Sunday, 11 November 2012

Betty's October Beauty Faves

Yes I know its not October but Im running a little behind with my reviews and tutorials so this is a little run down of the beauty products which have been making me feel fabulous during the last cold dark rainy month.Here is a little video of my top of the beauty pops!

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Cosmopolitan Beauty Blender Sponge £5.00
This looks like I'm holding some kind of Love egg

These odd shaped little sponges have been creating a buzz amongst beauty bloggers for some time. As Ive always been quite happy using a foundation brush or traditional sponge to apply make up I didn't rush to try them out but curiosity got the better of me and I'm so glad it did. You wet the sponge and then wring it out until its dry and after dotting foundation on use this little gizmo to blend it into your skin. The end result is completely flawless finish.
I'm a total convert. You can pay anything up to £25 for some high end versions to £5 for a bag of twenty from China. This one which I got from Superdrug works a treat and I will be getting lots more for my pro make up kit.

MUA Poptastic Eyeshadow Palette £4
Pop goes the eyeshadow

As the nights draw in I'm finding I need to brighten up the day with a bit of colour in my make up. This palette is a total bargain and the pigment isn't bad at all. Ive been favouring the pinks and purples with lashings of black eyeliner but am also going to do a smokey eye with the blues as well.Little tip when using "thinner" eye shadows with less pigment use the sponge applicators to pack the colour onto your lid. Use your brush afterwards to blend it all in.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Fruity and cherry £1.99

Dry Shampoo-the saviour of lady slobs the world over
I got this as a freebie in the Simply Be goodie bag when I went to the Manchester store launch night. I have used Batiste dry shampoo before and love the cherry smell of this one. As Ive got quite fine hair I need to wash it nearly every day but find a quick squirt of this means it can be every other day. It also makes my hair look a bit thicker too. Quick word of caution though, don't be one of those girls who overuses dry shampoo and has big clumps of it in her obviously dirty hair. Its horrible.

Barry M Blink Precision Eyeliner £4
Barry M's Blink pen-Perfect for that Amy Winehouse super flick
Barry M very kindly sent me this to review and I absolutely love it (watch out for a tutorial coming very soon) Im already a fan of their Wink marker pen eyeliner and this with its longer pen and fine nib is brilliant for doing a very 1960's inspired thin winged eyeliner. One tip I found made it work better was to store it tip end down in the jar with my make up brushes. This meant the product ran to the nib so didn't dry out.

Benefit High Beam Highlighter £18.50
High Beam-liquid cheekbones
Having tried the (very good) dupes of this product Ive still found myself coming back to the original (and in my opinion) best highlighter.A few dots of this on the cheekbones make you look like you have the bone structure of a goddess rather than a puffy faced potato. It glides on, has a beautiful finish and one bottle lasts for ages. If you ask for one luxury beauty product from Santa this year make sure this is it.

Rimmel Kohl Kajal Eye Liner £2.99

Super soft kohl that doesn't run
I love to have a soft kohl line under my eye but hate it when it smudges and runs leaving you looking like a tired panda. This eye pencil works an absolute treat. No smudging even though its  a very soft pencil so doesn't pull under your eyes. Rather good indeed.

Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub £9.50 and The Righteous Butter £10.50


Now its colder and the central heating is pumping out I find my skin starts to feel a little bit dry all over. These two bath goodies are ensuring I stay as soft as a kittens paw. The scrub is made of oats, Shea butter and sugar and the body butter contains aloe vera and Shea butter. They smell good enough to eat and the generous sized pots mean these will last well into next year.
 

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2 comments:

  1. That sponge looks very funny - but I will be trying it, I don't like brushes much and if it's like a sponge but better that's me sold!

    I swear by MUA palettes, such good value.

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  2. I agree with you the beauty blenders neednt be too expensive, I also got one from a superdrug store here and works really good :) xx

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