I have my hair and makeup done a number of times throughout the year and as a result I am always introduced to new products. And whilst it’s always good to see what’s currently out there, it’s the ones that make it into my makeup bag that are really special. Because if a beauty product is currently a part of my beauty collection, it means that I love it and rate it highly. So what am I obsessing over right now? Here they are…
Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
I’ve been a fan of this forever. It glides on beautifully, doesn’t feel heavy and gives me the skin of my dreams.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice concealer & touch-up stick
When you find a concealer that you’re happy with it, hang onto it! I discovered this gem this year and rate it for its ability to cover all manner of beauty issues from a pesky pimple to the tell-tale signs of a big night.
Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega bronzer
I always love a sweeping of bronzer to add a little “I’ve just been on holidays” glow to my face and this does the job beautifully.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder
Yes, another MJ winner! This one is good for touch-ups and getting rid of shine, setting makeup and just generally giving myself a glowy finish.
Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid
Yes, I like using more than one kind of foundation. Whilst Armani Luminous Silk has been a long term favourite, I was recently introduced to this Clarins Foundation and have quickly embraced it. It makes my skin look nice and dewy and also offers great coverage.
Benefit Precisely My Brow pencil and Maybelline Total Temptation brow pencil
I’m rotating between these two and love them both equally. If you’re on a budget though, the Maybelline pencil is a steal.
Benefit, Brow bar or MAC eyebrow gel
I can’t live without eyebrow gel to keep my brows in place for a polished finish. All three do a great job.
Covergirl Lash Blast mascara
This is one of those mascaras that is super affordable but does such a good job that you think it should be really expensive. It provides a really great finish and achieves beautiful lashes.
Marc Jacobs The Big O! mega eye shadow for everyday
I used this during Fashion Week this year and fell in love. Lush lashes are just a sweep away with this beauty.
Charlotte Tilbury Stars In Your Eyes eye shadow
I really rate Charlotte Tilbury makeup but particularly love the subtle flush of colour this gives my eyes.
Makeup Forever pro sculpting palette (cream blush)
Who else loves a product that does a host of different things? This palette has a cream blush that I use regularly and is also perfect for a bit of contouring.
Charlotte Tilbury contour wand and beauty light wand for contouring
Another contouring go-to. Love the texture, finish and ease of application of these.
Mecca Max lipstick in Reality Check or MAC Lychee
Both of these deliver a really nice flush of colour to the lips. For those looking for the ideal peach shade, the MAC lychee is well worth checking out.
MAC liner or Charlotte Tilbury eyeliner in Rock n kohl
As you can see, I like to go between products to mix it up a bit. I’m a fan of both of these. Both offer a great finish and are so easy to use.
MAC lip liner in Spice
I like using this lip liner when I’m wearing lipstick but it’s also fine to use on its own to add a hint of colour to your lips.
If I’m not using the MJ mascara, you can bet I’m using this. I love the falsh lash effect it gives.