Friday, 15 January 2016

Kitty Covets - January 2016 Makeup Wishlist

I'm going to be honest and make it known right from the start: the Kitty Covets posts aren't actually for you dear reader, they're for me. You see at the ripe old age of :cough: 27 :cough: I can no longer remember all the things I intend to buy in the near future because I've become a greedy little bugger who wants to buy all the things. I thought I'd collate my greed wishlist by month because otherwise it would be about 30 items long - ain't nobody got time for dat! So without further ado here is January's wishlist!

1 YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation $58
I'm pretty behind the times when it comes to Western foundation because I've spent the last two years hoarding discovering Korean BB creams. I realised last year when I had a rare evening of leaving the house planned that I didn't actually own anything that could provide medium to full coverage with no danger of flashback (a side effect of high SPF in BB creams). I power walked to my local department store (which is dangerously close to my house, just one mile in fact so it's a miracle I'm not destitute), marched up to the YSL counter and shouted "Paint me, bitch!" OK so I didn't actually say that but now I'm telling the story we can totally apply artistic license to liven it up. The sales assistant was surprisingly but refreshingly super friendly and gave me a pretty sizable sample of Le Teint Touche Éclat which I'm still using months later like the tightwad that I am. Just as I planned to purchase the full size I discovered a new reformulated version of that foundation is going to release this year! So I'll be going back soon to try out the reformulated version and thus embark on the inner turmoil train of which do I buy.

Product description taken from Sephora:
Touche Éclat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation is enriched with stimulating Ruscus Extract, an anti-fatigue formula that energizes skin by stimulating micro-circulation and targeting dullness to instantly improve the look your skin’s brightness and luminosity, while the Vitamin E protects against free radicals. Formulated with SPF 22 to provide sun protection, it leaves a weightless finish while offering eight hours of a refreshed, radiant look.
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2 NARS Spring 2016 Collection Impassioned Blush $30
I haven't fancied a blush for a long time but the temptress we all know as Temptalia went and posted the NARS Spring 2016 collection and ever since I've been lusting over the new shade Impassioned. Described by NARS as Pink Orchid it looks so fresh, youthful and perfect for spring time. Head on over to Temptalia's review and then try to tell me I'm wrong to want this. 
Source Image: Temptalia
3 Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder $58
It feels like hundreds of highlighters have already been released this year which is pretty incredible seeing as we're only just halfway through January. This is bad news for a lot of people (you know who you are!) who seem to be in a highlighting/strobe frenzy right now. I wasn't that into the new Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting collection which was a relief for my bank balance, until my heart settled on the spring 2016 Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder in Pink. Well spank my ass and call me Charlie, isn't this powder just gorgeous? See Temptalia's review for swatches but be warned, you will want it with every fibre of your being. It's Limited Edition according to the Dior website meaning I will probably miss out because I'm currently on a makeup no-spend.
Left: Glowing Pink Right: Glowing Nude
Source Image: Dior
4. Innisfree Ampoule Intense Foundation for dry skin ₩18,000 
I saw the words "ampoule" and "for dry skin" and instantly realised I want both of those things in my foundation forever and always. The only thing holding me back is that I've never tried Innisfree and I don't know whether their lightest shade - 13 - pulls yellow/pink/neutral or deathly grey on me. I recently complained to my long suffering partner that Korean BB creams and foundations often look too yellow or too grey on me (even if they swatch neutral on others) when he innocently said something that rocked me to my core. "Have you considered that Korean makeup looks wrong on you because you're not actually Korean?" I have to admit he's got a pretty valid point... but I'm not one to let logic or reason get in the way of my never ending quest for the perfect dewy foundation. After all,  I have found Korean shades that do suit me perfectly (MISSHA's shade 13 and Mizon's Snail Repair BB in one shade fits all) so maybe, just maybe I could find a Korean foundation that suits me too. #thestruggleisreal #nevergiveup
Source Image: Innisfree
5. CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation £36
Yep it's another foundation on the wishlist. It seems like I picked the wrong week to give up sniffing glue right time to be in the market for a glowing finish foundation although at this rate I'm going to end up with too much choice. Is that a thing? I'm not sure that's actually a thing. I really do like CHANEL for base makeup so when I saw Vivianna's review of the new CHANEL foundation I knew instantly it was going on the wishlist. Ideal for dry skin? Highly pigmented?? Pro Lumiere vibe!?! GET ON MY FACE! The only concern I have is that in the UK it only comes in 9 shades so I'm going to have to go check it out in person and hope that they've got the pale girls covered. I'll be sure to report back with my findings.
Source Image: Chanel

6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit $40
The last thing on this month's wishlist is more highlighter because I won't rest until my cheekbones are capable of guiding ships away from dangerous land masses with their incredible glare. In actual fact I'm lagging behind everyone else in terms of highlighter because I only own two and if Instagram is anything to go by that's 25 fewer than I should own. This extreme social pressure has led me to eying up the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in the cool toned Gleam option. Lately I'm really into cool toned makeup because I feel it works better with pale skin. Check out the review of the ABH Glow Kit on Pixiewoo's blog, she also has swatches of the warm toned That Glow too if you're that way inclined.
Source Image: Anastasia Beverley Hills
As always, thanks for reading! Loveyoubyeee xoxo

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