I did a post awhile back on my top five beauty products and I have been meaning to do my top five make-up products ever since.
I had terrible acne as a teenager and I also have quite large pores on my cheeks and close to my nose. Until I found this product foundation would seep and pool into my pores making for a terribly unattractive look. I am truly amazed by this product. It almost has an airbrush/diffusing finish to it and once I put foundation over the top you would never know how truly large my pores were. I have had this for 6 months and barely any of it has been used. As you only need a tiny bit each time it is surprisingly economical given how small the tube is.
I first learnt to wear foundation by using max factors pancake. Unfortunately it was orange and I was white…so I wasn’t all that successful. Years of trying what seems to be every foundation on the market and I am back to where I started. I wear “Fair Natural” and purchased this from Priceline on sale for like $9. Another product that will last forever. It provides such a beautiful matte finish and is so easy to apply. This will give you the perfect 40’s or 50’s base if, like me, you are into vintage style make-up.
For years I had used a clinique mascara as it came with the “gift with purchase” I picked up a few times. But as someone who is a big cryer and also has issues with watery eyes I didn’t find it too effective. Then I picked up “False Lash Effect” and was hooked. On me the formula doesn’t budge. I need a tonne of coconut oil (or make up remover) to take it off. It appears to make my lashes longer and more defined. I love it so much that I can’t imagine ever switching mascara again.
I have always struggled with powder blushes so when I discovered the world of cream blushes I was in heaven. Then I discovered this liquid blush and have been addicted even since. It is nearly impossible to be too heavy handed with this. I find I do need to build it up a few times to get the look I am after, but I prefer that to accidentally putting too much on. This is a liquid and attached to the lid is a little brush (similar to a nail polish brush). No matter how I have tried I can’t use the brush effectively so I just put a few drops on my fingers and blend in to the apples of my cheeks. This colour gives you the perfect pink flush.
Another perfect product for a vintage make-up look. In this particular case, this shade has been around since the 1950’s. When I first read about this shade I knew it had to be mine. Apparently it is the “perfect red-blue to suit all colourings”. I don’t know about the rest of the population, but I love it on me. I picked mine up at target, but have seen it in almost all the Revlon make-up stands at chemists/department stores/pharmacies. A beautiful creamy formula. It’s not matte, but definitely not glossy either. I wore it out last night to dinner (messy Indian food) and I only had to reapply once.