Sunday, 13 March 2011

My Most Used Products

I own an absolutely ridiculous amount of makeup but even though my collection is constantly growing I still find myself going back to some old faithfuls and re-purchasing. These products are my go to items that I always rely on if I don't know what to use.
Nars Laguna Bronzer: I am really pale, 99.9% of the time I am the lightest shade of foundation available and so I have always been a bit scared of bronzer. It was only once I started exploring the world of makeup I realised that I could even get away with using it. Laguna was my first purchase and one that I will definitely go back to once this one runs out, which I don't think will be long as there is so much pan showing! I use this as an all over bronzer, it just helps me look a bit more alive!

Revlon Colourstay Foundation: I own about 5 different foundations and this is the one I reach for the most and its the cheapest! This gives great coverage and tends to last on my skin well. I prefer applying this with my fingers as I find that using a brush applies it too heavily and makes it a lot harder to blend into the skin.

Mac Mineralise Skin Finish Natural: I love the finish this gives to my skin, it sets my foundation without making me look as though I am caked in makeup. I have combination skin and get oily on my t-zone and dry in other areas, this keeps the oil at bay for a good few hours and doesn't highlight any dry skin I may have.

Urban Decay Primer Potion: I have no idea how I lived without this for so long. I never apply eyeshadow without using it. I have tried other primers but I still go back to this one every time as I don't feel that anything else performs as well for me. I can apply my eyeshadow in the morning and I know that my eyeshadow will still look good when I come to taking it off before bed.

Illamasqua Hussy Bush: This is my all time favourite blush, its incredibly pigmented so only a tiny amount is needed for me to achieve a perfect natural looking flush. It lasts so much longer than all the other blushes I own that it's the one I always reach for when I know I have a long day ahead of me.

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque: My dark circles are one of the things that bug me the most, I am constantly on the search for "the" under eye concealer that will erase them. This one is the best I have found so far.

Mac Under Your Spell Mineralise Eyeshadow: This is the only eyeshadow I keep in my handbag. If I am in a rush I know I can use this eyeshadow on its own with a bit of black liner. This was a limited edition product and you can see the huge dip forming in it, I will have to find a replacement for it soon!

Covergirl Lashblast Mascara: I love this in all its different formulas, currently I am using fusion but once this is finished I have a tube of Luxe waiting for me. These are such good value and I honestly find they work better for me than any of the high end mascaras I have tried. Unfortunately they are not available in the UK but luckily for me I have a friend in the USA who sends them to me!

Mac Hot Gossip Cremesheen: This is such an easy colour to wear, it's a gorgeous pink with a subtle shimmer/sheen. As its a cremesheen it doesn't dry out my lips and I can go a good 3-4 hours without needing to re-apply.

YSL Rouge Volupte No 9 Pink Caress: Yes this was ridiculously expensive but I love the colour and it is so pigmented that I think it will last forever, or at least till it goes off! This is the most long lasting of all the lipsticks I own.

MacBlack Russian Pearlglide Liner: I love the formula of the pearlglides, they are so soft and easy to apply. They have great staying power too. This is another limited edition product but it has been re-promoted so hopefully it will be re-released before this one is sharpened down to nothing!

So those are my most used products, I would love to know what yours are!


  1. I can't really say that I have any hg products. That sounds kind of sad. On the other hand, I guess I'm easy to please, because I have quite a few products that I do like to use. I like the Milani mousse makeup, it's a perfect match in the summer, but it's just a shade or two too dark for now. I still reach for it on days when I look deadly pale to perk up my skin tone. I also like Maybelline superstay silky foundation, it's discontinued, otherwise that might be my first holy grail. It's the one with the foundation on one side and the primer on the other. It goes on so smooth and yeah, silky, yet lasts all day looking fresh. And I like Revlon Colorstay, but I didn't like how heavy the regular formula is, so I use the active formula in the squeeze tube. It last just as well with just a little less coverage, maybe more like medium coverage instead of full coverage.

    Anyway, I guess I should say, "hi!" I'm one of your newest readers/followers.

  2. Oh I had meant to ask, because I thought that Covergirl was sold in the UK. Anyway, is Covergirl generally not available, or is it that they just haven't released Lash Blast yet? If it is sold there, I think it's crazy that they haven't released one of their best products everywhere they are sold!

  3. No Covergirl isn't available in the UK at all. They used to sell it in some small pharmacies but not anymore!

  4. Hm, this is a difficult one. I don't have loyalty to any brands nor any products, life is too short not to try other products! Haha.

    I suppose the only thing that I kept on buying over the years is L'Oreal Touche Magique - great undereye concealer that comes in a shade that blends nicely with my natural skin colour.

  5. I have few I've noticed I go back to which are Gosh X-Ceptional Wear foundation, Inglot gel liner in #77 (black), mostly any Maybelline mascara and Avon Coral Myth blush.

  6. what do you use to remove the revlon colorstay?
    I love it but its been clogging up my skin because it's so damn hard to get off!



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