Over Christmas I went a little crazy and purchased a lot of make-up, I admit I spent a small fortune but it was well deserved and well overdue. I promised I would share my favourites after giving everything a good go so here is my list of must have/cannot live without products! Obviously everything works differently for everyone depending on your skin type etc, I'm not a professional make-up artist or expert beauty blogger - I'm a mum who has a new found interest in makeup and I wanted to share some of the gorgeous products that work for me. 

Top to bottom:

The Balm - Mary-Lou Manizer. This is pretty much the most insane highlighter ever, you don't need much! available at selected Life Pharmacies in NZ. 

Too Faced - Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette. If you love gorgeous peachy pink and bronze tones this ones for you! Plus it smells divine. Available HERE

Nars - Blush in Amour. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the Nars blush shades but I particularly loved the deep peachy pink tone of this one. Available HERE

Hourglass - Femme Nude Lip Stylo in No:2 Honey Beige. As far as lip crayons go this is a firm fave plus I'm a massive fan of nude shades for the lips. The colour is super subtle which I love. Available HERE

Hourglass - Ambient Lighting Palette. Possibly my most favourite product ever, I use it for all over highlighting and bronzing. Available HERE

Too Faced - Better Than Sex Mascara. I feel like this is the one product I need for the rest of my life - hands down the best mascara I have ever tried. If you want to get one thing I have recommended, buy this! Available HERE

Nars - Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder. I have quite oily skin and this is magic! A good setting powder always seems to make your base look 100% more polished. Available HERE 

Mellow Cosmetics - Matte Liquid Lip Paint in Tehran. As far as liquid lip colours go I am obsessed, I rate this over the Kylie Matte Liquid Lipsticks for finish and staying power. Available HERE

Urban Decay - Glide On Eye Pencil. The best eye pencil I have ever used to create a smokey eye, its super pigmented and soft, not ideal if you are wanting a crisp line though. Available HERE

Hourglass - Veil Mineral Primer. This primer is everything, like everything, one of my top three must have products for sure. Available HERE

Lorac - Unzipped Eyeshadow Palette. This is hands down my favourite eyeshadow palette ever, the colours are just so stunning in person and super pigmented! I just realised I didn't open the palette for the pic, click on the link to see the colours. Available HERE 

Nars - Bronzing Powder in Laguna. I really rate the colour of this bronzer, I've had my fair share of bad luck when it comes to purchasing bronzer that just looks orange but this one is perfect for my skin tone! Available HERE

Nars - Sheer Glow Foundation. I have been searching for the perfect liquid foundation that offers good coverage and isn't cakey for longer than I can remember, I found it! Available HERE

Kevyn Aucoin - Precision Brow Pencil. Brows are pretty much my worst nightmare, I feel like I never get them right, I've struggled with a lot of brow products but finally found one that is easier than easy to use! Available HERE

Mellow Cosmetics - Creamy Matte Lipstick in Posh. Available HERE

Mecca - Complexion Perfecting Brush. Available HERE

Urban Decay - Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. The coverage this provides is insane! So so good! Available HERE

So thats my current list of must haves when it comes to all things make-up! I just wanted to note nothing mentioned above was gifted to me, I am very lucky to receive some gorgeous products however my favourites just so happen to be ones that I have purchased. I basically do all of my shopping online and would highly recommend Mecca, 80% of the products I have purchased recently have been from them, super quick delivery, the best brands and wonderful customer service. 
I would love to hear what your go-to make-up products are!



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