I never got round to doing my favourites from last month, so to make up for it I thought I'd do a little post about what I'm using and enjoying at the moment. I've not had as much time for playing with make up lately but I have found myself reaching for a few lipsticks to make up for the lack of colour on my eyes.
I've worn Edward Bess Night Romance lipstick a lot since I bought it. It's such a nice deep raspberry pink. Wearing this make up feel instantly more made up, even with very minimal make up. This is definitely my favourite school run lipstick at the moment.
Another lipstick that I've been wearing quite a lot is YSL Rouge Volupte in Spicy Pink . I wanted to sell this a while ago as I thought it was too dark for me. I'm not sure if it's the change in season or just the colours I've paired it with, but I've worn this quite a lot recently. I like the feel of the Volupte formula and find myself smacking my lips together a lot! It can be a little drying though so I can't wear it two days in a row. I'm really pleased that I kept hold of this now. I think it's going to get a lot more wear in the coming months.
I got the new Hourglass Film Noir mascara as part of my Zuneta products to review. I will be talking it about it fully in my next guest post but this certainly deserves a mention. I've worn it every day since I got it and I really like it. My lashes never feel brittle wearing this and it doesn't flake or smudge at all. I've never had a high end mascara before (apart from samples) and I have a terrible feeling I might be hooked!
I've always dismissed dry shampoo but I picked a travel version of the Batiste Tropical spray as I was intrigued to know what I was missing. The first time wasn't a success, I didn't put enough on as I was worried about making my hair go grey (or more grey in my case). I was more generous the next time and was much more impressed by the results. My hair felt really bouncy and fresh. I rather like the smell too even if it is a bit synthetic. It ran out this week, so I think it's time to splash out on a full size version.
My final mention is Lancome Teint Miracle foundation. I've been very pleased with this foundation, it's a touch pink on me but not enough to be a major problem. I like the texture and finish, it feels quite light on but gives me a nice coverage. I always apply foundation with my fingers and I find this foundation is really quick to apply this way which is great as I am perpetually in a rush in the mornings!
In the interests of balance, I think it's only fair to mention a few things I'm not loving!
I've really not enjoyed using my Dove Visiblecare cream shower gel. This is such a thick formula (you might find Vaguely in Vogue's rant about it quite an amusing read) that it blobs out more like cream than shower gel. It doesn't foam much and I find it dissipates much too quickly. I don't find it that moisturising either. I definitely won't be buying it again!
I had to get an SLS free formula to use after my Brazilian blow dry and I picked up some Naked Shampoo and Conditioner as they were on offer in Boots. I like the smell and sometimes my hair feels nice after I've used them. Other times, my hair lank and as if it hasn't been cleaned properly, even though I always wash twice with this shampoo. I can't decide if it's the SLS free formula that I don't get on with or the Naked products in particular. I think I need to try another SLS free to make the comparison. All suggestions would be welcomed.
The No.7 Smoky eyeliner. I don't feel I really need to a review on this as M. from facegoop has said it all here. Be warned, if you are of a sensitive disposition this might want to give it a miss!
I would love to know what you're loving (or hating) at the moment so do feel free to share. Any SLS free shampoo recommendations would be a bonus too.