Friday, 30 November 2012

november favourites

November hasn't been a particularly experimental month for me in terms of makeup, mostly I've been sticking to old favourites that have been featured in previous posts. That being said, I've been making use of my stash of lip products (as I can actually see what I have now, thanks to my new storage system) and rekindled my love for one or two of them.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Ivory - I always wear more foundation in the colder months, and seeing as I recently bought this from a blog sale I thought there'd be no better time to test it out. This foundation delivers a low to medium natural coverage and gives a lovely glow to my skin, a nice pick-me-up as it's been looking pretty dull as of late. It doesn't work too well around dry patches, but a bit of moisturiser beforehand solves that problem.

Barry M Glossy Tube in 11 - I haven't worn lipgloss in a while, I don't have any reason for this but after a few months of favouring lipstick and lip balm I started reaching for this squeezy tube fairly often! The colour comes out pretty sheer but delivers a tonne of shine and isn't sticky. I'm not too keen on the scent though, it's sweet but too artificial for my liking.

Ciate Lipgloss in Ibiza - Another lipgloss in a squeezy tube, but unfortunately this one has been discontinued. This was a freebie in Marie Claire last year, and it's a gorgeous raspberry pink colour with great pigmentation.
Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in 107 - If I had to pick one lipstick to wear all winter, this would be it. Above I've shown what the lipstick looks like straight out of the bullet, but my preferred method is to use it as a stain by dabbing a little bit onto my lips, blending in with my finger and applying some sheer lipgloss or a lip balm on top.

Origins Super Spot Remover - Wow this stuff works. And fast. As soon as I see even a hint of a spot appearing, I apply some of this and it'll be gone by the next day. The bottle is tiny, but you need such a small amount that it'll still last for ages - the only bad thing I will say about this is that it dries your skin out like mad. All in all though, this is amazing.

I get to open my advent calender tomorrow - I'm a bit too excited about the prospect of that to be honest.


  1. How do you always make your pictures come out so clear? They always look great!

    1. thank you! my camera has manual focus, so i can get the image as crisp and clear as it can be, and in editing i can make lighter objects stand out from the background by adjusting the tonal value :) x

  2. I've been loving the Wake me Up foundation this month too! Great favourites. X

  3. Awesome favorites! New follower:)
    I recently did a post on my favorites as well

  4. I have to get that Rimmel lipstick... it looks absolutely amazing on you! The Rimmel foundation sounds nice too :)

    xx Ellie 

  5. Everyone's talking about that Rimmel lipstick, but I just can't seem to find it here in the US. The Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks we have come in black tubes and have completely different numbers associated with them. Aah I wish I could find it! Btw, I have to agree, that Rimmel foundation will be in my favorites this month as well. A nice coverage and definitely very glowy. Love it! x

  6. I love the lipstick so pretty!:)

  7. I really want to try the origins spot remover, heard so many good things about it! Xx

  8. I've been looking for a good spot remover and you made the Origins one sounds pretty nice. I may give it a try.