As you are all probably aware, I am self confessed makeup addict. Usually, I spend the January sales in Meadowhall, fighting with all the other makeup junkies to grab some new beauty bits to try. However, this year, I have been working so much that I have had very little time to do that. So instead of hitting the shops, I decided to do all my beauty shopping online instead. I thought I would take a moment to show you what I picked up.
Jeffree Star Skin Frost – Ice Cold
First up was the elusive Jeffree Star Skin Frost. Now, I had been eyeing this up for a long time but every time I went on Beauty Bay to purchase it, they never had my shade in. From looking at my photos I am sure that you can tell that I am basically so pale that I reflect light – therefore, it was understandable why I needed the palest shade available, Ice Cold. Needless to say, it did not disappoint. It has the biggest pan out of any highlighter I have ever seen and it’s literally just the most beautiful colour. I keep taking it out of my drawer just to stare at it. Obsessed.
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick – Chrysanthemum
Next up, another one from Jeffree Star. This time, it’s a liquid lipstick from the Holiday collection. It took me a long time to choose this shade on the website. For the first time ever, there were loads of shades in stock which meant that it was a big decision making process. I eventually settled happily for the shade Chrysanthemum which is a pale nude with glitter running through it. I live and breathe glitter so this was basically the deciding factor for me. Extremely worth the money and the headache of choosing a shade.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Lightscapade
This next purchase was one I just could not resist. I have such a love for anything glittery to put on my cheekbones. Because Soft and Gentle is one of my all time favourite highlighters (I love a good golden glow), I thought I would check out others in the collection. I was a little worried that I wouldn’t find anything to match my skin tone, as I’m extremely pale but I saw this one and I could not resist. It’s not highlighty (lets pretend that this is now a word) to the point of leaving a white stripe on your face but it does give a pale, sheer glow that makes you look almost lit from within.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation Light- Y205 Albaster
Final purchase that I have to show you, and maybe the most risky. Ordering foundation online is always a little bit of a risky business because you can’t shade match. You’re basically relying on the image on the website. Because my face is naturally quite red-toned, I tend to opt for a yellow based foundation and I found that Make Up For Ever had a surprisingly large shade selection for paler skin. After having tried this a few times, I would class it as a medium/full coverage foundation but it is definitely buildable and you can build a few layers without it looking cakey. Definitely worth the small fortune that I spent on it.
So there you have it, the reason why my bank account is currently crying out in pain. As much as I try to put myself on a makeup ban, I never can stick to it because it’s all just so pretty. Treat Yo’ Self.
Lots of love,