It’s been a long time since I did an update on my ride or die makeup products and was inspired by the tag that’s going around on YouTube.
Starting with my base;
- Primer is the L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer, this is a great drug store silicone based primer which really does help to make my foundation sit perfectly and not let my oils through throughout the day.
- Foundation has to be Esteé Lauder Double Wear in Shell, this is the BEST foundation for my oily skin. I’ve tried all different sorts of foundations (well ones that go pale enough!) and this is by far the one that suits me the best. It’s a full coverage foundation which is totally matte.
- Concealer is the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the shade 1 – fair. This is a super full coverage concealer which rivals (and beats) Mac Pro Longwear Concealer (which was my favorite for a long time). The best part of this is that not only does it go pale enough for me, it lasts all day and doesn’t crease even though its full coverage.
- Setting powder is the NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder in translucent. This is great for setting my whole face and mattifying it further (can you figure I like the whole matte look?). Just an overall great powder and super affordable.
Now onto eyebrows which is a sensitive subject to me as I’m a natural ginger – meaning that my eyebrows are pretty much non-existent. I remove most of my eyebrow hair myself (all the tails) as that’s my personal preference and draw them on every day. Now I’ve been a firm believer that Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow was the best thing in the world till I got these little pots – They’re EXACTLY the same. Freedom Eyebrow Pomade in the shades Auburn and Caramel Brown (I’ve been using both together) have replaced ABH!
As I’m a sickly shade of pale white, I struggle to find shades that suit me for both contouring and bronzing. This NYX blush in the shade Taupe is the perfect contour shade for me as it has a slightly grey undertone which compliments my pale skin.
My favorite eyeliner is the benefit bad gal liner in black (waterproof) and it has been for YEARS. I think I’ve had this one for about 2 years already and as you can see it’s only about half way gone. It’s a super deep black, doesn’t run on the waterline and lasts all day.
Another couple of NYX products here are my two lip products that I’m just loving at the moment. The first is a lipliner in the shade Nude Suede Shoes, it’s a super long-lasting lipliner which just glides on like cream. It’s my perfect my lips but better shade and I love to wear it both on its own and with a lipstick or gloss on top. The NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment has to make this list as my favorite liquid lipstick for the fall season, it’s got a grey undertone but is still pink enough not to wash you out. The formula isn’t my favorite (that goes to Jeffree Star Cosmetic) as it doesn’t completely dry down flat but it doesn’t make you feel like your lips are going to crack off – let’s be honest nobody needs that in the winter!
My final product of this series in my favorite palette. This is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, there are no words to describe how beautiful this palette is but it’s a perfect pinky palette with a few other warm colours. I’ve already hit pan on one of the shades which luckily you can buy individual – thank goodness! I would recommend this palette to anyone who is looking for a high-end makeup palette due to both the pigmentation and the perfect shades in it.
That it guys, I hope you enjoyed all these products that I love so dearly. What are your favorite products? Do we share any favorites?
Also.. Cat picture time!