Apparently I’ve been a grumpy bum bumps this month because I don’t have a huge amount to talk about for favourites. You know how it is. Some months you feel like Oprah – you get to be in my favourites, you get to be in my favourites, everybody gets to be in my favourites – and some months you feel just kind of apathetic. This month seems to have been more of the latter. Nevertheless, there were a few things that stuck out in my mind.
Zoeva Rose Gold Brushes
I’m so glad I was the first person on the internet to discover this brush set. Nope, that’s a lie. Everyone and their moms have talked about this set, but damnit that’s not going to stop me! These are the softest and most beautiful brushes a young man like myself could dream of owning. They’re incredible value for money. The eye brushes in particular are something special. The only teeny tiny let down I find with this set is that a couple of the face brushes are actually so dense that they’re slightly challenging to work with. Still, dayum.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
How fitting (I simply can’t resist a good pun) that I just did a post about my love for MAC concealers and now I put a Maybelline concealer in my favourites. A fickle bastard I am. My love for this concealer seems to be undying. It’s just such a good all rounder. It covers nicely under the eyes and over any areas of general redness. I find that the creamy texture applies really nicely over any dry patches and that the finish is really beautiful and natural.
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
Yup, so I see what all the fuss is about. It’s pretty amazing that a powder highlighter is able to have such a creamy texture and such intense colour payoff. On top of that, somehow it manages not to have visible chunks of sparkle. I suppose it does this by being so “finely milled” (every bloggers favourite term). I thought I’d be a cream highlighter girl for the rest of my life, but this powder has me feeling adulterous.
Anastasia Brow Wiz
I’ve tried the MAC Brow Pencil, the Maybelline Define A Brow, the Sleek Eyebrow Stylist (which is a dupe for the Hourglass Arch Brow Scultpting Pencil) and the Anastasia Brow Wiz and the Anastasia offering is hands down, far and away, the best option. It has a tiny tip (something that the Sleek/Hourglass options lack) that allows you to get into every nook and cranny and to draw in individual brow hairs. It also has a very waxy texture (something that the Maybelline option lacks) that allows you to slowly and carefully build up product. Finally it includes a handy dandy spoolie on the end, which the MAC pencil is missing.