Sunday, 24 April 2011

My Favourite Make Up Items

These are my top make up items, which I have been using for months. In my opinion, they all work really well.

Favourite Foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear. This is a full coverage foundation, so I'm currently searching for a lighter one for summer. But it is a brilliant base, makes the skin look completely flawless, and once it is on and has dried, it stays there! You have to blend it in quickly because it dries so quickly, so I like to use a brush like the ELF Powder Brush:
Favourite Blush:
NARS Penny Lane

Without Flash

With flash

This is a creme blush, and gives a lovely dewy look on the skin. It is a very pale peachy pink, and goes on very sheer and first but is buildable. Looks very natural.

Favourite Concealer

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer

This is such a reasonably priced product for how well it works. It gives very good coverage and lasts all day. I think it is only £3.99.

Favourite Highlighter

MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl

This is the most amazing highlight ever. It is not at all shimmery, but just makes you look 'glowy'. It blends so easily into your skin/foundation. I apply it on my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and under my brows. Apparently you can use it as an eyeshadow, but I have tried that myself.

Favourite Moisturiser

Nivea Pure and Natural Moisturising Day Cream

Ok, I know this isn't make up, but I thought I would include it anyway! This is quite a creamy
moisturiser which once absorbed makes your skin feel really soft and non-greasy. It is apparently 95% natural, which is good to know. It smells really nice and fresh too.

Favourite Eyeshadows

Sleek Storm Palette.

Excuse the broken mirror! I love Sleek products but this palette is my favourite, as it has such a beautiful range of colours, which are all really well pigmented. There are 9 shimmery colours and 3 matt colours, all you need to create 100s of different looks. Really reasonably priced again, around £6, available in Superdrug.

Favourite Lipstick

MAC Creme D'Nude

I've lost this at the moment which I'm really annoyed about because I love it, but I'll have a big search for it and find it hopefully. It is so creamy and moisturising, and isn't too pale or too dark, yet still manages to be nude. I love it, looks lovely with smokey eyes.

I need recommendations for good mascaras and eyeliners, as I am still yet to find my HG products in those areas!



  1. Ooo.. I really want to try the Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer! Is it really that great?

    Cute blog btw! x

  2. @frecklie
    Yeah it is really that good! I wasn't really expecting much, but it really impressed me.
    Thank you!

  3. Just stumbled across your blog & there is loads here that I want already! I was just deciding which Sleek palette to buy online & I think you've made my mind up for me! Haha.

    Twitter: cjread


  4. @What She Said
    Aw that's good to hear! I personally think its the most versatile palette Sleek do, and it's pretty!

  5. love Nars thanks for sharing x

  6. Got to love Nars! Nice post x

  7. I really like Revlon mascaras :). Are the ELF brushes good?


  8. @Sarah
    Ooh OK thanks, I will have a look next time I'm in Boots :)
    yes, they are really very good, especially for the price. They are really soft and the hairs hardly ever fall out :)

  9. thanks for sharing, I have that sleek palette. I really like the look of that Nars blusher, I think I may get that :)