I have managed to collate all of the products which have been my 'go tos' recently and have had a firm place in my everyday makeup routine and in my makeup bag. I try a lot of makeup and to make it in to this category it means that I class it as top notch.
I always start my makeup by applying the NYX Angel Veil Primer as this is a creamy lightweight formula which is easy to blend. My favourite go to foundation is Nars Sheer Glow as it has a medium coverage and when using the Beautyblender it creates a beautiful dewy and luminous coverage which is buildable. I then use the Nars Creamy Concealer to cover any blemishes or redness. The MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Powder has been my go to powder for years. It was one of the first MAC products which I ever bought, and I will continue to rebuy it. It is a light finely milled powder which is great for setting my base products in place.
The Wet n Wild Bronzer in Ticket to Brazil has been used on a daily basis since I bought it on a whim last year on holiday. It is a beautiful mid toned bronzer with slight shimmer to add some glow and colour to my face. It has taken me a bit of time to get to grips with the NYX Liquid Illuminator. The liquid formula has some flecks of glitter in it. I find that if you lightly pop it on even very lightly you kind of create a line of highlight and it can be hard to blend in. I have started using my Beautyblender to make the highlighter less prominent and looking false.
Benefit Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil is part of their new collection of eyebrow products. I have been putting this to the test since I received a sample on this month's Elle magazine. The nib of the pencil in angled and is wide in its width which makes it easy to replicate eyebrow hairs. I have been using this on a daily basis and I have been enjoying it.
I used to be a huge lover of drugstore liquid eyeliners, that was until I took the plunge and bought the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. It is all about the thin pen nib which is pointed to precision. I use this everyday when I choose to wear eyeliner as nothing else competes with it. The formula has never been patchy or flaked off. The Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara gives a lot of volume and lift to the lashes which is exactly what I need as my lashes are naturally short. I think the drugstore does amazing mascaras and it is one area where you can definitely save and not splurge for the same quality.
My two liquid lipstick choices of the moment are Kat Von D Everlasting Lipstick in Lovesick and Jeffree Star in Gemini. The Kat Von D formula is the best of them all as it is smooth, pigmented and is super comfortable. The Jeffree Star formula is a very close runner up, I just find them a little bit more drying but they are definitely worth buying if you can get your hands on them. His shade range is incredible especially if you like a good nude or pink.