My Go-to Make-up Essentials


Over the past year the majority of these products/tools get used and abused on a daily basis.

You know why that is? Because each and everyone is awesome.

I am a huge neutrals girl and like my makeup to look like natural, the base therefore is either my DrJarts+ BB or Armani Luminous Silk. I tend to wear my BB for work with a little concealer, which is either the famous Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection or Bobbi Brown’s Creamy concealer. Both do a stellar job in hiding all those unwanted dark circles or blemishes.

Then for blush I grab Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge, I’ve mentioned this product before, I wear Powder Pink but Melon is a beautiful alternative too. It is cream blush, I know it’s not for everyone but I like that dewy look and this has the dew-factor! Next, my go-to post would be lost without Hug Me by Mac. Thee perfect neutral lipstick, ’nuff said. For eyes, if I’m feeling particularly energetic/ have enough time I reach for my Bobbi Brown eye palette. I absolutely love this set, all wearable and very versatile. I tend to do a quick swoop over my lids but these colours are very buildable and you can achieve a decent smokey kardashian eye too.

My mascara loyalty lay with Maybellines The Falsies, I did a review recelntly-check this post out here. For the brows, it can only be HD Brow products, I have done a post, if your interested in having your eyebrows HD’ed here but if your not then you still have to try their brow line, they get a huge thumbs up for me, especially the palettes and pencils.

To chisel those cheek bones and add a bit of life to my very pale ski, my go-to bronzer has to be Nars Laguna, I know very cliche but nothing yet come up to scratch! Then FINALLY, again, if you haven’t already, go and get one of these stippling brushes by Real Techniques. Using circular motions I use this to buff in my base; you can really get right into the nooks and crannies. I also use this to pop my cream blusher on, works a treat! Totally versatile = happy Annie!



Shop this look:


Real Techniques Stippling Brush

Mac Lipstick

Dr Jarts BB Cream

Nars Laguna

Armani Luminous Silk

HD Brows


Brow time…



I’m slightly obsessed with Cara Delevigne, like everyone at the min, but, her eyebrows are a separate obsession… they even have their own twitter page. But my little old eyebrows will never be of that stature, a girl can only try… Step away from the brow liner Annie!!!!

So yesterday I had my eye brows done, HD’d to be preeeecise, this is probably my 6th appointment and I LOVE them, it really has changed my face, as random as that sounds! Even after the first time I went…

The piccie above, obviously not Cara, are my eyebrows before, so slightly off shape, but below are just after I’ve had them done. My skin looks slightly pink and I have no make up on but you see the difference. I would deffo recommend finding your nearest salon as I think your eyebrows can make a huge difference to how you look. Even if your a lady that has overplucked, because we all have… they have all these sparkling, singing and dancing products that help the hair regrow. You do need to invest in this and it may take up to 6 months to get the perfect shape, especially if there thin and sparse but its all worth it. Your make up just looks ten times better.

I don’t use many of there specialty products, but I’m in love with there HD Eye and Brow Palette in Bombshell and I use it everyday. It’s around £30 I think, a little pricey but I did get a full size one in my Glossy Box. Dayyym…

There’s a link below to there site and there are videos and a little on what they actually do during your appointment. I pay £25 but I’ve seen it for as cheap as £15. I think it just depends where you go. I know it sounds steep, but once you’ve got your perfect shape you can keep up with the shaping yourself, well that’s what I do…

Until next time… put the tweezers away, grow your brows, and HD!

See ya Ladies…

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