As far back as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by the trans-formative effect of makeup. Perhaps it is all a legacy of having grown up in a large family where the women were as fashionable as the men were adventurous. After years of sharing makeup tips with friends and colleagues, someone suggested that I would be doing many other women a big favor by sharing my knowledge and skills on the web. That is how this blog came to be!
Down the years, I have seen many makeup brands come and go while others carved their own niches as favorites for consumers the world over. I have also learnt that even when two makeup products have a deceptively similar formulation, they are rarely equally effective in actual results. I have therefore become very selective and developed a liking for a select set of makeup brands that have never disappointed me down the years. Here are three of my favorite ones:
Marketing their range of cosmetic products and accessories as “Cruelty Free Makeup”, Too Faced Cosmetics is a leading brand with a global market base. The company produces a whole array of cosmetic products from mascaras, eye shadow, primers, glitters, shimmers, lipsticks, lip balms to accessories such as bags and brushes.
Based on many years of trying different cosmetic products, I can tell you for certain that Too Faced Cosmetics make the best face primers money can buy. Their primers, especially their Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer (my No. 1 favorite), will prepare your skin perfectly for foundation application, minimize pores and are also very effective in reducing discoloration on the skin.
I also highly recommend their line of bronzers. Specially formulated to withstand humidity, the products are a must have for any makeup collection worth its name. The bronzers blend well with all skin tones and are also fortified with special anti-aging ingredients such as chamomile and aloe vera extracts.
My love story with Urban Decay cosmetic products was borne of a serendipitous quirk of fate. At a Christmas party, we all had to pick a random gift. I just happened to fall for an Urban Decay Vice2 makeup palette. I haven’t looked back since.
Urban Decay are way ahead of the competition when it comes to the widest selection of face primers and foundations. In fact, I would never leave my house without secreting a tube or two of Urban Decay’s range of Eyeshadow Primer Potions in the depths of my handbag.
I have recommended Urban Decay’s Naked Skin liquid makeup to countless users who have asked for my advice and I have received just positive feedback from them. The product is formulated to smooth over any facial imperfections while leaving no trace of makeup color. Infused with anti-aging peptides, your skin will also bear that youthful glow all day long.
When it comes to lip gross and lipstick, there is only one brand that I would give a five star rating without hesitating a moment: Bobbi Brown. If I was to use two words to describe the Bobbi Brown line of makeup products, they would have to be “Authentically Natural”. Nowhere else does this quality manifest itself better than in their lip gloss and lipstick line.
I have recommended Bobbi Brown’s lip sticks for pale skin a countless times to grateful users and never heard of anything like disappointment in the way of feedback. The lip gloss range is also replete with products formulated with soothing and botanical extracts which will be a joy to apply at any time.
I do not have enough space to go into all the merits of these products in this post but not to worry. Soon I will post more detailed reviews as well as tutorials on these and many more of my favorite makeup products. Have yourself a fabulous makeup day, the world is at your feet!