My love for makeup have never waned over the years, but the style of makeup I like has changed considerably as my interest in skincare grew. The makeup I love now is all about that ‘no makeup makeup look’, where skin is celebrated and allowed to shine through. I wanted to share with you four recent makeup releases that I have been loving, and have firmly earned their place in my makeup bag.Glossier Skywash in Pool – £15, Glossier
I love that these are really sheer – literally like watercolour paint, so you have to do a couple of coats on your eyelid to really see good colour payoff. Even then, they still look imperfect, but that’s what Glossier are all about. Everything should look effortless and natural; not heavy or pristine. These new matte Skywash shadows are great for everyday wear, and so quick to apply and dry. These are longwear – up to 12 hours; but definitely for all of a working day; and they are smudgeproof too. I also got Palm; but I think all the nude shades are a bit of a muchness – you need the blue and the yellow, which really stand out in the collection.Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath in Rosy Glow – £25, Charlotte Tilbury
We all know that I am a lip gloss girl. It’s the formula I would choose out of all the lip colours in the world. These from Charlotte Tilbury have ultra pearlescent shine; and actually plump your lips with hydrating and volume-enhancing Mustard Sprout Extract and Marine Collagen. Peppermint Extract also gives your lips that ever so slightly tingly swelling. Coconut Oil is also there to moisturise and soften your lips. This is just a really lovely product. They look amazing and really transform lips – both aesthetically and in terms of condition. Rosy Glow is a natural-looking deep pin; but i’m definitely going to pick up at least one other shade too.Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight – £29, Charlotte Tilbury
I am all about cream products on the face, very rarely ever a powder now. The exception is below! Cream and liquid highlighters are just so much more natural-looking as they blend better into the skin. I also find them easier to work with too. These highlighting wands from Charlotte Tilbury are just a dream. Spotlight is the palest – a champagne, that suits my Snow White skin perfectly. They blend out so nicely, can be built up for extra impact, and don’t disturb other cream products underneath them. These do have a sponge applicator, but I like to squeeze some out on my fingers and apply that way, for a more natural and tamer finish. The high points of my face really glow when i’m wearing this, but it looks so much like it’s just my skin. KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Blusher in Honeysuckle*** – £22, Debenhams
This is the exception to my no powder blush rule, and i’ve only made the exception for this one shade. Honeysuckle is made for the very palest of skins, and on my skin (providing I tap the excess off of the brush) it looks like a very gentle, natural flush. It’s just a dream ‘no makeup makeup’ shade for me and I adore it. As long as you go in very lightly, it’s very easy to blend and doesn’t look powdery, which is great. It’s really pigmented, so it requires the lightest of touches and a good brush shake, and it stays put all day. Wondering how best to apply blush?
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This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.
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