My top make-up picks

Hola Lexicans! I was looking back on my old posts just now and realized I hadn't done a beauty-related post for ages, which surprised me as I love make-up. So today, I just wanted to share my top make-up picks with all of you and give them a mini review. I'm going to be doing _ products, some drugstore and some high-end.

Drugstore side

Seventeen - Instant Glow Shimmer Brick
This shimmer brick from Seventeen is absolutely gorgeous, and definitely my favourite drugstore purchase. It contains 4 different colours - 2 highlighters and 2 bronzers which are all really good quality for just £4.99. My past experiences with make-up under £5 have not been very good, but I absolutely LOVED this purchase as if it were high-end. I do have other bronzers now from different brands, but I always find myself coming back to this one. Overall, if you are looking for a drugstore bronzer/highlighter then I would 110% recommend this one.

Maybelline - Lash Sensational Mascara

This mascara was given to me by a friend after she said she didn't like it. It can come out a little clumpy which is particularly noticeable if you have high-end mascaras (like Benefit's They're Real in my case), however, if applied carefully this mascara looks really good, and gives a lot of volume. For a drugstore mascara this is really good and I personally really like it.

High-end side

Urban Decay - Naked 2 eye shadow palette
Naked2 in color 12Shadows
If you know your make-up you will almost certainly know the famous Naked palettes by one of my favourite brands Urban Decay. I currently have (and love) Naked 2, but I am also hoping to get Naked 1 soon. Naked 2 contains 12 colours - including a beautiful metallic gold, a gorgeous copper colour, a variety of silvers and some beautiful crease colours. In fact, it has a colour for everything. Unlike most palettes, I get use out of every single colour in Naked 2. If you're looking for a palette like Naked 2 but don't have a budget, many of my friends say In The Buff is a perfect dupe.

Benefit - They're Real mascara

Ah! Can I just start this off by saying this mascara is definitely the BEST mascara I have ever tried. It gives so much length and volume and makes your eyes look so much more open. This barely ever clumps up no matter how much you put on and it just makes your eyelashes so much longer and curlier. I would say if you're looking for a mascara and you don't have a budget, I would recommend this 100%!

Urban Decay - Naked Flushed bronzer, highlighter and blush
Naked Flushed in color
My friends got me this for my birthday the other day and I absolutely love it. I already had a mini version of Benefit's Hoola which is an extremely good bronzer and I loved that, so I wasn't sure whether I would use the bronzer in Naked Flushed that much, but actually I think I may like the one in Naked Flushed even more. The highlighter is a gorgeous colour and the blush... Well, the blush is sooo pretty - not too over the top, but not too subtle either; a perfect balance. Overall, this is well worth your money and I love, love, LOVE it!


So there are my top make-up picks! I have so many other favourites I couldn't include in this post as it would have gone on for ages, but if you would like to see a Part 2, let me know!! Do you have any of these products - would you like any? What are your favourite make-up products?



  1. This is such a lovely post, these all sound wonderful! I love the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  2. Your blog is so cute, all the products you mentioned I absolutely love too! xx


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