As a blogger, I receive quite a few beauty products to try and review which is a nice perk of my job. In all honesty, not all products make a cut as I really focus on recommending products that I end up using every day or on multiple occasions.
My primary focus is on skincare as someone in 30’s I really focus on anti ageing and prevention over the glam. I do however use makeup every day but most of my looks are natural exaggerating my predominant features such as eyes and lips. You can read about my favourite summer skincare products here.
Nobody in this world is perfect which is actually a good thing that makes us unique, but focusing on the areas of your face that you love the most with a little help of makeup can really boost your confidence. I have accumulated a bunch of products that are travel bag friendly that makes me do just that.
So here they are guys. All of the products are high quality and long lasting so you should definitely invest as you will be able to use most of these for a long time. I use my foundation every day and I purchased it back in March. It comes with a bigger price tag than some of the drugstore products but it will last longer as it does require retouching throughout the day saving you the money in a long run.
My two go to foundations are Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 and the foundation stick. I use the skin foundation every day as its very lightweight, it blends in amazingly offering a medium coverage and it has an SPF! It’s a great choice if you want multiple products in one and its one of my favourites. The stick foundation, on the other hand, is of a heavier consistency and I use it for my evening makeup. I tend to blend it with my fingers as I find it to work the best this way. This is a great choice if you need a foundation that you can take with you on a night out and apply with no fuss. They are both great but if I was to chose my favourite the Skin Foundation wins every time.
Concealer wise I use Mac Pro Longwear Concealer and It Cosmetics bye bye under eye Concealer. In all honesty, these two are products I can’t imagine my life without. They are so powerful in concealing that on some days I don’t even need to wear foundation. Can’t recommends enough but if a glowy skin is what you prefer than the It cosmetics is a better choice as it highlights at the same time as it conceals and a small amount goes the long way.
Lately, I have really been getting into Stila Shimmer & Glow liquid eyeshadow as its so quick to apply, it lasts all night or day and really convenient to take it around with you. An absolute must-have if you like the shimmery eyes.
One of my favourite pallets that I used the entire summer is Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita luxury palette that comes in 4 shades. I love the earth red undertones as they make my eyes really pop and this palette does just that for me. It’s so pigmented, blendable and most importantly long lasting. It’s on the pricier side but the packaging contains so much of the products that it will last for years. I have been using mine for the entire summer and have barely touched the surface.
Another amazing product that I adore is Bobbi Brown creamy shadow stick that is also long wearing, super easy to apply and blend with just your fingers and it fits even in your pocket. I honestly don’t travel without my sticks as I can use them both for day and night to create so many looks. My favourite thing about Bobbi Brown is that its such high quality and the most functional makeup out there. Its perfect for anyone on the go.
My mascara of choice is Bobbi Brown Smokey eye mascara and Mac In Extreme Dimension lashes as both add volume without clamping and since I have short lashes this is exactly what I need.
Eyebrows are my forever best eyebrow friend Benefit Precisely brow pencil in shade 4. I legit couldn’t live my life without it. It really brings my eyebrows to another level and I love its precision.
Cheeks and Lips
Favourite contour and blush that I have been using the entire summer are YSL Couture Contouring and Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks. YSL contour is perfect when you travel and you are on the go as its a small product that comes with a mirror so you can apply it easily. I just love it so much and will need to restock soon as I’m coming to an end. The pot for cheeks and lips is an of a premier consistency and I love it because I can just dub a small amount on both of lips and cheeks and I’m ready to go. Both products are long lasting and perfect for any season.
If I’m looking to add more of a lipstick then my primary choice is Charlotte Tilbury. I don’t think anyone does lipsticks better and my favourite shades are The Queen for the night and Pillow Talk for the day. Their lipsticks are so creamy and long-lasting that I think they are some of the best on the market.
I also love using Bali Balm as my everyday lip balm and the flavour I’m obsessed with is ginger and honey and it really reminds me of Bali. This is a vegan product and very hydrating and I never leave my house without it.
There you have it guys, my entire makeup collection that I used throughout the summer but I will carry over in the Autumn. I’m trying new products every week and will share as I go along. I will be focusing a little more on skin and hair care as I really belive that the prevention is the cure.
If you have any questions please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Have a good rest of the week!
The products in this post have been purchased by myself and some have been gifted. All the opinion and choice to post is my own. I use affiliate links.