Primer- Le Blanc De Chanel

This product is fabulous, it kills two birds with one stone! It is an illuminating makeup base and also an amazing primer that smells SO GOOD. The Chanel primer is quite a liquid formula, and a little goes a long way. You can apply it by either rubbing it into your face with your fingers or you can use a dense foundation brush to apply if you have more time on your hands. You do have to let it dry for a few seconds, but after that, it feels extremely light and does not sit heavy on the skin. This primer also doesn’t clog your pores, I guess that goes hand in hand with being quite light-weight too. Although it is such a great product, it does come at a hefty price of around $85 Australian Dollars for the one fluid ounce. I would not recommend this as a primer for those who have oily skin, especially because it is illuminating it can add extra shine which can begin to look like you have extra oily skin, and trust me, that’s never a good look. Finally, in my opinion, this primer is perfect for girls with combination to dry skin as it is a very light-weight liquid primer that adds a lovely luminous base. Although for anyone on a budget, you can definitely live without it and there are undoubtedly some great drugstore primers that will do the same job.

Foundation- NARS Sheer Glow (in shade: Deauville)

This is a great foundation for everyday usage, with its natural medium coverage and light formula I am in love! It gives a nice natural glow to the face instead of a matte finish that can often look heavy and chalky on the skin. As I have very oily skin especially during the summer, I would shy away from products that claimed to be “glowy” or “dewy” as I really was not in any need of the extra shine, the oil on my face gave me enough of that! But I have to say it doesn’t disappoint, I am not left too shiny by the end of the day, although there is no doubt there is still some shine going on, but I expect that anyway from any foundation, nonetheless, a powder is an easy fix for that! Unlike past foundations, such as the ‘Fit me’ liquid foundation by Maybelline that would completely melt off my face and onto the collars of my shirts by the end of the day, the Nars sheer glow does seem to impress. What I would suggest for those with more oily skin, mix the foundation with a little bit of your favourite drug store matte foundation, mine being currently the ‘stay matte’ by Rimmel, this way you’re still get the nice texture and glow from the Nares but you don’t get oily so easily. Be aware that this foundation is not a heavy full coverage foundation but it can easily be built up to a more full coverage.

Highlight- Mac Extra Dimension Skinfinsih (Soft Frost)

This highlight is definitely not for the people looking for a natural subtle look. There is a iridescent purple sort of sha-bang going on with this highlight but aside from an everday look, I would highly reccomend. The formul is very smooth and glides nicely onto the skin and the powder doesn’t carry any large chunks of glitter. The powder is a compact and carries 9 grams of product. Although not the usual gold/silver shade, it really does sit nicely on the skin, and doesn’t look streaky or in any way obscure. I could not reccomened a better highlight for a festival look either, and with a spritz of any sort of facial spray of water onto the applicating brush, the highlight becomes even more pigmented for a more intense highlight!

Highlight- Cover FX custom enhancer drops (Blossom)

And since highlights are such an important part of beauty at the moment, here is another  one of my favourite highlighters. Unlike the Mac highlight, this is a liquid that is applied or extracted from the bottle with a cute little “dropper” thing-a-ma-bob that I guess is commonly used for medication… The cover FX drops can either be mixed into your foundation for a radiant finish on your skin or you can use your fingers and pat the product onto the high points of your cheeks or even down the bridge of your nose. Because of it’s pinkie shade, this highlight is great when used on the cheeks almost as an illuminating blush. I warn you, do not drop the liquid straight onto your face with the dropper!!!!!! I have made this mistake countless times and I looked like a clown! The liquid went everywhere because I had applied too much and it made it dificult to blend out. I would suggest using your finger to get some of the excess liquid that is just on the outside of the dropper tube and apply that to the face for best results, and build up from there.

Lipstick- Chanel Le Rouge Crayon De Couleur  (N’5 Rouge)

Last but not least Lipstick! I feel as though everyone needs at least one good red lipstick in their collection, unfortunately, it is sometimes difficult to find the perfect shade. A red lip is the perfect way to class up an outfit and let’s be honest, will red ever go out of style!? The Chanel lip crayon’s formula is so creamy and moisturising, the red is unbelievably vibrant and beautiful and to be perfectly honest it is really difficult to say a bad word about it! The lipstick doesn’t dry out your lips and doesn’t leave your lips looking crusty after a few hours of wear. It applies so smoothly and goes on evenly and extremely pigmented. The only issue I have with the lipstick is that it easily smudges and can turn into a big mess if you aren’t careful, but a little trick for that would be to place a tissue over your lips, then over the tissue, applying some translucent powder onto the lip area, (Taylor Swift even does this). By using that tip, the lipstick doesn’t smudge and it lasts even longer!