Makeup Shelfie Beauty Essentials

The shelfie of all shelfies with all my current daily skincare and makeup essentials in my beauty cupboard. These are my go-to, must loved and new products that have been tried and tested and now on repeat. From skincare and foundation to highlighters and perfume this is everything as it stands in this shelfie – […]

The shelfie of all shelfies with all my current daily skincare and makeup essentials in my beauty cupboard. These are my go-to, must loved and new products that have been tried and tested and now on repeat. From skincare and foundation to highlighters and perfume this is everything as it stands in this shelfie - all the products are linked below... happy shopping!

Skincare
My everyday skincare routine for many years has included Clinique's facial soap and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. With the new Moisture Surge range I love to give my skin a boost of hydration, especially in the winter months, leaving my skin feeling like its had a big drink of water.
Clinique - Liquid Facial Soap - Mild
Clinique - Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate
Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Other skincare products I love using are Cleansing Milk or Oils, they are perfect for days where I have worn more full coverage makeup as it quite literally melts my makeup away and is very gentle on the skin. Bobbi Brown - Soothing Cleansing Milk
Shu Uemura - Ultime8 Skin Purifier Oil
Lancome Advanced Genifique Youth Concentrate
Glam Glow - YouthMud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment

Luxe Skincare
Occasionally I will change up my skincare routine and opt for a little luxe treatment for my skin when I feel like its a little flat and dehydrated. La Mer is super luxurious, formulated to reduce appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. With a high price point I wouldn't necessarily use this all the time, but love how my skin feels after using this every time.
La Mer - Creme De La Mer
La Mer - The Treatment Lotion
La Mer - The Illumination Eye Gel

I have been a real fan of Kiehl's since I hit my mid 20's and realised I needed to start looking after my under eyes. Working in front of a computer most days I find my eyes are very dehydrated, Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment is so creamy, made with avocado oil really helped fix my dryness. Also the Midnight Recovery oil I have used for years every night without fail. With the most amazing lavender scent that is perfect to get relaxed before going to bed.
Kiehl's - Creamy Eye Treatment
Kiehl's - Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Kiehl's - Midnight Recovery Eye

SPF
Without fail I always use an SPF under my foundation and the Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face range is a perfect everyday lightweight coverage.
Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF 30+
Mecca Cosmetica - To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50+

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Foundations
Foundations I tend to change every now and then, however I mostly reach for a tinted moisturiser or CC Cream for my everyday use. I find it feels more light weight on the skin and serves the purpose of covering imperfections and evening out my skin tone. For night time or events I wear buildable foundations that I can obtain the coverage I need without feeling 'cakey'. YSL and Giorgio Armani have great foundations that you can build leaving your skins with a subtle luminous and healthy glow.
Nars - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear
YSL Touche Eclat Cushion

Concealers
On lighter make up days or full face I never step out of the house without some sort of concealer. From hydrating, full coverage or something to brighten. I swear by the YSL Touche Eclat that is perfect for dull skin days to really brighten up the skin.
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer 
Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer
YSL Touche Eclat

Palettes
My everyday makeup look consists of a more neutral/bronze eye look. I love the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette which is perfect to get an entire face done within one palette.
Smashbox Cosmetics Cover Shot 
Zoeva - The Basic Moment
Charlotte Tilbury - Instant Look in a Palette - Beauty Glow
Nars - Eyeshadow Duo
Nars - Angel Pride Cheek Palette

Eye Brows
I think its safe to say we all feel a little incomplete without our brows. I've always been a fan of a pencil, but never say no to a brow powder. But what I can't live without is a brow shaper to keep my hairs in place throughout the day and add volume in areas that I am a little more sparse.
Hourglass - Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil
Bobbi Brown - Natural Brow Shaper and Hair Touch-Up
Benefit Gimme Brow

Mascara
These three mascaras tick all the right boxes for me in the volumising, lengthening and very black categories!
Lancome - Monseur Big
Too Faced - Better Than Sex
Urban Decay - Perversion

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Bronzer
For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of NARS bronzing powders, of course in the shade Laguna, the perfect way to give your skin a sunkissed healthy glow, also amazing for a buildable contour.
Hourglass - Ambient Lighting Bronzer - Diffused Bronze Light
Nars - Laguna Bronzing Powder

Highlighter/Illuminator
Always the perfect way to brighten the skin and look nice and dewy. The Hourglass Lighting Powders provide a really subtle and fine glow to the skin.
Hourglass - Ambient Lighting Edit Surreal Light (Limited Edition)
Zoeva- Strobe Gel Aureole 

Lipstick
With multiple lipsticks on the go or found at the bottom of my handbag they always appear in a shade of nude. I'm really loving the Shu Uemura Sheer Shine lipsticks that give a subtle tint, hydrate in an everyday shade. Perfect for all skin tones and will go with any eye look.
Shu Uemura x Ambush Collection Rouge Unlimited Sheer Shine
Mecca Cosmetica - Tinted Lip De-Luscious SPF 25
Hourglass - Girl Lip Stylo - Influencer

Perfume
With an ever growing collection of perfumes I always lean towards Tom Ford, with its slightly more masculine notes I consistently get compliments whenever I wear this scent (and the roller ball in Noir is perfect to take on the go in my handbag).
Tom Ford Black Orchid
Tom Ford Rollerball - Noir Pour Femme

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