A lot has changed for me over the past year in terms of beauty. I no longer buy products endlessly, a little more care and consideration goes into what I spend my money on, I stay more loyal to my favourite brands, and I’ve started making the switch to cruelty free products (I’m using up all my current products first, then will only be buying CF).
Throughout this process, I’ve began to truly treasure the brands I know and love and appreciate their whole range of products more. Rather than just diving on the latest trending release, I’m now exploring a back catalogue of tried and tested beauties, and getting to know what works for me.
So today I thought I’d share with you guys my five favourite beauty brands EVER.
You’ve probably seen me mention GOSH a few times before, because I’ve loved their products for a while now! My recent faves include their Mix & Fix Colour Drops, which you can use with foundation to adjust the tone slightly if needed. Perfect if you switch between having a bit of a tan, and being pale; you can tweak your foundation as needed! I love GOSH for the amazing quality of products they put out, and fantastic social media team who are always friendly and helpful! My all time favourite products have to be their lipsticks!
2. Pixi Beauty
Pixi Beauty is one of those dreamy brands that seems to always tempt me even when I’m having a spending ban! Known for their truly special skin treats and girly makeup products, they are definitely popular in the blogging world. I have never tried a product of theirs that I didn’t LOVE, especially their Glow Tonic and eye shadow palettes. They have such reasonable prices for the quality of products too!
Illamasqua is an absolute DREAM makeup brand of mine, I love them! They ooze personality, vibrance, never shy away from colour, and have such a fantastic message behind their brand. I’ve seen them time and time again impress me with their morals over money making, and the products really do speak for themselves. My favourite products include their veil primers and stunning highlighters.
4. Urban Decay
There is a good reason everyone loses their minds when Urban Decay drops a new launch; they never let us down! Their palettes are cult favourites among beauty lovers and the quality is out of this world. I especially love their All Nighter foundation; it truly is the greatest foundation I’ve EVER, ever used! There is something for everyone in their range and I love that I could stick to this one brand alone and find everything I could ever want and need!
It’s only in the past 6 months that I’ve found myself falling for The Body Shop really. Not intentionally, I’d tried the odd product before and always liked them; but I’m so absolutely smitten now! Their skincare range alone is enough to impress; with products in a huge list of scents, available for every age, to do anything you may need (Strawberry is my fave scent at the moment!). I also love their makeup range, particularly their Instablur!
It’s fair to say I’ll be concentrating on these five brands more than anyone else this year, and I can’t see me regretting that any time soon.
Who are your favourite beauty brands?
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