I go through phases. I know this sounds silly because, well, obviously I am quite fond of cosmetics in general, but since having more time to ogle at YouTube and blogs over the Christmas break, I am a woman posessed. My makeup 'habit' is spiralling again, and I've a list longer than my arm of things I want to try and looks I want to create.
Armed with vouchers, I've been picking up bits and bobs over the last week or two. There has been a definite theme to my shopping - I am very much enjoying concealer at the moment, and my love for lipliner is unwavering. Unsurprisingly, I finally fell for the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk - this is a product that I've wanted for ages and it's been even more hyped recently. I had it applied on me at a Tilbury event months ago with Penelope Pink lipstick on top and I loved how long-lasting it was - even better than MAC. It is really dear for a liner but I am so happy to finally have it - it pairs perfectly with Nude Kate and I'll be picking up Penelope Pink next!
Concealer has also been a recent obsession, I'm just really into it, whether it's the highlighting triangle method or just good old fashioned spot coverage. I've always really liked MAC Studio Finish concealer and have been interested in the new Pro Palettes since they came out. I know a couple of makeup artists that swear by them and Rachel Whitehurst also raved about this palette in a recent video - I have really similar taste in makeup to her, so I suppose her review was what made me bite the bullet! I am so glad that I invested in this - it's taken my concealer game to a whole new level. Mixing the shades depending on what I want to hide - yellow for blemishes, pink for undereyes - just helps everything look far more natural and almost airbrushed!
Aaaand another lipliner. I can't stop! I wanted a dark red liner that wasn't too dark, just kind of brownish. I have Vino for really dark looks, so after some swatching decided on Burgundy. It is gorgeous and I haven't heard many people talk about it - it pairs really well with Kate Moss 107 but in the below picture I have it with MAC Viva Glam 1. This is a dream combo. I wore this on NYE and got away without retouching it for about four and a half hours. Even at that stage it still looked passable!
I'd love to say that's me done on the makeup front for a while, but vouchers still have me all fired up - I've also picked up MAC Buff blush recently and I'm salivating over the Chanel Le Blanc primer - need. Have you bought anything nice with vouchers of late? Or any sales bargains? Let me know!