Current Makeup Check-In

There’s an element of peachy pink, brow taming, some bronze bits thrown in and a barely there base, it can only be one thing. My current makeup rotation that has been gracing my face of late. Now it’s nothing spectacular so I’ll save you the samey selfie, a quick browse of ‘The Makeup’ archives and you’ll get the gist. But it had been a week or two since I scribed down an update so I thought I’d check-in…

Jouer Matte Moisture Tint in Linen – I’ve rambled on about this before; nice, light, no complaints. And due to the fact it’s the best colour fit right now in my collection, it’s been called up to the frontline. A good run of eight-hour sleep nights has meant I’ve been able to skip the usual Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer and go straight to…

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder in 03*. I love a good Guerlain bronzer. Never muddy, nor orange all you get is a compact of pure powdered sun. And this one is no different, it’s got an almost reddy tint that gives a naturally sunkissed hue and with a bit of shimmer it’s become my one-stop cheek shop.

Smashbox Brow Tech To Go in Taupe*: A very similar, yet slightly cheaper version of the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil. The colour may not as good a fit as the Hourglass for me, but the fact that the non-drawing end houses a mini brow gel gets thumbs up. Draw, set, go.

NARS Pleasures of Paris Eyeshadow Palette: When I posted a picture of this on Instagram the heart-eyed emojis just kept coming through. It’s a palette I often forget, but Fez – a shimmered rusty brown – dusted all over the lids with a MAC 217 has become my daily go-to.

MaxFactor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara: I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that my beloved L’Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara looks like it’s being discontinued and am coming round to the idea of MaxFactors offering. It’s more natural looking on the lashes than the L’Oreal but come to think of it, that’s a good thing – right? 

NARS Lipstick in Barbarella: This is one of those lipsticks that I can’t seem to fish out of my bag and apply without someone enquiring its shade name. A sheer balmy peach, it’s a no mirror required jobbie and leaves my pout looking sheeny but not sticky.

*PR Sample


  • Great picks, Anna! x

  • I really need to try the Barbarella! it looks so pretty.

  • t

    I used to swear by false lash effect but i’ve moved towards “They’re real” now!

  • Maddy Cane

    The Pleasures of Paris palette looks so beautiful, I can see why you would love it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Alice evans

    That palette is gorgeous! x


  • Bnii

    Wow… thats a lovely collection. The Paris one is awesome!!! I might order it soon 🙂

  • I love the lipstick color.. I’ll definitely try to find it.

  • Olivia S

    That lipstick loooks so pretty! Xx

    Olivia –

  • Chantelle

    The lipstick looks gorgeous! x

    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  • This NARS lipstick is so amazing! I love peachy lipsticks xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  • Carly

    I really like the False Lash Effect Mascara, but have to say that this Waterproof one isn’t waterproof! 🙁 I took it on holiday with high hopes and it gave me panda eyes 🙁 I love the brown one for the day though 🙂

  • Parisian To Be

    I adored this post! I also have the Jouer tint and Linen – I think it’s fab!
    xo Parisian To Be

  • Line

    I need the Nars palette in my life asap! I used to use L’oreal telescopic as well but I found that Maybelline Define-a-lash gave me similar results and was a bit cheaper – maybe you can look into that 🙂 x

  • some of these are totally products that i would personally pick up and use. The NARS palette colours are gorgeous and will be so nice on the eyes! I have NARS barbarella too and it is such an effortless lipstick to use and the perfect peachy shade to compliment most looks 🙂

    Great post! and omg, i didn’t realise L’Oreal were discontinuing their telescopic *Sad face*
    Have a lovely dayy <3


  • Really want to try the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint! I managed to find Telescopic mascara in Tesco, but I’ll definitely check out the MF one!

  • That NARS palette looks amazing! I love their eyeshadows but never purchase them because I always have a hard time spending the money on them. That palette seems like it could be a good option, or something like it!

  • The Barbarella lipstick looks beautiful, have been looking for that sort of shade, will have to give it a swatch xxx

    Heels forever

  • That 6 products routine seems perfect for everyday! The lipstick looks gorgeous (:

  • Emily Allen

    That lipstick looks gorgeous! Nars makeup is just so pretty :p xx Emmi

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    Max Factor has a great range of mascaras, I’m sure you’ll find something in there that you’ll like 🙂

  • Amy

    MaxFactor have lots of mascaras to choose from, I think I’ll give this one a go! 🙂

    Amy |

  • I absolutely LOVE the smashbox eyebrow kit!

  • Danielle

    I really want to try one of the Jouer tints. I think the Luminous tint may be better for me. Great post!

  • Allison

    I have been loving my jouer matte moisture tint lately! its so nice to even things out without having a heavy base for the summer!

  • Anya Cross

    I NEED that NARS pallet in my life! The colours look gorgeous, perfect for a/w

  • Natalie Brindle

    The lipstick looks gorgeous, may have to use my £20 of N.Dulge points towards buying it.. X

  • Celina

    The NARS palette is so gorgeous. I haven’t tried NARS eyeshadows before but I imagine they’re quite lovely.

    Celina | The Celution

  • Hi Anna, I don’t know if this will be any help to you but the other day I was browsing in TG Hughes and I thought of you haha. Basically, I don’t know if there is a TG Hughes anywhere near you, but if there is, they have loaaads of discontinued makeup at ridiculously cheap prices, like £1-£3. And the other day I spotted a basket FULL of L’oreal Telescopic Mascara for about £2 each. No doubts if you do find them, you’ll be buying the lot. Just thought it might be worth a shot. I know how heartbreaking these makeup breakups can be haha xxx

  • Both NARS products have got me green with envy. I wish I could steal both!


  • beth

    The l’oreal telescopic waterproof has been re-packaged and not discontinued (thank de lord) 😉 its now silver with very subtle blue writing xx

  • Anna

    I don’t know if you have the l’oreal telescopic shocking extensions waterproof version in the uk, but it is just as good if not better than the original waterproof version. Just thought I would mention it to you.