I flit between favourite beauty products all the time, as I’m sure most of us do, but for the last few months there have been a handful of beauty products and tools that I’ve re-purchased or have become firm favourites. So today I thought I’d share a few of those with you. These three are all about the face!
Beautifully Natural Foundation
Firstly, a foundation that I discovered some months ago after seeing various beauty bloggers chatting about it’s genius formula and mid coverage perfection. I’ve since used it in various shades, throughout the months, including darker shades when I had a suntan (those seem like such a long time ago!) to now, with no suntan. Sad times. This foundation is the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation in the particular shade Vanilla.
This foundation as I say is mid coverage and is really easy to apply, non sticky, blends beautifully and smells delicious too! I apply this generously with a flat brush and then blend with my trusty Real Techniques Beauty Blender, paying particular attention to my t-zone, nose area and under eye. I find this is such a lovely product to use, lasts all day with no sliding and looks really natural. Perfect for every-day wear.
Teeny Tiny Tip: Apply a little foundation at first and add more for fuller coverage. You can also apply this technique if taking your look from day to night as it builds seamlessly.
Bye Bye Under Eye Darkness
Secondly, my new trusted friend, Maybelline’s The Eraser Eye in the shade Light. I’ve bought this over and over and is still a favourite. I apply this using the gorgeously soft sponge end and then blend, blend, blend, again using my Beauty Blender, under the eye and up towards the temples.
After trying various under eye concealers and either feeling all cakey or experiencing major creasing as the day’s progressed (so attractive!), this is by far the best drug store concealer I’ve tried to date. I’m fully aware that there are the popular Mac Pro Longwear Concealers, which I’d love to try and the LA Girl Pro Conceal, which I have tried and loved, but The Eraser Eye for me is still my current go to. Affordable, attainable and does a really pretty great job!
Teeny Tiny Tip: Pile the concealer on the under eye area and blend out, always ensuring you blend up towards your temples. This helps create a fantastic highlighting illusion, minimising the need for full on highlight application.
Popped My Mac Brush Cherry
With so many great Mac brushes being chatted about on beauty blogs, it was a hard job trying to decide which one I’d buy first and I decided that it had to be the 208 Angled Eye Brush. Primarily I use this to apply eyebrow shadow, but I’ve also recently started using it to apply shadow liner and also for smudging out colour under the bottom lashes.
This is great little versatile brush and something I can’t believe I lived for so long without. Again there are cheaper versions to be bought everywhere, but I’ve probably tried most of them and they’ve either lost bristles, or the bristles have gone ‘fat’ over time. This brush has retained it’s original shape and is really soft against the skin. A great buy.
Teeny Tiny Tip: Slightly wetting an angled brush can add extra strength to your eyebrow or shadow colour. It also helps to flatten the angled bristles even further, giving you an even finer, more detailed application.
So there are my face favourites this month. Are there any there that you think you might try?