1. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
I have found my self reaching for this every day that I wear makeup, I am completely obsessed with the bright peach shade! Not to forget It smells absolutely heavenly, the packaging is very sturdy and TF always have such cute and quirky designs which I appreciate. I really enjoy using this palette because its pushed me to break away from using the same shades I would normally always go for. Even though this palette has pinks, peaches and purples in it I still find it extremely wearable and when applied to the eyes doesn't look crazy at all.
$78 from www.meccabeauty.co.nz
2. Stila one step correct Primer
A product that I have never been interested in trying because I don't really have any issues with redness in my skin - But one day I felt like trying something new and lots of people seem to rave about this so I picked one up. It totally surprised me I love what it does to the skin! After applied I feel like my skin looks incredibly brightened and leaves the skin texture really smooth and supple feeling. Makeup looks really great over top of it. I feel as though it would be suited to all skin types as well so Im feeling as though I might be adding this into my kit sometime soon!
$57 from www.meccabeauty.co.nz
3. Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer
The concealer that always has my back - For the days that my under eyes seem to be as dark as can be or I have a stubborn blemish that nothing seems to cover this bad boy packs some serious pigment! Its quite a dry consistency so if I am applying it to my under eye area I always make sure its really hydrated before hand and I use the tiniest amount buffed in with my real techniques setting brush
I use the shade SX06
$48USD from www.camerareadycosmetics.com
4. The Balm Shwing Liquid Liner
I have a little bit of a love hate relationship with this! Because theres been a few times where I've made one wrong move and its completely effed up my makeup :/ If I am in the slightest bit of a rush when doing my makeup I will not reach for this.
Its extremely black, very fluid, the felt tip is very long skinny and flexible. So I feel like its a product that requires an extremely steady hand. I would not recommend this to the person who is new to eyeliner.
But don't be scared away if your someone that wears a flick all the time this one is amazingly jet black and when applied with precision its like all hail the eyeliner gods! I just feel like it needs a warning message written on it *USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION*
The balm is now stock at life pharmacies through out NZ & retails for $42.99
5. Georgio Armani Luminous silk
A foundation that sat in my collection for about a year! I used it a few times but never saw the fuss about it. I have a feeling at that time I was perhaps into a more full coverage finish. But I am finding as Im getting older (turning 26 this year.....) more of a medium coverage so my freckles are peaking through, it looks much more natural and overall more youthful. I reach for this everyday now!
The only problem is the brand is hard to get your hands on in NZ unless your going through duty free at AKL international airport, AND its on the pricier side at around $90 i think? Every time I travel now I pick up a back up bottle because I looove this stuff!
6. Loreal volume million lashes FELINE
I was sent this not that long ago and the first time I tried it I was hooked and haven't put it down since! It builds up the lashes so quick and easy with out clumping or flaking through the day (my biggest peeve with mascaras!) It applies beautifully to the bottom lashes too. Im not sure if its just me but sometimes I find mascaras to be great for top lashes but then I can't seem to make it work for my lower ones? I think it has something to do with the brush shape. This one is curved and coats all the tiny little lashes on the inside and outside making for a beautifully fanned out full lash effect. Massive thumbs up from me!
Retails at $29.99
7. Mac #135 Brush
I love this so much the is the second brush I have brought - Ive said it a million times before but when I can't get enough of something I'll buy two so I can have one in my kit for clients and one for my own personal use. This brush is the dream bronzer brush! You literally cannot go wrong when applying bronzer it blends any product seamlessly. Because it has flat and wide bristles that are really soft and flexible it makes it really versatile, sometimes I use it for all over powder to the face also.
8. Loreal Le vernis à L'Huile (aka nail polish) by colour riche
Another product that I was kindly sent by loreal! I have a bit of a love affair with the grey/mushroom/taupe shades and this one is perfect! The brush makes for a really easy & quick application as its wide and flat. My favourite part about this product would have to be how affordable it is at $11.99 each.
I love that if I want to wear a specific colour for an occasion I don't have to go out and spend 20 odd dollars on OPI or essie....Can anyone else relate?!