I was in the mood for writing a beauty post, but couldn't quite think of a specific beauty review to write, so I decided to join in with a popular post that I have seen across the blogosphere. Today's post is all about the five products I would use - say for example if I was on a desert island and could only take five products! As I think about this, the more I realise I don't think I actually use much more than five makeup products a day - sure, I'm forever buying more and more beauty products, but I like to think I keep it relatively simple! So, here's what I would wear on my 'Five Product' face.
After a long search, I think I've finally found 'the one' when it comes to foundation - Estee Lauder's Double Wear in shade 'Desert Beige'. I have had to try out a few shades of Double Wear before finally 'settling down' but now this is my everyday foundation. It's a completely full coverage foundation which is exactly what my skin needs. I love to let my skin breathe when I don't wear any makeup, but on the days that I do, I need full coverage as I can get insecure about my freckles and dark spots and generally pale complexion and Double Wear is the only foundation that can literally make my skin look flawless. So that's definitely number one on my list!
Next up would be my HD Brows Eye & Brow kit in shade 'Foxy'. The compact kit includes four shades of powder, my favourite being the 'Dark Brown'. I love the little angled brush that comes with it as it makes it so much easier for me to create an angle which isn't usually there! I've recently let my brows go out as I would like to give them more of a shape and I am always surprised at just how much difference using this kit makes! As I searched for this online, I've had a shock to notice that they've added a highlighter, changed the packaging and popped the price up to £25.00 - Yikes!
My third product is the Rimmel Glam Eyes liquid liner, which has a very thin nib, making it easy for me to create a tiny little cat flick and still gives a bold look. Wearing eyeliner on my upper lid has been my staple look for years now, so it's a step I never miss out on my makeup routine! For mascara, my current favourite is L'Oreal's Miss Manga mascara. I love that not only does it give my lashes a lot of length, but it gives lots of volume too (I often find that you only tend to get one or the other with mascara).
Lastly, I'd finish off with my Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in shade 'Ole Flamingo' - a super bright pink shade which quickly brightens up my whole makeup look. It is such a bold shade, but I love that I am building my confidence by wearing bolder colours and trying out new lipsticks as I wouldn't have done so before. I love the matte finish and it lasts pretty much all day!
What would your 'Five Product Face' look like? x