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What is your make up fave/absolute must have?!

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Blossom4538 Thu 20-Oct-16 20:54:36

Hi all,
As per the post, could do with a little treat/pick me up! ;-)

Also, any tips on plumping lips a little...without fillers!


Ladybirdbookworm Fri 21-Oct-16 01:07:34

Lancome Definicils mascara

I stopped using it (seduced by other brands claims) and went back to it 2 weeks ago
I absolutely love it and can't believe I ever stopped using it

As for the lips - I'm seriously thinking about lip fillers ......

ChishandFips33 Fri 21-Oct-16 02:16:30

Mua Cupcake blusher for £1 at the minute! Won't leave the house without some on - makes me look glowy less scary first thing!

LittleOyster Fri 21-Oct-16 07:02:54

My makeup must-have is Benetint, which I use to give my lips a lovely rosy colour (I can't stand the feel of lipstick). It's the best lip tint I have tried, and good on the cheeks too. I buy the little £5 sample bottles that are available in big branches of boots, so I can take one with me on-the-go.

Re: lip plumping, I have just started using the Candylipz plumper. It's a bit pricey, but very good. If you go slowly, you can control how big your lips get - going for a subtle look or massive trout pout as the mood suits! The plumping effect lasts several hours and I think the increased blood flow in the area is improving the appearance of my smoker's lines on a day-to-day basis. Only drawback is the bruising you get when you start. For the first week you look like you have a Ribena moustache.

Costacoffeeplease Fri 21-Oct-16 07:14:43

Laura geller balance and brighten, so much easier than liquid foundations and you don't have to be so exact with which shade you get

TobleroneBoo Fri 21-Oct-16 07:15:25

Stila stay all day eyeliner

pasturesgreen Fri 21-Oct-16 08:19:52

Clinique high impact mascara is a firm favourite. It's taken me years to find the right mascara for me and I'm not going back!

For lips, can I can never recommend enough the YSL teint in oil tubes. Fabulously moisturising and perfect for winter, give just the right hint of colour.

Clickclickclick Fri 21-Oct-16 08:21:24

Hourglass ambient light powder in mood light. It makes me look so much better than normal.

PhoenixJasmine Fri 21-Oct-16 08:32:38

Chanel coco rouge lipsticks. I have a worrying number given the price, but for many reasons I feel they're worth it. The formulation is fab, feels great, doesn't dry my lips out, good longevity, looks good on me, I love the packaging, think it looks and feels very high quality, I love the smell, and the ritual of buying one to treat myself, being fawned over by the SA/MUA, taking it home in a little Chanel bag etc. it all brings me a massive amount of joy, as does seeing them lined up in my makeup storage. So for the treat/pick me up aspect, I can't beat a Chanel lipstick.

TheOneWhoKnocks Fri 21-Oct-16 09:39:13

Revlon Photoready primer and Colorstay foundation. Perfect finish and shade for my very pale skin, and doesn't budge all day. Have had soooo many compliments since I started using it.

DidgeDoolittle Fri 21-Oct-16 09:43:58

Benefit Roller Lash mascara. I was a huge fan of They're Real mascara, but when Benefit brought this out I was an instant convert. It really does roll your lashes and it doesn't smudge at all.

I also rate their Porefessional primer. My make up looks so much better when I use this. Others I have tried don't even come close.

BusterGonad Fri 21-Oct-16 10:14:00

It isn't make up but I cannot live without my Real Techniques make up brushes, with these bad boys even cheapy make up can look good!

BusterGonad Fri 21-Oct-16 10:15:21

At the moment I am loving my Diorskin Star foundation and Dior Skinflash combo.

MrsDilligaf Fri 21-Oct-16 11:38:36

Seconding Laura Geller Balance and Brighten Foundation. I'm really happy with it and am on my 4th compact. I must like it as I don't think I've ever repeat purchased a foundation 4 times before.

Also agree with Clinique High Impact Mascara. Have used it for years and for me the only other mascara to match it is the Dior Backstage one.

I have tried a whole range of products from £1.99 Natural Collection cheapy mascaras to mega-spendy don't even want to think about how much it was foundation but these two, for me are the ones I love the most.

Nancy222 Fri 21-Oct-16 11:39:38

Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Becca Under Eye Corrector

L'Oreal Cushion foundation

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecter in 06

the Balm Instain blush in Houndstooth

I could easily survive if I could only use those products for the rest of my life.

poppym12 Fri 21-Oct-16 12:00:57

At the moment, it's Pixi H20 skin tint. Finally, something that evens out my skin tone but stays invisible.

YvaineStormhold Fri 21-Oct-16 12:04:44

Clinique Quickliners.
Benefit Rollerlash.
Pixi Plumping lipgloss and clear lip liner.
No 7 colour match foundation.
Mac blusher.

Lottapianos Fri 21-Oct-16 13:00:50

Phoenix, I've been fancying a Chanel lipstick for some time now and you may have convinced me to take the plunge with that post smile

BusterGonad Fri 21-Oct-16 14:19:03

I really like the Benefit Roller ball mascara too but I have They're real to finish up first. I'm currently on my second Benefit They're real lash primer, it's better than the mascara itself!!!

idontlikealdi Fri 21-Oct-16 14:22:46

Benefit dandelion and Boing.

AyeAyeSwan Fri 21-Oct-16 14:32:49

Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
Eyelure eyebrow pencil
Benefit Ready Steady Brow
Bare Minerals Ready blusher in 'The One's
Baby lips in Cherry Me
Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara

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