January Favourites




It's that time of the month again! Well, not that one...the other one; the monthly favourites time! As if we're a month into 2015 already. I got a lot of lovely things for Christmas and to be honest I still don't feel like I've properly tested everything out yet. So here's January's beauty-focussed favourites.

I have a few brushes in there to talk about. I totally love the Real Techniques Blush Brush (£9.99), which you can get cheaper by ordering from their US site or using discount codes on Look Fantastic and Feel Unique. It doesn't look like it would be the right size for blusher but it applies it probably better than any other brush I own. You can just use circular motions starting from right up near your hairline and moving inwards. Also I have to mention the Zoeva Rose Gold Luxury Set (£55). It sounds steep (especially with the postage!) but you get 8 incredible quality, completely beautiful brushes. I especially love the eye brushes (maybe I should've got the eye version!) and definitely want more from Zoeva. Keep an eye out for the post coming soon. 

In terms of skincare there are two products I have to mention. I love the Body Shop's skincare right now, I could've easily written an entire favourites with their products. However if I had to pick one that's been my absolute favourite this month that I've just repurchased it's the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil (£10). It completely melts your makeup away; it's just so quick and easy to remove everything with this. Another one has been the La Roche-Posay Serozinc (£8.50). It's a spray so I just spritz it over my face after I've removed my makeup and it gets rid of any excess oil and really reduces any redness and soreness from blemishes. You can read all about my skincare routine here.

Two palettes have rarely left my dressing table. The first is the Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Set (£29.99, sold out). I haven't fully tested out every single shade but I absolutely love the rose gold shade (which is very subtly shimmery) Rockateur in particular. You can read my post on it and see a swatch here. I also totally love the Makeup Revolution Naked Chocolate Palette (£8.99). I love a good neutral palette and this is one I can look at and say I use every single shade. I just love the variety of taupes, golds and browns in Naked Chocolate. Check out a review and swatches here.

In the general eye area I have a few favourites. I absolutely love the  Maybelline Eye Eraser Concealer (£8.99) underneath my eyes. I've finally found an affordable concealer that does the job! I also love how light it is. I still use my Nars concealer all the time, but that's more of a foundation one whereas this is good for if you're wearing a bb/cc cream or tinted moisturiser. I'm also loving the Collection Extreme 24-Hour Felt Tip Liner in Black (£2.99), which I featured in my budget beauty post. This is probably my favourite eyeliner, affordable or otherwise. It's not scratchy, it doesn't dry out or end up greyish plus it's the perfect shape and size to do your wing.

I'm also rather enamoured with the Maybeline Lash Sensational Mascara (£5.99).  I can never be bothered curling my lashes and with this I can get an amazing curl as well as volume and length. You can see how it looks on and a comparison with Benefit's Roller Lash on my blog very soon! As regular readers will know, I'm a little addicted to cream eyeshadow and I got a stunning one for Christmas. The Illamasqua Vintage Metallix in Embellish (£16.50) is a deep, luxurious brown shimmer and the texture makes it a dream to apply. It's not as solid as a Maybelline Colour Tattoos but it's not as soft and mousse-like as the Max Factor Excess Shimmers. It's one you can pull off for both day and night.


Let me know what you think of my favourites in the comments! What were your favourite products in January?


 


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  1. I really want the Makeup Rev Chocolate palette but its out of stock :( I also recently got the Maybelline Concealer and im really impressed by it. lovely choices as always! x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. Oh no what a shame - definitely check it out when it comes back :) xx

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  2. I love the Benefit sweet spot so much, some great choices there though and I really would love the Zoeva brushes :)

    Pams Stuff and Things
    LORAC PRO Palette Giveaway

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    1. Such a great way to sample all their blushers for less :) xx

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  3. It's definitely possible we're the same person! I love the Naked Chocolate palette, Serozinc, the Lash Sensational mascara and I've just ordered the Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil from The Body Shop! hehe :)

    Great favourites!

    Lauren // The Beauty Ideal

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    1. Haha well you have fantastic taste, that's all I'm saying! ;) xx

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  4. the Makeup Rev Chocolate palette looks lovly, thanks for the review!
    i'd like it if you checkout my last post Love tanya by tanya burr
    it's such good book
    http://ladyshazbeauty.blogspot.com/2015/02/tanya-burr-book-love-tanya.html

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  5. Oo looking forward to the Zoeva brush post! Plus I want that benefit cheek palette now! xx

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  6. Agree with you that the blush brush is just fantastic, I love using it for my blush, I just use the tip to apply the colour and the sides to blend it :) The Zoeva brushes really are amazing and keep collecting them :) I'm gutted I didn't buy the Sweet Cheek palette :( x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Maybe they'll bring out a similar set next year! Zoeva have amazing brushes - where have they been all my life? And that's exactly how I like to use the RT blush brush too :) xx

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  7. I have heard so many positive reviews on the Maybelline concealer so I will definitely be picking that up soon :) I won the pink Zoeva brushes in a competition but the rose gold ones are gorgeous! :) xx

    Brenda BusyBee

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    1. It's so affordable so worth a go! And wow lucky you - Zoeva do amazing brushes! xx

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  8. I love the RT brushes. Since i've been in the US i've been shocked at how cheap they are - i'm definitely going to stock up! I really want to try Serozinc too. I've heard amazing things about it!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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    1. Definitely do - they're so affordable in dollars. You can order off the RT website in dollars and get shipping for like $3 to the UK as well! xx

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  9. The Maybelline concealer & Lash sensational are currently on my list of things to get :) I tried the Roller Lash for the first time this morning and LOVE it, looking forward to reading your comparison :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. I'm sure they're probably still on offer in Boots/Superdrug so go for it! xx

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  10. Love the Zoeva brushes and I really want to get my hands on them :D
    The Serozinc spray is really good too and I am nearly finishing my can of it and i'm planning to order another one!

    Great favourites :)


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    1. They're such great quality as well as stunning! And I'll definitely be re-purchasing too :) xx

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  11. That benefit blush palette looks great!
    love the look of it!
    xx
    belle-fin.blogspot.be

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  12. I've been loving that Maybelline mascara this month too, it really is great! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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  13. The Serozinc spray was in my monthly favourites this month to - I am such an obsessive. I spray it in people's faces when they come round, like pepper spray.

    theprettybeatniks.com

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  14. I love the collection felt tip liner you have some great makeup products love your blog
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I love the look of that blush palette! Such a good way to try out Benefit blushes. I also love the Maybelline concealer, wish it was out in more colours though x

    Through New Eyes | Beauty Blog

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    1. Yeah - it helps you work out which you'd re-purchase :) and I agree about the colour range in the concealer! xx

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  16. Great favourites! I own the Benefit Blush Palette too but haven't fully tried it out yet but I love Rockateur too!
    Beautiful photos in this post :)

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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    1. Same boat - Rockateur was an instant hit for me too!
      And thank you :) xx

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  17. That Benefit palette/kit!! Sooooo gorgeous!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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  18. The palettes both look lovely, especially the makeup revolution one, don't think I've seen it in store so far :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Yeah they don't seem to bring out the new stuff in stores so I just go to their website now! xx

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  19. Some great favourites you got there! I have the RT blush myself but barely use it since I discovered the Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder brush. I am really loving the look of this Maybelline Concealer, especially because you mentioned it's great for CC and BB creams. Looks like I'll be picking that one up very soon!

    Laura || Laura London

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    1. Aww I'd love to try the Bobbi Brown brush one day! xx

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