Every now and then, I tend to go through my wardrobe and do a bit of a purge. I don’t really have a set pattern like how some people do, but I like to keep my wardrobe always ‘functioning’. Which means it must only contain pieces that fit, that are comfortable and pieces that I would wear again and again.
While I do this often, I realized that my (albeit scanty) beauty/makeup section doesn’t get cleansed as often. I have never used makeup much in my life, but now that I am going to be entering my thirties soon, I’ve moved from ‘having all the basic necessities’, to a few ‘well deserved splurges that every woman should have’!
Here are some of my makeup must haves:
Foundation – Chanel Vitalumière Aqua
If you are looking to splurge, then you might as well splurge right! The Chanel Vitalumière Aqua foundation is one of the best in the range. It is a light foundation that can be used even for daytime. It might seem a tad bit expensive at first, but once you look at the kind of coverage you are getting, it will be worth every penny!
Blush – Nars Super Oragasm
The Nars Super Oragasm blush is a warm pink toned blush with a slight shimmer that lends a perfect sun kissed glow to your cheeks. It easily lasts for 7 hours on your cheeks. The glitter can sometimes feel like it’s going all over your face instead of just your cheeks, but it just needs a practiced hand with the brush, and some setting spray in the end to make it look fabulous!
Eyeshadow palatte – Urban decay Naked
The Urban decay naked is the holy grail of all eye shadow pallets out there. It contains matte, shimmery and glittery shades all in one. The colors are not very pigmented and you would need to layer them on a bit. But I feel that’s a good thing, as you can go for a light finish if you want and keep building it up, if you want something darker.
Mascara – Lancome Hypnose mascara
Looking for long lashes? Jet-black mascara? Look no further than the Lancome Hypnose mascara. It lengthens your lashes in the most natural looking way, and it doesn’t flake at all! It is also super easy to get off. I recommend wiping a little of the product off the wand back into the bottle before applying because it picks up quite a bit, but once you do that, just a little product, it applies beautifully.
Lipstick – M.A.C Ruby Woo
M.A.C Ruby Woo has wooed literally everyone who crossed its path. The perfect shade of red that suits every skin tone in the world, it has become a must have in every woman’s makeup pouch. It’s a matte finish lipstick with really good pigmentation, and very long lasting as well.
So these are some of my top picks that you must purchase once you are graduating from being a makeup novice. Have any more to add to the list? Do leave your comments below!