Good morning, and happy halloween to you all! For starters I just want to excuse my abscense by saying that I have had a lot in school lately and have not had the time nor the energy to plan, photograph and write posts. I decided to put Originally My aside until the fall break (which officially started yesterday) when I could put some love into it rather than scrabbling something together just for the sake of it. With that said, I now present my top five beauty products of this month!
1. Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette
For me, the weeks before fall break are usually not exactly filled with sleep. The lack of that combined with school-related stress and few sun hours results in a very tired self, which tends to leave dark shadows under my eyes and a lot of outbreaks on my skin. To pretend the last mentioned are not true, this palette has been my knight in shining armor. I use the reddest one under my eyes and the green one on red spots before I apply concealer and foundation and suddenly you can not tell if I have pulled an all-nighter or just returned from a spa weekend.
2. Estelle & Thild Biomineral Healthy Glow Foundation
This foundation is the best one I have tried so far in my life. It blends nicely, calms the skin, covers my redness but not my freckles and even if you do not set it with powder it is not sticky what so ever. If you are looking for a full-coverage foundation this is not for you, but if you are more for the lightweight, natural, “no makeup”-makeup look I would definitely recommend this!
3. Sleek Blush in Suede
This blush is my favourite when creating a soft, kind of burnt, makeup look. It really adds dimension to the face and looks especially nice if you have naturally warmer colours. The texture is really smooth, both in the packaging and on the cheek, and easy to blend. Even if it only costs around 5£ it is just as good as many of the more expensive blushes I have tried.
4. L’oréal Paris Blush in 140 Old Rose
Another blush that I actually bought very recently and has fallen in love with is this one. I find that all L’oréal blushes are of very high quality, again considering the relatively low price, and this was not one to disappoint. The colour is the kind that reminds me of the natural rosy tint one gets when being out in the cold. It makes my skin look healthy and fresh, which makes this another product to help me disguise my bad sleep habits…
5. L’oréal Paris Color Riche Matte in 640 Erotique
Last but not least is another recent addition to my collection and the only product in this post that is not meant for the face (although, I suspect this could work nicely as a cream blush). For years I have loved to paint my lips in bold colours to complement my outfits, whilst the whole nude lip trend has kind of passed by me. I realised this when I laid my eyes on this shade which made me understand the beauty of neutrals… Okay, it was not quite that dramatic, but I could not resist buying it and now I am obsessed with it.
I hope to see you back here soon, your visits mean more than you know. Stay original, gorgeous! xoxo