Top 6 Favourite Makeup Products | Collab


As beauty bloggers, we are obsessed with products – scouting them, testing them, reviewing them. It’s safe to say that I have fallen head over heals in love with a selected few, favourites I pick up most days and repurchase over and over. I cannot believe in my whole year of blogging, I’ve never talked about these; more specifically my favourite makeup products of all time. So, I was thrilled when the every-so-lovely Sasha from As Found By Sasha suggested that we do this as a collab together, covering essential makeup pieces including favourite foundation, concealer, powder, mascara, lipstick and eyeshadow palette. My skin type is oily and Sasha’s is dry so I hope we each have something that will suit you. Head over to her post to browse through her top picks. In the meantime, here’s mine.

*I must apologise for my absence this week. I wasn’t going to upload on Sunday (Valentines Day) anyway, and coincidentally this was when my boyfriend chose to propose to me! But I also missed a couple of other posts I had planned. So it’s been a whirlwind of a couple of days but my feet are firmly back on the ground and I’m ready to plough on as usual. I’m going to talk about the proposal more in my video next Sunday so if you have any questions please leave them in the comments!*

1. Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer – £25.00


This foundation and concealer combined provides a very full coverage that really lasts and doesn’t weigh the skin down or feel ‘cakey’. It’s suitable for all skin types and it truly does make skin appear flawless whilst allowing it to still breathe comfortably. A little on the pricey side but I can forgive that. Clinique promise that colour stays true all day through sweat and humidity – however this is something we don’t really experience in England. It’s become my new favourite foundation and I can’t imagine a day without it. Have you tried it? Watch my full review and demo.

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2. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – £3.99


Not so long ago, I went on a hunt to find a highstreet or ‘drugstore’ concealer that matched the quality and coverage of the MAC Pro Longwear. I tried so many and a lot of them just didn’t do it for me, they were usually too orange or creased easily. I came across the Collection Lasting Perfection through recommendations on WordPress and I have not put it down since. It provides full coverage and can last up to 16 hours. I love to use it as an eye primer, highlight and to cover blemishes which was exactly what I was looking for. Read my full review.

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3. Smashbox Photo Set Finishing Powder – £19.00


This powder is sold out everywhere right now – and for good reason too. Wonder how pro artists prevent makeup from melting away under the hot lights of a photo shoot? This is how; it’s a little miracle worker. It’s perfect for those with oily skin, like myself, because it absorbs excess oil and provides a matte finish. It contains Silica which blurs fine lines, while SPF 15 prevents sun damage. The second this comes back into stock, i’m buying a bulk load!

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4. Barry M Showgirl Extra Volumising Mascara – £4.99


I was lucky enough to win this product in a giveaway. If you want a mascara that holds its curl and adds some ‘oomph’ to your lashes then let this be it. The super fat wand applies the product so effortlessly and coats all of my teeny weeny baby hairs too. I have been using it every single day and I love it.

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5. MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick – £15.50


It was almost impossible to choose just one lipstick from my collection, but I went with the one I wear constantly. I even bought two, one for my handbag and one for my beauty area. Velvet Teddy by MAC is the perfect shade of pinked beige, I love it paired with a black smokey eye, or for a simple daytime look. The formula is super creamy, it applies effortlessly and the finish has a very soft sheen, but no shimmer. I’d say this is one of MACs most wearable shades for any skintone.

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6. Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Palette – from $6 each


Makeup Geek (MUG) shadows are the most pigmented, most creamy, most versatile, most long-wearing (get the picture?) I have ever used. I have raved about these from basically day one on my blog and YouTube channel. Whenever I buy any other brand I’m often left disappointed, whether it be MAC, Urban Decay or L’oreal. This z-palette was fully customised by myself, I bought the shadows individually. Five of the shadows are from their foiled collection. Stay tuned for my full review (as well as swatches) on all of my Makeup Geek shadows coming very soon.

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Have you tried any of these products? What are your favourites?


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0 comments on “Top 6 Favourite Makeup Products | Collab”

  1. Congrats on the engagement!! So many of those happening lately 💕

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! I know haha. So happy it’s finally my turn 🙂 Xx

  2. Congrats on the proposal 😀😀 I can’t choose between Velvet Teddy and Please Me From Mac xD I guess I will have to go with Velvet Teddy then 🙂

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you lovely! I still can’t quite believe it. I’ve never tried Please Me. What shade is it? Xx

      1. Its a matte pink 😀 so pretty

  3. Great products and the good part is, all those products can be sourced very easily and they have a great quality too. Moreover, I’m totally addicted to that collection concealer which I purchased recently

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! I’m glad you love the concealer 🙂 I didn’t realise you bought it.

  4. makeupwithak says:

    The lipstick is such a beautiful colour!! I got the Clinique concealer but it is a bit to dark for me! Hopefully it will be better for me in the summer when I’m tanned. Xox

    1. Clarina says:

      It is isn’t it! It’s the perfect everyday shade. I’ve never tried Clinique concealers. I’m not a huge fan of their makeup, just of their foundation haha. So maybe i’d like their concealer 🙂 Xx

  5. Jessica Riga says:

    Oh my god congratulations on the proposal!!! Xoxo

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! It’s still sinking in haha. Xxx

  6. CiCi David says:

    I wish we have the Collection concealer here in the US! There’s so much hype for that concealer! 🙂

    1. Clarina says:

      Aww I didn’t realise you don’t have it! You usually have the best stuff over there haha. I hope it arrives soon 🙂

      1. CiCi David says:

        Haha I know right? But you guys have stuff that we can’t find here, so sad!!

        1. Clarina says:

          It is so annoying! There should be an “international” store in all countries haha

  7. Love the products. Clinique new foundation is becoming a new favourite of mine too xx

    1. Clarina says:

      Thank you! It’s amazing isn’t it? A little bit goes a long way too which I love 🙂 Xx

      1. Exactly it will be lasting me a very long time 🙂 xx

        1. Clarina says:

          I was surprised how much it really lasts! Xx

          1. It has too be because it’s a 2in1 a little really does go a long way! 🙂 xx

          2. Clarina says:

            Yes must be! 🙂 Xx

  8. Oh man, now I want to try that finishing powder!! I live in TX and have oily skin, so, in the summers, I feel like an oil slick and that my face is melting!

  9. driftinglexi says:

    The concealer and lipstick are favourites of mine too! I haven’t tried the mascara but definitely need to although I have quite a few mascaras at the moment I need to use up (I don’t even like them all but I hate throwing things away).

    1. Clarina says:

      Ooh i’m glad you love them too! You do need to try the mascara, I can’t believe how much better it is than my more highend mascaras. I hate throwing things away too. I’d rather wait for my mascaras to dry out than chuck them haha.

      1. driftinglexi says:

        That’s always lovely to hear! Sounds like you’ve made a great find! Same, although I’ve had this mascara since August (been properly using since beginning of January) and it looks like it’s going to take a while to get use up, haha!

        1. Clarina says:

          Haha well maybe your next Mascara purchase could be the Barry M, it’s under £5 and lasts forever so it doesn’t really matter when you get it I suppose 🙂

          1. driftinglexi says:

            I think it might have to be! There are so many mascaras I want but I can’t excuse buying loads like I can with eyeshadow and lipstick!

          2. Clarina says:

            True! I always go overboard on liners, brow pencils and mascaras, like why?!

          3. driftinglexi says:

            Ha, I did go through an eyeliner phase. I’m scared to think how many black eyeliners I have (some are even the same brand!) and I’ve only ever used the same brow pencil!

          4. Clarina says:

            Yeah it’s crazy! The pencils obviously last forever so it’s not bad haha.

          5. driftinglexi says:

            I must have had mine for about three years now and I think my mum had it before me for a while, haha! It is starting to get short though so I’m thinking of having a look at other brow products just for a little change.

          6. Clarina says:

            I swear by Rimmel London Professional Brow Pencil. It’s super cheap but I love it.

          7. driftinglexi says:

            That’s what I’ve always used!

  10. Yay 🙂 we did it! Lovely products indeed and I am so desperate to add velvet teddy to my collection haha! Xxx

    1. Clarina says:

      You need to! It’s amazing and I love the smell haha xxx

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