Monday, 14 November 2011

My top 5 beauty must-haves

Hi guys!

So this is just a little post about a few of my favourite products at the minute! Hope you enjoy it!

1. MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

I could not live without this! I wear this every single day and I use the colour NW20. It is my perfect foundation, it is quite high coverage and has a really nice texture - not too greasy and not too dry. It costs £19.00 which is a bit more than the average cost of a foundation but I think it is totally worth it. I find its so much better than cheaper foundations and it also lasts ages aswell! Usually a bottle of this lasts me about 4/5 months whereas other ones in the past have lasted about 4/5 weeks! So it is very good value for the amount of money!

2. MAC Studio Fix Concealer

I think this is actually tied first place with the Studio Fix Fluid Foundation! Again, I wear this every single day and in NW20 to match the foundation. This concealer is really high coverage and is amazing for covering up blemishes and dark circles! I actually have really dark circles around my eyes and would not survive without this concealer! Love it.

3. Batiste Dry Shampoo

I am never without a bottle of this! It comes in so handy when your going out somewhere and dont have time to wash your hair, it also makes your hair a bit more controllable. I find that when I have JUST washed my hair it can be quite soft and doesn't really do much! So if you spray a bit of this on, I find, it makes it a little easier to style! Recently, I discovered the Batiste XXL Volume dry absolute god send! Literally just spray a little bit into your roots from about 15cm away and tousle your hair and....instant volume! Before I found this I used the Umberto Giannini Backcomb in a Bottle but I much prefer the Batiste. Backcomb in a Bottle was more like super-strong hairspray and just kind of makes your hair sticky - not a good look! I have no idea how this works but it keeps your hair soft and bouncy and makes it about three times its usual volume! A definate must-have in my opinion!

4. Naked Eye Pallette by Urban Decay

Since I have bought this I haven't used another eyeshadow!! I absolutely love it! I actually use every single colour in this pallette! And also, this one is kind of a double must-have because you get a mini primer potion with it which is also amazing! But first, more about the eyeshadows! Each one is really pigmented and is so easy to apply with little fall-out. The primer potion is another one of my favourites! It makes the eyeshadow stay on for longer and keeps it in the same position, it also helps prevent fall-out. This pallette is pretty pricey -  £35 BUT that includes the primer potion and an eyeshadow brush. It is such a versatile pallette,  I use it most days and for night looks too! Perfect!

5. Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner

This is honestly the best pencil eyeliner I have ever used! It is so pigmented and is just so easy to apply! It goes on really softly with a lot of pigment and is really sort of smudgy so you can create a really nice smokey look with this eyeliner! Once it sets it stays put really well and is not as easy to smudge, I have found with other pencil eyeliners that by the end of the day it has smudged under my eye, but this one stays in place really well! It is really good to use for either the water-line or around the edge of the eye, it also works really well over eyeshadows whereas some eyeliners do not. Another must-have!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Ah, love Batiste! I recently bought the Tresemme dry shampoo (at double the price) thinking it would be amazing but sadly no, it comes nowhere close to Batiste! Finally finished it this morning and definitely won't be repurchasing!

  2. completely agree with you about the naked palette! it's such a good palette and even though it's expensive it IS worth it! and what i would do to own some MAC studio fix fluid foundation. definitely on my wishlist! X

  3. loveee the naked palette so much !


  4. i use mac studio fix too, love mac!

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