Although I am guilty of overindulging in the world of beauty, I'm still a girl of fairly simple taste who has a habit of sticking to a routine. I usually mess around with eyeshadows and blushes quite a lot, but when it comes to my basic beauty regime, there are a few products that seem to always make the cut, and those are what we're going to take a look at today...

The Concealer:
There isn't really much to say about the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, apart from the fact that I'm about to purchase my third tube of the stuff. It's like magic - it is heavy enough to cover blemishes but light enough to slap on under the eyes - basically, nothing else can quite keep up with this bad boy, and that's exactly why it's an essential for me. 

The Lipgloss:
I've never been a lipgloss girl - sticky, shiny lips have never been my cup of tea - so imagine my surprise when the YSL Huile Volupté in 08 managed to sneak itself into a permanent spot in my handbag! It has the most amazing texture; it's smooth and silky like a lip balm, but still has an incredible shine. What's more, its slight tint means that it works perfectly whether over another lip product or on its own. 

The Mascara:
I know, I know, I have been known to be a tad flighty when it comes to mascaras, but you know how hard it is to find 'the one'! Although I wouldn't call the YSL Babydoll Mascara my one and only mascara saviour, it is still pretty damn close to perfection. It lengthens, separates, adds a nice bit of volume, and best of all, the brown shade that I picked up looks a lot less harsh than the typical black against my paler complexion - can't complain!

The Nail File:
The moment I switched over to a crystal nail file was the day that I decided to never look back. They never wear out, they are much better for your nails, and they give a superior finish to any other nail file that I've tried out during my 22 years on this planet. Mine's from Leighton Denny, but I've heard great things about other brands too.

The Eyebrow Pencil:
I've spoken about my problem in the past trying to find a quick and easy eyebrow fix for my blonde hair, and MAC's Fling Eyebrow Pencil has been my go-to for years now. Fling is the perfect compromise between warm and ashy, long-lasting and creamy, and drugstore and high end. I've gone through more of these pencils than I care to admit, so it's safe to say that it's a winner. 

The Eye Brush: 
There's a million and one eyeshadow brushes out there, but when it comes to the basics I never stray far from my beloved MAC 239. In fact, this is the only eye brush that I have ever decided to buy a duplicate for, and both of them still get their fair share of use. I challenge you to find another brush out there that can pack on the colour like this does - impossible!

p.s. I only noticed after taking and editing this photo the clash of book titles, but I thought it was pretty funny so I left it that way ;)


  1. Loooove the NARS concealer and I seriously need to get my hands on one of the YSL oils! I've swatched them and lordy, they are gorg. And lol at the book titles! What a co-winky-dink ;)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. Haha the book titles, funny :) great post!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  3. Really great post! Love the picture x

    Eoise x| (organic/natural beauty/lifestyle blog)

  4. I've heard such great things about that NARS concealer, I really should pick one up for myself!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  5. I keep putting off trying the NARS concealer, and I have no idea why!

  6. When you put it that way I can't help but get a little desperate to buy one of those YSL lip oils! I'll be honets I had dismissed them as gimmicky but with so many raves I am rethinking my stance! :P


  7. I've been wanting to try the YSL lip oil! Everyone raves about it!

  8. THEY ARE INSANE! haha yeah I know, they couldn't be more perfect ;) x

  9. Heheh I know! Thanks Charline! x

  10. Buy it! Haha I'm such an enabler! x

  11. Definitely worth a try Tessa! x

  12. Oh Divya I really think you'll like them. There's not much of a tint to them, but the texture is amazing, and the darker shades might show up quite nicely on your lips x