Makeup shopping for my Nanna!

My Nanna is pretty cool as far as Nannas go. She loves her skincare, and favours brands like Elemis and Decleor. She has an extensive nail varnish collection filled with OPI, Leighton Denny and Essie polishes and she is in the know when it comes to new products and special offers on QVC. My Nanna turned 71 on Sunday and although she may be 71, she in no way looks it. In fact, i’d say a good ten years off 70.

Whilst I was away my Grandad asked me to buy my Nanna some new make up for her birthday. I thought it would be quite a challenge but I was definitely the girl for the job and if I couldn’t choose good items, then I am not the beauty blogger/make up addict that I thought I was! Nanna usually goes for blue eyeshadows and mascaras, brown toned blushes and coral and pale pink lips. I’ve been saying for years that she needs to get out of her make up pattern and change it up a bit. As she has beautiful blue eyes, a blue shadow/mascara isn’t emphasising them enough and the brown blushes need to be changed to a coral or pink to suit her skin tone better. Lipstick wise, the colours she wears are perfect and I can’t wait to add another to her collection.

Here’s what i bought for her!

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The brown kohl makes a refreshing change from the blue and will compliment her colouring. It will also work alongside the Sephora palette, filled with 14 neutral and muted colours.

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The Inglot blush in shade 29 is a beautiful colour that can be built up to a desired shade. Its very pigmented and the colour when swatched is so lovely, that I think I need one for myself!

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MAC Lipstick in Bombshell has a frost finish and I knew that this would be perfect as soon as I saw it. I kept looking at other colours but I kept going back to Bombshell. I think it was my instinct telling me that this was the one, and when Nanna opened it, she said it was just her colour. Yay!

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Between my mum, myself and my sister we also bought Nanna the core collection and the face collection brushes from Real Techniques so she now has a full new set of make up and brushes to play with!

Here’s a picture of the birthday girl, doesn’t she look good!

Happy birthday Nanna Fay, I love you xx

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