I have a few posts floating around with various hair and face products and I have had a few questions from you guys asking what my favourite this or that is. I thought I would compile a list here! This list may change in a few months as I am always experimenting with new products!
I am not sponsored at all in this post so all the items are things I have genuinely tried and tested and fallen in love with. However, all the links to the products provided are Amazon affiliate links, meaning that if you buy an item using my link then Amazon helps to support my blog so I can keep writing! So if you like any of the products and fancy supporting the blog, please use the links I provide (the pictures are the links) as I would really appreciate it!
Favourite Shampoo: Fanola No Yellow Shampoo £8.64
I have recently dyed my hair blonde and so was trying to find the best purple shampoo to keep brassiness out of my hair. After hours of research and trying sooo many products, I have to say this is an absolute game changer! It is cheap, lasts you for ages, and is so potent! You only need a tiny amount to cover your whole head, leave in for 5 mins, and your hair is fantastically bright and ashy with no drying!
Conditioner: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moisture Deep Treatment Conditioner, £7.76
Wow, that was a mouthful! Any of the conditioners from Aussie work amazingly well at keeping hair strong and shiny, but this is just my personal favourite. It also keeps my hair smelling good all day!
Hair Mask: Bleach London Reincarnation Mask, £6.00
Oh my god. Guys, this is genuinely the best hair mask I have ever used- and trust me when I say I have tried to many of them. I have always been a fan of Bleach London products as they are cheap, good quality, and smell of parma violets! Leave this mask in for 15 mins while you have a bath or whatever, and then wash it out and it will leave your hair soooo soft and shiny and gorgeous. I literally can’t stop raving about this mask and have recommended it to all of my friends.
Leave-in Conditioner: Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Leave-In Conditioner, £4.99
Although my shampoo, conditioner and hair masks are fantastic at doing their jobs, you can never be too safe! This leave-in conditioner is so cheap and smells so yummy, as well as giving my hair a glossy shine! What more could you want?
Body Moisturiser: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Cream, £9.07
The second time Palmer has made the list! And for good reason. This is a classic go-to moisturiser. It is so rich and creamy and leaves you with a lovely healthy glow. I genuinely never get dry skin on my body and it is 100% because of this fabulous cream!
Face Moisturiser: Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturiser, £6.65
I have the oiliest, most acne-prone skin ever. Yet, even when you have acne, you still gotta moisturise! I have used this particular moisturiser for probably around 5 years as it is the only one that does not break me out, yet does actually do the job of moisturising! Absolute must-have for my oily ladies out there!
Cleanser: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, £5.00
If you saw my update post on my skin you will see this product featured. Again, due to years of acne I have tried countless products to help get rid of it. I have to say that this is the very best one that actually works and does not dry me out!
Face Mask: Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Creme Cleanser Moisturising Mask, £23.50
Now I know this one is a little expensive, but if you can fork out then absolutely do! I use this mask every other night and it has been the biggest help in improving my skin. My skin is so soft, less textured with horrible little spots, and is starting to heal the acne scars I have. Genuinely such a fantastic product for my acne-sufferers out there!
Primer: Mac Prep + Prime Refined Zone, £23.34
How many times can I point out in one post that I have oily skin lmao? I have to fork out a little bit for my primer as due to my skin I find that drugstore primers either do not work at all or completely clog my pores up and cause breakouts! However, this product does last you a good few months so it is worth it in the end! Goes on clear and super smooth, and dries really quickly. Helps make my makeup last around 5 more hours than if I didn’t have any primer on!
Foundation: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15, £42.42
Okay this seems expensive but it is cheaper than buying it in store! I was never a Bobbi Brown girl until I received a gift voucher for their store. I am soooo glad I tried this! So silky, not too cakey and lasts for so long even on my oily-ass skin!
Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer, £4.85
Now, ya girl is more than happy to wear just concealer with no foundation most days, and I am also more than happy to use a cheapy concealer if it does the job. And honestly this Maybelline concealer does just that! It has a really wide shade range and is pretty long lasting. And for less than a fiver, who can say no?
Setting Powder: Maybelline Master Fixer Powder, £7.28
I used to use a pressed powder like most people to set my makeup, and then only bake with loose powder when I had a special occasion etc. yet day to day my skin would still come up shiny and it was so annoying! However, I learnt from a Tana Mongeau of all people that if you just apply loose powder to your face like a pressed powder and just kept blending it in, it could look natural and keeps your makeup in tact for longer. I have not gone back. My skin has never looked so smooth and soft and airbrushed! Now, it suits me as I am rather pale, but I do not know how well setting powder blends in on darker shades, so I would love to hear your advice or feedback below!
Foundation Brush: Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Make-Up Sponge with Travel Case, £6.99
Don’t even try to pretend that a foundation brush comes close to a damp make-up sponge. I converted a few years ago and never looked back. My makeup has never looked so airbrushed, smooth and silky. I will fight anyone who tries to come near me with an actual foundation brush. I recommend buying the sponge with the case as it is better to keep in your make-up bag as it is more sanitary, but that’s just my opinion!
Contour: Kiko Milano Sculpting Touch Creamy Contour Stick, £9.90
I never really agreed with contour powder as I found sticks more precise and easier to blend in (using a make-up sponge!) Your contour stick does not have to be the most expensive as honestly pretty much all of them stay on pretty well. I like this one in particular as it has a bit of a warmth to it and blends out so nicely.
Eyeshadow Palette: Lime Crime Venus XL Palette, £60.10
Choosing my favourite eyeshadow palette was probably the hardest thing on the list as I love all of mine! But I have to say that this one has the best pigmentation, blends out easily, and has the most beautiful pinky shades! I got this palette when it was on sale for about £38 which was a steal, and genuinely worth every penny!
Mascara: Benefit Roller Lash, £22.99
Benefit is a brand that always brings out the best products, and absolutely dominate the eyelash and eyebrow market. Roller Lash is a favourite not just with me but amongst so many of my friends. It has a smooth formula that does not get lumpy, and makes your lashes look so lovely and long! The bottle lasts you a good few months.
Eyebrow Gel:Benefit Gimmie Brow + Volumising Fiber Gel, £17.99
This is probably one of my most used items on this entire list. I have been using this and exclusively this product for around 3 years on my brows and I always get such great compliments. It colours your eyebrows, keeps them perfectly in place all day, and the little bottle will last you for ages! 100% recommend!
Eyeliner: L’Oreal Paris Superliner Perfect Slim Eyeliner, £4.85
I have always been a fan of those kind of felt tip pen eyeliners. I think they are the easiest to use and I have never had a problem with any drugstore eyeliner! I always use black (despite having green eyes and always being recommended to wear brown) because I love the classic yet dramatic look. This one goes on easily, is easy to fix any mistakes with a damp cotton bud, and stays on all day!
Highlighter: Mac Mineralise Skin Finish Highlighter, £30.56
This is the most shimmery beautiful highlighter that is super pigmented and lasts all day. It blinds anyone that looks at it. Enough said.
Lip Balm: Vaseline Lip Therapy Aloe Vera, £1.65
A classic. I have actually managed to completely finish a few vaseline tubs in my life, that is a sign of commitment. I am massively into having smooth silky lips and although there are plenty of fancy expensive ones on the market, you really can’t beat vaseline.
Lipstick: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm, £14.99
I love a chubby stick. They are easy to apply, super moisturising and Clinique’s ones have such lovely colours. They do not get on your teeth or transfer easily to other surfaces, so I would absolutely recommend for those who are a bit like me and cannot be bothered with lip liner etc.
Right, I suppose that is it for now! Just wanted to share my favourite of each major beauty item. Let me know down below what you think of my list, and what are your favourite products? I’d love to hear as I am always experimenting and trying new products!
Love from Evie x