27 June 2018

MY CURRENT MOST REACHED FOR BEAUTY PRODUCTS // INCLUDING MAC, GLOSSIER AND MORE!


I'd like to think that I have an efficient little system when it comes to the time between snoozing my alarm and heading out of the door. And when it comes to ensuring I look somewhat human, this is massively helped by a capsule collection of products that sit on my dressing table that are within easy reach and can be relied on to get the job done!

My current most reached for beauty products...



Glossier - Stretch Concealer

I've been using the Glossier Stretch Concealer for a couple of months now and it really is one of those products that gets better with each use. This super creamy concealer isn't cakey and adds a pop of radiance to an otherwise tired and sallow complexion. It enhances cheeks, brightens under the eyes and with a bit of layering, helps to make blemishes not nearly as noticeable. I use the shade 'Light' which suits my naturally paler complexion and acts as a beaming highlighter when I have a bit more of a tan.


Glossier - Boy Brow

My eyebrows are pretty au-natural atm, which is quite shocking given that for many, many years I was teased for having bushy brows, and then as these things always go, I was teased when I shaved them all off and started again! Girls, you just can't win with year 9 lads. Fast forward 10 years and every morning, I simply comb through my brows with the iconic, Glossier Boy Brow - this product always works better for me after it's been used a few times and the formula has had time to dry out a little. I use the shade 'brown' which is murky and ashy enough to give a groomed, glossy brow without looking OTT.



L'Oreal - Telescopic Mascara

It really is all in the wand. I've loved this particular mascara since I 'borrowed' it from my mum's makeup bag years ago. For people who want extra long, statement lashes without the spidery plumpness, the L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara is insanely good. I have the carbon black variant and it really is an intensely pigmented product so it does take a bit of work with a warm flannel to budget the formulation. If you're looking for that extra level of precision and length when it comes to your lashes, definitely give this a go. I also recommend this mascara for people like myself who prefer thin, plastic applicator wands instead of those insanely bristly numbers. For extra dramatic lashes, use both kinds of wand applicator.


Elizabeth Arden - 8 Hour Cream

The most multi-functional beauty product around. Man, I love this stuff! I don't know whether it's the endearing history, dual-purpose functionality, or the sweet lanolin scent but I baste myself in Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. It's the perfect lip primer for when you've been asleep, got yourself a nice dry mouth and then needed to apply a babein' bold lippy. It also works really nicely as a subtle highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones, especially in the summer months. 



MAC - Girl About Town 

A lipstick that brings me sweet, sweet nostalgia! I bought my first tube of this punchy pink lippy when I visited London for the first time with my then boyfriend. In fact, there's a post all about that trip here if you're interested. Awh young love! But anyway, whenever I need a pick me up, I always call upon Girl About Town, it reminds me of being 18 and carefree! The formula is easy to wear, the pigmentation is intense and you're guarenteed to feel like a girl boss when you wear this!



Calvin Klein - Obsession

I talk about this a lot so I won't harp on. Signature scent. Is loud, punchy, the epitome of the 1980s, a decade I wish I was around to experience. It's Calvin Klein 'Obsession' and I am utterly obsessed.





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