A little round up of the things I find I'm reaching for every day and loving
1. GOSH velvet touch eyeliner -
I have smallish eyes, and I find liquid eyeliners and very precise lines just make them look even smaller so I prefer a softer smudged look and this eyeliner is so soft and creamy that it's perfect. I'm on my second and off to buy my third today!
2. NARS Multiple in Copacabana -
close to perfect as a highlighter and so easy to just swipe and smudge. I use it along the top of my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and just under the arch of my eyebrows on my brow bone. I just love the chunky matte packaging too.
3. Estee Lauder DW + MAC SFF -
Ok, so I think I have finally found the perfect shade of foundation for my skintone and it's a squirt of Double Wear in 1C1 Shell (too pinky white on its own) and a squirt of studio fix fluid in NW15 (too dark orange on its own) and combined they're pretty much spot on. Tedious to have to mix them every morning but it's definitely the best match I've come across, and my skin is happy with both brands.
4. Diptyque Philosykos perfume -
I got through several bottles of Jo Malone's wild fig and cassis, and several Philosykos candles from Diptyque but I've now switched the the actual perfume. The smell of just fig (no cassis) is purer and cleaner and fresher and I much prefer it. My only gripe is it's poor lasting power. I've used other Diptyque perfumes in the past and they've lasted on the skin very well but this one is dreadful. Nevertheless, I love it.
5. MAC lipstick in Patisserie -
this isn't one I've ever heard anyone get excited about at all. I don't think I've ever noticed anyone reviewing it on a blog but I stumbled across it and it's the perfect neutral shade for my lips. To be honest the selection of lipsticks leaves me feeling a little over-awed - so many to go through so I'm glad I found this one quite early on in my swatching!
What are your current beauty top 5?