My Absolute Top 10 Make-Up Products

When applying my make-up everyday it became clear to me that I definitely had a few products that were absolute staples in my collection. I had those same products I would ALWAYS pick up and I believe this is because I know they work really well for me and wouldn't ever let me down. I have put together my top ten make-items that I really do believe are worth the money and will always continue to use daily.

Too Faced Hangover Primer 

I think the main reason I love this primer is because as soon as I apply it my skin instantly feels refreshed and hydrated. Primers are an important step in your make-up routine in order for your foundation to sit well and last throughout the day so I don't mind investing in a good primer. This one has always applied smoothly and evenly and it is one of the most hydrating primers I've ever tried. I definitely notice a difference when using this primer in the finish of my foundation so I'm super super impressed. I use this primer pretty much every day and will definitely repurchase. Of course I love the packaging as well - Too Faced do the cutest packaging. If you can recommend any good drugstore primers I would definitely love to know as I'm really struggling to find one I like.

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation 

This foundation is fairly new to my collection however I have picked it up nearly every day since I purchased it. I absolutely love the dewy finish of this foundation on the skin. I have normal to dry skin and this just works so well for my skin type. It blends out so well without ever being cakey because its a lovely thin consistency that feels so lightweight on the skin. I have used this with both a damp Beauty Blender and my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and both have worked extremely well to blend the product out evenly on my skin. I'd say this was a medium coverage foundation but always looks so flawless.

Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer

I can't recommend this concealer enough. If anyone ever asks me 'Whats your favourite concealer?' it will always, always be this one 100%. I prefer this over any high end concealer I have tried and I always repurchase it. It looks so flawless on the skin every time for highlighting. It blends out beautifully and never becomes cakey but at the same time has a really good coverage.

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

This powder has to be in my top 10 as I use it everyday without fail to set my under eye. Its a powder that works for me and always sets my concealer well. I like that its a translucent powder so it will add absolutely no colour or change your foundation/concealer shade. I will sometimes lightly dust this over my face with a large powder brush to set my make up in place without becoming cakey although I mainly use this for under eye setting.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

I was so late onto the hype for this bronzer, I feel like anyone who's beauty/make-up obsessed has probably tried this and I can for sure see why. Bronzer was always a product I would wear however I never seemed to branch out and try new ones. I would always just stick to using one bronzer I knew I loved however last year i completely fell in love with bronzer and started to try out more and add several to my collection. Its safe to say I now have a fair few favourites that I couldn't be without however my Hoola Bronzer always sticks out as my absolute favourite. Its the perfect shade for me without being too dark or too light to show up and I have always found that it blends out so well and sits perfectly on my skin. I mainly just use this product for bronzing however I do love the versatility of this product as it is also cool enough to contour with. Its also completely matte which makes me love it even more.

Mary-Lou Manizer

This highlighter is a must have. So many people have raved on and on about this product and i've personally never come across any bad reviews on it. When I first saw this highlighter in person in Debenhams I was sold straight away and it has become a favourite since. Its a perfect champagne shade and applies effortlessly to the skin whist giving us that strong glow we all desire! This is in my top ten as it is my absolute go-to highlighter out of all the ones I have tried - I will always, always go back to Mary-Lou.

Anastasia Beverely Hills Modern Renaissance Palette

I think this palette is safely loved by many and its honestly my most favourite palette i've ever purchased. I use so many different eye shadow palettes as I love to swap and change up what I use in my collection but my Modern Renaissance is a go-to most often. Firstly Anastasia Beverely Hills eye shadows are incredible, the pigmentation is amazing and they honestly blend out so so well. These shadows are 100% worth the price as they are definitely high end quality so you get your moneys worth with this product. This palette also had me sold on the colours straight away. I love pinks and oranges on my eyes and use them regularly therefore I knew this palette would get a lot of use. It also has all the shades for a gorgeous everyday neutral eye so all in all a perfect palette.

Anastasia Beverely Hills Dipbrow Pomade

This brow product is super popular throughout beauty bloggers and youtubers and I completely get the hype. The main reason I love this pomade is because it makes my brow routine so much quicker so if i needed to be somewhere in a rush I know I can rely on this and it will be quick and easy to use. Before I had ever tried a brow pomade I was always unsure on this type of product as I thought I would struggle using it but I actually find it easier than powders and pencil products. It applies very well to the brows and glides on smoothly making shaping your brows a lot easier. It is also very easy to clean up if you make a mistake with a cotton bud or concealer. This product is definitely worth the price as it lasts SO long.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Now I am that girl that isn't great at liquid liner and it is probably what I struggle with most in make-up. This is by far the easiest liner to use that I have come across yet. I always repurchase this one now as if it is not in my collection I feel lost. The tip is flexible which makes it far easier to use in my opinion compared to a harder tip that drags too harshly across your lid. I also find the staying power of this liner to be very good, it will always last me a full days wear.

MAC Lipsticks 

I added MAC Lipsticks as they are my favourite formula of lipstick and one I always continue to repurchase. They are moisturising and sit perfectly on the lips without being dry or uncomfortable (even the matte finishes). I love many lipsticks in my collection however if I'm in rush or unsure of what to go for I will always pick up a MAC lippy. My two absolute favourite shades that I will wear daily are Velvet Teddy and Whirl which are both brown toned nudes however Whirl is a true brown and Velvet Teddy has pink undertones. I also find the staying power of MAC lipsticks to be extremely good along with excellent pigmentation. If I could only have one brand of lipstick in my collection it would definitely be MAC as they also offer such a wide range of colour choice and finishes.

I'd love to know any products you can't be without!

Thanks for reading.

Imogen xxx


  1. Mary Loumanizer, Laura Mercier Powder and Hoola bronzer are my favourite products too! We definitely have similar taste :) I'll be sure you keep a look out for the other products you've mentioned.

    X Emma |

  2. Amazing products aren't they! Ah I hope you manage to try some out and love them as much as I do! Thanks for reading! :) xxx


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