Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog.
Today I am going to talk to you about some products I always reach for when it’s make up time, some sort of ride or die products. I am going to talk to you about how I prep my skin before my make up, the make up products I cannot skip using and what I use to take my make up off. It this sounds like something you’re interested in, just keep on reading my post! 🙂
FIRST STEP: PREP THE SKIN
The first product has to be the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub. This scrub is my absolute favourite and I like to scrub my face with it because this will get rid of all the dead skin and it’s going to reveal a beautiful and glowy complexion. Sometimes, when I don’t want to wear make up, I use this scrub as a little “make over” because even without any make up your skin is going to look great.
The great thing about this brand is that everything is vegan, natural and cruelty free so it’s going to be perfect for your skin; I also love that everything is coffee based because I love coffee and I think it’s perfect to exfoliate the skin naturally. I like to leave this one on for a couple of minutes and then I will rinse it off with some cold water.
Next product I will use is Rose Water.
I am obsessed with rose water, for real. The reason why I got it is because I wanted to give my face some hydration after my face scrub or my face mask because sometimes by skin feels a bit dry after them. This particular one is from Amazon and it’s 100 € natural rose water. I love the smell of it and besides smelling super great, it will give your skin some hydration and especially during hotter days, this is a perfect treat to refresh yourself and smell like fresh red roses!
The next product I always use before my make is the Jeffree Star Stawberry Gum Lip Scrub.
I got this a long time ago (don’t worry, it hasn’t expired yet :P) because I wanted to support Jeffree Star’s brand and after I saw him using it, I loved how his lips looked so I decided to get myself the same one. The jar is pretty massive for a lip scrub so it’s going to last you so much! I personally love this one because it works great, it’s pretty affordable for the amount of product you get and it’s edible too! I love to use a lip scrub because it’s going to take all the dry skin away from you lips and prepares them for whatever you will put on them.
SECOND STEP: MAKE UP
My absolute ride or die make up product has to be the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara.
This mascara has been my absolute favourite in the past year and it’s literally the only one I’ve been using. I have to confess my lashes aren’t super great so for me it is very difficult to find one that actually makes any difference to them; this is the only one that gives my lashes an amazing look, it fulls them up and lasts all night. I’ve already finished one (which, for me, it never happens with mascaras) and I think it’s definitely time for a second one!
The second product I always reach for is the Nars Laguna Bronzer and Orgasm Blush Duo.
I’ve been using this one for over a year now and the only thing I can say is that I absolutely love it. Nars is a bit of a more expensive make up brand so last year, when I wanted to try both the Laguna bronzer and the Orgasm blush, I was very happy to find this duo! This retails for I think 20 € and it’s perfect if you want to try them out.
The Laguna bronzer is a very nice and super bleandable bronzer and I usually apply it with a bronzing brush. The good thing about this is that it’s not too light and not too dark and you can build the converage buy applying more layers on. I personally like to do one or two layers of this bronzer and it still looks super natural.
The Orgasm blush, as well as the bronzer actually, doesn’t need any presentation by now because I think everyone knows and loves it by now. This has to be one of the best blushes I’ve ever tried! The base colour is a very nice natural but rich pink, combined with little golden particles that will give you a little highlight as you apply it. I personally love this feature about this blush and it’s no surprise for me that it has also been the #1 selling blush in the world! They also came up with a special edition one few years ago and since then, its been one of my favourite make up products!
The next product is an highlighter and it’s actually part of an Essence Palette called “The Glow must go on“, which actually, besides the highlighter, it has a bronzer, two eyeshadows and a little brush. I’ll insert a swatch right below so you have an idea of how it looks.
As you can see, it has a white base to highlight and then there are some golden relfexes on top of it that will give you an extra glow. Initially, the only reason why I got this palette is because of this highlighter. I absolutely love it and every time I wear it a get asked what highlighter I’m using. It’s definitely blinding but also it’s not too over the top and I think it’s perfect for every one, whether you like natural or super intense highlighters because by adding more layers on you can actually build the intensity of it.
Next product is the Too Faced Hangover 3 in 1 Spray.
I got this one which is the mini size because I wanted something to use as a primer for my make up and it looked like a good bargain because you can use it as a primer, as a refreshing spray and as a setting spray so it’s three products in one! The mini size is about 16 euros at Sephora and it’s definitely worth it, considering you get three products. Plus it smells like coconut so if you’re into that you will not regret buying this.
Sometimes I find it’s not doing enough as a primer, especially if my skin is feeling a bit drier that day, but if you have oily skin and you don’t need an heavy primer then this is the one for you. I love it as a setting spray because since when I started using this I’ve noticed my make up stays perfect for so much longer and even some of the oiliest foundations stay in place thanks to this product. I don’t really use it to spray my face during the day because I prefer my rose water for that, but you could use it for that too!
These are the four products I reach more when I do my make up because the quality of them is super great and I know they’re not going to disappoint me whatsoever.
FINAL STEP: TAKING YOUR MAKE UP OFF
You’re may be surpirsed but I only use ONE product to take my make up off! Well, actually two, if you count cotton pads. 😛
The only product I use to take my make up off is the Garnier Skin Active Pure Active Micellar Water for combination skin with imperfections.
To use this, I will put some of the product on a cotton pad and I start from my eyes and go to the rest of my face.
I can guarantee you this doesn’t leave any make up residue and works super great because it doesn’t dry your skin out and guess what? It’s super affordable! You can find this at any drug store and it’s less than 5 euros for the 400 ml format! This one will last so long and I’ve been using it for over two years now and it has never disappointed me!
After this step, I will go ahead with my usual skin care which if you’re interested in, I will leave the link at the end of this post!
I guess this is it for today’s post, I know it’s not a lot but these are the products I truly love! Let me know in the comments what your favourite products are and I would love to know if there’s any specific post or product you would like to know more about, I would love to hear from you.
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Thanks for your support guys and I’ll speak to you in my next post, bye!! xx