Best Beauty Buy in a While – My Makeup Essentials at the Moment

My Favourite Makeup Essentials at the Moment

products I never leave the house without …

So I mentioned in previous posts that MAC Eye Brows and Max Factor Facefinity have made a home in my makeup bag for the foreseeable future but what other products have I become attached to? Here are my favourite makeup essentials that I rarely leave home without … wearing them or bringing them along for the ride …

Bourjois Volumizer

Bourjois Volumizer Mascara – Black

I love the fact that this mascara allows you to have different eyelash looks. Step One is for defined eyelashes … more a daytime/work kind of look. Step Two allows you to add lots of volume for a more dramatic look, which I love. It gets two thumbs up from me and at €14.29 in Boots … sure you can’t go wrong for that price!

Max Factor Masterpiece Waterproof Mascara – Black

This mascara is great anytime and it allows for defined lashes but I mostly use it when there’s a chance I might get caught in an unexpected summer shower (which I know could be anytime in Ireland). I also use it when I know there’s a chance of panda eyes at a sad event or if I plan on watching a weepy movie … it’s great for wearing on sun holidays when you’re chilling by the pool … and it’s only €14.99 in Boots.

Max Factor Earth Spirit Eyeshadow Pale Pebble

Max Factor Earth Spirits Eyeshadow – Pale Pebble

I love this little eyeshadow in this shade. I use it everyday that I wear makeup. I use it just under my brow over my brow bone to define my eyebrows and in the corner of my eye to brighten that area. It’s great for creating contrast against my darker eyeshadow. At €6.19 from Boots it’s a steal too!

MAC Sunbasque Sheertone Shimmer Blush

MAC Shimmer Blush – Sunbasque

A great blush … It’s light, has a slight shimmer that you can play down during the day or play up at night. I wear it on my cheek bones right back to my hairline, a little on my forehead and a touch on my nose. It lasts for ages and you can pick it up in Brown Thomas for €24.50

MAC Studio Fix Powder NW20

 MAC Studio Fix Powder – NW20

I first bought this product on a trip to New York a few years ago and I have bought it since. It is light, the colour matches my skin perfectly, it has a matt finish that is perfect for my skin which can get a little shiny at times. I bring it with me everywhere and buy it for €31.50 at Brown Thomas.

MAC Explicit Lipglass

MAC Tinted Lip Glass – Explicit

It’s time for me to go shopping for this favourite of mine again as I am literally scraping the barrel trying to get the last bit of lip glass (not gloss, mind you) out. It’s quite thick in texture but the sheen is fab. It can be worn over lipstick or lip pencil but I wear it on its own. It’s €17.50 from Brown Thomas.

 … But what about my Black Eyeliner ? … I’m rarely seen out without it! … Which one is my favourite? … I’ll be reviewing it in  my next Best Beauty Buy in a While Makeup post …


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