5 High-end Products That Made it to The Makeup Bag

What better way to start the New Year than with a little revamp of the everyday makeup bag? Since November I've fallen back in love with makeup, especially with making my complexion look absolutely perfect even if I'm not wearing much else.  A soft and glowy look has been my go-to for the winter months and these five products have been a few new additions that help me achieve the look I've been going for.

MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in NC25: 36.95€:  For my birthday one of my best friends got me this foundation from MAC, even though I've been loving medium coverage foundations more and more by the day, I feel like one always needs a more full coverage foundation in their makeup bag, especially during the festive season. I've been enjoying this one quite a bit. I prefer to apply it with my Beauty Blender because I feel like it gives a more natural finish. As for it being waterproof, I can't say anything, once I haven't tried it and probably I won't try it. I think this is a good foundation option for special occasions it doesn't accumulate in the fine lines and it's not cakey, at least not when mixes with the Too Faced HangoveRX Primer and the MAC Fix +. 

Benefit Dew The Hoola: 31.55€: Out of all the products I am going to be talking about this one is the most recent one, I've only had it for a week and I already see it as an essential. I've been wanting to get a cream bronzer for a LONG time but never got around to purchase one. I bought this thinking I was buying the Hoola Quickie Contour Stick, I didn't even realize Benefit made any other form of cream bronzer, it was on sale for 20€ at Sephora and I got it right away. Once I opened it I realized it wasn't a stick but a liquid bronzer. I've been using it ever since underneath my foundation to give a little bit of contour to my face and then I top it with the Hoola Powder to give a sharp and bronzed look to my face. It truly is life changing. I've also been using it on its own on top of foundation in order to give me a little-bronzed look when I am doing a no-makeup makeup look. I really think this is a product you should add to your routine because it really makes a difference. 

Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Lip and Face Set Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow and Killawatt in Hu$tla Baby: 20€ for the kit / 17.50€ for the gloss / 34.90€ for the highlighter: This was another birthday gift that I got from Joãos parents. I got the set with a mini Gloss Bomb and mini Killawatt. I had never tried Fenty Beauty before and the little kit seemed like the perfect option to try out from the brand. 
The highlighter is absolutely amazing. It truly makes my skin glow. It's super pigmented which makes it a lot more versatile, I use it as an eyeshadow most days as well as a blush topper and highlighter. It has a really beautiful rose gold tone and it complements my everyday makeup really well. I don't think I've ever used a highlighter this much which is visible in the picture, especially if you think that I've been using it for less than two months. 

If you had told me a couple of months ago that I would be writing about a lipgloss that I have worn almost every day (to my boyfriends complains) for almost two months I would say that you were crazy, yet here we are. The Gloss Bomb is exactly that. The most amazing lipgloss in the world. I use it on top of any nude and I use it on its own. It helps make reds glossy Marylin Moroe vibes and my lips look nourished and kissable when they are very dry and flaky. It truly is the gloss to try if you are not in love with lipgloss at all. One of the makeup products I have ever tried, to the point I am considering getting the other shades too. Not to talk about the amazing packaging in all the Fenty products that is just the most aesthetically pleasing thing in the universe.

Clinique Chubby Lash Mascara: 23,55€: This is probably the perfect name for this mascara. If you are looking for a mascara that will give you volume and doll looking lashes that are a bit clumpy this is the product for you. Forget about separation, this mascara won't give you that, but it makes my lashes look like a total dream. I like to use it when I am not wearing any liner and very little eyeshadow and at the same when I go full force with a crazy smokey eye I find myself picking this one up. I feel like mascara is a very personal thing and I was blessed to have very full and long lashes which makes it easier for mascaras to work for me, however, I am very exigent and I always want to go for the fake lashes look without wearing fake lashes. This mascara is a really good one and I have been using it almost every day for the past couple of months. I do think the formula becomes better when it's a bit more dried out (after one or two weeks of being opened). If you are in the market for a good mascara that will give you doll lashes this one is one to try. 


  1. Great post! These all look like amazing products - I don't usually experiment with makeup, but I might have to check out some of these 😃 Thanks for sharing!
    -Jenna <3
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    1. I think you really should! Also, most of these products are very basic, like mascara and foundation so if you want to start somewhere start there!