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.
Skin Tints and Tinted Moisturiser
I am an avid wearer of tinted moisturisers. I started using them when I lived overseas and couldn’t hack full (or even medium coverage) in the heat. I have tried many tinted moisturisers and skin tints, but these are my all-time favourites. For the natural lightweight coverage, for glow, for hydration.
I briefly considered breaking this category down by coverage level, but I don’t think there’s any point as all provide medium coverage at a minimum, with two that I’d consider full coverage (Nars and Sculpted Satin Silk). All the foundations I love have the same qualities; they look like skin, don’t feel heavy, blend beautifully and last more than a couple of hours.
Concealer and Corrector
Some of my most-used concealers and correctors at the moment are Beauty Pie Corrector, Sculpted by Aimee Satin Silk and Huda Beauty Faux Filter. I like all three because they cover very well and because they last.
I use these products mainly to add natural looking flicks at the front of the brow. 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 and adding thickness throughout the body of the brow.
I’m a Charlotte Tilbury girl when it comes to eyeshadows. Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Palette is my most used, and I think have nearly every colour of the Eyes To Mesmerise pots (Rose Gold is my absolute favourite). Rare Beauty Eyeshadow Sticks are also excellent, and I love Vieve Eye Wands, too (Hazelnut is my favourite shade).
There are a whopping 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 Full 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’ve added one of them to this list), 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.
Lipstick & Gloss
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).
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