Take it or leave it

Clockwise from top left: Real Techniques Bold Metals 100 Arched Powder Brush // Beauty Blender // Real Techniques Expert Face Brush // YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat // MAC Pro Longwear Concealer // Estee Lauder Doublewear Concealer // Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge // MAC Studio Fix // Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer // Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light

Clockwise from top left: Real Techniques Bold Metals 100 Arched Powder Brush // Beauty Blender // Real Techniques Expert Face Brush // YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat // MAC Pro Longwear Concealer // Estee Lauder Doublewear Concealer // Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge // MAC Studio Fix // Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer // Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light

Take it:

  • Base products! Make up is mostly about the skin for me, and as a result I have a slightly excessive foundation and tinted moisturiser situation. I like light to medium coverage and the whole "my skin but better" thing.
  • On that note, a brush (at the moment I'm using the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush*) or Beauty Blender for putting on that base. 
  • Eyelash curler. Short stubby lashes, rejoice. I'm using one from No7, with a Muji one in my handbag.
  • Nail polish! They just make me happy, even if I often don't make the time to paint my nails.
  • Blush has really grown on me.

Leave it:

  • Body moisturisers, because I'm lazy and the body is just a lot of real estate to cover, ok? (Although I am trying, and getting better at using it.)
  • On a similar note, I use hand cream maybe once a month. I used some today! It was the Body Shop Glazed Apple hand cream, which was a Christmas release. I'm not normally a foodie-scent-in-my-skincare person, but I love this, so I'm a little sad that it's not around anymore.
  • Tanning products.
  • Lip scrubs. Use your toothbrush or flannel, save your money, and spend it on lipstick.
  • Excessively pricey cleansers with active ingredients. Just, no.

And you?

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