Last summer, after forgetting my travel makeup bag while I was on my way to a bridal shower (I looked icky), I decided to do a post about my favourite makeup products that I feel naked without.
Last week I had to take a trip to Sephora to restock on items I was running low on and I figured I'd share some more of my favourites with you.
This is definitely an essential, however it didn't make my original post because I don't carry it around in my makeup bag. I adore this fragrance and have been wearing it for the past 5-ish years. It's vegan, made from all natural products (meaning no harmful chemicals), and makes me perma-smell like an oreo cookie. Another bonus is the strength of the smell - other people can smell it (I get comments about smelling like candy and cookies all the time) but I can't smell it within 5 minutes of application which is a huge bonus for me because I often get headaches from strong perfumes. It also comes in roller-ball format which is handy when trying to control the strength of the scent.
I never thought I'd love a neon lip colour this much, but this is currently my absolute favourite shade of lipstick. I was ordering some of my fav Lip Tars and on a whim I decided to try this shade. It's a neon coral/pink shade and I love it.
I don't know why I ever bothered with lip liner. Finding red lipstick is one thing but finding the perfect shade of red in a lip liner is next to impossible. Now that I've switched over to Lip Tar, which is applied like a gloss with a brush, using a lip lining pencil isn't an option. This pencil from Too Faced is clear and protects the border of my lips (moisturizes too) and stops the colour from feathering.
This is the only product on the list that isn't vegan -- well to my knowledge anyways, for sure the other products are. This product provides the perfect glow to your complexion without being overly sparkly. Sometimes I use it as a foundation primer but often times I’ll just add a dab to my skin. A little of this product really goes a long way. It’s lightweight and even minimizes pores and tiny imperfections.
So these are a few of my favourite (makeup) things. Is there anything in your makeup bag that you feel naked if you don't use it?
Alex & Arthur