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Friday, 23 January 2015

The five products I couldn't live without


Let's just say I'm not a natural beauty... I wince at the thought of only being allowed to use a few makeup products. If I'm going out even if it only be to the supermarket you can bet that the bright lippy and mascara won't be left at home. It's a well known fact that when you look a right state you see just about everybody that you happen to know and I'll tell you now it's oh so obvious when I try to do that 'I've saw you but I'll pretend I haven't and look the other way' thing. I don't know what possessed me but I've decided to set myself the awful task of only using five makeup products and I'm being serious when I say I couldn't live without the five I've picked... Well I could but I just wouldn't leave the house. 

Mascara
Mascara of choice: Benefit They're Real 
First up is mascara because without it my eyelashes really are invisible, I'm sure all you other girls with light hair will know the struggle. The no lash look definitely isn't for me! I wasn't a huge fan of Benefit They're Real at first but I gave it the benefit of doubt- see what I did there?- and persisted with it and I can now say it's my all time favourite. I absolutely love the brush/wand, it coats every single lash unlike other mascaras I've used in the past and I love how long and voluminous my eyelashes look without them clumping together! 

Foundation 
Foundation of choice: MAC Studio Fix Fluid 
I'll have to admit that my skin isn't that bad actually but I still couldn't not wear foundation for the simple fact I look like Casper the ghost without it. As I don't wear foundation to cover up problem skin I go more for something that will give a flawless finish and MAC Studio Fix does just that. I also chose it as my foundation of choice for the reason being you could get away with not using a powder afterwards. 


Concealer
Concealer of choice: MAC prep + prime highlighter 'light boost' 
I've been a bit sneaky by choosing this as it's very much a multipurpose product and even though it's a highlighter I think it does an absolutely brilliant job of concealing under eye circles. As I've mentioned countless times before I suffer with quite bad under eye circles and I suppose you could say I'm a little self-conscious of them at times! Since owning this product I've never been happier with how my makeup looks and I love the fact it really brightens up my whole face. 

Eyeliner 
Eyeliner of choice: Soap & Glory Supercat 
Without eyeliner I feel a bit naked as I'm so used to wearing it now and even though I don't tend to apply it that thick I'd hate to not wear it. It's no secret that I'm no pro when it comes to applying eyeliner, especially winged eyeliner- I salute any girl that can do it perfectly. The reason I chose Supercat is because it makes life so much easier when it comes to trying to perfect the cat eye and I love how you can hold it like a pen. It also doesn't fade or crumble in the slightest throughout the day, it really does stay put!

How perfect does her makeup look?!
If somebody would like to teach me how to do it then feel free!!! 

Lipstick 
Lipstick of choice: MAC MAC red 
I'm never seen without wearing a bit of lippy even if it's only a nude shade. I just don't feel right without a bit of colour on my lips, I feel it helps me look more 'awake'. It was a tough decision choosing just one but I decided to go with MAC red in the end as this is the lipstick I always reach for when I'm not feeling my best which happens to be quite a lot in my case! 


So there we have it, the five products I couldn't live without. Which five products would you choose and why? 

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