MAC Crème Cup Lipstick
Not all pale pinks are equal and this one, in my opinion, is the best! It's a blue toned baby pink, that suits my complexion perfectly. It's similar to Angel, but without the subtle lilac tint and slightly pinker than Hue. The cremesheen finish is so creamy and moisturising, yet surprisingly pigmented and long wearing. As someone prone to dry, chapped lips it's important for me. It glides on easily straight from the bullet and is so versatile. It's so easy and flattering to wear, it's also the perfect partner to the smokey eye. MAC Lipsticks £15 Debenhams here
Benefit They’re Real
This almost didn't make the cut. Not because it's not fabulous, because it is! But there's a lot of fantastic mascaras out there but if pushed to give my favourite this would be it. I love everything about this mascara - the brush, the formula, the results. Noithing gives volume like it.. va va voom lashes everytime. Full review and pictures of it in action here.
£19.50/8.5g Currently with a free mini mascara from Lookfantastic here and Debenhams here
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base
Of course I saved the best till last. This is one the most expensive item of make up I own, but it's also the most exquisite. There's something about those interlocking Cs that oozes style and sex appeal. Despite being a staple in my collection since last year I haven't blogged about it yet. Why? Because I don't feel like my words can do it justice. And with a name like "Bronzing Cream Makeup Base" nor did Chanel. It's a makeup base, a cream bronzer, a contour, a face tint and so much more. The unique solid whipped cream texture is lightweight yet powerful and blends seamlessly into the face. I swirl my Real Technique Expert Face brush into the pan then buff all over the face after foundation, concentrating on my cheek bones, forehead and jawline. It adds immediate colour, warmth and definition to the face giving a beautiful lit-from-within glow. I do find it odd that it only comes in one "universal" orangey brown shade. Pale beauties need to exercise some caution with this one, but it can work, especially under foundation as a base. It's also handy on those no makeup days when I want some colour without caking on foundation.
Tan De Chanel £31/30g Available from House of Fraser, Boots and Debenhams.