Sunday, 6 December 2015

The 10 Product Face


Considering I have been blogging for 9 months now, I haven't done as many beauty posts as I feel I would have liked to. I'm trying to produce better quality content, and I'm spending more time on the photography of each post, as well as the writing, so hopefully that will begin to pay off! Today I'm going to be doing a post about makeup, once again. I thought I'd show you some of my everyday essentials that I have been wearing on my face lately, because there's only 10 of them, and they are all affordable, so I thought that it would be an interesting fun to do, and a bit of a shorter one for those of you who don't appreciate my rambles. What sort of posts do you like me writing about most? Beauty, fashion, lifestyle, photography, or advice? Feel free to contact me, and let me know!

Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser / £4.19 - I don't think that this product will come as much of a surprise to any of you, unless you're a new reader, because I've been banging on about it in my last few beauty posts. Although I wasn't a fan of it when I first purchased it quite a while ago, I have since grow to like it a lot more. If you have very dry skin, or your skin feels in need of a really good moisture, then this would be the perfect product for your skin to drink up, as it really does quench the dryness, in my opinion. I usually apply this before I apply any of my regular makeup over the top of it, as it acts like my version of a base (until I cave in, and try out a primer, or a few), and then my foundation, concealer, and any powder products sit really nicely for the rest of the day.
Dermatologica Sheer Tint Tinted Moisturiser / £34.80 - Similarly to the Simple moisturiser that I just mentioned, I have been loving this little beauty a lot more during the recent weeks. It has quite an odd smell, so I guess that could potentially put some people off, but it doesn't really bother me anymore, as I'm used to it. I think that whenever I use this as my base product, it just completely improves the appearance of my skin. It doesn't really have that much coverage, as it is only a sheer tinted moisturiser, but if I do want to wear some form of product that offers a minimal amount of coverage, then I would without a doubt go for this option. It isn't the cheapest, but if you buy it, and then use it sparingly, it can last for quite a few months. I just think that it can make your skin look so much better, and it doesn't even look like you're wearing any makeup at all, which is just an added bonus!


Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer / £4.19 - This concealer literally used to be all that people would talk about a while ago. It was so hyped up that I genuinely think every woman, and her cat owned it. I had tried it out after I'd heard endless reviews about it, but once I'd tried it, I just didn't fall as in love with it as I would have expected that I would. I was already liking other concealers at the time, so it just wasn't something that interested me much at all. Recently, I stopped using the other concealers that I had been using, and then I converted back to this one, as I wanted to give it another go. As you can see, it became a staple in my everyday makeup routine. It dramatically helps to reduce the appearance of spots, it gets rid of any noticeable dark circles, and it just generally improves any problem areas that you may have, so it's no wonder that all people used to do was hype it up until the cows came home. It also has a doe foot applicator, which makes it really easy to apply, and you can either blend it with a brush, a beauty blender, or even just your fingers. It's super easy, and it does blend really nicely too.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara / £7.99 - I genuinely can't explain how much I actually love this mascara. It's absolutely insane! I have tried out a fair few mascaras over the last few years, believe me, so when I say this one is by far the best one that I have ever used, I really do mean that. Whenever I wear it (even though I don't wear makeup all day everyday), I get so many compliments (not to blow my own trumpet, or anything), and people always ask me what it is that I'm wearing on my lashes. It thickens them, it lengths them, it blackens them, and it adds a whole lotta volume too! I'm the sort of gal who likes really curly, voluminous eyelashes, rather than just longer ones, as mine are already quite long without mascara, and with this product, that's exactly what I get. The tube looks really sophisticated, and glamorous, and I love the colour of it too - I mean, who wouldn't?! If you were going to buy, and try any mascara, then I would definitely suggest that you pick this one up, and it isn't even as expensive as other mascara's can be.
Collection Extreme Felt Tip Liner / £2.99 - I usually only wear liquid eyeliner during the colder months, and that's why I'm including this one by Collection in today's post. Although I'm sure there are quite a few people who like to wear liquid eyeliner in the summer months too, I just don't think that's the right option for me, and so I usually like to wear it in the time between October-February. Collection is an incredibly affordable, high-street brand, and it just goes to show that even though a brand, or a product is on the less expensive side, it doesn't mean that it's any less amazing in comparison to the high-end, designer brands. I'm really not that good at liquid eyeliner, and it's still a skill that I think I need to work on perfecting if I want to pull it off on the occasions that I do wear it, but I think that this is the easiest option to work with if you do want to rock the eyeliner look. It's quite an easy applicator to get to grips with, as it's just a regular sized nib, and it's much simpler than if you were to use a gel liner, or something else a little more dramatic, so if you're beginning, or you just want a cheaper alternative that allows you to create a feline flick, then this wouldn't be a bad choice for you, particularly if you're a teenager, like myself.
Max Factor Crème Puff Blush in Seductive Pink / £8.99 - Unlike many other beauty bloggers, and makeup lovers, I've actually never really been a huge fan of blush. I'm naturally quite a pale person, and whenever I get too hot, too cold, or incredibly embarrassed, I always go this horrible bright pinky red colour, so I used to wonder what the point was of me emphasising the redness of my cheeks even further, in the hope that it would make me feel mildly prettier? It just made no sense to me. I've since changed my mind though. Although this blush certainly isn't the cheapest that there is, I really have fallen in love with it, and I do find myself wearing it on a regular basis. It's kind of a marble type blush, if that makes sense, and so I just swirl my brush in it, and then apply it to the apples of my cheeks, and it leaves me with a really beautiful, rosy finish without looking too full on at all. It's definitely worth every penny in my opinion, as I don't really use any other product on my cheeks at the moment apart from this little beauty, and that says a lot!
Soap & Glory Lid Stuff Quad in What's Nude / £9.00 - I do apologise for the fact that I don't opt for the cheapest of makeup products, but they are all what work best for me, and it's only 10 products, so I think that's justifiable. Anyway, this quad is absolutely perfect for any sort of eye look that you're trying to create. As well as being 2 light shades at the top, there are two darker shades at the bottom, which makes it a really versatile, easily wearable quad, and considering 4 single eye shadows would probably add up to at least £10, or more, you're saving either way when you think about it. You get 4 very well pigmented, differing shades, and all for the price of £9.00. How could you go wrong?! Considering how much you're paying for it, and what a range of proper quality eye shadows you get, this really isn't a bad option at all. All of the shades are equally as beautiful, and I genuinely do use all of them at some point when I whip this little quad out. I can't recommend it enough, and if you only had to use 1 product for your eye shadow, then I would say that this would have to be the one.
Soap & Glory Matte Lipstick in Super Nude / £9.00 - If you have read any of my previous beauty posts, then you will know just how much I adore this lipstick by Soap & Glory. It's such a gorgeous 'my lips, but better' shade, and I think that it could suit everyone, regardless of their appearance, or their complexion. Seeing as it's matte, I suppose that the average person would assume that this would be a very drying, flaky lipstick, but in fact, it's the complete opposite of that. I wouldn't necessarily say that it's moisturising, but then again, I suppose it is in a way, because it gives my lips a really nice, matte finish, but it still makes them feel soft whenever I apply this. It also stays for quite a long time, and it doesn't rub off when I eat, or drink, which is always what you need when looking for a lipstick, am I right? I even managed to convince my mum to love this lipstick! What a win!
Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Picnic In The Park / £5.99 - I have loved Tanya for as long as I can remember (if you have read her book, you will understand what I mean by that little comment, even though it wasn't even at all intentional!), and when she revealed how she was going to be releasing her own beauty range, I honestly couldn't see what she had to offer. This was quite a while ago now, and I have had this lipgloss since well before the summer, but clearly you can see just how much I love it if I'm including it now, not because I purchased this gloss ages ago, but also because it's winter now, which typically means bye bye bubblegum pink, and hello berry shades. I guess that I'm a rebel, who doesn't play by the typical rules though, right? It smells insane for a start! Even if you aren't interested in buying this product, you really do need to go, and give it a sniff, because you won't regret. It's lovely, and glossy, and it's such a beautiful shade for the spring, and summer months. The packaging has actually been redesigned now, but I think it looks really chic, and sophisticated either way. I don't normally go for lipglosses, as I find that they can tend to be quite sticky, but I don't actually have a problem with this one - it's definitely bearable! You could always ask for it for Christmas if you're interested. It would be a sweet little stocking filler. Who has tried any other lipglosses from her range? I'd love to know if you have any recommendations!
How are you feeling about these regular beauty posts from me? Do you like them, or not?
Lots of love,
Jade x


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