Earlier this summer I announced that I was joining the likes of Jordan Dunn and Gigi Hadid (I know, crazy huh) to become a part of the uber glam #Maybellinesquad. Squad goals complete right?
Maybelline has been one of my most favourite makeup brands for literally forever. I remember first dabbling in my mother’s makeup bag (she’s a fan too) as a toddler and of course, trying their Great Lash Mascara way back when aged just 15! So as you can imagine, it’s a real honour to be part of their squad, sharing my must-have products and beauty tips with you all!
So as you can imagine, it’s an honour to be part of their squad, getting to experiment with all their latest drops and sharing my must-have products and beauty tips with you all.
In this post here, I wanted to share some of my party makeup essentials as we move to September and my brother’s wedding and my birthday are around the corner.
These products are perfect for late summer soirees and will take you right through to the festive party season too.
Think bold lips and shimmering eyes to set off a flawless complexion.
Here’s what you’ll find in my make-up bag this autumn…
Facestudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter
Illuminated cheek bones are an essential for the party season and as we all know, strobing is the new contouring leaving you with a dewy, youthful complexion (yes please).
Maybelline’s Master Strobing Stick has a creamy formula that glides easily on the skin allowing you to target which areas of the face you want to accentuate and leaving you radiating within seconds. This multipurpose stick can be used to highlight cheekbones, spotlight the centre of the face and can also be worked around the brow and inner eye area for popping peepers!
This multi-purpose stick can be used to highlight cheekbones, spotlight the centre of the face and can also be worked around the brow and inner eye area for showstopping, popping peepers!
It’s available in two shades.
The Rock Nudes Eye Shadow Palette
This perfect palette includes 12 expertly curated shades for achieving iridescent and metallic eye looks. These statement hues will ensure your eyes shine resulting in the perfect evening look. Go bold or go home I say!
Blend into a sultry smokey finish and go wild with blues and purples which I’m crazy for!
Colour Tattoo Eye Studio 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadow
One of my biggest bugbears is spending ages on creating a perfect eye, only for it to smudge off hours later on the dance floor. Luckily the guys at Maybelline have come up with the perfect solution with their 24HR Cream Gel Eyeshadows which offer a long lasting metallic shimmer that can withstand even the hottest parties!
Available in a whopping 18 shades, these can be easily blended together to create a statement. I’m in love.
Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara in Very Black
Achieve the false lash effect with Maybelline’s Push Up Drama Mascara. This bad boy creates full-bodied, fluttery lashes minus the clogging you can get with some mascaras (high fives).
The innovative brush has cup-shaped bristles that literally boost and thicken lashes while the formula instantly plumps & volumises lashes, using an innovative styling wax to keep those lashes lifted.
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm
Pucker up ladies because Maybelline’s Baby Lips Lip Balm will give you the softest, most kissable lips. That’s if you can resist licking it off as they taste totally delish!
If you do have greater willpower than I do, then you’ll enjoy moisturised lips for a full 8 hours and SPF20 protection too. Pout safe ladies! 😉
The balms come in 6 flavours and my personal faves are Vanilla Cupcake (which tastes exactly as it says on the tin) and chai tea latte for a burst of exotic flavours.
Maybelline Colour Drama Lip Paint
For bold, bright lips with the WOW factor, you can’t go wrong with Maybelline’s Colour Drama Lip Paint. It works like a gloss but with an added burst of intense colour. Easy to apply with great staying power – it’s my autumn lip essential.
Maybelline Colour Sensation Matte Lipstick
Matte lips are makeup look du jour, popularised by Kylie Jenner. Stay on trend this autumn with Maybelline’s new Colour Sensation Matte Lipstick which unlike many other matte lipsticks, doesn’t dry out thanks to its luxe creamy formula leaving lips soft and irresistible all day long.
Maybelline 7 Day Nail Polish
Complete your look with shimmering nails that are perfect for the festive party season. Maybelline’s long lasting polish will last all week so it’s a great alternative to shellac which I can find dries out my nails.
It’s precision curved brush makes application a breeze while the formula offers high shine and a stunning metallic colour that’s subtle but oh so dreamy. I never thought I’d go metallic on my toes either but I love these on them as much as my fingernails!
Maybelline Colour Show Preppy Woman Nail Polish
For nail polish hues inspired straight from the catwalk, pick up Maybelline’s Colour Show Preppy Woman range. A fashionista’s dream, these beauts are the perfect way to achieve ‘this season’ nails with a long lasting formula and bold colour to boot.
So these are my party essentials…show me the dancefloor!