top 5 make-up musthaves.

I would have to say when it comes to shopping I always head straight to the clothes shops rather than make-up or drugstores. I have an obsession with buying clothes which just won’t go away, but when it comes to make-up I tend to just buy things I really need when it comes to face products. Below is a photo of my holy grail make-up products.. the products I really can’t go a day without!

1. bareMinerals Powder Foundation – This is seriously the best foundation I have ever used with regards to my skin. It stays on all day, it looks natural and it doesn’t break me out or clog up by skin as it’s simply a powder. It gives really good coverage regardless of it’s substance. I love it and would recommend it to everyone. You can see my full review here.

2. Benefit Brow Zings – Since I started work in the Body Shop a few years ago I realised how much of a different pencilling in your eyebrows makes to a face. It shapes your whole face and can make your eyes look bigger and your features more defined. It’s particularly good for older women as it makes you look younger. I previously used a Body Shop powder but had heard amazing things about Brow Zings and have never looked back. It has a waxy brown substance which you apply first, followed by a powder to set it. I absolutely love this product and would never leave the house without applying it!

3. Benefit Bella Bamba – Another Benefit product – seriously, my all time fave make-up brand – but this time it’s Bella Bamba blusher. This is a really gorgeous pink colour which really suits my lighter skin tone in the winter and works well against a tan in the summer. You can apply a tiny bit and it still gives a rosy colour. I use this every day and use it with Benefit Posetint for nights out to ensure extra rosiness!

4. The Body Shop Carbon Eye Definer – I’ve used this ever since I started work in the Body Shop back in 2010. It seriously is the best eye liner I have used and stays on all day. It’s made of carbon so glides easily on the eyes and doesn’t pull or tug at them. I use black because I love having dark eye-liner and it suits my eyes better. It even comes with a smudging brush to create smoky eyes. Amazing!

5. Maybelline Rocket Launcher Mascara – The volume you get from this mascara is incredible. Volume is something I really want from mascara as my lashes are long enough anyway and this certainly gives it. The brush is quite thick so it took some time getting used to, but now I can’t go a day without it. It’s so good and at such a reasonable price too. You can find it in any drugstore.

So, there are my favourite products. I would add liquid eye liner and some bronzer there too if I could go over five! What are your favourite products? What can you not live without?
Lots of love, Jessie. xoxo



  1. Rachel Brooks
    June 9, 2013 / 8:59 pm

    I really want to try the bare minerals foundation! I love the rocket mascara too! It is amazing :)Rachelxx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      June 10, 2013 / 1:07 pm

      Defo try it! Its amazing πŸ™‚ x

  2. Shannon Boyce
    June 9, 2013 / 11:42 pm

    So many great products! I love Benefit too – they have amazing

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      June 10, 2013 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ yes I agree! x

  3. Danica Stark
    June 10, 2013 / 12:51 am

    My faves are:Nyx SLMCmaybelline mascaraceleteque moisturisermac eye linerabsolutely

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      June 10, 2013 / 1:08 pm

      I haven't tried many of those, but will have a look for them πŸ™‚ thank you x

  4. Cat Flynn
    June 10, 2013 / 6:07 am

    I've heard great things about bare minerals. Great postCat

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      June 10, 2013 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  5. Teffy Perk
    June 10, 2013 / 12:42 pm

    I love the body shot and benefit, think I might have to look into the ones you suggested! Thanks for the tip, I need a make-up makeover anyways.Teffy || Teffys Perks BlogXx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      June 10, 2013 / 1:09 pm

      You're welcome πŸ™‚

  6. Holy Grail Beauty
    June 10, 2013 / 5:06 pm

    Great picks! I love the rocket mascara, I always feel like a rockstar when I wear it!Jennifer

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      June 11, 2013 / 9:18 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚ yeah it is really good! xx

  7. Betzy Carmona
    June 10, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    You have great picks

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      June 11, 2013 / 9:19 am

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  8. Katie Pedelaborde
    June 12, 2013 / 2:15 am

    I love the rocket mascara! I haven't tried any of the others but I'll have a look for them!love your blog, I just followed you β™₯

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      June 16, 2013 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I'll be sure to follow back x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      June 16, 2013 / 7:40 pm

      Same! It's the only one I can use without causing spots x

  9. Susan Collier
    June 15, 2013 / 9:48 am

    I love bella bamba πŸ™‚ such a lovely shade! Suz

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      June 16, 2013 / 7:41 pm

      I agree πŸ™‚ thank you x

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