Those that know me, often see me without a touch of makeup. I have good skin, think we are all made perfect exactly how we are and I just don’t think it’s healthy to have chemicals constantly on our faces. I’m also lazy and a bit of a perfectionist, so if I’m going to do it, I want to do it properly. So take my recommendations with a grain of salt if you must.
However, I think because of this I tend to get more compliments than I would if I wore makeup all the time. People can see the “transformation”, or at least that’s what my friends and I call it/laugh about. I never get my makeup done and I’ve never done a course or been shown by a professional how to do it. I think it just makes sense to me as an artist – highlight features etc.
I get asked constantly what products I’m using.
Everyone has their go to makeup products that never let them down, their cosmetics they have no qualms in recommending to others. These are mine. I have a crazy amount of makeup… (oops!) but below are the products I always go back to time and time again.
Feel free to ask me anything else (I have a bunch of products I don’t recommend), otherwise enjoy! You can thank me later!
Primer – Smashbox – Photo Finish – Pore Minimizing
Foundation – Bourjois – Healthy Mix – in Sandy Beige
Concealer – Tarte – Shape Tape – in Light-medium Honey
Contour – Benefit – Hoola Matte Bronzer
Illuminator – Iconic London – in Original
Highlighter – Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfector – in Champagne Pop
Eyeliner – Tarte – Tarteist Double Take
Eyeliner Wings – The Wing Eyeliner – Winged Stamp – in Standard
(I’ve just started using these wings and I must see it definitely makes being a perfectionist easier!)
Mascara – Too Faced – Better Than Sex
Lashes – Ooh Fabulous! – in Flutter
Lash Glue – Duo False Lash Adhesive
Eyebrow Pencil – Anastasia Beverly Hills – Brow Wiz – in Dark Brown
Matte Lip – Kylie Cosmetics – in Naked
(I have 3/4 of her collection of mattes – I also love Dolce K, Posie K and Mary Jo K most)
Matte Lip – Anastasia Beverly Hills – Liquid Lipstick – in Stripped
Matte Lip – Mac Cosmetics – Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour – in Burnt Spice
Lip Pencil – Gerard Cosmetics – in Melrose Place
(I used to be a fan of their matte liquid lipsticks but while the colours are amazing, their staying power isn’t as good as others)
Lip Gloss – Fenty Beauty – Universal Lip Luminizer – in Gloss Bomb
Brushes – Zoeva – Rose Golden
(I chose what I wanted rather than buying a set. I have about 12 different brushes)
Pigmented Colour – Tarte – Chrome Paint Shadow Pot – in Pot of Gold
Eyeshadow Palettes – Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance,
Tarte – In Bloom & Rainforest of the Sea II,
Kylie Cosmetics – The Bronze Palette,
Morphe – Morphe x Jaclyn Hill