15 Sept 2012

All time favourite beauty products with Samanth19

It's the end of my run of guest posts and today's last post comes from the gorgeous Samantha whose blog is Samanth19.  She always has posts which inspire me whether it's wanting what she's bought in her hauls, amazing days out she's been on, or her perfect outfit of the days.  Here she's sharing her all time favourite products with us - 

With all the new and exciting products that are coming out that I'm eagerly buying I have started to realise that a lot of my older products are being completely forgotten about and left in a drawer to gather dust. So, I have decided to wipe the dust off and compile a list of my all time favourites. Over the last couple of weeks these products have become part of my everyday routine and I am absolutely loving them. 

First is Hot Mama blush from The Balm Cosmetics. I bought this from Brand Alley a couple of years ago and it was one of the first products that got me completely obsessed with make up and blogging! I've also heard it's a dupe to Nars, Orgasm!

Estee Lauder Double Wear is one of my newest additions. I have struggled for years to find that perfect foundation as I have oily skin with a few dry areas and need a foundation that stays on for long periods of time due to my job but has a more dewy finish. This ticks nearly every box, by the end of an 16 hour working day it looks exactly like it did when i left the house, and after having it on for a couple of hours it starts to look nice and glowy! 

Bourjois 'chocolate bronzer' as I've always called it. I discovered this through youtube hype and decided to jump on the bandwagon. It smells good, gives a subtle colour and it last ages, I've had it over a year and it's still nearly full. I use it as a contour on my cheeks and the side of my nose.

Natural Collection Loose Powder. I have used this ever since i can remember. As a young teen cheap make up was all i could afford but i've actually found this to be the best powder i've tried to date. not bad for £1.99

I use Rimmel eyeshadow in 'Dusk' to fill in my eyebrows. I find eyeshadow gives a much softer more natural look than an eyebrow pencil. Finding a dark eyeshadow without shimmer is virtually impossible to find unless it's in a palette so this is perfect.

I have used Natural Collection Lash Build Mascara forever. I have never used anything else and i get multiple compliments a day on my eyelashes. I swear by it and have always gone straight back to it after trying something new just to review. I couldn't rave about this product enough!

Barry M dazzle dust was the first piece of make up I ever bought, simply because it looked pretty. I bought a white and a pink, with absolutely no intention of using it. But I have recently re-discovered my love for it but this time I'm actually using it! The white looks amazing on the inner corners of the lid. 

Natural Collection Lipstick in Rose Petal is a gorgeous light coral colour which for me is a bit of a my lips but better colour. Not too light, not too dark and not too bright.

I actually got this Jemma Kidd lipgloss in Red magazine last year as a freebie but it has to be the best freebie i've ever had. it's £22 full price which is expensive but it has to be by far the best lipgloss i have ever used. I am just getting down to the last scrapings now which is the first time I have ever done that with a lipgloss.

Thanks so much for your post Samantha.  Estee Lauder Double Wear would be in my all time favourites too. I'm also really intrigued by what you said about that Natural Collection mascara - I may need to check that out!  I'm so grateful to Samantha for finding the time to post as I know she's been moving house.  Pop over and have a browse of her lovely blog here - I'm sure you'll like it just as much as I do :)



  1. Definitely agree with double wear being one of the best foundations ever
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  2. I love the look of the Hot Mama blusher, where can you buy the balm from?

    B xxx


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