Makeup brushes are essential for doing your makeup – at least if you want your makeup to look good. I have such a huge love for my brushes and there I’m showing my favorite for eyeshadow (even though I feel like I’m choosing between my babies – and that’s not fun).
ZOEVA 317 WINGED LINER// This was my first brush from Zoeva and I was so impressed with the quality when I got it. This is the perfect angled brush that makes a perfect winged liner and perfect eyebrows. It is very soft and thin so it can make such thin lines. This is my favorite to use for my brows and for a winged liner. So I actually need to buy another one of these since I use it so much.
ZOEVA 238 LUXE PRECISE SHADER// Recently I became aware that I didn’t have any brush for the lower lash line and when I saw this brush I bought it right away. Now I don’t even know I did my makeup without this brush. It makes the application so precise and it’s perfect for the lower lash line and I’m sure it would be great for lips as well.
MAC 217// Who doesn’t have a MAC 217 brush? This was one of my first makeup brushes and it is still my favorite. I cannot do my makeup without this brush. It is just perfect and I always reach for this – no matter what look I’m doing.
EBAY// The bigger brush is very much like the MAC 217 but just a tiny bit bigger. It is perfect for blending and the best thing about this brush is that it really doesn’t cost anything. It is so cheap on eBay and it works wonders. *It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die*!
EBAY// Another eBay brush and this one has fast become one of my favorites. It makes making a cut crease so easy and it’s not at all harsh on the skin. I love applying eyeshadow in my crease with this brush and then blending it out with the fluffier brush. They work so well together and I don’t know what I would do without them.
These are my favorite brushes for the eyes. Do you relate to my love for my brushes? And which brush is your favorite?
The drugstore does some amazing products that are so affordable and I actually have quite a lot of drugstore makeup in my collection because I actually love the products and prefer them over high-end products any day. Here are my favorites at the moment.
RIMMEL STAY MATTE POWDER// This powder has been a favorite of mine for years and years and it is still my favorite powder when I want a matte look and when I want it to last for many hours. My favorite is the translucent one, but I have it in many shades and they are all amazing. This is great for oil control in the t-zone and I use it every day. I think I have five backups of this so I won’t be running out any time soon.
L’ORÉAL INFALLIBLE 24-HOUR MATTE FOUNDATION// Personally I think that L’Oréal do the best drugstore foundations and the True Match has been my favorite for a long time – until this bad boy came into my life. They do this foundation in shade 10 which is perfectly light enough for me in the winter time. This foundation gives a medium coverage and it lasts for so long. You don’t need to powder when using this and that is something I really like.
L’ORÉAL BROW ARTIST PLUMPER// This tinted grow gel is the best tinted brow gel I have ever tried. It gives a perfect amount of tint and it lasts for hours and hours. The brow gel makes my brows look amazing without any effort which is some I love on the busy days. I couldn’t recommend this enough. I have it in the shade medium/dark and it’s perfect for me.
RIMMEL WAKE ME UP CONCEALER// First I tried the Wake Me Up Foundation and I wasn’t impressed. It was too glowy and there was glitter in the foundation and I really just didn’t get along with it. Then I tried the concealer thinking that it would be horrible, but I absolutely love it. It gives such a beautiful and natural coverage that really brightens under the eyes. I always use this when I’m tired and it makes me look more awake.
L’ORÉAL MEGA VOLUME MASCARA// This mascara has been one of my favorites for years and it’s still one of my favorite mascaras from the drugstore. It is really just perfect for my lashes. It gives so much volume and that’s exactly what I need in a mascara. When I take my time and apply this I can make my lashes look like false lashes. It works as well as the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara that I love so much.
CARMEX LIP BALM// I love lip balms and I have so many. They are really essential in my makeup bag because my lips get dry so easily. The lip balm from Carmex is the lip balm that works the fastest on my lips. It is like magic. If I apply this as night I will for sure wake up with soft lips and I will have soft lips the entire day after. I have so many of these because I always buy them because I’m scared to run out of them.
Do you know those mornings when you have to wake up early but are so sleepy and just want to stay in bed? I feel that way every morning and I often stay in bed for as long as possible which leaves me minimal time for makeup. If you’re having one of those days I have some easy tips for making you look awake when you’re really not.
Concealer. It’s your best friend and concealing underneath your eyes will make the biggest difference. Pick a concealer that’s a little bit lighter than your own skin color so it will brighten up and make you look more awake.
Brows. Doing your brows makes you look like you have put in an effort whilst doing your makeup. A brow pencil and you’re good to go.
Mascara. It is my best friend. It opens the eyes and gives so much life to the face. Here I chose a brown mascara to make it look more natural or just because it was the mascara that was closest to me.
Lip Balm. You don’t need to do some fancy lipstick or anything. Just throw on a lip balm so your lips look moisturized and then you’re good to go.
A skintoned eyeliner. This will brighten up your eyes and make you look so awake. This is my best trick for when I look dead and need to look like I have slept for 12 hours.
These five steps literally takes five minutes so this is also a great look for when you overslept and need to look like you didn’t.
I’m obsessed with contouring at the moment so I thought I would show you how I do my foundation and how I contour. It’s pretty simple but it has taken me some time to learn how to proper contour. My current obsession is contouring my nose. I think it makes such a huge difference.
I have been getting really into high end makeup recently so I have forgotten a little about the drugstore makeup that I own. So I want to show you my top five drugstore beauty products at the moment. And it really wasn’t on purpose that four out of five products are from L’Oréal but they are really doing some amazing products.
I have two foundations. The Infallible 24H-Matte and the True Match. Both are amazing and I use them on an everyday basis. The Brow Artist Plumper has been in my collection for some time now and I prefer it to any other eyebrow gel I have tried. The False Lash Telescopic mascara is new and I’m a huge fan. I’m a huge fan of drugstore mascaras in general.
The last product is an eyeshadow palette and I’m usually not a huge fan of drugstore eyeshadow pallets but this is amazing. As you can see the name has rubbed off because I have used it that much. It is by the brand Catrice Cosmetics and the palette is called Absolute Matte. It’s like the Naked Basics palette from Urban Decay – just from the drugstore.
What are your favorite drugstore products?
I have never been the type of person who wore lipstick everyday because I thought it was a bit too much, but I recently starting wearing lipstick more. It’s so beautiful so wear something on the lips and I want to start wearing lipstick on an everyday basis.
The days I don’t want to wear something I just go for a very understated lipstick such as the YSL rouge colupte shine lipsticks. They are glossy and beautiful on the lips and they feel like lip balm which is a big plus in my book. I have the number 15.
The days I want to wear a little something but not go over the top I choose a lipstick such as the Matte Revolution lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury in the shade Amazing Grace. It’s rosy-nude and it’s just beautiful.
The days where I’m feeling like I need to add a little something extra to my wardrobe I go for the Rimmel 107 lipstick. It’s such an amazing lipstick and it’s not heavy or anything on the lips. I really love wearing this – also for everyday.
Which lipstick is your favorite everyday lipstick?
I have always been a fan of makeup brushes – especially the ones for the face. It makes such a huge difference when you are applying your foundation and concealer. I wanted to show you my top five face brushes to give you some inspiration if you’re looking for a makeup brush.
My all time favorite brush is from Louise Young and it’s the LY34 brush. It gives such a beautiful and natural look when applying foundation. I use it on an everyday basis because it makes the foundation look like skin and not like you’re wearing makeup.
My favorite brush for powder, bronzer and blush is the duo-fibre face brush from Real Techniques. It also gives such a natural look and it’s very important when I’m doing my makeup. I have two of these brushes – that’s how much I love them.
When it comes to concealer and highlighter I have one favorite brush as well. It’s also from Real Techniques and it’s the setting brush. It’s perfect for under the eyes and it’s also perfect for highlighter. I need to buy myself another one because right now I just have one and that’s not ideal when I want to use it for concealer and highlighter.
Another foundation brush that’s just amazing is from Sigma and it’s the F80 Flat Kabuki brush – which is loved by many beauty bloggers and vloggers. It gives a natural look and it’s so easy to use. I grab for it very often.
The last brush is actually the newest addition to my makeup brush collection and I bought it off Ebay. It’s a bit hard to work with at first, but when you get used to it it’s amazing. I really love it for when I want my foundation to have a higher coverage.
What’s your favorite face brush?
Many things has happened since I last posted. The main thing is that my laptop broke and I have been waiting to get it back. A life without a laptop isn’t nice and I’m happy to be reunited with my baby.
I have moved. Two times actually. Now I live with two of my friends and I couldn’t be happier. And I have started uni again after a break for an internship. But I’m back. On the blog, on youtube and I’m so excited!
I have been without most of my makeup for almost three months and finally I’m reunited with it. That’s why I wanted to show you some beauty favorites in this post. There are three new additions to my makeup collection; MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick, Rimmel Salon Pro Nail polish in Soul Session and Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip brow Pomade in Medium Brown. My all time favorite foundation is the Luminous Silk Foundation from Armani and I can’t believe I didn’t bring it with me when I left for Copenhagen.
I want to start doing more outfit pictures and the sun is actually shining right now so maybe I should take advantage of the good weather while it’s here.
Another day – another makeup tutorial. I simply just love doing my makeup and today I did a date night makeup look that I really hope you will enjoy. It’s very simple but still one of my favorite looks to wear.