April Favourites

April Beauty FavouritesI probably say this every month when it comes to monthly favourites… but where has the time gone! It’s crazy to think we are in May already *gasp*! Anyway on to some of the beauty bits I have been loving this month, if you read my blog regularly then you may find some of these a little predictable haha!

Benefit Majorette Blush – No surprise here really! After lusting over this blush for quite a while I finally picked it up and fell in love. Its a beautiful coral cream-to-power finish blush that just adds such a nice boost of colour to the cheeks, perfect for spring! You can see my full review on this beauty here.

Real Techniques Bold Metals Flat Contour Brush 301 – Quite the long name there! I picked this rose gold beauty up after Real Techniques launched their incredibly anticipated higher-end brush line. Compared to other RT brushes, this one was a little on the pricey side at £22 but its pretty damn beautiful. It’s the perfect contour brush, the brush is quite dense and really picks up product well and also distributes it well on the face. It’s hard to think how I ever contoured without this one!

Chanel Rouge Coco Cecile Lipstick – There was no escaping this one when it came to this month’s favourites. There is nothing more exciting than picking up a new lipstick (that sounds so tragic but ever so true!) especially a Chanel one. They are a must have in any beauty lover’s makeup bag! The newly reformulated range offer great pigmentation whilst also having a good level of hydration on the lips. The shade ‘Cecile’ is such a pretty neutral rosy pink that I have been loving paired with MAC Soar lip liner – dream duo right there! Check out my full review here.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette – Do I even need to explain why this is a favourite. The UD Naked palettes are widely coveted and with good reason. I am pretty sure I mentioned this exact palette in a previous favourites post which pretty much sums up my love for it. I am sure you are all aware of the fantastic quality of the shadows so I will refrain from discussing that side of things. The colour range is just perfect. Its such a versatile palette, berry, pomegranate shades for Autumn and light rosy pastel pinks for Spring. I am having a bit of an obsession over light pinks and lilacs when it comes to eye-shadows and this palette has it covered. To stop myself writing a full essay on this one, you can simply check out my full review here.

Nivea Lip Butter Raspberry Rose – A lip balm/butter, not the most interesting product but hella good. The scent of this is incredibly dreamy, a raspberry scent which feels rather nostalgic some how, I am thinking some sort of candy but no idea? It is incredibly creamy and I like layering this on overnight for a full boost of hydration on the lips to keep them soft and moisturised. The great news here too is that its as cheap as chips and comes in other scents too including an ever popular blueberry, mmm!

Chanel Tenderly Nail Polish – Another post, another Chanel Tenderly mention. When will it stop, never! I finally buckled up the courage for a Chanel splurge on this beauty and so far no regrets (thank god!). This shade is just so my colour, a beautiful plum taupe-y colour that is just so versatile and looks ever so sophisticated. You can take a further look into my thoughts on this one here.

What have you been loving this month? 





Chanel Rouge Coco Cecile

Chanel Rouge Coco Cecile Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Coco Cecile Lipstick SwatchAfter that nail polish purchase, it looks like I made another trip to the Chanel counter. I am getting pretty good at that now. If there is one item every beauty lover needs in their makeup collection it is a trusty Chanel lipstick. The luxurious black and gold packaging with the Chanel logo on the lid is ever so exciting to pull out of your handbag for reapplication. They really are so dreamy just to look at.

However at £26 a pop, they are pretty darn expensive! For a brand like Chanel however you could only expect a cost like that. Luckily for me though after building up my Boots Advantage Points over the last while I reached enough to pick up this beauty on points rather than pounds, score!

The timing couldn’t have been any more perfect too as Chanel just recently reinvented their lipstick range with a new formula and range of shades. The range is also very personal to Coco Chanel with each shade named after someone special in her life. After dabbling between a few, I finally picked Cecile, a soft rosy pink shade. As one of the pinks, these shades are to represent her best friends.

The formula is incredibly hydrating but also offers a good level of pigmentation. It is very creamy and smooth on application and they are pretty good in terms of long lasting especially for a moisturising and light lipstick. I now have my eyes on another few shades from the range, lets just say it won’t be long before I am at that counter again…

Have you tried the Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks?