Beauty: September Beauty Favourites ft Clarins, Urban Decay, NARS and Barry M

Friday, October 06, 2017

I am seriously struggling to understand where this year is going! How has September been and gone? It’s mad to think there are only 3 more monthly favourites posts until 2018! This past month I’ve discovered some amazing new products but there are also a couple of products that have featured before. This months round up includes products from Clarins, Barry M, Urban Decay, NARS and Eyelure x Fleur De Force.

NARS Super Orgasm Illuminator - £23 from ASOS 
I’m a huge fan of this illuminator by NARS and I have the original version which is ‘Copacabana’ which I have nearly run out of and while my ASOS account had £10 worth of vouchers in (thanks to their amazing points system) I treated myself to this illuminator. It’s a stunning rose gold shade and is the perfect highlighter/illuminator with a hint of blusher. I love using this by mixing it with my foundation but I’ll also layer this on top of my skin once I’ve applied bronzer.

Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighters in At First Light and Liquid Fortune - £6.99 each at ASOS
These two liquid illuminators are a recent favourite of mine but they are literally INCREDIBLE. You may have caught them in my latest post, as these two shades are great dupes for the Iconic London highlighter but also the NARS illuminator in Copacabana. I will be taking these with me when I’m off on holiday next week!

Urban Decay always has the most incredible make-up releases and after the Naked Heat palette I was expecting big things. When this mascara turned up in the post just over a week ago, I fell a little bit in love. I don’t love this mascara as much as I love the Naked Heat palette, but it’s come a pretty close 2nd.

I love how this mascara gives my eyelashes a really good length and the perfect amount of volume. I also am obsessed with this packaging, I mean how stunning is it?! This is a custom brush, which combs through your lashes and separates them really well. I also find that this brush grabs hold of the tiny inner corner lashes too.  If you’re looking for a mascara, which gives you incredible length, I’d recommend trying this out (or adding it to your wish list!)

 Eyelure x Fleur De Force Brow Define in Dark - £12 from Boots

I didn’t expect to love this brow pencil as much as I do. It has been a favourite of mine for a little while now and I find this pencil works really well with my brows. I love how one side of this pencil has a darker tone and one side has a lighter tone. I use the lighter side to fill in the front of my brows and then the darker tone to fill in the ends. I find it really easy to use this pencil and it gives a great natural effect.  

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer - £26.50 from Boots

If you’ve been reading my blog a long time (or even just my latest posts) you’ll know I am a huge fan of Clarins products and this is a new(ish) addition to my Clarins collection and I absolutely love it. The texture of this primer reminds me a lot of the Benefit Porefessional but I prefer the texture of this as it’s a bit like a cream as well. This primer smoothes my skin so easily and I love using this as an eye shadow base but also to smooth out my pores. You can also use this as a primer before your foundation but I like to wait a couple of minutes before I apply my foundation.

Another new edition, which you may have already read about in THIS POST, is the new Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation. This foundation is part liquid and part compact and it helps you apply the perfect amount onto your skin for a medium (but buildable) coverage. I find the best way to apply this foundation is with my beauty blender. By applying my foundation this way my skin looks radiant and glowy. The only thing which I’d say is disappointing about this as there are only 13ml for £31, whereas with the original Everlasting Foundation (my all time favourite foundation) it’s £29 for 30ml.

If you know me in real life you’ll know that on a day to day basis the eye shadow shades I reach for are also warm toned browns, oranges and rusty red shades (basically the Naked Heat palette) so picking up this eye shadow was a huge change for me. I’ve worn this eye shadow so much over the past month and I like using this to create a smoky eye shadow look but also for a daytime look by only applying a small amount to my lids. As you can see from the swatch photo above, the colour of this eye shadow is stunning and I can confirm this doesn’t crease either! I definitely need this eye shadow in more colours…
What products have you been loving this month? Have you tried out any of these products?

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Unknown said...

I love the sound of the Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touche Primer, I love the way the Porefessional looks, but I hate its consistency which I find hard to blend in, a cream sounds much better! Lovely favourites :)

Carolina said...

Wow the Barry M liquid highlighters are stunning! xx

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Shireen L. Platt said...

What a great list of favourites! I especially like the sounds of the Clarins Creme Matte Eyeshadow! The Trouble Maker mascara has been getting really mixed reviews, I don't think I'll pick it up.

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Emily Lilly said...

The Barry M highlighters look amazing ! Definitely going to check them out next time i'm in boots

Hair Centre said...

Those liquid chrome illuminators look really cool!

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Toni Robinson said...

So many lovely products! xx


ami said...

What an extraordinary rundown of top picks! I particularly like the hints of the Clarins Creme Matte Eyeshadow! The Trouble Maker mascara has been getting truly blended surveys, I don't think I'll lift it up.
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