Even though fashion is undeniably my number one bae, I can’t help but also call myself a makeup lover.
From matte liquid lipsticks to metallic eyeshadows, and everything in between, makeup products are so fun to play around with on a day-to-day basis. Makeup an art form, just like fashion, and is a great way to express yourself.
(And it’s a lifesaver on days where you look like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards. Am I right?)
Seriously though, ladies – what would we do without the stuff?
Recently, I feel like I’ve been having a makeup reawakening. I started following some of the top influencers in beauty on Insta and, as a result, I’ve been all about those #MakeUpGoals of late.
Plus, my frequent trips to the USA have caused me to fall head over heels in love with Sephora and Ulta Beauty and all of the incredible makeup brands they have to offer. Swoon.
Essentially, I’ve become a makeup addict. And I want to share my newfound knowledge and expertise with you all, starting with 5 makeup products you NEED in your life.
1. MAC Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation
MAC Cosmetics, oh how I love thee. Let me count the ways… Ahem.
MAC is one of the best quality cosmetics brands currently on the market, hands down, and their foundations just give me all of the feels – especially the Studio Sculpt.
As well as being a dream to apply, this foundation provides a solid amount of coverage – without feeling too cakey – and lasts all day long.
2. Benefit High Beam Highlighter
Benefit is another undeniably fabulous makeup brand that’s killing it right now in the cosmetics world.
They might have a dazzling array of products that are high in quality and get the job done, but my favourites have to be their blushers, bronzers and highlighters FTW.
BTW if you haven’t yet heard of High Beam as one of the makeup products you n eed in your life, then you seriously don’t know what you’ve been missing. It makes your cheekbones glow like a lightbulb. #TrueStory
I also love the Kylighter by Kylie Cosmetics for a toned down, more natural look for everyday affairs.
3. Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer
Key makeup products you need in your life 101: This one might be an oldie, but it’s still a goodie!
I’ve used Estee Lauder’s Double Wear concealer since what feels like the beginning of time (JK, it’s more like since I was a teen) and it really gets the job done.
It’s kind of like magic because I start with a face of pesky spots and dark circles under my eyes, and then they miraculously disappear once this concealer has been applied.
It truly is a wonder of the world. *Heart eyed emoji*
4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
When I first heard about this mascara, I wondered if – indeed – it’s better than sex like it claims it is.
(Well, let’s just say that the rumours are true!)
Even if I haven’t separated my lashes with a lash wand or voluminized them with an eyelash curler, this Too Faced mascara looks insane with every application.
I simply have to apply one coat for all day coverage – or I tend to apply a few coats if I’m heading OUT out and want to amp up the sex factor.
Either way, this mascara is the bomb as one of the makeup products you need in your life, ladies. Simply check it out for yourself.
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
My newest and most favouritist(ist) out of the makeup products you need pronto is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade.
I honestly don’t know what I did with my brows before the wonder that is this product came along. Seriously, guys – there’s a reason why #AnastasiaBrows has its own hashtag on Instagram.
This brow powder is super pigmented, looks proper profesh when it’s been applied and adds extreme flawless definition to your brows.
I’m in love.
Makeup Products You Need Now
The abundance of product choice can be overwhelming in the makeup world, but don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. Merely use all of these products together for a glam, polished look for everyday occasions. Then add a statement lip or eye for weekend fun.
Go get ‘em, girl.
Which is your favourite out of these makeup products you need? Let me know in the comments below!