Despite this being a relatively new product to my makeup bag, this has snuck on in to my top five. It’s very black, and gives an insanely sharp, precise line which does NOT budge. A steady hand is required to harness the true power of this bad boy, so if you’re coming down off a coffee binge I’d leave it until tomorrow. Plus, how badass can that name get for a black liner? ‘On The Hunt’? Yeah I am. Look at my wings.
Oh baby girl, I love you so much. My old flatmate used to use this and every time I saw her skin I wondered if she was in fact putting magic on her face, not foundation. This love was confirmed from my first try with this wonderful formula. Now, I’m going to be realistic here and say Sculpt truly isn’t for everyone – but it’s definitely for me! I love applying with my fingers initially (this is how Sculpt was designed to be applied) and then buffing it out with my newfound love, my Real Techniques expert face brush. The finish is dewy, but Sculpt takes well to being mattified in the T-zone with your powder of choice. I love you, sculpt. Let’s elope.
Do you want epic eyelashes? A: Yes (if you answered no then who are you go away you don’t belong here) (Just kidding) But seriously. I first purchased this mascara last December in one of those gorgeous holiday sets they bring out – and I am in love. It has a huge, thick, almost barrel-like brush and the formula is light and almost ‘fluffy’ – it’s mousse-like, and applies like a dream. A lot of excess product tends to come out, so wipe a bit off and enjoy black, defined, curled and voluminous eye-whiskers. It is a very nice thing to have.
WOW IT WAS REALLY HARD TO CHOOSE ONE SHADE. BUT I DID IT. MAC lippies grace pretty much every surface in my bedroom - ask my boyfriend. I feel sorry for him. Lady Danger is one of my favourite lipsticks of all time. It’s up there with Pleasure Bomb (one of Rihannas MAC releases!) but because Pleasure Bomb was a limited release, I’m trying not to get too attached. Lady Danger is the type of lipstick that could be your first red. Lady D will hold your hand, walking you through various looks from pin-up, to old Hollywood, to fun and bright, to sultry in Winter (with the right eye). She’s creamy and velvety all at once and when I wear her I know that shit’s about to go down. We party hard.
This was probably the easiest pick for my top 5, and I just hit pan on her the other day. I could have cried but then I reminded myself that I am 24 and have much better things to do with my time. Shroom is 1.5 grams of illuminating heaven. If you can’t be bothered doing much but want to brighten up your look, Shroom looks beautiful over your entire lid with nothing else. She’s beautiful on the brow bone and the cupids bow, and plays well with ANY other shade you can think of. I have converted many a friend to Shroom’s brightening and cheerful ways, and if you give her the time of day, you will be converted too. So fancy.
Well, that was really difficult – but there you have it! There are many other products I use regularly, but these five I can’t see leaving my makeup bag any time soon. They’re all definite repurchases and help to create classic looks that I feel really don’t date. Have you tried any of these? Do you want to try any of these!? What are your can’t-live-without-it products?