The Beauty Hero Rules:
1. I have to have used the item for over six months
2. The item must have been re-purchased at least once
So, I thought I would share with you some of the products that I readily recommend to family and friends. Firstly though, I wanted to set out some rules. The first rule comes about as a result of reading beauty blogs that rave about a new product and then the next week it's some other wonder product and after a week of the old 'must have' they're not so convinced it was ever that great! Annoying. Furthermore, all of these products are ones that have been tested over months (sometimes years) and have been repurchased at least once. You'll notice some obvious basics (such as mascara or moisturiser) are absent, that's because I've yet to find the 'Holy Grail' of such products so generally I flit from one brand to the next, hoping to find the elusive perfect product for me.
I'm going to do a full post on my favourite colours over the next couple of weeks, but when I want a new lippie I generaly head straight for MAC. They have a massive range of colours/ finishes and are pretty resilient: I have a ton and have use them daily, they've never dried up/ changed consistency (even after a few years) and only one has ever snapped on me. Top tip: if you're getting products costing over £25 from MAC you can book a free make over (more about that in my MAC lippies post, coming soon).
Okay, so this isn't at all glamorous but neither is sweaty pits! This is a couple of quid and I can hand on heart say I've never ever had a damp pit or nasty pit whiff when wearing this stuff. I'm sure it's full of chemicals but it does what it says on the label and I've been a devotee of this stuff for a good few years now. It's the only deodorant I've found that allows me to dance the night away and not smell even by the next lunch time! Genius.
L'Oreal Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer
There's probably no way of following on from the last product without making myself sound like a right sweaty beast but hey ho! I went through a bit of a quest to find a primer that delivered what it promised but to no avail. Then, one day I was in Boots and came across this little pot of magic for just over £10. Use a tiny amount (think half a pea) and apply it to your nose, forehead and chin; I avoid applying it anywhere else as I like to have a natural look and let some shine come through on my cheeks. You need to make sure you gently blend it with your fingers otherwise you can end up with white streaks as it isn't fully transparent until blended. I've yet to find another primer that comes close to this and it makes a HUGE difference if I forget to apply it before my morning slap. Defo another beauty hero (though probably only for oliy/ combination skin).
Would love to hear about some of the beauty heroes that save you on a regular basis.xxx