Posted by Kayleigh on 4th Feb 2022
As much as I love my makeup, I'll be the first to admit that it can be so overwhelming. With styles and trends constantly changing and new hacks and techniques being discovered on the regular it can be so difficult to stay on top of, and lets not even get started on the fact that every week it seems like there's a new product being released that we "absolutely NEED". Whether you're starting out on your makeup journey or badly in need of a refresh, half the battle is knowing which items to buy, here are some of our must haves for any makeup bag!
Let's start with the ultimate essentials: makeup brushes! In GTT HQ we've been raving about the Rebeluna brushes for years, and were SO beyond excited when we began stocking them! Although it's difficult to choose, my favourites just have to be their eyeshadow brushes. This set contains two sets of falsh lashes that give you the most stunning soft glam makeup look as well as 5 brushes. And let me tell you that these brushes make your eyeshadow blend like an absolute dream!
If you try out one new makeup product this year let it be this foundation! Our very own Gina has been searching for years for her beloved discontinued Chanel foundation, and finally met her match last year after trying this foundation. This medium coverage foundation is easily buildable and gives the skin a radiant glowing look as it contains our all time favourite Hyaluronic Acid!
Real talk: Sometimes I actually feel guilty for my past self that in my 7+ years of wearing makeup I never truly understood the beauty of blusher until just last year, when this cream blush arrived with us. As much as we love the flawless feel that a powder blush gives us, there's something so underrated and subtle about a cream blush.
The very thought of attempting to contour was enough to send a shiver down my spine until I tried this contour palette. Containing four shades in a cream formula to conceal, contour, highlight, and blush, along with two powder shades to set your concealer and contour and ensure that it stays all day. Not to forget the slim, lightweight packaging and big compact mirror to make it a must have for travelling!
I don't mean to brag (that's a lie, I absolutely do mean to brag here) but I think we may have found the perfect natural eyeshadow palette! This one from Sculpted by Aimee is packed full of matte neutrals and the most stunning shimmer shades (don't mind me, I'm just planning my makeup looks for the next month around those emerald green and purple jewel shades!) Whether you're looking for a soft natural day-to-day look or a full smoky eye, this palette is an absolute must have!