My everyday (most loved) makeup products

29. november 2013


Hello again my lovelies! Today I decided to share my most loved makeup products. These are products I'm loving at the moment and products I tend to use on an 'everyday basis' or rather products I use when I decide to wear makeup (I really don't wear makeup everyday). Along with the makeup I decided to show you the tools I use. I hope you find this post interesting... :)


First and foremost is the base... I've recently bought the Illamasqua Skin Base foundation. I've got a tester and fell in love with it, so I decided to go ahead and get it. It's a really lovely foundation that feels light but has great coverage (a more detailed review will be up next week). I apply it with my new favorite 'beauty tool' - the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge (love this thing). The concealer I'm currently using for my spots and blemishes is Essence Match2 Cover concealer (it's a really decent concealer) and for under my eyes I still use my trusty e.l.f. Tone correcting concealer (I've tried a lot of new concealers lately but none of them have worked for me quite like this one does). :) I use the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease brush to blend out the concealer under my eyes (works perfectly).




For my eyes I love to use e.l.f. Essential Mechanical lash curler (ever since I've discovered this 'magical' tool, I always curl my lashes before applying my mascara). Lately I've been really enjoying the One by One mascara by Maybelline, though I do use the Mega Plush from time to time as well. The liquid eyeliner I've been using (and testing out) is Lashes to die for liner from Peter Thomas Roth (I got this free with one of my purchases at BeautyBay). For my water line, I've been really enjoying the Master Drama khol liner from Maybelline - it's really pigmented, really black and very creamy. :)




For eyeshadow - which I wear every time I wear makeup (I'm not one of those 'mascara and eyeliner' kind of girls), I love to use my trusty Urban Decay Naked palette (my most loved beauty item) and when I'm up for a matte, classic look, I use the UD Naked Basics palette. Of course I use my other eyeshadow palettes as well, but these two are the ones I use and love the most. :) As far as application goes, I use quite a few brushes - I use most of the brushes from the Real Techniques Starter set, for blending I use the brush that came with the UD Naked2 palette (love this brush) and I also use some 'no brand/Ebay' brushes as well. :)





For setting my makeup I've been loving the combination of the Urban Decay De-Slick mattifying powder and the B6 Vitamin-infused complexion prep spray. The powder takes the shine away and sets the foundation beautifuly, the spray gives back a bit of moisture and takes away the 'powdered look', making the skin look really flawless. :) I love to apply the powder with my Real Techniques Powder brush. It's a huge brush that helps you 'cover' big parts of your face, like your cheeks and forehead, but you can also squeeze it with your hands and help it fit nicely around your eyes, nose and mouth.





The finishing touches are of course bronzer, blush and highlighter. I don't apply these 'products' before the setting powder, because I feel the powder kind of 'covers' them, takes away the color. Though I do apply the prep/setting spray after, so I still set everything, in a way. :)





My favorite bronzer at the moment is Too Faced Chocolate Soleil in Milk Chocolate. It's a gorgeous, light-medium bronzer that looks very natural, not orange or muddy at all. And the scent... ahhh. :) I sometimes swap it with the 100% Pure Cocoa pigmented bronzer in Brown sugar, which is a lovely bronzer as well. :) The brush I use to apply the bronzer is a 'no brand/Ebay' kind of brush. It was part of a set I bought years ago (my first makeup brushes). It still looks great and I love it. It's angled/tapered shape really helps with contouring/applying the bronzer exactly where you want it. :)




The blush I've been loving lately is Sleek's Rose Gold (review coming soon). It's a stunning blush that looks like - yes, you've guessed it - rose gold. :) It gives a gorgeous pink sheen to the cheeks. But sometimes, if I'm wearing some really shimmering eyeshadows, I swap this blush with e.l.f.'s Tickled Pink blush, which is basically a matte blush, that gives a tiny bit of a sheen to the cheeks. The brush I love for applying all my blushes, is the Real Techniques Blush brush. At first I thought this brush would be too big for applying blush, but it turned out to be just perfect. :)




Last but not least is the highlighter. I absolutely love the highlighter that comes in the Sleek Contour kit. I kind of neglect the bronzer, but adore the highlighter. It's a lovely highlighter that's not too 'in your face', yet not too subtle - just right. :) I like to apply it on the top of my cheeks, on my cupid's bow, down the nose and on the brow bone (if I don't use any eyeshadow there). The brush that I use to apply it, is the Real Techniques Setting brush. It's a great little brush that's big enough to apply highlighter on the cheeks, yet small enough to easily apply it on the brow bone/cupid's bow as well (also really great for setting your under eye concealer). :)




I usually apply my lipstick last... I forgot to take some pictures of it, but my go-to lipstick at the moment is definitely Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Naked. It's a lovely, everyday color. When I want something a bit more, I go for Fiend. That reminds me... I need to get some more shades. :D


So, here they are... my most loved, most used makeup items. What do you think of them? What are some of your favorites? :)

16 komentarjev:

  1. O ful dobr post, ti pa maš enih čopičev ej :D jaz jih mam v moji zbirki bolj malo, se morem prav dat v to, da si vzamem kakšne res dobre...

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    1. Hvala, me veseli, da ti je všeč! :D Ja, čopičev imam kar nekaj, čeprav se še vedno najde kakšen, ki ga 'rabim' ali mi 'manjka'. :)

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  2. Morm že enkrat probat tele Sleek paletke! :) Meni je bil tudi najprej blush brush čisto prevelik za rdečilo, zdaj si pa sploh ne predstavljam nanosa z drugim :D xx

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    1. Paletke še nisem sprobala od Sleek, imam pa tale blush, contour kit pa tudi puder sem imela. Na splošno sem zelo zadovoljna in bom sigurno še kaj sprobala. :) Ja, blush brush je pa super!

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  3. great post. also love the look of the blog :)

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  4. Jooj, Sleek blushev pa še vedno nisem sprobala. Vedno mi uidejo iz glave. :D

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    1. Meni je tale zelo všeč, bom pa sigurno sprobala še kakšen drug odtenek... ampak me Illamasqua bolj matra trenutno. :D

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  5. Sem ravno ta teden prvič probala tole RT sponge in sem navdušena :) Morem pa sprobat tale ELF concealer in sploh ne bom izgubljala besed o tem, kako si želim tega Too Faced bronzerja :D

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    1. Sem vesela, da ti je všeč gobica, meni je odlična! :D e.l.f. concealer mi je res top, ampak ni pa močno prekriven, če to iščeš... je bolj tekoč in lepo navlaži predel pod očmi in se ne nabira v gube. Jaz imam odtenek Rosy Beige in je take pink/lososove barve, tako da dobro nevtralizira modro barvo pod očmi. :) Bronzer je pa itak odličen, pa še diši... :D

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  6. Ful lepe fotke in dizajn. In zelo pregledno napisano. ;)

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  7. Great picks. I'm off to get the e.l.f. lash curler! ;)

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    1. Thank you! The lash curler is awesome! :D

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