Friend Friday: beauty must-haves

Nikki ParkinsonBeauty 13 Comments

I love how the blogging world brings the world to your door – literally.  This week I’m taking part for the first time in Friend Friday – a link up of fashion and beauty blogs from around the world organised by Katy from Modly Chic, a US blogger. (If you’re interested in taking part in this group, check out this brilliant how-to from Grit & Glamour, another fab US-based blogger)

In a nutshell, a topic is set for bloggers to write about for that Friday, we all link up and share our thoughts on those topics.

This week it’s all about beauty products – and particularly our faves.  Yes, I stumbled on a goody for my first post.

1. What’s your favourite drug store (pharmacy) makeup product and your favourite higher-end product?

My low-end makeup product is the Lanolips range of lip balms – Australian-made natural formulations that feel fabulous on your lips.  Not a sticky glass encounter in sight!

The Lanolips range

My favourite high-end product is Jane Iredale PurePressed Base – it’s my go-to foundation that enables me to create a flawless face in seconds.

Jane Iredale Limited Edition Graphite Refillable Compact with Swarovski Crystal $45 with PurePressed Base $83 – for touch-ups in style (this is available in Australia in April/May for Mother’s Day)

2. Is there one type of product that is your go-to, can’t live without?

Concealer – definitely.  Ever since having my first child so many years ago, those dark under eyes have persisted!  If I always have a great concealer on hand then my makeup look is a cinch.  I love Smashbox’s High Definition, which I wear over Photo Op Under Eye Brightener.

Smashbox High Definition Concealer $AU28.95

Smashbox Photo Op Under-Eye Brightener $AU28.95

3. What’s the best hair product you’ve ever used?

It’s not a product – it’s a salon treatment that I’ve been back twice for – Kerastase Paris Chronologiste – it’s like having a facial on your hair, a hairacial!

Kerastase Paris Chronologiste ... the word in luxe hair treatments

4. Fess up, what’s the worst beauty look you’ve tried to rock and look back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did

That’s so easy – I rocked my one and only perm at the age of 17.  As they say, a picture tells a 100o words:

The hairdresser skipped the perming solution and just had me put my finger in a light socket

5. When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic products. What do you use that helps show off your personal flare and

That changes thanks to constantly trying new products.  Lately I’ve been obsessed with a pink lip and a pink glow, which really came out of left field as I’m not a girly girl.  It’s a statement without being too out there.

I'm not usually a pink fan - but it's a current obsession

Let me know what makeup product you can’t live without?

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Comments 13

  1. Love my Rimmel concealer and highlighter in Ivory 010. If I must have anything it’s this – quickly backed up by my shu uemera eyelash curler and senegence lashsense mascara in black! If someone mentions me looking like death warmed up I simply brush on some NARS orgasm blush and my fave napoleon perdis eye pencil or pop some colour on my lips! I saw in your September favourites you had the Australis show stopper gloss stick which I coincidentally picked up yesterday (in fairy floss, but now I want all the colours eek!) and LOVE this item for some pink lips.

    Love your blog and this is such an awesome idea!!

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  2. My most favourite make-up product that I absolutely CANNOT live without would be the smashbox brow tech. Whenever I don’t put that on I actually feel naked! Thanks for sharing btw. GREAT linky! 🙂

  3. I must try some lanolips, as I do strongly believe a girl can never have enough lip gloss.

    The benefit playstick foundation is my must have as it is so transportable, the only one to never have broken in my handbag.

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