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My must have includes Clinique City Block spf 25/40. I've used it for 25 years and am told I look 15 years younger than I am due to keeping UV rays off my skin. I'm not boasting but I have no wrinkles at all and am 50+.
So my list would include that, a decent moisturiser- Clinique suits me as I have sensitive skin.
Daily make up includes *Bobbi Brown- foundation, concealer, blusher, eye pencil. *lancome Hyponose mascara. *Lip gloss or nude lippy- love Rimmel Kate Moss no. 3 *Nude eye shadow.
Nails- a nude colour from Mavala.
Hair- I use Elvive Shine shampoo & conditioner which is lovely,and give my hair an intensive mositure treatment with it weekly, and have it cut every 10 weeks. Coloured 1-2 a year with low lights.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair. Sleep in a bottle. Liz Earle Cleaanse and Polish. I know some here think it's a bit 'emporors new clothes' but it really works on my skin. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser.
But the best thing I ever did for my looks was find a decent eyebrow threaded and get eyelash extensions. I have very short, sparse eyelashes and have natural extensions - NOT Jordan / Towie style! - and they extend my small eyes and take years off me. Expensive habit but worth every penny.
Elemis pro collagen marine cream Bare minerals powder Loccitane shea butter soap Catwalk hair mousse Buxom lips Elemis japanese camelia oil Ghd straightners mini thats not answering the op's question is it?
Better You Femergy 60 Capsules Noxcema shaving foam for old fashioned hair removal Carmex lip salve Hei Poa Pure Monoi aux Fleurs Vanillier solid oil Burts Bees Marshmallow Vanishing cream Dior Equite Fraicheur wash off facial gelee cleanser (discontinued now so stockpiled) Parfum Gres grain De Folie shower gel NaturaBronze monoi de Tahiti face and body oil Soleil des Iles Graisse a Traire sun cream Celine Pour Femme creme de corps Claus Porto Violet soap L'Occitane Fleur Cherie soap L'Occitane Delice des Fleurs Rose & Violette hand cream Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse body oil Roberts Acqua Distillata alla Rose- rosewater Yes to Cucumbers calming shower gel (from Holland&Barratt) Soap and Glory The Righteous Body Butter Orange Flower Shampoo by Rose & Co Sol de Janeiro - Coconut Water Cooling Mist Davines Authentic Cleansing Nectar for Hair & Body Mayron's Goods Ouchstuff Steamcream Neige - LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. Clinique CityBlock Chanel Coco Shower gel
Make up -
Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Chanel Aquablush stick Bdellium Tools Kabuki face Brush Dior Noir eyeliner crayon Paul & Joe lipsticks Clinique Berry Kiss lipstick
I use a sun-block as my day moisturiser (an oil-free one so that it doesn't 'sit' on the skin). At the moment I'm using Peter Thomas Roth's ultra-lite SPF 30 (it also goes on my neck and the back of my hands). It's a bit pricey but if it's protecting my skin and I'm wearing it each day, I consider it a good investment.
I use Becca's shimmering skin perfecter in Moonstone, it's a lovely highlighter that I also use on my brow bones (and SPF as a bonus!)
Chanel Vitalumiere for foundation or Laura Mercier's tinted moisturiser if I want something lighter.
Rockalily is my go-to brand for red lipstick. Creamy, smooth, no smudging or feathering and stays on even after tea and a bagel
And never, ever underestimate the importance of taking off your make-up properly. I use a cream remover around my eyes first and gently massage it in, then I use cotton pads just to 'sit' on the eye area and I use small movements to coax the make-up off, no harsh rubbing. Then I use the same cream cleanser to take anything else off my face. I can't tell you the difference that has made to my skin, my pores are smaller, my skin is smoother, any blemishes I had are gone and it looks so much better than when I was using make-up wipes.
Ysl touché éclat is a must!! Urban decay eyeshadow primer A decent make up primer I use Lancôme la base Bourgouis (sp) little round pot blush Ysl faux cils mascara I could actually go on and on just on makeup alone it takes a lot to make me look human!