Well thank god for that January is officially over, cue applause! It's my worst month of the year as the magic of Christmas is over, everyone's purses are feeling rather empty and the miserable English weather never fails to put a damper on everything (oh I do like a pun). But fear not, I'm not here to be a Debbie Downer, I am actually here to write about a few little items that have stood out to me throughout the month of January.
Laura Mercier Highlight
It's technically called the Matte Radiance Baked Powder, although I'm at a loss as to why it's called 'matte' as it's anything but, maybe because this one is less glitter and more shimmer. It creates a lovely soft and glowy look and it's the only highlighter I've been reaching for this month (sorry Mac Soft & Gentle).
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk
I actually bought this one almost a year ago now and I tried it, loved it and wore it for a while until various other lip products came along and stole the limelight, you know how it is! However, I recently wrote a blog post about it (linked here if you'd like to see) and I fell back in love with it all over again! It's such a perfect, pretty, pink shade and for some reason reminds me of something Blair Waldorf would wear! (Desperately trying to make Gossip Girl references relevant again..)
Clarins Instant Concealer
This little concealer is an absolute gem! I have the shade 01 which is amazing at covering dark under-eye circles and it's brilliant at masking any problems areas on the face too. I've also been loving using it as a substitute for when I don't fancy wearing foundation. Just a little bit blended out across the face seems to give really great coverage whilst still being really skin-like. Not to mention that you get a huge 15ml, far more than your average concealer. Winner.
Real Techniques 301 Flat Contour Brush
Has everyone calmed down a bit about the Bold Metals collection yet? Nope, me neither. This brush is so good at creating a nice, defined contour and in my opinion, creates quite a professional effect if blended out well! Plus how pretty is the rose gold packaging?! Read more about it here.
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
I don't think I've really spoken much about mascara before on my blog, but this is my favourite ever mascara. Quite a big claim I know! I had a tube of this back in the summer and I absolutely loved it, but didn't repurchase as it's a bit on the pricey side. However, I was lucky enough to receive two tubes of it for Christmas which I was so happy about. It's the perfect mascara for adding length, separation and volume, it doesn't flake and it's really easy to remove. It also lasts a long time before it dries out too which is great because at least you know you're going to get your moneys worth!
Topshop Blush in Good Girl
This is one of my favourite blushes and it's definitely been my most used this January. It's a gorgeous pale pink shade and it's been doing a lovely job at brightening my cheeks up in this gloomy month.
Thought I'd throw a little non-beauty extra in here because I need to vent about my latest TV show obsession. I know I'm quite a few years late on the bandwagon, but as you may have guessed I recently started watching Gossip Girl and I literally can't pry myself away! It's similar to The O.C but with the glitz and glamour of New York city and I'm so utterly jealous of their lives and their wardrobes!
What have you been loving throughout January?