It's day #6 of the 12 Days Of Christmas Blogging Challenge and today's topic is beauty must haves so I'm sharing some of my favourite beauty and makeup products which I use daily. You'll have probably seen most of these featured on my blog before as these are all products which I highly rate and rave about to family and friends.
LUSH Ocean Salt. I began using Ocean Salt during the summer and I am in love with the product and how clean and smooth it leaves my skin feeling after I use it. Ialways buy the self-preserving formula which I find to be more bitty which gives my skin a proper exfoliating scrub. I use this on my face very sparingly as it really does exfoliate well and it's especially great on the nose area for all those little black dots which people get (and hate!) on their nose so often. It gets deep down into the skin to remove all the nasties and dead skin leaving it smooth, deeply cleansed and feeling quite polished. I also use this product on the top of my arms for my keratosis pilaris and it gives a very powerful scrub leaving my skin feeling very soft and smooth. The lime scent the product has is lovely too and I love the rough sea salt, it's so good for the skin. This is a firm favourite of mine, I can't get enough of it.
Urban Decay Naked Palettes. I have all the Urban Decay Naked Palettes and I love each one of them. When I discovered Urban Decay eye shadows I couldn't get enough of them, the pigmentation is fantastic, they last for ages and the colours they have appeal to me much more than any brand I've used before - that's including my beloved MAC Mineralize limited edition shadows. I use my Naked palettes all the time, it's great having so many eye shadows together and being able to blend them to create different looks. I do think they're great value for money too.
LUSH Ultrabland. I really love Ultrabland, I think it is one of the most amazing cleansers I have ever used. At first it didn't really agree with my oily skin, I think the beeswax in it was just too much and it was making my skin even oilier but I stuck with it and now it's perfect for me. Ultrabland can remove any makeup look in a matter of seconds, even waterproof mascara and eyeliner. You simply massage the product into the skin and then cleanse off with a wet cotton pad and voila your face is clean and makeup free. The texture of Ultrabland means that a little bit goes a long way so I always get great value from this product.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in 'NC25'. When I discovered this foundation I instantly fell in love with how it made my skin look. The coverage is perfect for me and it's great that it's buildable for nights out too. It is on the pricey side of the makeup scale but I think it's well worth the money as it lasts for absolutely ages. There are so many shades available too so there's guaranteed to be something to suit every skin tone. I get the NC which is meant for warmer toned skin but there is also an NW range available.
LUSH 'Feeling Younger' Skin Tint. This is the perfect highlighter for me and I use it everyday. This is an amazing highlighter and I immediately fell in love with it when I tried it during The Cork Meetup in July. This can be mixed in with your moisturiser or your foundation to give a gorgeous, dewy glow to the skin. It can also be used under the eyes to combat dark circles - I always put it under my eyes so that I don't look so exhausted all the time, I also use this on my cheekbones to highlight my face and give my skin a bit of a glow on those drab, dull days.
MAC Lipstick. I have a bit of an obsession with MAC lipsticks, I just can't get enough of the colours they offer. My favourite formula is Cremesheen as I love the slight shimmer those lipsticks have and I feel they don't dry out my lips as much as the other formulas do. I think any makeup look I do is completed with a MAC lipstick.
The Body Shop Body Butter. I always use The Body Shop body butters after a bath or shower and they leave my skin feeling soft and well moisturised. Right now I'm using the Glazed Apple Body Butter and the minute I opened this I immediately fell in love with the scent. It's smells like delicious sweet apple and is a scent which lingers on the skin - something I love when it comes to body butters. The Body Shop body butters have always been a firm favourite of mine with their thick, smooth textures which leave my skin feeling great.
What are some of your beauty must haves?