As a self confessed beauty addict, I’ve tried many brands over the years. I love some, I dislike some and there’s a select few that I’m just itching to try more from. These brands are all on the higher end price point which is to be expected as it’s not often I can splurge because I’m skint most of the time (yey). And even though I’ve vowed to spend less on beauty products this year so I can save for trips and what not, it’s almost guaranteed I’m gonna spoil myself with products from at least one of these..
I’d probably class NARS as one of my favourite brands but the truth is I haven’t actually tried that much from them. In fact, only three products: the Radiant Concealer, Orgasm blush (a big fave) and an Eyeshadow Duo in Eurydice so I really do need to try more from them. A big plus is that TKMaxx are now stocking a whole load of NARS products so it’s much easier to get your hands on them if you’re a bit skint like myself but I can only hope that they get less garish shades in, some of the products are a bit of an eyesore.
On my list to try: Sheer Glow Foundation, Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, Copacabana Illuminator, Dual Intensity Eyeshadows.
Hourglass have literally got to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing beauty brands out there. The gold packaging and the dreamy Ambient Lighting blushes just make me swoon. I finally splurged on Luminous Flush last year and it was probably the best purchase I made in 2016, beauty wise. I can’t stop wearing this, it just gives the most beautiful flush of colour and yep, makes my skin look luminous! I need more.
On my list to try: Ambient Lighting Edit in Surreal Light, Ambient Lighting Powders, Modernist Eyeshadow Palette, Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick
Another brand I finally splurged on last year was Becca, where I purchased the beautiful Champagne Pop highlighter. Before Champagne Pop came on the radar, I actually wasn’t that aware of Becca and well now it’s safe to say I’m a little obsessed and I want pretty much everything they have to offer.
On my list to try: Backlight Priming Filter, Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector, Champagne Splits, Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Prismatic Amethyst
One of my favourite brands but again like NARS, I actually haven’t tried a huge amount of their products. My favourite is probably the Naked 3 palette which I get so much use out of and the shades suit me to a tee. One product I’m quite disappointed with though is the Naked Skin Concealer which is funny as everyone raves about it, I do love how creamy it is but the coverage is a bit meh.
On my list to try: Vice Liquid Lipsticks, Naked Colour Correcting Fluid, Naked Ultimate Basics Palette, All Nighter Setting Spray
I may own a fair few MAC lipsticks but I haven’t tried anything else from them apart from one blush (Peachy Keen). I’m not really sure why I haven’t given anything else a try, I think I always opt for another brand when purchasing makeup products. However, I do have a really long list of things I’d like to give a whirl!
On my list to try: Mineralize Skinfinish (Soft & Gentle), Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, Pro Longwear Paint Pots, Prep & Prime Fix + and so much more!
Stila is another brand I made my first purchase from in 2016 when I bought the gorgeous Convertible Color in Lillium which is quickly becoming one of my favourite blushes! I’m also addicted to the Stay All Day Liquid lipsticks which are amazing. You can read a full review on them here. Stila have recently bought out a load of new products I really want to try, they look so beautiful!
On my list to try: Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadows, Heaven’s Hue Highlighter, One Step Illuminate, Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette.
Which brands do you want to try more from?