Thursday, 24 October 2013

Every Day Makeup Basics

We all have them, the products we reach for on autopilot. We might only be popping to Tesco for a chocolate fix but we just don't want to face the world as a blank canvas and so we reach for them - the basics, the glorious few products that cover that unsightly blemish or hide the fact our skin is as dull as algebra.

These are mine, the unsung heroes of my makeup bag. They don't get nearly enough credit.

Along Came Betty Radiance Moisturiser//Tesco £5.49 | Neutrogena Nordic Berry Lip Balm (can't find online) | MUA Undress Your Skin Foundation in Beige//Superdrug £5.00 | MUA Blush in Shade 5 (can't find online, £1) | Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes//Online £15

The major issue I have with my skin is that it's incredibly dull and incredibly dry. Hydrating, moisturizing, nothing seems to make it better and winter is absolute hell on my skin - my face will pretty much start peeling and flaking. It's awful. Hence the abundance of anything even vaguely illuminating and hydrating, if it can make me look even a little bit glowy, bring it on. I bought the Along Came Betty moisturiser on a whim. I was in Tesco, I was out and it was on deal. I've never really looked back - it's wonderful. It is quite glittery, but once you've applied it properly it doesn't look majorly glittery. It does give you that nice little glow though, just like it promises to. It's heavy duty moisturiser too, it competes well with my coconut oil. The MUA foundation is easily one of my favourites, it doesn't cling to my dry spots and it covers up my uneven skintone incredibly well. For that price too, you just can't knock it!

So who are the heroes in your makeup collection? What could you just not live without?
- Emmy xo

1 comment:

  1. I've been really intrigued by that MUA foundation, I think I might have to pick it up and give it a try, such a bargain!

    Jennie |