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Friday, 7 November 2014

Classic Favourites ♡

Hey hey, I've listed my all time favourite, classic, affordable, basic beauty products! Enjoy x

Highlight: For my typical highlight, I use my Watt's Up! Benefit highlighter and whatever white eye shadow i have. I usually highlight my brow bone, the inner tear ducts of my eye, and the highest points of my cheek bones. I was obsessed with this especially during the summer months since it makes your skin look dewy and glowing. This isn't the cheapest highlighter in the world so if your trying to get your hands on these, subscribe and sign up to Sephora and they'll give you annual freebies (baby version of Watt's Up) for your birthday ;) 

When I want to go for a more matte look, I use any shimmer-less white eye shadow and place them on the same spots as I would using my Watt's Up highlighter.

Watt's Up! Benefit

Contour: I've been using Elf's contouring blush and bronzing powder kit for over a year, which i think does the exact same job as any other high-brand contour kit and is super affordable. I always buy it in the shade "St. Lucia" since I have a fair skin type. With it's cheaper price, it is expected that the quality isn't as flawless as for example Anastasia Beverly Hill's contour kit. It may appear shimmery in the palette but appears slightly matte once applied to the skin. I've always had a problem with how harsh and dark the bronzer is on my face but i guess it depends on how lightly you put it on your face. It only comes with a bronzer and blush and thats what i use as contour but i rarely use the blush. I especially loved using this in the summer since it gave me a really nice bronzed/golden tan (plus highlight).

e.l.f St. Lucia

Lips: An obsession of mine has been putting on dark burgundy lips. Although I wear it all year round, I especially love wearing em during Autumn/Winter. I'm typically a fan of the more deep burgundy, plum with a brownish maroon undertone lipsticks. The first deep burgundy colored lipstick that I purchased is the "124 Bordeaux" Lipstick by Rimmel London. I bought it over a year ago and still use it to this day but am never a huge fan of the more shiny/sheer lipsticks so I would always end up dusting a matte-ifying powder over my lips. A problem I had with this particular lipstick was how much it bled after a couple of hours (especially when I ate). So I learned to use a lip liner to prevent it from smearing. 


Lip Liners: During my last cross to the border during the summer, I went to Fred Meyers and went straight to the cosmetics aisle. I've always been a fan of matte lips and with the "Kylie Jenner Lips" phase everyone had in the summer, I hunted for the cheapest splurge. I came across Wet n' Wild's Lip liner collection and bought it in the colours Willow and Plumberry. I was obsesssssed with it and continued wearing it as an everyday makeup look for school. I bought the darker one as well so I could line my lips before filling it in with my darker lipsticks to prevent it from bleeding. For the past months I've been just applying my lip liners by itself since i loved the matte look. I would also sometimes line my lips with the Plumberry and fill it in with Willow which gave my lips more shape and dimension. And sometimes i'd apply the two together which gave me a beautiful neutral plum shade. 

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Eyes: For my every makeup routine, I would first place e.l.f's bronzer into my crease to add depth to my eyes. I would then use London Look's 12 piece eyeshadow kit. I can't find the product online but the eyeshadow colours included a basic white, silver, champagne, rose gold, black, gold, deep plum, lavender, and 4 other colours in between. I use this palette as my base and darkening the outer v of my eye and my lower lash line.

Eyeliner: For my eyeliner, I just use e.l.f's liquid eyeliner in black. I'm not too picky when it comes to eyeliner but if i were to choose my favourite, it would obviously be Benefit Cosmetic's They're Real! Push-Up Liner. It gives me such a dark, creamy, and pigmented line which I prefer rather than a lighter liner. 



  1. You look so pretty! I love your make-up selection, specially the burgundy lipstick and the eye-liner. I have also started a blog recently, would you like to follow each-other in bloglovin? Hugs from Spain!

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    1. Thank you that's very sweet of you! Will check your blog out now x

  2. Nice post!


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  4. You look amazing dear, thx for sharing those great tips!!
    I would really appreciate if we would follow each other on GFC, G+ and BL, so that we can keep in touch!
    please let me know and i follow right back!!
    xoxo Colli // my Blog - TOBEYOUTIFUL // Bloglovin

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