October Favourites

October Beauty and Makeup Favourites 2014

I feel like with it being the 8th November I'm probably a bit late for doing favourites, but I've had a few products that I've been loving in October so I wanted to get the post up anyway.

Starting with a couple of oldies, I'm back to loving my Revlon Colorstay Foundation in the shade Ivory. I've been using this for just over a year now and started using the Oily/Combination skin formula which I initially loved but I started to notice it separating after a few hours on my skin. I started using Rimmel's Match Perfection for a while, but have recently gone back to this but in the Normal/Dry skin formula and it really is the best. It has medium to buildable coverage, last all day on the skin and although it dries matte it's got a nice glow to it. I love it!

Another oldie is the Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner, this is my second one of these and I've recently rediscovered it and rekindled my love for it. It lasts all day without smudging and makes winged eyeliner so quick and easy to do. The best part is that it is only £2.99 and is always in some deal at Boots.

It was inevitable that the Benefit Box O' Blushes Set would end up in my favourites. I did a post on it last month when I first bought it and haven't used any other blushes since! They're creamy, blend easily and last for hours on the skin, the only problem is that I can't carry this around for when I do need to top up because of how big it is. My personal favourite has been Dandelion, it has always been a blush I was drawn to but I was never willing to pay £23.50, so I'm so happy to have it now.

Another product I've done a post on is the No7 Eyeshadow Duo in Iridescent Purple, which is just the most perfect eyeshadow duo for Autumn and Winter. I've already raved about it in that post, but the formula is the best for any budget brand, so I've been loving wearing this with the felt liner.

Finally are two skincare items - lip balm counts as skincare right? The first is the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Nourishing Lip Balm which I got in a set with the Original Eight Hour Skin Protectant from LookFantastic. I have been loving both but find this one is just easier to apply and easier to travel with, it isn't too heavy on the lips so other lips products apply nicely on top. I think in the coming colder months I'll probably reach for the original balm because it's a bit more nourishing.

Lastly is a product that people have been raving about for months. It's The Body Shop's Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil which I have been using the remove my make up in the evenings. I've never been drawn to The Body Shop, instead I've always preferred Lush or Soap and Glory for body products. But I'll be heading back soon to check out more of their skincare because this is an amazing product! It melts away all of my make up and wipes away on a cloth in one swipe, sometimes if I'm tired I'll just use this and my skin still feels clean and fresh. If you've after a new cleanser I really recommend you give this a try.

Have you tried any of these, and what have you been loving this month?



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  1. I love the collection felt tip liner it's the best one I've tried yet! And I'm definitely getting that benefit cheek set on my wishlist xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

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    1. It's so good especially for the price, I've tried more expensive ones and they just flake off and don't apply properly! x

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  2. The 8 hour cream is amazing! I use it for many things, iv recently been using the revlon foundation and im not 100% sure if i like it x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. Same, it sorted out the dry skin around my nose a few weeks ago so quickly. Oooh it can take a bit of getting used to, you have to get the right amount as well because having no pump is so annoying! x

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  3. I keep looking at that Revlon foundation and always put it down - it's quite pricey! I'm currently using the Rimmel Match Perfection but I feel like I need a thicker foundation now it's getting a bit colder (is that a thing?). I also need to pick up another liquid eyeliner. I have tried a few much pricer ones than the Collection 2000 one and they've smudged so badly!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. I always used to do this but just decided to pick it up on a 3 for 2 once so it kinda worked out a bit cheaper and I don't regret it, I'd recommend the normal/dry skin version even if you don't have dry skin! I really recommend this eyeliner, I've tried an Eyeko one and Benefit They're Real liner recently and they both just flaked off!

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  4. I recently bought the Benefit blush set and I love it - it's so so good but I agree it is bit awkward if you're wanting to touch up your makeup or anything! Really need to get my hands on the body shop cleansing oil! xx

    Kay | What Kay Does

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    1. It's so good, it's the best product I've found for removing makeup! x

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  5. Ahh, I've been wanting to pick up the benefit blush palette!

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    1. I say do it haha, I haven't stopped using it for over a month now!

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  6. I have that Benefit blush palette coming my way for Christmas - can't wait to play with it! Just found your lovely blog and started following on bloglovin' :)

    Gem x | flutter and sparkle

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    1. You won't be disappointed, and thank you!! x

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  7. The blush palette is amazing isn't it? I absolutely love mine xx

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  8. Eeeeeeee I really wanted to get the blush palette but didn't (for some strange reason) but it really looks gorgeous. I've heard so many great things about it! Also, I really need to try that cleansing oil from The Body Shop. It sounds so amazing!

    Ivory Avenue

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    1. Maybe you could ask for it for Xmas? ;) and it is amazing, takes makeup off so quickly, even They're Real mascara! x

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