Another day, another makeup tutorial I’m stalking on Youtube or Instagram trying to get that perfect highlight on my cheek bones or those amazing bouncy voluminous curls (sigh). Whether you’re a makeup & beauty lover or not, you have to admit there’s some pretty awesome products on the market now, that to me seem quite magical & can turn you from your morning drab to fab.
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There’s been so many fads in the beauty world but I feel like we’ve finally nailed it in 2016 wohooo, it only took many butterfly hair clips, over the top pink blush & crimped hair later. I’ve written a list of some of my favourite beauty products & what they do, I hardly go a day without using them. Hopefully they bring you a little bit of happiness like they do for me.
When I was younger I loved playing with my mum’s beauty products, that even included that bright purple nail polish I spilt on the cream carpet that I will never live down. Then came the late 90’s early 00’s stage where I apparently loved blue eyeshadow with glitter on top, and how could I ever forget Lip Smackers that smelt so good that you would want to eat them (pretty sure I did that too).
Bastiste Dry Shampoo- This is for days when you really can’t be bothered to wash your hair, you can use this bad boy to freshen up your hair & give it volume. It also can hide regrowth (score).
Napolean Perdis Auto Pilot Primer- This is a true gift from the gods, the best primer I’ve ever used. It slides on like a dream & keeps your makeup fresh all day. It is a bit pricey but its totally worth it. Remember, to not prime is a crime.
Starlet Liquid Eyeliner- This is a cheapy liquid eyeliner from Kmart but I’ve tried many high end eyeliners and I must say I’ve stuck with this one for years as it’s so easy to use & allows you to make the perfect winged eye. I don’t think I will stray from this one.
NARS The Multiple in Copacabana- I use this as an everyday highlighter for my cheek bones, the colour is amazing & gives you a natural glow all year round. Just wait till the sunlight hits your cheeks, it’s like unicorn dust has touched them. It’s also super easy to apply & not cakey.
Mac Faux Lipstick & Kylie Jenner Dolce K Lip Liner- My go to lip colour are these 2 mixed together, i get loads of people asking what colour I’m wearing & this is it. It’s the perfect everyday colour, a little bit of pink, mauve & nude. Delicious.
Palmers Cocoa Butter Gradual Tan- Last but not least I use this gradual tanner every night, because it’s a gradual tan & you can apply as little or as much as you like I find it doesn’t make you look orange but gives you more of a natural brown colour. I also find it doesn’t give you the typical trade marks of a fake tan like the orange wrists & elbows (we’ve all been there). Just don’t forget to exfoliate.
Have a try of these products & see if you love them as much as me.
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