A few weekends ago I spent the day in one of my favourite go-to places – Westfield. It was that time to feed my addiction: makeup, shoes and bags, you know how it goes!
Every now and then I’ll buy high-end products of makeup for my kit I’m building on the side and I started off by going into MAC heading straight for the Pro Conceal and Correct Palette in medium deep which comes in six shades. I’ve decided not to buy separate pans just yet as I want a range of colours that I can play with first.
Next, I went to visit INGLOT and eeeeek! I cannot rant and rave about their products enough. It was like walking into a candy shop, but obviously 10 times better! I’ve heard so much on the quality and science of his products (yes the founder was Mr Wojciech (pronounced Voy-check) Inglot who founded his fabulous brand over twenty-five years ago) and I couldn’t wait to see them in the flesh! When entering the shop, you’ll face a table full of refillable pans that come in the form of lipsticks, concealers, eyeshadows and more.
I was after lip colours with a matte finish as I wanted long lasting results. Automatically, anyone would assume to go for matte over gloss right? But no, actually the lipsticks that had gloss proved to be much more durable with only the tiniest amount of product needed. There’s no fooling around with INGLOT’S makeup, waterproof makeup remover was on hand, and boy did I need it! The great thing about INGLOT is their Freedom System palettes where you’re in control to pick up any product for your custom made palette. Perfect! The lipsticks were £4.50 a pan (all refillable) I chose five and paid a total of £29.50 including the palette.
My next stop was Boots and I found this Real Techniques on location mini brush trio set, priced at £9.99. They’re so cute and great for travelling!! I fancied a change from the usual longer brushes anyway! The larger domed shaped brush in pink I will use for dusting/ sweeping on powder, the smaller rounded brush in purple I will use for blending my eyeshadow, particularly in the outer corner of my eyes, and the long tapered brush in bronze will be used to contour the sides of my nose.
Like most of us out there, I’m often too lazy to give my brushes a clean and I keep forgetting that my skin breaks out for this very reason! So I picked up the No7 make up brush cleanser (£8.00) for a quick fix to this problem. Dispense a few pumps of this product onto some paper towels to remove the dirt and they’ll be left clean and dry in no time! Remember, this is only a quick fix, you still need to give your brushes a deep clean at least once a month.
Watch out for part two of this post as I’ll be showing off my new classic pair of shoes and the perfect backpack I’ve been searching for…
If you have any questions on the products feel free to reply!