My Make up must haves

My Make up must haves

A few of you have asked what make up I use, so I thought I would list my ‘day face’ in the order that I would use it!

I love make up, like way too much.  I am also a creature of habit and stick to a solid group of old reliables, while throwing in a few new bits here are there.

I start with:

A face wipe, usually a Nivea sensitive skin one, followed by a face cream, again usually Nivea. I bloody love Nivea products, and have done since I was small. I have sensitive skin and Nivea products are about the only thing I have found that do not bring me out in a rash. If ain’t broke don’t fix it.

I then use a primer- this month it’s Benefit’s porefessional.  I love this product, it’s easy to use and fees great on. I also like the Smashbox primer.
Next my most wonderful friend- Esteè Lauder double wear foundation in Fresco. We have been best friends for the last 17 years, I trust this product with my life.  

Let’s talk eyes: 

Next I use the urban decay eye shadow primer- love this little guy. Followed by whatever takes my fancy from my current palette. I have been using the Urban Decay Naked Palette 3 since Christmas and am still finding new combinations of colour! Then I line. I have been using liquid eye liner since I was 18! My go to brand is the inexpensive Collection 2000- I prefer the waterproof one.  I have used every eye liner under the sun and unless you rub this one really hard, it doesn’t move.
Let’s finish the eyes:  I use two masacaras because my bottom lashes tend to smudge- it’s probably down to my contact lenses.

On my top lashes I use YSL Luxurious mascara for a False lash effect, apparently! I do love this mascara, a couple of coats and I could bat wasps away with these bad boys.

For my bottom lashes, my all time fave mascara- Esteè Lauder double wear masacara. I can’t recommend this mascara enough- doesn’t move, doesn’t smudge and in my opinion worth the money!

 The cheek:I’m into bronzer right now- this one has lasted me months! I like it but I am not sure if I love it. What would you recommend?

The finishing touches:

A bit of Benefit’s watts up on my brow bones, on the edges of my cheeks, and a little on my Cupid’s bow. Then some powder to keep this lots in place! I’m currently using a Collection 2000 one, and I have to say it does a great job for the price!

It seems like a lot, but I can whack this lot on in about fifteen minutes.  My beloved thinks it’s a lot of time however I see it as an investment in myself! I feel pretty, confident and ready for the day!
What are your make up essentials?

Laura x