As usual, separating ourselves from the comfort of our sheets is never easy on Monday mornings. It’s like pulling teeth out, but this morning we were in an unusually good mood. We only pressed our snooze button once which is unheard of. The sole reason behind our eagerness to get stuck into Monday was the prospect of trying out some new beauty products that have been waiting patiently for their turn in the spotlight. Here’s a peek of some of the things we slapped on our faces today. Some are new, and some are old favourites, but we were pretty impressed with how it all came together!
Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation in Nude* | This foundation gives crazy coverage. The last thing you expect from a drugstore foundation is a foundation that offers incredible coverage sans the cakiness, but that is exactly what this tube delivers. It gives a velvet finish with enough coverage to skip concealer all together.
NYX Dark Circle Concealer | This is one of our all time holy grail products. It is 8 hours of sleep in a handy pot. We’ve had it for months now and haven’t even hit pan, but once we do, we’ll definitely be picking up a new one!
Rimmel Match Perfection Bronzer in Medium | This bronzer is our go to when we need to quickly add some warmth to our face. It can be built up for something more dramatic, but a small swish with your brush will pick up enough product for a nice natural glow.
Shiseido’s Maquillage Edge Free Eyelash Curler | Shiseido eyelash curlers are a must for those with stubby, dead straight lashes. Enough said! Read our complete review here for before and after pictures.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sparkle Nude | Shadow sticks are one of the beauty worlds best inventions. Quick and easy to apply, the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil is another product that lives up to the hype. Blended all over the lid, Sparkle Nude makes for a no-fuss, glamorous look.
Maybelline EyeStudio Trio in Rose Revolution | Our penchant for cream shadows is obvious. This trio is perfect for a romantic, rosy eye. We particularly like the left shade as a base.
Canmake Quick Easy Eyeliner | The fine nib on this eyeliner is perfect for creating a subtle everyday wing.
NYX The Skinny Mascara* | When we first applied this, we were taken away with how much it lengthened our lashes. It definitely doesn’t volumise though, so if your’e all about the volume, you might not be a fan. The skinny brush also makes it ideal for your bottom lashes and getting right into the corners.
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Petal | This has been a handbag favourite for yonks. It’s the perfect my-lips-but-better shade.
♥ M + K