So I don’t have as big a make up collection as I would like but I will go through the best products I have used so far.
Lancomé Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation & Bare minerals HD Foundation
These are the best foundations I have ever used on my skin. The colours are just right and they blend very naturally with my own skin.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation is my personal favourite foundation. When applied, it feels velvety when on the skin. It is moisturising, highly defining and best of all, it looks natural. I don’t know much about the technicalities behind choosing a foundation for the skin but Lancomé has definitely worked for me. Another thing I loved about Lancomé foundation is the durability. It lasts all day and does not budge. It is a bit on the high side cost-wise but definitely worth it.
I used to think MAC was the best foundation but when I started experimenting with other foundations, it is not even in my top 3 anymore.
Definitely a close second to Lancome. It also blends well with my skin but since it is a mineral foundation, it gives the skin the ability to breath and does not completely block the pores. This basically means it is almost like your daily moisturiser with a bit of colour. My skin loves Bare Minerals BarePro Liquid foundation.
This is a brand that was made specifically for people of colour. Their contour sticks come in 6 shades. I recommended that you choose one where the highlight colour is one shade lighter than your skin tone and the contour colour is one shade darker than your skin tone. Highlighting and contouring has never been easier.
If you are an eyeliner kinda girl, throw away ALL your eyeliners as I am about to introduce you to the BEST eyeliner in the world. This eyeliner is jet black so it enhances even the darkest of skin tones so beautifully. It stays on all day no matter what you do. In fact, you will need to purchase the Inglot Duraline in order to remove any mistakes you make during application as it does not budge without it.
It costs €16 which is a bit steep but I have had mine for a year now and it is not even down to a quarter. I reckon it will last me a good long while.
TinyTip1: when applying, use Inglot Duraline with eyeliner to make it even blacker.
Tinytip2: if you don’t have an eyeliner application brush and don’t want to buy one you can use the applicator from a liquid liner. It works perfectly and keeps the tip moisturised.
OH MY GOODNESS GIRLS, this is the best product ever invented, especially for the working woman or mother that has no time to spend 20 minutes in the mirror just doing her eyebrows. Application is easy and takes all of a minute or two. When you are done with the rest of the face, or with dressing up and you are ready to get out the door, peel it off and VOILA! You have your perfect eyebrows. I normally highlight with a concealer to give the brows some definition but you don’t need to.
Those that have been wondering why I have been on time since this year began, I have this product to thank. I save 20 minutes of precious getting ready time. Yay!
So let’s talk numbers. It cost me €12 for this product which I don’t think is bad for a product that basically saved my life. (DRAMATIC MUCH?)
Last but not least is M.A.C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour
With lips as big as mine, I cannot wear light coloured lipsticks- I haven’t yet quite learnt how to. So it’s always dark colours for me but they have to be highly pigmented in order for my lips not to look like a bad Kylie Jenner job.
So there you go friends, my holygrail products that are yet to fail me as a human being. I hope this post has given you some inspiration on what to put in your next makeup shopping list.
If you have used any of these products, do tell me if they have worked for you or not.
Also, if you have a holygrail, I would like to hear from you. My makeup collection is still very small and has room to grow.
Until next time, call me Boujee