for me, as when I’ve used my oil makeup remover. I’m sure by now you’re shouting at your screen for me to hurry up and tell you whether it really does live up to its name. Does it crush clumps? Is it a … “Clump crusher”? And the answer would be a resounding YES. Yes, it does. Or rather, it doesn’t crush them, it just doesn’t create them to begin with. Hallelujah! I couldn’t recommend this mascara more. If you live in a country where you can get Cover Girl, one, I am deeply jealous, and two, I implore you to try this mascara. Do it!
3. Eyelash Curlers
Notice I haven’t mentioned the brand name of these eyelash curlers, and this is because I bought them at a random beauty supply store where I paid two quid for them. I know so many beauty bloggers swear by either the Chanel or Shu Uemura lash curlers, well I’ve used neither and frankly, I have no desire to anytime soon. These more than do the job and used in conjunction with the Cover Girl mascara (see above) I can achieve a lovely false lash effect.
There you have it, my favourites for the month of September. I would love it if you shared with me your beauty favourites. Or have you tried the mascara I just raved about and didn’t get on well with it? Do tell me, I’d love to hear another persons take!