Taking things back to basics today, as I haven’t really talked about products that i’ve loved and continued to love for quite some time. I was having a look around my makeup stash and I realised that I really do stick to the same products for quite a while, so I thought i’d share some daily staples within my current makeup bag.
With starting my new job recently, my makeup on a daily basis doesn’t really change all that much apart from a different lipstick colour here and there, so these products have really been my makeup best friends for at least the last month, others i’ve been using for longer.
First up is my current brow go to, and believe it or not but yes i’m talking about the Maybelline Colour Tattoo (£4.99) in the shade ‘Permanent Taupe’. I recently saw Lydia Rose posting about this being a dupe for the Anastasia Brow Dip, which i’ve not tried but as I already owned this shade, I thought i’d give it a go. I honestly could not believe how good this was for my brows, as i’d been struggling to make it work as an eyeshadow and finding another use for this is great! It applies so easily with an angled brush and by brows look so defined and so on point, my brows honestly have not looked so good in a long time all thanks to this product.
Onto base products and my primer love affair is just no existent, I have just never found one that wowed me but the L’oreal Lumi Magique Primer (£9.99) is just amazing. The main thing I like about this is the glow it gives to my skin, as it instantly makes my skin look awake even when it’s not. It’s also a great primer and mixing this in with my foundation just allows my skin to look healthy and dewy, whilst also keeping my foundation stay put throughout the day. Speaking of foundations, if you’re a regular reader then you’ll know how much I love the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (£9.99). I’ve had this same tube since I picked it up late 2014 and it’s still going, even though I use it everyday. It just covers everything, blemishes, redness, dark circles, everything! It’s also got great coverage but feels so lightweight on the skin and I can see myself using this for many years to come.
Onto the Makeup Revolution ‘Golden Sugar’ Blush & Bronze Palette* (£6), which has been my favourite palette of the last few months and one that I use every single day. It has everything I need for when i’m in a rush in the morning, but I especially use the two contour shades mainly because they work really well for my skin tone. The blush shades are also lovely and I use them all of the time, but my blush collection is too big to use just these on a daily basis.
When whittling down these products I couldn’t not include a makeup brush, and when it comes to makeup brush I have several different ones for foundation and blush, but when it comes to contouring there is only one brush that I use and will continue to use. This is of course the Real Techniques Flat Contour Brush (£22), which I have used everyday since I purchased this and I do not regret it one bit. It is amazing for contouring and this brush is the only brush that you will ever need for contouring.
So those are a few of my daily staples, products that i’d highly recommend and ones that I will continue to love for quite some time.
What are your daily staples?