This is the first weekend I've had off in three months so it's been lovely to actually have time to enjoy creating this post.
Today I'll be sharing with you my holy grail/can't live without, beauty products.
I've been wearing make up 'properly' since I was 16 and I'm now nearly 21 and I've been so much more serious about make up since I started blogging about it almost 3 years ago.
I have tried and tested a vast variety of products over the years and have built quite the collection of 'ryde or die' products, hence why there a lot of products mentioned in this blog post!
Some are fairly new, others I've been using for years.
Brace yourselves, it's going to be a looong post.
- The Body Shop Oils Of Life Revitalising Facial Oil
- Garnier Moisture + Matte Moisturiser
- L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Base primer
- Revlon Colorstay Combination/Oily foundation in '180 Sand Beige'
- L'Oreal True Match The Concealer in '4 Beige'
- Rimmel London Stay Matte pressed powder in 'Sandstorm'
- Freedom Makeup blush in 'True Loved'
- Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder highlighter in 'Marilyn'
- Urban Decay De-Slick Make Up Setting Spray
- GOSH Forever Eyeshadow Stick in 'Bright Copper'
- Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours the Brave eyeshadow palette
- Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette
- Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in 'Black'
- Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara in 'Extreme Black'
- Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara in 'Black'
- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 'Revlon Red'
- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 'Cherries in the Snow'
- GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick in 'Temptation'
To achieve a flawless base that lasts all day I rely on the L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Base as it mattifies my skin and gives my foundation something to cling to. I used the L'Oreal Matte Infallible foundation for a while but I found that TOO matte and it just made my skin look dry and cakey.
The Revlon Colorstay foundation is a favourite amongst bloggers and I can see why; it's the best matte foundation I have ever used. It doesn't make my skin look dry or cakey and it lasts all day. It actually looks better once it's been worn for a couple of hours! It looks like skin and not a mask on your face, has great wear time and doesn't melt off of my nose.
I don't often use concealer but when a pesky spot breaks out, I like to hide it with the L'Oreal True Match Concealer as it has great coverage and the shade blends well.
I set everything with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder to keep everything in place all day.
To bring a bit of colour into my face I love the Freedom blush (at only £1 may I add!), the pigmentation is great and it lasts well. I like the Make Up Academy blushes too for the same reasons. To glow up my skin I use the Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder; it is beautifully pigmented and blends like a dream. It's also the most gorgeous gold shade.
Lastly I practically drown myself in the Urban Decay's De-Slick Setting Spray (once all of my make up is done) to keep everything on point for the rest of the day. This stuff is epic!
The GOSH eyeshadow stick makes an incredible eyeshadow base and really makes the metallic shadows stand out, it lasts all day too! I have a bunch of these shadow sticks as they're so easy to use and are so versatile. The dry down pretty quick though so you have to blend them out as soon as you've put them on.
My number one gel eyeliner and the only eyeliner I ever use is the Maybelline one, I've been using it for over 6 years (obviously not the same pot - eew) and don't know what I'd do without it. Although they've changed the brush and the formula over the years (boooo) , it's still the best eyeliner I've ever used. The formulation is great, it glides on and lasts all day on the lid and in the waterline - it stays jet black. I love love love it.
I always find myself coming back to the Lash Sensational mascara and I've recently bought the 'Extreme Black' version and I like it so much more than the original, it's obviously much more pigmented and the formula is just much better, it's more buildable. It separates and lengthens each and every lash thanks to the spoon shaped brush.
I bought the Better Than Sex mascara a little while a go and didn't like it much at first. Now that it's had time to dry out a bit, I love it. I use it every day on top of Lash Sensational to add volume to my lashes. A perfect duo for amazing lashes.
I'm definitely a red lipstick girl and this is my all time favourite red. A recent addition to my Revlon lippies is 'Cherries in the Snow' - a beautiful pink with plum undertones. It's such an incredible colour and I think it'll work in all seasons and suit many skin tones. They both have a 'Super Lustrous' finish meaning they have a slightly glossy sheen to them. The colour payoff and longevity of these lipsticks is just unbeatable - better than the 3 MAC lipsticks I have!
I also love my GOSH lipstick in 'Temptation' as it's a perfect pink colour with a slightly red undertone. The pigmentation and longevity of this is also amazing and such great value at £7.
So those are all of my Holy Grail Beauty Products.
What are some of yours? Leave me a comment!
Congratulations if you got to the end of this post - it was a big'un.
Thanks for reading and I'll be back next Sunday with a little NYX Haul.
Read my last post here: What's in My Glossybox? | July 2016
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