Current Makeup Staples

current beauty staplesThe posts have been lacking a little on ALO recently, especially the beauty ones and I feel it’s because I haven’t been trying anything new recently. After years of trying new products over and over again I’ve gotten a little bored of it. I’m quite enjoying using products I know and love on a daily basis, some do change daily but there are six which I have been sticking to religiously.

– This eyeliner is stupidly expensive but it’s the best and I really think I am going to be repurchasing it soon, it’s that good. I love the tip and find it really easy to use but what makes it stand out is just how black it has remained. I’ve been using it for a surprisingly long time and it’s still blacker than some liners are a week after buying them.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer– I’m not sure this is the best eyeshadow primer ever but I have been reaching for it over all my other ones. It keeps my eyeshadow in place and really helps with the vibrancy of the shadow, I’ve had it for a while and its lasted really well too.

– Another stupidly expensive product which I have been using daily. The contour is a perfect natural shade which can be built up whereas the highlight adds a nice glow without going overboard.

This is one of those products that people don’t really get why I love it do much. Most people love Benefit Gimme Brow as it does more than Speed Brow but since my brows are already quite dark and defined I just need something that will keep them in place but still look natural.

– I wasn’t expecting there to be two Benefit products in this post but I have been using Benefit Hoola Bronzer for years and it has a special place in my everyday makeup drawer. It’s a really beautiful, natural looking bronzer which I sometime even use to add shape to my face or to add depth to my crease.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Powder- Not the best powder even but it’s always in my handbag, it’s affordable so I’m not too precious with it, it has a great mirror and get the job done.

What are your go-to makeup staples?


  1. 20th April 2016 / 10:08 am

    The Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer has been a favorite of mine for a long time.

  2. 20th April 2016 / 11:14 am

    The CT Film Star Bronze and Glow is stunning! I wish they had a highlighter with the darker version, instead of the orange blush.


  3. 21st April 2016 / 7:16 am

    The Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow palette looks beautiful! And I totally get why you love it!! <3


  4. Erin @MakeErinOver
    23rd April 2016 / 11:18 am

    This just reminds me how much much I want hoola, and filmstar & Glow, I need to win the lottery! lol

  5. 25th April 2016 / 8:20 pm

    The Charlotte Tilsbury Bronze and Glow is amazing, even if it is a little expensive. I’d recommend the W7 Hollywood Bronze and Glow as a dupe. It’s pretty much exactly the same (build-able contour and amazing highlighter) and it’s only a fraction of the price! Xx

  6. 11th May 2016 / 9:12 am

    I’m completely new to contour/bronzer and it’s not really something I keep in my everyday makeup bag, but that Charlotte Tilbury palette looks amazing! It’s going straight on my wish list! xx

  7. Sharon elsie
    7th July 2017 / 11:58 am

    Although the Charlotte Tilsbury Bronze and Brow is totally expensive but it’s worth buying.The highlighter is stunning.I have tried Benefit Hoola Bronzer and really does add and define the shape of my face.You ladies out there should definitely try this. Sharon Elsie |

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