Having packed away (more or less) my entire life, I still have a few days left here and a number of days where I need a full face of makeup for work. So, for ease this end and the other, I thought I would leave out some of my staples for me to use over the next few weeks, and so I thought I would share them with you.
Base Products | The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a staple, and I can always rely on it to work, which it basically the trend with the next base items: Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation & Concealer, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, Rimmel Stay Matte. I also have the Lottie London Ready Set Go Loose Powder because I’m trying to finish it up!
Blush, Bronzer & Highlighter | I thought I would give myself as many options of complete staples (again) as I could, and ones that I know will look amazing in the Summer. (N.B: I really wish I’d kept out my Max Factor Creme Bronzer…). The Body Shop Honey Bronzer is jut my fav, the Natural Collection Blusher in Dusky Pink looking stunning and natural, and Topshop Glow Highlighter in Pink Pearls is a poppin’ highlight, and then the Rimmel Kate Moss Contour Palette gives me three more, super natural options that I know I love.
Brows | Ok, does this even need to be said… I’m obviously using my Maybelline Brow Satin Pencil and my GOSH Clear Brow Gel, because I don’t use anything else… like ever.
Eyeshadow | I have three eyeshadow palettes on hand because they all look stunning on the eyes and create eyeshadow looks that I know suit me. My Mac Palette, because since altering it, I can’t put it down. My GOSH To Enjoy In New York has been a favourite of mine for such a long time, and the highlight shade in this is just… urgh it gets me. And the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette not only gives me some super pretty eyeshadows, but also a great bronzer, highlighter and blush! I also have two creme shadows by Revlon; the Revlon Colorstay Creme Eyeshadows in 720 and 730 because they’re super quick, easy and pretty.
Eye Liner/Mascara | I have two liners; one black one which is the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner and a brown eyeliner in Model’s Own Duel Ended Liner. For mascaras I have 3, which I realise is a bit OTT, but I’m trying to use them all up, and they’re all staples for me now and I love each of them possibly the same! Benefit Rollerlash Mascara, Maybelline Lash Sensational and L’Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara.
Lipsticks | I have a number of lipsticks to cover every angle, I won’t write about each of them, because I love all of them, and you can read about a number of them in my Week in Lipsticks post! But the lipsticks I am currently using are: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes, Nip + Fab Liquid Lipstick in Marshmallow, GOSH Liquid Matte Lips in Berry Me, GOSH Lipstick in Rose, Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in Muse Red, Elizabeth Arden Lipstick in Raspberry, Topshop Lipstick in Devotion, Rimmel The One Matte in Trendsetter, and Mac Lipsticks in Velvet Teddy, Hot Gossip, So Chaud, and Faux.
Nail Polishes | Four nail polishes are all I need to get by, the Barry M All in One is a great base and top coat, and the three shades I picked out are definite favs.. and are all by Barry M… big shock there. I have Mediterranean, which reflects really beautifully in the sun, Acai Smoothie is a super pretty neutral pinky-purple, and Tiki Hut is an easy to wear nude.