Thursday, 11 September 2014

Lazy Girl's Make-Up Must Haves

I have never, nor will I ever claim to be any good at make-up. Most days I don't bother wearing it at all. When I do wear it, it's often just a lick of mascara. As much as I'd love to be a make-up goddess, I'm far too lazy. However, I often get complimented on my make-up when I do wear it, so I thought I'd share my favourite products for any other girls like me.

As you can see from the photo, these are all well loved products! Some of them are rather worn, and my eyebrow pencil is missing a lid. So believe me when I tell you that these truly are my go-to products.

This is probably the most expensive beauty product I own, but it's well worth the £21 price tag. For starters, it lasts a long time, so it's good value for money in that sense. But also because it actually does what it claims to. It covers up redness, it blends really well even with pale skin (something I know a lot of my pale skinned friends have struggled to find with BB creams), it moisturises and protects your skin from the sun. It's lighter than wearing foundation but still gives enough coverage that I haven't used foundation since I started using this. It's not great for covering up particularly prominent spots, for that you may need extra concealer or foundation, but for overall light coverage it's amazing. It completely evens out my skintone and makes me feel like my skin is glowing. I really can't recommend this enough.

 I LOVE this mascara. I decided to try this after I'd splurged on a Benefit They're Real mascara and found myself rather underwhelmed by it. I scoured the Boots website, looking at reviews and decided to give this a go. It's under £7, so I didn't have much to lose. I'm so glad I tried it because I wouldn't want any other mascara now, the only downside is that it doesn't seem to last quite as long as I'd like but seeing as it's only £7 it lasts long enough.

This costs a little more than what I would usually pay for an eyebrow pencil, as it's £10, but again this is really worth the price tag. I'm fairly new to filling in brows and this product makes it so easy. You use the fine line end to draw the shape you want your brows, and then fill them in with the pencil end. I get so many compliments when I've used this, people have even asked if I'd had my brows professionally shaped. Definitely worth the extra money, and it lasts for a decent amount of time too.

I don't often wear liquid eyeliner, but when I do this is my favourite. I've tried gel liners, I've tried the ones that are like pens... this is the only eyeliner I am actually capable of using well. Even then I'm pretty sketchy with it, but that's down to my terrible shaky hands. This stuff is cheap (usually around £3 or less, I believe) it lasts ages and you can draw lovely clear, straight lines with it. Even with terrible shaky hands.

Hopefully this has been of some use to someone, and if any of you have any great basic make-up suggestions for me I'd love to hear them.

Bryony :)

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