Thursday, 30 April 2015

April Beauty Favourites

The month of April has absolutely flown by. It was the first time in a long time that I really wasn't prepared for my monthly favourites and had to look through my make-up bag to see what had been used the most. I did pick up a few new bits and pieces this  month and have been loving them. This post is a tad MAC -centric but I have become abit MAC obsessed the past while and really have fallen back in love with the brand. If you would like a post about my top favourite MAC  products let me know!

 MAC Whirl & Velvet Teddy
Velvet Teddy finally came back in stock online in Brown Thomas- I thought I was seeing things when it popped up! I quickly snapped it up and it has been a firm favourite since. Whirl came back in stock a few days later and of course I couldn't have one without the other! Unless you have been living under a rock the past few months, you will all have heard about the Velvet Teddy hype- making it impossible to find both online and in stores. It is also hailed as Kylie Jenner's signature lip look. It is a brown nude lipstick which is very 90's. It looks amazing with a tan and a brown smokey eye which is the look I have been going for the last few weeks. The combination of this with Whirl underneath makes it extremely long-lasting.

 Soap & Glory Solar Powder
After reading all the rave reviews on this bronzer I decided to pick it up while the 3 for 2 was going on in Boots. It is a duo bronzer with a light and a dark shade included. When you first get it there is a shimmer over-spray, but thankfully it doesn't go the whole way through the powder. It is a completely matte bronzer which is so hard to get in the "drugstore"and makes it perfect for a light contour if you prefer a more warm look.  It is really nicely pigmented and can be built up really easily without looking cakey or muddy. I'm not sure if I like it quite as much as NARS Laguna, but it will definitely tide me over until I get another one of those. 

 MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash Mascara*
Longest name for a mascara ever and the third MAC product in my favourites this month. I recently got sent six different MAC mascaras to trial and this was one that instantly caught my eye. It is absolutely perfect for my lower lashes. The brush is so small and thin that it coats the bottom lashes in product without clumping them together or smudging under my eyes. It gives lovely length and lasts all day. I prefer this to the infamous Clinique Bottom Lash mascara even though it's not as small and delicate - it is still really easy to use! 

L'oreal Infallible 24hr Foundation
I've already raved about the matte version of this foundation and I loved it so much that I decided to give the original version a go. This foundation naturally is alot more dewy than it's sister, while still having really nice coverage and lasting power. It really reminds me of my beloved NARS Sheer Glow but at a much more attractive price-tag. I have worn this at work and it has lasted really well throughout the day with very minimal touch up's. I am so impressed with this and have been wearing it the majority of the month! I do need to pick a lighter shade as this one only suits me when I have tan on. 

Lush Grease Lightening
This is without a doubt my favourite product this month. It really is a wonder product and I don't know what I did without it! It is a spot treatment that you apply directly to the breakout. It has anti-inflammatory, astringent and antibacterial ingredients in it, which you would imagine to be extremely harsh on the skin but it really minimizes the breakout overnight and takes away any redness. I had a massive breakout during the month on my chin- it was so big it practically took up my entire chin (ouchy!) I bought this in the hopes that it would help and popped it on that night. It completely dried out the spot and took the soreness out of it. After the second night the spot had completely gone down and I was only left with a small bit of redness.  I would 100% recommend this if you are prone to breakouts and need something to work fairly quick!

So those are the products that I have been loving this past month. I probably have forgotten some really good products, but I normally post my recent loves on my Instagram (@danielle_imperfectblog) so give me a follow if you haven't already to keep up with my never ending purchases and favourites!


  1. Love the post, nice to know that there is a cheaper alternative to Nars sheer glow! x

  2. I might give the L'Oreal foundation a go, I love their True Match but never actually noticed this one before xx

    Amanda -

  3. I love the S&G Solar Powder. I didn't like the Infallible Matte one but i might give the original one a try x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  4. still cannot believe that I don't own velvet teddy, it is so gorgeous! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

  5. I missed Whirl! I did get Soar though so I was happy with that :) Velvet Teddy is gorgeous but so drying! I'd definitely be interested in your MAC favourites, have become a bit addicted to the brand this year too! I found that L'Oreal foundation okay in Porcelain, Vanilla was ridiculously orange on me but I'm very pale x

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