Sunday, 24 August 2014

My Most Used Makeup Products

 There is nothing I love more than photographing brand new lipsticks or palettes, but... today I want to talk about my most used and well loved makeup products. The ones I either used up, repurchased, hit the pan on or simply used every single day since I got them . Are you ready for some recommendations?

 I simply can't live without the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19). It is fantastic and super cheap. You NEED it in your life and you won't regret buying it. It is probably my most repurchased makeup product.

I also love using the Bourjois Happy Light Concealer (£8.99) on dry areas that need coverage and the Healthy Mix Concealer (£7.99) when my skin is more on the oily side. I included all of these, because they have all been repurchased, which means one thing - LOVE!

Another product I am addicted to for adding extra coverage is the Rachel K CC Pressed Powder/Foundation* (£25.95).  It is perfect for setting my base and concealing any scarring etc. As you can see, I hit pan on it. If you have acne or acne scarring, you will love it.

I thought that I won't need a new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (£56.00) anytime soon, but... I just hit pan on the middle shade. Whaaaat? I am devastated. It's hard to see, because the base is almost the same colour as the powder, but yes... I hit pan on the left side of the middle shade and I think I have to start using the other shades more. Anyway... I am still obsessed with this palette and I use it to set all makeup looks and add radiance and luminosity to my complexion. It is a pricey palette, but worth every penny!

 I have been repurchasing Vichy Dermablend (£14.45) for over 7 years and it is still my number 1 foundation. If all my makeup disappeared, it would be my first purchase. It covers EVERYTHING and it gives a relatively natural finish. I can't recommend it enough for those who want a flawless finish and full coverage. 

When I want something lighter, I go for the Ginvera BB Cream (£17.95). It gives surprisingly good coverage, adapts to most skintones and looks very, very natural on the skin. I just finished my second tube and I already miss it! I will probably buy it soon :)

 The Lancome Color Fever Lipstick in shade 312 (£21.00) is actually the lip colour I wore on my wedding day and I will treasure it forever :) I use it on special occasions and I will probably end up buying a new one, if I can find it. It seems to be sold out everywhere. It is stunning! Lancome lipsticks are amazing!

You probably already know how much I love the Bourjois Liner Pinceau Liquid Liner in Black (£6.99). I talk about it all the time and it is my Holy Grail product. It is the best liner in the world in my opinion and I have been repurchasing it for years. Easy to apply, long lasting and ultra black. Perfect!

My most used eye pencil is the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in shade Zero (£13.25). It is creamy, easy to apply and it does not budge! I also adore the new shade Perversion, which is the blackest black! The best eye pencils on the market.

Another Urban Decay favourite is their Sellout Eyeshadow (£15.00). I depotted it and I keep it in my Z-Palette and it is my most used inner corner and highlight shade. I have it in the Book Of Shadows 2 as well and it is almost finished... Oooops. It is my most used eyeshadow ever. You know, when you have a palette and you always end up using up the lighter shade first? Buy this one full size and you're sorted :) 

My favourite and most used brow product is the Anastasia Brow Wiz in shade Brunette (£15.50). Yes, it's pricey, but... it is the most natural looking brow product for me. The nib is super fine and you can draw very precise, hair-like strokes with it. 

The last item I want to mention is MAC Fanfare Lipstick. (£15.00). My first one was a giveawy prize and I picked the shade myself, but I used it up really quickly and I just had to buy a new one. It is a perfect everyday pink, that can be worn all year round and suits all skintones. If there is one MAC lippie you need, it is this one. 

I hope you enjoyed this post. let me know what is your most used makeup product? Is there anything you keep repurchasing?



  1. I STILL haven't tried the Collection concealer (shocking, I know) next time I'm in town I'm going to have to pick it up. Raspberrykiss xo

  2. I've heard so many good things about Bourjois' Healthy Mix range x

  3. I really enjoyed this post. I love your writing style and photography!


  4. I loove the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer!

  5. This is a great idea for a post! I don't think there's anything I repurchase as I love trying out new things!


  6. Loved this post. The Collection concealer is brilliant. Have you tried the Soap and Glory one?

  7. I love seeing people's favourite things that they use consistently :) Think I might have to try out the Vichy foundation soon x

  8. Great post and products, it's nice to see what people really love using constantly.

  9. Really interesting post, I'd love to try some of those products. And I always love you pictures! :))

    Kisses, Kali
    | Kali's inspiration board |

  10. People always talk about the Hourglass palette but I still haven't picked it up. Every time I look at the price I have to reconsider.
    Great post! I've been looking for a new MAC lipstick to try lately.

  11. Always hear good stuff about Dermablend, I'm going to have to give it a try x

    tmzn loves x

  12. I adore the Healthy Mix foundation so I can imagine how good the concealer is. Good old Bourjois!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  13. It's so nice to see photos of well loved make up. You can always tell a girls favourite product- look out for the battered ones that have lived in many different bags and usually well traveled. Love love love collections concealer. I have them dotted around everywhere. Handbag, car, work. Perfect companion. Lovely post. Xx

  14. This is totally my favourite kind of posts. Thank you for all the great recommendations.
    Some of my holy grails are:
    -MAC paint pot in soft ochre
    -MAC Angel Lipstick ♥
    -Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
    -Maybelline Dream Fresh BB
    -YSL Babydoll Mascara
    and many more! :)

  15. I just hit pan on my ambient lighting powered. I'm having such mixed feelings between being sad that it's going to be gone soon and excited because I love using it so much. hash

    xo Ashley

  16. Excellent post! I love used product reviews- they remind me of my own makeup bag- and I love brow pomade!! Best product on the market and worth every penny

  17. Love reading these posts - I find that a well loved product looks better than a new one! I've recently got the Collection concealer, excited to use it more! xxx

    Blog This With Hannah

  18. That Hourglass Palette looks absolutely stunning


  19. I love your blog, why is it all the bloggers I love are from the UK? Must be something in the water over there..


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