Alright, I probably do have way too much make-up already and for a girl who usually opts for very natural looks, it may seem a little stupid that I have such an obsession with make-up. The only issue is, like many others, I don’t have the bank balance to fund this. So, this results in me making notes all year of the luxury products that I just HAVE to try but just CAN’T bring myself to splash out on and along the way dropping hints to family and friends. The thing is, I’ve never once published one of these lists of mine on Irregular Collection and whilst having one of my ‘extremely thoughtful showers’ today (it seems that all my geniosity comes out when I’m standing stark naked in a luke-warm drizzle, how great) I thought why the hell not. You guys could help me, tell me what products I definitely should and shouldn’t be wishing for – maybe even suggest some new ones (sorry bank balance)! Here goes; why don’t you take a look? You never know, you may have to add one of my suggestions to your own wish list!
I already use a wide range of Real Techniques brushes in my everyday routine – the Retractable Kabuki Brush and the Contour Brush to name a few, yet, after ‘lending’ my Buffing Brush to my mum, I have been left with nothing to ‘blur’ my make-up to achieve a smooth base. Hence, I’d love the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to do this job, as it’s supposedly ‘perfect for blending cream/liquid foundation’. And at such a good price on Amazon, I think this is a steal!
Okay, I know, it’s in dollars; that’s because NYX is a pain in the butt to get hold of in the UK. As I’ve said previously, Very stocks a lot of NYX and luckily this too, for just £7 – however, there is low stock and they’re selling very fast. Apparently the best alternative to Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade (which I would also LOVE to own) and for half of the price, I’m happy to try it.
Previously, I’ve been very skeptical about the point in primers, like this one, but after recently purchasing my first primer (see it in use here) – hell they are worth it! My make-up actually STAYS on my face; it’s unheard of – right?! Anyway, this particular brand are a favourite for eye products (you should check out their amazing eye palettes), explaining why I’m so keen to try THIS shadow primer.
I hadn’t heard of this brand until a couple of nights ago when I was on a boredom-fueled Amazon browse, but WOW the tones in this just stun me, they’re too pretty. I feel that they’d suit my ghostly pale skin-tone well and I’m in dire need of a luxury brand eye shadow palette for special occasions. I would absolutely love to try this – has anyone got any views on this brand, as I know next to nothing about it?
Ohhh MAC, good ol’ MAC, the classic… MAC have recently brought out this new foundation and whilst I’m not usually a fan of their foundations due to their medium-full coverage, this is a new type of foundation specifically designed to feel ‘water weight’ on the skin. Also, there’s the bonus of SPF, which for pale people like me, is a life-saver in summer. Not an extortionate price for a quality foundation, but obviously I need to try it first – expensive foundations certainly aren’t something I’d impulse buy!
Every time I go to the hairdresser (JARAH fyi), this is what they wash my hair with. We all wish for that ‘just out of the salon’ look every day of the week, so I need this product in my life! It’s a lot to spend on hair products in my opinion, but sometimes you need to treat yourself a little. Another brand I’d love to try on my ever-so-sensitive scalp and mane of hair is Dermalogica shampoos.
Blusher seems to be quite a challenge for my heavy-handed self and I much prefer moisturising liquids and creams than drying powders; therefore, I feel that liquid blush would be a rather good option for me. Daniel Sandler is a very well respected name in luxury beauty and there’s a myriad of blush tones to choose from.
Confession time, I HATE splashing out on nail polish because, at the moment, I’m not allowed to wear it in the week – meaning that I also don’t bother at the weekends because I’m lazy. But, a classic nude colour suits everyone and if it’s a staple, it’s worth the spending. Personally, I’ve found Nails INC and Mavala to be much better than some of the more expensive nail products like Chanel or Dior for example – give it a whirl.
Blah blah, alright, I know I don’t really need a product which has ‘all-nighter’ in the name seeing as it’s hard to be a party animal when there’s not parties to party at. However, even with my primer, my make-up’s staying power in extreme heat/extreme rain is pretty rubbish – which is understandable, but most definitely undesirable. So, after hearing that this is THE setting spray to buy, even though the price tag’s pretty hefty, I have the urge to get my hands on it. Other favourable and similar products are: NYX Makeup Setting Spray, Kiko Face Make-up Fixer £7.90.
What do you think of my wish list?