NARS and Benefit

Don’t you just love purchasing a product that performs as well as it looks? With high-end makeup, I find myself swooning over so many products, but always turn back to old favourites. That’s why I thought I would share with you my favourite high-end products that I believe are worth the splurge. Let’s jump straight in, and a price list will be at the end of the post!

If there were only one blush that I could use and rely on, then NARS Cosmetics’ cult classic blush in Orgasm would be my pick. No matter what makeup look I’m wearing, how long I need it to last or what I’m feeling like on a particular day, this never fails me. It’s a very flattering pink with a gold shimmer running through it. However, the shimmer doesn’t translate so strong when applied to the cheeks – which is perfect. It looks very natural and lasts all day for a rosy flush.

It’s quite clear to say that across the board, NARS do not disappoint me. Another much loved product from the range is their Sheer Glow Foundation, available in 19 shades, mine being Santa Fe. If you like buildable foundations that start with a flawless dewy finish then this is for you. I wear this for natural looks as well as intense, as I find it very easy to build without being cakey. It’s the perfect summer base for me, and I always make sure I have a back up!

Multitasking products are always great when you’re in a rush, and Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer is one I always rely on for both contour and bronzing. It’s the perfect shade to do both, as it’s a matte formula with a little warmth. To finish with and add a little glam, I love a good highlighter. I’ve used BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop ever since the day I got it and it never gets old. It’s the perfect shade for many skin tones, and lasts all day for a gorgeous glow.

I can never finish my makeup without a setting spray, and one I live for is Urban Decay’s Makeup Setting Spray. I use the ‘chill’ version as I feel it helps to freshen your face a little more, but both are just as amazing at ensuring your makeup is locked on and not going anywhere all day and night.

I’m a lover of eye palettes; they are my weak point when it comes to makeup. So I’ve tried and tested quite a few, and since the very beginning, Urban Decay’s Naked palettes have been the one for me. I’ve undeniably collected all of them and I can’t any. My current favourite is the Naked Smoky palette that is a smoky eye lover’s dream, its simply too pretty to resist.

Liquid Lipstick
Another favourite of mine for the eye area has to be a
brow product, and is one that’s been around a fair few blogs. It’s the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer. If you’re looking for a quick and easy fix to get tamed, full and natural brows then I highly recommend this. It’s available in 10 shades, so they’ve got you covered.

Last but not least is a lip product, one that was a quick favourite of mine since I bought it. Its Pure
Hollywood Liquid Lipstick from Anastasia Beverly Hills
, my must have for a nude lip. I recently purchased a few more of their shades since being totally obsessed. The formula is like no other, it doesn’t wrinkle or crumble on the lips, and also isn’t uncomfortable to wear all day long.

NARS Blush – £23
Benefit Hoola – £23.50

What’s your must have high end product?

Megan ?


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