• Lesley-Ann Maltar

What am I using?

Below are a few items from a recent shopping excursion for some summer time essentials. Some of these items are newer on the market, and some have been around maybe for awhile now that I'm just discovering. Whatever the case, they are fabulous enough to share with you! Have a look at the list below, try them out for yourself and let me know what you think.

Milk Makeup Hyrdo Grip Primer – This primer is packed with hydrators keeping my skin looking well hydrated all day, and my makeup looked just as good at 8pm as it did at 9am. TIP: Let the product settle for about a minute once you've applied.

IT Cosmetics CC Cream (Med) - This is a go-to daily foundation for me. The coverage is amazing, and you can sheer it down with moisturizer if you want lighter coverage. I love the way this gives skin a nice glow and covers any imperfections with just the slightest bit of product. A little goes a long way.

Maybelline SuperStay Concealer (Fair) - This is a new one for me. It offers full coverage, it’s waterproof and stays put. It also feels very light for a full coverage concealer, and great for summer.

Maybelline Cheek Heat (Rose Vibrant) - This gel-cream blush gives your cheeks beautiful natural colour. Add a dab to each cheek, blend with your fingertips, and you’re out the door in a flash with a pretty glow.

Pixie by Petra Eyeshadow Sticks ('Pearl' / 'Matte Cocoa') - I love using eyeshadow sticks in summer. Easy to use for adding a bit of colour and definition. I have two colours – a matte brown and a shimmer champagne colour, which provide versatility for creating every day looks.

L’Oreal Paradise Lash Mascara (Black) - This mascara gives you a nice length and fullness, without looking overly clumpy and won’t break the bank.

Wet n’ Wild Retractable Brow Pencil (Brunette) - For the price point, I was quite impressed with how well this pencil performed overall. The triangle shaped pencil is good for adding precise definition or fullness.

Maybelline SuperStay Ink Lip Crayons ('Stay Exceptional' / 'Treat Yourself') - Buy one in every colour. LOVE. LOVE. The end.

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers ('Caramel' / 'Rhubarb') - A convenient alternative to a traditional lipstick. Offers a nice pop of colour to the face, and moisturizing on the lips. Definitely an essential in my purse. Plus, it's all natural!

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