I can honestly say I love every single product in this post and will probably continue to use them for months, even years, to come.
Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF 50+
Honestly my favourite face sunscreen ever. The moment I first used this (in its teeny tiny form – I believe I got it in a Loop Box), I knew I had to buy the full size – even if it is $40. (A note – you can actually get the small version, the 30mL, for $18.)
On Mecca’s website, this is how it’s described: The beauty super sunscreen provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays in a hydrating matte finish cream. Containing SPF 50 with hyaluronic acid, pomegranate extract and vitamin E in a non-oily and non-whitening formula, this weightless SPF formula acts as the perfect makeup base while preventing premature ageing caused by the damaging effects of the sun.
Honestly I can’t exactly say that it provides a hydrating matte finish (no idea what that even means?) but it does leave my skin feeling absolutely lovely. It blends in like a moisturiser, super absorbing and leaves no white streaks whatsoever, and is pretty great as a primer. I love that it’s also SPF 50 – the sun rays in Australia are way harsh.
I wear this every day – no matter sun or shine – either by itself or under makeup.
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream in Medium
This version, not the illuminating version. I’ve tried all different ways of applying it – beauty blender, brush and fingers – and I think fingers is best. It just warms the product up and makes application much easier. It gives you a nice, sheer coverage that’s perfect for day-to-day activities. The tube also lasts forever! This is my second tube.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Sensual
It’s the perfect nude-peachy blush shade. It goes with almost every makeup look and you can build it up and it won’t cake. Just a few swipes and you’re good to go!
Nars Creamy Concealer in Custard
I like to wear this on days when I’m not wearing makeup. Just some sunscreen, a few dabs of this around my eyes and my nose (and my breakouts if I have any …) and I’m good to go. It blends in really well though I do have to set it with powder to make sure it doesn’t budge throughout the day.
It Cosmetics Brow Power (in not sure what colour but I think Universal Dark Brown?)
I love how tiny the nib is. It’s really easy to fill in my brows – where it’s sparse – and the spoolie is dense and firm so makes combing my brows through a dream.
Clinique Lash Power Mascara
This is my first ever tubular mascara and I bought it on the recommendation with the goddess that is Zoe Foster-Blake. It’s meant to be waterproof, sweatproof and idiot-proof (I think so anyway) and can be removed with hot water (which I like to just do in the shower). It’s a great no-fuss mascara. I usually find a lot of my mascaras drop which is super annoying because who has time to recognise and correct this mistake on a normal working day?
A thick, moisturing salve. And look, it says it’s universal, but I’m the sort of person that would just use Lucas Papaw ointment as a lip balm. It’s unscented and just does what it says. Also helps that the packaging is so darn cute.
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
I believe I received this in a Sephora online order. It’s a lovely dark rose shade that’s perfect for everyday – my skin tone is a little bit darker so I find a traditional rose shade can wash me out. It’s creamy and easy to apply given its diminutive size.