Monday, 31 May 2010

My Go-To Products

Hi everyone :) I thought I would do a quick post today about my go-to products after I saw a number of beauty bloggers and youtube gurus do it. Just to clarify - these products are not necessarily my favourite products (although a number of them are!) - they are the products I reach for most often.

^ The lipsticks. From L-R, YSL Rouge Volupte in No1 Nude Beige, Mac's Snob, Mac's Creme de Nude and Mac's Hue. The YSL lipstick is a pinky-nude, and the colour and finish are absolutely beautiful. Snob is an amazing blue/lilac-toned bubblegum pink which I wear an awful lot. Creme de Nude is a very flattering nude, and Hue is another pinky-nude which is lovely and sheer.

I do love more 'fun' lipsticks such as YSL's Rouge Volupte in No7 Lingerie Pink or Mac's Saint Germain, but those colours are more difficult to wear, so these are my most used lipsticks. Now onto my 'Go-To' blushers...

^ Mac Well Dressed. This is a very light baby pink, which gives a lovely light pink hue.

^ Illamasqua's Katie. Very similar to Well Dressed - another baby pink, perhaps slightly more blue toned.

^ Nars Bronzer in Laguna. This is the perfect bronzer for my pale skin. Unlike a lot of bronzers on the market, this bronzer is bronze and not orange!

^ Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15 and Mac MSF Natural in Light - these two products are the real stalwarts of my collection. I have oily, blemish-prone skin and the Studio Fix foundation provides me with great coverage, leaving me much more confident about my skin. The MSF Natural is a great finishing powder, but unfortunately on me it doesn't photograph well, so that is my only gripe.

^ Mac's Studio Finish Concealer in NC15 and Select Cover Up Concealer in NW20. The Studio Finish concealer is great for covering up blemishes and discolouration on the face, and I love to use the warmer shade of the Select Cover Up to conceal my under eye circles!

^ Mac's Paint Pot in Painterly. This is the perfect base for any eyeshadow, and it also does a great job at concealing any veinage in the eye area! I reach for this every single day.
That's it, thanks for reading! xx


  1. Lovely post (: I really want to try the well dressed blush!

  2. Ohhh great products! I need creme de nude!

  3. Miss Justine Jones - Thank you! I really recommend it as it's so gorgeous. I don't think you can go wrong either - everyone seems to love it!
    Superficialgirl - You do! It is the nude of all nudes, so flattering :) xx

  4. i used to not like pink pink lipstick but now i am a fan! those are great colors up top!

    The Kissters

  5. i love mac lipsticks esp angel its my fave a really gorgeous pink :) x

  6. The Kissters - I'm such a fan of pink lipstick! Such a pretty way to lift the face!

    Jade - I hear such great things about Angel and I used to have it, but unfortunately it just never seemed to work on me :( xx

  7. I wonder if well dressed would suit my olive skin tone. And I love your selection of lipsticks. Nude lipsticks can be fun and a safe option :P xx

  8. Well I can't promise you anything, but one of my friends has olive skin and it looks great on her! xx

  9. Great products! I love Mac Hue, my go-to as well! :) x


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