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Top 5 Beauty Products For 2015 and then some :)

Top 5 Beauty Products For 2015 and then some :)

I totally heart all things beauty/make up/product related and am a total sucker for new releases, needless to say I'm totally eyeing the Smashbox step by step contour kit - I mean, I would literally beat a bull back with a stick to get my sparkly little hands on it <3

So as a mom of a bouncing energy riddled 4 year old, a student, full time employee, a wife and about everything else under the sun, I don't always have the time to prim and prime myself to perfection - so my top 5 beauty products for 2015 would definitely have to be the most instant result giving products!! - Bare with me ladies, I don't have visuals on hand, i'll try my absolute best to snap a few pics at home and upload them, but in the mean time, i'll try and give you the full visual effect :)

1. Smashbox - Photo Finish Foundation Primer in Light - A MUST HAVE FOR OILY SKIN SUFFERERS!!!

Pretty much the most amazing thing since freshly sliced bread! After my skincare routine, this is the first make up item I apply - It ensures even and perfect foundation application, keeps my make up fresh and in place whole day, but most importantly provides effective oil control so I don't have to stuff my bag with tissues and blot away through out the day - a thing of the past!

 

2. Carita - PROGRESSIF ANTI-RIDES, teint lissant, anti-time foundation SPF 15 in #3 Beige Praline

This foundation is nothing short of amazing!! I always aim for decent coverage but at the same time I would like my skin to breathe and remain natural looking at all times (I'm not a fan of the full coverage caked on look) - This foundation is a like a second skin, provides a sheer to medium coverage, extremely buildable and looks 100% natural! It applies and blends like a dream, Giving me a 'My skin but better look' and has a spf 15.

 

3. MAC - Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing powder

This product is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G - to wear over my foundation or as a stand alone product - It gives my face a polished and flawless look BUT still natural.. It sets my look, tones down any colours that I may have been a tad heavy handed on (Blush/eyeshadow even my eyebrows haha). It has a lovely fragrance, a bit minty (In my opinion) - It can be messy, but the result is so perfect that I don't mind the fall out - its minor anyway. It also helps keep oil under control (Should I not apply primer which is very rare).. This is a staple in my beauty box, I literally don't think I can live without it. as in EVER!

 

4. Essence - Eyebrow pencil in Dark Brown

If you are eyebrow obsessed (such as my self haha) I urge you to try this miracle product!! I went from using MAC eyebrow pencil in Stud to this little beauty! it literally cost R30 and when used correctly, gives me always on point eyebrows! The formula is creamy, it takes easily to my brow hairs and stays put until I wipe it off at the end of the day! Even my oily skin cant defeat this winner!! Tip - always keep the tip sharp (I sharpen with a little knife to minimize product wastage that can arise from using a sharpener) for precision application!

 

5. MAC - Haute n Naughty mascara in Black

The dual application mode that this product offers was the deal clincher for me! Pink cap - for a your lashes but better look, I usually use this option for work. Purple cap - Full on drama come to bed eyes!! I usually use this for a night out on the town or date nights or when i'm feeling a little sexy hint hint haha.. Besides the different effects, this mascara does a pretty awesome job of lengthening, thickening and separating lashes! I think im on my third tube and getting ready to buy another!

 

I know we are only meant to do 5, but if you LOVE products and have to many to count and constantly looking for them, I would SERIOUSLY suggest purchasing an acrylic make up organiser. I purchased mine from THE BEAUTY BOX - I have a 5 draw organiser with a brush and lipstick holder, It is amazing to say the least, looks beautiful, its made of the best material and most importantly, keep my make up organised and in fabulous condition :)

That's my top 5 products for 2015 ladies - these products are life (and time) savers to create a natural but polished look :)

There is one other product I can not live without, that would have to be my MAC lipstick in Faux... yes, yes, I know, I can't live without a bucket load of items, If anyone ever asked me the question: If you got stranded on an island and you could only have 1 item with you, what would you say: My Beauty Box of course, It has EVERYTHING in for my survival in the Concrete jungle! (No one ever said that 1 item cant be a carry all with everything in it haha)

Lovies

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