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Sunday, 11 September 2016

BEAUTY | 5 Make-up products I couldn't live without

Despite calling myself a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, I don't really blog much about beauty.

It's not that I don't want to - I love experimenting with eye shadow looks and trying new products, but I guess I just don't have the expertise to do so. For example, I can't take decent photographs of make-up AT ALL.

Or maybe I just like the way 'fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog' flows - if I were to remove the beauty part, what would I put in its place?

Anyway. I digress.

Inspired by Rhian Westbury's recent post, I thought I'd do something similar but with my own twist on it (even though essentially this post I'm doing right here has been done to death.)

Nonetheless, here's five make-up products I just couldn't live without.

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MAC STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION
Concealer is a necessity for me, but only when it comes to make-up. As in - I'll happily go bare-faced and out of the house without make-up if I'm feeling it. I'm very lucky that since adopting a skincare routine that works for me, I have the confidence to go make up free. It wasn't always like this though! But, when I do make the effort to wear make up, this product is a must have. I love this concealer in particular because it's so lightweight - it literally covers up blemishes and smooths out my skin - and that's all. It's super natural looking and that's what I like about it. It's the ideal base that works well enough on its own, but can easily be built up.

RIMMEL LONDON EYELINER EXAGGERATE SMOKE'N SHINE
Eyeliner is pretty much a life changer for me and when I don't wear it, I actually feel like a tramp. I think it makes such a big difference, so much so that on more than one occasion, I've put eyeliner on and it's made such a difference to my eyes that I've forgotten to add mascara and haven't even realized till way later. If I ever feel like toning it down, I'll just use concealer, eyeliner and maybe a subtle lipstick, forgoing eye shadow and mascara and such. Eyeliner is like my vice and probably my favourite make up product ever. I'm not always fussed with the brand, but this is a favourite of mine because it comes with a little smudger on the end.

BLUSHER
I'm pale af so I need some sort of colour to my cheeks - and unfortunately I just don't get on with bronzer. I'm still after the perfect blusher, though I do enjoy any Benefit blushers.

LIPSTICK
Lipstick! Oh my life! Although I have yet to find a nice collection of lipsticks for day-to-day wear (they're either too bold or too subtle!) - lipstick is my vice for a night out. I feel, like eyeliner, lipstick can transform a whole look. Give me a dark, gothic red or purple lipstick on a night out anyday and I'll feel like a million pounds. Often I'll throw on something ever so casual to wear and instead pair it with a bold dark lipstick to do the talking. 

A NAKED PALETTE
I have yet to be able to afford the actual Naked Palette, and tend to go for cheaper dupes such as W7 In The Buff  Palette, but in general, a palette with some nude colours is a must have for me. The colours are always great for everyday wear - and with them and a smudge of eyeliner, mascara isn't even necessary. Likewise, the colours can also be used for an evening look too. I love how versatile naked palette's are.

So there you have it - five make-up products I simply could not live without. What are yours?!

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15 comments:

  1. I have to admit I love the naked palette as well it really offers some gorgeous colours to play with. x

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  2. You should deffo save and get yourself a Naked palette they are the best for everyday neutral eyes! <3

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  3. I love the naked palette, , it has a good range of colours and choice.

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    1. Yeah it does! You can create some great looks with it x

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  4. I havent used any of these but I know Rachel (wife) is a massive Benefit fan!

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    1. Benefit is a lovely brand, loads of people are big fans :) x

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  5. I would love to try The Naked Palette.

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    1. Me too! The cheap version is okay but I'd love to treat myself to the actual proper one x

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  6. Glad you found some inspiration in my post :) I really need to give the mac foundation a try once one of my millions of others runs out. x

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    1. So many people rave about MAC, it took me a while to try it but I'm glad I did x

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  7. I don't know if k could pick just 5 I have too many to chose from haha

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  8. I've never used any of these products so it looks like I've got some shopping to do!

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    1. Let me know what you think if you do buy any of these! x

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