My Absolute Top 10 Make-Up Products


When applying my make-up everyday it became clear to me that I definitely had a few products that were absolute staples in my collection. I had those same products I would ALWAYS pick up and I believe this is because I know they work really well for me and wouldn't ever let me down. I have put together my top ten make-items that I really do believe are worth the money and will always continue to use daily.

Too Faced Hangover Primer 

I think the main reason I love this primer is because as soon as I apply it my skin instantly feels refreshed and hydrated. Primers are an important step in your make-up routine in order for your foundation to sit well and last throughout the day so I don't mind investing in a good primer. This one has always applied smoothly and evenly and it is one of the most hydrating primers I've ever tried. I definitely notice a difference when using this primer in the finish of my foundation so I'm super super impressed. I use this primer pretty much every day and will definitely repurchase. Of course I love the packaging as well - Too Faced do the cutest packaging. If you can recommend any good drugstore primers I would definitely love to know as I'm really struggling to find one I like.

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation 

This foundation is fairly new to my collection however I have picked it up nearly every day since I purchased it. I absolutely love the dewy finish of this foundation on the skin. I have normal to dry skin and this just works so well for my skin type. It blends out so well without ever being cakey because its a lovely thin consistency that feels so lightweight on the skin. I have used this with both a damp Beauty Blender and my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and both have worked extremely well to blend the product out evenly on my skin. I'd say this was a medium coverage foundation but always looks so flawless.

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

I can't recommend this concealer enough. If anyone ever asks me 'Whats your favourite concealer?' it will always, always be this one 100%. I prefer this over any high end concealer I have tried and I always repurchase it. It looks so flawless on the skin every time for highlighting. It blends out beautifully and never becomes cakey but at the same time has a really good coverage.

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

This powder has to be in my top 10 as I use it everyday without fail to set my under eye. Its a powder that works for me and always sets my concealer well. I like that its a translucent powder so it will add absolutely no colour or change your foundation/concealer shade. I will sometimes lightly dust this over my face with a large powder brush to set my make up in place without becoming cakey although I mainly use this for under eye setting.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

I was so late onto the hype for this bronzer, I feel like anyone who's beauty/make-up obsessed has probably tried this and I can for sure see why. Bronzer was always a product I would wear however I never seemed to branch out and try new ones. I would always just stick to using one bronzer I knew I loved however last year i completely fell in love with bronzer and started to try out more and add several to my collection. Its safe to say I now have a fair few favourites that I couldn't be without however my Hoola Bronzer always sticks out as my absolute favourite. Its the perfect shade for me without being too dark or too light to show up and I have always found that it blends out so well and sits perfectly on my skin. I mainly just use this product for bronzing however I do love the versatility of this product as it is also cool enough to contour with. Its also completely matte which makes me love it even more.

Mary-Lou Manizer

This highlighter is a must have. So many people have raved on and on about this product and i've personally never come across any bad reviews on it. When I first saw this highlighter in person in Debenhams I was sold straight away and it has become a favourite since. Its a perfect champagne shade and applies effortlessly to the skin whist giving us that strong glow we all desire! This is in my top ten as it is my absolute go-to highlighter out of all the ones I have tried - I will always, always go back to Mary-Lou.

Anastasia Beverely Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

I think this palette is safely loved by many and its honestly my most favourite palette i've ever purchased. I use so many different eye shadow palettes as I love to swap and change up what I use in my collection but my Modern Renaissance is a go-to most often. Firstly Anastasia Beverely Hills eye shadows are incredible, the pigmentation is amazing and they honestly blend out so so well. These shadows are 100% worth the price as they are definitely high end quality so you get your moneys worth with this product. This palette also had me sold on the colours straight away. I love pinks and oranges on my eyes and use them regularly therefore I knew this palette would get a lot of use. It also has all the shades for a gorgeous everyday neutral eye so all in all a perfect palette.

Anastasia Beverely Hills Dipbrow Pomade

This brow product is super popular throughout beauty bloggers and youtubers and I completely get the hype. The main reason I love this pomade is because it makes my brow routine so much quicker so if i needed to be somewhere in a rush I know I can rely on this and it will be quick and easy to use. Before I had ever tried a brow pomade I was always unsure on this type of product as I thought I would struggle using it but I actually find it easier than powders and pencil products. It applies very well to the brows and glides on smoothly making shaping your brows a lot easier. It is also very easy to clean up if you make a mistake with a cotton bud or concealer. This product is definitely worth the price as it lasts SO long.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Now I am that girl that isn't great at liquid liner and it is probably what I struggle with most in make-up. This is by far the easiest liner to use that I have come across yet. I always repurchase this one now as if it is not in my collection I feel lost. The tip is flexible which makes it far easier to use in my opinion compared to a harder tip that drags too harshly across your lid. I also find the staying power of this liner to be very good, it will always last me a full days wear.

MAC Lipsticks 

I added MAC Lipsticks as they are my favourite formula of lipstick and one I always continue to repurchase. They are moisturising and sit perfectly on the lips without being dry or uncomfortable (even the matte finishes). I love many lipsticks in my collection however if I'm in rush or unsure of what to go for I will always pick up a MAC lippy. My two absolute favourite shades that I will wear daily are Velvet Teddy and Whirl which are both brown toned nudes however Whirl is a true brown and Velvet Teddy has pink undertones. I also find the staying power of MAC lipsticks to be extremely good along with excellent pigmentation. If I could only have one brand of lipstick in my collection it would definitely be MAC as they also offer such a wide range of colour choice and finishes.

I'd love to know any products you can't be without!

Thanks for reading.

Imogen xxx


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