Hello everyone ,
This week I want to share with you some of my favourite makeup items that I’ve been reaching for the most. I don’t wear makeup everyday but whenever I do wear it these are the products I’ve been loving.Some I’ve used for a long time but some are fairly new picks but I recommend them all. What are some of your favourite makeup products ? Have you tried any of these before ?
- Body Shop InstaBlur primer
I’ve used this primer for a few years now and it’s one of my favourites . It is like a thick clear gel but it makes your skin feel really smooth and it’s really good for dry skin as it leaves it feeling really hydrated . Other primers I’ve tried have broken me out but this one doesn’t and is also cruelty free which is amazing ! It keeps my makeup on all day and even though it’s fairly expensive one tube lasts for ages .
- L’Oréal true match foundation in 2n vanilla rose
I love this foundation as it gives such a flawless , natural but high coverage finish without looking cakey or false in the slightest . It comes in such a wide range of skin tones so it is perfect for everyone which is amazing! It lasts quite long aswell and since I have dry skin it doesn’t cling or bring attention to any dry patches either. It’s only £9.99 so I’d definitely recommend it to everyone and you don’t need to worry about it oxidising either like many other foundations I’ve tried .
- Maybelline fit me concealer in 15
I use this concealer underneath my eyes and blend it because it is very brightening and extremely light shade. It has a really lovely creamy consistency and it reminds me a lot of the NARS radiant creamy concealer . However, I don’t like the limited colour range it has as I’m quite pale but shade 15 is too light for me so I use it underneath my eyes to brighten but shade 10 is too dark. For some reason shade 15 is lighter than shade 10 because I was really confused when I discovered that .
- Seventeen stay time concealer in fair
This concealer has to be one of my all time favourites , it is so affordable and such good coverage ! I tried the collection lasting perfection before I got this one as everyone seemed to be obsessed over it but I found it really cakey and that it clinged to all my dry patches . This one has around the same coverage and the same price but I prefer it a lot more because it covers up any blemishes really well.
- Nyx colour corrector concealer green
I know many people colour correct all the time and I’ve never done it excessively even though I know it’s meant to be amazing . So I don’t use this concealer all the time but I like to carry it around with me because it’s amazing for when I have any spots or red patches . I have eczema so quite often I suffer from redness , so whenever it’s really bad I apply a bit of that before I put foundation on and it hides the redness straight away.
- Nyx matte bronzer -medium
I got this bronzer for Christmas after I’d heard quite a lot of good recommendations , even though I’m really pale I had to get medium as the light was so light it didn’t seem to show up at all. I like this bronzer because it’s not orange and it adds a lovely bit of warmth to the face without looking patchy .
- Nyx contour duo
I got this little palette when I was in America and it’s really compact and great to take travelling with . I don’t use the highlight in it but I use the contour shade to make my cheekbones more defined . It’s the perfect shade because its not too dark or too cool toned either so it looks natural and it blends really well.
- Maybelline lash sensational mascara
I got this mascara after the huge hype on social media, and I do love it as it makes your lashes look amazing and it stays on all day without smudging ! However even though it makes your lashes look really long and black , I have to say I don’t particularly like the wand . I find it really good to get to all the smaller lashes but I find it really hard to apply . Maybe it’s just me but since the wand is slightly curved I seem to get it everywhere especially when I do my lower lashes. When it runs out i think I’m going to try a new mascara maybe the maybelline push up or the nyx double stacked mascara. Do you have any recommendations?
- Nyx warm neutrals eyeshadow palette
This palette is one of my favourites I own because it has a variety of mattes and shimmers for every occasion. The eyeshadows are really soft and the shimmers are quite pigmented so they blend really well . It took me ages to get my hands on this palette , it was always sold out but I eventually managed to get it on boots website. The colours are so gorgeous and warm coloured looks are my absolutely favourite !
- Nyx jumbo pencil milk
I use this as an eyeshadow primer and it’s really good for hiding any veins on my eyelid before I put any eyeshadow on . The jumbo eye pencils come in many shades are really nice as eyeshadows on their own as they are really creamy and blendable. I sometimes use the jumbo pencil in my waterline to open and brighten my eyes up but it is also very useful for halloween or more creative looks!
- Nyx brown eyeliner
Brown eyeliner is a staple in my makeup bag because since I’m not very good at winged liner I use this underneath my waterline and just on top because it makes my lashes look thicker and more prominent . It was only £2.50 and it just looks really nice and is more natural and easier to apply and wear than winged liner.
- Mary loumanizer highlighter
This highlighter is a must have !! For ages everyone has been obsessing it and I honestly don’t know anyone who doesn’t like it! It’s so amazing because it gives such an amazing glow! Whenever I use this highlight I get loads of compliments and whenever i run out of it I’m definitely going to repurchase it! I love the packaging on it it’s so photogenic and cute and the balm is such a lovely brand with so many brilliant products!
- Nyx tame and frame brow pomade espresso
This is a fairly new purchase for me and before I used this I used either a pencil or a shadow to fill them in . I decided to buy this after I’d heard so many recommendations for it and that it was a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade . I knew that brow pomade dried up really quickly so I didn’t see the point in spending loads of money on one so I thought I’d try this one out and I love it so much!! It hasn’t dried up properly yet and if it gets a bit dry I just wipe a layer of it off and then it’s back to normal again It makes my brows look amazing and is really easy to work with . It is waterproof as well so it stays on all day and doesn’t fade in the slightest.
- Nyx setting spray matte
I use this everyday whenever I wear makeup because it defer your makeup really nicely . I chose to try the nyx one because it’s one of my favourite brands and i wasn’t too sure whether setting sprays worked or not so I didn’t want to buy a expensive one if I didn’t use it. The bottles are quite small but when it runs out I’m definitely going into pick up another one.
- Nyx liquid suede in sandstorm
This is my everyday , favourite lipstick I’ve been wearing a lot recently . It’s a gorgeous browny nude and also a dupe to dolce k . The formula of nyx lipsticks are really lovely and long lasting , and they come in a variety of different colours. I own a lot of the soft matte lip creams and the lingeries because they are so affordable and so comfortable to wear . They don’t feel heavy on the lips and are not extremely drying either.They are definitely my favourite liquid lipsticks from the drugstore!
Hope you enjoyed this blog post , if you have any recommendations please let me know either in the comments or tweet me @jxnna_b .