With the party season fast approaching I thought it might be a good idea to show you one of my favourite day to night makeup products, something simple that can be worn as it is for work or Christmas shopping and enhanced for an evening out.
Wouldn’t it be lovely if we all had makeup artists on hand like the celebrities do? It might surprise you to know that the likes of Beyonce, Zoe Saldana, Taylor Swift and more, love their penny-pinching beauty must-haves just the same as you and I and I’ve actually used some of their favourite products in my look.
So how do you go from tired mum to ready to party? I’ve used some of my personal favourites plus the favourites of Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian.
My base (not featured) is the Make-up Forever Velvet Mat (£29) in Vanilla which is a favourite of Taylor Swift, I really do like this foundation as it’s medium to high coverage and can be built up to cover blemishes of which I have many.
Max factor Creme Puff (£6.99) for me is iconic, my grandmother used to use it and as soon as I open the lid the smell transports me to my childhood. It’s a real versatile product as it can be worn alone, with moisturiser or over foundation for a flawless finish.
The Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 2 palette (£6.99) is one of my favourite eyeshadow palettes for a day to night look. The eyeshadow is highly pigmented and there is a great mix of matte and glitter shades meaning you can really make your eyes sparkle with some glitter once your night is about to start.
After years of trial and error with eyebrow pencils I’ve found one that I love by Nyx. The micro brow pencil in Espresso (£7) is perfect for filling in your brows, it doesn’t have a red pigment in it like some dark brown pencils do and the really thin pencil means that even the most heavy handed person will fail to go wrong when filling in their brows.
If it’s good enough for Gigi Hadid it’s good enough for me! Diorshow iconic curl mascara in Black (£25) has been a favourite of mine for years, I find it gives the perfect falsh lash effect without the need for falsh lashes. 3 coats is usually enough for my lashes and I get a full day and night of wear with no flaking.
Finally for the lips I used a favourite of Kim Kardashian, the Maybelline colour sensational lipstick (£3.97). I’m not a fan of beige like Ms Kardashian, I prefer a red, my current favourite being ravishing rose, what I really love about this lipstick is you can blot it on a tissue to get a really subtle red which suits all or you can wear it as it’s supposed to be – daring and ready for sipping those Christmqas cocktails.
Are any of my celebrity drugstore favourites a favourite of yours?