My July Beauty Must Haves

Its been quite a while since I shared my beauty favourites.

To be honest, I guess I have been stuck in a rut. Just going through the motions of using what was in my make-up bag – you could say I’ve  been on make-up auto-pilot.

But at the moment there are a few pieces in my arsenal that I just can not live without.

Before I share them with you, I wanted to give you the heads-up that I will be posting the second stage of my Botox journey next week.

If you didn’t catch the first have a read here (B is for Botox).

Right, here’s what I’m loving:

Beauty: My July Must-Haves

1. Hourglass Veil from Mecca Cosmetica $79.00

I cannot put into words just how much I love this product.  This was a hot-tip from the lovely Barbe at Fashionista in Surburbia.

After reading one of Barbe’s posts about this primer, it went straight on to my Birthday list…Yes, I always produce a list. If you know what you want then ask for it – it makes for a much happier birthday! My gorgeous girl obliged (like wonderful daughters do) and hot-tail her pretty little ass to Mecca in Brisbane.

Applied after your serum and moisturiser, it makes the perfect base for your foundation. SPF 15, it conceals redness and softens the look of fine lines and wrinkles (yes please). It repels water thus creating the perfect long-lasting base.

As I work in air con all day (even in winter) my very dry skin can take a heavy battering. This product has made my skin smile and my make-up stays in place all day.

Do you get the feeling I like it?

2. Witchery Lipstick in Dust Pink $12.95

Creamy and moistening and the perfect daytime colour…I also have the matching lip gloss.

3. Chanel Vitalumiere 

I have worn this foundation for a good few years now. Yes, of course I try everything new that hits the market, but I also seem to go back to my old faithful.

Satin finish, perfect for older skin offering a youthful radiant complexion.

I wear colour 40 Beige – I find it the perfect winter shade. For summer I can add a touch of bronzer if my body is tanned.

4.  Nars – The Multiple $58.00

Again this product is not new to the market. But it is a make-up bag must-have…put it on your Christmas List lovelies!

I’m using  the colour ‘Orgasm” which is one of the iconic colours in the Multiple range.

This is a multi-purpose cream to powder formula which can be used on cheeks, lips eyes or body. I tend to only use on my cheeks, except when away on holidays and it the perfect daytime product to use for a natural looking finish.

Please don’t be put off by the price tag – this is worth every single cent.

5. Colour Tattoo by Maybelline NY  from Priceline $5.97 (on sale)

Audacious Asphalt – the perfect colour for a touch of daytime smokey eye.  It can also be layered heavier for evening.

6. Eye Shadow Primer by Australis from Priceline $

Providing the perfect base for my colour tattoo. Eye shadow magnets provided heavy duty staying power which works a dream on my droopy eye-lids!

7. Model & Co Volumeyes Mascara $20.00

Most people on the planet have fallen in love with Benefit They’re Real Mascara – I love it too.

I was shopping for fake-tan in Coles on our recent trip to Palm Cove and this mascara came free with the Model & Co tanning cream. I used it straight away and at the moment its the first mascara I reach for in the mornings…I wonder if this fascination will last??


So tell me your beauty must-haves…What products would you recommend I try?


I’m linking up with the lovely Rachel form Redcliffe Style today





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