10 Makeup Products We Can’t Live Without

We all have a personal favourite go to makeup product that we can’t live without, however this isn’t the same for each person, so #TeamCoco have put together a list of the top 10 makeup products that we as a nation can’t live without.

We have also asked renowned London MUA Viorela Coman for a list of her top 3 makeup products that she can’t live without.

Top 10 Makeup Products We Can’t Live Without

Face

1. Primer

Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer
An ultra-soft, translucent makeup base to smooth skin surface and boost makeup staying power. This primer is inspired by makeup artist techniques. Priced at £28.50 (25ml), available from lancome.co.uk

2. Foundation

Fenty Beauty by Rhianna Pr Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation
A first-of-its-kind hydrating longwear foundation that delivers it all, with comfortable medium to full coverage, which gives a perfectly smooth, natural finish – available in 50 shades. Priced at £27, available from harveynichols.com

3. Concealer

Ariane Poole Concealer Palette
This fabulous yellow-based palette contains 3 shades of concealer that can be custom blended to suit your individual colouring all year round. Its unique creamy formulation glides on smoothly then transforms to a demi matte finish. Priced at £23, available from arianepoole.com

4. Highlighter

Estée Lauder Double Wear Brush-On Glow BB Highlighter
This luminous, long-wear BB brightens, perfects and corrects. Lightweight, moisture-fresh. Long-wear formula (up to 8 hours). This highlighter brightens shadows, helps erase the look of fatigue, and highlights facial features, it also replenishes skin for an instantly refreshed look, leaving the skin comfortable, soft, and smooth. Priced at £22 (2.2ml), available from esteelauder.co.uk

5. Blush

English Mineral Makeup Blush
Use sparingly to enhance cheeks and contours, add more to get a deeper tone, available in matte and soft glimmer finishes. Shades include warm tones, cool tones, and neutral tones, perfect for all skin pigments. Priced at £25 (5g), available from englishmineralmakeup.co.uk

Eyes

6. Eyeshadow

Carter Beauty 18 Shade Smooth Nude Eyeshadow Palette
Carter Beauty’s Smooth Nude Palette has everything you need to create the perfect go-to eye look. Whether you prefer a subtle or statement look, Smooth Nude has it all. Priced at £15, available from boots.com and carterbeautycosmetics.com

7. Eyeliner

Lord & Berry Perfector Eyeliner
This chubby felt-tip marker goes from a thin to a thick line quickly, and can last over 24 hours. It is 100% smudge proof, is easy to apply and quick-drying, and it will leave you feeling like you’re wearing no makeup at all. Priced at £17, available from lordandberry.com

8. Mascara

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara
The lash-maximising, curvy brush helps the mascara to define the lashes for major drama. The ultra-concentrated black pigment delivers the greatest visual impact, and the flash volume complex creates instant, smudge-free length and volume. Priced at £22, available from harveynichols.com

Brows

9. Brow Tint

Shavata Day-Long Brow Tint
You can create sleeker, fuller looking brows with the Shavata Brow Tint. This revolutionary tinting pen glides easily over each brow hair, instantly colouring your natural hairs and defining them, all without staining your skin. Priced at £19, available from shavata.co.uk

Lips

10. Lipstick

Benecos Natural Matte Liquid Lipstick in Desert Rose
Not only are the benecos liquid lipsticks natural, but they are also certified organic and suitable for vegans. They are formulated with organic cornstarch to leave a matte finish, while added Jojoba wax nourishes lips and prevents them from drying. Easy to apply and provides an even coverage. Priced at £6.95 each, available in 5 shades, from Whole Food Stores and via benecos.co.uk

Top 3 Makeup Products MUA Viorela Coman Can’t Live Without

Viorela Coman. Image Credit: Gintare Suke

We asked leading London makeup artist Viorela Coman, London’s Cruelty Free MUA (www.instagram.com/vior_ela) for her top 3 makeup products that she can’t live without.

Number 1. Concealer: Concealer has been a shiny star in the Art of Style and Makeup. For me personally, it is definitely the first thing to grab when doing my make-up.

I will now share a secret with you: when people look at you, they see the whole of your face first, and only later they zoom in to analyse the details. First impression is of amazing skin if you dab a bit of concealer under eyes, around the nose and chin (these are the usual areas are to have a different colouring naturally). Use a full coverage, creamy concealer that doubles up as foundation on those occasions when you are caught off guard but still need to look your best.

Number 2. Bronzer: contouring is meant to give your face shape and dimension: it can emphasize those beautiful cheekbones, it can slim down, reshape, add a just-back-from-holiday effect to your face. So yes, depending on how wisely you use it, it can make or break your look.

Make sure you blend it in and that you do not overdo it, don’t apply it too low/close to your nose since it can drag your whole face down.

Number 3. Mascara: Full looking lashes for ah-mazing eyes, yes, please! This iconic cosmetic is known to help women ever since 4000 BC and it does help me a lot too. Just one coat and it makes me look awake and ready for action – put a second coat on and the WOW factor is there! I am now ready for anything!

I really hope my 3 must-have products have inspired you on your quest for a quick and effective make-up session and give you more confidence when walking out the door and taking over the world.

Yours, Viorela.

Rachel McAlley

Rachel is currently a UK travel writer and beauty writer for House of Coco, she spends most of the week locked away in her country garden studio watching the world whizz by, and most of the weekend whizzing around the UK!

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