Top 10 Beauty Products to Upgrade Your Make Up Bag
If you want to upgrade your make up bag to luxury high end make up and beauty products, then here is our guide to a full face of top products that are totally worth investing in…
ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR FOUNDATION
First things first, foundation is the first stage you have to get right when doing your make up routine, this is why Estee Lauder double wear foundation is totally worth the guilty free purchase. Priced at £31, it is worth every penny. Its buildable coverage means it is good for all occasions, whether you want to use it as a light day foundation, or a full coverage night time look.
TIP: For a day time natural look, mix a drop of this foundation with your favourite moisturiser to create a personalised tinted moisturiser.
BECCA BACK LIGHT TARGETED COLOUR CORRECTOR – PEACH
Turn back the clock with the Becca Cosmetics back light colour corrector. This product is perfect for tackling those dark under eye circles. As the peach tone cancels out the purple and blue tones that naturally occur under the eye, it gives you that bright eyed look ready for the day.
TIP: Apply lightly under the eye and in the corners with a small precision brush so you have full control around the natural curves of your eye. Available from: https://www.spacenk.com/uk/en_GB/brands/b/becca/backlight-targeted-colour-corrector-MUK200017247.html
NARS RADIENT CREAMY CONCEALER
This concealer is a must have in the makeup bag. Priced at £23, it may seem like a fortune for such a small product, but is totally worth the purchase. It gives medium to buildable coverage, perfect for conquering those under eye circles.
This product is also great for those days where you don’t want to wear any foundation, pop on this product to any problem areas of the face, blend out and your good to go.
TIP: Use in conjunction with the Becca backlight targeted colour corrector to vanish those dark circles quickly! Available at: http://www.johnlewis.com/nars-radiant-creamy-concealer/p423638?colour=Hazelnut&navAction=jump&_requestid=16573829
NARS BRONZER – LAGUNA
Perfect for contouring and bronzing, this bronzer has been a continuous purchase for many beauty gurus. No matter what skin tone, this bronzer looks perfect on all with the pigmentation that is good enough to last all day. The smooth formula creates a soft bronze without it looking muddy. A purchase you will not regret.
TIP: For a bronzed glow, apply with a big powder brush on the perimeters of the face. For a strong contour, apply with a defining contouring brush building up the shade on the skin. Available at: http://narscosmetics.co.uk/en_GB/laguna-bronzing-powder/0607845051015.html#start=5
BECCA X JACLYN HILL SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESSED – CHAMPAGNE POP
This is one of the best highlighters out there on the market. With the collaboration of Becca cosmetics and YouTube sensation Jaclyn Hill, this highlighter has amazed all. Its buttery and smooth consistency gives you that perfect glow without it looking chunky on the skin. Buildable coverage means it is perfect for all occasions, whether it is a day time subtle glow or a night event for that flawless bright highlighted look.
TIP: For that extreme glow and to get the best out of your product, spray any setting spray you like on to your brush and dip into product, then apply straight onto the cheek bones. Available at: https://www.spacenk.com/uk/en_GB/brands/b/becca/shimmering-skin-perfector-pressed-MUK200010532.html
URBAN DECAY ‘ALL NIGHTER’ SETTING SPRAY
Finish off your make up with this setting spray to lock make up into the skin to keep it looking fresh and flawless for over 16hours wear. This spray prevents fading, creasing and settling into fine lines.
TIP: Spray on to bare face before applying any make up and after makeup for extra hold on the skin. Available at: http://www.feelunique.com/p/Urban-Decay-All-Nighter-Setting-Spray
STILA ‘MATTE N METAL’ EYE SHADOW PALETTE
With a range of light to dark shades, half matte and half shimmer, this palette is an all-rounder. The golden and bronzed shades will look gorgeous with any eye colour. The light shades are perfect for a natural day time look, whilst the darker shades can be used to vamp it up for those night time occasions.
TIP: Always use an eye primer before applying these eye shadows in order to get maximum pigmentation. Available at: https://stila.co.uk/products/matte-n-metal-eye-shadow-palette
Charlotte Tilbury – Full fat lashes mascara
Forget fake lashes, with this mascara you will never look back! With fine bristles, this mascara wand latches onto every individual lash to make them curled and voluminous without the hassle of fake lashes!
Tip: Apply mascara to front and behind lashes to make sure all lashes are evenly coated
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Dip brow pomade
We’ve all been through those bad brow days; they can either make or break your make up. Anastasia Beverly Hills is the queen of eyebrows. Her dip brow pomade is a must for achieving perfect looking brows. Available in multiple shades to suit any hair colour, this product will change your brows forever.
TIP: This product is known for drying out, so add a drop of baby oil to the formula to keep it lasting for longer
Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick – ‘Bitch perfect’
You can’t go wrong with a nude lipstick as it is a staple must have in the makeup bag. Charlotte Tilbury has perfected the nude colour that suits everyone. Use this product for a natural day look or pair it with a dark smoky eye at night.
The smooth, creamy formula keeps lips looking and feeling hydrated all day long. Apply straight from the bullet so you look good on the go.
TIP: Apply with a lip brush to achieve a more defined look