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 experiment and play around with on a day-to-day basis. Makeup an art form, just like fashion, as well as being 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 or 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.
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, they provide a solid amount of coverage – without feeling too cakey – and last 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.
BTW if you haven’t yet used High Beam in your life, then you seriously don’t know what you’ve been missing. It makes your cheekbones glow like a lightbulb.
I also love the Kylighter by Kylie Cosmetics for a toned down, more natural look for every day.
3. Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer
This product 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 wee 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’s truly a wonder of the world.
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, ladies. Just check it out for yourself.
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
My newest and most favouritist(ist) product, I don’t know what I did with my brows before the wonder that is Anastasia Beverly Hills came along.
Seriously, guys – there’s a reason why #AnastasiaBrows has its own hashtag on Instagram.
If you’re buying this brow pomade, then you sure as hell should buy the associated brush to apply it with. Otherwise, what are you doing with your life?
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.
The abundance of choice can be overwhelming in the makeup world, but don’t worry – I’ve got you covered. Simply use all of these products together for a glam, polished look for every day. Then add a statement lip or eye for weekend fun.
Go get ‘em, girl.