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Monday, 21 September 2015

My Essential Make-Up

I'm not at a point in my use of make-up, where I've used the same foundation, concealer etc for a number of years. Foundation I think for me is the hardest find because every brand is different, every colour name is never the same and I never know which is the best for my skin. I thought I'd give you an insight into the current make-up I'm using and what I think of them at this moment in time! I'm not the wealthiest person at the moment so this will suit the frugals amongst you.

So above is essentially what I use on a day to day basis. I have my foundation and concealer, eyeshadow palette, setting powder, mascara and lipstick. I also normally use my contouring kit but I decided to keep it to the basics (and I also forgot to add it into the photos).

Collection's Last Perfection Foundation and Concealer Cover Up Stick


I realise that a lot of my products are Collection branded which I didn't actually realise till taking these photos (oops!). The foundation is in the shade Honey and the concealer is in the shade Natural Beige. I brought these after I'd been on holiday so they potentially may be slightly darker than my usual shades that I go for. However, the foundation is pretty good when blending as it doesn't sit on the skin too much. The concealer is perfect for when I want to bring a lightness under my eyes and it's also a great lighter shade for contouring.

W7 In The Buff Natural Nudes Eye Palette
This palette is incredible! For those of you who can't afford Urban Dacay and Naked palettes yet (including me), this is a great alternative. As you can see I use the lighter shades to the left for my base and highlighting and I use the darker colours accordingly. I am a big fan of brown shades so the one in the middle has been used A LOT! Most colours are very pigmented and my favourite shade to use at the moment is the second one in from the left. It's glittery and super pigmented. Perfect for both daytime and night time glam.

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

This was recommended to me by the lady in the Sephora shop, when I brought my contouring kit. A good setting powder is needed if you are using a liquid foundation. The reason being is that if you don't use the powder before contouring, the contouring shades sit on the skin and don't look natural. This setting powder was a bit pricey but it's good stuff. You only need a very small amount on the brush and it evens out you're complexion, getting rid of any shininess to the skin.

Collection's No Clumps Mascara

I realise I'm ordering this in the actual order that I do my make-up. This mascara is the best I've ever used out of every mascara I've EVER had. It's £2.99 and it's perfect. I've recommended it to everyone I know and it gives you're eyelashes so much volume without the need to use any other mascaras on top or falsies! Enough said.

Rimmel's Kate Lipstick Shade 30

I love this lipstick. It's got great berry tones that make the lipstick look more red than blue. I know that makes no sense but trust me you can tell the difference. I also have the standard 107 colour which I know a lot of people have and it's their go to red lipstick. Both are perfect but I tend to use this one mostly during both the day and night.

So there you have it, that's my current essential make-up. If you have any questions or comments then please do comment below and make sure you follow my blog for more make-up themed blogs in the future!

Natalie-Ann x

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