I’m always someone that fears my favourite products will get discontinued and I guess this will inevitably happen one day however I always like to have a backup of the following products just in case I run out. They’re my fail safe products that always work for me!
Bourjois Healthy Balance Serum
Shade I Wear: 52 Vanille
This is my staple ‘good skin day’ foundation. It’s light in texture and super easy to apply with a brush or with fingers. I use it like a tinted moisturiser as it gives me a sheer, dewy coverage.
Gosh Natural Blusher
Shade I Wear: Rose Whisper
Having used MAC’s Tenderling for a year or two as my ultimate favourite I came across this super budget friendly version that’s pretty much an exact dupe. It has the same beautiful texture and the same light rosy toned colour that looks great on fair skin and looks brilliant with any eye or lip look.
Shade I Wear: Natural Bronze
This bronzer again is one that I stumbled across by accident. I’d run out of my Benefit Hoola Bronzer and it was the end of the month and I was feeling a little strapped for cash. I ran into my local Superdrug and tried to find the most muted tone matte bronzer. I came across this little baby and I’ve never looked back! It’s one that I always have at least two in my back up pile as I genuinely fear the day Gosh don’t sell it anymore!
Revlon Colourstay Foundation
Shade I Wear: Buff
This is the foundation I return to when I feel all is lost. If everything else makes me break out, too oily, too dry etc. I know that the hydrating version of this super easy to blend foundation will bring me back to normality. It’s a medium coverage foundation that blends really nicely with a buffing brush.
Maybelline FIT ME Powder
Shade I wear: 115
This is my day to day powder that never fails me. It nicely matifies without looking cakey yet sets my makeup nicely and prevents me from looking oily too early on in the day.
Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector
Shade I Wear: Rosewood Shimmer
I know these have had rave reviews so I won’t bore you with my love of them but the Instant Light Lip Perfectors are a comfortable balmy texture that look great over lipstick or on their own for a natural sheen. For me they’re dotted around various handbags and look great with a little tinted moisturiser and mascara for a ‘just popping to the shops’ easy makeup.
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation
Shade I Wear: 7.5
This is a heavy duty foundation that’s my ‘go-to’ for nights out. I always have a backup as I often get them from ASOS when they’re running a discount code. As it’s one of the more expensive foundations in my collection I like to have at least one tube as a backup as not only do I wear it alone I also mix it with my dewier foundations to give them longer wear time.