Wednesday 21 March 2018

The Makeup Repeaters

Like I mentioned in this post, I try a lot of beauty products. So if I go back and use a product more than once, or even regularly, you know it's good. 

In this post I'm rounding up all of the makeup essentials that make an appearance in my beauty routine on the reg. 

Read on to find out which ones made the cut... 

By Terry Terrybly Densilliss Concealer

The By Terry Terribly Densilliss Concealer, £44 is the best concealer I have ever tried. I'm not one to wear foundation every day as I find it too heavy on my skin, but this dotted over the places I needed and blended out works a dream. It's creamy and blends in with my skin perfectly leaving a light but perfected looking base. I adore this and cannot imagine not having it in my life. My every day base. 


I never used to fully understand the hype of a beautyblender, £18 (including their incredible blenderbleanser solid for cleaning your blenders and brushes) until very recently. I was always using it dry so naturally always preferred a buffing brush, but since I have given it a go wet, it has changed my life. Run it under the tap for a minute before you use it until it expands and use to blend in your base. I use mine with the By Terry concealer and the results are flawless. 

By Terry Terrybly Densillis Compact 

I have been using the By Terry Terribly Densillis Compact, £66 for a long ol' while now as I just haven't tried anything else that compares. After my concealer, I swirl a kabuki brush into this and brush across my skin. It gives a slight tint of colour which evens out any redness and keeps my concealer in place. It makes my skin feel so soft which makes it the perfect addition to your barely there makeup look. Great for no makeup makeup but also incredible if you're putting together something a bit more powerful. A great all-rounder. 

Clarins Bronzing and Brush Compact

Every year Clarins brings out one of these beautiful compacts so unfortunately it's not available to purchase at the moment, but with summer round the corner this is definitely one to keep an eye out for. It is a stunning compact featuring shades to bronze the skin and add a pop of colour to the cheeks. They are designed to look beautiful with a tan, but not to worry if you're fair like me, they give you an incredible sun glow look. I have used the past two years compacts so much and cannot wait to see what they release this year. Bring on the sun! 

By Terry Compact Expert Dual Powder in Apricot Glow

OMG is all I have to say about this one. This powder is just incredible. I use this shade in the beautiful By Terry Compact Expert Dual Powder, £38 as a blush/highlight as it just gives my skin life. It's subtle, but can be built up for more impact and is an essential in my every day beauty routine. I often layer this with other products but if I don't use it, I definitely notice the difference. One to stock up on and a great skin saver if you've got a hangover. 

Illamasqua Beyond Wow Powder in OMG 

If you are looking for a powerful highlight, you need this in your life. The Illamasqua Beyond Wow Powder in OMG, £34 seriously gives you that Instagram highlight. A little of this goes a long way, but build it up for more of an impact. I haven't found a highlighter that delivers quite like this one does - can you tell I'm obsessed? 

Glossier Boy Brow

Hello Glossier! Everything I have tried from the range has blown me away as it is all just so 'me'. The Glossier Boy Brow, £14 is my every day eyebrow product. It's a quick brow fix that thickens, fills in and grooms the look of the brow. It doesn't flake and it stays in place all day long. I like my brows to look undone, and this is the perfect product for that. 

Urbay Decay Naked Heat Palette

This is literally me in an eyeshadow palette. I am obsessed with warm tones around the eyes and this eyeshadow palette features just that. The Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, £39.50 features 12 gorgeous mattes and shimmers in a mixture of warm tones, burnt oranges and deep reds which look great on all skin tones. I have used Urban Decay Naked palettes for as long as I remember, I mean I'm sure if you scrolled back through the years you'd see several appearances from them all - they're really that good, but this one has to be my favourite of the lot. They blend in perfectly, and give me the perfect pop of colour in the eye area that I have grown to love. I'm all about simple makeup at the moment, but this gives it a very slight edge and I love that. 

Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara 

Now this is more of an honorary mention as it's the newest product in my collection, but even though I wasn't sure at first, I keep going back to the Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara, £21.50. This mascara seriously makes an impact. A little goes a long way, so apply lightly but if you want long, voluminous lashes you should definitely give this one a go. It's quite wet so can be easy to make a bit of a mess but if you apply with a light hand, you'll reap all of the benefits. Persevere with this one, it's really worth it. 

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara

Now I know, it feels like it's kind of cheating to have two mascara's in this post, but I couldn't not mention both of them. The Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara, £22 has been my go-to mascara for the past 8 months. Since the first time I tried it, I have been hooked. This is a little easier to apply than the Benefit one which is why I am currently using them on rotation, but gives just as good impact. If you're looking for voluminous lashes, you need to give this one a go - plus the packaging is beautiful! 

Laura Geller Lipstick in Lavender

I am obsessed with a nude, creamy lip at the moment. Essentially a 'your lips but better' shade that is very low maintenance. I'm super busy in the day so like to make sure if I forget to top up my lipstick, that's okay. This lipstick is creamy and is essentially my perfect lip shade at the moment. I have tried to find a link for this but I can't seem to find one  - I think perhaps it may have been in a gift set but take a look at the other Laura Geller lipsticks as if this one is anything to go by, I'm sure it won't disappoint. 

Glossier Birthday Balm Dot Com 

I actually never thought this lip balm would be my cup of tea. I usually steer clear of anything too sweet and the idea of glitter on the lips (unless I'm at a festival) was a massive no no. But after giving the Glossier Birthday Balm Dot Com, £10 beauty a go, I have done a complete 180 and changed my mind. This lip balm is gorgeous. If you're looking to add a little something something to the lips without adding a pop of colour, this is perfect. If I'm choosing not to wear lipstick, then this will be my go-to. It hydrates the lips, smells incredible and gives my look life. It's also great when worn on top of a lip tint like my favourite at the moment, the Benefit Lollitint, £25.50. 

What products always make a return in your makeup bag? Let me know! 

Lorna x

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