I always wanted to do a post about my favourite makeup products. People who know me, know that when Sephora came to Montreal, I was screaming of joy (ok well not literally but in my head that is)! Makeup is sooo much fun and makes everything more colorful. I like to try new things and experiment with new colors but I also have a few staples that I rely on a daily basis.
Here are my favourite makeup products (for now):
These have become a staple in my makeup repertoire. Whenever they made a new one I had to be the first to get it. So far my collection includes NAKED 1: neutral/cold hues, NAKED 2: warmer hues and NAKED 3: rose gold hues, then there is a Smokey palette and a Heat palette that came out in 2017. The reason I love these palettes is that there are sooo many colors to choose from per palette and they are perfect for whatever look you are going for whether it’s subtle, more glam or matte for work. Plus they are great for travelling, why bring only one shade when you can bring 12!
I juggle between my foundations and I like to switch it up occasionally. For the moment, I love the Hourglass Immaculate foundation. It works well for my skin type, which tends to be on the oily side. I also have acne-prone skin (yes, even at my age!) so I’m extra careful as to what I put on my face. I love the coverage and they have so many shades to pick from. It also does a great job of staying in place throughout the day and you can build it up if you want more coverage.
I’m always on the lookout for the best mascara out there. I want one that does it all. This one comes pretty close to doing it all: thickens, elongates and even curls my lashes. Lancôme Hypnose Drama comes in as aclose second and I often alternate between the two.
Makeup Forever Ultra HD lip booster (tinted color 01)
I fell in love with this product the moment I put it on. It is silky not greasy and the color looks very natural, sheer but with a subtle tint. It is amazing for winter dry lips. It is also a serum so it has wonderful ingredients that make your lips soft and smooth. I also like the Dior Lip Glow colors. Although their colors are a bit brighter, they are definitely pretty and do a great job at moisturizing your lips as well.
This blush is the prettiest Winter pink. If you are looking for that rosy Winter cheek effect, this one is perfect. I have olive skin so pinks are a bit tricky because some simply don’t show on my skin tone and others look too chalky. This is suits olive skin tones perfectly and adds that cool contrast to our tone.
Stila All Day Waterproof liquid eyeliner (in jet Black)
I have tried a gazillion liquid eyeliners and this one beats them all. It’s brush like tip and dark pigmented ink is amazing. I have to mention that this is particularly for the black shade. I tried the dark blue and the effect wasn’t as intense. The other great thing about this liner is that it lasts and lasts and lasts. I know you are supposed to throw away your liners every 6 months to a year but this one goes well beyond that and the ink is nowhere from fading! Like a magic endless bottle of liner!
If you prefer a pencil, my fav is Lancôme. Not only is the tip retractable (so no sharpening required) but there is also a sponge tip on the other end which works perfectly for smudging. I have these in black, brown, and grey. I’ve been using these for years and they never disappoint. They even have an amazingly bright indigo blue which I have yet to try!
So there you have it. Trust me, I have tried and tried a vast array of all of these makeup products, so I know what I’m talking about… until the next new batch of products comes in… stay tuned!!!
And since I’m always on the lookout for new products, tell me what is your go-to/can’t live without makeup product?