Shop My Favourites


27 February 2016 15 comments


Like 95% of beauty bloggers, I own clear, acrylic drawers (Muji) to store my most used makeup. I like to periodically give my collection a good rotation to 'shop my stash'. A bit like a 'current favourites', here are the products that are currently, unarguably, top shelf.

Let's start with a base that I witter on about all the time. The IOPE cushion foundation has graced my top drawers ever since my cousin bestowed me with it's brilliance several months ago. Everything about this foundation I love, the finish, the scent, the cover, the price, superlative everything.

Another base that has crept it's way into the highest echelons that is the top drawer, is Tom Ford's Traceless foundation stick, initially because of the 'Oh God this is Tom Ford, I can't throw it in a drawer and let it become anything less than pristine' factor, but it stayed because it's in fact an exceedingly good product. I might do an in depth review of this guy so let me know if you'd like to see that.

You'll be seeing Chanel's Les Beiges blush a lot I'll warn you. I kind of feel like it's going to be the blush product of 2016 for me, which is a big statement to make here in February. I think there must be some art in the application though, the French garcon on the Chanel counter just had the magic touch to make me look kissed by cherubs, which I'm yet to master but this product is so easy even I'm nearly there. 

If spending £32 on a stick of blush pains you a little, Kiko's Shade Fusion blush in 03 Abricot is one third of the price but equally as pretty (ok almost equally, but sometimes I layer both and then it's the best of both worlds). It gives you the most beautiful, soft sheen as well as a natural flush and I can't get enough of the stuff. Staying with cheeks, the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance powder is my highlight of choice recently (I'm actually a terrible blogger and have forgotten to include the Rosie For Autograph Rose Bud Highlighter (review), honestly, it's exquisite). With a light hand, it looks natural and effortless and the formula is really easy to work with. 

Between Charlotte Tilbury's Colour Chameleon in Dark Pearl and the Marc Jacobs Lolita palette, I've got everything I need for a neutral eye look that I love no matter what the combination of shades. Marc Jacobs palettes are such a great investment, supreme quality. For brows, the Freedom Brow Pomade is pretty hard to beat. The colour range is great, including those cool, ashy browns that a lot of us need, and each little pot, which will last you yonks, is only £5.

Rather than prime to make my makeup last longer, I need a heavy duty primer to fill in the lines on my forehead and pores on the inner part of my cheeks. The Nars Instant Line & Pore Perfector is perfect. 

Last up, it's a rare moment when there isn't a Chanel compact in the top drawer. This time, it's my Joues Constraste blush in Alezane. From the Fall 2015 collection, I kept it in the box for a little while but, even though it's darker than I might usually go, this blush is exquisite on the skin and will see you through all seasons.

What favourites are you reaching for at the moment?

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  1. I'd love to try a Chanel blush but until it's my birthday I might check out the Kiko one!
    The Modern Audrey

  2. Ooooooo serious makeup envy, I love all of these products! I too am loving Rosie HW makeup range, I need to pick up more products!

    Jasmine | xx

  3. You have such nice makeup - very envious! great post 😀

  4. I have nearly run out of my Milani Brow Pomade so i think i will be trying the Freedom one next!
    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

  5. Amazing post! And so much added to my wish list

    CharlotteSamantha //

  6. I've never bought high-end makeup before but you're really selling the Chanel blush to me, I'm seriously tempted to give it a try!

  7. I love your picks, I'm tempted to make a purchase of that Chanel Blush, it sounds beautiful.


  8. Oh this is full of such decadent beauty products! I've been wanting one of the CT Chameleon pencils for a while but haven't mustered enough will to hand over my money for it, but I have a feeling I'll be caving soon enough. I've been reaching for a ton of NARS products as of late and I've been reaching for the Audacious lipstick in Barbara the most!

    Cindy |

  9. Oooh I want to try that Tom Ford foundation stick! I look forward to a full review!xx

  10. I need to know more about the Tom Ford Foundation stick!! Still haven't added any Tom Ford to my collection! That Chanel blush sounds beautiful. Actually I just want everything xx

  11. These are some gorgeous products! Lovely post :)

    Georgia x

  12. Your makeup collection is droolworthy! So much gorgeous Chanel, I only own one chanel product, the tan de soleil but I want to add more this year ^_^ Some of my favourites are the NARS TM, L.A Girl concealer in creamy beige and NARS blusher in DT

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe

  13. Love your blog! Very nice photos :) Discovered it in Veleza

  14. Those acrylic makeup organizers make our makeup look so nice! Ahhh, some of my favorites probably include my Tarte Tartlette palette and my It Cosmetics eyebrow pencil.

    New follower :)
    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

  15. I have the same shade in the KIKO blush and the Laura Mercier highlighter and I'm loving them both :) I need the Chanel cream blush in my life - it looks stunning and I really like a cream formula at the moment xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty


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