Hi everybody! I’m extremely late with this. My skincare one will come right after this (the only reason I’m doing this first is because I can’t find my thumbnail file from that video anywhere!).
I filmed my first “get ready with me” video the other day and thought I’d link all the products I use on a daily basis so you know where to get them. Again, the websites I use all ship internationally! If you want to see me apply all these, watch the video below and the product links will be right after. If any of these don’t ship to where you live, or you want to know if there’s a place where you could swatch them physically near you, or if you have any questions at all just drop me a comment down below!
And yes, before you ask, I have plucked my eyebrows since this video. Damn natural light.
- MaxFactor FaceFinity Primer (Boots ships internationally)
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Minor Sin – I didn’t link this because I usually get mine at Sephora when I go home but you can find Urban Decay at most department stores and their respective websites (such as Debenhams, Selfridges, etc) which all ship internationally.
- Natural Collection Eyeshadow in Barley – The Boots website isn’t showing the Natural Collection section at the moment, but you can get it there; in any case it’s a very basic champagne-gold eyeshadow and there are millions of duplicates out there. It’s not by any means a particular colour, I just like this formula and for £1.99 it’s hard to beat. But, really, it’s very easy to find a similar if not identical colour and you probably already have one in a palette.
- Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow – Charlotte Tilbury is one of my favourite makeup brands and they recently came out with a version of this for medium to dark skintones as well, which is amazing (especially when it comes to highlighters, most can look ashy and dull on darker skin). I often use the highlighter in this palette instead of Barley, as I explain in the video above, cutting down on makeup packing :)
- It Style Crease Blending Brush – I just found out this was discontinued! Luckily I have two of them and if I take care of them well enough they will last me a lifetime but I am absolutely gutted. It Style is a drugstore-price Italian brand. Their makeup is so-so, but their brushes are absolutely amazing. They make my favourite natural hair contour/bronzer brush as well and I believe they ship internationally.
- Maybelline Master Ink Matte – Why does no one talk about this eyeliner?! It is by far my favourite black eyeliner at the drugstore. I go into detail about it in the video but it’s very pigmented, very matte, liquid enough that you can draw a whole line seamlessly but not too runny that it kind of goes everywhere if you have the slightest hand tremor. It’s safe to work with, lasts ages, not a felt tip so doesn’t dry out. It’s also very quick to use and great for beginners who are transitioning from a felt-tip liner to a more pigmented, longlasting option. Very easy to control as well. Maybelline has a patent/lacquer finish one and a glitter one as well, but I love the understated finish of the matte. Also, it does NOT flake off halfway through the day!
- Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation in 02 Fair – Can’t speak about this enough. It’s my favourite everyday light coverage foundation. It’s also what I used on Cat. It just makes your skin look beautiful, flawless and healthy, with the right amount of glow but not dewy so it would work on combination to oily skin as well as dry. It’s easy to work with, covers enough but not too much and just makes you look like you have nicer skin. It does not build up to more than a medium coverage because it is so healthy-looking.
- Look Good Feel Better Multi-Tasking Brush – This is so cheap and, next to my Zoeva Flat Buffer and is Sigma equivalent, my favourite foundation brush. Highly recommend this to anyone on a budget, more than the Real Techniques ones. I find myself washing it every week because I use it so much.
- Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light Warm – Again, find it in any Sephora or department store! Would NOT recommend this to anyone with a lot of fine lines or a dry under-eye area as it is quite drying. I’ve found that the brand new Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer is a dead-on match in terms of finish and texture, so if you don’t want to shell out the cash get this one instead.
- Eco Tools Eye Defining Brush – Again, love this, can’t believe it’s so cheap. Stiff and dense but with very soft bristles, perfect for concealer and eye primer and just going around the smaller nooks of your face. It’s £6 and again, I use it every single day.
- NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder – Pressed – Could I live without this? Probably not. The ONLY powder I have ever gone through completely and immediately bought a duplicate. I’m a makeup junkie who uses any excuse to try something new, so the fact that I repurchased this speaks millions. Sets your makeup and makes it last all day without making it look neither matte nor powdery. Instead, it reflects the light and helps give it a soft ‘glow’. Probably the only setting powder I could wholeheartedly recommend for dry or mature skin with full confidence that it would look good.
- SpaceNK Powder Brush – Just as good, if not better, than the big fluffy MAC equivalent. I have had it for close to 3-4 years and it has yet to shed a single hair. Still soft and full like the day I bought it.
- Bobbi Brown Powder Brush – Probably my favourite brush, ever. Of all time. You can get it directly off their website but if you’re in Lisbon, El Corte Ingles has a great counter and you can tell the girl there that Ines says hi ;) I don’t like it for full-face powder application but it has a wonderful small domed shape that makes it perfect for a soft bronzer application and light contouring like I did in this video.
- Zoeva 105 Luxe Highlight Brush
Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush – I can’t point people to the Zoeva website enthusiastically enough. Most of my brushes are Zoeva, from face to eyes and brows. If I ever need a brush replaced, my instant thought is their website, and they have amazing eyeshadows as well.
- CHANEL Joues Contraste Blush in 280 Golden Sun – Unfortunately this was limited edition, but Bourjois has a great alternative and it’s made in the same factory/brand! Also NARS Lovejoy is very similar.
- Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette – I love this for fuller, darker brows like mine. Fine-tip eyebrow pencils can take ages to fill in sparse areas when you have black eyebrows that just pop out of porcelain skin like the devil gave them coffee. If you’re like me and you take ages to fill in the empty areas between two hairs that look like pieces of barbed wire, a slanted, wide-tip pencil like this one is perfect. I’ve gone through about three of these and the shade range is AMAZING. They have a perfect ashy tone for blondes.
- L’Oreal Infallible Setting Spray – Better than the Urban Decay one. Just saying! Also Cat said it smelled like ‘the shine spray hairdressers use on your hair, the one that smells like butter’. So, there you go.
- KIKO Extra Sculpt Volume Mascara – I’m floored by this. It’s so cheap and it’s so GOOD. It’s a better version of my second-to-holy-grail mascara, the Too Faced Better Than Sex… but cheaper. The wand is hourglass-shaped so it grabs all your lashes, from shortest to longest, and the formula is dry enough that you can keep building and building without clumping and it will keep increasing volume and length. They have a waterproof version as well if you feel you are prone to rubbing your eyes or just natural smudging during the day.
- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Supernatural – Moisturising, slightly pigmented nude with a faint but lovely sugary scent. I hate lipgloss, but this is VERY comfortable on the lips and since it just gives you that little bit of petal-pink glow without any sort of shimmer, it can camouflage any problems you might be having on your lips. It’s not too sticky, only enough for it to stay on and not fade right away. Your hair won’t stick to this the moment you walk out. The shade, however, is so incredibly flattering and I’ve been carrying this in my purse since I bought it.
Let me know if you have any questions and if you enjoyed this video at all! If you did I would appreciate suggestions on what you’d like to see next, beauty related or not. I find it really relaxing talking to the camera and the whole editing process is very therapeutic as well :) Do sound off in the comments!
Lots of love x