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My Makeup Essentials

By Imogenl @ImogenLamport

My makeup essentials

Eyeshadow base or primer – $25

If you’re like me and find that eyeshadow just ends up in the crease of your eyelid a few hours after you put it on, you want some eyeshadow base/primer. I no longer would even bother putting on eyeshadow without the primer first. It keeps my eyes looking fresh all day and into the night.

Mascara – $20

Even though I’m a brunette, my eyelashes are quite light. Mascara is my desert island product (if I could only have one thing, it would be mascara). I love ones that lengthen my not so long lashes.

Eyebrow pencil – $20

As my eyebrows lighten (along with my hair going grey) I’m needing eyebrow pencil more and more. Eyebrows are the frame for our eyes, without defined brows we lose expression. Eyebrows help make your eyes the focal point of your face. Keep them groomed!

Mineral powder – $42

I used to wear a liquid foundation every day, but these days I’m loving wearing a mineral powder foundation instead. It’s so fast and easy, the colour blends well with my skin and it looks naturally enhanced, rather than overly made up.

Lip Gloss – $27

I love lipstick but most of the time I wear lip gloss.  I have a few tubes of it in my car so I can reapply before I step out of it.  It’s fast and easy and moisturising.  I love this colour called Sugar Plum, it stays on well as it has a slightly tacky consistency.


Skin Care

Plus, like preparing a wall to paint, skin care is important so that you’re not just patching over a super rough surface.  I’m a big fan of exfoliants.  At the moment I’m trialing the new Avon’s ANEW Clinical Pro Line Corrector Treatment which promises some serious wrinkle reduction. I’m taking photos which I’ll show you after my trial month!  If you’d like to trial it (and are in Australia) if you can too – just click here and apply for your trial pack (before 25 March 2013).

Want to try any of my makeup essentials? Just email me and we can discuss your makeup requirements.

What are you makeup essentials?

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