I’m well aware that I have recently shared a makeup look (read here) but I have been experimenting with a couple of new treats, some of which have been kindly gifted to me and others that I have picked up from recommendations on Twitter. It’s basically just another excuse to share a couple of makeup products that I have been testing out recently.

I have leaped over to a new foundation after a good year of loving the Gosh X-Ceptional Foundation. This one is the elf cosmetics Flawless Finish Foundation. Apart from the shade being slightly too dark, nothing that a bit of moisturiser mixed in can’t fix, the coverage is lovely. I think it gives my skin a nice flawless complexion. It is a lightweight, oil-free formulation which is unusual to what I tend to wear but I really surprisingly really like it – especially when you are wanting to spend more hours in bed rather than caking on foundation.

I’ve also been testing out the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Compact Duo*. It’s a lovely little set which would be perfect for Christmas presents. It comes with a little sample of the Meticulous Powder and a Divine Lipstick in the shade Alexis. Firstly, the powder is lovely! It sets my face makeup perfectly and allows it to last a lot longer than usual. The lipstick looks a lot more daring in the tube than what it does on the lips. It’s a lovely pinky-red toned lipstick which I think is perfect for this festive season. I have recently fell in love with matte lipstick formulas so having a cream based lipstick is something completely unique to what I have been used to. It’s moisturising and doesn’t leave your lips feeling dry after a day of wearing.

I was a bit unsure to whether Joan Collins Timeless Beauty was cruelty free however after doing some research I found out that the brand wasn’t being sold in China and are ready available at an affordable price at Marks and Spencer.

I’m still so madly in love with the Makeup Revolution Soph X Eyeshadow Palette however I have been daring and started using shades: Strawberry Sweets and Festive Flame in the outer corner whilst using Penguin in the inner corner to create a lovely red toned smokey eye look. I think it looks lovely on the eyes and definitely making me feel a lot more festive. I have recently been steering away from using eyeliner because I just don’t think this particular makeup look needs it.

I have, however, switched up my mascara to the elf cosmetics Volumizing & Defining Mascara. I feel as though the formula has gave my lashes slightly more volume but not as much as other mascaras that I have been using. The product does have have vitamins B & E which helps the condition of your lashes too which is different to other formulations. One big difference that I have noticed with this mascara compared to others is the lasting power. If your looking for something which will stay put even in the lashing down rain, this mascara should be on your wish list.

What products have you been reaching for recently? Can you recommend any other products worth trying?

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