Like most of you ladies out there, I am a BIG fan of makeup. It drives my husband up the wall. It probably started when I was a child, something which Annabelle has definitely inherited (sorry Andy!) but was most noticeable as a teenager when I would spend countless hours applying and removing makeup in my bedroom. I then went a bit crazy with trying new brands during my University years and my friend, Helen, shared my addiction to Barry M eye shadows. I still love their Dazzle Dust now and have about 10 pots in my makeup drawer.
MAC eye shadow, however, is by far my favourite luxury and high end beauty product. Largely, I have quite a few warm pinky and sultry purple colours to suit my olive complexion but I must admit that I can’t take full credit for the choices I have on offer. I’m lucky enough to have a husband who has selected and purchased a few of the shades pictured for birthday and Christmas presents (with a teeny bit of help from the sales assistant of course).
I have tried numerous high street and luxury eye shadows and what disappoints me about most is that they look beautiful in the packaging but barely visible on the skin. With the worst culprits, I need use so much of the product and it ends up creasing and melting away. I haven’t tried an eye shadow primer yet, but I am on the hunt for a good one, if you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments below. I currently use two products as a base, MAC’s Studio Finish Concealer in NW25 and then I apply their Eyeshadow Paint in Untitled. As I am not a qualified makeup artist, this is probably the wrong thing to do but it works for me. I wear these eye shadows with lashings of Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.
What are your favourite High Street and Luxury makeup products? Let me know in the comment box below. Bx