My Top 3 Make up products.

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Disclaimer; This is not and AD or paid post, all opinions are my own and all the the products mentioned in this post are products I use everyday and paid for myself.

Welcome back to my The Friday Blog!

If you read lasts weeks post you will be aware that I am a huge lover of make-up.  I have been wearing make-up since the age of 11 or 12,  but back then It was all just about following the crowd and wanting to feel like I was fitting in, I didn’t really take notice of the quality of the make-up nor was I too bothered about skin prep or even skin care.

20 odd Years later and it’s all changed.

Why I wear make-up

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  • I have worn makeup for so long now that I don’t really feel like myself without it.
  • Refusing to apply and remove makeup properly when I was younger, I believe has left my skin not looking to great, which leaves me feeling self-conscious and like I need to cover it up.
  • I just love make-up.
  • I love testing and trying out new products.
  • I love how it makes me feel when I wear it.
  • It helps gives me the confidence I lack.
  • It’s another creative outlet.

I’m always testing and trying out new products, and really try to find the products that work best and are as kind to my skin as possible.  

So, Let’s get in to the post and take a look at my top 3 Products at the moment….

IT Cosmetics your skin but better CC+ Cream

I love how full coverage this CC Cream is and how flawless it leaves my skin, without feeling heavy like other full coverage foundations sometimes do. The other benefits to using this CC Cream is that it also doubles up as a moisturizer, anti-aging serum, concealer, foundation and a sun cream with an impressive SPF 50.

This CC cream is just perfect if you are looking to reduce the number of products you use on your face or if you’re simply looking to travel a little lighter, as it is far more than just a CC Cream.

This product retails at £32, I personally feel this is a fair price and definitely value for money.

Laura Mercier Translucent loose setting powder

A decent translucent setting powder is something I have been on the lookout for, for quite some time now.  I have combination skin that is more on the oily side, so finding a setting powder that works is so important especially if you want your makeup to last.

This setting powder is definitely the best I’ve tried and to be honest I can’t see myself ever changing it now. It certainly lives up to the expectation I had going in.  I would highly recommend it for anyone that needs to keep their makeup from sliding off their face or going patchy, it really does keep’s the oily skin at bay.

This product retails at £32.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

My eyebrows are naturally very fair and also very sparce from years of over plucking them.

Eyebrows frame the face and I feel really finish off the makeup look, so finding one that really works for you is important. I have tried quite a few pencils but Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow wiz definitely comes out on top, it’s really easy application and does a great job of filing in the gaps whilst still looking very natural. It also lasts a long time as the product doesn’t require lots of applications to fill those gaps!

This product retails at £23

Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed my first Makeup review!

Q. Do you have any suggestions of makeup products that are great for oily/combination skin?

Q. What are your Favourite makeup products at the moment?

Q. Have you tried any of the products I’ve mentioned in this post? If so, what did you think?

Published by A Work In Progress

My name is Natalie, I am a 30 something year old wife and mum of two children and one cheeky dachshund called Winston. I am a Mental Health Blogger and aspiring motivational speaker. It was May of 2019 that I decided to set up my website A Work in Progress, to create a blog based primarily on the subject of Mental Health. I chose to call myself and my website A work in Progress because after so many years of trying to seek perfection, living with extreme Anxiety and Depression has really helped me to realise that the something I was looking for simply didn’t exist. No one is perfect nor will they ever be, we continuously evolve and grow through the different experiences we have and the hurdles we encounter, thus making perfect versions of exactly who we are at that time in our lives. The intention with my blog is to inspire other’s and help them through the tough times, whilst drawing awareness to a subject that still does not get enough attention. Over the last few years I myself have struggled with Mental Health illnesses, specifically Anxiety and Depression. I first began writing as a way of helping myself to deal with my illness. It allowed me to express how I felt in detail and in turn allowed me to process my thoughts and figure out how best to manage and deal with them. I hope to spread a little more kindness into a world that doesn’t always feel very kind. I believe it is so important to recognise the colossal impact kind words can have and remove the perception that we should aspire to be like someone else rather than be happy with who we are. I want to share my experiences with others, to show that although tough and a journey that takes time, it is possible to reach the lowest point in your life and come out the other side.

4 thoughts on “My Top 3 Make up products.

  1. I don’t do a lot of make-up on a daily basis – just kohl and lipstick. Currently obsessing over NYX’s lip lingerie in the shade “exotic”. I rediscovered this lippie while cleaning my make-up out.

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