My Go To Make Up Products At The Moment.

So I used to be the kinda girl who would wear make up every day, even if  I wasn’t going out anywhere. I just could not be seen without the stuff on. Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t a false lash kinda girl, they look great on some people, but they have just never been of any interest to me.

When I fell pregnant I gradually wore less make up even when going to work. Partly because I just couldn’t be bothered and partly because my skin had that lovely pregnancy glow that you get.

Once I had my son I pretty much didn’t bother with the stuff for quite a while…well a couple of months. Then I started wearing a lot more and then once again it’s tapered off. It’s not because I don’t have the time or that I can’t be bothered but more because I feel like I don’t need to wear it on a day-to-day basis at home. I will however make the effort at the weekends to do a full make up look whether it be something natural/colourful or smokey.

I have noticed that lately I keep going to the same products more often than I go to others so I wanted to share with you my go to products that I like to wear. (You can see the Image at the top of the post)

Here’s my list of products I like to use and how much they cost and where I got them from.

  • Max Factor Second Skin foundation in 070 natural – I like to use this one if I want something nice and sheer and if I have a little colour to my skin. £8.55 Amazon
  • Bourjois 123 Perfect foundation in No: 51 Light vanilla – This one I use if I want something with a little more coverage and if I have some uneven skin tone ie dark circles under my eyes….This has been a lot lately due to a teething 1-year-old. £10.99 Boots
  • Collection 2000 lasting perfection Concealer (I don’t know the colour has it has worn off but it’s probably the lightest one). This is a fantastic concealer it lasts all day and isn’t heavy. £4.19 boots
  • Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in 001 Transparent – I’ve used this powder for years now and it really is good, it doesn’t cake up on my face and it does last and it’s really inexpensive. £3.99 Boots
  • Maybelline Great Last Waterproof Mascara in Very Black – Again I have used this product for years now and I love it and it is so buildable without clumping. I’ve tried other mascara’s over the years but I always go back to this one as it never lets me down. £4.99 Boots
  • Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in 65 pink gold – These colour tattoos really do what they say on the lid. I have a total of maybe 6 different colours and they make for fantastic primers to go under eyeshadow and they also help bring out the pigment of the eyeshadow if you’re using a similar colour. £4.99 boots
  • Make up Revolution Redemption Palette in Iconic 3 – This I have had for a couple of months now and this brand make some fantastic products that are really cheap but with great payoff.  This palette is (so I have read online) a fantastic dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I’ve not seen it in person or used the Naked 3 palette so I really can’t comment but there are plenty of reviews online for this palette. £4 Superdrug.
  • Make up Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in Hot Spice – This is a nice collection of blushes and 2 highlights, I tend to reach for this palette when wearing blush because the colour selection in my opinion covers most looks I do. £6 Superdrug
  • Make up Revolution Ultra Professional Eyeshadow Palette in Beyond Flawless – For me this is a great palette like the Redemption palette the eyeshadow’s have fantastic payoff and there is a good mixture of matte and shimmer and a good mixture of light and dark neutrals. £8 Superdrug.

So there you have it my go to make up products. Now I will use other products but these tend to be the ones I grab as there is plenty of choice without rooting around my make up case for 5 minutes trying to find what I want.

Let me know what your go to products are and if you have any time-saving tips you’d like to share with me and the other mummies out there.

As always thanks for reading and until next time


Other people's views

  1. Hannah Budding Smiles says:

    Oooh I love the sound of the tattoo colours, never heard of them. I’m a Benefit addict, I ask for Boots vouchers for every birthday and Christmas then save my points up over the year. Keeps me in a steady supply!xx

    1. Sam says:

      Their amazing they do what they say on the lid….their great on their own or as an eye shadow base/primer. I love them.
      I don’t own any expensive makeup 🙁 I like your Idea of boots vouchers and doing it that way. I’m at the mercy of the husband at the moment (stay at home mum lol my choice tho) lol.

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