My favourite (high-end) make-up products (2017)

It’s time for another favourites post! As you guys might know, I love make-up. I’m not as obsessed with it as I was at 16 years old (I could literally spend my whole salary to make-up at that time) but, I still love a good make-up product! With time, I found out what products I like the most and I have some all-time favourites.

FOUNDATION
I personally like lightweight foundations that don’t feel or get ‘cakey’, I don’t like to ‘see’ the foundation. My skintype is normal, unless a bit of redness on my cheeks I have quite a smooth face.
I’ve used a few foundations that were quite opaque in the past, like the Estee Lauder double wear, but I really didn’t like it on my skin. I feel like it’s a bit too much for me, it makes me look a bit ‘fake’.

– Giorgio Armani, Luminous Silk foundation
€52,- de Bijenkorf

I bought this foundation for the first time in 2015, I still love it and bought it again many more times! It’s not heavy on the skin, not too opaque (which I like) and it just feels very good on my skin. It doesn’t dry-out my skin and feels like a ‘satin’ layer.

I personally like to use two colors, it gives me the ability to mix them into the perfect color for my skin at that moment. When I’m a bit more tan, in summer, I use more of the darker color (5.5).

Other (lightweight) foundations I also really like are:
– Guerlain Lingerie de Peau
– Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint (perfect for summer, it gives you a bit of a ‘bronzy’ look.

CONTOURING
For contouring, I like to use powder products. I’m not a big fan of a very ‘heavy’ contoured look, I like it to be natural and soft. My idea of contouring is not that you are ‘creating’ cheekbones or other facial feautures, but to accentuate what you already have!

– Anastasia Contour Kit
€48,40 de Bijenkorf

My all-time favourite contour kit! (I’m sorry for the ugly packaging) but as you can see I have this one for quite a long time now. The powders from Anastasia are just amazing, I got this kit in the color light.
What I really like about this kit is that you can buy refill-powders for it and you don’t have to buy the whole kit again, the colors I like to use the most are the two middle colors. Banana (the yellow-ish color) to set my concealer and fawn to accentuate my cheekbones.

– Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder duo
€72,- de Bijenkorf

This highlighter, I just have no words for it. I got it last summer and it is AMAZING. I’ve always loved a good highlighter, but this one is just on ANOTHER level. It really gives you a ‘glow’ and makes your cheekbones pop! Unlike other highlighters, you’re not getting a ‘glittery’ face from it. It really just gives the perfect glow without it being too much. Yes, would definitely recommend this one!

– Benefit, Hoola bronzer
€29,40 feelunique.com

My Hoola bronzer is like my baby. It was one of the first make-up products I bought when I got into make-up 5 years ago. I still love it so much! It gives you the perfect color and it’s also great for contouring.

BROWS
For my brows I’ve used Anastasia products since 2013, the dipbrow, the brow pencil, name it and I’ve used it. I have dark eyebrows that don’t need too much filling, so I mainly focus on the ‘holes’ in my brow and to just make them nice and neat.

Benefit ka-BROW! gel
€27,- Benefit

I got it in the color 5 ‘deep’, since I got this I haven’t touched my dipbrow anymore! I really like that it has a little brush in it, so it’s really easy to use in the morning when you’re in a hurry. The formula is just great, you don’t need to much of it and it really lasts long. But, it is quite ‘the same’ as the dipbrow.

Anastasia Dip Brow
$18 Sephora

Still, I love my dipbrow too and it definitely belongs in my favourites. I’ve used this product for such a long time! The color I use is medium-brown. I bought my first one in the color ‘ebony’ in 2013, but I like to use a bit of a lighter color. It really lasts long, I’ve had my previous one for like a year! A tip that I use: over time the product gets a bit ‘dry’, put a drop of baby oil in it and it’s like new again.

DIOR Diorshow Brow Styler
€22,- Douglas

I also like to use a pencil from time-to-time, to fill out the edges of my brow. I like to use the Diorshow brow pencil for this. I got this in the color 002 light brown.

MASCARA
What I seek in a good mascara: length, volume and that it keeps my lashes from ‘sagging’. I have quite long lashes, so mascaras tend to get a bit lumpy with my lashes. My all-time favourite mascara, that I use since 2014 is: volume de Chanel mascara

Chanel, volume de Chanel mascara
€35,- Douglas

This mascara gives me the perfect fake-looking eyelashes! It is GREAT, I’ve always struggled to find the ‘perfect’ mascara, but I haven’t even thought of other mascaras since I had this one. I’ve re-bought this many, many times and I always have one extra just to be sure. It can get a bit clumpy, so you don’t have to use much. And I don’t have to use a lash curler when I use this mascara, it gives my lashes great length.

These were my favourite make-up products! I hope you’ve enjoyed them and if you would like to read more make-up related posts, or have questions, comment them below.

xoxo
The Statute Snob

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