heres a few of my holy grail makeup products that i still use and that are great and affordable for beginners!

• Maybelline Fit Me! - Matte + Poreless (for oily-normal skin)
• Maybelline Fit Me! - Dewy + Smooth (for dry-normal skin)
• L'Oreal tru match super blendable liquid makeup
• L'Oreal infallible pro-matte foundation (for oily - combination skin)
• milani 2-in-1 foundation + concealer

• maybelline age rewind concealer
• L.A girl pro conceal
• Maybelline fit me concealer

• Maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser

• Hard Candy sheer glow all the way face & body illuminator (can double as a primer)
• physicians formula shimmer strips
• NYX illuminator (can double as a primer)

powder/finishing spray:
• airspun translucent extra coverage loose face powder
• rimmel stay matte long lasting pressed powder
• covergirl translucent professional loose powder
• L'Oreal infallible pro-spray and makeup extender, setting spray

• nyc smooth skin face powder, bronzing
• rimmel natural bronzer
• wet n wild color icon bronzer
• milani baked bronzer

• milani baked blush
• Maybelline dream bouncy blush

• Maybelline great lash mascara
• L'Oreal teloscopic mascara
• Maybelline the colassal mascara

• L'Oreal brow stylist definer brow liner
• Nyx wonder brow pencil
• milani stay put brow color
• elf cosmetics brow kit

• covergirl truNaked eyeshadow palettes
• Maybelline color tattoos
• milani everyday eyes eyeshadow collection

• Jesse eyeliner
• Maybelline amster precise liquid eyeliner

• milani color statement lipstick
•revlon color stay ultimate liquid lipstick
• milani amore matte lip creme

• any ardell lashes

• real techniques brushes
• ecotools brushes

if youve read this far, id like to announce some BIG news in 30 minutes!

vampiresinvienna  asked:

Which lip products would you recommend for a wedding? I.e. something kiss-proof and able to survive an entire day.

When it comes to important events in ones’ life, the last thing anyone wants to be doing is worrying about their lipstick coming off, fading or in the case of a wedding, ending up all over your significant others face. Here’s some of my favourite longwear lipsticks.

L’Oreal Infallible 2-Step Longwear Lipstick

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now you’d know that this product is my ride or die. It wouldn’t matter whether it was 5, 50 or 500 dollars I’d rave about it either way - that’s how good it is. 2 Step Lipsticks often cop a lot of flack but in recent years they have become reformulated with new technology, the key is just to use them right. When using this you need to apply the colour side first onto completely dry lips and then smile for a minute or so until the lipstick sets (do not smack your lips together, they will stick) once the lipstick is touch dry then apply the moisturising balm top-coat and you are good to go. These have amazing pigmentation and last, I mean LAST. I’ve worn these from 9am to 9pm with eating and drinking and there are no signs of wear, they even last through Christmas dinner. (Full review and swatches here)

Rimmel Provocalips 16HR Kiss Proof Lip Colour

A cheaper, slightly less better version of the L’Oreal Infallible Lipsticks. I personally find these ones a little more drying (perhaps because the topcoat is more of a gloss than a balm) and they can start to fade a little throughout the day, but either way they’re still a good option and sure beat your regular lipstick (plus they run cheaper than the L’Oreal)

Sheer Lipstick

Your other option is to wear a soft, well moisturising sheer lipstick that you can re-apply throughout the day as though it were a lip balm, if you’re not going to wear a bold or long-wear lipstick than this is your best bet. They need maintaining but they’re not “high maintenance” as such. I love: *YSL Volupté Sheer Candy Lipsticks and *Essence Sheer & Shine lipstick

And of course, make sure your lips are in tip-top condition! No lipstick will look good if your lips are dry, chapped and flaky (check out my top tips for well hydrated lips here)

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