There are some products that I use most of the time and I thought I’d share some of my current beauty favourites with you.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water The Micellar cleansing water technology is not new to the beauty market, but the brand that I used previously came with hefty price tag. Garnier has created a wallet friendly option which has been lapped up by beauty aficionados. It is essentially a makeup remover and cleanser in one(no rinsing necessary) and I can assure you that it does live up to the hype. The problem with most makeup removers is that although they claim to be gentle around the eye area, if you have sensitive eyes (like myself), they very rarely are. This product differs in that aspect, it is formulated for sensitive skin. There are two options available one for regular skin and a Pure Active one for skin that’s prone to breakouts. I tried the normal skin variant and I was happy with it, but due to hormonal breakouts I purchased the pure active one just to test it out. A test claims if you use 2ml per cotton pad you will get 200 uses out of the 400ml bottle. This didn’t work for me, I use it once a day and it only lasted me about two months. It’s still worth the R79.99 price tag though as it is a fraction of the cost as opposed to other brands. (Available at Clicks and DisChem).
M•A•C Select Cover Concealer If there’s one beauty product that I go through like water it’s concealer. I prefer something more liquid and moisturizing around the eye area because as the day progresses the product tends to dry out and it becomes cakey (no matter how much I blend). The above concealer from M•A•C has been a favourite over the last few weeks, but if you have dark under eye circles /marks this product has to be used with a corrector as it offers medium coverage. It works well for me throughout the day especially around the eye area. Powder is essential though.
Nude Lipstick It took me a while and a few beauty test runs to find the perfect nude shade of lipstick for my skin tone. I always tend to visit M•A•C for lipsticks as they have a wide selection. I’m a light-medium yellow based skin tone and nude lipsticks that are too beige wash me out. I found that a brown or pink based nudes work well for me. Two of my current favourites are M•A•C’s Fiery-which is more on the brown side (left) and Faux-more pink in nature (right). A nude lipstick is perfect for daily wear. I suggest finding one that’s closest to your original lip colour.
Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara
Bold and long eyelashes have long been the lust have for most woman. Mascara is the quickest way to achieve this. I always purchase drug store mascara’s because of their short lifespan, and because I don’t use it daily. Maybelline has been a favourite over the years as they offer a wide selection of different brush types. The thick fluffy bristles create the much coveted length and volume. Out of all the variants that I have tried this is my favourite, two coats and my straight tiny lashes have a mini makeover. Add an eyelash curler to that and who needs falsies.