Whether you have used isolation to let you skin breathe and recover, hone in on your makeup artistry skills or experiment with different products, it’s fair to say lockdown has provided us with the ideal time to perfect our beauty regimes.
So, what are the products we should all be purchasing? Here’s our list of the top 10 beauty must-haves for the ultimate makeup kit.
Your primer will set the scene for the rest of your makeup and is an absolute essential! Whether you want to blur your pores, hydrate your skin or reduce redness, the right primer is out there for you. Laura Mercier offers a large range of primers for all different skin types.
You could argue this is the most essential product in your makeup bag, therefore it is important to do your research and find the best foundation for you. Fenty Beauty is a frontrunner for the best foundations out there, offering products for all skin types and colours with flawless finishes.
If you’ve invested in a slightly more expensive primer and foundation, you can cheap out on the concealer! Revolution and Elf sell amazingly affordable products to conceal those dark circles, hide imperfections and cover spots.
Translucent powder –
Whether you apply generously to bake or use a sprinkling in oily areas, translucent powder is an essential when it comes to finishing your look. Laura Mercier’s invisible powder is a a cult classic for a reason, however for those who want to spend a little less money, talcum powder is a cheaper alternative!
An absolute vital product when it comes to sharpening those cheekbones and giving yourself a summer glow. Rimmel has some great bronzers that will hide the fact none of us have seen the sun in a while! For darker skin tones, check out Fenty’s ‘sun stalk’r’.
Eyebrow gel –
For the perfect eyebrow that will last all day, gel is crucial. Morphe has a great brow gel, but for those on a budget an old mascara wand and a bit of hairspray does the trick.
Setting spray –
The ultimate look is not finished until it is set. Whether you want an all day glow or to mattify your skin, setting spray will set the tone for the rest of the day, so choose wisely. NYX has an amazing range of sprays for you to sink your teeth into.
One of the most simple but effective steps in your beauty regime, Becca Cosmetics has an amazing range of highlighters to bring your whole look to life and an energetic pop to your face.
Eyelash Curlers –
Investing in some great eyelash curlers enables you to cheap out on the Mascara. Tweezerman’s Classic Curler is the crème de la crème of curlers. Blast the curlers for 30 seconds with your hair dryer before using to get the perfect curl, being careful not to burn yourself.
Beauty Blenders –
Applicators are just as important as the products themselves. Applying your face makeup with beauty blenders gives your skin a more flawless, natural look. Real Techniques boasts a range of affordable sponges in a variety of different shapes and sizes.
By Chloe Weaver