So Christmas is nearly upon us! Tis the season of Secret Santa, Carols by Candlelight, and the age-old tradition of eating an entire family-sized bag of Quality Streets while watching Love Actually.
Obviously us Smudged girls have more than a couple of beauty products we’re lusting after! Here are a few dream items we have on our Christmas wishlists…
1. Inglot Freedom System
I want to start building a palette since I’m not really an eye shadow wearer. I’m thinking something safe like light browns, taupes, vanilla and a multi-purpose illuminator colour.
2. Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Face Mask
I’ve been desperate to get this for so long and I haven’t got around to it. It resurfaces the skin and makes you all glowy.
3. Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
Because they wouldn’t have called it ultimate for no reason. Extremely nourishing and hydrating.
4. Lush Black Stockings
I’m not a fan of tanning and my legs tend to look a bit grey, I could very happily fake Beyonce-flawless skin.
5. Essie – Absolutely Shore
It’s the palest sea foam green almost bordering on white. I would probably cry if I got this.
1. Feeling younger from LUSH
I want it because it is the best highlighter in the world, and it’s liquid which makes it so much easier for me to apply. It brightens up my whole face!
I’ve never had one, and have been using a friends one for a while, the difference is crazy, need it under my Christmas tree.
This needs no explanation.
4. New set of makeup brushes
Mine are looking a bit tired. Would love the Ecotools set.
1. Ren Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask
Ren makes amazing skincare products that focus on using natural ingredients without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and the other nasty stuff etc. This mask helps to peel away dead skin which helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as combating congestion, blackheads and blemishes. It’s almost like a super fantastic exfoliating mask. Would love me some!
2. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
This one seems to be favourite of almost all youtubers at some point. It’s a velvet-soft baked powder with a high-frost metallic finnish. Soft and Gentle makes for a stunning highlighter for the cheeks or as an all-over glow to the face (if you dare, I dare not as I am far too pale).
3. Jean Paul Gaultier Classique
I thought I’d add a perfume to the mix as I don’t own a single perfume ;( and because they are so expensive they make for great gifts from a loved one. It’s described as being very bold and sweet and I can always recognise this scent because it’s my absolute favourite! In the top notes a delicate rose scent is spiced by fresh anise. Middle notes combine sweetness of orange blossom and ginger and vanilla and sensual amber within the base.
4. Inglot Body Sparkles
Loose glitter pigments seem to be all the rage this festive season! I’m like a magpie when I comes to sparkly goodies and Inglot seem to have one of the widest ranges of pigments. I’d love to try out an intense cut crease with a sprinkle of sparkle on the lid. So, here’s looking at you number 62!
5. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm
Everyone knows of the amazingness that is the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream so I reckon that that specific formula made into a lip balm must be a winner! I’m constantly looking out for a lip product that can really retain moisture for more than 30 mins. My skin is on the dry side so my lips are constantly needing extra moisture. I’d put the 8 hour cream on my lips but apparently it tastes disgusting. Yes people have tried it before!
1. Urban Decay Naked Palette 3
The things I would do for this palette. The third version of the infamous Naked palettes is a collection of rose-hued shades and I’m obsessed.
2. MAC Nocturnals Pigments and Glitter: Black and Gold
This kit has everything I need for New Years Eve and beyond. The pigments would be great for every day and the glitters would indulge my inner Ru Paul.
3. LUSH Christmas Candy Box
I love Lush’s limited edition Christmas products, especially Snow Fairy! This box would ensure I smelt like bubblegum until well into March.
4. Stila Best of Kitten Set
This kit includes all incarnations of the bestselling shade rosy gold Kitten. The smudge stick stays all day (I’ve sampled it and it’s insane) and I’m dying to try the luminizer, which looks like it’ll be great for pale skin.
5. Crabtree and Evelyn Evelyn Rose Perfume
Rose is my favourite smell in the world, and this perfume is an obsession of mine. The Evelyn Rose was created especially for Crabtree and Evelyn, and the scent is extracted from the living rose without harming the plant. I want!
What do you guys have on your wishlists? Fingers crossed you’ve been good this year ;)
Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
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