I was a very lucky girl this Christmas and got some gorgeous beauty bits from my family that were on my wishlist. I got the Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charms gift set, Benefit's Cheeky Sweet Spot Blush Box and Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette. I've been using all three sets almost every day since Christmas and absolutely love them.
I also used the new No7 Instant Radiance Under Eye Concealer which is part of No7's Match Made service. I love this for brightening under my eyes, it's so light and easy to blend. Unfortunately I have major dark circles so I usually have to use a corrector first like the Bobby Brown one and then a concealer on top.
I had never tried a Benefit blush before I got this blush box, for shame! Which was the main reason I wanted it this Christmas. It comes with quite substantial sizes of five Benefit blushes and Hoola bronzer as well as a mini Watts Up highlighter. For this look I used Dandelion which is a gorgeous pale pink similar to MAC Well Dressed, I've been getting so much use out of this set, I can't believe I had never tried a Benefit Blush until now. I used this Kiko blush I got in France as a highlighter, it's quite sparkly, but used with a light hand, it looks very pretty on.
No7 Stay Perfect Superlight Foundation in Calico
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette
NARS Contour Blush in Olympia
No7 Beautiful Eyebrow Pencil in Brown
No7 Lash and Brow Perfector
Bourjois Volume Clubbing Absolute Black
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory
L'Oréal Super Liner Ultra Precision
No7 Instant Radiance Concealer in 10
No7 Heated Eyelash Curler
Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder
Kiko Rock Attraction Brightening Blush in 01 Pearly Rock
Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Blush Set
To finish the look I applied one of the mini Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks in Penelope Pink. This is a beautiful lipstick, all three shades in the set are gorgeous. The other two are Bitch Perfect and So Marilyn. It was great to be able to try out three shades without paying €30 for each of them. Although I love them all so much I would definitely buy the full sizes. Penelope Pink is a pink toned nude that looks and feels beautiful on, it also lasts incredibly well. I can't rate these lipsticks highly enough, definitely worth the hype. If you're looking for a similar colour at a lower price point, this shade is quite similar to Revlon Pink in the Afternoon.
A little bit of Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder on my t-zone and I was good to go.
What do you think of the look? What products have you been loving so far this year?
I got some exciting news at the beginning of January that No7 were going to be using a new photo from the campaign to advertise the Match Made Concealer Service. It's currently being featuring instore and in magazines and supplements across Ireland and the UK such as Grazia and U Magazine. It's an honour to be featured again and to continue working with a brand I love so much.
PS. This post is not sponsored by No7, I've just been using and loving loads of their stuff recently!