My beauty basics series continues today with part II of the products that I can’t live without.
1. Bare Minerals Ready Foundation SPF 20. I use this when I want a little more coverage but still want something light on my skin. I transitioned over to a mineral foundation about 6 months ago and started off with the Bare Minerals starter kit. I like the Ready compact version because it’s a little less messy and makes touch ups easier.
2. Napoleon Perdis Makeup Brushes. Here’s a little known fact about me, I’m actually a qualified makeup artist and when I was training I was lucky enough to be given a set of Napoleon Perdis makeup brushes. That was almost 8 years ago and with regular cleaning and disinfecting they’re still going strong. Makeup brushes are one of those products where it pays to spend a little more for quality.
3. Nivea Q10 Plus Eye Cream. To be honest, I think any eye cream is better than no eye cream. I used to use Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage eye cream which will set you back about $7,929,051 and I’m not entirely convinced it’s any better than a $15 chemist version. I think what the eye area needs is moisture of any kind, so if you’re budget conscious any of the chain brands will do the job just fine.
4. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. Hands down, my favourite lip balm in the world. For me, it’s the only one that doesn’t feel like its just sitting on top of my lips. It’s also great for little scrapes and cuts.
5. Nars Lipstick in Barbarella. Creamy, long-lasting and easy to wear. A fantastic range of colours and reasonably priced. Nars makes a standout lipstick.
6. Kerastase Oleo Curl Shampoo & Conditioner. Ok, lets talk hair care. This is another area I believe it’s pays to spend a little more. I can put my hand on my heart and say that this shampoo & conditioner has changed my hair. Yes, it’s pricey, but quite frankly, supermarket brands are full of harsh ingredients and curls are unpredictable at the best of times. The Kerastase range has a product for every hair type and the Curl range is simply the best I’ve tried.
So ladies, let me know if there are any specific products you’d like me to focus on for part III of basic beauty buys. And don’t forget you can follow The Kids Are In Trouble on Bloglovin xx