If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I clean up my makeup department pretty often. Every month, as my friend kindly reminded me. I don’t necessarily make huge changes, but I might switch up a few products and might get rid of something, that I’m not using anymore (or is getting old).
I like organizing. Keeping my favorite place clean makes sense, right? Also – those rushed mornings and new products that I tend to stack up on my table really do look messy after a day or two (okay, several days).
Yesterday I did some organizing again. I had to throw some old lipsticks away and I chose new products on display. I’ve started to store a part of my makeup in another dresser, so I also went through those boxes (what you see on the bed).
My makeup room setting
I have a special post about my vanity and makeup organization tips, where I show you exactly how I store my makeup. Not much have changed from that post, but nowadays I like to have less stuff on my table, so that my beautiful brushes and products get to shine.
Everyone always asks about the rotating makeup organizer, so that is from amazon*. And as said, everything else is linked on my other post!
This rose gold blush brush is my favorite – and it’s actually unbranded. I ordered it from amazon* as well.
And yes – I’m a short-haired lady nowadays. These are the first photos in my new hair here. What do you think? You will see some old photos still though, so don’t be alarmed if in the next post my hair is long again.
I wish you a happy weekend! We didn’t celebrate Valentine’s day yesterday, so today we will probably have a little date. My weekend plans also include a date with friends, a birthday party for a special 2-year-old girl and some kickboxing. Sounds like a perfect weekend to me.
A cult makeup product is considered to be so good, it’s a classic. A cult classic. An awesome product. A product you can’t live without. Obviously cults are not a good thing, but when there are so many people raving about that one product and swearing by it… well, I guess you can think of it as a cult.
The good kind – the kind that shares great makeup product tips and helps you to improve your life. Through awesome makeup products.
Because at least my life changed when I found these products. Are you ready? Here are some cult products that are definitely worth the hype.
Cult makeup products – the best of the best
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup
Estee Lauder’s Double Wear foundation is as good as they say. It’s probably the most long-lasting foundation I have tried. It also provides full-coverage, it leaves a beautiful semi-matte finish and it’s quite easy to blend. It’s one of those foundation that are great for an important day (such as a wedding!) or for photoshoots (perfect-looking skin guaranteed). The only downside to it is that if you’re prone to breakouts, it might break you out. Read my full review with before and after photos on it here.
Laura Mercier’s loose powder is a great powder. You can find great powders with less money, but to be honest, there are no other downsides to this product except it’s price. The packaging is nice and luxurious. The powder doesn’t look that fine, but it is. It leaves the smoothest most beautiful finish on the skin. Whenever I’m wearing this powder, I just want to touch my face and feel the smoothness. It also keeps my skin nice and matte throughout the day.
Urban Decay’s primer potion is a no-brainer to me. I am not letting go of this eyeshadow primer, ever. I trust it and I never do eyeshadow without it. Actually even when I’m not wearing any eyeshadow, I apply some of this on my lid. Just because it keeps my lids non-oily. Next time I’m going to try out their Eden version though, which provides more color and coverage. This original version is quite colorless.
MAC’s Soft & Gentle highlight is a warm peachy/golden highlighter, that suits neutral warm and olive skintones. It’s not too golden, but it’s also not too light. The shimmer it provides is very fine and looks beautiful on the skin. It’s also great as an inner corner highlight or as an eyeshadow! Sometimes I also apply it on top of my eyeshadow on my lid – and it works great like that as well.
Benefit’s Hoola bronzer is a classic matte bronzer that I actually mainly use for contouring. Since I have some warmth on my skin, a warm bronzer looks more natural on my skin than some cool toned contour shade. I also sometimes bronze with this. It blends like a dream, it has great pigment, but it’s not too crazy and I actually also like the brush that comes with it. It’s surprisingly good! And it has a great shape for carving out those cheekbones.
Beautyblender is a classic and if you haven’t tried it yet, you need to. It makes applying foundations and any cream products so easy. It’s also great for any thick foundations since it kind of sheers them out. The downside to it is that it’s a bit pricey considering one sponge lasts only for about three months. I almost want to learn to live my life without this and start using my foundation brushes again (because it would be more ecological), but I just can’t seem to keep away from this amazing sponge.
P.S. Luckily there are some options for beautyblender that are almost just as good. In this post I shared my two favorite makeup sponges – the other is fourth the price of a beautyblender!
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick – Corail a porter 41
I bought my YSL Lipstick as a Christmas present for myself. So far it’s the most I’ve spent on a lipstick, but I think it’s worth it. The packaging is everything – it’s so luxurious and I love to see it on my makeup table or keep it with me in my purse. The consistency is the lipstick is very nice. It feels smooth and moisturizing on my lips. It’s not the most long lasting, which I don’t mind, because it wears off quite nicely and I love to reapply it. The scent was not my favorite at first – it’s this fruity melony scent (and I’m so used to vanilla I guess), but now I’ve learned to like it.
My shade is Corail a Porter, 41, which is this beautiful coral color. It’s quite pink on the lips, but with a touch of coral.