I turned 18 in September and my lovely friends (and boyfriend!) got me a few make up bits as a prezzie! I am in love with all of the items I received so I thought I would share them with you all. I've also had a good month to trial most of these products so I'm pretty certain on my opinion on them.
First up is Mary Loumanizer from TheBalm and oh my gosh NikkieTutorials was so right about this highlighter being all kinds of beautiful. I was a tiny bit sceptical about the warm undertone it has due to the golden shimmer running through it but it actually really compliments my skin tone and looks great over bronzer too! It also works great as an eye shadow - for a really quick and simple eye look I have been blending this on my lid and the inner corner to really brighten up my eyes and make me look more awake. My friends also got me the Bobbi Brown Bronzer which is equally as beautiful as Mary Lou. Its just the right shade - not too orange but not too muddy! Its also very pigmented meaning you only need a light hand to become a bronzed goddess. A new concealer has been on my wishlist for a long time and the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer really is amazing. The shade, coverage and finish are all perfect. Its a pretty full coverage concealer and it doesn't seem to crease too much on me either! I especially love the applicator on this concealer as its a really interesting take on the doe foot applicator on most other concealers. I have also been using the Benefit Porefessional Primer under my foundation to even out the texture of my skin. It certainly makes my pores look smaller but I'm not convinced it makes my make up last longer. Last but not least is one of the most IG famous brow products, Dip Brow Pomade from Anastasia Beverly Hills. This is a lovely product as its pigmented but not too dark as although I love my Illamasqua Thunder Brow Cake its just a little too dark for everyday. The Dip Brow is quite easy to use once you get the hang of it but my main tip would be to take off the excess on the back of your hand!
I hope you're all having a lovely day.. and if you're not remember its Friday tomorrow!