Bright coloured lipgloss and warm coloured blushes, Rimmel eyeliner and eyeshadow from MAC, products that make me loosen my purse strings...these are a few of my favourite things!
I hope you were able to hum along to that make shift rendition of one of the best songs from the Sound of Music. Happy New Year to all of you! I thought that I would start the year off by sharing some of my absolute favourite makeup items from 2014. Some of them have probably been around longer, which solidifies their spot as makeup favourite since I am always changing the products I use.
I have to start this post with a bit of a precursor. Having qualified for my MAC pro card has meant that I have formed a new found love affair with MAC makeup. That being said, if I have listed a product here it means that I believe it is a worthy investment. I don't feel that way about all MAC products, but there are a few staples I would pay full price for (and have) because now that I've used them I don't think I could ever turn back.
All about the eyes
It is buildable, it doesn't smudge or flake, and it takes two makeup wipes to remove all of it at the end of the day. It is $22 per tube, but (if all you wear is mascara, or if deserted on an island all you would take with you from your makeup bag is mascara) I highly recommend you invest in this little tube of heaven. Next is Rimmel Scandaleyes in 005 Nude. This nude liner is creamy, waterproof and won't break the bank. I tried many different nude liners before settling on this one. It remains my favourite for applying to the waterline to brighten up my eyes. Last but certainly not least, is Rimmel Glam Eyes liquid eye liner. I've tried so many black eye liners. Gel liners, pencil liners, with brushes, without brushes, and I always come back to this liner. I hope Rimmel never stops making it. This liquid liner doesn't budge! It comes with a brush that has flexibility and can create the thinnest and tidiest of lines. I love it, and it can be bought in any drugstore for under $10! It will always be a staple in my kit.
It's so pretty, the colours aren't that pigmented so if you're new to blending and using shadows Estée has got your back. Her beautiful, buildable and blend-able colours won't let you down. I promise you.
It is a gorgeous warm brown and I added it to this picture because I sometimes mix up my bronzer with warm dark brown shadows if I really want to contur my cheekbones/face. This eye shadow colour is beautiful and one that I will make sure is always in my makeup kit. I didn't include a favourite bronzer or highlight because I don't have a favourite. I love Too Faced Chocolate soleil bronzers, Harmony from MAC and random eyeshadows in palettes I own. I am always switching it up depending on the look I want. So I didn't feel it was fair to list one as a favourite. The same goes for cheek highlights. I change it depending on just how much or how little highlight I want. One honourable mention for a highlight I love and use as a shadow sometimes is a powder blush from MAC called Full of Joy. It's a bright purple colour (which I have to admit scared me at first), but adds a lovely highlight to your cheek or eyes.
For a flawless foundation
Whether I use cream or liquid foundation depends on my skin (if it is dry or not) and the weather. If it is damp or humid I tend to stay away from liquid foundation. Though this foundation from Sephora gives such a beautiful dewy look. It really makes your skin glow which was why I wanted to include it in my favourites list.
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A new found love
Favourite Bridal Makeup Artist
I am a freelance makeup artist who works out of Waterloo. I am an Ontario qualified teacher with a passion for makeup. I love to help people look and feel their very best!