My favourite make up products of 2018

Beauty

This post could be full of loads of make up items, but I have been really strict and just chosen products which have been my ultimate ‘go to products’ of last year, the products which I come into 2019 still reaching for.

First up we have the ultimate red lip, this is YSL 201. This is my all time favourite shade to wear, it works for both summer and winter and gives the ultimate ‘made up’ look.

Next is the best eye shadow palette ever created, Urban Decay Naked Heat! I have not stopped using it, every where I go the palette goes too, it’s been on countless holidays and airplanes. The palette contains my absolute favourite shades, the warm tones work for me all year round and I just could not be more in love with a palette if I tried.

Last year was really the year of investing my skincare, one company who’s products has changed the skincare and make up game for me is Dermalogica. I am one of their Skinfluencers, so I was lucky enough to be sent a lovely package of products back the summer which contained the Skin Perfect primer. This is such an amazing primer, it is SPF 15 and creates a really great base for the best of your make up as well as making it last a long time.

Glossier Haloscope in Quartz is my most use highlighter, this is a cream formula so it instantly creates a gorgeous natural glow.

My absolute favourite cream bronzer from Tanya Burr Cosmetics has just been discontinued and I have just ran out it, I have gone through so many of these as I love it so much, it was the perfect shade for me.

I havn’t really been a big CC Cream fan, that was until I was sent one from Erborian. This one creates a really nice natural looking base for when you don’t want to wear a heavy foundation.

My go to blush of the summer was definitely Benefit Galifornia, I literally love using this just for the smell, I could sit and sniff it all day long!

And lastly, two palettes that are both equally as good as each other are the Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette and the Hour Glass Ambient Lighting Edit palette. These are both really good versatile palettes perfect for all year round.

Five Friday Favourites

Beauty

I’m a little late on the January Favourites post so I thought I would just share 5 items I am loving right now…

Glossier Haloscope Highlighter Quartz

I have literally been obsessed with this highlighter, I have worn it EVERY SINGLE DAY! I never thought I would love a cream highlighter as much as Haloscope, it creates a really natural glow to your face making it look like a glow from within. I apply this as the last step in my routine on my cheek bones, cupid bow, brow arch and in the centre of my brows.

Chloe Lewis Lipstick Lady Love

I received this beautiful lipstick from Chloe Wise Beauty and boy, is it good! I didn’t expect to find a lipstick (other than MAC Fashion Legacy) that could last for hours without fading and needing to be reapplied. It is a matte finish and lasts a real long time compared to normal lipsticks.

Indeed Retinal Reface

I was recently sent Retinal Reface by Bux and Bewl to try out, I was a little reluctant to try this as I was really worried that retinal would be to strong for skin and react bad, this however is not the case. I have been using this every night for two weeks and I’m pretty sure I can notice a difference, my skin seems a lot softer and smoother! I also really love the packaging as this makes it super easy to take travelling and not worry about bottles smashing.

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Selfie Sculpt

A brow product I have been loving for quite a while now is from Tanya Burr Cosmetics, on days where I want a more defined brow I use this to create the desired look. It applies really well, it doesn’t create really harsh lines and it is really easy to build up colour if wanted. Another great thing about this product is that it is double ended, having a spooly on your eye brow pencil really is a game changer.

Skin + Earth Black Charcoal + Liquorice Face Mask

Finally, the brand Skin + Earth were kind enough to send me a face mask and face scrub to try out. I am a huge mask user so of course this has to make it into my top five, I find this mask so refreshing and kind to my skin as it contains natural ingredients. This has become my favourite mask at the moment and it makes me sad thinking that one day I am going to run out of it!

What products have you been loving at the moment? Let me know in the comments below.

Victoria 

Top 10 Summer Holiday Essentials / Makeup 

Beauty

Welcome back, today I am going to be sharing my top ten summer holiday make up essentials for going away this summer. 

Primer 

Being in a hot climate means you really to want your make up to last for the amount of time you need it too. On a general pool day on holiday I won’t wear make up, but if I’m going on a little trip or getting ready for dinner I want to apply some make up. So my first essential is a primer which lasts and that you can trust to keep your makeup lookin good. Benefit Porefessional is my chosen one for my holiday and I know that it will give me long lasting make up in the heat.

Foundation 

I really want to find a BB or CC cream to take with me on holiday this year but I just never got around to it so I’m taking a foundation which may seem a little excessive but I know that it works for me. Mac Stufio Fix is my go to at the minute and I know that it will last all day and look good.  

Foundation Drops 

If your anything like me then you may have in the past, taken a multitude of different shades of foundations to match you along your tanning journey. However this year I have decided to give the foundation drop a go, these are from The Bodyshop. I actually havn’t had a chance to try these out yet so I will put them to use while I’m away. 

Blush 

The Galifnornia Blush from Benefit is very recent purchase and I love it! It’s the perfect coral pink shade for the summer and it smells heavenly! This is perfect for adding a pop of colour to your cheeks. 

Highlighter 

Highlighter is my jam, there’s not a day that goes by when I don’t highlight. The newest highlight in my collection is from Tanya Burr Cosmetics and is the perfect champagne gold colour to give a perfect sunny glow. 


Eye shadow 

Even though most people would choose to keep there make up pretty simple in the heat, I still like to do everything that I would do at home. So I tend to pick an eye shadow palette that has a huge variety of shades and can create a different look each night. I also think it’s great to have bolder colours that you wouldn’t necessarily use at home, yet on holiday you want to be braver with your make up choices. This palette is called Burning Embers from MUA Cosmetics and is a bargain at only £8. 

Bronzer 

Bronzer is a great way of darkening up your face to match the rest of your body when you don’t tan your face. It also helps add more depth and shade to your face to give yourself a sun kissed look. My go to this summer has to be Benefit Hoola bronzer as it is the perfect shade and is matte so it looks a little bit more natural rather than a shimmery. 

Setting Powder 

I do not go anywhere without setting my powder, my go to all year round is Rimmel Stay Matte. I use this to set my make up in the morning and it keeps it looking matte throughout the day but still letting my skin glow through. 

Lipstick 

Obviously a must, a bright lipstick which looks great with a tan and makes a bold statement. This is also a great way of looking more out together without doing all your make up. My chosen one is Wild Safari by Tanya Burr Cosmetics. 

Liquid Lipstick 

If I am put all day and don’t want to worry about whether or not my lipstick is in the right place I will wear a liquid lipstick. Fashion Legacy from MAC is the perfect red and last for hours, even when eating! 

So there you have it, my top ten in my make up bag! Keep an eye out for a post on what’s in my make up bag. 

Victoria xx