It’s been a while since I posted anything on my blog, I’ve been really busy and life has just got in the way. For today’s post I thought I would talk about what I got for my 21st birthday, specifically the new make up my parents gifted me!
Some of these products are just minis that were free alongside the bigger products but I’m so happy with everything I received.
Foundation is something I’ve always struggled wearing, I just find it too heavy. I’ve tried multiple brands and still at the end of a night out I want to claw it off. That is until I tried the Estée Lauder double wear light. Everyone knows that double wear is fantastic but to have a light option has been amazing. This provides me with a really good amount of coverage and has SPF 10. This is light enough that I will happily wear it all day and night. I absolutely love this and don’t think I’ll ever purchase another foundation.
Alongside the foundation was a moisturiser and a primer, I haven’t really used either properly but the moisturiser smells so good!
The rest of the make up I received are all Clinique products.
I’ll start off with the 3 skin care products. The first one is the Dramatically different moisturising lotion. I use this as a primer and it works so well. It does have a slightly strange smell but I associate that with my childhood as it’s something my Mum has worn daily.
There was also a Clinique facial soap and a take off the day make up remover. Both of which I have really enjoyed using. The combination of these products have really helped to keep my skin clear!
The other main present was the stay matte sheer pressed powder, this is a new favourite, it’s light, isn’t ‘cakey’ and has no flashback in photos.
Continuing with base products, there were two products that I was a bit unsure of. This was the chubby sticks, a cream blusher and a cream highlighter. I have never used cream products however, I absolutely love the highlighter. It leaves such a subtle glow and you can easily build it up.
Moving on to lip products, I received a lip stick and a lip gloss. My Dad picked out the shade of the lip gloss and he really surprised me. This is in the shade tender heart and is a really lovely pink nude colour. I haven’t worn a gloss product in years and have heavily stuck to a matte lip but this has been a nice change.
The lipstick isn’t a shade I would wear everyday but does work for some occasions. I tend to stick with purples and reds and this Clinique lipstick is in a bright pink shade called Punch Pop.
The last two products in the make up bag were a liquid eyeliner pen and a mascara. For the eyeliner I do have to use primer to keep it in place but I find that with most liquid pens. I really love the mascara, it lengthens my lashes but keeps them evenly spread instead of clumping them together. The only issue I have with this is it will not come off with anything other than the Clinique take the day off make up remover.
I have been absolutely loving my new make up and I think I finally have a make up bag full of products that work really well for my skin. Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments!