A few weeks ago I was invited by Paris B to join the Evurl girls in a delightful exercise – come up with five beauty products I would include in a Beauty Box.
I’ll admit that it took forever to decide on them, because how on earth do you narrow all the best products you’ve tried to just five? I first thought I’d pick five random ones that I liked – for body, to hair and etc. Then I figured since I have an obsession with red lipstick, why not pick five “starter” reds for anyone who’s ever wanted to start wearing red lips. But in the end, I knew I wanted to only feature five products in a way that kinda makes sense – the five that can make the perfect face.
So I present to you, in no particular order … the Fabulous Five!
Chanel Les 4 Ombres – Quadra Eye Shadow in Kaska Beige
I have this in my makeup bag on days when I have an event right after work, because the colours are absolutely gorgeous and easily work for day and night – you can have a look here. The palette is from Chanel’s Spring 2010 collection, and has a pale champagne, a matte chocolate, a shimmery honey bronze that is almost a caramel, and a deep brown with a plum base – also with shimmer in it. Neutral colours with so much potential!
Garnier B.B Cream
This has to be my all-time favourite B.B. cream – at only RM19.90! It evens out skin tone like a dream, and is easy to apply, thanks to great texture, and great lasting power. I do cheat a little with this – sometimes when I’m just too lazy to slap on sunblock I go with this one – though please take note that I do NOT recommend this – just me being really slack! The BB Cream promises 10 benefits, and I think it has managed to deliver most of what it promises – including giving skin a smoother finish, radiance and a healthy glow, reducing redness and imperfections.
Lipstick Queen 15 Minutes of Fame Pop Art Gloss in 9 Minutes
I’ve always been a fan of Poppy King, since my uni days in Australia – and I remember being absolutely delighted when she launched Lipstick Queen. This gloss has no shimmer, no glimmer, no stickiness – just pure, clean, creamy colour. A no-fuss gloss, the formula contains emollients, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E to keep lips as kissable as the colour is juicy. And speaking of colour, it’s described as a luscious scarlet, and that’s what it is. Packaging is great, the twist-pen and brush applicator distributes out just the right amount of colour.
Rimmel Scandal’eyes Mascara
My current go-to daily mascara, this has a nice big wand to produce big, fat lashes with. Although I don’t recommend this on lower lashes – the wand is a little too big and application can get messy – I will pile this on upper lashes. The formula doesn’t dry out and go all flaky on you, and neither does it get sticky and glue your lashes together like some volumising mascaras. And because it is a volumising mascara, the formula is a little gooey, so you need to give the brush a bit of a clean through with a tissue paper to be able to get great application.
Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Wild Bouquet
Love Second Skin Cheek Colour. Period.
Okay, okay – I know the colour doesn’t look like much in the pan, looks boring even, but this is a great peach-based nude to wear any time, any occasion. Payoff is great, intensity is medium and you really don’t have to spend too long or use too many layers to make it work if you are fair or have light skin tone. I love the way it perks up your look!
So there you have it, products that have not failed me. Also pulled a look incorporating all of them for you to get an idea..
Now go find out what my other beauty blogging babes have decided to include in their Beauty Box!