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Make Up Must Haves! #BOBBlogChallenge

Hello Dolls! Week 3 of the Best Of Beauty Challenge, WHERE does the time go??!  Hosted by the lovely Samantha from All The Buzz blog >>> HERE <<< Remember to check out #BOBBlogChallenge on twitter, all the beauty bloggers are posting their fav products and top tips… they know what they're talking about I tell ya… 


So… Week 3 is…  *drum roll*  'Makeup Must haves' the essentials that you need to get your face on! Here's mine… 




First up a decent mirror! Mine is from TK Maxx and it was €10… is got 3 'zooms' on it… with the 'extreme close up' magnify bit so you can really scare yourself with the wrinkles… but its ace for when you want to do a perfect wing tip with liquid eyeliner and your hands are a bit shaky! A must… 



Tip… my other cheapy mirror is on my bedroom window.. cause THAT's the light you need to check before you exit the building! THAT's the light people are going to see you in…  Many times I've been all set to go and peeped into this and had to 'fix' things! 






New cult product Garnier Perfect Blur .. this stuff rocks… no matter how rough you feel this will give you a 'glow' and makes the reflection in the mirror about a little easier to deal with.. pop it on over your moisturiser and 10 years younger… well maybe 5 but take what you can eh!? €16 in Boots… 






I know the 'blending brush' police will be out to get me but I love … LOVE… blending sponges… They just work fro me… I've tried brushes and I look like I've had a dodgy streaky tan! Unblended foundation is my pet peeve … I've been know to tut loudly at those jawlines that are tango orange beside a porcelain white neck… this won't happen if you use these properly… plus you've got the mirror remember! blend blend blend… then you can leave the house! The ones on the left I'm currently using are from 'Ur' make up… so far so good… find them >>> HERE <<< easy to use.. fast to clean… and blend like a dream… The others were a find in TK Maxx for €4! 









Know what else you need… a good concealer… there's loads to choose from out there but my fav at the moment is 'Soap 'n' glory Kick Ass Concealer'… it's compact so will fit into the handbag easily… there's two tones of concealer in so you can match your skin perfectly AND its got a translucent 'sealing' powder to set it… the little mirror inside it ace too… no need for a compact mirror if you have this with you… two birds etc…  Get it in Boots for €13 comes in Light and Medium… 




The right color foundation… go get yourself matched!!! KNOW if you're warm or cool skinned… it can make all the difference to how you look… make up is suppose to make you look good.. not plastered or of different ethic origin! nothing worse than seeing a very pretty girl with make up caked on with a different color neck! I'm a bit ranty today aren't I! I'm cool skinned and L'Oreal True Match in C5 is the nearest colour to my skin tone… Like everyone I need to go a little lighter in winter and I mostly a tinted moisturizer in Summer cause I've got quite sallow skin but for those days when I need full make up… having the right color is a must… and this one is the business! Estee Lauder counters do a great skin matching test for those wanting to experiment with tones… their 'Double wear' foundation is excellent benchmark…  





I thought my 'spotty skin' was done once i hit my 20s… my 30s?!? sheesh… how wrong was I!?!?  For those sneaky little zits… here's a concealer with healing properties…  'Neutrogena Skin Clearing Blemish Concealer' comes in 4 shades… it contains Salicylic acid to dry 'em out and states it's a 'management for acne' … Instead of covering a blemish with concealer and making it worse, we've all been there… this will heal as it goes… you only need to put a small amount on the reddest part, one click is the perfect amount… those clever Neutrogena people… then do your foundation… its a great little concealer with healing goodness! Available here for €19… I got mine in New York for $11 so be nice to the American cousins! 



For when it's ALL over… Rimmel Gentle Eye Make Up Remover… this stuff will get rid of EVERYTHING on your peepers… it doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy nor does it sting your eyes… great if you have sensitive eyes or wear contacts… PLUS it's great value, my local pharmacy sells it for €4.30 … I wear black eyeliner A LOT… and nothing has come close to this for removing all the 'debris' from the bags under me eyes! 




Every girl should have a pair of these… Shu Uemura eye lash curlers… I've also invested in the sneaky little ones for the eye lashes at the outer edge of your eyes… you can get them in silver or gold and if you never wear any make up they will open up your baby blues in 10 seconds! I got mine In Brown Thomas, they have a full Shu Uemura stand there, for €25 and the mini ones for those strays at the edge of your eyes were €15 but they're for life! 

So… these are my 'must haves' … laydeez who blogged about Aussie hair masks last week? They're on sale this week in Dunnes for €4! Someones been eavesdropping eh!




26 comments

  1. i love my eye lash curlers too :) Some great picks here x

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    1. Don't they rock!? Game changer they are! x

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  2. I really fancy trying the Soap and Glory concealer, it seems to be quite popular! The Garnier Perfect Blur sounds really interesting too! :) x

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    1. have a peep next time you're in boots! Both are well worth a look! x

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  3. Ugh totally in love with all your picks! Well, apart from the first mirror, seeing myself in that amount of detail would just be frightening lol! Great post lady :) x

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    1. I know.. sometimes I look and wonder "where did that one arrive?!?!' sigh… x

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  4. I've almost bought those curlers so many times, I think this is a sign! I have ancient ones that rip my eyelashes out. Not pretty. I love the look of that Soap & Glory concealer! I'm using Catrice Camouflage cream at the minute & it's really good too. Also been meaning to get the Perfect Blur for a while. Great recs! Love the phone cover too x

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    1. I'm only converting to Catrice now as its leaving some stores! eek! Phone cover a surprise! feels a bit weird though to be honest … x

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  5. I love using blending sponges too, it's the only way I can blend in my concealer and liquid highlighter quickly. These look great, definitely going to keep an eye out in T K Maxx for them :-)

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    1. T K Maxx are great for little finds like that x

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  6. Love the mirror, you really can't beat one that'll show all the nasties up close!

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    1. I'm ust glad no one can see that close in real life! GAWD bless instagram filters! LOL

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  7. The Garnier Perfect Blur has just been added to my wishlist. :)

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  8. I need to get my hands on that Soap & Glory concealer, always hearing so much about it. Great post! :)

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    1. Their make up has come on in leaps and bounds! x

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  9. I got my Shu Uemura eyelash curler in Tokyo last year as I'd heard it was the best in the market but I've still haven't even opened the box. I've always felt intimidated by those curlers since I was a little girl and have never ever used them, silly don't you think?

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    1. Open them immediately! I was wondering about the ape too but they really do curl properly and open up your eyes before you ever add mascara! x

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    2. I'll follow your advice and start using an eyelash curler for the first time at 41 ha ha ha I'm such a late bloomer...

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    3. They can be tricky at first but once you get the hang of them you'll wonder what you did before! LOL

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  10. A mirror.... Now that is something I need, I am stuck sitting in really bad lighting and as you said go into the bathroom then and have a heart attack as to what I really look like so that's a must for the purchasing!! I have heard a good bit about the blur perfect product do you think it would suit me I have an oily t zone? x

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    1. seriously sometimes I look in the daylight one and wonder who did that makeup!?!?! I have an oily T-zone too and it works fab for me x

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  12. Love the sound of the soap and glory concealer! think this will be my next test product! :D also great pic with the mirror! need to get a decent one myself. My sister has one that magnifies on the other side of it but it also has a great light on it that's perfect for putting your make up on! I need that one! :P Brilliant write up! <3

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    1. I think al the Soap and Glory stuff is lush… I'm a bit of a junkie! The mirror is SO necessary if not a little scary up too close! LOL x

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