Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Makeup Items I Don't Know How I Lived Without

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm showing you all some of my all time favourite makeup items, this little stars have seen me through some tough times and as soon as I finish them, I will be running out to repurchase them ( some of them are already repurchases)
Be prepared - there's a lot of pictures!

First up for discussion is the Contouring Blush and Bronze Duo from Elf Cosmetics in the colour 'St Lucia'
I love everything about this duo, easy to wear, easy to blend, the colours are spot on for me and the packaging is nice and sleek.
At £3.95 it is an incredible deal and I use this most days. I also love it so much that I bought it again to pop into a 'makeup starter kit' I put together for a friend.
If you don't have this in your stash then you need it... Right now.

Next is 'Skin Base Lift Concealer in White Light' from Illamasqua.
As you can see from the picture this product is well used (may look a little grubby but that is because I use it for contouring and the colours get swooshed together).
At £17.50 a go, this isn't a cheap option but for me there is nothing else I've tried ever that matches this product for a Kim Kardashian style contour.
Not an everyday product for me but I pull this out whenever I'm going for a full face of makeup to get that wow factor.

Next we have Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer from The Balm.
This is my go-to daily highlighter at the moment, it just gives the most beautiful finish and is subtle enough for daily wear.
I also use it on my collar bone, the bridge of my nose and as an eyeshadow, a browbone highlight and an inner corner brightener.
It may not be the cheapest at £16.00 but it is multi use and just plain old gorgeous.

Next is Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eyeliner in Perversion
Again this product is not cheap, at £15.00 for an eyeliner you may be forgiven for thinking I've lost my mind, however, this eyeliner does everything you would want your eyeliner to do, it glides on so easily without any pulling, tugging or scratching *shudders* at your eye.
The colour is second to none with the colour 'Perversion' being the blackest black I've ever tried.
It stays on all day, and I mean all day with me pulling a 12 hour work shift without reapplying and it was still there.
Hands down the best eyeliner ever.

Now we have the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, this is yet another very indulgent buy at £56.00 for 3 powders you may be forgiven for think I'm out of my tiny mind, however this was a present so really.... It was free right?
It is amazing though, I use the middle powder to set my concealer, the darkest powder I use to very slightly add a contour to my face and the final powder to add colour to the apples of my cheeks. It's so subtle you can't detect it on your face but you just look like a fresher version of you.

Next we have an item I've repurchased several times over the years, Erase Paste Concealer from Benefit.
This is pretty similar to the Bobbi Brown correctors people rave over but personally I prefer this one from benefit.
It costs £20.50 but as you only need a teeny bit it lasts months and months. It blocks out your dark circles and brightens the under eye area, I either wear this alone (set with my hourglass powder) or I layer it under a heavy duty yellow toned concealer.

Finally for makeup items we have RĂªve de Miel lip balm from Nuxe.
This is hands down the most nourishing lip balm I've ever used and although it can be a tad heavy for daily use, I always pop this on before bed and it keeps my normally dry and chapped lips perfectly hydrated and smooth.
The texture is very thick and can take a whole to get used to but once you have got used to the feeling, it becomes a must have and this is my 3rd jar now.

I hope you enjoyed this post, what are your must have items?
Toodles xxx



  1. Great idea for a post. I really need to try Mary Lou as everyone raves about it


    1. Ooh well let me know if you get it it's my favourite highlighter xx


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