Today, you will get to discover my current beauty product wish list. Whether it be skincare of make-up, there are a fair amount of products I want to try but am holding off for now either because they are too expensive or I already have another similar product and it would feel a bit wasteful/useless/financially irresponsible of me to buy the same thing.
However, that doesn’t mean I don’t want them! So, here are the beauty gems on my wish list:
I fell in lust with this product after watching a Suki Waterhouse makeup tutorial featured by Vogue. I have never seen the purpose of contouring for many reasons, but one of them mainly being that I don’t like having a lot of different products on my face (which is why you will hardly ever or never catch me wearing foundation). However, Suki sold me on this with the simple ‘stroke of wand’ approach that clearly made up her face rather nicely. If I ever do start contouring, I want a simple non-fuss and time savvy approach, and this product appears to achieve that. The bronze tint from the contour can also be used as an eye shadow (s/o to Suki again- quite frankly I would love to replicate her whole makeup look) It is also a huge bonus that it includes a highlighter (who can resist a 2-in1- product) as that is the one beauty gem I’m currently obsessed with.
Speaking about highlighter, Glossier’s haloscope is on my radar.
Glossier appears to be the
millennial breakout beauty brand of the past year. Constantly featured by beauty bloggers, vloggers, Buzzfeed, and many celeb aficionados (I discovered the brand through Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch).
Have I mentioned how much I love highlighter?
You may have noticed that when it comes to how I approach make-up, I want simplicity and efficiency. So anything that comes in a stick form will automatically grab my attention. Beyond that, I just love the dewy, glowy, radiant look highlighter gives me. I’m tempted towards the Glossier one mainly because it has bene given such positive reviews, but perhaps I’ll wait until my drugstore and perfectly acceptable drugstore version runs out!
Sticking to the Glossyverse, the skincare product I’m really intrigued by is the much hyped milk jelly cleanser. My reasons for wanting this are pretty irrational frankly; I’m all about packaging and this bottle appeals to my visuals senses, and I don’t know what milk jelly is but it sounds fun!
Of course, the justifiable side for wanting this product is that it goes so highly recommended by everyone. My reservation lies on the fact that I find most £1 drugstore cleansers are more than sufficient!
Ok so no one wants to face palm themselves as much as I do for this one…
An electrical facial ‘toning’ device for an extortion £158? Part of me feels like deleting off the list because I’m not completely convinced, but this is a wish list after all and maybe I would fall on the heavier end of the persuasion spectrum if I had that amount of disposable income to throw around on a gadget that essentially just works to make your face look ‘brighter’. Hey, I’m a sucker for these things though, so a girl can dream/cringe at the thought of purchasing something that so instrinctly goes against what they preach when it comes to price, quality, and efficiency, right? Right.
Another two products I found thanks to the lovely Suki Waterhouse.
I may be no makeup aficionado, but most people would agree that Charlotte Tilbury is one of the most renowned and wanted makeup brands. If I could only wear two makeup products, it would be lipstick and mascara. I love the nude/pink lipstick, and I love getting a finished thick/dark black lashes look.
There is no denying that Vanderpump Rules reality star Lala Kent knows a thing or two about beauty, which is why it made sense for her to launch her own makeup line.
The products I’ve been eyeing in particular is her lip gloss collection. My everyday makeup look includes topping my matte lipstick with some lipgloss to give myself a seamless shimmer, and the OG lip gloss collection by Lala has the perfect colour range!
Okay so the Glossier shoutouts aren’t over quite yet…I know I’ve already listed a Charlotte Tilbury Mascara but I found out in the middle of writing this article that Glossier has released its first mascara.
At a slightly more decent price, and with a promise of no clumps or smudges whilst maintaining defined extended lashes, this may be the first item to be added to my next shopping basket.
Raved by Lucy Hale, this ointment is affordable and apparently the magic solution to chapped lips and is multifunctional (e.g. can also be used as a moisturiser). I feel that my chapstick is sufficient at the moment but I still find that my lips crack quite easily…so might give this a go…