Current Makeup Essentials.

We all know that whilst on a night out it is not ideal to be one of those girls touching up their makeup in the toilets every 5 minutes. I think getting the base of your makeup right is one of the most important things you can do, that is why I always wear a long lasting foundation, the Estee Lauder Double Wear is the most long lasting and full coverage foundation I have come across. This stuff will not budge, it has a matte finish and smooths over the skin leaving it looking completely flawless. If you are not a lover of a heavy coverage then you might not like this one, but for me looking to cover some pigmentation and blemishes, it is the one.

Annoyingly I get quite bad blue patches near the tear ducts of my eyes, the Soap and Glory Kick Ass concealer really covers them well as it has yellow tones which help to counteract it. I’m really impressed with the coverage and creamy consistency, it is a nice alternative to the Collection Lasting Perfection that I am bored of using.

The Barry M Contour Kit is pretty amazing, and I think it around £6. The colours are pigmented but not so much that they’re impossible to work with, and the lasting power is pretty good too. The actual shades are impressive, I’m really pale and find this works well with me, without it looking like I’m trying to go at the contour too hard. MAC’s Soft and Gentle has been a favourite for years, it is one of the prettiest highlighters and it just has memories for me – sounds cheesy bit it’s true!!

To make all this stay in place further the Urban Decay Setting Spray will leave your makeup in place for so long, you don’t need to touch up once, honestly. My skin really misses this if I ever run out. Recently for days and nights out I have been sticking to the same thing, MACs Velvet Teddy and Rimmels Spice Lipliner. I am still obsessed with the 90’s style bigger looking lips with nude/brown lip shades, I am just not over it yet!

Last but not least, a decent blending brush. Since buying the MAC 217 I have been able to experiment so much more with my eye shadows, every person who likes to wear eyeshadow needs one, or maybe even two.

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