Thursday, 1 December 2016

Beauty Blogmas #1 || Festive / Winter makeup Essentials

Hello, Hello, Hello, (or should that be Ho, Ho, Ho!)

Welcome my beauties to Day 1 of Beauty Blogamas!! AAAHHHH!!! I'm so excited right now!! Right so before we get into it I have many exciting things to share with you!! If you have popped over here from my Lifestyle Blog (Beauty La Linda - Lifestyle) then hello again, & you may already know all the news I have to share with you. In this case feel free to skip over this and get right into the beauty part!! 

So this year I wanted to #Blogmas properly so I have been a very buzy little bee, planning and buzzing away. Heres what I have in store this Christmas - 
  • I will be holding #Blogmas on BOTH Blogs this holiday season! Thats 2 Posts everyday until Christmas!! & Also one on Christmas day!! That's 49 posts in 25 days!! So much content and (hopefully) holiday inspiration and joy for you to get your teeth into!!
  • I will also be doing a #beautyadeventcalendar on my instagram account where you can stay interactive with me and we can share our thoughts and opinions on the products. However it doesn't end there. I will also be holding a holiday GIVEAWAY, including all the products being shown!! I will be posting a post with all the info very soon but make sure you are subscribed to all my social media to be included in the giveaway. 
  • I will also be sharing daily festive updates on Twitter!! #Christmassyfun   

Now Welcome to my post #Blogmas post!! I thought we would kick off the season with my favourite Winter/Festive Makeup Essentials!! I thought I would share my recommendations in all makeup categories in case you are need of some new products for your stash! Here we go - 


I good primer is essential at this time of year! The days might be shorter in terms of light but they are much longer in terms of things we need to do and places we need to go!! This means your makeup must stay in place!! #bulletproof It must survive all the rushing around, sweating & all the different senarios you are going to put it through!  If you have been following my blog for a while now you will know that a firm favourite has always been the Maybeline Baby Skin Primer - Instant Pore Eraser (Full Review) However since then I have been quite the primer floozy and tried out many a primer. Here are my top pics Loreal Paris Infallible Mattifying Base (Full Review) Wet & Wild Coverall Primer, Base de Teint (Full Review), Benefit Porefessional. I recommend these primers to anyone who is looking for something new to try out... what ever your budget! For me, this holiday season I will be trying out the new PS... PRO Mattifying Primer & PS...PRO Mircle Primer. I picked these up in a recent haul (coming very soon!) and I have to say I am really liking them so far. I will have a full review coming!! 



Again Base products are essential this time. The only thing I will ask you to remember when it comes to foundation at this time of year, is that for most of us our skin will change with the weather. My skin completely dries up at this time of year. So not only is skincare super important but also the type of foundation can have a huge impact on your skin and the overall finish of your look. I generally stay away from mattifying foundations at the best of times as I have normal to dry skin but this time of year it leans more on the dry side. I think that as long as I properly prep the skin I could use them once and a while for big events but for general day today I am going to stick to my 'holy grail' Loreal True Match foundation. 


This time of year I like to be a little more dramatic with my eye looks. I like to put a little more effort into my routine. What better time of year to play with makeup!! With all the new collections coming out and all the events to go to!, the whole world is decorated and dressed up and I see no reason why we shouldn't be too. I always tend to turn to palates for this. The one I've been reaching for the most recently is the Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 palate. I have seen online that it has been duped with the Lorac Pro 1 palate. I have never tried it but if it is a dupe I recommend both. Even if its not I think it is a great palate & I love the looks I can create from it!! Makeup Revolution is a new brand I'm discovering and I am loving it so far!! However if this is a brand that is not easily accessible to you there are so many brands both high-end and high street (drugstore) that have amazing palates available, especially at this time of year! They are just rolling them out!!


I love eyeliner most of the year round, however this time of year I bearly go a day with out it!! My absolute favourites (as you may already know) come from Essence. My fave's are the Essence Eyeliner Pen - Waterproof & Essence Kohl Eyeliner Pencil. However there are so many available to make your eyeliner dreams come true. Another brand I recommend for these are Rimmel & Loreal.



I think a little bronzer is always a good thing at this time of year. It adds a little colour and life back into your complexion. I think its a little confidence boost too when the winter blues come along. My favourite is still the Catrice Cosmetics, Sun Glow Matt Bronzing Powder, Meduim Skin. Next year I do plan on branching out on the bronzer spectrum but at the moment as the saying goes "If it aint broke..."


Blush again is one of those products that can instantly add youth and life back into your face with one sweep of your brush. My favourites for this is Benefit Rockateur & Sleek Blushes! If you haven't tried out the Sleek blush range you really need to get yourself to your nearest Boots or Sleek counter and give them a swatch. You wont be disappointed!! 


We all need a little glow in our lives! & what better time to glow than the festive season!! I have many options to recommend to you! There are now many different brands at many different price points that have highlighter palates available, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Makeup Revolution, Sleek just to name a few! Essence also does a nice cream to powder highligher. I also like the liquid highlighter Benefit's High Beam & their cream highlighter Watt's up. Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it Glow!!  


Good brow game is kind of a must all year round but its definitely not a part of your makeup routine not to be forgotten at this time of year. To be honest it is not an area I have experimented too much with to date. I find that powder and fixing gel gets me covered!! At the moment I'm using and really liking the PS... Brow Kit (which will also be featured in the future haul!) and the Essence Make Me Brow - Eyebrow Gel Mascara. I have heard that it is comparable to the Benefit Gimmie Brow but yet again I have yet to try it. I do know however that I am really enjoying the Make Me Brow.



This time of year is such a wonderful time for makeup experimentation and lippy is a great way of doing this too. I love bringing out the berries, mauves / purples, darker brown nudes, wines and reds. Now I tend to prefer berries to reds but there is always an occasion where only a red will do! My favourite brands for lipsticks are MAC, Essence, Wet & Wild Maybelline. I think if you check out these brands you will not be disappointed when it comes to range selection, texture and finish. If you would like to check out lipliners I recommend you try out ones from - PS... Range from Penny's / Primark, Essence, MAC & Rimmel. I also have it on my list to try out the Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheats as I have heard so many great things about them!!  The one pictured below is a recent find which will be included in an upcoming haul & it is Essence Long Lasting Lipstick in the Shade 26 (I really don't know why they don't name them anymore #sadface... or maybe I just couldn't find it! #confused) 

These are just a few of my recommendations for you guys. I also wanted to show you there is no need to break the budget when it comes to essential cosmetics for the holiday season!!  Please leave me a comment down below with any of your recommendations you would like to share with the rest of us!! 

Blogmas #1 down already!! AAHHHHHHHH!!! If you would like to continue the blogmas fun please pop on over to my Lifestyle Blog where I will be sharing with you all my Christmas Goals 2016!! I would love to hear yours!! 

* DONT FORGET - to make sure to pop over to my INSTAGRAM, TWITTER and BLOGLOVIN' to be added into the GIVEAWAY!!

Chat Soon x


Click here for all GIVEAWAY details! - Beauty Advent Calendar GIVEAWAY!

Blogmas fun continues over on my Lifestyle Blog - Lifestyle Blogmas Day 1 || My Christmas Goals 2016

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