I’m a bit of a beauty junkie. I actually loved makeup first, before fashion, and seriously considered going into makeup artistry before starting in the fashion industry. I find beauty very calming; I love getting ready for a (very rare) night out and taking my time with hair + makeup, listening to music, having a glass of wine. However, I expect a lot out of my makeup products and have spent years testing to find the best of the best. Here are the 5 makeup products I can’t live without:
1. Cle de Peau concealer
I know it’s one of the more expensive concealers (yikes!), but I honestly haven’t found anything that comes close to it in terms of staying power, texture and colour. Somehow it works with my skin whether I’m tan or pale; which means it lasts a super long time (about a year).
2. Dior Diorshow mascara
Makes my lashes thick without looking clumpy. Use one coat for day, two for evening
3. Shu Uemura eyelash curler
Mascara won’t do much unless lashes are properly prepped + curled and this curler is by far the best. I usually curl, apply one coat, curl again and apply second coat – this keeps lashes curled longer.
4. Nars highlighter
Highlighter is something that people (myself included) often forget about. But it’s important to highlight the high points of your face (top of cheekbones, nose, top of your tip) to give that extra glow. This Nars product is glowy and shimmery without being sparkly (which is quite possibly my biggest pet peeve – glitter on the face). I use the colour Albatross and also love Nico.
5. Anastasia brow definer
Brows can truly define a face. If, like me, you’re not naturally born with thick and bushy brows, you’ll need a good pencil. Make sure that the colour has no red in it, because brows are naturally very ashy, regardless of their colour. Red will look fake. I also love having a spooly brush on the other end for quick application.
Do you guys have any must-have beauty products? I’m always looking to try new products out – let me know in the comments!