There was once a time when I wouldn’t think anything of spending in excess of £200 on new make up come pay day. I know. It’s a terrible thing to admit when you consider the fact that me and my husband can often feed ourselves for a month for that same amount.
Anyway, nowadays, particularly since I’ve been on a mega save in preparation for moving in to our new house, I’ve been much more sensible and restrained. However, that doesn’t mean a girl has to stop looking, or saving up her pennies for a treat! Here are a few things I’ve had my eye on lately.
Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base (Chanel RRP £40) – This is something I have wanted for such a long time. I have even purchased it before, but unfortunately (or fortunately for her!) it was as a gift to my sister. I like the idea of having a more cream based product to bronze up my face with, as I have always used powders. I just think cream products have more staying power. I had previously thought that perhaps it wouldn’t be right for my skin tone, but having seen Casey Holmes use it in her videos, I really think it is something I could make work.
Hydra Veil (Illamasqua RRP £34) – Illamasqua was a brand I used to love but for some reason haven’t purchased anything new from them in a long time. Hydra Veil is another product that I kept telling myself I would eventually buy but never got round to it. The gel like formula looks like it would be really hydrating for the skin, providing a good base for make up. I saw this being used at an event once and loved the concept. To use, you mix all the produce around in the pot, which breaks up the gel, take out what you need, and it then settles back down in to its original form again. It also comes in a matte version which I think would be great for summer.
Film Star Bronze and Glow (Charlotte Tilbury RRP £49) – The bronze and glow compact is one of Charlotte Tilbury’s most iconic products and it is easy to see why. I swatch this pretty much every time I go to my local counter in John Lewis and really believe it would look beautiful on. I have seen more budget friendly brands release their take on it, but I have to admit, I’m still lusting after the original, despite the price tag. In my head I’m whacking some of this on and calling myself a Kardashian in all my glowing glory!
Bad Gal Bang Mascara (Benefit RRP £22) – Back in the day, 16 year old me would only ever use the original Bad Gal mascara by Benefit. Most of the time it was actually the only make up I wore. Fast forward to present day, and I have lots of other favourites, most of which are more budget friendly. However, saying that, I still really want to give this a try. I feel like I owe it to my 16 year old self to see just how good it really is! I’m all about big full volumous lashes, and if I can get them without having to battle with a pair of falsies then I’m sold. The original one always delivered the goods, so I’m curious about the Bad Gal Bang.
Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette (Morphe RRP £37) – I was debating on whether or not to leave this palette in this post what with all the current drama surrounding Jaclyn Hill. (For those that don’t know, google Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics to find out!). However, despite what I may previously have said about her lipsticks, this morphe palette has always had great reviews. I love the colour range, and Morphe have a great reputation for the quality of there palettes (let’s not think about Jaclyn’s Vault’s at this point!). At the end of the day I still really want this palette over any other’s by the brand, so I’m leaving it in! I’m interested to know your thoughts on the whole Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics situation, and whether or not you have or would still buy this palette.
Touche Éclat (YSL RRP £26) – Over the years I have tried may dupes of the touché éclat, but I’ve never actually gotten round to buying or trying the real deal. I’ve recently started using less foundation and have instead opted for just concealer and powder as my base. I think this would be perfect to help brighten under my eyes, particularly at the moment when no matter how much sleep I get, I’m still looking exhausted. I also think it would be perfect for on the go touch ups too.
Doublewear Light Foundation (Estee Lauder RRP £34) – My favourite ever make up base was a BB cream by Estee Lauder that has now been discontinued. I was absolutely gutted when I found out as it was basically perfect in my eyes. I was told that this would be a good replacement online, so am keen to give it a try. One thing I love about Estee Lauder is that they are always really generous with their foundation samples. So you can try it a couple of times along with your other make up before making a purchase. I will definitely be visiting my local counter to get matched up next time I’m in town.
Orgasm Blush (Nars RRP £25) – This is probably one of Nars’ most popular products. I have already tried a sample thanks to the great sample service from Feel Unique. (I’ll be sharing more on that in another post). Orgasm is the type of shade that will suit anyone because you can just apply as much or as little as needed depending on your skin tone. I’m really fair skinned so this just needs a gentle hand on me, but I love the outcome. Now that my sample has nearly run out, I feel like a full size is a must.
Friend Like Me Lipstick (Mac RRP £17.50) – This lipstick is at the top of my list and I’m so worried it will sell out before I have a chance to buy it! I already have the shade Rajah from the collection, which is also incredibly beautiful, but greedy little me wants them both! Mac is my favourite for lipsticks, and having tried this shade already, I know that it is so wearable and I’ll get lots of use out of it. Payday is on the 25th, so keep your fingers crossed for me!
So that’s everything on my current wish list! Did you see anything you like? Do you have any recommendations? Let me know in the comments!