November Favourites

November was yet another blink-and-you’ll-miss-it month for me, despite celebrating my 27th birthday, nothing really seemed to happen. I’ve been using quite a few of the same things on rotation lately, but there were still some stand out products that I thought it best to mention. My pick of the bunch for November: By Terry Ultra-Correcting Foundation, Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara, Echolife Floral Facial Mist, b collection by Bloom ‘Barcelona’ Nail Polish & Byredo Gypsy Water perfume.

Product Review: By Terry Rose De Rose Liquid Blush in Fresh Rose

If you’ve not already been introduced to By Terry’s range of cosmetics run, don’t walk to your nearest By Terry stockist. (FYI for those in Australia, that would be Mecca Cosmetica) The ‘Rose De Rose’ blush was the first liquid blush that I was ever exposed to, and it is absolutely beautiful. You only need a really small amount of product to give amazing colour payoff, and the blush applies smoothly and evenly without drying too quickly (which can make it hard to blend properly). I tend to apply a drop of the blush to the back of my hand, blend it out with a foundation brush and then apply it to my face. I find it a lot easier to work with like this.

Despite the heavy pigmentation, the blush blends out to be a beautiful gentle pink shade. It contains tiny shimmer particles that aren’t really obvious unless you’re standing in the sun. The staying powder is great, and the blush lasts all day on me, though I do top it up with a bit of powder blush over the top when I want it to really have some impact. One of my favourite things about this product is that it smells like roses. It’s absolutely divine. The By Terry Rose De Rose Liquid Blush retails for $110 AUD and can be purchased online (or in stores) from Mecca Cosmetica.