So I have more or less been loving the same things when it came to make-up this month. I found they worked well at getting me gradually into the colder season without looking over the top. Plus I have to mention how great they are at creating a 5 minute face if you are in a hurry. Trust me, it's invaluable when you find such foolproof staples that you know you can surely rely on without making a blunder.
I have raved about the Cover FX Cream Foundation before so you can my detailed post about it on the blog. The Smashbox Photo Set Finishing power has been a favourite as I like to wear my dewy/glowy foundations in the winter as well but want to set it for a matte finish so it doesn't budge and this gives it such an airbrushed finish and a soft focus effect. For £18, it's worth every single penny!
Smashbox has been dominating my favourites as you can tell and its Brow Tech To Go Eye Brow pen is no exception. It's pretty much like the super expensive Tom Ford one with the angled wax pencil. Along with being waterproof and lasting throughout the day, it's so subtle and you cannot go wrong with it even if you're heavy handed. It gives the brows a naturally full appearance without looking sketched it. I think a picture review should follow!
Illamasqua's Blush in Naked Rose and Clinique's Chubby Stick in Voluptuous Violet still continue to provide a pop of colour on my face without fail.
A special mention goes out to Clinique's Quickliner Intense in Intense Chocolate. It's a a rich, warm brown with gorgeous little golden shimmer particles shot through it generously but minus the fall out.
Of course it makes a great eye liner for the lash line and the water line but I use it for a quick eye shadow look by coating it generously around the upper lashline and then blending it with a smudge brush upwards to fade it gradually. It looks so pretty, chic and effortless.