Friday, 25 November 2011

Products I can't live without

This might not be the most exciting post, yet still worth blogging about. These are the products I use every day, incorporating in most of my make-ups on myself and on clients in the past, creating looks as simple as an everyday glow to a full-on evening look and they've never failed to deliver. Most of these products have been around for a while, but if You haven't tried them yet - I suggest You do! xx
Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation
One of the brand's best-sellers, this foundation deffinately deserves all the rave. Infused with vitamins and all kinds of goodness, it's all five of five-a-day for Your complexion. It glides on the skin like a dream and is very buildable - dab small amounts with Your fingers on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin for natural daytime glow or use a foundation brush all over the face for an amazing coverage, yet a lightweight feel. Powder for a full-on, dramatic look or leave as it is for a young and dewy effect. 
Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Under-eye Concealer
Ok, everybody knows how amazing is the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer and how much we love it. But there reason I'm mentioning this one is that I don't think it gets enough credit. It's super-light, the staying power is unbelievable, it hides away dark cirkles and blemishes so well You'll forget they were there and it is my best friend when I have a 7 am shift at work! 
For nighttime, pop it on the cheekbones and nose for a subtle yet amazing highlight on top of the Bourjois foundation
Benefit High Beam
Who doesn't love a bit of a glow? And who doesn't love Benefit, right? This is one of their all time bestsellers too and doesn't really need any comments. Amazing for every look, great to mix in a foundation (or a tinted moisturizer when we go super-natural) for that extra boost, sometimes I even use it over the lid when my eyes look tired. Because I have a very pale skintone with blue undertones, this is the pearly, pale-pink tint is perfect for me. If You are olive-skinned or a warm tone, go for Moon Beam instead. 
I couldn't find a decent pic for these but I attached a link that will lead You to the Boots page. These are my all time favorite falsies, very light and natural-looking - but with that extra 'oomph' that makes them easy to pull off whether You are going out or just adding some glam to Your day. The clear strip makes them super-easy to apply, they'll last You for ages (not really, but longer than all the other ones I've tried) when treated nicely because of the amazing quality and would suit anyone.

Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner
This is relatively new but it is one of the most amazing eyeliners I've ever tried. Makes me wonder where were they earlier? It's different from all the other felt-tip eyeliners as the tip is super-flexible and gives all the control You need to create the perfect wing. The carbon-black color and the high-shine finish enchances eyes and it delivers as well as a designer product. At £6 it is a bargain and I would pay two, three or four times the price if I needed to!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss
I can't wait to get to the tax-free zone at the airport to stock up on these at a bargain price! Amazing shine and beautiful, multi-colored sparkles for a 3D effect on the lips go with every single one of the 25 shades available. The consistency is quite thick which is good if You are after a plumping effect and the tube will last You for ages, as well as the product itself once on the lips. Sparkly, plumping, long-lasting - what's not to love?

Ofcorse, I have a lot more other products I love but these are my all-time favorites that I use almost every day and can't imagine my beauty routine without.
Love/hate these products?
What are You must-haves?
Lots of love,


  1. I have heard amazing things about the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation but wanted to wait until my Revlon one runs out to try it! haha I'm such a cheapo!

    LoveFaye xoxo

  2. I love reading these kind of posts. Definitely going to have to try that Collection 2000 concealer, I've been looking for a good cheap one for ages. Tried the MUA one the other day and was disappointed! x

  3. I really want to get my hands on collection 2000 products...such a shame they're only sold in the UK *cries a river* xx

  4. Love the Bourjois foundation ! I have the new healthy mix serum foundation it's amazing :)

  5. The eyeliner sounds really good, definitely going to try that out!

  6. I can't live w/out high beam either!! Omggg I love it

    Great blog :)

    xo Jenn

  7. Totally agree!!
    Loved your blog!


  8. This is a great post because these are the staple makeup products that go into every gorgeous makeup look!!! :-)
    Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  9. Great post and I love Benefit high beam as a highlighter on my nc45 skintone. Can't leave without my Nars Sheers glow,Mac select cover concealer,Sleek Rose gold blush etc

    U have such a lovely blog am following u x

  10. I have the collection 2000 concealer and I must admit I forgot about it until this week, but now I'm hooked again! x

  11. Oooh, I absolutely love Healthy Mix too! Use it everyday. Thanks for reminding me that I need to try High Beam, I've heard so many good things about it. <3