My Top 5 Beauty Basics


These are my beauty underdogs. The real hardworkers in my beauty arsenal that do all the work but more often than not don't receive any credit. These are my basics, my essentials, the little things than can be found most often at my bedside, in my handbag or on my person.
They are beauty saviors and without them I'd be lost - so here's to you the often overlooked beauty basics!

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector 06
Perfect on it's own or as a base for your regular lipstick. Highly moisturising like no other balm or gloss I've tried before. I love to wear it on lazy days to provide a sheer 'my lips but better' tone to my pout, but it looks equally good with a deep smoky eye. Smells of vanilla ice-cream too, always a plus.

Loreal Superliner Ultra Precision
My number one everyday liquid liner, it's available in a variety of shades and finishes to suit different eye colours but I tend to stick with Black. It's not often I'm seen without my black cat eye 'flicks'. Infact, I've been applying my eyeliner pretty much the same way since I was 15. Precision application is provided via the built in liner brush and the deeply pigmented formula perfects my peepers daily.

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
These usually last me about a year, which at cost per wear make them a real bargain in my eyes. My skin type is normal to combination and it's quite common for me to get a bit of a shiny T-zone throughout the day. I use the shade 'Light Plus' to keep any sign of oil at bay, my skin looks natural and radiant with no 'cake' in sight.

Seche Vite topcoat
This stuff is uhhh-mazing! To the point where I actually don't know how I used to paint my nails without it. This miracle working topcoat provides a wonderfully glossy finish and boosts my drying time to under a minute - a real game changer in my opinion.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Mat Moisturiser
My favourite daytime moisturiser and the perfect base for makeup. Although I'm not so fond of the smell, it reminds me of Fairy washing up liquid... go figure?! This moisturiser has seen me through many a long day with minimal shine. It leaves a soft velvety feel to my skin, my pores look minimized and my make-up just seems to  sit better when I've used it.

Noticed that I've gained a few followers on Bloglovin, Hello! What would make it into your top 5?

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