It's that time of the year again in the UK when it starts to get cold and all you want to do is go home and crawl under your duvet for warmth and peace. Because most of my days are like that, I decided to take a look at my wish list/to buy list and then decided to put them together for this post. Because y'know, I have time on my hands people, even if I have no money!
For some reason I am really into primers. I can’t honestly say that I notice my make-up lasting longer because I don’t test any foundations with a primer and because I have oily skin, I’m always powdering away. I really like primers because I like that barrier between my skin and the foundation.
1 - Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti-Shine Balm - I've read some good things about this product. It's in a balm formula which isn't something I've ever come across in a primer but main thing that sold me on this was its promise to minimise the look of pores and to create a matte finish. It can also be used over make-up to remove the shine from the oil build up. As this is available in Boots and is inexpensive, I've popped it on the list as I know it's something I will pick up eventually. I'm just hoping it's as good as I want it to be because seriously I cannot fork out for the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, no matter how much I love it.
2 - Khiels Micro Blur Skin Perfector - This is a primer hybrid thing. I have actually wanted this one for year, I rememeber Amelia talking about it in one of her beauty videos and really wanted it then. Lately I have seen it pop up in various videos and it just reminded me how much I wanted it. Like the Revlon one it promises to blur imperfections (titles in the name folks) leaving you with a smooth canvas to put the rest of your make-up on.
3 - Ginvera Marvel Gel with Green Tea - Oh skin care how I love you. Korean skincare has had quite a buzz about it for a while, and well me? I just love me some green tea, so when I saw this on Cult Beauty I was intrigued. I love exfoliating products and I'm always trying to find one that I can see results from. I popped this on my list and must remember to buy it at some point - it will be my first purchase from Cult Beauty!
4 & 5 - Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush & Makeup Greek Rounded Blush Brush - Brushes, brushes, brushes. Probably one of my favourite things about beauty, even though I don't own a lot and what I do own are medium quality. But I dunno, I just love how they have a different use for a different stage of make-up application. I love my RT buffing brush but I've seen the BB doing the rounds on blogs for over a year and I'm just ready to take my brush game to the next level. Defintely one for a wishlist though because I dunno who I think I am to be spending £30+ on a brush! I'm after the Makeup Greek brush because I need a dedicated blush brush and I want it to be small and concentrated like this brush.
6 -Illamsqua Powder Blusher in Thrust - I'm forever searching for blush for darker skin tones. For some reason blush is my favourite thing when it comes to make-up. I think it's something about adding colour to my face. I barely wear eyeshadow, so really my blusher is the only colourful thing I will apply to my face. This shade is gorgeous, it's described as a deep magenta pink and Illamasqua is a brand I've heard a fair bit about, but not one that I thought I would ever want anything from. Must.get.my.hands.on.this.
7 - Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser - I have had this in my to buy bookmark for ages. I just always forget that it's there. Like I said before, I love me some good exfoliation and I'm willing to search high and low for my perfect one. This one has good reviews and Clarins is a well known brand, so I'm willing to give it a shot.
8 - Bobbi Brown Pot Rogue for Lips and Cheeks in Chocolate Cherry - I'm sure this was in my birthday list and it's still something on my list now because I just love the colour of this product. I also like that it's versatile enough in colour to be something that I would actually use on my lips and cheek. The colour would suit my skin tone for both uses. I don't think this is particularly pricey either, I'm just forgetful/lazy.
9 - NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - I haven't used a concealer in yooooooonks. Not because I don't have blemishes or things that I want to cover up (I wish) but because I find actually my foundation does a pretty good job of covering it up. Anything else on my skin is just hyperpigmentation and requires colour correction (something I don't do either). This concealer is raved about by everyone, for ages I didn't even think it came in a dark shade because I only saw lighter skinned ladies using it but then I saw more women of colour using it and praising it on YouTube and I was like I must have this. I think for me personally I would use it for highlighting bits of my face. I dunno even the name just makes me want to have it, it sounds a bit like a dessert.
So that's my list, I hope I've given you some ideas for things you may want to try out, or just post on your list. What things are on your wish list?