Every time I see Q&As videos or posts of my favourite beauty bloggers the most asked question comes in the form of : if you had to use only one of X product for the rest of your life what would you choose? I think that’s actually a pretty good question as it really defines that person’s preferences and personal style. That is why I decided do an all time favourites as an opening act so you can get an idea what kind of beauty products rule my world.
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in 03 Buttercream. On a daily basis I like my skin to look as much natural as possible but of course I better version of it where I have a more even skin tone and less blemishes (if I only could use in real life the pretty Snapchat filter…) This base fits perfectly my needs, it covers small imperfections and redness but still looks like you are not wearing much. Radiant and glowy but it doesn’t make you look like you could fry an egg in your forehead by lunch time. It comes in multiple shades so I am sure you can find the perfect one for you.
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 02 Cool Medium . An oldie but a goddie. Complete bargain as it is only £3.99 and cover perfectly any blemishes you can have. However, there are only three shades available so I don’t think girls with darker skin can find a good match.
Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder in 52 Vanilla. I am not a big fan of the very matte, powdery look, however, a bit of powder helps you make up to stay longer if you have a busy day ahead and stops your T-zone from getting shiny. This one adds a tiny bit of coverage without clashing with the glowyness ( is that even a word?) of your base.
Body Shop Honey Bronzer in Shade 02. Kardashian style contour is not for me, I prefer to apply a light wash of bronzer to my face in order to make it look a bit warmer and healthier. This one is very subtle and perfect for anyone scared of bronzers than make you look like an oompa-loompa.
Max Factor Cream Puff Blush in Alluring Rose. This whole range of blushers is incredible. They are baked blushed with some highlight pigments . They are very similar to the Hourglass Ambient Light blushers but for a fraction of the price. I have tried this one and another one on the range called Lovely Pink that I used entirely. I am very tempted to try other shades of the range.
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer Highligher. It packs a huge amount of golden pigments that looks gorgeous in the skin. A little goes a long way tho and I would be light handed with it unless you go for the disco ball look…
Urban Decay Naked Palette. Probably there is not much left to say about this palette that hasn’t been said yet. This product definitely lives up to the hype as it is my perfect palette, a bit pricy but totally worthy . Twelve beautiful warm neutral eye shadows, very pigmented and easy to blend. An all rounder that you can use from very natural day wear to super smoky evening looks.
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Infinite Daring Length + Volume Mascara. Very lenghty and self-explanatory name. I find most mascaras give me only lenght or volume but it is quite hard to find one that does everything. This one gives you false lashes effect perfect for a more dramatic look without of the hassle of the falsies.
Charlotte Tilbury Powder Eye Pencil in Sophia. Every time I see other people wearing winged liner I think how flattering looks but when I try it on myself I resemble more Amy Winehouse than Audrey Hepburn. That’s why I use a brown liner to softly define my eyes. This one is very subtle and it looks as if you have done it with an eyeshadow but it is much easier to apply.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Amazing Grace. My love to Charlotte Tilbury products could be a whole post itself, everything I’ve tried is amazing. Her matte lipsticks are definitely the star of show, beautiful matte colours that are surprisingly moisturizing and not drying at all. This one in particular is probably my all time favourite lipstick. It is a pinky coral that gives some colour to the lips that equally makes more interesting a “no make-up” makeup and doesn’t clash with something stronger in the eyes.
Which are your favourite products? Do you have any personal recommendations?