Sunday, 3 July 2011

June 2011 Favourites

Better late than never!

MeMeMe Beat the Blues Highlighter in Moonbeam
As I may have mentioned a few (million) times, I am OBSESSED with obtaining that elusive "glow", and so any products which claim to glow/illuminate/highlight etc, etc, i'm straight on it. I bought this a little while back and really like it as an alternative to Benefits Highbeam. It can go a little grey over foundation, although i've actually found putting it UNDER foundation gives a lovely effect.

Maxfactor Second Skin Foundation
I recently did a review post on this, and i've included it as I do genuinely like it as a slightly heavier alternative to tinted moisturiser for the summer months. It was really hot today (probably the first in Scotland this year, ha) and this was good to put on rather than a heavy coverage foundation (such as my Estee Lauder Double Wear/Revlon Photoready combo that I am so fond of!)

Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner
This little beauty has made an appearance in my monthly favourites before, but i've taken to using it almost on a daily basis and feels that it warrants a mention again as it is so fab! It has been hailed as the budget version of Urban Decay's 24/7 pencil, and i'm inclined to agree. With an RRP of around £6 it is considerably cheaper than 24/7's RRP of £13, but with the same effect. As it is a gel in pencil form it glides on really easily, and can be used on both the lash and water lines, and will.not.budge (I swatched it for a youtube video earlier and was literally scrubbing at it with a tissue afterwards!)

KCo Ultra Lash Mascara
Another product from one of my recent review posts (I say recent, I just chcked and it was May!), I LOVE this mascara for defining my lower lashes. As it dries to an almost "plastic" finish (bear with me), it won't flake, crumble or smudge on the lower lash line, making it perfect for here!

(Left: Ambre Rose, Right: Runway Pink)
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Ambre Rose
This lipstick was one of those ones that you stash away, only to rediscover and wonder why you'd put it away in the first place. A beautiful rich, girly pink with a hint of sparkle to it, this is the perfect summer shade to perk up your pout! I'd say it was a sparklier version of ELF's Runway Pink (see comparison pic above)

Fraulien Neutral Eyeshadow Palette
(My recent review of this can be found here)
Excellent  value for money palette which I have been using on a daily basis to achieve really easy neutral daytime looks. It only cost me £5.98 and so far I haven't been disappointed. Great cheaper version of a Mac palette, and my mum has been threatening to steal it!

What have you been loving this month?

Melanie x


  1. Very pretty lipstick and I love the palette you have - such great colors!

    <3 Sidd

  2. I'd really recommend it - I love how I have an instant mac-stylee palette! :) x x x