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The 5 Make-Up Products That I've Been Loving Lately


I feel like it's been an age since my last beauty post, but to be honest, when it comes to beauty products, and especially make-up products, I stick to what I know works and that's that! With that in mind, I thought I'd share the products that I've found myself reaching for the most over the past couple of months, a little favourites type of post if you will. Some of these products I've actually used for well over a year and have repurchased, whilst others are more recent additions to my make-up drawer, but all of them take top priority spaces in my make-up bag (especially when I travel) so it's safe to say I consider them very good indeed!

PS Brow Sketch Eyebrow Pencil

First up is probably one of my top make-up products ever, and it only costs €2.50. I often get complimented on my eyebrows, which is both a weird but flattering compliment to get, and asked which products I use in them so I'm always delighted to share this little gem. This brow pencil from Penneys is almost identical to the Benefit Precisely My Brow pencil but is only a fraction of the price. It's a super small pencil, so it makes it very easy to give your brows a nice neat shape and fill them in without it looking like you've used a sharpie. I also find the staying power is amazing too and every time I'm in Penneys I'll buy at least two of them because I live in fear of them being discontinued! 

Fuschia Makeup Minx Eyeshadow Palette

I've been lucky enough to travel a good bit this year, and have gotten really good at slimming down my make-up bag considerably to allow for a few more outfits than I need, so palettes like this one from Fuschia Makeup have been so handy. This palette is so compact I can actually fit it in my purse, and it has all of the colours I need, since I only ever do a matte, neutral kind of eye look (to be honest, that's all I can do without looking like I've been playing in my mother's make-up drawer). These shadows are super pigmented and blend really well, so even a total eyeshadow rookie like myself can get on well with them! Fuschia Makeup is also an Irish brand, so not only can you look fab with your pretty eyeshadow, but you're also supporting a local company which I love.

Flormar Terracotta Blush-On in Pink Bronze

This is another make-up product, like the PS Brow Sketch, that I've been using for a few years now and have repurchased it once or twice, so that's how I know the love is real. I actually used to be somewhat scared of blush, since I have naturally red rosy cheeks anyway, but thankfully I realised it gives a bit of life to my face after I've applied my foundation! I find this blusher from Flormar in the shade Pink Bronze is the perfect colour for me when I'm a little paler in the winter. Since it's got a mix of lighter pinks, darker more warm pinks and a bit of gold too, it gives a lovely wash of colour to the face without being too much. 

NARS Climax Mascara

If you follow me on Instagram (if not, come over and say hi), then you might have seen that I was lucky enough to work with NARS in promoting the new Climax Mascara. This is honestly the best mascara I've ever used, and I like to think of myself as a bit of a mascara aficionado so trust me when I say I have tried hundreds! It's lightweight, so you barely feel it on your lashes, but it gives amazing volume and so much length. I've actually had people ask me if I was wearing false lashes when all I was wearing was the Climax Mascara so if that's not a testament to how good it is, then I don't know what is. Another thing I love about it is that it's easy to take off, so there's no scrubbing of your eyes, but at the same time, it lasts all day without any smudging or flaking. 

Too Faced Peach Kiss Lipstick

I've always been a matte lip girl, so much so that I stopped wearing traditional lipsticks and just stuck to matte liquid lipsticks, but these Too Faced Peach Kiss lipsticks have made me fall back in love with creamy, comfortable lip colours! They're part of Too Faced's Peaches & Cream collection so they smell good enough to eat and they're so creamy that they just glide onto your lips, but at the same time they're nice and matte and long wearing. My favourite shades so far have been 'Sex on the Peach', 'He's With Me', 'Disrobed', 'Got Peach?' and 'Chill Pill'.  I described 'Chill Pill' recently on my Instagram story as a nude-y red, which might sound ridiculous but that's exactly what it is, a nice neutral, muted red shade which is perfect for day to day wear as it isn't too in your face if you know what I mean?

So there we have it, the 5 makeup products that have been my go-tos recently and haven't let me down yet! What are your most reached for beauty products? Have you tried any of the ones I've mentioned in this post? 

As always I hope you enjoyed this post, thanks so much for reading! Emer x

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