Good morning lovelies!
I feel as though my mind, body and soul are all eagerly awaiting the arrival of Friday’s 5pm! However, as we’re no closer to time travel (I mean, it’s 2019 – it’s about time isn’t it?!) I’m going to have to wait. So in the meantime, I thought I’d give you all a look into my go-to beauty products!
Starting with the basics – my foundation:
The Ordinary Coverage Foundation (Very Fair 1.0NS)
£5.75 (30ml) – Cult Beauty
I only jumped on The Ordinary bandwagon a few months ago, but it’s safe to say I’ve never looked back. I love this foundation – it’s super light weight, applies really evenly and spreads like no other. You really do not need a huge amount, which I love as I hate the feeling of clogging up my pores with a heavy foundation, so this one is perfect! There are also SO many shades to choose from – I’m Very Fair because I’m paler than bread and forever will be!
Next up – my concealer:
Mac Pro Longwear Concealer (NC15)
£18.50 (9ml) – Mac Official Store
This is probably one of the favourite products I use. It’s the most effective concealer I’ve ever used and applies beautifully. It also smells amazing (?!) so there’s an added bonus for ya! Although it’s more of an expensive concealer, I’d say it’s 100% worth it and will last you for as long as you need!
Finishing the face – powder & bronzer:
Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
£29 (29ml) – Cult Beauty
My best friend introduced this to me last summer, because I think she got sick of me whining about how oily and gross my skin was and how no powders worked, especially in the summer months – then she showed me this. It’s super light weight, which I love. But it’s perfect for those heavy make up days where you need to really bake in that concealer or if you just want a loose powder coating to keep everything in place. Plus, if you have horribly oily skin like moi, then you’ll know the struggle – I highly recommend this one.
Bronzer: Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer (Ticket to Brazil)
£4.50 – Beauty Bay
I’m not a huge bronzer person – as in, I like and enjoy wearing it and do apply it to my everyday look, but I’m not hugely fussy on which one I use. I know that may sound like blasphemy to some of you – but I just find most bronzers do the same sort of thing for me so I can go with whatever. However, I do really love this one. It’s got a good pigment and isn’t OTT, which I find some to be. It’s also got a little sparkle to it, which is always nice right?
Moving onto the brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Promade (Medium Brown)
£19 – Beauty Bay
I don’t know how they do it, but this eyebrow dip (is that what you call it? I have no idea) lasts forever. I began using this product about a year ago and it’s honestly done me wonders! My eyebrows are basically non-existent (thanks 12 year old Amy for the constant over plucking – what a fantastic idea that was) so it took me a while to find a product that allowed me to create good brows without making them look unbelievably fake – then I found this! Again, slightly more expensive but beyond worth it.
For the eyes; mascara:
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded – Extreme Black // Benefit They’re Real! – Black
Rimmel: £6.99 – Superdrug // Benefit: £22 – Cult Beauty
I’m one of those girls that uses two different mascara’s for the annoying reason of one has an amazing brush to apply and the other’s ‘shade of black’ (probs not a thing but I’m rolling with it) is perfect. So I combine the two mascara’s above, and I get a lot of compliments on my lashes so I feel like it’s ok. Rimmel’s colour and consistency is so nice, it doesn’t dry up to quick and isn’t very clumpy – but combine it with Benefit’s mascara wand and you’re in for a real treat. This wand is just perfect, it separates my lashes and adds such a nice length to them, I don’t think I’ll ever choose a different mascara!
My boring lip preferences:
Carmex (Vanilla Click Stick)
£3.25 – Superdrug
I’m really not a huge lipstick fan – I want to be, I own so many lovely lipsticks / liquid lipsticks, but I get so beyond irritated when I have them on. I’m also not very great at applying them, so it just ends up in a bit of mess. Instead, I just opt for my Carmex, which I probably couldn’t live without (super dramatic) as I suffer a lot from chapped lips but also chewing my lips, and Carmex kinda saves me from that! Plus I like the way it looks as well so overall, a win win.
Make up remover:
Garnier Micellar Water
£3.29 (400ml) – Superdrug
I feel like this stuff is flavour of the year for most girls, and I am all about the hype for it. I bloody love this stuff! I have a real bugbear with taking off my make up, as in, I just hate doing it and for a good few years (when I was like 15, don’t hate me) I just didn’t really take it off – I mean, I did but not when I should – but then I discovered that nearly every single face wipe that exists doesn’t dissolve, biodegrade etc. and just overall, are really shit for the environment. So I moved over to Micellar Water and it’s just so nice to use. It feels like it’s really removing everything and makes my skin feel amazing afterwards.
Last, but definitely not least – overnight oil:
The Ordinary Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
£9.00 (30ml) – Beauty Bay
As you’ll constantly hear me moaning about, I suffer from oily skin. I hate it, it’s the most irritating thing about my skin and I just kinda got on with it for years. I then started hearing everyone go on about rose hip oil and it’s magical powers, so I thought I’d try it. I promise you – this stuff works! Don’t get me wrong, I still have oily-er days but overall, my skin has improved SO much. I just apply this before I go to bed, and voilah!
Enough of my rambling – let me know what products you can’t go without!