Thursday, 13 September 2012

Hero Products



This is a little selection of beauty products that I love at the moment. Some of them are new, some not so much, but for one reason or the other, they all work for me and I heart them.

First up "Models Own" lipsticks. Now, I love make up but I don't always wear a ton. My eyes are kinda hooded and weird, I rub them a lot and I never know how to apply shadows properly so I usually stay away from eye make up (though it might be a high time to invest in a good make up class to finally learn the secrets of the trade), but I do love me a good lip. A BRIGHT lip. And this is where these beauties come in. On the left is "Hot Pink" shade and on the right "Annalise's Pink". They look very very similar in the tube, but Hot Pink is that little bit more vibrant and rich and has more of a blueish undertone. Both lipsticks are highly pigmented and last for ages. They're not as creamy as some of the more high end brands lipsticks out there and can be a touch drying on the lips, but for £6 they're a great value and come in amazing colours.

Next up is "Dahlia Noir" EDP, it's a new scent by Givenchy and I have to admit it was a name that drew me to it initially. Full of mystery and promise. LOL The scent is very powdery, musky and just plain sexy. It's not for the faint hearted as it's rather strong, but if you love strong scents, you'll be in heaven with this. The longevity is rather good too.



I initially Got Vichy Dermablend foundation stick in one of my beauty boxes (Glossybox) and, sincerely, I've been looking for something like this my whole life. If you're anything like me and have things on your face you'd rather hide (I have it all...wrinkles, redness, huge pores, some acne scarring...you name it, I have it...it's not a pretty sight), this is godsend. This little stick covers a multitude of sins and it lasts long too. Obviously, this is a very heavy coverage foundation but it feels surprisingly non cakey and breathable. I apply it over the moisturiser and a primer or a BB cream, straight from the tube and just on the areas that need it and then blend out with my fingers and I'm ready to face the day ahead. :) It retails at £19 and it's worth every penny.

Last but not least...Benefit's Sun Beam... It's a new  highlighting product, very similar to their "High Beam" but more golden and bronze and better for it, if I may say so. It looks very dark in the pot, but it goes on beautifully on even the pale skin and it gives it a lovely, natural sun kissed look. I apply it on my cheekbones for a bit of shiny dewiness every day. This retails at £18.50



And there you have it, my hero products for this month. Keep in mind that I'm fickle and I can swap my hero products for others at any given time. :D
Did you try any of these? What did you think?


30 comments:

Daisycakes said...

Sun beam looks aaaaaaaaamazing! I am so jealous xxx

anaviglam said...

Dhalia Noir-just bought it an LOVE IT!!!!
xoxo

Heather Fonseca said...

Sunbeam looks good, so does the lipstick. I've never seen that brand in the states though. I wonder if it's sold here.

Eve said...

nice pics <3 I also did beauty-shopping today:)

xxx

eve
http://sundaydresses.blogspot.co.at/

Lidia Frolova said...

love your choice!
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Purity said...

I have the foundation stick and its great at hiding my dark circles, not so good on my old white scars unfortunately. I have to try that perfume, I love musky, powder like scents lol xoxo.

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

super mi je ovaj post, stvarno volim tvoje postove!

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Anonymous said...

volim vichy produkte,a i parfem zvuci interesantno.Zanimljiv post:-)

Lilly

Psycho Cat said...

Slike su prelepe <3 a tek karmin, divota.

Adly Velasco said...

Great haul! Love that brand name: Model's Own. :)

Wish & Wear

Cátia - A Super Fashion Girl said...

I love the sun bean of bennefit!

Kisses* nice blog!

Maiken said...

haven't tried any of those and I think we don't have them here in Estonia anyway
but those lippies look so stunning and I would love to try those.

Maiken,
Maikeni blogi - part of me

she.is.the.one said...

Wonderful post dear :))
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xoxo Kellz* said...

This looks amazing I wanna try the perfume:)

Aleksandra said...

Što ja volim da virim u tuđe nesesere i gledam šta sve lepo tamo ima! Zanimala me je Models Own šminka.

Angela said...

Super pot!J'aime beaucoup
Angela Donava
http://www.lookbooks.fr

Kristina said...

For the girls that are not familiar with Models Own, I can only recommend it. It's not too expensive, they have amazing variety of colours (not just in lipsticks, but eye pencils, nails, etc...) and they're very highly pigmented.

DaFashionFreak said...

I love love love these beauty items. Great post!

*hugs*
Maudleen
www.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

Morgan Nascimento said...

Hello, thanks for visiting my blog!
I'm upset because you can not read, does not have the option to translate there on your page?
usually appears for those who do not belong here in Brazil ...

Kristina said...

Maudleen, you should really write a post about some Nigerian beauty brands...just for us to know what is being made there etc...

circleofchaos said...

Nice prodcuts.^^
Maybe follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC????
My Blog

t said...

That lipstick looks like an awesome colour!

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ZxM Style-Squared said...

NEED THAT PINK LIPSTICK!!!:)))
XX




http://style-squared.blogspot.ca/

Bernadeth G. said...

Such a lovely post, I like these pictures so much! :)

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Morgan Nascimento said...

I understand it's a shame you can not read the text,
I'll put another choice of languages ​​on the blog,
then who can not find just click on the flag for your country.

My Fashion Nook said...

nisam probala ništa od ovih prizvoda, ali čine mi se super. boja ovog rozog ruža je famozna *.* :)
hvala ti puno na komentaru na mom blogu, ali želiš možemo se pratit putem bloglovina i gfc-a? samo javi.
puno pozdrava! :**

Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing post!!!!! :)
Would you like to follow each other?!! :)

http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

xoxo

MILLY said...

really!? I want to see your tattoo!! amazing products!

Molly ♥ said...

Lovely products, I really want to try sunbeam.

Secret Garden said...

SUNBEAM <3 <3

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