Happy Monday everyone! I haven’t done a beauty-oriented post for a while now so I thought today would be a great day to run through all my absolute makeup must-haves of 2019. I have so many incredible products in my makeup bag and many of them I have repurchased over and over and over again so I really know their worth. Many of these products I use on a daily basis and whenever I’m ready for a full-glam kind of day, I’ll actually use them all. Let’s dive into my all-time favourite beauty products!
To prep my skin, I always ensure I cleanse, moisturise and apply sunscreen. Elizabeth Arden has just launched the Eight Hour Daily Defense Moisturiser with SPF 35 which is a fantastic 2-in-1 product excellent at both moisturising and providing protection against sun damage.
Once my skin is prepped, it’s time for foundation. One of my absolute favourite foundations is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. It’s full coverage, really long-wearing and has such a beautiful finish. There’s a reason why this product has been on the market for as long as it has. Next, I’ll use my YSL Touche Eclat All-Over Brightening Pen which is a truly fantastic concealer which I dab into my under-eye area with a damp Beauty Blender. To set my foundation and concealer, I’ll lightly dust my Dior Diorskin Forever finishing powder under my eyes and on my whole face. This finishing powder is unreal!!! There is nothing else quite like it. Lastly, I’ll use my Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer to bronze my face from my temples down to the hollows of my cheeks. It’s a beautiful bronzer that really looks gorgeous on any skin tone.
My favourite eyeshadow palette is the Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette. It has many shades of taupes and hints of rose and purple which I love! You can create so many different looks with this single palette. On a day that I want to add a little glamour to my look, I love winged liner. MAC liquid eyeliner is my favourite. I also love to finish off my eyes with MAC mascara for voluminous, fluffy lashes.
My favourite blush is this Bobbi Brown blush which is just so beautiful on the skin. On my cheek bones (and on my cupids bow), I use MAC Lightscapade highlighter. I’ve tried so, so many highlighters and I actually discovered this one while doing my makeup with my sister when I saw it in her makeup bag and gave it a try. It’s gorgeous!
I have my absolute favourite lip combination locked down. My everyday essential 3 lip products are MAC Soar lipliner, Urban Decay lipstick in “Naked” and Lancome L’Absolu Gloss. I actually feel incomplete unless I use this combination.
Finally, if I have a really long day/night ahead, I find it essential to set the full look with Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray which is basically hair spray for your face. It locks all the products together and makes it comletely durable and wont budge until you choose to remove your makeup. It’s the best setting spray I’ve ever used by far.
As I mentioned, I may not go through every step and use every product each and everyday. I actually simplify my makeup routine a lot during the week. When I have something special on my schedule though, you can be sure that I’ll use every product because I know they are such high quality, have a beautiful finish and have staying power which I really appreciate. No one wants their makeup to disappear, fade or move throughout the day and I keep coming back to use these products because they are simply superb. I absolutely love them! That being said, I hope you’ve found today’s post helpful and that you’ve learnt about a few new products that you maybe hadn’t come across before. I’d also love to know what your makeup must-haves of 2019 would be so please leave your list in the comment section below.