I’m often asked what products I love, but sometimes I find it difficult to narrow it down. Obviously as the months and years pass, products do too. My favourites change faster than the weather, but also not so fast. I tend to stick to what I know and love in fear I’ll find nothing better.
However, I wanted to talk about things I’ve loved over the last few years that have helped me up my makeup game. I am in no way saying that I’m some sort of master in the art of makeup, but these have certainly helped with improving my skills. I’ll be covering products, utensils (is that the right word?), and also equipment so I hope this helps!
I couldn’t write a post on products that helped change the game and not mention this product. I have sworn by this bronzer for so long. The Hoola Bronzer is my ride or die contour shade, it simply never fails to define my cheekbones perfectly. After using a couple of different products, like my Collection Sculpt & Highlight palette, then going on to this I’ve never looked back. I couldn’t imagine myself using anything else!
These were the first brushes I ever bought as a set so that I could complete the basic collection. They’re amazing quality, vegan and I love them. They helped me so much when I first started teaching myself how to do makeup. Although, they’re not the cheapest, they also aren’t the most expensive. I think they’re perfect for those who really want to get into makeup and care about what they’re using. I know people that aren’t really fussed about the quality of brushes, but if you are then you’ll love these as much as I do.
You’re probably like “how can a mirror make a difference?”, but believe me when I say it does!! This mirror is amazing and never do my makeup using any other. I have done an entire post about this if you want to read more about it. It’s so clear to see everything I’m doing, and there’s a zoomed side too which is perfect for eyeshadow. The light around it makes everything so clear as it’s the perfect lighting – it’s also really good for selfies! I highly recommend it as, like I said, I can’t use anything else.
This palette has been around for so long and it’s been raved about since for as long as I can remember. It’s one of the first palettes I got when wanting to learn to do makeup because of the hype. I fell in love with it from day one, and still love it just as much today. The amount of different looks I am able to create with it is crazy! The only downside to it is the amount of shimmers, but that’s just personal preference. It’s the perfect palette for those just starting to learn makeup.
This is something that’s quite a new find compared to the others, but I still love it nonetheless. I never thought I’d be using a sponge to apply my foundation this time two years ago, but here I am doing exactly that. I’d always thought that a good ol’ buffer brush was the best way to apply my foundation. However, that all changed when I discovered the Real Techniques Sponge. It makes my foundation look flawless and is so easy to use. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to using a brush again.
There you have it, my top things that helped step up my makeup game. I could mention a few others, but we’d be here for forever and a day so if you’d like a part two then let me know! What are your products or equipment you’d say changed your game? Let me know in the comments, or if you do a post on them send me the link!