Makeup Haul – The Essentials

Over the past year, I have become more and more obsessed with makeup. I recently visited the Mecca Maxima pop-up store at Chadstone, and bought some must-have products. Here are what I like to call, the essentials.

These are must-haves for your makeup bag!
  1. Josie Maran “Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Veil

I have never been a powder girl when it comes to highlighters, but I thought that I should give this one a shot!

After testing this product out, I can tell you that I’ll be sticking with powdered highlighters from now on. I especially love the light glow it adds to my makeup look.

  1. Urban Decay “24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil” in Naked 2

I was looking for a lip pencil that would go with the majority of my nude shaded lipsticks.

The formula for this lip-liner is long lasting, but also drying. I would recommend pairing it with a hydrating lip-gloss or lipstick.

  1. Too Faced “Better than Sex

I really needed a new mascara, and I have heard many positive reviews regarding “Better than Sex”.

With only one coat, my eyelashes are already looking thick and bold, almost as though I have extensions in!

  1. Mecca Cosmetica “Illuminating Primer

‘Not to prime is a crime’ (Napoleon Perdis), right?

I have been testing out different primers over the past two years. So far I have tried a colour correcting one from Stila and one from Smashbox. I liked the idea of an illuminating primer, which adds a glow to my skin, but feel as though it is too thin, and lacks the hydrating properties that I am looking for.

From left to right: Mecca Cosmetica primer, Too Faced mascara, Too Faced lipstick, YSL concealer and Josie Maran highlighting powder.
  1. Yves Saint Laurent “Touche Éclat Radiant Touch” in 5

After months of borrowing the “Touche Éclat” from Mum, I can finally say that I own one of these myself.

This product works miracles in reducing any signs of tiredness, and also works well in concealing any redness or blemishes.

  1. Too Faced “La Crème” in Sugar Daddy

I decided that it was time to find a lipstick that I could wear in everyday situations – but also formally if I needed to.

While the name made me giggle, the product itself should be taken seriously. The verdict? It is a must-have!

  1. KIT: “Blender Sphere

I really believe that blending spheres are one of the best tools for applying makeup, especially foundation. They are so easy to use, and can really make a big difference.

  1. Mario Badescu “Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

Everyone talks about this facial spray – EVERYONE!

For $10 I was willing to give it a go, and I have now used it everyday since. Whether I am wearing makeup or not, a few sprays of this product leaves my skin and hair feeling refreshed – not to mention the floral scent that it leaves behind.

There you have it, my eight essential makeup products. What are your go-to beauty supplies? Leave a comment below, and I might just feature it in my next haul.

Chelsea Elizabeth xx


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