Monday, 22 December 2014

What's In My Makeup Bag?? | Everyday Essentials

Want to find out what's in my makeup bag? Then this post is for you! Here I have my everyday beauty essentials; products that I use every day to do my makeup and make myself look presentable. Watch my video to hear more about it or read on...

Products Mentioned:
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation 103 True Ivory
Laura Mercier Bronzing Pressed Powder 'Golden Bronze'
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder 001 Transparent
L'Oreal Lumi Magique Highlighting Pen '1 Light'
MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush 'Peachykeen'
NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow 'Himalia' & 'Andromeda'
Lollipops Eye Pencil '701 Goodbye Moon'
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Excess Mascara
Maybelline Baby Lips 'Pink Punch'
Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm '105 Demure'
L'Oreal Colour Riche Collectin Prive 'Doutzen's Nude'
MAC Brushes 138 & 224
Ecotools Large Powder & Eyeshadow Brush

What are your makeup bag essentials?

Thursday, 18 December 2014

My Favourite Foundations | Drugstore & High End

What is your favourite foundation? I couldn't choose only one, so here I have my top 6 favourite foundations at the moment. I decided to include both drugstore and high end brands so read on to find out why I love them so much...

The Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation is my go-to everyday foundation of choice. I've just been wearing it non-stop because it makes my skin look amazing. It has that perfect medium coverage that hides all imperfections without looking cakey; plus it feels ultra comfortable and hydrating on the skin. I highly recommend this one if you're looking for a new foundation or even if you're just starting out with makeup and want a good affordable foundation. Check out my review!

L'Oreal True Match Foundation (watch my review) was actually recommended to me ages ago and I haven't stopped using it since. It's a great all rounder and another one of those 'easy' foundations that suits all skin types. I say if you're unsure about what foundation to buy, just go for L'Oreal True Match and you won't be disappointed! This has more of a matte finish, which makes it longer lasting and the perfect companion if you want your makeup to stay flawless all day.

My high end pick is the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation. How I adore this one! It's the best spring/summer foundation because it is water based and ultra lightweight. If you have good skin naturally then this could be your go-to foundation all year round; but for those of us with a few blemishes/marks here and there, it's best for the warmer months. I love to apply this foundation with my fingers as it melts into the skin and leaves a lovely radiant glow.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Foundation is another one of my absolute favourites. I see this as my 'special occasion' foundation because it has the power to make any skin look amazing. Your skin looks airbrushed yet still natural, plus you have this gorgeous dewy glow. I always use this on my clients when doing weddings, events or photo shoots. It's a little pricey but oh so worth it! 

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (read my review) was my favourite last summer and I would wear it non stop. I actually forgot how much I love this foundation and I'm definitely wearing it tomorrow! This is almost like your drugstore version of the Guerlain Lingerie De Peau. Just like the name suggests, this foundation is an instant pick me up. If you have dull/dry/lacklustre skin then I highly recommend you try this one. It goes on smoothly, has great coverage and lasts all day!

Last but not least is the Revlon Colorstay Foundation. This was one of the first foundations I ever bought and I used to go through bottles of these when I had oily/acne prone skin as a teen. If you want to cover every little mark on your face then this is the foundation for you. It can look a little cakey, so the trick is to work with it quickly and blend blend blend! The formula for Normal/Dry skin is a little more fluid and easier to apply, so I would probably go with that if your skin is in good condition.

What are your favourite foundations? Do you use any of the ones I mentioned?