Monday, 15 September 2014

Products I Always Come Back To

As you may know, I recently went on holiday and this time I didn’t pack light. My makeup bag literally took good two thirds of my suitcase and there were four foundations, multiple nail polishes, five eye shadow palettes and at least twenty lipsticks thrown in the mix. Excessive much? Sure, but my new motto is: When in doubt – get everything haha. Apart from my oh-so—hard-to-lift luggage, jetting off with all those makeup bits was a brilliant decision. I had the best makeup play around, I dolled up myself every night and I fell in love with some HG products all over again. No matter how smitten I am with my newer makeup purchases, there are three products that I always come back to and I have my bizarre packing habits to thank for reminding me how awesome the following trio actually is.

Welcome to my everyday makeup bag, Chanel Vitamumiere Aqua (here). Make yourself feel at home because this time you are not going anywhere! I am actually on my way to go and repurchase this gem as we speak and I cannot bloomin’ wait to have a brand new bottle of this godsend foundation. The reason I love it so much? Well, we have the amazing dewy finish that creates the illusion of perfectly healthy and luminous skin. We have the fantastic all-day-wear longevity. We have the incredible lightweight feel on the skin and last but not least we have the coverage. It is the very thing that got Vitalumiere Aqua a one-way ticket into my everyday makeup drawer but this time I have lil’ secret! I used to apply the foundation mainly with my fingers but I when I was away I decided to dip my beloved Sigma F80 Brush (here) in the foundation and the magic happened! I got the most stunning full coverage finish, which not only hides all imperfections but also makes my skin look airbrushed and really natural. It’s my new favorite duo and if you are after ‘flawless skin’ kinda finish – look this way!

‘Your lashes look fab, do you have falsies on?’. Yup, that’s the question I get asked pretty much all the time when I’ve coated my eyelashes with the brilliant Too Faced LashGASM mascara (here). And no wonder why – this stuff works wonders! It is definitely my all time favorite mascara and if I have to tell you how many times I’ve repurchased it you’d think I’m insane! I always come back to LashGASM as it gives the perfect amount of lash drama – I get the big and volumised lashes I adore but the look is still pretty wearable and ideal for everyday wear at the office/uni/school. The mascara offers a great deal of separation and there are no clumps or flakes in sight. LashGASM applies like a breeze and coats the lashes with beautiful jet-black color that makes the look deeper and more dramatic. This beauty holds curl perfectly and stays on for hours and hours. And if all this hasn’t converted you yet, maybe if I tell you that LashGASM is the easiest to remove mascara I’ve tried you will be willing to give it a whirl. You can see the lovely results here.

No matter how much I adore my MAC Rebel lipstick (here), I am afraid that it has been bumped off the top spot and the new star of the show is the Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop (here). It’s been a year since we bonded and my first tube is slowly but surely coming to an end. Lollipop has been twisted up and swiped on on a regular basis since I came back and I’ve rekindled my love for it and the reason for that is as follows. Firstly - the formula. It is creamier than butter and just hugs every curl of the lips, making them feel hydrated and comfortable. Secondly, the color pay off is spot on and you can get full-blown color in one swift swipe and no mirror is required. But it’s the color that sets Lollipop apart from the rest. I am all about this unique cool-toned fuchsia pink shade that compliments my skin tone beautifully and makes my green eyes pop. It is the ultimate confidence booster and the glossy finish just makes everything more polished and flattering. It’s love. Review and swatches here.

Have you tried any of these beauty products before? Which is the one makeup item that you always come back to?

Lots of love,


  1. Great picks. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lollipop is such a nice colour, it's going to be in my make-up bag for when we go into Autumn! xxx

    Blog This With Hannah

  3. The lashgasm mascara looks and sounds amazing, im going to add that to my wishlist!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  4. I sooo want to try the Sigma F80 and the vitalumiare looks so lovely and dewy! x

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

  5. Yes to everything, haha! Except I have never tried that mascara and I definitely need to now! Lovely post dear :)

  6. I'd love to try all of these, I love my lip butters too x

    Catherines Loves

  7. Lovely picks! Vitalumiere Aqua really is a beautiful foundation and you're tempting me with that Too Faced mascara! xo


  8. Love your picks! One day I will bite the bullet and buy the Chanel foundation, so many rave reviews! I am also yet to try the Revlon Lip Butters, I am just way too behind! The shade you chose looks so pretty though, I think I need to make a purchase!
    Natasha x

  9. I still need to try Vitalumiere Aqua! I have tried and loved both the Perfection Lumiere and Perfection Lumiere Velvet so I'll be getting the Aqua next time. And I love Lollipop... such an amazing colour!

    Lauren |

  10. I also love the Chanel foundation, its one of my all time favourites!

  11. Too Faced mascaras are something I'd never heard a lot about until recently! I really need to check out their offerings.

  12. I really want to try this mascara! I've heard a few things about it so it's next on my list


  13. The Chanel foundation sounds lovely!

  14. The channel foundation seems to be a popular one in the beauty blogging world. Is it go for oily acne prone skin?

  15. I'm the same with the Lip Butter, I love the formulas and I have a few shades I love to use!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  16. That is also my favorite foundation from Chanel! ^_^

  17. as much as i try to get rid of some lip products from the lip collection, the revlon lip butters are always still with me after a purging session. i haven't tried lollipop but i love my berry smoothie!
    A Beautiful Zen


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