I have gathered a list of a few of my FAVOURITE products, that I cannot be without in my makeup drawer, hope you enjoy it! The majority of these products were purchased from Sephora
. I have to admit, one of my all time favourite brands is Urban Decay, with Make Up For Ever in close second.
This is the Vice Palette 2, it’s more of a colourful palette from Urban Decay. The reason Urban Decay is a go to for me (and some people may disagree), I find their product is highly pigmented, so you don’t go through it as quickly and it lasts longer than most palettes (especially with the eyeshadow potion and setting spray – you’ll see those in a sec ;) )
Urban Decay’s Naked Palette has more neutral colours (if you want more of a natural look) with a light shimmer, brightening your eyes. I’ve had this palette for about 1.5 years and use it quite often (as you can tell). Urban decay also has a Naked 2 Palette with a couple different colours, as well as a Naked Basics Palette that has neutral matte colours if you choose to forego the shimmer.
This was one of my luckiest pulse purchases (I’ll admit, I’m notorious for those). I have very oily skin, and after a couple of hours, chances of my makeup looking the same isn’t even a question. If you have that issue, I highly recommend this product for you, my makeup stays put! This is Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. Urban Decay has 2 others as well, I recommend either testing them all or reading their description to decide which one will work best on your needs and skin type!
Last, but certainly not least, for Urban Decay; is their Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Used under eyeshadow, it helps dramatically prevent creasing (my eyeshadow used to crease after about 2 hours). This helps set a base so the eyeshadow appears more pigmented while helping it last. With the tinted potions you can either use them under eyeshadow, or by themselves as a quick brightening tool.
My Favourite Foundation and Power is Make Up For Ever’s High Definition Foundation and their Pro Finish Powder. The liquid foundation blends extremely well into the skin and doesn’t cake, so you barely notice you’re wearing makeup. I use the Pro finish powder to set the foundation, but also use it on it’s own and it has great coverage for a powder. *Just a tip for the liquid foundation – once you get close to being out (or when the pump starts pumping), do not throw it out! You still have about about 30-40 uses by taking a makeup brush and scraping the bottom and sides! :)
You Typically only need 1-2 pumps for your entire face to have great coverage!
If you’re looking for a good contour/ highlight palette, I personally like Make Up For Ever’s Sculpting Kit.
One of my favourite blushes is Nars’ Super Orgasm, its a nice pink with a bit of gold sparkle, to add a nice glow to your face. That being said, you will want to use it sparingly- as if you use too much, the sparkle will make you look like you’ve been rummaging around your christmas decorations.
Like I’ve said in my previous post, I am not necessarily kind to my hair, but this makes my hair feel SO much better! I’ve tried a couple different brands of “Argan oil” but it didn’t even come CLOSE to how Moroccan Oil makes my hair feel, shop around to get the best price- a lot of hair salons mark it up ridiculous amounts. You can either purchase a small or large bottle.
Who ever said you had to pay an arm and a leg for great mascara? I have tried probably 20 different mascaras over the years, some from the drug store, many from Sephora at $20+. To this day L’Oreal’s Voluminous Carbon Black mascara is still my favourite. I have sworn by this mascara for about 7 or 8 years and it doesn’t break the bank! :)
Last but not least is NYX’s EBPB01 one colour fits all eyebrow pencil & highlighter. I purchase mine from Target. If your eyebrows are lighter, apply lightly, if you’re going for a darker look, apply a littler more ;)
Hope this post helped in some way, these are just my personal favourites, if you have any questions, or requests, just comment and I’ll try my best to answer!