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Thursday, June 6, 2013

#JuneBBC day 4- favourite foundation

As a pale girl, foundation can either bring me untold joy, or complete sorrow. Im either too yellow, too orange or too pink. It's so hard to find that one foundation that just ticks all the boxes- matches your skin tone, gives you a good full coverage, and stays put for the day. I absolutely despise the ring of shame, but unfortunately a lot of the leading "budget" brands leave me looking like something out of Charlie and the chocolate factory.

As a rule I stay away from the foundations of Rimmel, Collection 2000, natural collection,  and most high street brands to be honest,  because they just don't cater for the paler lady. The only high street brands that have ever come close to my skin tone are Revlon and L,oreal.

My foundation of choice is L'Oréal,  either true match Ivorie rose or Infallible Porcelain. Both give a great coverage,  match my skin tone almost perfectly and stay put all day. They are both my go to foundation. I would highly recommend them.

There are also some more expensive brands that would satisfy all my expectations. I'm in a habit of living off sample's at this stage because I refuse to spend €30+ on a foundation that doesn't look good in every light. For example, I have tried samples of almost every MAC foundation available, and not one of those sample's has convinced me to buy a full bottle. My advice would be to never buy from a brand that won't give you a sample to take home and sample in every light. What looks good in store may not look as good in natural light. If a brand expects you to be loyal to them in future,  they should work to get you in the first place. The best brands for samples, I've found, are Inglot, Estee Lauder and Yves Saint L'aurent, they give you about a weeks worth of foundation in a little pot so you can be completely sure it's the right foundation for you.

Monday, June 3, 2013

June BBC Day 3- Favourite Hair Product

One would be forgiven for assuming that someone who is as cruel to their as I am would have an artillery or hair products available to treat and rescue my hair from time to time. Alas...I do not, my cruelty knows no bounds. Honestly, most of my hair products revolve around masking my hairs condition rather than improving it. I will  try be nicer to it, I promise!

One product I've bought pretty religiously over the last few years, since I started dying it heavily) is Shockwaves Shine and Anti-frizz serum. It's great for smoothing out fly away's and seems to add a big of weight to the hair, which I find great for freshly washed hair. It gives your hair a lovely healthy shine, something my hair is badly lacking! The only downside, but one that is easily avoided, is that if you use too much your hair can look very greasy! It's very cheap too, retailing at about €6 for a 75ml bottle, which generally lasts a few months.

June #BBC Day 2- Favourite brush

I found this one hard, because honestly I don't have a favorite brush. I've always used my hands a lot when putting on make, party out of habit, and partly because I just find it a lot more accurate to apply the likes of highlighter with my hands. And i tend to use sponges for foundation. Obviously I do use brushes for the likes of powder, blush and eye shadow, but they're mostly just things I've picked up cheaply along the way, or gotten as gifts.

So....that's about it unfortunately. Day 2 is definitely not my best day!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

June #BBC Day 1- Favorite Eyeliner

Ah, eyeliner, I hate you almost as much as I love you. For me, if I have a bad eyeliner day, I just have a bad day. I adore flicks, so any eyeliner I buy has to promise me killer flicking ability. And it has to have staying power. I've bought so many eyeliner that have ended up in the bin because my eye watered and the liner ran everywhere, or stains the crease of your lid.

NYC Liquid Liner

My current favourite liner, and one of the best liners I've ever used, is NYC Liquid liner. I was pretty convinced that I wouldn't switch back to liquid liners after discovering felt tip liners, but I gave this a bash and absolutely adore it. It makes cat flicks super easy, goes on think and jet black and stays out for HOURS!! It's less than €3 too, and worth every single cent! I'll absolutely be buying this again, and probably be taking out shares in NYC between this and their Expert Last Lip colour.