This is all the makeup that is on my face today...
Benefit POREfessional Primer - This creates a smooth, even base for my foundation to sit on and ensures that my makeup stays on longer. My skin is oily-combination and POREfessional creates a matte finish, stopping my face from looking too shiny. (Full review here).
Clarins Instant Concealer - This is my favourite ever concealer! It's heavy enough to cover up any blemishes but blends in well and looks natural. It really brightens up the eye area as well as covering up dark circles. (Full review here).
Armani Maestro Foundation (Applied with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush) - This foundation is very lightweight and is designed to be worn by people with quite oily skin. It creates a matte finish and dries very naturally. (Full review here).
Armani Powder (with The Body Shop Bronzer/Face Brush) - I LOVE this powder. It's porcelain coloured and so provides a translucent glow all over my face, smoothing it to make it look even and soft. It sets my makeup in place really well and I'd be lost without it now. (Full review here).
Clarins Fix Makeup Spray - This little wonder spray fixes my makeup in place for the day. It's basically like hairspray but for your face, keeping your makeup on longer and stopping unwanted shine. (Full review here).
Mac Blusher in Fleur Power (Applied with The Body Shop Blusher Brush) - This blusher is one of the most pigmented that I have ever tried. It's so bold that a little bit goes a very long way. Fleur Power is a really bright pink shade that certainly makes an impact (Full review here).
Nars Laguna Bronzer (Applied with the Real Techniques Contour Brush and Bronzer Brush) - My trusty Nars Laguna- a firm favourite amongst beauty bloggers and it has certainly become a holy grail product for me. It creates a really natural looking tan, providing you with a healthy glow all year round :) (Full review here).
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (Applied with the Real Techniques Setting Brush) - This is my favourite highlighter. Powder ones suit me much better than liquid ones as my skin is quite oily, and I simply sweep this just above my cheeks, down my nose and on my brow bones for a subtle shimmer and glow. The Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks last forever and provide a beautiful finish. I would highly recommend treating yourself to one. (Full review here).
Eyes and Brows
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - This is another holy grail product for me. I will never apply eyeshadow without it now. It stops eyeshadow from creasing, smudging or running all day and maintains the colour perfectly so it never needs to be reapplied. (Full review here).
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (Applied with The Body Shop Eyeshadow Brush) Having been a huge fan of the UD Naked palette for years now I had to have this travel-friendly and more matte version as soon as it came out. It is now my most-used eyeshadow palette as I reach for it everyday for work. The colours are lovely and will suit anyone, and can be built up using the darker ones for the evening. (Full review here).
No 7 Eyeliner - I've been using the No. 7 eyeliners for over ten years now and always loved how they never smudge. However, No 7 seem to have changed them recently so that they are harder to apply and less bold- don't fix it if it ain't broke please! May have to change to another brand if the change is permanent :( Any recommendations?
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara - The more I've used this mascara the more I've fallen in love with it. It provides definition and a beautiful curl to the lashes, making them look very thick and long. This is a sample that I received in the free gift a few months ago but I'm thinking of buying the full size when it runs out. (Full review here).
Benefit Brow-Zings - This brow palette is a real favourite of mine as it creates a very natural-looking finish. It's easy to apply and comes with instructions- I much prefer it to eyebrow pencils now. (Full review here).
Illamasqua Brow and Lash Gel - This is my favourite eyebrow setting gel to date; no flakes, strong but natural hold and it is easy to apply without making any mess.
Lush Bubblegum Scrub - In order to make my lips smooth and remove dry skin I always use a little lip scrub before applying my lipstick. This Lush Bubblegum one taste delicious! (Full review here).
Helen E Cosmetics Lipstick - I received this in a Glossybox and have been really impressed with it. Not used to wearing red lipstick, I like that this one is quite subtle and not too in-your-face; perfect for a newbie!
What do you think of the products that I've used? What are your holy grail products?