My Beauty Essentials


Below I have listed my absolute favourite beauty products and the ones that work best for my skin type. I have included links to the reviews.

Skin type - Normal/Combination
Skin tone - Yellow toned skin usually one or two up from the palest shade
Problems - Slight rosacea on inner cheeks
Hair type - Thick, frizzy and highlighted

Best Cleanser (suitable for all skin types)


Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Other favourites -

Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel - Suitable for all skin types
Karin Herzog Finest Chocolate Cleansing Gel - Suitable for all skin types
Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser - Best budget cleanser
Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm

Best Toners


Boots Traditional Glycerin and Rosewater - Best budget buy
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
Liz Earle Instant Boost Tonic
Avene Eau Thermale Water Spray 

Best Moisturisers

Avene Hydrance Optimale UV Light SPF 20 Protective Hydrating Cream
Yes To Tomatoes Facial Hydrating Lotion
Dr.Hauschka Melissa Day Cream
Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream - Best premium product

Best Night Cream


Karin Herzog Vita-A-Kombi 1

Best Facial Serums 

YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Best Facial Exfoliators/Scrubs/Masks


Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel 
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 
Organic Surge Skin Perfecting Polish (Suitable for all skin types)
Glamglow Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask

Best Primers


Clarins Beauty Flash Balm - Amazing Skin Brightener - This is my all-time favourite primer
Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer - The Rolls Royce of primers
17 Photo Flawless Primer - Best budget buy

Special Mentions

Korres Colour Organic Face Primer
Benefit 'That Gal' Primer 

Best BB Creams

GINVERA Green Tea Nude Cover BB cream - Best Overall
Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Make Up - Best High End Buy
Rimmel London BB Cream Matte - Best Budget Buy

Best CC Cream

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

Best Eye Primer


Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer - Creates an excellent neutral base for eye shadow and keeps it in place for hours

Best Concealers


Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer  - Best for under eye shadows
Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer - Best all round concealer

Best Foundations

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation - Best for coverage and long lasting, my No1 foundation
DiorSkin Forever Fluid Foundation
YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation
Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Foundation
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Foundation

Best Drugstore Foundation

Boots No7 Stay Perfect Liquid Foundation  - Best everyday foundation

Other foundations I can highly recommend

Clinique Anti Redness Solutions Makeup SPF15 - Best for concealing redness

Best Tinted Moisturiser

Madara Decoface Tinting Fluid

Best Waterproof Mascara


Rimmel 100% Waterproof Mascara - Best budget buy
Lancome L'Extreme Waterproof Mascara

Best Mascaras


Benefit They're Real Mascara - For wow lashes
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara - Great Budget Mascara
Clinique High Impact Mascara 
Max Factor Clump Defy Volumising Mascara 

Best Bronzer


BURBERRY Warm Glow Natural Bronzer in Summer Glow 04

Best Blusher


Nars Deep Throat 

Best Powder Highlighter 

Mac Semi Precious Rose Quartz  MSF

Best Cream Highlighter

Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter

Best Bath/Shower Product


L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil

Best Body Scrubs


Champneys Watermint Body Scrub
Elemis Tranquil Touch Body Polish

Best Body Moisturisers


L'Occitane Almond Firming and Beautifying Milk Veil
Bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter

Best Hand Cream

Nuxe Reve De Miel Hand and Nail Cream

Best Foot Cream

L'Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream

Signature Scents 


By Day - PureDKNY
By Night - Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

Other Favourite Perfumes 

Calvin Klein Reveal Eau De Parfum
Roberto Cavalli Eau De Parfum
Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau De Parfum
Givenchy Ange ou Demon Le Secret
Si Giorgio Armani 

Disclaimer - This page will evolve over time and be subject to change as I discover new products so don't forget to keep popping back.

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