1. Superdrug Pro Blusher Brush
I am a woman with very little in the way of cheekbones or natural contouring. This brush – which I really think should be described as a contour brush, rather than a Blusher brush – is the perfect shape for sculpting and less clownish application of blushers and bronzers. Its not that soft, but it isn’t at all scratchy, and its very good.
2. Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Rouse
This came as part of the Illamasqua Freak perfume gift set, and its pretty. This is pretty much an every day lipgloss for me, consistent shine, pale pink colour, buildable, and not gross-sticky.
3. GOSH Long Lasting Eye Liner Pen in Black Brass
I really wish GOSH stuff was just a little bit cheaper, my collection of it would be crazily extensive by now if it was. Black Brass is a black liner packed with green-gold glitter, which gives it this overall sparkly khaki sort of shade. This one apparently really brings out the blue in my eyes, and I like teaming it with Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Mildew on the lower lashline, with Black Brass doing a winged or cat-eye shape on the top.
4. Benefit Coralista Blush
This is supposed to be a dupe for Nars’ Orgasm, and despite not owning it, I can say that they definitely match up in terms of reported wearability. I’ve yet to find a shade of lipstick or a general look that this blush doesn’t suit. A coral colour with a gold/peach shimmer, its very flattering and natural looking, and its just… prettiness.
5. Sleek Lipstick in Cherry
I get that this shade – a very vampy dark red – is quite Autumn/Winter, but I’ve been wearing it as a stain by just applying it with my ring finger and blotting it down, a tip I learnt from a Lisa Eldridge video on dark lipsticks (goodness gracious, I am developing quite the girlcrush on that woman).