HyperSmash Hues N Blues: Recent Favourites

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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Recent Favourites

I didn't make a 'favourites of 2011' post, but I just wanted to talk a bit about some of the things I've been enjoying using lately. 

1) Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

I'm currently on my second bottle of this. Usually cleansers seem really 'meh' to me, and I either don't bother with them (just cleansing wipes), or don't stick with them for more than one bottle.

2) Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Stress Control Moisturiser 

My skin has been an absolute nightmare for the past three months, so everything I put on it makes me break out in spots. This has salicylic acid in, so it doesn't clog my pores. So far it's working really well, and is quite mattifying too.

3) Shiro Cosmetics Intertube in Yo Dawg

I'm not normally one for bright or dark lip colours, but this one is a perfect dark fuchsia for Autumn and Winter. Plus the name is geekily awesome.

4) Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Temper

I got this at the Clothes Show Live back at the start of December, and along with 2 other shades of this, and 3 medium pencils, it was the first Illamasqua purchase I made. The pigmentation is insane, and it stays on so well. The other shades I got were black and silver so I haven't used them, just put them in my kit for the crazy looks I've got planned.

5) Models Prefer Automatic Eyebrow Pencil

Recently, I've been introduced to the joys of filling my eyebrows. Haha. I always used to think it made me look like a tranny, but my college tutor has changed my mind. This pencil is really easy to use and has a spooly brush on the other side for grooming the hairs and blending out.

6) Evil Shades Blush in Gossamer

This is such a pretty blusher, a soft candy floss pink with blue shimmer. Really flattering on my cool toned skin.

7) MAC Vanilla Pigment

I just have a sample of this, but I love it for highlighting my cheekbones and tearduct. It's so so pretty.

8) Makeup Whore Necklace from Tequila Star

Got from the Clothes Show Live. Self explanatory!

9) Haus of Gloi Sugar Exfoliant

Nice and scrubby, and very moisturising. Gets rid of those little bumps on my skin. This is something like my 4th or 5th jar, I love it and all the scents I've tried from them are great.

Honorable mention (because I forgot to photograph it): Philip Kingsley Elasticiser. Awesome conditioning treatment, which is completely non-greasy, doesn't make my hair flat, and makes my crunchy bleach-fried ends look smooth and lovely. Tried it in the Glossybox, but now I want a full-size, so I'm waiting til I see a good deal.

Hope you found this interesting!


  1. I have that necklace in purple :D

  2. Great stuff! I really need to check out Shiro! The Illamasqua gloss looks awesome! And I love Gossamer!

  3. Waaaaaaant that Illamasqua gloss, and the necklace! I need to use my Intertubes more.

  4. Robyn: great minds think alike!

    The Peach: yes, Shiro is awesome!

    Jerry: The gloss is on sale at the mo, hopefully it doesn't mean it's being discontinued! I hope not!

  5. good favs! and it's hard not to have anything by illamasqua on the list!!//Azure

  6. Nice stuff! The necklace made me laugh!

  7. Wow the necklace is awesome!! Great list :)


  8. Great list! I have a Shiro intertube in Longcat (love) and I've just been eying the new ones from their Valentine's collection!

    Here's a tag, if you're interested :)