The Cream Blush Edit

I love cream blushes, especially the stick variety if you couldn't tell. I think they get this bad rep that they're difficult to use or that they don't last but in recent years formulas have changed. Now they're effortless flushes of colour that bring life back to your face. In short, I'm obsessed.

The MAC Cremeblend Blush in Lady Blush was one of my first introductions to cream blush (and blushes in general) and is a classic. This one is more like traditional cream blushes with a thicker, almost gooey consistency and doesn't set down once applied to the cheeks. It's gorgeous if you like a dewy skin, and the warm neutral pink colour is great for every day. The Bobbi Brown Sheer Colour Cheek Tints are really hard to find, but if you happen across them please pick them up. And buy me some. Specifically the colour Cool Lilac which is the most beautiful pale, cool, lilacy-pink there ever was. The formula of these is kind of unusual because they're like a tinted lip balm, meaning they go on transparent and blend out into a beautifully-sheer flush. I looooooove them. 

I've sung the praises of the Bite Beauty Multisticks multiple (lol) times on the blog, but they're just so good! These little miracles are multi-use eye, lip, and cheek products and are made with natural and food-grade ingredients! They have this strange demi-matte satin formula which means they do not budge. They're alright on the lips and eyes, but not my fave. On the cheeks though, my goodness. The colour is super concentrated if you apply straight from the bullet, but blended with your fingers they look so beautiful. I specifically love the shades Gelato, Cocoa, and Brioche but there's a huge range!

 Not gonna lie, when my manager gave me a Clinique Chubby Stick I was like boooooring. My idiot self didn't know what she was missing. Who knew these were this good?! The formula is super creamy, but goes on like velvet meaning they last alll day. I've got lots and lots of these on my wishlist next. This shade is Plumped Up Peony which is perfect for every day. On the slightly more high end side are the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks, the Chubby Stick's sheerer slightly tackier (as in texture hehe, look at that packaging girl) older sister. These aren't particularly loved in the beauty community, but I think they're really underrated. I've only tried Moon Beach but it gives such a glow to the skin, and I imagine it'll look extra amazing in the summer time. They are expensive, but I got mine in one of the look sets so it was an amazing deal!

I'm sure you all know how much I adore the Glossier Cloud Paints, and I have a post here so I won't go on about them for too long. If you're afraid of cream blush, you must try these. They're the most user friendly blush on the face of the planet. The gel-cream formula glides easily over the skin and blends like a dream. Don't forget to shop through my link for 20% off your first order! And you can use the code 2BLUSH to get two for $30 ;)

What's your favourite blush formula?

What I Wore: Week 01

In an effort to use up the ridiculous amount of products I own, I've decided to do semi-weekly product roundups. Then, so that I won't bore you all to tears I will be required to use different products! Genius, eh? As long as it lasts, anyway. On to this week's products! Not gonna lie, I actually struggled to use a bunch of products for an entire week. Mostly because I generally change up the foundation I wear on a daily basis, but I have prevailed! Except for on the eyeshadow-section. There I epically failed.

Anyway, I decided I needed to try to use my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick more often as it's definitely getting close to the end of its life and I have tons and tons left. I do like this, but I have the older formulation which is much thicker and much less creamy. I've sort of been using this as a giant concealer and drawing it over the areas that need it then just blending with my fingers. For a little extra coverage I'm also using the Bobbi Creamy Concealer in Ivory. I literally have 5 of these in different colours which is totally unnecessary so I'll be trying to use these up (read: I'll probably give them to my friends)! Honestly I just have a ton of base products, so I thought that this baby Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light would be a good place to start in the powder category. Because it isn't a flat matte it pairs well with the foundation stick. And because it's a baby it will be a bit easier to use up (although I may repurchase this oops).

I know I should be using some of my exorbitant MAC Blush collection, but I cannot put the Glossier Cloud Paints away. Dusk specifically has become my every day shade, it's such a nice natural colour that really warms up my complexion. I attempted to use the Tartelette palette on my eyes but I think I may have put a transition shade through my crease once or twice. Oops. I did forget about the gorgeous Bobbi Brown Shadow Stick in Truffle. This colour is such a beautiful champagne and doubles up as eyeshadow and highlight, win! I threw a bunch of mascaras away recently so I don't really have too many to rotate, but this week I stuck to the Clinique High Impact Mascara. Top lashes only to look more awake (hi Rachel and Jewlie). This is one of my classic mascara faves as it's both volumizing and lengthening without being clumpy.

For those of you who have a ridiculous amount of makeup, how do you make sure you actually use your makeup?

A Full Face of Glossier

Hiiii babes! Sorry no post yesterday! Have been working on a new video for you though, which you can watch below. The thumbnail image is linked! It's a full face using only Glossier products (plus mascara oops). Don't forget to shop (or click the G at the top of my blog) for 20% off your first purchase! And if you're a returning customer shop my link and use code FATMASCARA through the 23rd for $5 off!

All my love x

Best of Bobbi Brown

I'm obsessed with a lot of brands, but I think if I had to pick one it would be Bobbi Brown. It's consistently an incredible line focused on making you feel good about yourself. It also helps that I've never disliked something from them (to date). I do love many many many more products than are featured here, but out of the things I currently own these are my favourites.

Bobbi does bases well. If you don't know this, you should. Her foundations are all incredible, as are her products for under makeup. I love a lot of the skincare products, but my holy grail is the Vitamin Enriched Face Base and I am so so glad to have this back in my life. We got the travel sized version in at work so you better believe I'm stocking up while it's cheap. This is an oil-free moisturizer and primer in one and leaves your skin feeling incredible (and smells incredible). It's quite rich, but blends into the skin easily and feels light. I honestly didn't think this would help my makeup last but by some magic it does. My foundation goes on smoothly and doesn't break up at the end of my long day (as it usually does). I have normal skin, but my t-zone gets quite oily so I think it's great for all skin types. Speaking of foundation, by go-to from Bobbi is the Skin Foundation as I'm sure you all know. It's the perfect everyday base, it provides a natural coverage that evens tone but lets your skin shine through. The sort-of-dewy-satiny finish lasts really well throughout day without looking flat.

Bobbi is well known for their Creamy Concealers and Correctors, and for good reason. They are incredibly creamy (duh) but also incredibly full coverage, making them great for concealing dry blemishes (ew). I get a super long wear-time on these alone, but I do tend to set with powder just to make sure it doesn't budge. The Bronzing Powders are fairly underrated as far as reviews from bloggers go, they don't seem to be talked about at all! I generally use either Golden Light or Stonestreet, but they have a great range of colours. It's a super fine, blendable powder that is matte but somehow manages to look dimensional on the face. The formula of the Blushes is similar in that they're super blendable on the cheeks, and the colour range is immense, you're pretty much guaranteed to find a shade you like. If you're more into cream blushes, you need to try and find the Sheer Colour Cheek Tint. The formula is beautiful, but quite similar to the Pot Rouges if you don't have a Cosmetics Company Store near you.

I'm sure you all know how much I love my Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks. My goal is basically to own every shade because the formula is amazing. They're super smooth and blendable, with tons of colour payoff, but once they set they will not budge. A smidge. I love them so much that I will probably be wearing these at my wedding (if I can ever convince someone to marry me lollll). My favourite shades are Dusty Mauve and Sunlight Gold, but I definitely have a few more on my list. Also in this range are the Long Wear Gel Eyeliners, which are sort of a cult product. I personally prefer the pencils for ease of use, but these things do not budge. If you're someone who has trouble with liners staying in their waterline, look no further. I'm also huge into Bobbi's Gentle Eyelash Curlers. I was never bothered with curling my lashes before these, but now it's an everyday step in my routine. If you're interested in investing in a more high-end curler that won't break the bank, I highly recommend these.

Lastly, to round out an already incredible lineup, Bobbi's lipsticks. There are about 6 million different formulas in the line, and I love them all. My favourites however are the Creamy Matte Lip Colours and the Luxe Lip Colours. The mattes are really long wearing without the uncomfortable dryness of other matte lipsticks. My all time favourite shade from this line is Tawny Pink, which is the perfect pinky-nude. The Luxe Lip Colours are a really interesting formula. They're creamy and have a soft shine to them, but they're also somehow quite long wearing and the brighter colours stain the lips. They're quite hydrating and the colour is intense, and come in 30 (yes, thirty) shades. I love Neutral Rose and Parisian Red. I'm also super super interested in trying their new Art Stick Liquid Lips, but haven't gotten my hands on any quite yet!

Do you guys love Bobbi Brown? Let me know your favourites down below! (Also, drinking game: drink every time I say incredible because lord I need a thesauras)