As I was browsing the make-up section in store, I stumbled upon the Gigi Hadid make up line in corporation with Maybelline and wanted to give it a try. First of all, I really like the packaging – so simple but feminine! I picked up a lip liner and the mascara. Not 100% about the lip liner – I couldn’t get the accuracy I wanted, but really happy with the mascara. Below is a full break-down of the make-up.
Primer/serum – Kiko Arctic Holiday Strobing Face Serum
Foundation – L’Oreal Accord Parfait
Concealer – NARS creamy concealer
Eyebrows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Naked 2 palette
Blush – L’Oreal Le Blush
Mascara – Maybelline x Gigi Hadid
Lip liner – Maybelline x Gigi Hadid in Taura
If there’s one thing I like about make-up, it’s lipsticks. I always find an excuse to buy another, because I believe there’s so much variety in the consistency, how long they last, shades, etcetera. The options are endless. I truly believe that a lipstick can complete or change an entire look. Here’s a bit of a breakdown of my favourites.
- Volupté Tint-in-oil by Yves Saint Laurent
This one is perfect for days when you don’t really feel like wearing something visible. It’s very sheer but quite moisturising because of the oily formula. I choose this one when I like a little something-something and just reapply it throughout the day. Also, the packaging! Isn’t it gorgeous?
2. Everlasting liquid lipstick by Kat Von D
This one’s great for when you want some colour but don’t want to be thinking about smudging or lipstick on other places of your face other than your lips. It’s the longest lasting lipstick I have ever tried and the shade range that’s available right now is a-mazing.
3. Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in the shade 105
This lipstick is my favourite go-to lipstick on days when I don’t feel like putting on a lot of make-up but my face needs a little colour. It’s the my lip shade but better kind of lipstick, which I love because it’s so effortless.
4. MAC matte lipstick in the shade “Lady Danger”
If I had to choose one red lipstick, it’d be this one. This one requires a little more attention ( aka the use of a lipliner, retouching and careful application), but because of its orange-y undertone, it suits me perfectly with my blonde hair.
5. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector Lip Gloss
Last but certainly not least, is this cute lip gloss from Clarins. I especially like this shade because it’s quite peachy and therefore my favourite summer lip gloss. It doesn’t taste bad and leaves a beautiful goldeny gloss.
This one, the 123 Perfect CC Cream by Bourjois, is pretty cheap but it seriously one of my favourites for summer. It suits my skin colour perfectly, makes the redness in my face go away and feels very lightweight. Love it.
Before I put on any make-up I almost always use the Erborian Pink Perfect Creme. I can’t describe it any other way than that it makes my skin look just that little bit healthier. It works well as a morning moisturising, a base for make-up or on make-up free days.
When I want full-coverage and a real foundation (which is not often), but I don’t want to look like a baked cake, I use the Nars Sheer Glow foundation. As the name suggests, it leaves your skin glowy in just the right way.
This is my go to BB cream on hot, sunny days. I use it like a sun cream, because of it’s SPF 50. It protects, makes my skin look better and lets my freckles peek through.
I feel this is my summer alternative to the Nars Sheer Glow foundation. This Chanel Vitalumière Aqua is the foundation I go for when I need to look put together for a whole day but still want something kind of sheer.
This Estee Lauder Double Wear Light foundation is basically my I don’t care and don’t want to think about my foundation today product. You can barely feel it’s there.
Do you have any other recommendations for me?