July 14, 2015

July Favourites

Okay, so I may be a little late with my July favourites, but its only the second week of the month!? I'd rather spend some time using the products I've bought this month so I can actually tell you a little about them! Here are some of the products I purchased this month which I feel deserve some acknowledgement:

- Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 'Nude Mauve'
- MAC satin 'pink nouveau' lipstick*

'All Nighter' Setting Spray by Urban Decay

I have come across this product multiple times when reading through my favourite blogs and notifications on Bloglovin' and thought 'why not?' So I picked it up in my local Debenhams, and I haven't looked back. I can't believe I lived without this product for so long! I picked up the travel-sized bottle for £9, just so I could test it out without splurging. I definitely wish I had picked up the full sized product for £21! I guess the size is handy though, as I have already taken it away with me on my travels to Norwich and Richmond. I spray it in an 'X' and 'T' formation across my face, from arms length, after full application of my makeup, with my eyes closed. My makeup stays looking fresh all day, and this prevents my foundation from going patchy or sinking into pores and fine lines. Love it!

Makeup Revolution

Makeup Revolution appears to have taken the blogosphere by storm and has been praised highly since it made an appearance on the beauty scene. This brand is currently exclusive to Superdrug, but I was gutted to discover that they don't currently stock it anywhere near me, in sunny Southend-on-Sea. I even tried the Westfields, Stratford store, but nope, nothing. I searched for a list of stockists online, and discovered that the George Street Superdrug in Richmond stocks this brand. Luckily, I was due to spend the night in Richmond that weekend, whilst visiting a friend. 

The first thing I picked up was this palette, that I had seen featured on several other blogs. I had picked out the palette I wanted, no, needed, before I had even reached Richmond, and I snatched it up straight away. Eyeshadow is not exactly my strong point when it comes to makeup application. I practice and practice, but just never seem to achieve the looks I see online! Being an eyeshadow amateur, I'm not that keen on spending £30+ on the likes of the Naked palette or the Too Faced Chocolate Bar (even though they look fab on other people and I still lust after them). So, at £4, this beautiful little thing was a right bargain!

I kept these swatches on my arm whilst putting together this post, blowing and wiping over them with my fingers, and I am really impressed with the staying power! The pigmentation is amazing too. I just can't believe this palette was only £4! 

I have had my eye on the Creme Puff Blushers by Max Factor (£8.99) for ages now, but it's one of those 'pick it up, put it down, pick it up, put it down' products for me; did I really need it? With a little convincing from a friend whilst shopping, I decided, yes, I really do! This blusher, as you can see, is very, very subtle. I have very fair skin and bright and bold blushers look absolutely ridiculous and somewhat clown like on me! This however, is fab, and very buildable, much like Benefit's Dandelion. I also picked up this highlighter from Makeup Revolution London (£4) in the shade 'Peach Lights.' I fell in love with this highlighter straight away! It hasn't got any huge chunks of glitter in it (not about that Edward Cullen look!) and is more shimmer than shine. It comes in a range of shades, but this is just perfect for my pale skin, as it adds a gentle glow. 

The reason this MAC satin lipstick in 'Pink Nouveau' was asterisked above is because, luckily for me, I was given it by one amazing friend (I do know how to pick 'em!). I have never had a satin-finish lipstick by MAC before, as I tend to go for matte lipsticks in general. I love this colour for summer! As a blonde, I feel I can wear lipsticks this bright and just call it the 'Barbie' look.

The Porefessional primer by Benefit has become a bit of a cult product in the beauty world, so I won't go too much into detail about it. I purchased it for £24.50 in my local Debenhams. I was intrigued by the colour and consistency of this product, but disappointed with the value for money (I guess this isn't really a 'favourite' ha!). You only get 22ml of product for more money than most 30ml foundations cost.

The packaging states that this product 'quickly minimises the appearance of pores.' Now, I have gigantic pores. This has always been a problem for me. Does this product minimise the appearance of them? No, it does not. To conclude, I didn't really find this product any better than the Rimmel, Revlon (Photo Ready) and Bourjois primers that I have used in the past, and that were a lot cheaper.

The Original Beauty Blender

You can read my full review of the original Beauty Blender here!

Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo Foundation

You can read my full review of this foundation by clicking here!

I hope you have enjoyed this post on my July buys, and that it perhaps gives you a little inspo for your next haul!

Let me know if any of you use any of the featured products and what you think of them! Can anyone recommend any similar products/dupes etc? Get involved!


  1. I had a little look at the revolution range not long ago and I regret not picking some things up - especially when it's so cheap. My friend has the highlighter too and says its really good! Love the look of the setting spray aswell - defo going to buy this! xo

  2. Hi Katie! Thanks for your comment :) I wanted a blush palette from Makeup Revolution too, but it had sold out. Can't say I was surprised given it is so cheap! Let me know if you buy the setting spray and what you think! :) Makeup Revolution do a setting spray as well, for £5, which I bought my sister, but she hasnt used it yet xx

  3. So many pretty things! I need that eyeshadow palette, the colours look perfect. I love the highlighter too. Ahhh I want them all!


    1. The highlighter visually reminded me of the MUA one you recently reviewed Sophie! That's why I picked it up really haha! Thanks for your comment lovely :) x

  4. Terrific favorites. Beautiful lipstick color.

  5. I love the Max Factor blushes! The Kat Bon D foundation sounds really interesting and I definitely need to get my hands on the Urban Decay setting spray!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  6. Thank you for your comments ladies! Lenya, it really is beautiful, I am very thankful to my friend for giving it to me! :)

    Danielle, I would definitely recommend the Kat Von D foundation. I only wish I had also purchased the matching primer! I have heard from friends that the concealer is amazing too. Yes, you must buy the setting spray, how I lived without it so long, I do not know!xx

  7. I need a MAC lippy in my life already!! I recently bought a blusher from them and love it, so I really want to explore the brand some more :) Also, I really want to give the UD makeup setting spray a go. I've felt like it might be a waste of time but your reviewing is glowing, I'm definitely going to treat myself to it next time I go shopping! xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

  8. Thank you for your comment lovely :) If you aren't sure about the UD spray, get the travel size like me first! Its £9 whereas the full sized product is £21. My skin is normal/combo and its perfect for me! Love MAC lipsticks! Same, I would love to get my hands on a few more of their products. Perhaps after payday haha!xxx

  9. I love Urban decay setting spray! The colour Mac lipstick you have looks beautiful, I will have to check it out next time I'm there!!

    Xo Lottie

  10. It is lovely, looks like it would suit you too! Thanks for your comment :)xx

  11. I have almost same pallete by Makeup Revolution - the matte version and I love it. But this one looks amazing! Great post!

    Have a nice day!! ♥

  12. Can't wait to try out some more looks with it :) Thanks for your comment, have a lovely weekend xx

  13. Gorgeous lipstick colour, I need this gem!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  14. Great favorites, the Urban Decay make up setting spray has been on my favorites list for a while.

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

  15. I just got the beauty blender and i cant wait to try it! I'm inlove with your photos and reviews Btw, would you like for us to follow each other via GFC? Leave a comment if you followed me already so I can follow you back right away. Let me know and lets keep in touch!

    Much love,
    -Eva Marie

  16. Amazing products! I also love th Makeup Revolution palettes, they are so amazing *-* I have the iconic 2.
    Messy Hair, Don't Care

  17. Beaut Blender is one of my favorite tools!

    Sheer Beauty Blog

  18. The all nighter spray is gorgeous isnt it? I love it too and that palette is sooo pigmented! I also want to try the MUA highlighter, looks great! :D

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  19. Hi beautiful, great buys! I love to know more about that Kat von D Foundation. Cant wait to read more. Have lovely week.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

  20. This is such an well done post! The highlighter looks beautiful. xx


  21. Thank you ladies for your comments! It's all work, work, work for me right now (trying to save), so I still haven't had a chance to use my beauty blender :( I have been wearing the Revolution highlighter and had quite a few compliments about it! A review on the Kat Von D foundation is coming soon :)xx

  22. The colors in that palette look amazing!

    Heba xx

  23. AMAZING beauty haul! I've always wanted to try that KVD foundation and Pore fessional is a makeup bag must have! Thanks for sharing your awesome haul xx

    Sophie Elizabeth

  24. That lippie looks like the perfect summer shade!


  25. I have the Iconic 3 Palette and I absolutely love it! xx

    Abi | abistreetx.blogspot.co.uk

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