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I get asked a lot about my skincare and makeup routine. Pre 2020 when parties were regular, I was all about a smokey eye and a red lip but now I’m enjoying a pared back look and I’ve stripped my bathroom cupboard essentials back to prove it! All my essentials can be found at Walmart Beauty who carry my favourite brands- brands I’ve loved for years as well as some newer finds that I’ve discovered more recently.
Every makeup artist I’ve spoken to says this is the staple in all their make up bags. I’ve been using this for ages and I’m a total convert. I use it twice a day with a cotton pad and it’s good for sensitive skin too, so there’s no irritation around my eyes. Get a big one and you’ll find it lasts ages.
Following cleansing, I sweep some of this toner over my face. Mario Badescu is one of my go-to skincare brands and the witch hazel and rosewater in this is so refreshing. Rose water smells lovely too.
The lightest foundation I’ve found. It’s a water based tinted gel which dries to a semi matte finish…so it evens out your skin tone and hydrates; a great base for under makeup. Green tea, rose water, chamomile and lavender. Delicious.
Early starts make for tired eyes and NARS concealer is the best for under eye coverage. Hydrating and light-diffusing, it’s something all Mums should have in their collection as a cheat’s way to brighter eyes. I also love the names of their shades; Truffle, Biscuit, Cacao, Chantilly…
If I’m suddenly jumping on a call with a brand then a slick of this liquid lip smartens up a very basic outfit. I love the colour- Evening Rose which is the perfect mix between dark red and a softer pink.
A classic black eyeliner pen for a cat eye (or a fox eye!) flick. I go through these quite quickly as I love perfecting the perfect line. These E.L.F ones have a sort of felt tip style lid…SO much easier than something really liquid. The brown is lovely too for pale complexions or light eyes.
This is the very first piece of makeup I ever bought. It was certainly the first mascara and I’v used it ever since. A colourful little makeup bag staple which comes in Blackest Black, Very Black, Brownish Black, Dark Brown and Royal Blue.
In between washes I use this stuff and it saves my hair! Very lightweight and a great way of getting rid of frizz and flyaways too, it’s full of vitamins and yummy oils so that hair feels really healthy. Love this stuff- it stands front and centre amongst my bathroom cupboard essentials.
I’ve actually taken to keeping this in my handbag I love it so much- the travel size is here but there’s also a bigger one for your bathroom cupboard or dressing table. It’s a really fine mist that’s great for building volume and styling, with none of that powder that so many finishing sprays leave. Redken haircare is one of the best and I wouldn’t switch this spray out for anything.
If I have styled my hair then this is the finishing touch. I’m quite into loose waves at the moment and a touch of this condensed hairspray (the same amount just into a smaller can) keeps the styling in place all day.
So there are my bathroom cupboard essentials. What are yours and have they changed over the last year? Click through to shop.
What I’m Using: Makeup and Haircare all by Walmart Beauty