Beauty Insider blog is 10 years old this year. We have timed a series of posts for this event, where we talk about our most beloved decorative tools, those that we are ready to sing praises to forever. In this part – Masha’s cosmetic bag.
During the six years that I have been working at BI, my cosmetic bag has grown to an impressive size. However, if you closely analyze everyday makeup, it turns out that there are not so many funds in the constant flow. They seemed to have sifted through a sieve of time and the very best remained at the bottom. The most beloved, the most convenient, the most understandable.
I have a mixed skin type, closer to dry. This means that tonal ones often emphasize peeling on the cheekbones, and the nose occasionally shines, which, in truth, rarely worries me.
Most often, I choose foundations with a medium coverage and a satin or shimmer finish. The main thing in them is to hide small pigment spots and redness, even out the tone and remain invisible.
Best BB cream – BB cream BB Creme Nude, Erborian. Easy to apply, blend into skin for light to medium coverage. Sold in travel-sizes that help out on trips.
Best ss cream – CC-cream “Absolute perfection” SPF20, Lumene. Perfectly evens out the tone, highlights and masks elegantly. In fact, this is more a full-fledged tone for every day than a ss-cream.
Best tone with a light illuminating coating – fluid for skin radiance Vitalumiere SPF15, Chanel. Almost does not mask, but it gives a stunning highlight and the effect of sleek skin. I wear it on the best days of the year – after vacation, when I want to emphasize my tan and a rested look. Love.
Best Medium to Heavy Coated Tone – L’Essentiel, Guerlain. It masks well and lasts during the day. At the same time, it smoothes and slightly illuminates the skin, does not look like a mask. I choose for filming and evening outings.
The best tone for sports tonal BB-agent Sports SPF50 +, Shiseido. With high sun protection, ultra-resistance – half marathon withstands, I checked.
Best concealer – Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Nars. Highly pigmented and very pliable, bruises beautifully. Before applying, be sure to warm it up in your fingers – then it lays down thinly and does not emphasize wrinkles.
The best concealer to quickly touch up your makeup – multifunctional pencil corrector Touch Pen, Erborian.
Best Compact Powder — Les Beiges, Chanel… Lays down with the thinnest veil and blurs imperfections. The included brush is comfortable.
The best makeup base – moisturizing Hydra Veil, Illamasqua. The transparent jelly wonderfully smoothes the relief without creating a dense silicone mask. But it prolongs the life of any tone and doubles its reflective properties.
Best blush – Galifornia, Benefit. I have worn, almost without taking off, since they came out. I like how coral refreshes and adds summer mood.
Best Blush & Highlighter Palette – Bloom Blush & Glow Palette, Natasha Denona – an explosion of brightness and color. Shades are rich, shining, easy to shade.
Best Blush Highlighter Bronzer Palette – The Neo-Blush, Pink Sand by Kevyn Aucoin. Universal blush and bronzer, highlighter – modest.
Best Highlighter with Moderate Shine – blush-highlighter Dandelion Twinkle, Benefit. The shade of champagne will suit any make-up. Already rubbed a hole in it.
The best highlighter to apply all over your face – for an evening shining make-up – Beyond Powder, Illamasqua, shade OMG!
Best Liquid Highlighter – highlighter fluid Invisible Illumination, Lumene. Bright, uniform glow on a non-greasy base. There are three shades – it is impossible to choose one.
Best palette of multicolored highlighters – Alchemist Holographic Palette, KVD. Four shades with an even colored glow.
Best False Lash Effect Mascara – Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils, Yves Saint Laurent. Gives a gorgeous volume from the very first layer plus curls my straight lashes. Magnificent!
The best mascara for every day – Mad Lash, The Balm. Some volume and elongation, good separation. It has a comfortable curved brush and amazing durability: withstands two hours of rain.
Best colored pencils – Urban Decay Glide-On 24/7 Eye Pencil and Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner, Marc Jacobs Beauty. Gel, glides on easily and lasts forever.
Best budget smokey pencil – Kajal Definer, Make Up Factory. Stocky, easily stewed, can be applied to the mucous membrane.
Best eye liner – Tattoo Liner, KVD Beauty, an undisputed favorite for its fine bristle brush.
Best Nude Eyeshadow Palette – Essentialist, shade 06 Hanatsubaki Street Nightlife, Shideido, Shadows are divinely applied and shaded.
Best all-round eyeshadow palette – Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette Scandalust, Marc Jacobs Beauty. The quality is excellent. The shades are chic: lovely light nude, a couple of metallics, gorgeous plum and dark crimson so as not to get bored.
The best monotenes Ombre Premiere, Chanel – silk. Glaucous-gray-purple Talpa looks gorgeous solo, there is already a decent-sized hole in the box.
The best palette of bright eyeshadows and glitters – Riviera, Anastasia Beverly Hills. Glitters are applied with a finger, do not crumble. Bright matte shades are easy to apply and blend.
Best glitters Glitter Bomb Holo Edition, Pupa. Combines stunning blues, ease of application and soft texture.
The best eyebrow color gel – hassle-free Couture Brow, YSL Beauty. Intense iridescent color, neat brush.
Best Long Lasting Brow Color Gel — Dipbrow Gel, Anastasia Beverly Hills. It seems that it is not scary to jump into the pool with him.
Best Lipstick Gloss – Miss Sicily, Dolce & Gabbana. Combines vibrant translucent shades, durability and a glossy wet finish. I carry two colors with me in my bag – I can never choose which is better.
The best creamy lipstick – Rouge Allure, Chanel. Intense color that overlaps your lip color, comfort.
Best matte – Le Rouge Duo Ultra Tenue, Chanel. The finest coverage, comfort and durability.
Best budget matte – Superstay Ink Crayon, Maybelline. A miracle for very modest money.
Best tint – Made to Last Lip Tint won everyone here, Pupa – amazing durability and bright shades.
Through trial and error, I realized that I don’t need so many brushes. Curl your fingers:
- For shadows – two different Deco. Pro: with them it is easy to apply shadows on the movable eyelid and draw thin beveled lines, and with fluffy, I drive lipstick onto my lips with a thin layer.
- For shadows Lumene N11– to apply basic colors before shading.
- For shading, chic Too Cool For School, a double of the expensive Evgeny, but extinguishes the fold just as well.
- Make Up Store – The N709 is amazingly stuffing with concealer, and her N708 mini clone is perfect for blending eyeshadow across the lower lids.
- For blush, highlighter, bronzer – mega-universal A3, Annbeauty… Blends everything for you.
- Great for powder – Maestro №101, «№1» – knows how to put a thin layer of powder in one stroke on half of the face at once.