I am going to say it, even though everyone says it every month: where on earth did November go? It’s December 1st, and that means it’s nearly *squeak* Christmas!!!! I love December, every year I put up the decorations slightly earlier. If it wasn’t for my husband’s voice of reason, I would leave the Christmas decorations up all year round. Yes, I’m that person. Anyway, I digress. Welcome to my November Favourites!
I mentioned the L’Oréal Lash Architect Mascara in my last post, and it is the mascara that I have reached for most often during the month of November. It gives a bit of length, and is light enough that it doesn’t weigh down my lashes. It dries very fast, which is a plus in my opinion, so layering needs to be done relatively quickly. I have discovered that used in tandem with the mascara, the Bourjois Contour Clubbing Eyeliner is fab. I love to Tightline (lining the upper waterline), because I find it makes my eyelashes look darker and thicker. The only problem with doing this is that it can trasfer on to the lower waterline, which I don’t always want. This eyeliner – being waterproof – doesn’t transfer, and stays put until I choose to remove it. Sometimes waterproof eyeliners want to stick around for days, but I find this one easy to remove. Now, I am a huge fan of shimmery, glittery eyeshadows. I wear them during the day, without a care in the world, but realised recently that I needed some matte eyeshadows. Yes, needed. So I went on the hunt for an affordable matte palette, and came up trumps with this Sleek Make-Up I-Divine Eyeshadow Palette Ultra Matte V2. The colours are a great selection, and work with most eye looks that I am likely to create. They are very pigmented little pans, and do blend out eventually, with a little bit of effort.
I love me a nude lipstick (read about my top three here), and this Naturist Lipstick by Topshop is no exception. Overall, I haven’t had a huge amount of luck with the Topshop Beauty range, but I do really love this lipstick. It applies very smoothly, and is so comfortable on my sensitive, dry lips.
If you have ever watched a beauty tutorial on YouTube, then you will have heard of Morphe make-up brushes. They are loved by the US based experts in particular. When I saw that they were available in the UK, I got very excited and ordered a couple, and they really are worth the hype. The M505 Point Blender Brush is my favourite, it is just so soft and fluffy. It is the perfect shape for blending eyeshadow into the crease, and it isn’t even slightly scratchy or uncomfortable. And they are so affordable!
In the last few months my skin has been a bit of a sod. Although overall it is more clear and healthy than ever, for some reason I have been suffering from regular spots for the first time in my life. I have been trying to figure out what exactly has been causing these breakouts. After a lot of trial and error, I am almost certain it was the cleanser I was using on and off since before the summer. So, long story short, I have been using the Murad Age Reform Refreshing Cleanser instead. It’s too early to say if the change in cleanser has sorted my little problem, but it is a lovely cleanser regardless. I use it in the morning, and I love how clean and soft my skin feels after I wash my face. I am hoping that my skin will continue to be spot-free, but only time will tell whether that is the case.
What are your favourites for November?