Saturday 24 September 2016

Five Brands I Gravitate Towards

As a beauty blogger, I have the best excuse to try out a wide variety of products from a range of brands I wouldn't usually opt for. Lusting after new products is something I do on a regular basis, however there are a handful of brands I always gravitate towards. 

First up is NYX and this is currently my favourite budget brand. From concealer to lipstick, I could have a whole makeup routine made up of just NYX products and I would be very happy with the outcome. If you can only buy one thing it would have to be the Soft Matte Lip Creams as the nudes and berry hues are perfect for the current season. The HD Concealer is also top of my list and one that I have re-purhcased many times now due to it's lightweight, yet high coverage formula that covers and conceals all of my imperfections. 

I never thought that a nail polish brand would make my line up, but when looking through my makeup collection I noticed that Essie was the brand that stood out the most. With a long lasting formula and easy to use applicator, these are great for those who are starting to build a nail varnish collection. It can be easy to spend hours in boots down the Essie aisle looking at the wide range of shades they've got on offer. Their glitters are what I always reach for, Tassel Shaker, Sequin Stash and Summit Of Style are three of my favourites. 

When it comes to simple skincare that does the trick, no one does it better than Kiehl's. Their Ultra Facial Cream* has been featured on my blog many times before and for a very good reason too. The lightweight moisturiser works to hydrate and deliver supple feeling skin. To compliment, I often layer it with the Creamy Avocado Eye Cream and Daily Reviving Concentrate* especially during the colder season. 

My go-to brand at the moment has got to be Nars, I am forever lusting after the new ranges or old favourites to fill up my makeup bag with. I am currently smitten with the Rigel Dual Eyeshadow, a dreamy champagne shade that highlights the inner corners and can be used all over the lid too. The Velvet Matte Skin TintCopacabana Highlighter and Dual Intensity Fervor Blusher are just a few of my must haves that I believe everyone needs to have swatch or a play with. 

When I think of Autumn and Winter, my mind instantly wanders to Lush and their Halloween and Christmas collections. Whenever my skin is feeling problematic or sensitive, I always gravitate towards them to sort me out. Their shower gels, bubble bars and bath bombs are always scattered around my bathroom ready for a relaxing pamper evening. 

A few brands that I gravitate towards, but didn't make the line up were Hourglass and Charlotte Tilbury, two luxe brands that continuously create dreamy products. 

What are your go-to brands? 

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