Yes, so I got myself another H&M Makeup Precision Sponge. Quite a while ago I got the white one and have really been enjoying using that so I thought that a black one would be a good addition especially as it would look stained less than anything that is white coloured.
This H&M precision sponge is smaller and less bulky than the white counterpart. It also feels a little bit more stiff even after expanding once soaked with water. After trying to use it for a foundation application I realised that I much prefer this for blending out concealer, highlight and contour much more. Because it is thinner it fits in well into all the crevices and face lines where you need to be more precise.
Again, for the price of few quid you can’t complain about this makeup sponge. H&M you really know your game!
You know when you’re smooching in a shop and you spot something and think to yourself “why not give this a try, can’t hurt me anyways cause it’s not that expensive”, no? Just me? Well, that’s what happened when I was in H&M recently. I was looking at their makeup range which a lot of people have rated as quite good but my curiosity was turned on when I saw their Precision Sponge makeup applicator on the shelve. I have been converted to applying my foundation and concealer with wet makeup sponge and therefore I am quite keen to try and find the best ones that are out there right now.
H&M Precision Sponge costs only £2 so that’s a first bonus. It’s the cheapest makeup up sponge applicator that I have tried so far. You use it the same way as you would do any other Beautyblender type products, rinse it under water, squeeze out any access water and you good to go. I find that the sponge is quite on a harder feel, meaning that it’s not super bouncy which does remind me of Beautyblender quite a bit. I thought that the colour white was a bad choice for this product as it obviously get’s makeup stains upon the first time you use it but when I have washed the sponge it pretty much got rid of most of the stains straight away (unlike the more expensive counter part) and that impressed me. I don’t think it will stay stainless for long but then none of the other sponges did as well.
If you like applying makeup with sponges or you would like to try then I’d say definitely give H&M Precision Sponge a go. I mean, it’s only £2!
I am glad that January is at it’s end. I think January it’s my least favourite month of the year and it’s purely because it still is winter and no where near sprint. (Oh, I probably should clarify that my blog name means that I wish winters would only happen in dreams and not in real life.) With the end of month also comes my monthly favourites.
I have not used Maybelline Colour TattooEyeshadow in On and On Bronze for quite a while. Until one day of this month when I applied it to my eyes and have done it quite a few times afterwords as well. I forgot how beautiful the colour is and it’s such a fuss free application. It’s an eyeshadow perfection in my mind and as you can see from the photo it has been well loved. I think I am half way through the eyeshadow and I do not have any one that has come as close to being used up as this one. On and On Bronze is a staple in my collection and I have re-kindled my love for it in January.
Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow does not need any primer as it stays on me for the whole day without budging. But for any other eyeshadows I have been using Sigma Eyeshadow Base in Persuade. The base is very creamy therefore it is easy to blend, meaning that you do not end up tugging your eyes too much which we all know we should try avoid doing. I have never tried MAC painterly pots but with Sigma product I do not feel ant need at all. It has not dried out and it’s going strong. Persuade is a light natural beige colour that helps to neutralise any redness on the eyes and I highly recommend getting it.
Another eye product that I have been enjoying using in January is the NYX Slide On, Glide On pencil in Brown Perfection. The colour name definitely stands true. It is a perfect brown colour to use for lining your eyes. I have been using this pencil on a daily basis as I think brown sometimes looks less harsh in daytime than straight black. The pencil really does apply easily and the formula is great. I foresee that NYX Slide On, Glide On pencil in Brown Perfection will be my forever repurchase item.
For the base I have finally started using Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in 3 Fair and have not stopped using it since first application. The colour 3 Fair is a little bit too pale for me but I still can use it and get away as long as I use bronzer to warm up the face. I bought this foundation not fully convinced that I would like it, I was advised to use it with a brush but I think that it works best when applied with a wet sponge. It’s a bit too powdery and matte looking if you do not use a wet beauty sponge. It lasts well on my so anyone who has combination skin with oily t-zone would like it. I will think I will be using this until I get a tan (if I ever see sun).
So as you might guess my last favourite this month for applying the said Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation is a beauty sponge. I would not say that I have a preference for a specific brand but I would like to mention a type of product that I have found I now cannot apply my makeup without. When using any foundation that is more satin or matte it is best to apply with a wet beauty sponge which makes foundation look natural and also blended very well. I currently use Beuaty Blender and Real Techniques Complexion Sponge on a rotation and I like both of them. (I am starting to develop a stronger preference to one of them so watch this space for future posts on beauty sponge smackdowns).
What have you guys been loving in January? Do you like January or are you like me and prefer that it ends sooner than later?