I have never really been one for fixing things if they aren’t broken. I seem to have weird trust issues when it comes to trying new products. Recently I have been trying out new brands and I am in love!
I grew up on the Isle of Wight so I didn’t have a massive choice when it came to makeup brands. We had a boots and a small Superdrug and that was about it. Obviously as every girl did back in 2009 I went through a dream matte moose addiction. I came out the other side switching to a boots own brand tinted moisturiser. In 2013 I got a job on ‘the mainland’ (Southampton) so all of a sudden I had much more choice when it came to new products. I was also earning much better money so had the money to splash out on decent make up. The first new makeup product I purchased was Benefit Browzings, this was the summer of 2013 and I still have the exact one sat in my draw. I loved it, I used it everyday it just lasts forever.
Jump forward to now, my day to day face is mainly high end products. This is only because I was cursed with oily skin. I blame my Itallian ancestors for that! So over the years I have worked out what works best for me.
However I have recently discovered a new favourite brand – NYX I know you’re all probably thinking ‘Amy where have you been for the last 3 years’ but like I said I stick to what I know and don’t branch out often. Trying NYX has been the best decision I made. I cannot live without the Matte setting spray, it’s an absolute dream! The collection of lipstick and gloss colours are amazing, there is basically one for every occasion. I only starting using NYX in the last month so I don’t have a massive collection, but my wish list is massive!
I have been dabbling in the art of contouring recently. I am no MUA but I sure as hell wish I was. I have the Anastasia Beverley Hills Cream Contour pallet, but wanted to try a powder one. Luckily for me LickandLashBeauty sent me their gorgeous powder contour kit and an amazing eyeshadow pallets. I will post a picture on Instagram of how I get on with it. I’ve been using it regularly and at the moment don’t have a bad word to say about it! Have a browse through their website as I have now found loads of things I want to buy. Especially their make up storage!
I hope you enjoyed this little make up post. I’m hoping to wake up with crazy good MUA skills tomorrow so I can show you how great all these products actually work.
Thank you for reading.