My Top 5 Beauty Products

Hey guys! I hope your weekend is as wild as mine (currently drinking tea and doing assignments) Here are my top 5 Beauty Products recently.

1) Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

This foundation is INCREDIBLE. It is very creamy, so be warned – a little goes a LONG way!! It is full coverage, but is definitely buildable, and does not go cakey on me. I purchased mine from Space NK on Grafton Street, but there is also a Space NK in Harvey Nichols, Dundrum. It was 50 euro, which is quite pricey, but in my opinion definitely worth it, because it will last a long time. If you are looking for something similar (full coverage, buildable and a stick) the Makeup Forever HD foundation Stick would be perfect, and is 35 euro instead. The only difference I find, is that the Hourglass stick is higher coverage, which I love (us girls would justify anything for makeup).

2) L’Or Pure Radiance Face Primer – Guerlain

I purchased this Primer when I was away in Prague during the Christmas, and I have not seen it in any of the Guerlain counters that I have been to since! However, it is not discontinued so I would definitely suggest keeping an eye out for this primer. It contains ‘pure gold complexion-perfecting flecks’, as it states on the Sephora website. So this primer definitely costs a small fortune at 70 euro, but luckily I walked into Sephora on the right day and got a 40% discount in their sale, costing me 42 euro (how could a girl say no to a gold face primer? Lol) Although I don’t know if the gold flecks actually do anything I do know that the primer really hydrates my skin and leaves it feeling cool and fresh before putting my makeup on. If your skin is on the drier side, this primer would be perfect for you.

3) Cocoa Brown Instant Tan Bronzing Gel

This product, without a doubt has been the most used and abused! It is an absolute lifesaver if you don’t feel like tanning your entire body, or simply want a natural glow. I usually apply it to my neck, hands and ankles to make it look like I am a bronzed goddess lol. Although initially it will look really dark coming out of the tube, after you blend it into the skin it will make you gorgeously bronzed. I use the Cocoa Brown brush that can be purchased in Meaghers Pharmacy for 13 euro, which makes all the difference when it comes to applying it. It makes it much easier, and doesn’t soak up half as much product as a tanning mitt does. I usually mix in the Rose Gold Goddess Oil  which can also be purchased in Meaghers Pharmacy, to give you even more of a gorgeous glow.

4) Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Kim K.W

This lipstick is the perfect pinky-nude and suits all skin tones! It is almost totally opaque and is very creamy and moisturising on the lips. The only thing I will say is, after a while it will ball up on the lips if not used with a lip liner – Koko K from Kylie cosmetics is fab with this!

5) Soleil Tan de Chanel

This is my FAVOURITE cream bronzer ever! Now it is by Chanay-nay so it is pricey at 45 euro, but it is huge and will last you a very long time! I am much more into the overall bronzy look recently, instead of very sharp contouring, as I think this looks much more youthful and fresh. It has a very dewy, soft finish and although there is no actual glitter in it, it leaves your skin with a lovely glow. Not to mention the smell is delicious!! It only comes in one colour though which makes no sense to me because it will not be a bronzer for all skin colours, but it is for mine! I usually apply it with a synthetic brush, because it picks up much more product than a natural hair. My favourite foundation brush and the one I use for applying this bronzer is here. Always start with a small amount and build it up, because it is always easier to build rather than take away. If you want an even softer bronzed look, apply it with a beauty blender, but I will say it soaks up more product than a dense synthetic brush.

I hope you found this helpful.

Please comment below and let me know what you thought?

Rachel

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