I thought it had been a while since I’d done a beauty post so I thought that tonight was the night that I should break my makeup related silence with a post on my everyday makeup staples. Ironically, I’ve just seen my ex-boyfriend on a makeup based, BBC3 dating show. Funny how the world works isn’t it?

First up on my list of products I absolutely cannot live without, is my MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation in NC15. I have tried so many other foundations, and although I know this one is probably one of the most common out there, it really has been the best for my skin so far. I dabbled for a while with Dior which I loved, but I found that the colour match wasn’t quite right for me. Equally, I’ve tried MAC’s Studio Sculpt which, although being a better colour match due to their NC15 being slightly lighter, was not the right consistency for my skin and I found it transferred onto my clothes way too easily.

I also absolutely love this mini NARS eyeshadow palette in ‘Madrague’. I’ve featured this recently on my July favourites video and I absolutely cannot get enough of it. The shades are perfect for a natural looking day to day look, especially if you’re looking for a neutral work look, and although not the most pigmented eye shadows in the world they definitely do their job!

I am massive fan of Illamasqua, and the first (and only! *sobs*) product I currently own by them is their Brow Cake in ‘Thunder’ which I use 99% of the time. I got told by the lovely makeup artist on their stand in Selfridges that the Brow Cake should last me two years. I’ve used it almost every day (literally, I’ve only gone Brow Cake free for maybe a week at the start of the year when I was ill and the last week when I’ve been giving my brows a growing sesh) for the last 10 months and I’m not even close to half way through it. It’s my favourite brow product EVER and I love a good brow product. 

My wonderful moisturiser has snuck into the corner of this photo and rightly so. MAC’s Comfort Creme Moisturiser is like a breath of fresh air for my skin. I use it morning and night and it smells divine and also leaves my skin so soft it’s unreal. It truly is a comfort for me when I put it on, and I literally cannot go to sleep without a nice coating of this on my skin first!

Finally, I come to my favourite lipstick in the world, MAC’s Saigon Summer. I first fell in love with orange/coral lipsticks after seeing Lucy Watson’s staple lipstick on Made in Chelsea, and shortly after fell in love with this shade by MAC. It’s become a total go to staple for me, and I honestly think a strong orange lip is becoming my trademark – I’m so glad this is on MAC’s main product range and isn’t a limited edition or I may just have ended up buying about 30 of them to keep me covered for the foreseeable future! 

What are your every day makeup staples? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments below!

Lucy-J xo


  1. Kassi Allcock
    August 12, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    That mac lipstick looks beautiful! Always on the look out for the next one that I should buy. Love seeing what make up other people use, gives me inspiration to refresh my boring everyday routine! x x xkassiella

    • Lucy-J
      August 13, 2014 / 7:58 pm

      Thank you! It really is a gorgeous shade, it's creme sheen as well as opposed to matte which gives it a really nice texture on the lips 🙂 I honestly can't get enough of it, I think I'll go into mourning if they ever discontinue it! xo

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *