I'm always lusting after new bits and pieces - normally it's a mix of skincare and makeup but honestly, this month, it's been all about the makeup and not much else. So, I've decided that if I can't buy the makeup (and even my overdraft is telling me that I can't at this point in time) I can at least make you all lust after it to the same extent that I am and so, without further ado, here's a list of the top five must have beauty items on my list at the moment.
1: Le Metier De Beaute - Exquisite Kaleidoscope (£81)
Okay I know this is hella expensive, but please hang in there with me. Expensive and from a brand I've not used before, but I'm consoling myself by saying that each of these layers of powder (that are all face powders, to clarify) are only actually £20.25 and that's not even nearly as eye-watering (am I fooling anyone? No?). I really like the idea of all the powders I need being in one place because I'm very prone to losing things. Gimmicky? Yes. Does that make me want it any less? Definitely not.
2: Colourpop - Stole The Show ($8)
Since I've tried Colourpop shadows, all that I really want in my life is one of their highlighters. Because I'm a basic bitch, you all know that I've got my eye on Stole The Show which, when swatched, is pretty much the little sister of NARS Albatross. I'm all about the texture of Colourpop and I have no doubt that, especially for the price, this will soon be in my collection.
3: Make Up Geek - Face Brush Bundle ($45)
To be honest, I've wanted the Make Up Geek brushes since I found out that they did them, but I'm a real sucker for a good face brush and from a company I trust so much I just know that I'm going to love these when they inevitably find their way to me. Pretty to look at, and I have so much faith in the brand that I'm pretty sure that I won't hate the quality (fingers crossed). Borderline more than I'd usually pay for brushes as a huge Zoeva fan, but if I ever get my grubby mitts on them I'll update you as to how they work out.
4: Melt Cosmetics - Dark Matter Stack ($48)
This has been on my wishlist for longer than I care to remember, but I've just never gotten around to actually buying it. To be honest, this all falls into the same category of that I lose things and love a gimmick category, but I have to say that I really am all about the colours in here and I think they could quickly work together to form a really easy daily look. Okay, they're a magnetic stack of eyeshadows and I think it's cool. I probably would use the colours but it's mostly the magnetic stack thing.
5: Chantecaille - Protect The Lions Fall 2016 Palette (£75)
I love the Chantecaille palettes, and although I resent that only 5% of the hefty price tag goes actually helping whatever the theme of the palette is, it's still better than nothing. I love all of their conservation palettes, but this is the first one I've looked at and genuinely thought I would get decent wear out of. Expensive? Yes. For a good cause? Well, a tiny portion is. Do I want to add it to my collection for purely aesthetic reasons? You already know the answer to that.
What's on your beauty wishlist?