Thursday, 28 July 2016

My Current Face: Nars + Cover ¦ FX





Top - Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonstone
Bottom - NARS Lip Cover in Get Dirty

Well blogging has definitely taken a back seat to life at the minute, I don't know how some bloggers out there have a full time job, a full time life and find the time and motivation to blog. I seem to have failed at the latter of late and whilst I still have my urge to blog and the passion is still within me I just can't seem to find the time to sit down and write so have countless pictures waiting for words in my drafts.

I thought i'd get back into the swing of things by talking you through some of the products I recently bought on a mad 'who cares about savings' spend-a-thon at Space NK that have found their way into my everyday makeup bag.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint £30.00 (Link)
I had heard very positive reviews about this product when it was released but didn't pay it much attention as it was a 'tinted moisturiser' and i'm usually a medium to full cover girl, however my skin seems to have taken a turn for the positive and is in the best condition it has ever been so I thought i'd pick this up for my 'Weekend Face'. I don't think NARS market this as a tinted moisturiser per say but the connotations of the word Skin Tint make me think of a sheer layer of pigment that doesn't add much coverage just an improvement on bare skin, I would describe this as a medium coverage foundation but I have to say it's a nice feeling to smugly say 'oh i'm just wearing a skin tint' when someone asks you what foundation you have on. Shallow but true! NARS describe the finish as soft matte and I agree that it doesn't take all the life out your skin by leaving it overly matte but just enough to control the shine and with a setting powder lasts on my oily skin 10+ hours. This is now my everyday foundation, it feels like velvet blending into your skin, is lightweight, adds good coverage and lasts all day!

Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonstone £34.00 (Link)
Unlike the NARS Skin Tint these I basically ran out the house for when I saw a YouTube video of someone applying them because they looked amazing ... and they ARE! These Enhancer Drops can be added to your makeup base to add a real glow to your complexion as well as directly on your skin as a highlighter/bronzer. I've never come across a liquid product that can be blended so well on top of a powder so you can go for maximum impact and not have to worry about powdering on top and losing some of the effect ... unless you use a highlighter on top of course and want to cause an accident when the sun is beaming off your face into peoples eyes. They are THAT good.

NARS Under Cover Lip Cover in Get Dirty £21.00 (Link) 
It seems I'm having a NARS moment having not really purchased much from the brand in the last few years, this Lip Cover in Get Dirty is described as a desert rose and I love it for my everyday lipstick as it's not too in your face. The Lip Covers are liquid lipsticks that don't dry matte and so don't suffocate your lips meaning you can wear them everyday, unlike most matte liquid lipsticks where i'm applying balm for days after praying my lips don't peel, sometimes i'm happy to reapply during the day if it means my lips stay comfortable and hydrated. These are available in four colours and it's taken every ounce of strength I have not to order the shade 'Do Not Disturb' an orangy red shock horror.

I've got a few skin care posts to catch up on so you'll be able to find out some of the products I have attributed to the improved complexion! So keep your eyes peeled ... that's some pressure on myself! Meanwhile let me know the products you've been reaching for as i'm always on the look out!