Monday, 28 July 2014

My Top 5 Beauty Must Haves

Hi guys, today I am going to share with you my top 5 must have beauty products. Let me know what you think in the comments below and what other posts you would like to see me do.

1Rimmel wake me up foundation (£8.99)
This is my Holy Grail foundation I absolutely love it. First of the packaging is simple but pretty. The bottle is made out of glass but the lid and pump are made from plastic. The pump is very easy to work with and secures little mess or wastage.
Being so very pale skinned I have found it very difficult to find a foundation that doesn’t make me look like a giant wotsit. However the Rimmel wake me up ( I have in the lightest shade) matched my skin perfectly giving it a beautiful glow.
I would say its medium coverage which is ideal for daily use, it leaves skin feeling smooth and not to cakey. The reason I am so impressed with this product is its staying power. I always wear with a powder and the foundation just doesn’t budge. And for its reasonable price this is rare. I apply this with my real techniques blending brush. 

2. MAC Mineralize Skinfinishish (£22.00)
The MAC Mineralise Skinfinish range tends to be aimed at those wishing for a natural but effective setting powder. I use it all over the top of my foundation to set it and help it stay on all day! And it works wonders. Ever since I started using this have noticed a huge improvement in the lasting power of my foundation- which ever foundation I use that day. A positive of it having low coverage is the fact that it really lets your foundation be seen and doesn't mask it, it doesn’t take away the glow that my foundation and primers create. However it is very pricy for a powder, but personally I think it’s worth the money as its amazing and I have had mine for well over a year using it almost every day and haven’t hit pan yet. I apply it with Real techniques powder brush which is also AMAZING!! I have mine in medium plus.

3. MAC Mineralize Blush ( In Warm Soul) (£20.00)
This has to be my all-time favourite blush. Another product mac really knows how to do. I have several mac blushes and they are all incredible: they are very pigmented, have about 393923 colours to choose from and you get allot of product and I have never hit pan on any of them. Warm soul is my favourite shade, it is a deep pink with gold undertones making it a beautiful colour. It has a hint of shimmer in it, which when applied to face makes your skin glow even more. Of course this is also very expensive but I do again think it’s worth the money.  I apply with benefit blusher brush.

      4.    Benefit Browzings (24.50)
     I am brow crazy! I love everything about them and I think they really are the most important thing on your face and they really sculpt your face. Brow Zings comes in 3 shades: Dark, Medium and Light. The Brow zings kit comes with a pigmented wax & a shading and setting powder it also contains a miniature angled brush ( I lost mine but I have inserted a picture I stole of google) to use with the wax, a miniature blending brush to use with the powder and they also come with a miniature set of tweezers . The angled brush it came with is great to apply the product and I used this for a few months with no problem but decided to upgrade to the mac 208, which made it slightly easier as it’s longer but this isn’t a necessity. This product is a wax, which I am aware isn’t everybody’s favourite but I think this product is far better than a pencil or eye shadow. It is super easy to use and leaves a wonderful look.  The wax lasts all day and leaves your bows looking perfect. If you are struggling to get a good brow shape I recommend going to a benefit brow bar (in most Debenhams’ and house of Frasers) and getting a wax. Its £11 which can be quite pricey but it’s so worth it even if you go and get it once and keep the shape yourself by plucking. They are super friendly and create a beautiful arch in your brows.

      5.  Benefit They’re Real Mascara (£19.50)
This is the UK’s number 1 selling mascara and I understand why. It creates super long and black eyelashes in just a few strokes.  The mascara comes in a silver tube and of course being a benefit product the packaging is beautiful.  The wand and the bristles are made from a hard plastic, and the bristles on the end of the wand are longer and look a bit like spikey ball – this is to help get into the corners and to ‘wing out’ your outer lashes easier.  . The formulation of this mascara is absolutely amazing. It’s not too ‘wet’ or sticky and it applies evenly through the lashes. I think its defiantly worth the price and using almost every day lasts me about 9 months- which I think is pretty good.

Hope you enjoyed reading my top 5 beauty must haves- what are yours? ❤️


  1. That MAC blush is so pretty! I've really been wanting to try a MAC one for a while. I always end up buying lipsticks instead! Haha :)


    1. I'd really recommend it its such a lovely colour! Aw I'm a sucker for a good mac lipstick as well too many beautiful colours to choose from <3

  2. I have nominated you for a Liebster award! Go to to look at what it is and the questions you need to answer. :)
    Jenny x

  3. The Warm Soul blusher looks so pretty. I'm going to try and swatch it the next time I pass through MAC :) X

  4. the rimmel wake me up foundation is amazing but for some reason I can't find it in my exact shade :( x

  5. Everyone always races about the rimmel wake me up foundation and I still can't decide if I should go for it or not. But I'll probably end up impulse buying it anyway...

    Yige || Yet Another Makeup Blog.

  6. Nice post! I love that mascara, it's my go to mascara. Every time I try something else I go back to they're real! x

  7. I've nominated you for a Liebster Award, go check it out on my blog I'd love to see your answers! x

  8. I've always wanted to try out the Mac mineralized blushes! They're so gorgeous!
    Btw, it would be great if you could follow back on bloglovin :)

    -Beverley (

    1. I could not recommend them enough there amazing
      and of course i will ❤️

  9. Hello darling!
    Just to let you know I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! Go over to my blog here: to check out the post I made and find out more about it!
    JB xx

    1. Thankyou very much for the nomination i was already nominated and have already psted my answers but thankyou anyway ❤️

  10. I've actually surprisingly never tried the Rimmel foundation! Sounds good! Have you got dry or oily skin? X