As I already created a skincare list, I figured it was time to create a makeup list, too.
My all-time favourite makeup products, listed by category.
I was an avid wearer of tinted moisturisers for many years, mainly when we lived overseas as I couldn’t hack full or even medium coverage foundations in the heat. I have tried many tinted moisturisers, but these are my all-time favourites. For the natural lightweight coverage, for the glow, for the hydration.
I briefly considered breaking this category down by coverage level, but I don’t think there’s any point as all of them provide medium coverage at a minimum, with possibly two that I’d consider full coverage (Nars and Sculpted Satin Silk). All the foundations I use and love have the same qualities; they look like skin, they don’t feel heavy, they blend beautifully, and they last more than a couple of hours.
Concealer and Corrector
Some of my most-used concealers at the moment are Brighten Up by Sculpted by Aimee, 16 Hour Camo Concealer from E.L.F. Cosmetics and Jouer Essential High Coverage Liquid Concealer. I like all three because they cover very well and because they last. Jouer is slightly different than the others as it dries down to a more matte finish – perfect for nights out.
I use these products mainly to add natural looking flicks at the front of the brows as I have very little hair in that area. Hands down, Glossier Brow Flick is the best for this. I’ve lost count of how many times I have repurchased it. Saying that, I also love Benefit Precisely My Brow for defining the shape and adding thickness throughout the body of the brow.
No, you’re not seeing things. There is a grand total of four mascaras in this category! I am very picky about mascaras and loathe to recommend any that are not essentially award-winning. L’Oreal Lash Paradise is my longest and oldest love – a lash thickening and lengthening wonder that I have been using since first hit shelves nearly five years ago. Second to this, is Sculpted by Aimee My Mascara, Charlotte Tilbury Big Fat Lashes and Iconic London Triple Threat Mascara. All standouts.
I like cream blush and I cannot lie. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few powder blushes I love and I’ll probably add them in here at some point, but cream blush is the one. It makes me feel fresh, it makes my skin look great, and it takes about 12 seconds to apply. Win.
Nudes are (generally) not for me. The most natural lip you’ll see my wearing is Pink Pair from Sculpted by Aimee, a gorgeous natural peachy pink. After that it’s drama all the way; I love blue-toned reds, rich berry shades, electric neon pinks, and the occasional orange.
Again, there’s only two products in this category. I haven’t tried many finishing sprays but both of these are standouts for setting and holding makeup in place (Iconic London’s version adds major glow too, FYI).
I hope this list proves useful. If you’d like to chat more about makeup drop me a message on Instagram.
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