Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Autumn Beauty Favourites

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After a whirlwind summer, I'm looking forward to a few fun things this Autumn- a couple of weekends off, being super lazy and going for long lunches or brunches and a quick trip to Vegas for a wedding in particular. Definitely a good excuse to indulge in some nice new make-up... 

I've been a mineral make-up girl for about a decade, and I was recently introduced to Mii, a new mineral brand produced by the same people who make Jessica nail products. They were aiming to put all the best bits of the mineral make-up ranges on the market into one range of products. This is the first time I've strayed away from Bare Minerals, and I'm really impressed so far. The foundation feels so light you can forget there's anything on your skin at all, and there's no patchyness which I've struggled with lately with my BM foundation- change in formula there end I suspect. It doesn't require a mineral veil, only a primer if desired, and I find the coverage to be on a parr with any mineral make-up I've come across. The bronzer (top LHS) is really nice combination of tones to bring a subtle glow and the outer packaging feels really solid, so the whole compact is travel friendly. 

I'm totally hooked on a darker lip this year, having never really been interested in lip colour before. Both of the above are Revlon- the top berry coloured crayon is ColorBurst Balm Stain in crush, a simple berry with a slight shimmer, easy to apply and due to the stain nature, keeps colour going for hours. The brick red colour at the bottom is one the new Ultra HD Lipstick shades. I love the colour for a muted red, but Revlon, why must you make a lipstick so clumsy in shape- best applied with a brush for precision as the bullet is big, blunt and a bit of a nightmare. 

And lastly, still clinging to the last memories of sunshine and warmth, the Valentina fragrance by Valentino is light and sweet in a grown up way and it reminds me of summer for reasons unknown. It's my current method of brightening a grey day. 

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