First up, Clinique Chubby Sticks For Eyes. I have the sage green shade, Whopping Willow and I wear it almost daily. I do recommend that you use a primer underneath these – eyelids can be notoriously oily and if you want it to stay all day, then eye primer is essential. Chubbies are just brilliant.. one swipe and you’re done – it’s as near to mistake proof make-up as you can get, and thinking about it, I know people with long-sight (comes with age!) struggle to get their make up right so I’d recommend Chubbies in an instant if that’s the case with you. It’s probably the best £16 you’ll spend. Find them HERE.
This has been my little saviour over the past week.. I’ve had the cold from hell and the usual turn of events when things are that bad is the joyful side effect of crispy nostrils! Your skin gets so dry from constant dripping – and really sore too – but I’m pleased to say that Lanolips 101 has at least spared me that. I tried a couple of other balms and Lanolips was the only one that didn’t sting the area. It’s definitely a beauty cupboard emergency essential. It’s £7.99 HERE.
The deep wine-stain of MAC Boyfriend Stealer Lipstick is one of the best things about the MAC Archie’s Girls Collection; it’s truly vampy. It’s all sold out at Selfridges where the collection preview is running, but if you get your name on the MAC UK site HERE you can get notification of when the collection goes live on their site. It’s the best chance of getting hold of Boyfriend Stealer. In the meantime, if you can’t wait, Lipglass in Feelin So Good (above) is still available and does the same deep wine thing in a sheerer, more glossy version. It’s £15 HERE.
I’ve just spotted these great little oil absorbing sheets from Kleenex – we just don’t have enough choice of shine sheets here in the UK (in Asia they have them minty scented!) so these are a perfect size to pop into your handbag to touch up throughout the day. They’re £2.99 HERE.
And, a new addition to this section, Twitter Recommends! I tweeted out for recommendations, and two products popped up as great buys. One is the B. range Serum and the other Une Balm.
@britbeautyblog I would say Une colour balm. Perfect colours for spring when you want a hint of lips but nothing strong.
— Naomi Kennedy (@fitterknitter) February 15, 2013
@britbeautyblog The B. serum at Superdrug really performs as well as high end products.
— Becky Mortimer (@beckymort) February 15, 2013