Beauty Must Haves

I’ve recently noticed that I tend to re-purchase and constantly reach for the same products time after time so I thought it would be fun to show you all my beauty must haves that I swear by. There is beauty and skin care, high end to high street (drug store if your in the US).
Make up must haves. Estee Lauder foundation, maybelline mascara, The body shop bronzer

Revlon Photo Finish Primer £12.99
I love this primer, it really helps blur imperfections and creates a soft canvas ready for foundation. It’s always on some sort of 3 for 2 offer in Boots so it’s incredible value for money too.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation £27.90 – £31.00
I mix two shades 1W1 Bone and 2N1 Desert Beige to get a good match, for me there is no foundation like it. Medium coverage but build-able to full, it lasts all day and is perfect for oily skin.

RCMA No Colour Powder £8.95
Loved and adored by some of the top make up artists, this no colour powder is finely milled and will not adjust the colour of your foundation. It sets everything in place and a little goes a long way.

The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder £13.00
I’ve used this bronzer for the past 2/3 years and adore it. It’s matte and comes in a variety of shades so there is an option for such a wide range of skin tones.

Make up must haves. Estee Lauder foundation, maybelline mascara, The body shop bronzer

Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof mascara £5.99
I love the Benefit Rollerlash but hate the price tag, this does just a good a job at a fraction of the price. I prefer the waterproof version as I find it holds a curl better.

Avene Cleanance cleansing gel £8.25
If I don’t use this cleansing gel after taking my make up off with an oil my skin seems to go into melt down. Its probably the product most responsible for making my oily skin and breakouts manageable. I do not know what I would do if they ever decide discontinue this.

Rimmel Exaggerate Lip liner in East End Snob £3.99
Rimmel do the best lip liners, better than MAC and lots of other high end brands in my humble opinion. East End snob is a pretty dusky pink that is super versatile and it goes on so creamy with no dragging. 

NARS Creamy concealer £22.50
It’s pretty expensive for a concealer but its worth every last penny. It lives up to the creamy hype and covers under eyes like a dream. I buy these in multiples as I can’t bear the thought of running out.

Make up must haves. Estee Lauder foundation, maybelline mascara, The body shop bronzer

KIKO longlasting eyeshadow stick £6.90
Love, love, love these stick eyeshadows from KIKO. I have them in a few shades and they are perfect for a quick eye look. They blend out really well with a big fluffy brush and are really long lasting. I think KIKO have a 50% off offer on these at the moment too so I’m off to buy more!

Clinique Pop lip colour
I have two of these fab lippies, Mocha Pop and Blush Pop. I adore them both, they pack a punch with pigmentation, go on smoothly with no dragging and last quite well. For £16.00 I think they are pretty good value for a mid/high end lip product.

So there is my must haves, I could go on but I’ll round off and leave it at ten. 

Let me know your must haves


Most Wanted: June

It’s only been a week since I’ve been paid but I’m already thinking about what can I buy when I get paid later on this month – is it just me that loves to blow money on beauty products?! Here is a run down on what products are currently top of my most wanted list! I probably won’t be able to afford them all but a girl can dream right?

Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess The Nudes £40
I’m a massive Estée Lauder fan and I simply love the look of this palette with its nude colours but the plum on the end is just to die for!!


Estée Lauder Double Wear all day glow bb £29
I wear EL’s traditional double wear foundation on a regular basis so I’m itching to try their take on a bb especially for the warmer months


Benefit Poise Balm £14.50
I adore the cute and girly packaging this balm comes in and the pink colour looks lovely for summer – this WILL be a new addition to my collection without a doubt!


Palmers cocoa butter formula gradual tan £7.49
Being on the pale end of skin colour I could definitely do with a bit of colour on my pasty legs so I’d love to give this one a try. I’ve tired many others in the past and they all end up leaving me a lovely shade of wotsit which is so not a good look.


NARS Foreplay Orgasm £39.50
I’ve never had anything from NARS but over the years I’ve admired and lusted after many of their products especially their blushers so when I saw this I was practically screeching with excitement. It’s offers some matte blush, shimmer and a highlight for under £40! I feel this is going to be my first plunge into the world of NARS.


Nip+Fab dark circle fix £15.95
I’m sure I’ve probably mentioned this before but I suffer terribly with dark circles and I think I’ve tried pretty much anything and everything to help improve them so this is going to be my next port of call in my quest


Soap & Glory super tonic fragrance £12
The mouth watering ingredients in this made it jump straight on to the wish list. It contains Sicilian lemon, orange peel oils, green mandarin and cool mint – perfect for warm summer evenings spent chilled in the garden!


Pixi Glow Tonic £16
I’ve read so many great things about this little beauty that I’m just desperate to try it.


That’s it for my most wanted in June list – what’s on yours?
If you’ve tried any of these products before then pleas let me know what you thought.

Thanks for reading!
Beauty Barmy Bird