I was tagged by Emma from Emma Inks to do this tag! Basically it is all about makeup that you couldn’t do without, or if you could only have these pieces, what would they be. Same thing really! So I thought it would be a fun tag to do for the first one in October! Expect more tags – it’s all part of the Vlogtober plans. Right let’s get stuck in shall we!
For primers I love the Smashbox primers*, they’re primers I tend to go back to a lot. I’m currently using the green colour corrector primer from them. For eyelid primer I have used mac Painterly Paint pot for an age, I’ve also been using my Urban Decay eyelid primers again and love them. For foundation I have two – simply because one is being discontinued. The Catrice Even Skin Tone beautifying foundation has been a favourite for a long time and I want more, sadly it’s no longer available..sad times. The second foundation that I’ve repurchased is a bit more light weight but still a great one – the Dior Nude foundation*, it makes my skin look all kinds of healthy. I’ve also two face powders, they do different things though. The NYX Studio Photo Finish Powder* rocks my socks for baking your face or just generally setting your face. Big fan. The second powder is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder* in Ethereal Light.
I don’t do bronzer, so I’ll talk about my contour instead. I have loved the NYX blush in Taupe* for years, I still have the old one! For blush I think the one I could use forever..mostly is the essence matt touch blush in berry me up. It’s a great flush of colour on my cheeks and definitely one I can pair with lots of different looks. For highlighter, I picked two again. The Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder which is a wonderful cool toned, silvery highlighter and the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Highlighter which is more of a goldy toned highlighter. Both are finely milled and fabulous.
Eyes and Lips
For lips there are two brands that stand out. I have a huge amount of Rimmel lipsticks, of course the classic 107. There’s also a new addition from Smashbox, one of the new liquid lipstick on Bawse, this lip stays in place all day and I mean alllllllll day. So impressed.
For eyes I’ve two eyeshadow palettes that I adore. The Urban Decay Naked Basics* palette rocks, it’s a great complimentary palette. For colours, I love the Sephora Primal Instincts palette – sadly it’s no longer available, I adore it. The one eyeliner brand that I love the most is the Jordana 12H Made to Last pencil. I’ve so many of these pencils and I love them. They smudge out and once set they will stay in place all day! The last piece of makeup is the NYX Doll Eye mascara, this is a recent love and it rocks. So much so that I actually did review post on it! For setting spray I do love the Urban Decay De Slick, or the All Nighter. Both rock my socks.
So that’s my Ride or Die list – you can check out the video below if you fancy a closer look at anything. Thanks a million for reading, chat you soon!