New In + Summer Makeup

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Summer is almost over so I wanted to share some of the products that I've been loving recently and a few new products! I'll also have a beauty favourites post coming soon with the products I've been loving over the past few months as I haven't posted a full favourites post for a while. Thanks to Joan Collins Cosmetics, Just My Look, No Bare Brows and Shadow Switch for the lovely products!

Let's start with the foundation that I've been loving over the past couple of weeks, the *Joan Collins First Base Foundation (£25, 30ml) and I have the shade 'Cool Fair' which is one of, if not the lightest shade available. In the bottle, the foundation looks too dark for my incredibly pale skin but when blended it's a fairly good match especially when I set it with my amazing Milani Prep + Set + Go Powder. The coverage is light to medium, it has a skin like finish that doesn't emphasis dryness and it lasts well on me when set. I think it's a great everyday foundation, my only negative is that the shade range isn't light enough for me.
Next up, the second most important product for me and that's a brow pencil! I didn't fill in my brows until I started blogging and now, if I don't fill them in, I feel naked almost. I've been using the *No Bare Brows Brow Pencil (£18) from Know Cosmetics for a couple of weeks now and I'm loving it! I don't just love the gorgeous packaging but it has a spoolie and sharpener on each end. The shade matches well, it's so quick and easy to use and it is just the right amount of creaminess and lasting power. I don't personally use the brow wax on the other end as I need a heavy duty brow gel but it's a good addition if you use brow wax. If you're looking for a super convenient, easy brow pencil then this one is well worth checking out.
I've been using the *Real Techniques Core Collection (£13.75 - SALE) constantly since they were first released years ago. I bought two sets myself and now I have a third which is amazing as I use the buffing brush for my foundation every time I wear makeup and I also use the contour brush constantly. Real Techniques are some of the best brushes you can buy, I have a few MAC brushes but they aren't superior in any way to the Real Techniques brushes! Just My Look has quite a few sets to choose from and they are all at great prices!

I think summer is the perfect time to bring out the highlighters and one I've wanted to try for a while is the *Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette in Distorted Dream (£10.49) which contains five highlighting shades in one handy palette. They are pretty much colour correcting shades and they are very sheer so if you're looking for a glitter ball, intense highlighter then it might not be for you but I personally love the light cream highlighter for the summer.

Another great highlighter is the *L.A Girl Pro Conceal HD Highlighter (£3.95) which comes in so many concealer shades as well as highlighting and colour correcting shades too. I have the white highlighter option which, if I'm honest, isn't the easiest to blend and I do prefer using a powder but it gives such a nice, subtle highlight.

Sticking with the highlighter theme, this gorgeous *OPI Polish in Rosy Future (£7.90) is basically the nail polish version of a pink iridescent highlighter! The shade is very sheer but it adds a gorgeous pink and violet iridescent sheen to the nails which is a style of polish that I haven't tried for ages! I love the shade, it's long lasting and it applies so quickly.
If there's one beauty task that I am very forgetful of, it's definitely washing my brushes! Thankfully, I now have the *Shadow Switch Dry Brush Cleaner (£5.99) which allows me to get more use out of my brushes before fully cleaning them. It's so quick and easy to use and allows me to go from shade to shade easily without having to use another brush. It's so cheap and it's well worth checking out if you use eyeshadow on a daily basis.

Last but not least, I've been loving this *Laroc Beginners 120 Natural Eyeshadow Palette (£7.99) which is the largest palette I own! It contains so many shadows, of all shades with a range of finishes from matte to glitter. It has two trays, one of which you have to remove fully to use the second tray (which is the only thing I don't like about this palette). I've mainly been using the matte natural shades on a everyday basis but there are also a few shades that would be perfect for halloween which I honestly cannot wait for - I might start my halloween makeup tutorials easy this year!

You can find some swatches of the products, as well as the palette, in the video below!

Have you tried any of these products? What products have you been loving over the summer months? 

21 comments

  1. Your photo's are honestly so beautiful x

    www.taintedblues.co.uk

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  2. The shadow switch sounds really convenient! xx

    Beautylymin

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  3. I love the LA Girl concealer I need to pick another one up and had forgotten, thank you for reminding me, theres some great products here, and good recommendations xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  4. I'm such a nail polish hoarder and this one sounds so beaut!! Think I need it!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  5. I love the sound of Shadow Switch, how handy x

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  6. I like the LA girl concealer, think it's really nice x

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  7. The OPI shade is so pretty! I love their polishes.

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  8. I need that sleek highlighting palette, so pretty x

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  9. That OPI shade is stunning, and I love the Sleek highlighter palette! The Shadow Switch is SO good though! I use mine all the time! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  10. I love the idea of the dry brush cleanser! So cool

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  11. I'm so keen to try the Joan Collins line, but it's impossible to get here in NZ! I love her and love the look of her products, even if they are a bit dated - it makes sense!

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

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  12. It's so annoying when foundations don't come in light enough shades. That's why I love my Lightening Drops from The Body Shop.

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  13. That brush cleaner is definitely somethign I need

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  14. the sleek palette is a winner. I have one of their highlighters palette and I swear by it, it is amazing (and a must for summer!)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  15. The JOAN Collins bottle is beautiful! Really enjoyed this post x

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  16. I would love to try the shadow switch - what a great idea. Your photos are so dreamy! x

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  17. I have been wanting to get one of the Shadow Switch things for a while - it's such a good idea!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  18. The O.P.I polish is such a pretty shade. I love these kinds of posts! x

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  19. I have one of those shadow switch thingies - such a great invention!

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  20. I still need to pick up a shadow switch. X

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  21. The foundation looks so luxurious in your photos!

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