The Go-To Face

Despite having more makeup than any one person could possibly need in a life time (honestly I’m not sure where it all comes from and I’m starting to believe that it breeds while I sleep), I tend to wear the same makeup every day. These are the products that I reach for when I’m a) feeling lazy b) in a rush or c) stuck in a makeup rut. Basically they’re my tried and true favourites and I’ve discovered that slapping them together on my face doesn’t leave too bad a result.

NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer – A little of this primer goes a long way, as it contains slight shimmer particles that can leave your face looking like a disco ball. I discovered this when I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the train window one afternoon. Not a good look.

Givenchy Photo Perfexion Foundation (in Perfect Ivory) – This is my holy grail foundation and the perfect match for my temperamental skin. The foundation is light enough for medium coverage on average days and easy to build up for night time if necessary.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer (in Fair) – 6 months ago I would have said Benefit Erase Paste was my holy grail concealer, but it’s since been usurped by this little beauty. Lightweight, a good cover match, easily blendable and reasonably cheap. Everything I could possibly want in a concealer.

Face Of Australia Loose Powder (in Outback Translucent) – This is the only loose powder that I’m using at the moment and I really like it.

Urban Decay Primer Potion (in Original) – This eye primer has received mixed reviews, but I love it. It helps keeps eyeshadow on my grease & crease prone lids all day (or night).

MAC Eyeshadow (in Orb) – This is the perfect matte neutral eyeshadow for my skintone. It has a slight peach tint which makes it look like there is something on my lids, but it’s still very low key and neutral. I use this as an all over lid shade.

MAC Eyeshadow (in Dazzlelight) – This shadow has a slight sheen to it so I use this as a brow & inner eye highlight. It just helps to give a bit of dimension to an otherwise super basic eye look.

NYX Felt Tip Liner (in Jet Black) – Having finally mastered the art of liquid liner, I feel like a shark without it (hi beady little eyes). I also find that the thick black liquid liner adds a bit of drama to this very neutral eye look.

Lancome Hypnose Mascara – The best mascara I have ever used. Helps thicken & lengthen lashes and leaves no gritty fallout. Will repurchase forever and ever.

CK Brow Definition Crayon (in Brunette) – I only really started filling in my eyebrows at the end of last year, but I’ll never go back. In my opinion it makes a world of difference to any makeup look when brows are filled in.

NYX Powder Blush (in Peach) – I alternate my cheek and lip products the most out of everything, but lately I’ve been using this blush a lot. It gives a perfect sheer pink wash of colour an is dirt cheap.

MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner (in Petting Pink) – Quite possibly THE best lip product to grab and apply on the go. This was one of the first products I ever bought from MAC and I’ve been faithful to it ever since.

So what is your go-to face?

8 Thoughts on “The Go-To Face

  1. The only product we have in common on this list is the NYX powder blush! I too love it and always turn to it if I’m in a rush. 🙂 LOL, love the name ‘Outback Translucent’ 😛

  2. I love the lip stain pens from Revlon – just like colouring your lips in with a felt-tip pen and its stays put all day and night if necessary!
    Gems x

  3. Ami S. on March 20, 2012 at 12:13 am said:

    Love your blog! The Givenchy Photo’Perfexion is also my HG LF. I wear it in Perfect Vanilla and have 2 backup bottles just so I feel secure, haha. My other go-to face products: Lorac Evening Out Kit in Light, Rock & Republic Exhibition Pressed Powder in Chiffon, Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Liquid Eyeliner Pen, Imju Fiberwig XL Mascara, NARS Abyssinia & Ashes to Ashes e/s, Maybelline Master Drama Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown, Sephora Mono Blush in Peche Tendre, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Fetiche #52

    • I am getting very close to running out of my Givenchy foundation and all of my local online stockists were sold out. Thankfully it looks like have it back in stock now!

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  5. Ah I love that you love Peach too, you have the best blush taste I swear! Almost bought that concealer today, darn it I chose another one. I also love that FOA powder, it is a lovely finely milled one. My go-to face is definitely NYX Peach, bourjois foundation (healthymix or serum version) and MAC Retrospeck shadow. What can I say, I like to sparkle!

  6. JuneNightingale on March 27, 2012 at 8:44 am said:

    I think I need some of that Givenchy foundation. Love this post btw.

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