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Make Up Addictions

I have a confession to make. One which, if you follow me on Instagram, you may have a hint at already.

I am addicted to make up. Not just make up to wear but make up to photograph, make up to flat lay, make up as war paint. 

Yep, addicted. While I am no Leah from Devoted to Pink or Chloe from Lady Writes (you NEED to check out their blogs – they are pure inspo!) I’d like to think I know a thing or two about make up.

And, I definitely know a thing or two about good make up on a budget! There are certain brands I am addicted to. I am a loyal shopper and once I find a brand I really like I go a bit crazy for their products. So, here’s a few snaps of my latest Make Up Addictions!


First up, let’s talk about ELF.

ELF stands for Eyes, Lips and Face and it is considered a bit of a bargain brand. But don’t let the low, low prices put you off or worry at all about quality!

ELF is one of my favourite brands. Their make up is always flawless on me and their skincare is second to only Soap and glory in my house!

I am absolutely obsessed with this Natural Glow Palette. If you’ve visited my blog before, you’ll know I have a slight obsession with highlighters and my ultimate make up goal is to look as close to the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz as possible! And this gorgeous palette helps me emulate that look a million fold.

I use so many different highlighters, from Anastasia Beverly Hills to even Primark’s new range (which is fab by the way, definitely worth a check out!) but this ELF version has made it’s way to the top of my Tin Man/Party Face look!

It’s so pigmented and iridescent and it is just amazing for a brilliantly low price!

Can we also just talk about Smashbox. A brand I have only heard good things about and one I have been desperate to try. Luckily, my amazing MIL treated me to some Smashbox basics for my birthday and their mascara and eye lash primers are literally out of this world!

I have really sensitive eye lashes and it is one area of beauty that I am really paranoid about but using this Smashbox Mascara and Primer makes my lashes look insane!

I am all about quality for good pricing but this one wins the medal!

Don’t recoil in horror! I haven’t sold out or done anything crazy – I am still a bargain blogger through and through.

But, a post about my Make Up and Beauty Obsessions just wouldn’t be right without a little shout out to Chanel. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I adore their packaging and their products so it was only right I give a nod to some of my Chanel faves!

Chanel nail polish is one thing I treat myself to every Christmas. The Rouge Noir Range is a particular favourite of mine and I will never get over how long lasting and luxurious it really is!

Chanel Blush, for me, is like a once a year wear. It’s like a New Years Eve bring out. It is so beautiful, so pigmented and just everything I could ever want in a blush – but as a bargain blogger through and through, it’s one I can only afford as a massive treat!

Laura Mercia finishing powder is up there with my Ben Nye banana powder. Contour queens will know it to be your go-to powder for cutting those lines and contouring to your hearts content.

I have combination skin and can suffer from flaky skin in my hair line and eye brows and Laura Mercia’s powder is the ONLY product that settles that issue and mattes my face when I am running around like a headless chicken (which is always when I’m getting ready!)

What are some of your Make Up Obsessions?

Stay tuned for me… I think I’ve got a problem!





  1. November 2, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Chanel’s packaging is so gorgeous isn’t it! I love elf too! My personal favourite is their gel linner!

    • Rosie Ireland
      November 11, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      Chanel packaging is pure goals!

  2. Mel
    November 2, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Oh I love this post. It’s always a bonus to find great makeup for a reasonable price. I personally love ELF too. I went crazy in America last year for it, so glad it’s here in the UK now!
    Mel x

    • Rosie Ireland
      November 11, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      Yes!! great minds think alike! you have the BEST taste in make up too!

    • Rosie Ireland
      November 11, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      they’ve really come back in fashion haven’t they

  3. Rosie Ireland
    November 11, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    aren’t they! I love their bronzer!

  4. Rosie Ireland
    November 11, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    rimmel are perfect for those everyday pieces – a huge fave from me!

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