Makeup Collection: Bronzer, Blush, Powder...

Thursday, April 04, 2013
Here is the third part of my makeup collection (there will be a couple more), this one features all of my blushes (all three of them!), powder and bronzer/contour. 
Firstly, tinted moisturisers: I have tried quite a few tinted moisturisers and I have been using them for years. I did use the Natural Collection tinted moisturiser for a year or two while in secondary school. My favourite tinted moisturiser is probably the Nivea Young Be Beautiful Tinted Moisturiser as it is really smooth and it applies well - it is also moisturising enough for my very dry skin. However, the only problem with this product is the shade - there is only one and it is too dark/orange for my very pale skin. I also have the Origins Vita-zing which I received as part of a set but I don't really see the results of this - it just makes my skin darker (I may have to sell this as it just doesn't work for my very pale skin).

Illuminators/highlighters: I have a mini of the Nars Orgasm Illuminator, Benefit Sunbeam sample (from a glamour magazine a while ago), I have a Kiko powder highlight, Benefit Watts Up, the new Revlon Photoready skinlights pink face illuminator and finally the Soap and Glory Hocus Focus lotion. My favourite has to be the S&G Hocus Focus as I love the packaging, the lotion is very easy to apply and blend, it doesn't look obvious and it gives a gorgeous iridescent glow to the skin. 

Powders: I have the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, Loreal True Match powder, the new Revlon Nearly Naked powder, Smashbox hydrating powder (which is a bit too dark for me), Kiko Mineral compact powder and the Estee Lauder Lucidity powder which is in a set I bought at duty free. My favourite powder for not looking heavy or cakey is the revlon nearly naked or the Estee Lauder Lucidity powder. I also love my Kiko powder - well I love all Kiko products! 

Bronzer & Blush: I am putting these two together as I don't have many of either. I have a mini Benefit Hoola bronzer and a mini Nars Laguna Bronzer. I also have the ELF 'Cool' Bronzer which I love and I definitely recommend. I only have a few blushes and I am just not that in to them as my skin is naturally quite pink so I don't need blushes. I have the Kyrolan for Glossy Box blush (which I really like, it looks really natural), I have the By Terry Light Expert Compact (which I think is supposed to be a powder or foundation but I use it as a blush as it is far too pink for a full on face powder). I also have a mini Cha Cha tint from Benefit which is ok. 

Contour: I have been using my ELF 'Cool' Bronzer as a contour as the ELF compact comes with four shades (white, light brown, dark brown and a reddish brown) and I love it for contour and the shades are all matte. I also have a cream pigment from Illamasqua in the shade 'hollow' as a contour cream product which I really like as it isn't warm toned at all - it is grey. 

I'm selling my Smashbox Photofinish Primer (full size, only used once) on ebay now - auction ends in a couple of hours!


  1. I love that storage where did you get them from?


  2. Love your storage :) I have nars Laguna too & love it xx

  3. Love your make up storage! I really want to get a clear one like that :)
    Daniella x

  4. Lovely storage!

    Agree with you on the S&G Hocus Focus, it looks gorgeous under foundation, gives that dewy look.



  5. I really want to try both the Nars Laguna and Benefit Hoola! I would love it if you could check out my blog...

    Chloe xx


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