I am not normally one for tutorials. In fact, I tend to avoid them like the plague. I often feel that my lack of qualifications in makeup, makes me hold back in showing how I apply my makeup. However, I’ve come to the realisation, that qualifications are not a big deal for things like youtube. So I have decided to give tutorials another go.
As I tend to flash the other products that I use quite quickly, I thought I would tell you a little about them here.
Push Rudy Nudy
You may have heard me talk about this product before, but this is honestly one of the best, if not the best, eyeshadow bases I’ve ever used. It is extremely creamy and applies to the eyes beautifully. I use this as my eyeshadow base, as I find that it stops my shadow from creasing and helps it to wear better. You can buy it from Push Makeup here. ( picture via Push Makeup Twitter)
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
This is my holy grail eyeliner. I am not someone who finds a winged liner easy to do, but the Kat Von D Tatoo liner makes it so much easier. I find that the nib of this liner has the perfect level of stiffness that your liner glides on and you don’t make mistakes as easy. I will say, it could be a little blacker, but for the most part I can get over that. You can buy it from Debenhams here.
Too Faced Born this way concealer
This concealer seems to be somewhat of a marmite product. People either love it or hate it. Personally I love it. I find it cream and hydrating under the eyes. It doest crease and it doesn’t budge. I also find it very good for helping with my dark circles. It doesn’t reduce them completely, but it makes a fairly good effort at it! You can buy it from Debenhams here.
Mac Studio Fix perfecting powder
This powder was sent to me months ago as a pr sample and sat unused in my drawer for a good while. There were a few things that turned me off using it. Firstly I thought the colour medium was going to be far too dark for me and secondly, I haven’t had much success with Mac powders in the past. However, from my very first use, I genuinely fell in love. This is an unbelievably beautiful powder. It is so finely milled that it looks seamless on the skin. It doesn’t give your skin that powdery finish, but instead evens out the finish on your skin and gives you as close to a flawless finish as you can get. You can buy if from Brown Thomas or Arnotts . Or online from Brown Thomas for €26.50 here.
Jane Iredale So bronze Bronzer
At this point I reckon you lot are sick of hearing me talk about this bronzer but I just love it!! It is smooth, easy to blend, it melts into your skin and the colour is just perfect for Irish skin tones! I’ll say no more. You can buy it for the refill here for around €33
Wet n Wild Colour Icon blusher – Rose Champagne
While not a dupe, this blusher reminds me quite a bit of Mac margin. The colours are very similar. However, the price is a lot different! The Wet n Wild colour Icon blushers are really so beautiful. I find while they are a tiny bit powdery, they colour payoff is fantastic and they blend really well . I love rose champagne because while it is not an obvious pop of colour, it gives your skin a warm glow. You can buy it in Pennys and Dunnes.
Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion
I have come to the decision that this highlighter is 100% in my top 3 highlighters. Considering just how many highlighters I own, that says an awful lot! This highlighter is a gold tones shade, that doesn’t look like a chunky glitter on the face but instead melts into your skin and gives a golden glow. You can see the highlighter in action in the video but you can buy it from Debenehams here for €37.
Mac Cherry lipliner
For me there when it comes to lipliners, Mac always come out top. I just love them! Mac Cherry is an icon red lipliner, that works with number of different toned red lipsticks. You can buy it from Brown Thomas here for €17.50
Meet Matte Hughes Loyal
When it comes to liquid lipsticks, The Balm Meet Matte Hughes range have one of the best formulas out there. They are comfortable, long wearing and very creamy. Loyal is a beautiful blue toned red, that suits a lot of Irish skin tones. You can read a full review here and buy them from Debenhams here.
- There is a mix of both pr samples and products I bought myself in this post
- This post has some affiliate links. This means that I get a very small percentage of the price of the product if it is bought using this link. You do not get charged any extra,as the price is still the same for you. If you don’t fancy using those links, for the most part I have named the places where you can buy each product yourself. xxx