April Favourites!

I’m sure these months are going by quicker and quicker, it only feels like yesterday since I posted my March Favourites!

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The first thing that I have been well and truly obsessed with is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light. Okay, I 100% understand the hype with this product. It took me a while to buy this product as I didn’t think it would live up to my expectations, but it is absolutely amazing! It controls oil and shine yet gives your skin the most gorgeous, radiant glow! It does look rather glittery and shimmery in the pan, but it doesn’t appear at all glittery or shimmery when it is applied. It really does make your skin look luminous and it has most definitely found its way into my everyday makeup bag. I am now deciding which one I am going to buy next…

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Something else that is very much-loved in the beauty-sphere is the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder. Again, I am rather late to join the ‘hype’ of this product, but I am so glad that I eventually caved in and bought it. I bought this in the shade Medium and this is the perfect contour shade for me. It has grey-undertones as opposed to more bronzed and orange tones, meaning it is great for creating that desired shadow effect. Yes, it is slightly pricey but it is most definitely worth it! This makes contouring super quick and easy without having to take ages blending in cream products. The only thing I will say, is if you are going to buy this product then do not put too much product on your brush and use a very light hand otherwise it will make you look patchy and muddy. This contour powder is going to last me such a long time and I will, without a doubt be repurchasing when I eventually hit pan on this.

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A more affordable product that I have been loving is the L’Oreal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Mascara. I absolutely love that it is double-ended with a primer and a mascara. I have never really gotten on with any other mascara primer before this one, but this really helps lengthen lashes before applying the mascara, it lasts all day and does everything that a mascara should.

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The next thing that I have been loving is the Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer in the shade light. I have never really taken much notice of the Maybelline face products, I tend to just use their mascaras, brow products and eye shadows. However, I have really, really been enjoying using this concealer. It has great coverage and doesn’t appear thick or cakey, it is super easy to blend and lasts all day! I put some of the product on the back of my hand before applying it to my face and pat it in using my fingers or a damp beauty blender.

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I have recently discovered two new lipsticks. The first is part of the Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Lipstick collection in the shade 43. I have so many nude lipsticks already but I just couldn’t resist. This is a satin-finish product and is really hydrating and nourishing and is slightly different to the other nude lipsticks that I own as this has more of a mauve undertone to it as opposed to pink or brown. The Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks are probably my favourite high-street brand for lipsticks so I would definitely recommend checking them out!

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The next lipstick is by Maybelline. I have been on the hunt for a red lipstick with orange undertones for so long and I have finally found the perfect one. This is the perfect shade for Summer and the warmer months and isn’t as much of a statement as a bold red lip, like Ruby Woo or Russian Red by Mac. This is in the shade ‘955 Craving Coral’. It is a matte finish and I was slightly concerned about the staying power and whether or not it would dry out my lips but it lasts such a long time and is not at all drying! I will most definitely be checking out more of the shades in this range!

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My final product is a brush. Everybody knows how much I love the Zoeva makeup brushes and I have fallen head over heels in love with the 109 Luxe Faint Paint brush. This is amazing for contouring and fits the pan of my Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder perfectly. It makes contouring super easy and I would not be without this brush! Plus, it’s rose gold…

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That is all for this month’s favourites! Sorry it’s a bit late but I have had SO much work to do for uni but I have finished now until September so I promise I will be posting every week as usual! I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what you’ve been loving! Don’t forget to follow!

Links and prices below;

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light £38

Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium £35

L’Oreal False Lash Superstar Red Carpet Mascara £10.99

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Concealer £5.99

Rimmel Kate Moss Nude Lipstick in 45 £5.49

Maybelline Colour Sensational Matte Lipstick in 955 Craving Coral £6.99

Zoeva 109 Luxe Face Paint brush £11.69

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