Monday, 26 May 2014

Top 10 over £10

10 over £10, makeup, skincare, beauty, bbloggers, Mac, Mac Mineralize skinfinish natural, Laura Mercier, Laura Mercier Baked Bronzer, Clinique, Clinique Chubby Stick Intense, Benefit, Benefit Bella Bamba, Urban Decay, Urban Decay Naked 2, Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Benefit They're Real, Lancome, Lancome Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturiser, Chanel, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
LtoR: Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Laura Mercier Baked Bronzer, Clinique Chubby Stick Intense, Benefit Bella Bamba, Urban Decay Naked 2, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Benefit They're Real, Lancome Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturiser, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

I recently did a post sharing my top 10 under £10 and I now figured I'd share with you my top 10 makeup and skincare buys for over £10.

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural £22 - Link

As far as face powders go this is the only powder that I have found helps set my foundation and keeps my skin from looking like an oily mess throughout the day. I think I'm on about my third pan of this, I find that this powder provides a light coverage without looking cakey over my foundation. It provides a smooth matte finish which I adore, and normally during the summer I like to apply this just on its own. Overall this is my favourite face powder!

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder £24 - Link

For me bronzers are something that I am only recently acquainted with, this is purely down to the fact that I have always worried about wearing bronzers incase my skin ended up looking ridiculously orange and dirty. However when I popped to Space NK and the SA told me to try this out in the shade Bronze 01, I was instantly sold, the idea of a bronzer that was light enough for my skin without leaving it looking orange was a miracle. This leaves a gorgeous glow on my skin that is light enough to look natural and overall the perfect bronzer for my pale skin. 

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense £17 - Link

I was instantly sold on Clinique's original Chubby Sticks, however when they released the intense range I couldn't wait to try these out with the promise of richer shades and a soft glossy finish. I love how bright the shade range of these are, I have included Plushest Punch in the photo which is a vibrant pink that is perfect for the summer. What makes these even better is that when they do start to fade you are left with a gorgeous light tint. They are releasing new shades within the next few days and I honestly cannot wait to see the new shades for summer!

Benefit Bella Bamba £23.50 - Link

Benefit have to be one of my favourite overall brands, and I do have to admit I have a slight obsessed with their boxed blushers. This was actually the second blush I had ever purchased from Benefit, and I am so pleased that I did. This is my favourite Benefit blush and can't believe they discontinued it - I'm hoping they re-release under a new name. This is the perfect blush for perking up my complexion and adding a pop of colour and shimmer that is not too bright, but makes the perfection blusher option for the summer. 

Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 £37 - Link

Now it wouldn't feel right to do a top 10 post and not include one of the Naked Palettes. It was a tough choice between Naked and Naked 2 but in the end went for Naked 2 as it's the palette I probably get the most use out of. This is the perfect palette for any look whether it be day or night, there is a shade to suit every collection. For £37 it may be on the pricer side of eyeshadow palettes but I think when you take into consideration the amount of colours you get and the wearability of each shade this makes a must have palette for any collection. 

Marc Jacobs Daisy £48 - Link

Marc Jacobs Daisy has very quickly become my signature scent and not only does it come presented in probably the most gorgeous perfume bottle I have ever owned, but it smells amazing too! This is one of those scents that can go from day to night, and lasts that long too! Honestly I can pop this on at 9 in the morning and it's still on my skin at 5, with saying that I find that after a few minutes after applying this to the skin the scent changes and I don't mean that in a bad way leaving a floral feminine scent that I really recommend you trying next time you're in a perfume shop if you haven't before. 

Benefit They're Real £19.50 - Link

Back to Benefit again, however this time I had to include their They're Real Mascara, which is by far my favourite mascara - I think I'm onto my third tube already. It may be a bugger to remove but I can live with that because of how it gives my lashes length and volume. It wasn't until I saw Benefit's Lisa applying this on a model on QVC that I realised a new way of applying this mascara, and that's using the nib of the wand to lengthen lashes. I know a lot of people say they tend to find hughstreet / drugstore products that work just as well when it comes to mascara but I am yet to find one that competes with this. 

Lancome Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturiser £39.50 - Link

If you're reading this you may think I'm a bit mad for spending that amount on what is essentially a moisturiser, but with good reason. I initially tried this as a sample and this beauty worked wonders on my skin, I find that whenever my skin is in the need of a little TLC this helps rejuvenate and give my skin the pampering it needs. If I'm suffering from a bad breakout this is the only moisturiser that helps quickly clear my blemishes and I'm not sure if that is down to the anti-stress that is in the name, as stress does play a big part in my blemishes or if its just a gimmick - either way it works. 

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua £33 - Link

Last but certainly not least is Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, and is most definitely worth the splurge. This is a lightweight foundation that helps blur any imperfections and leaves a very natural finish. You do have to really shake this foundation well due to the watery formula, which was a little worrying for me and my oily skin however it keeps the oil at bay. This foundation provides a light/medium coverage which lasts anywhere from 8-10 hours and gives the the kind of your skin but better look. 

So there we have it, my favourite products that are worth splurging on. I'd love to know what you're favourite high end products are!

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