My current daily essentials – Part 1

daily makeup essentials

I have such a ridiculous amount of products on and in my makeup desk that sometimes it’s really interesting to stop and take stock of what I actually use as my daily essentials. There’s some new products in there and some discovered favourites, sometimes one of the best things is trying out a product you haven’t used in a while and falling in love with it all over again. I’ve split this post into two parts, because I didn’t want it to get too wordy!

♥ Face

MAC Studio Fix Fluid // I use to wear this foundation like all day every day, but then I think I got MAC Pro Long Wear and started wearing that out more and then BB cream on more relaxed days and this just sat at my makeup desk doing nothing. My MUA friend reminded me how great it is for oily skin and so I gave it another whirl! I really don’t know why I stopped using it now, it’s so build-able and keeps all the shine away.

MAC Studio Fix Powder // I originally purchased this powder to wear on it’s own as a lighter foundation for work, but it didn’t really work for me that way. However it works fantastically as a setting powder for my foundation. It keeps all the oil and shine away and keeps my makeup in place. I really like that it doesn’t go patchy or too powdery.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer // So many people sing the praises of this bronzer and I just didn’t think it was going to actually be that good, but it is! It’s the perfect bronzer shade even for my paler skin and just warms up the complexion really nicely. The product is actually quite a bit smaller than I expected which was a little disappointing, but I will buy it again regardless. I even featured it in my monthly favourites – you can see those here!

Collection Cosmetics Lasting Perfection Concealer // This product is easy to pick up at your local Countdown, cheap and works a treat. It blends easily and stays in place. It also doesn’t crease under the eye – win!

secret beam highlighter

Secret Beam Highlighter // I can’t tell you much about this as everything on the label is in Korean – however it was super cheap and it’s a crazy beautiful highlighter! I love the different shades in the compact. You can find this on

Look out for part 2 of My Current Daily Essentials next week to see the eye and brow products i’m using all the time.

What are your current face daily essentials? What foundation or BB cream are you using as your go to?