13 June 2012

❥ May Favourites 2012

I'm so excited to be doing my first ever favourites blog post! I'll definitely try and do my monthly favourites from now on but we'll just start off with my favourites for May! I know it's very late and it's halfway through June already but I've been soo so busy with exams and all that :( I just finished my last exam today which means more time to blog : ) So these products are basically my current faves and what I've been using essentially everyday.

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, Fairydrops Mascara, NYX Blush in 'Pinky', K-Palette 24 Hour Eyeliner, Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, BRTC Gold Caviar BB Cream, MAC Lipstick in 'Angel' and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Istanbul'

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
I was tossing up between putting the Naked 2 or the original Naked palette in my May favourites but decided to choose the Naked 2 since I felt I've been using this one more often lately. It's a perfect neutral eyeshadow palette with an array of shimmery, glittery and matte shadows. I swatched some of my favourite shadows from the palette above. The eyeshadows are nicely pigmented and smooth. I've especially been lovin' using 'Busted' and 'Blackout' to smudge my eyeliner, giving a really nice subtle smokey eye.

Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
My current favourite face powder! This is probably my 3rd purchase of the powder and obviously you can see that I've already hit pan. It's a great sheer setting powder providing you with a nice matte finish on your face. I must add that it won't provide you with a matte finish all day although I don't tend to need to blot often throughout the day just because I don't get super oily. It just provides me with the perfect finish on my combination skin.

Fairydrops Mascara 
 I've been starting to really love this mascara again. It's a really black mascara providing me with added length to my lashes. I'm not too sure which type of mascara this is but I'm pretty certain it's their waterproof formula hence it's able to hold my curl throughout the day. Definitely not a volumising mascara in my opinion. I really like the curved applicator as well. Oh, and the packaging is cute : )

NYX Blush in 'Pinky'
'Pinky' is a matte pink blush and is super wearable. I believe it would be a great colour for most skin tones, especially those who have fairer skin. It provides a pretty pink flush to the cheeks and is fairly pigmented. (check out the swatch at the end of the post)

K-Palette Real Lasting 24h Eyeliner
 Super love this eyeliner! Gives you a precise and intense black line for the perfect cat eye. Now, I'm not too sure about this '24 hour, 1 day' ability of this liner as I don't wear my eyeliner for 24 hours =.= but it is definitely long lasting and barely smudges.

BRTC Gold Caviar BB Cream
 I adoreeeeeeee this BB cream. I started to use it again after my Skin 79 VIP Gold BB cream ran out and have been really loving this one again! I'm not sure why I wasn't too fond of it before...I think it was because I felt it made my skin a bit oily? Anywho..I really like this BB Cream. It gives me great coverage, SPF 50 is an added benefit, it has a creamy texture, really moisturing and doesn't feel heavy on my face at all. I swear by my BB creams! It just makes your skin so much better and feels a lot more natural than foundations.

MAC Lipstick 'Angel' and NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream 'Istanbul'
 My current two favourite lip combos! I find the NYX lip creams on its own to be too drying on my lips so the perfect solution was to pair it up with a creamy lipstick under it! The end result is not a super matte lip look but a slight matte-creamy lip which I actually really like. I love MAC's 'Angel' lipstick! Such a pretty natural pink, creamy formula and smells sooooooo good! I love love the smell of MAC's lipsticks (a vanilla smell?). Check out the swatches below!

L-R: NYX Blush in 'Pinky', MAC Lipstick in 'Angel, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in 'Istanbul'

WOW...I feel that was a super long post >.< but I hope you guys enjoyed my first favourites ramble. Let me know what are your current favourite items in your makeup collection!

xo Laura

*Disclaimer: This is a non-sponsored post. All items were purchased with my own money.*


  1. I love your favourite! I love love love the Naked 2 palette and the Maybelline Dream Matte powder! :)


  2. Can I ask where you bought your naked palette from and for what price? Trying to get one in Perth is very hard, or just insanely expensive compared to the retail price.

    Thanks in advance :)

  3. Great favorites! I've been wanting to get the Naked palette and have been debating between the original or 2. I heard that original is better for warmer skin tone so I was leaning more towards that, but you showcasing your fav colors in 2, now I'm back to square 1 =) Your blog is so cute, btw =)

    Suzie Q

    1. original palette has warmer colours whereas naked2 has more cooler shades. I have fair skin and I really like the original as well so I don't think it really matters what skin tone you have- just depends on what kind of shades you like! : ) i love both though!

  4. I am loving the different shades and pieces! xx

  5. I love the UD Naked2 palette but I still have yet to get my hands on it!!! Love your MAC ANgel :)

    Luv, The Nyt
    Metajojuana under a Starry Nyt

  6. These shades were all beautiful.

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  7. Great post! I'm a big NYX fan and love the Pinky blush :)

  8. the blush and lip cream look so pretty!

    im following you; follow me back? :)


  9. The lip colors look so pretty and perfect for summer!

  10. THANKS FOR THE COMMENTS EVERYONE ^^ really appreciate it!

  11. I found this post really useful and am already bidding on Naked 2 on eBay! Thank you!

    1. i'm so glad you found it useful!! hope you win the bid :)

  12. ha I have NYX Pinky too, and I was going to say it's perfect especially if you have DARKER skin tones. I guess it's just that universal bright pink colour that works for everyone. Perf for summer

  13. I really want to try the Naked 2 Pallete, i've heard great things about it! x