January 2017 Favourites 

Hi guys, this is my first favourites ever on my blog and my January favourites consists of makeup, skincare, and some other random things. 


PrimerSmashbox Photo Finish Primer, this has made my foundation go on really nicely and it makes my foundation last a bit longer. 

FoundationUrban Decay All Nighter Foundation although it’s a matte finish, it is FULL Coverage and that is what I look for in a foundation. 

Concealer– Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. It’s full coverage and it doesn’t crease. The only downside to it is the availability of the product. 

PowderMaybelline Fit Me Powder and Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Powder. This keeps me Matte for most of the day and I only need to top up once. 
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder- this is perfect for setting my concealer that I have under my eyes. 

Contour– Iconic London Cream Contour Kit, this product is so creamy and easy to blend out. 

I also have been loving the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder. The colour has amounted of coolness, it’s not too cool that it look ashy on me. 

HighlightJeffree Star Highlight in King Tut, this is an amazing gold highlight and the packaging is massive so you get so much product. 

Sleek Cleopatra Kiss highlight palette, this has two powders and two cream highlights, which are super pigmented. And it is affordable. 

MUA luxe gleam powder in gold, this is a loose powder but make look like that you have a healthy glow. 

Eyeshadow- Morphe 35F palette 

Tarte in the bloom palette

These two palettes have amazing Matte shades and Shimmery shades. And they all blend really well together and they are very Pigmented. 

Setting Spray- urban decay All Nighter Setting Spray, it make my makeup last for a good amount of time. 

Lips- Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips in point zero, it’s very moisturising and it’s a great colour. 

Tools: Black Beauty Blender 

This makes my foundation look flawless and it helps me avoid a cakey base. 

Morphe M530 brush- this blends my contour really well. 

Zoeva Fan Brush- this applies my highlight so well and it look like that I am really glowy. 


Moisturiser – yes to tomatoes Moisturiser this helps balance out my combination skin and acne. 

Serum- L’Oréal Paris Dermo Expertise Skin Perfection serum- this helps with texture and its affordable. 

Body Lotion- Palmers Cocoa Butter Lotion, this helps with my dry skin especially during the winter. 

Other things 

Greys Anatomy TV Show

Teen Wolf 

Riverdale TV show

Modern Family 


Purple Eye Makeup Look- Perfect For When You Go Out

This look is inspired by the Morphe Pressed Pigment in Designer Everything. 

1. I start off with applying the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer as an Eyeshadow base on my eyes. 

2. I then set my eyes with my Laura Mercier Translucent loose setting powder. This makes my eyeshadow blend really nicely. 


I used the light brown shade as my first transition shade. I applied this in my upper crease. 

4. I then applied the first shade in the bottom row in my crease, then the next shade over and next shade over. I really blended all these shades together. 

5. I applied the darkest shade on my outer v, this gave my look the smokey effect. And I packed it on to my outer v and the blended it slowly. 

6. I then used a light brown shade to blend all the shades together. 

7. On my lid, I used a Morphe Pressed Pigment in the shade design everything. I used a synthetic brush sprayed with Mac fix plus. The mac fix plus spray makes the colour pop on my eye lid. 

9. I packed this colour on my lid, leaving my inner corner. I applied the third shade on the first row onto my inner corner. This makes my eyes look awake. 

What products I used: 

Eyes- Morphe 12 NB Palette – Currently Out of Stock 

Pressed Pigment in Designer Everything – Currently Sold out 

Mascara- L’Oréal Paris False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara

Face- Nars Sheer Glow Foundation 

L.A PRO.Coverage HD Long Wear Illuminating Liquid Foundation in White to lighten the foundation– Currently out of stock

Urban Decay Naked Weightless Concealer 

Mac Mineralize Skin Finish 

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder 

Makeup Geek Contour Powder 

Highlight- Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey 

Eyebrows- ABH Brow Definer in Ebony 

Lips- Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips in Point Zero 

My Updated Current Makeup Routine 

1. To start off my day, after I’ve had a shower I Moisturise with my Yes To Tomatoes Moisturiser. 

2. To prime my face I use the smashbox photo finish Primer. I use a pea size amount and apply onto my t-zone. 

3. I apply one pump of foundation onto my skin and blend out with my beauty blender. I am currently using the Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation. I am currently using the shade 8.75 as I have a tan. I usually use the shade 7.75. 

4. I then apply Concealer under my eyes, the center of my forehead, the bridge of my nose, my chin and on any blemishes. I use the Urban Decay Naked Concealer in the shade medium dark neutral. I also blend out my concealer with the beauty blender. 

5. To set my face I use the Mac Cosmetics Mineralize Skin Finish in the shade Dark Tan. The brush I use to set my under eyes is. And the brush I use to set my face is the Morphe brushes elite II E2 brush. 

6. To contour I use a mixture of makeup geek contour powder in the shade half hearted and kevyn aucoin sculpting powder in medium. I Sculpt out my cheekbones and jawline. I use a morphe 530 brush to contour my face. 

7. To highlight the tops of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, Cupid’s bow and brow bone, I alternate between a few products. Those products are the Becca cosmetics Jaclyn Hill palette, Jeffree Star Highlight in King Tut, Laura Geller in gilded honey and Ofra Cosmetics in blissful. I use a real techniqus setting brush. And a Zoeva fan brush. 

8. To fill in eyebrows, I use the ABH Brow Definer in the shade ebony. I fill in the the last half of my brow. As I already have  thick eyebrows. To set my brows in place I  currently use the L’Oréal Brow plumper gel. 

9. For my eyelashes, I curl them and apply one coat of the L’Oréal False Lash Sculpt Mascara  and Maybelline Lash Sensational on my top and bottom lashes. 

10. For my lips, I use the Kylie Cosmetics lip kit in brown sugar. 

11. I then use a setting spray to lock everything in place. I use the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. 

These are the brushes that I use mainly:

Where to buy these products: 

Yes to tomatoes Moisturiser

Smashbox Primer
Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
Urban Decay Concealer
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Powder
Makeup Geek Contour Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder
Laura Geller Highlight
Jeffree Star Highlight
Ofra Highlight
ABH Brow Definer
L’Oréal Brow Gel
Maybelline Lash Sensational
L’Oréal False Lash Sculpt Mascara
Kylie Cosmetics in Brown Sugar
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Beauty Blender
Zoeva Fan Brush





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Up next is My go to Smokey eye look 

Top 5 Liquid Lipsticks

From Left to Right- Kylie Cosmetics in Brown Sugar, Colourpop in Point Zero, Huda Beauty in Spice Girl, Jeffree Star Cosmetics in Posh Spice and Kat Von D in Bow n Arrow. 

What I recommend before wearing a liquid lipstick: 

Make sure you scrub your lips gently so the liquid lipstick doesn’t hang on the dryness. 

1. Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit- Brown Sugar

This is the perfect brown tone nude for my skin tone. It also comes with a matching lip liner. The liquid lipstick drys to a matte finish and it doesn’t make my lips look dry. This lasts a good 5 hours on my lips 

2. Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip- Point Zero 

This is a grey tone Nude on my skin tone. Also it’s a Satin Lip so it doesn’t dry matte. It is also very affordable. It lasts a few hours on my lips. 

3. Huda Beauty -Spice Girl

Brown tone Nude liquid lipstick. I love the formula of this liquid lipstick, it’s so moisturising and it doesn’t look dry on my lips. This lasts a good 5 hours on my lips. 

4. Kat Von D- Bow n Arrow 

This is a beige brown tone nude that drys to a matte finish. And it lasts a good 6 hours on my lips. It does not look dry on my lips. 

5. Jeffree Star Cosmetics – Posh Spice

This is a grey tone nude. It is a very moisturising and it lasts a good 5 hours on my lips. 

Where to buy these products:

Kylie Cosmetics- Brown Sugar
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip- Point Zero
Huda Beauty-Spice Girl
Kat Von D Bow n Arrow
Jeffree Star- Posh Spice

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My next post is on my updated makeup routine 

My Favourite Morphe Brushes 

These are my favourite Morphe Brushes for the face: 

E2- I love this brush for my powder. It picks up the perfect amount of powder. And the brush is so soft. 

E26- This brush is double ended. I use this brush to apply my foundation and concealer. 

R4- I use this brush to apply my blush or I even use it to contour. 

R14- I use this brush to contour and this brush does it so well. 

M530- I also use this brush too contour. 

M439- I use this brush to buff in my foundation. 

M444- I use this brush to apply powder on my nose and smile lines. 

My favourite Morphe Brushes for the eyes: 

M441- I use this brush to blend eyeshadow in the crease. 

R11- I use this brush to set my cream eyeshadow base.  

E30- I use this brush to pack on eyeshadow on my outer corner of my eye. 

R40- I also use this brush to blend the eyeshadow in my crease. 

R38- I also use this brush to blend my eyeshadow in my crease. 

R35- I use this brush to blend out the eyeshadow on my lower lash line. 

These are my favourite Morphe Brushes. 

Where to buy these brushes: 

Some of these brushes are currently out of stock. 



What’s In My Makeup Bag When I’m On Holiday?

Hi guys, I just came back from a holiday. And I wanted to share what makeup products I had with me while being on holiday. I tend to try to stick with minimal makeup but sometimes I can’t help take a bit more than I need. 


Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defense Primer SPF 50 PA++


Nars Tinted Moisturiser 

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation 


Urban Decay Naked Concealer 


Mac Mineralize Skin Finish 

The Balm Translucent Pressed Powder


Makeup Geek Contour Powder 


Laura Geller Gilded Honey 


ABH Brow Definer

L’Oréal Brow Plumper Gel


Tartelette in Bloom Palette 

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Eyeliner in Demolition 


Colourpop Satin Lips in Point Zero 

Where to buy the products:

Armani Primer
Nars Tinted Moisturiser
Maybelline Matte and Poreless Foundation
Urban Decay Concealer
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish 

The Balm Powder
Makeup Geek Contour Powder
Laura Geller Highlight
ABH Brow Definer
L’Oréal Brow Gel
Tarte Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeliner
Colourpop Ultra Satin Lips

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Twitter- 95Ritu 

Next up will be my favourite Morphe Brushes