Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tag: My 11 Most Reached For Products

This was a tag I stole from Jade's video, but she tagged anyone who wanted to do it, so I'm doing it!

It wasn't too hard to pick 11 items, as I've been pretty much using the same stuff over and over lately. I have moved right away from my usual greens, purples and pinks and embraced neutral/nude eyeshadows. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that I'm getting on a bit and my eyelids are more hooded than they used to be (boo-urns), but mainly because it's still dark when I'm getting ready in the mornings and the lighting in my house is shite - everywhere. I just don't have the light I need to be able to apply coloured eyeshadows carefully enough. If I'm a bit half-arsed with neutrals (as I often am), it's not really noticeable.

Anyway, blah blah blah - on to my list. I haven't included any skincare or perfumes as I chop and change those a lot and don't have any real go to favourites at the moment.

Face of Australia Face Base
My favourite primer ever. It doesn't really do anything about hiding pores or lines, but it feels lovely and provides a beautifully smooth base for foundation. It's comfortable and I don't spend the whole day feeling like I'm wearing a mask. It's also cheap - about $12 in Priceline, I think.

Hissyfit Lip Service Lip Balm SPF30+
Never in a million years did I think I'd be including a lip balm in a list of "most" anything, unless it was "Most Annoying Products That You Still Have To Use". I reviewed this the other day, so I won't say anything more about it here.

Palladio Rice Powder
I bought this for $5US from Makeupgeek. You can buy it here from Crush Cosmetics for nearly three times the price (of course - it's Australia, after all). It's lovely and light and sets makeup nicely. I apply it with that big boofy Sigma brush that's a dupe of the MAC #150.

NARS Eyebrow Pencil Ipanema
Perfect brown - not too dark, and no red. I use it when I can't be bothered messing about with powder on my brows, which lately has been daily.

ELF Liquid Lipstick Pink Lemonade
Not a lipstick at all - it's a gloss. Not too sticky, nice subtle colour, easy to apply and cost $1. What's not to love?

MAC #239 Brush
This was the first MAC brush I ever bought, and it's still one of only two that I own (the other is #266). I think it's a "must own" - it's better than any other shadow brush I've ever used. I want more of them.

NYX Cream Blush Rose Petal
I didn't like this when I first bought it, but I think that's because the weather was hot. Now that it's cooled down it doesn't feel as greasy as it did at first. It's a very pretty rose pink colour and it lasts a good while. I apply it with a travel size Sigma #187 stippling brush.

Milani Blush Luminous
Definitely my most-used blush. It's Milani's attempt at an Orgasm dupe, pinky peach with gold shimmer. It's not exactly the same, but it's very pretty and wearable.

NARS Eyeshadow Ondine
Gorgeous shimmery plummy brown - I love this colour so much.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Toasted
Possibly my favourite eyeshadow - it's a shimmery bronze-ish brown. If you have the Naked palette, you'll know this one.

Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick Born With It
The perfect nude pink.

I tag anyone who feels like doing it, and I'd love it if everyone did it because I want to know what 11 products you reach for most!


  1. Great list! I have Milani Luminous too, and you've reminded me that I have to use it more often. Thanks! :)

  2. Ooh, lots of faves that I haven't tried before! I like knowing what people's favourites are - that's about one of the biggest compliments to give a product, i think!

  3. I love these favourites posts! I also love NARS Ondine, although it keeps getting neglected :(

    The NYX cream blusher look pretty

  4. Great post!!! I completely agree with you about the Maybelline Born With It color. It's just the perfect shade and goes great with a smoky eye


  5. I LOVE my maybelline 'born with it', I haven't used that shade in ages, I feel so sad now - must hunt for it in my collection and give it some much needed loving.


  6. Great list, Dee!
    I love NYX blush, but am yet to try their cream ones. I think my next CC order is going to include that lovely Rose Petal shade. (:

  7. I find these posts so riveting! Love seeing what you're loving atm. Reminds me that I really need to invest in a stippling brush, too.


  8. I can't believe I don't own born with it yet! Thanks for the link up ;)

  9. I love the look of Ondine, I'll have to go swatch that. I have Luminous as well but never seem to use it, will also have to dig it out!

  10. I'm slow Dee (and Jade) but I am on it.

  11. Thanks everyone, glad you liked this post - I love these kinds of posts too, so I hope those of you with blogs do one! :-)

  12. I've been doing neutrals too for the same reason, hehe. The lighting in my basement aka my current bedroom is terrible.

  13. Heather, it's a pain isn't it? I need one of those makeup mirrors with all the little bulbs around it!

  14. Thanks for following my blog, Dee. Really enjoying yours, might do this tag too :)

  15. Yay for the NYX Cream Blush and Maybelline Born With It!

  16. Gorgeous list. Just discovered your blog - fantastic stuff!