(Left to right: Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation, Sephora Pantone Radiant Orchid Cheek Palette, Sephora Pantone Crème Lipstick in Radiant Rush, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, Guerlain Meoterites Setting Powder, Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, Bobbi Brown Blush Brush, Sephora Pro Blending Brush)
Today I wanted to share some of my favourite products, some are newly found loves, some are classics that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to really part with.
Estee Lauder Double Wear is almost all I wear. No matter how many other foundations I’ve tried and tested, nothing has come in comparison to the long wear formula I get from this. I usually pair it with a BB cream underneath to get my SPF protection, a little extra coverage, and just to have as a primer.
Radiant Rush Lipstick; Crème Matte Formula, this beautiful lipstick which is a bold colour perfect for Spring, is close to becoming one of my favourite lipsticks- I’ve already picked up two of them, and I’m not even sure that’s going to be enough! Its a super long wearing matte finish, and I love pairing this with my YSL gloss Volupte #49. (You’ll always see me sporting this in my shameless selfies if you follow me on instagram…#iminlove?) Seeing as this is a limited edition, and from what I can tell, one of the most popular products in the Radiant Orchid Line this season, it’s going to sell out fast! Pick one (or two) up if you can!
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner; If I had to pick one product out of everything here, that I can’t live without…it would be this! Stay tuned for my liner comparison post I have planned, but I have used a lot of the best selling ones out there and ALWAYS go back to this one, its not advertised as waterproof anywhere, but let me tell you-it doesn’t move! It stays on well, drys almost instantly and is so easy to apply, the best part about this is the brush – Ms. KVD herself travelled to Japan, and while travelling discovered this calligraphy style brush makes for the easiest and best application, and turned it into a now best selling liquid liner.
Sephora Pantone Cheek Palette Trio: This limited edition exclusive to Sephora palette is gorgeous! It comes with a blush in their Colour of the Year, Radiant Orchid and two amazing highlighters- one in rose gold, that I actually use as a blush almost everyday- I get so many compliments on this colour , I wish it came on its own…and not LE! UK beauty bloggers- if you guys are interested in trying this out, I don’t mind doing a swap with someone, maybe you can send me a cheek palette I can’t get in North America for me to try out – I’m always snooping around beauty blogs and seeing all these things I want to try out!
Guerlain Meoterites Setting Powder: This, I should be talking about last, as its the last step, first of all: I love the smell! It spells nothing but luxury, with the beautifully elegant tin packaging, and the candy-like pearls that most people just want to eat. Its the envy of all my other beauty products on my table- and don’t be worried about the green little pearls inside, these pearls set your makeup beautifully while the green actually helps reduce redness in the skin!
Urban Decay Naked Basics; This 6 colour neutral palette is a really close 2nd runner up to the product I can’t live without, and that’s because its so versatile! I actually use this product to fill in my eyebrows, but this all matte palette can be a great travel companion and a great everyday office look palette as well!
Finally to the brushes. Of course as a makeup artist, there are a lot of brushes I use – but one of my favourites is the Bobbi Brown Blush Brush. I bought this brush SO many years ago, and today it is good as if its brand new! I hear many objections to these brushes because of the pricing, but honestly if you are going to buy a blush brush that’s going to last you 5+ years, I think it pretty much pays for itself. The way the brush is tapered as well, is to make it easy for everyone to use at home! You actually use this brush flat against the cheek and stroke downwards, its created to give that perfect natural flushed look to the skin!
The eye brush I chose to emerge as a favourite would definitely be my Sephora Collection blending brush. This little guy might look small, but it does so much! You can use this to pack colour onto the lid, or create a beautiful smokey eye, or of course as the name suggests, blend the colours you may be using already together to create that perfect look!
What are some of your thoughts on what your favourite products are? Or what are your thoughts on what I use? I’d love to know in the comments below, and be sure to subscribe to stay updated!