Makeup Must Haves

As a makeup artist, I’m constantly trying out new products. As a result, I tend to chop and change my daily makeup routine quite often. My primary focus is always on using quality products that are effective in creating a flawless, radiant makeup look.

My current makeup routine is simple and quick. I want to look natural yet polished, so I use the following products:


Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

This is a great full coverage foundation that can be easily buffed into the skin. This creates a flawless but very natural base.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard

This evens skin tone and balances any pigmentation, while covering and diminishing any blemishes and imperfections. This is one of the best concealers on the market as it is designed to last.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Natural

This is a lovely finishing powder that really sets the foundation and holds everything in place throughout the day.


MAC Blush in Well Dressed

This blush is an ‘immaculate pink’ shade that adds a soft flush of colour to the face. It’s subtle enough for everyday, yet it is buildable for creating a healthy glow for a night out.

Dior Nude Air Luminizer Powder

This is a light and silky highlighter that creates gorgeous luminosity on the skin. It is stunning on and is one of my favourite new products.


Dior Backstage Eye Prime

This is a fantastic base for prepping eyes for shadow. It smoothes and corrects the eye area for seamless eyeshadow application.

Dior Show Mono Lustrous Smoky Shadow in 564 Fire


This is a beautiful lustrous shadow that delivers a rich colour pay off and a subtle shine. This is gorgeous on its own with a cake liner or a kohl pencil smudged out to create a soft and smoky effect. The shade selection in the line is quite autumnal as well, so these eyeshadows are a perfect fit for this time of year.

Lancome Le Crayon Poudre in Blonde


This dual ended eyebrow pencil allows you to create natural and perfectly full groomed brows.

Lancome Hynose Mascara


This is an intensely hydrating, volumising mascara that makes lashes look much fuller. It’s one of my must-have products.

Inglot Sleeks VLC Lipgloss #71


This  beautifully packaged sheer lipgloss that makes the lips appear ultra-shiny yet natural at the same time.

Oh, and I would highly recommend TK Maxx for great quality, affordable makeup bags. Look at this adorable navy one that I got for €7. Such a steal!


And those are the products that I seem to be reaching for at the moment. Have you used any of these? Let me know your beauty routine by tweeting me @CarBourke or tagging me on Instagram or Facebook.

x Caroline