If you follow me on Twitter or read blog often, you’ll know there are two things I’ve been talking about lately! Products that have been a bit poo and my obsession with NYX. Soo in the name of lifting the mood and talking about something different, I thought I’d let you know bout my all time favourite makeup products. You know, the ones you couldn’t possibly live without…
MAC // Dark Side
I have talked about this lipstick on my blog countless times; monthly favourites, the favourite face etc. In fact it might be the most talked about item on the list! But for those of you newbies who have no idea, it’s a beautiful, dark, vampy berry shade. Think ‘Diva’ by MAC but slightly less red-toned. It’s also from the ‘Amplified Cream’ range, so in my opinion, easier to apply than the matte formula of Diva.
It’s not so easy to wear in the summer, so I’ve not picked it up in a while. But I’ve been itching to pop in back in my makeup bag. Now, I’m not one for wishing away time, but as soon as the leaves start changing colour it’ll be something I don’t put down again until Spring!
BECCA // Shimmering Skin Perfector
I love glitter, sparkle and anything that makes you look just 10% more whimsical than you already are. I’ve got both ‘Opal’ and ‘Champagne Pop’ and you can guarantee that if I’ve got makeup on then one of these have made it onto my face too. It’s super subtle but really catches the sunlight, which I love. But not to worry, if you’re totally on the ‘full face of highlighter/futuristic robot’ trend, it’s very buildable!
Barry M // Dazzle Dusts
I talked about these in 2014 pretty much non-stop and I’m honestly so surprised no-one told me to give it a rest! Like I said, I love a good sparkle and these are so perfect for adding it to you eye makeup. Now, I’m not the best a creating the perfect smoky eye, but tap a little of this in the inner corner and it turns a flat, looking eye to one you’d think was done by a pro MUA. Honestly, newbies and beginners, these are for you! My only gripe is Barry M hardly ever add new shades to the range…
NYX // Soft-Spoken
I couldn’t not talk about NYX, not really. Going cold-turkey isn’t really my style. I am trying to wean myself off, but not from this lip gloss. Absolutely no way. I’ve never really been a fan of nudes but something seems to have changed me with this one. It’s darker than your average nude which is probably why I like it. It’s much more bold. It applies beautifully and I love how it’s semi-matte, ‘Suede’ effect as it’s titled.
In all honesty, though, I haven’t used any of these products in a couple of months. With the exception of the Becca highlighter, I really do use that every day! But when I sat down in front of my makeup and really thought about what I loved the most. The stuff I’d seriously struggle to part with. These were my picks. And it’s surprising how even your favourites can get forgotten about in the hype of new products. For example, my current NYX obsession. However, I’m learning from this and you can expect to see them in my updated ‘What’s in my makeup bag,’ well, if you’d like to see that post that is! Let me know in the comments…