Tuesday, 1 July 2014

• June lusting // July wish list •

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I've had one of the best months of my life; it's been one of the least stressful months and everything seems to be falling into place. I've had loads more time in the mornings to get ready and have had more 'good make up days' than not! This month's products are ones that I'm interested in trying because I haven't owned anything like them and I have the time (and energy) to experiment with them. If you missed last month's lustings, you can check it out here.

1. Benefit They're Real! Push Up Liner
Currently £18.50 from lookfantastic.com, click here to be directed to the site.
I want to try this more because of the novelty factor than anything else. It's had mixed reviews so I'm not sure what to expect from it, but I feel like I'm good enough at winged liner now to give this a go (I'm sure I've jinxed it now and will probably resemble a panda tomorrow morning, knowing liner-karma). I'm a sucker for anything Benefit and I think that their lashes and brow products are the stars of the show, and the hype around this has really made me want to try it. £18.50 is a bit steep but since I've very nearly ran out of my L'oreal Super Liner (which is flipping amazing, by the way) I believe this is more of a necessity than anything else...or so I shall tell myself.

2. L'oreal L'Extroadinaire Liquid Lipstick in 101 'Rose Melody'
Currently £8.99 from Boots, click here to be directed to the site.
For some reason unknown to me, I'm gravitating more towards gloss these days. I never used to be a gloss person, much preferring either satin or matte finishes, but since digging out my Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector recently, I'm rekindling my love for the plump and pretty effect that gloss gives. I purchased the L'oreal L'Extroadinaire Liquid Lipstick (deep breath) in 201 'Rose Symphony' last week and was ridiculously impressed; it's a pigmented, bright, beautiful pink shade which isn't sticky and lightly stains the lips when the gloss has rubbed off. I quickly knew I needed more shades from the range!

3. Calvin Klein One Water Fresh Face Makeup SPF 15 in 500 'Tan'
Currently £23 from Debenhams, click here to be directed to the site.
This lusting is completely enabled by the beautiful Youtuber Ruby Golani. She uses the cream compact foundation for her contour and it looks so natural and light on her skin. I really love the idea of a cream contour as at the moment I'm using Benefit's Hoola, which is great, but in summer I like to use as many cream products as possible so my skin looks fresh and dewy. I've never owned anything from Calvin Klein before but since Ruby makes the foundation looks so stunning, I really want to give it a go. 

4. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar
Currently £11.50 each from Selfridges, click here to be directed to the site.
I've literally wanted these for so long but was always sort of afraid of how pigmented they are. Since braving bolds and brights over the past year or so, these definitely aren't as out of my comfort zone as they previously were. I love the idea of being able to mix liquid lipsticks to create a custom lip colour and I think I'd buy a few of the brights and one nude/white (if there is one) to mix and tone down bolder colours. I must pick some of these up as I already know how I'd rock them - with a fresh, flawless base, bold brows and lots of lashes.

5. Topshop Floppy Wool Fedora Hat
Currently £35 from Topshop, click here to be directed to the site.
I've never been a hat person but I tried this beauty on when I was last in Topshop. It sits perfectly and flops down to just under my eyebrows. I think it looks so vintage and reminds me of the shot in Titanic when Rose looks up at the boat from under her floppy hat (I hope you know which shot I mean, otherwise that's a complete waste of a sentence there!) Since I'm going on holiday at the end of August I thought I should probably protect my face and neck from the sun as I usually just tend to wear SPF and sunglasses, but recently I've realised that hats are a necessity too. And it's not really like I need any excuses - look how pretty it is!

6. L'oreal Paris Lumi Magique Primer
Currently £9.99 from Boots, click here to be directed to the site.
Another L'oreal product, and another product enabled by a beauty Youtuber - this time Shannon from Shaaanxo. I always overlooked the L'oreal counter in Boots but since picking up the True Match foundation, I've come to recognise the brand as high-end quality disguised in drugstore prices. The Lumi Magique Primer just looks amazing on Shannon and she uses it in most of her tutorials; it gives her a really dewy base and is quite visible even under the heaviest coverage foundation. Since I have combination skin, my cheeks are normally dry so it's hard to highlight them using powder products, therefore liquid and cream products are the way to go for me. If the product can keep my make up looking fresh all day, then that's a bonus.

I can't wait to go shopping now! Pay day is right around the corner...
Have you tried any of these products?
Could you recommend anything else to me?
Daniela xo
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  1. I also really want to get my hands on the Benefit Push Up liner, as I'm really much of a liner girl and want to get into using them :)

    Mia xx

    1. I'm just so curious as to how it works...I need to get my hands on it! Daniela xo

  2. I really want to try the Benefit liner too! So much hype about it in the blogger world! The lip tars are so good! Lovely blog by the way, I'm a new follower. :)

    The Sunday Chapter
    Angela xo

    1. There is so much hype around it...that's why I want to try it out so badly, I'm so curious when it comes to make up!
      Aw thank you lovely :) so glad you enjoy reading my blog! I'm already a follower of yours and have been reading your blog for ages!
      Daniela xo

  3. I cant do eyeliner to save my life yet I still want the Benefit Push Up Liner lol x


    1. I think everyone (and their mothers!) wants to try it haha, even if eyeliner isn't their forte. It's just such an interesting concept I think! Daniela xo

  4. I've also heard mixed reviews of the benefit eyeliner but I really want to try it!

  5. I had only owned one OCC lip tar before but recently picked up one of the new lip tar mini sets at Sephora. I don't know if you want to order online but with the new minis you get 3 smaller liptars for basically the price of one. Did a review of them on my blog. Kinda digging them. :-)

    1. That's so good! Because I don't think I'd ever get through a whole tube of the lip tar so mini ones would be perfect, then I could experiment with different colours. Thanks for the heads up, will definitely be looking into this! Daniela xo

  6. how alike are we...i want this hat too and tried it in the pinky colour xxx

    1. Very alike! (Twins!) Ooh I do love this hat! Need it in my life! Daniela xo

  7. p s i also have rose melody..ill bring it tomo :) twin xx