Double Take Sculpt and Strobe Stick: These contour and highlight sticks are an absolute game changer. This brand is made to cater to ALL skin tones and I can absolutely confirm that there is a contour stick on offer for everyone. The contour end is super pigmented but bendable on the skin. What I love the most is how well the product stays throughout the day, once blended into the skin, I’ve found that they’re sweat proof and don’t move throughout the day. The highlight end is just pigmented enough, leaving a beautifully sheer glow wherever you apply it. I could not recommend these enough, and I can’t wait to try the rest of the brand which I’ve been advised has the most amazing concealers and foundations.
All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask: These lip masks are so great. They are the perfect prep for lipstick and make your lips incredibly soft and plump after using. I’ll definitely be using them as part of my skin prep process going forward. They’re so easy just to pop on whilst you’re working on your clients or your own base/eye makeup before you get to any lipstick application.
All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask: Not only are the design of these so adorable (I’m a sucker for packaging), but they seriously work. These eye masks leave your eyes brighter, de-puffed and hydrated after using and are perfect for pre-makeup prep or first thing in the morning. I like to keep mine in the fridge so they’re nice and cold when I go to use them.
Skin Silk Loose Setting Powder: I think the colour range of these setting powders is so amazing. It’s really shocking how difficult it is to find brilliant setting powders with colour ranges that cater to all skin tones and Mented have absolutely aced it. These setting powders don’t leave any ashy residue on the face, helps control oil and leaves the skin beautifully silky and not cakey at all.
Black Girl Sunscreen SPF30: It is virtually impossible to find a sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white residue on deep skin tones and that’s why this sunscreen is such a gem. It is made by women of colour for people of colour and it dries completely clear, leaving absolutely 0 white residue on the skin. It’s unlike other SPF’s in many ways – it is totally natural, fragrance free, vegan and also doubles as your everyday moisturiser so this SPF gives you all the goodness your skin needs as well as protecting your skin from the sun. To top it all off, it is so affordable considering the quality, and it comes in a large tube so you really get what you pay for. This will forever be a staple in my kit.
4 IN 1 Face Palettes: These face palettes are such a genius idea. I bought a few of these, they include a highlight, blush, face powder and contour powder. Brilliant for makeup artists to keep in their set bags or to keep in your handbag for a mid-day face touch up.
Fresh Glow Blush + Bronzer: This is a bronzer and blusher duo product which is very cleverly packaged within one compact. The only thing I will warn is that the bronzer does have specs of shimmer but it doesn’t take away from how gorgeous the product quality is, its just worth noting if you’re someone who doesn’t want any shimmer in your bronzer, then this product may not be for you. The blush in each compact is a powder blush yet so beautifully creamy and pigmented, I absolutely love the blushers in this palette, I would even use them as eyeshadows.
Mothership Eye Shadow Palettes: There is a reason Pat Mcgrath has one of the most successful beauty brands in the world and its because she’s one of if not the best makeup artist of our time. She creates products that WORK, and everything in her range falls nothing short of perfection. Her eyeshadow palettes are incredible. The colour payoff is amazing and they’re so shimmery, luxurious and the colors are incredibly unique and perfect to create a really epic eye look. They’re definitely an investment, but worth it if you fancy treating yourself.
Colorfix 24 Hour Cream Colour: These squeezy tubes offer such a unique formula, one that can be used on eyes, cheeks and lips. They come out as a thick cream that you will need to work with pretty quickly, as once they set they lock in place for a fool proof application. We’re talking smudge proof, sweat proof and super long lasting. The colors range from intense vibrant mattes, shimmers and pearls to a great selection of complimentary neutral tones to compliment every skin tone.
Eyeshadow Palettes: These may be the best eyeshadow palettes I have ever bought. Not only is the price range so affordable and the packaging so beautiful, but the pigment of the product may be the best I’ve come across. I could not recommend these enough. The palettes they have available are so versatile and there is something for everyone, whether you want a more neutral palette or a bright and colorful one. These have gone straight into my kit.
My Day One Highlighter & Blush Duos: Seriously pigmented, blends like butter. This is a gorgeous palette, and I think having a palette with a highlighter in becomes a great multi purpose product as it doubles up nicely as an eyeshadow, especially for highlighting the inner corner of the eye.
Invisimatte Blotting Powder: Fenty Beauty By Rihanna really set the standard for shade diversity within mainstream beauty. Invisimatte blotting powder genuinely works on every skin tone, no ashyness, perfect for set bags and on the go touch ups. I especially love this for setting under eye concealer as it’s light as a feather and keeps everything in place beautifully without looking or feeling heavy. Check out my recent video on Youtube to see the products here.
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