May Makeup Must Haves

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I believe May has tested me more than any month gone by this year. It’s been rough to say the least due to my partner in crime being especially ill and having to be in hospital for the last 5 days. It’s being going on a long time but recently over this month it’s been hard on him. I never realised how much him just not being home would rock me. Luckily they have let him out today, along with what I can only describe as enough pain killers to knock an elephant out. He is fast asleep already next to me as I write and I’m glad he is because he’s not in pain when he does get chance to rest.

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May Makeup Must Haves

For this reason alone it meant having to get organised and wear make up that would live through a few tears and keep me going from dusk until dawn. My may makeup has consisted of these select items more often than not in combination with a few others. These were the shiny stars that kept my face on even when I couldn’t.

Revlon Colourstay Foundation – For Dry To Normal Skin – £12.49

This has quickly become my liquid foundation of choice. It’s light and you can easily blend it out it just brightens my skin and doesn’t dry it out. Enough coverage to still show skin and applied with fingers every time. No pump but this was quickly forgiven, on a few occasions I used this as concealer by building up just where needed for extra coverage.

Mac Select Cover-Up Concealer – £15

On the days I did use concealer this became a new friend all over again. I think in colder times this becomes harder to work with. Yes we’ve had rain but on the warm days and when I’ve allowed my fingers to warm the product up this blends out. It becomes a much creamier consistently and works well. (Review)

Smashbox Always Sharp Eyeliner – £16

This is a little bit of a love hate product. It’s tricky and it takes work with a bit of trial and error but once you get there it stays there. I love that I don’t need to remember a sharpener (just don’t lose the lid!). I’ve easily tested this out on the waterproof side of things and it really does what it says on the tin. I have to remove this with an oil based cleanser otherwise it would still be there now.

 Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume – £10.99

Mascaras really are hit and miss for me but this one just seems to speed the process up. It doesn’t clump and the wand separates my lashes leaving the blackest black coat. It does fleck of a little under the eyes but only a bit not enough to bother me after a long day. It has that perfect in between wet and dry feel to it from day one.

Nyc Applicious Glossy Balm – £2.49

I bought this I tried it once and forgot about it as it was just another lip balm. Come to my may make up and I’m all over it. I must have missed how much of a difference in colour this adds to your lips. I have red apple and this is like lipstick for people who hate lipstick. It won’t last indefinitely but then again you won’t need a mirror to re apply it either. Lovely and hydrating it’s made me want to try out the Nyc brand again.