31 August 2014

Favourites | August 2014

August Favourites ft Bobbi Brown, MAC, Essie, Real Techniques, Topshop, Seventeen - Aspiring Londoner

Yep, we have in fact come to the end of the eighth month of the year.  I’m honestly just stunned at how fast these months are passing me by.  It’s crazy, but here’s the silver lining – the favourites post!   
August Favourites ft Bobbi Brown, MAC, Essie, Real Techniques, Topshop, Seventeen - Aspiring Londoner

Last month by some miracle, I ended up finishing two of my foundations.  So I finally took the plunge and gave in to the lure of a Bobbi Brown foundation.  The foundation is great for my oily/combination skin.  It mattifies without looking powdery and gives the most natural finish.  It blends really well and basically looks like my skin.  I won’t give too much away as I’ll post a full review soon.  But know this, I’ve fallen head over heels! 

Y’all know I love me some RT brushes.  About 70% of my brushes are RT, does that tell you anything?!  What attracted me to this brush was the portable function.  As an oily skinned gal, I’m always armed with pressed powder and a brush to apply.  What’s better than a retractable hygienic brush for the purpose?  The quality of this brush is excellent as usual, soft and dense, perfect for powdering.  You could apply blush and bronzer with it too – so perfect for travelling.  Multipurpose products are always welcome in my collection.

Pressed powders are a oily skinned gals best friend, especially in the warmer months.  This has not left my side all summer.  I’ve hit pan on this big style, so might be time to purchase.  This is undoubtedly the best powder I’ve used.  It’s completely undetectable in the skin, no cakey/powderiness and keeps my skin from looking like a complete oil slick!  Good old MAC to the rescue!  Love it!

August Favourites ft Bobbi Brown, MAC, Essie, Real Techniques, Topshop, Seventeen - Aspiring Londoner

I’ve reviewed this mascara in full here.  I’ve especially enjoyed using it this month as it’s a no fuss mascara.  It gives a really natural finish, so you don’t look like you’ve heaped on makeup.  This gives length and definition without looking too overdone.  Excellent for everyday and if you’re going for a subtle, minimal look, which I have been doing for the past month!

I’ve raved about this before (review here) and I’m about to do it again.  Without a doubt one of the best kohl pencils on the high street!  The creamy texture, the intense pigmentation and the longevity is amazing.  You definitely get more than you pay for with this one.  I’ve been using this as liner instead of liquid/felt liners.  Once it sets, it doesn’t budget.  So brilliant for girls that want to keep it simple and quick. Me!

This was part of the Winter Collection couple of years ago.  It’s a really bright orangey red and looks great with a tan.  Granted I don’t tan, but I love this on my toes to brighten up my feet.  This has been on my fingers and toes a lot this month!  I love Essie polishes for their smooth application, amazing range of colours and streak free application. 

What have been you favourites this month?  Have you tried any of the products above?  Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!


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