4th Blog Birthday – My Beauty Faves

4th Blog Birthday - My Beauty FavesCan you believe my little slice of the internet is four years old?!

4th Blog Birthday - My Beauty FavesThroughout my time blogging I’ve tried hundreds of different beauty products to see whats works and what didn’t step up to the mark. I often get asked whats your favourite mascara, whats your favourite foundation and in person it’s so easy to just say!

On here so much goes on that sometimes my ultimate favourites get lost in the stream of beauty posts. So today, as requested by a lot of you, I’m sharing my beauty faves of what I wear daily and what have been my beauty discoveries over the four years…

 My favourite…

4th Blog Birthday - My Beauty Faves

Primer – Benefit Porefessional. I love the creamy texture of this and pairs lovely with any foundation, I’ve noticed when I wear this my makeup doesn’t budge ALL day.

Body Lotion – Lush Snow Fairy. My readers know my fave product from Lush has to be Snow Fairy, this body conditioner is literally candyfloss in a tub – you smell lovely all year round. It’s also a good lotion for shaving.

Nude Lipstick – Charlotte Tilbury Sexy Sienna. This is more a coral but my go-to nude lipstick you’ll find 90% of the time I’m wearing this. Mac Velvet Teddy was a close contender!

Blush – Nars Super Orgasm. This is such a bright pink blush but has speckles of gold so pairs gorgeous with a golden highlighter. I’ve used this for about three years now and nothing compares.

4th Blog Birthday - My Beauty Faves

Haircare – Redken Pillow Proof Primer. Yes that’s right a primer for your hair! I use this before blowdrying and it speeds up the process as well as leaving your hair super soft. It’s perfect before you straighten or curl.

Self-Tan – Bondi Sands Tanning Foam. I’ve tried so many brands but this by far is my fave. I’ve worn this for about two years now and love the colour, it also comes off really nice too – no streaks!

Concealer – Seventeen Skin Wow. This is basically a budget-friendly version of the Touche Eclat and like the name, it really helps your skin pop. I use this daily to hide dark circles and any acne.

Eyeliner – Lancome Grandiose Liner. If you like a long-lasting matte finish, this is my go-to. It’s a shame its pricey but I love the easy application of this.

Brow Gel – Freedom Brow Pomade. Always wondered what I use for my brows? I swear by this. It’s only £5 and in three years I’m only onto my second pot. It gives a perfect shape and again lasts all day.

4th Blog Birthday - My Beauty Faves

Setting Powder – Vichy Dermablend. I would usually boast about a setting spray but this product is so underrated it needs mentioning! I always use this for a foolproof look.

Face Mask – Lancome Sleeping Mask. I love a night cream, I’m quite lazy when it comes to skincare but I always use this before bed. It plumps your skin overnight and you wake up to a fresh face!

Eyeshadow palette – UD Naked 3. I love this palette for the warm nude / pink colours and the golden shade is gorgeous. It’s an everyday palette for me especially from Spring to Summer.

Brow Powder – L’Oreal Brow Kit. I love the powder in this, its such a travel friendly size with the applicator and tweezers. I use the powder over the pomade to set my brows.

Bronzer – Mac Skinfinish Dark Deep. I love this shade. It blends perfectly to create an effortless contour, it’s also buildable whether I have tan on or not its the perfect shade for me.

4th Blog Birthday - My Beauty Faves

Red Lipstick – Mac Russian Red. My all time favourite red lipstick has to be Russian Red. It’s a creamy matte and lasts all night. I wear this throughout the year, especially around the festive season.

Foundation – YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint. I’ve tried dozens of foundations but I always come back to this. 90% of the time I’ll be wearing this for the dewy coverage but also the built-in highlighter, always makes your skin look luminous.

Mascara – Lancome Monsieur Big.  Again, mascara has got to be my favourite makeup item and after trying so many – I love this! It makes my eyes pop with length and volume.

Eyeshadow Palette – UD Smoky. I’m being greedy picking two palettes but for smoky and dark eye looks this again is my go-to product. You can tell I love this, I’ve hit the pan on a couple of shades. No one does it better than Urban Decay I think .

Highlighter – Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold. This beautifully packaged highlighter is an ultimate favourite. It’s a creamy powder and blends so nice with other powders. The golden sheen really compliments a tan and is worth the price tag if you ask me!

4th Blog Birthday - My Beauty Faves

There you have it, all my beauty favourites in one post. Four years has flown by in the blogging world and I’ve enjoyed trying all these products – Oh and the hundreds more! I’ve been so lucky to work with a lot of beauty brands so my readers know where to shop.

Do check back soon as Polished Couture will be going all Christmas-sy with lots of gift guides, calendar unboxing and lots more… Here’s the next 4 years of blogging! polished couture



  1. Sophie in Wonderland xo
    12 November 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Happy blogiversary!! I love this post idea! Xxx

  2. 12 November 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Congrats on four whole years of blogging, that’s amazing!

    Lucie xo | lucieleannexo.wordpress.com

  3. 12 November 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Happy Blogaversary!

    I need to post more, I haven’t even talked about any of my favorites in years!

    • 4 December 2017 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you!! There’s a post idea for you then 🙂

  4. 13 November 2017 / 5:44 pm

    Wow 4 years!!!!! Congrats. I really got put off Charlotte Tilburg after my bad makeover but so many people like you love it so I’ll have to give it another go x

    • 4 December 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Thanks Gemma! Aww no way, I’ve never had a makeover by them. I love the brand so much x

  5. 20 November 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Happy 4 years!!! This is a great idea for a post! I agree with the Mac bronzer …. I can’t remember which my shade but I use it all of the time! Xx

    • 4 December 2017 / 9:07 pm

      Thanks Rachel! They do such good bronzers don’t they 🙂 xx

  6. 9 December 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Happy Fourth Birthday!! 4 years is amazing 🙂 I’d love to try Nars blushes, but for now I’ve got and loving Sleek Rose Gold which is apparently similar to Orgasm.. have you tried it?

    • 10 December 2017 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you! Yeah I have it’s very similiar actually 🙂

  7. kayleigh watkins
    22 December 2017 / 7:22 pm

    4 years, what an achievement, well done, I love your beauty picks too xxx

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