Everyone does monthly favourites, weekly favourites, but how about the stuff that you keep on going back to time and time again? These are my favourite products that I can’t live without. I haven’t been able to find good substitutes in Singapore for them and I feel like they’re the best products I don’t mind going to the store again and again for them! Let’s start shall we?
#1 Daiso Sponge Detergent:
Getting a good brush cleaner is absolutely essential to making sure you have perfect make-up every time. Clumpy foundation on a dirty brush leaves you with streaks. I don’t know about you, but I remember how hard it was getting foundation off my brush – it just wouldn’t melt off with your standard counter brush cleaners. Now introducing you the Daiso sponge detergent! It’s 2 dollars and it’s all you need. Seriously, all you need. Foundation just bows down to the stuff and melts right off leaving your brushes looking absolutely clean and new! It’s the only brush cleaner I use and will use. How can you beat 2 bucks right?
#2 Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
You might think there’s no difference in finding a great eyelash curler, but you need to try the Shu Uemura Eyelash curler. I’ve tried a many curlers, but nothing else curls your lashes at the same angle and at the same time. It’s a complete curl that’s really hard to find.
Back when I started make-up, I was in search of a good eyelash curler. I simply typed “the best eyelash curler” and it came up with forum upon forum with one answer – the Shu Umeura Eyelash Curler. It’s a worthy investment at just thirty sum dollars. It’s one of those must-have vanity and makeup kit basics – like having a pair of jeans!
#3 Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick – Finale
If you’re looking for a lipstick that does not budge or move throughout the day, then you need to get this. It literally dries on your lips and even when you drink water on a glass, it does not leave a lipstick mark at all! If you’re a vain pot, try kissing your hand and you’ll see that absolutely nothing transfers. It is amazing.
However a lot of people dismiss this lipstick for being clumpy or dry and it’s because you’ve layered the lipstick too much. So make sure you do two swipes back and forth or “coats” only and leave it to dry. Don’t purse your lips or move your lips too much in this period of time, but just like nail polish, when it’s dry, you can do whatever you want. It goes on super smooth but can feel drying later on. I guess it’s the price you pay for lip color that won’t budge. I usually wear this when I have a big event and I don’t want my make-up to move the whole day. It does the job.
#4 Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Daily contouring is a must-do for me and it’s made really easy with the right bronzer. Some bronzers can be really orange or too glittery but I’ve found the perfect one and that is the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. It’s a matte bronzer that has a shadow to it so it is absolutely perfect for daily contouring. I love the texture of the powder too because it’s super smooth.
Just take some on your contouring brush and sweep onto the hollows of your cheek, temple and jaw line for a slimmer face. Take a small blending brush to contour your nose and run it along the sides of your nose. It’s the perfect shade of brown!
#5 M.A.C Technakohl Liner – Graphblack
I’ve sifted through the liners at your local Watsons and Guardian and I still can’t find a worthy liner for my waterline and tightline. There’s always something wrong with it and I find myself returning to the MAC Technakohl liner because it doesn’t move or slide as much as the other eyeliners I’ve tried.
Finding a good pencil liner is important to me because I’m always lining my tight line and water line so I have to make sure that it won’t make me look like Mr. Panda during the day. I love this liner because it’s the right hardness that can draw smooth lines, great black pigment and it’s automatic so I never have to sharpen it. It’s just easy.
#6 Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation
This is my all time favourite foundation. It’s hard to say that because I never knew I would make that statement someday but here it is. When I first laid eyes on the stick foundation, I was a bit skeptical. My classmates at make-up school were all for it but I didn’t know if it would be too thick. I tried it on though and it was love at first sight. The foundation melts into your skin making it look very natural.
And the coverage is so amazing. I just take a brush and then draw streaks of this on my face or you can go straight from the tube. Then, use a sponge to blend everything together. The foundation lasts a good amount of time and doesn’t look horrid in humid weather! So I love it for that reason. Plus it’s such good coverage and can double up as a concealer. I love that it is also super portable and I bring this wherever I go! I’m done with my second tube so I’m going on to my third. It’s a whopping $65 but worth it!
Hope you like this post and have a great weekend! Hop onto my online store to get styling and get giving: http://www.roseanne.sg and oops I forgot to mention my UDPP! Of course you would know by now watching my tutorials it’s just about the only primer I use. I love it so much and it’s the best eye primer for sure!