Thursday, 28 February 2013

february favourites

So February's now over and done with, and as we grow ever closer to spring and summer I'm anticipating wearing more natural makeup, and this past month I've been concentrating on trying to find products to make my skin look as flawless as it can get.
Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation - This was included in the package of amazing goodies that Katie sent me from the US, and I honestly think that it's the best drugstore foundation I've ever tried. I am by no means a foundation entrepreneur, but believe me when I say it's good. Really good.
I am in the lightest shade, 305 Alabaster and it suits me rather well, and blends in seamlessly with not too much effort. Covergirl isn't available in the UK and if you don't want to resort to eBay, Max Factor is Covergirl's overpriced counterpart and one of their foundations - most probably this one - surely must have the same formula.

Covergirl Lashblast 24hr Mascara - I'm not going to go too in depth on this one, as I recently did a review of said mascara right here. It's my new holy grail, and again was send all the way from America by the lovely Katie (I'd just like to point out here how much I hate Royal Mail, as she hasn't received her part of the swap from me despite me sending it off over a month ago by airmail. I'm in the process of claiming compensation, but I still am royally *pun intended* pissed off at the postal service.) and I'm already dreading running out of it and having to buy the £12 Max Factor version or paying for shipping on eBay.

I've been enjoying the combination of two concealers for my undereye area, namely the Maybelline SuperStay 24hr concealer in Light, and the MAC Mineralize concealer in NW15. The Maybelline concealer offers great coverage with a natural finish, and the pink tones help cancel out the blueness of my dark circles. I then use the MAC concealer to highlight and brighten the area, and I have a full review of it here, pitted against a different Maybelline concealer.

Last but not least, I have been loving No7's eyeshadow in Wheatsheaf. This colour is a shimmery light peachy beige that I use in the inner corner of my eye or as a sheer wash of colour all over my lid to waken up my eyes. I should point out that No7 has had a complete makeover, and the formula of their eyeshadows may have changed.

What are your favourites for this month?