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Weekly Favourites - Batiste, Collection 2000, MeMeMe, Avon...

It seems like as days are getting shorter, the weeks are too and I have absolutely no idea how days race by and we are greeted by yet another Monday!

I am excited about this week however as I will be graduating with a Masters tomorrow and will be starting work as a Marketing Analyst from Tuesday onwards. I am so glad I choose not to go ahead with practicing Law as Marketing is such a dynamic field and something I thoroughly enjoy being a part of. 

Anyhoo, besides all that good stuff happening, I've been loving the products shown below in the past week or so. 

Yes, Batiste have come up with yet another ingenious variation of their oh-so-popular dry shampoo. This time, its just more stylish and contains more woody, sweet vanilla based notes, perfect for the snugly season. If you are someone like me who isn't a huge fan of floral-fruity scents, Batiste Wild should be your thing!

Plus, they get two thumbs up for the leopard print packaging.

Collection 2000's Lasting Perfection Concealer has always been a classic favourite for mine and of many others and I am pleased to admit, their foundation is just as good.

I have recently tried out their Colour Match Foundation and its surprisingly good coverage, appears quite light and wears off nicely without smearing, smudging or fading. It has a nice demi matte, slightly dewy finish.

Also, the shade comes out slightly pinky when pumped out however when applied, it adapted to my skin tone and looked pretty much like my-skin-but-better. So I guess, the colour match thing actually does work. Oh and No 5 Medium is just perfect for my NC30-35 skin tone.

Illuminators are such a perk-me-up when skin is all dry and dull in the chilly winter days. I do not like using powder highlighters in the winter as I feel it's just adding up to the all the cakiness underneath.

However this MeMeMe's Sunbeam adds the perfect amount of golden, sun kissed touch to the skin without it looking fake at all. It melts into the skin and blends really well even with fingers. 

Plus it's a huge bottle and I like the fact that one can mix it with foundation without achieving the 'cullen' effect.  

Another MeMeMe wonder product that every one's been raving about is their Seventh Heaven Facebase. Basically, it is a moisturising primer that not only helps your make-up stay on longer, giving it something to adhere to but also quenches those dehydrated areas on the skin that needs an extra dose of moisturizer.

I personally use it after using a moisturiser and it works quite well with foundations without appearing too oily or heavy. With all primers catered towards oily skin types, this one's quite a refreshing one being catered towards drier skin tones who don't want a silicony gel-like primer. 

Smells pretty good and leaves skin supple and bouncy! I have a sample pot of it and will be purchasing a full-sized one once I use this up. 

I've never really been a huge fan of Avon as I only used it during college when my make-up budget was really and I mean REALLY tight! But recently they have revamped their make-up line and now cater to a variety of skin tones including WOC and have more eyeshadow shades than just pink.

I however am in love with their Supershock Mascara lately. I know I am atrociously late on the bandwagon but better late than never. It reminds me a bit of L'oreal Voluminous as it gives thick, clumpy lashes just with some added separation.

It lengthens and separates quite well and gives carbon black lashes. Quite impressed!


That's it for now ladies.

What have you been loving this week?

Kerrymarie said...

oh that facebase looks like a great buy! I need to try that! x

Powdered Almond said...

Really want to try that new Batiste one, I love the idea of scented hair! Mascara looks good too! x

Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger said...

I love the new Batiste, it smells SO nice!

EveryDay Makeup blog said...

Congratulations on earning your Masters. That is such a great achievement!

I've been wanting to try a dry shampoo. I'll definitely check this brand out.

Emma Matthews said...

Great post! I need to try the mascara!

Emma x

Iheartmexo said...

the foundation is great and the the mascara looks really nice :)

Sami said...

Ooo I love vanilla/sweet scents so will be trying the new Batiste out... Not too keen on Avon's mascara though x

Safiyya said...

Wow honey, congratulations with your masters degree!

Mwah, S.

Emma said...

I need this Batiste Dry Shampoo in my life! :-)

Laura said...

Need to try this Mememe brand its looks lovely





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