First up MAC Face & Body foundation - shade C3applied with Real Techniques Buffing Brush. This is the only foundation to have graced my face for around a fortnight now. I love the lighweight, water based consistency and the amazing glow it gives to my skin. It is sheer yet SO buildable to pretty much a good medium coverage. C3 is my summer shade in this foundation - in the few days of sunshine we have had through May I have caught the sun and now require darker foundation. I am one of the lucky few, it seems, who does not suffer with breakouts from MAC foundations. I apply most foundations using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush because it is quite simply, the best brush I have ever used to apply base products.
Both of these products have been mentioned numerous times on this blog.
Make Up Forever HD Blush #5 - Nip Slip applied with MAC 109 brush. I see Make Up Forever have adopted NARS' risque naming process? I quite like the name, but then I am not easily embarrassed or a prude. This cream blush is a gorgeous light-medium warm pink and one of the rare cream blushes I actually get on with and doesn't disappear from my face after an hour. These blushes are insanely pigmented, like nothing I have used before. A tiny bit goes a long, long way. The MAC 109 brush is one of the few MAC brushes I love and swear by. A cute little duo fibre, this is the perfect size for blending out blush on the cheeks.
NARS Blondie eyeshadow applied with Smashbox #12 Angle Brow Brush. This single eyeshadow is one of my all time favourites - Blondie is a mate neutral taupe shade that I use as both a crease colour and a brow powder. My hair is much lighter now than it has been in a long time so this shadow works great on my brows and due to it containing both cool and warm tones it would suit most people. The smashbox #12 brush I have owned for such a long time and rarely used until recently, I have really be enjoying using it to fill in my brows - it is softer than most angled brow brushes which I prefer.
Soap & Glory Heel Genius and Hand Food. Two long serving staples in my collection - as the weather warms up it's time to start preening the feet and toes ready for sandals and flip flops - this cream is one of the richest and most nourishing I have used on my feet and I love the smell. Hand Food is also a gorgeous hand cream and one I keep in my bathroom all the time, rich, nourishing and scented with the signature S&G fragrance (*cough*Miss Dior Cherie*cough*)
Body Shop Strawberry Body Polish and Body Butter are my current shower favourites - both smell incredible and leave my skin feeling silky soft and moisturised. Love love love these.
What have you been loving this week?