As I'm a girl on a very tight budget I don't usually splurge on make-up or beauty products but often I'm left a little underwhelmed by some high-street brands so here's a little wishlist of what I would be buying right now if I had the money! I'm still on a jobsearch and my overdraft is dwindling away so a hot pink lipstick & £65 perfume aren't exactly classed as essentials boo :(
Real Techniques Stippling Brush- I've read so many great reviews about the Real Techniques brushes. I really like a natural, dewy finish when it comes to foundation. The bristles on my foundation brush are getting a bit sad and they've started to leave stroke-marks when applying which is annoying. The price range is affordable too & they were on offer 'Buy one get one half price' at Boots the other day.
Illamasqua Eurydice Lipstick- When I was in Selfridges the other day I was having a mooch around the make-up counters and I thought i'd have a look at the Illamasqua products, again after hearing such amazing reviews everywhere. Grace, the make-up artist suggested I tried a super-bright pink & although I was very skeptical it look BLOODY AMAZING! (if i say so myself) I never usually buy high-end lipsticks as all the ones I've tried seem to wear off my lips really quickly but this lasted for hours and I'm really impressed. I couldn't afford to buy it as i'm so poor right now but i think it'll be going on the birthday wishlist :)
Illamasqua Bait Medium Pencil- Before the make-up artist applied the lipstick she used the medium pencil to really define my lips and over the surface to make the lipstick last longer. She used a slightly lighter shade than the lipstick to give the illusion of fuller lips. Again I fell in love with the product! Its super pigmented and literally lasted about 10 hours on my lips!
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Extreme- I've always been a fan of Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf and when I spotted this new edition of the fragrance I was so excited! I really like strong, intense, warm, musky smells especially in the winter! The sales assistant kindly gave me a couple of samples to try :) I've included the description because perfume descriptions generally make me giggle:
'An overdose of Arabian jasmine and osmanthus against a delicious background of benzoin and vanilla absolute. The ultimate elixir, intense like a glance.'
Dermalogica Medi-Bac Kit- My skin is so crap at the moment, I used to have pretty bad acne in college but it seemed to disappear for a few years but now it's come back with a vengeance :( I went for a Dermalogica consultation at my local beauty salon and the consultant kindly gave me some samples of the Medi-Bac range which is formulated for adult acne. This range is 'guaranteed' to improve skin within a month which is a radical statement, I'm going to see if it sorts itself out and if not I'm going to invest in the range.
Have you tried any of these products before? If so what do you think? Whats on your beauty wishlist right now?
Thanks for reading :)