LtoR: Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Laura Mercier Baked Bronzer, Clinique Chubby Stick Intense, Benefit Bella Bamba, Urban Decay Naked 2, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Benefit They're Real, Lancome Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturiser, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural £22 - Link
As far as face powders go this is the only powder that I have found helps set my foundation and keeps my skin from looking like an oily mess throughout the day. I think I'm on about my third pan of this, I find that this powder provides a light coverage without looking cakey over my foundation. It provides a smooth matte finish which I adore, and normally during the summer I like to apply this just on its own. Overall this is my favourite face powder!
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder £24 - Link
For me bronzers are something that I am only recently acquainted with, this is purely down to the fact that I have always worried about wearing bronzers incase my skin ended up looking ridiculously orange and dirty. However when I popped to Space NK and the SA told me to try this out in the shade Bronze 01, I was instantly sold, the idea of a bronzer that was light enough for my skin without leaving it looking orange was a miracle. This leaves a gorgeous glow on my skin that is light enough to look natural and overall the perfect bronzer for my pale skin.
Clinique Chubby Stick Intense £17 - Link
I was instantly sold on Clinique's original Chubby Sticks, however when they released the intense range I couldn't wait to try these out with the promise of richer shades and a soft glossy finish. I love how bright the shade range of these are, I have included Plushest Punch in the photo which is a vibrant pink that is perfect for the summer. What makes these even better is that when they do start to fade you are left with a gorgeous light tint. They are releasing new shades within the next few days and I honestly cannot wait to see the new shades for summer!
Benefit Bella Bamba £23.50 - Link
Benefit have to be one of my favourite overall brands, and I do have to admit I have a slight obsessed with their boxed blushers. This was actually the second blush I had ever purchased from Benefit, and I am so pleased that I did. This is my favourite Benefit blush and can't believe they discontinued it - I'm hoping they re-release under a new name. This is the perfect blush for perking up my complexion and adding a pop of colour and shimmer that is not too bright, but makes the perfection blusher option for the summer.
Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 £37 - Link
Now it wouldn't feel right to do a top 10 post and not include one of the Naked Palettes. It was a tough choice between Naked and Naked 2 but in the end went for Naked 2 as it's the palette I probably get the most use out of. This is the perfect palette for any look whether it be day or night, there is a shade to suit every collection. For £37 it may be on the pricer side of eyeshadow palettes but I think when you take into consideration the amount of colours you get and the wearability of each shade this makes a must have palette for any collection.
Marc Jacobs Daisy £48 - Link
Marc Jacobs Daisy has very quickly become my signature scent and not only does it come presented in probably the most gorgeous perfume bottle I have ever owned, but it smells amazing too! This is one of those scents that can go from day to night, and lasts that long too! Honestly I can pop this on at 9 in the morning and it's still on my skin at 5, with saying that I find that after a few minutes after applying this to the skin the scent changes and I don't mean that in a bad way leaving a floral feminine scent that I really recommend you trying next time you're in a perfume shop if you haven't before.
Benefit They're Real £19.50 - Link
Back to Benefit again, however this time I had to include their They're Real Mascara, which is by far my favourite mascara - I think I'm onto my third tube already. It may be a bugger to remove but I can live with that because of how it gives my lashes length and volume. It wasn't until I saw Benefit's Lisa applying this on a model on QVC that I realised a new way of applying this mascara, and that's using the nib of the wand to lengthen lashes. I know a lot of people say they tend to find hughstreet / drugstore products that work just as well when it comes to mascara but I am yet to find one that competes with this.
If you're reading this you may think I'm a bit mad for spending that amount on what is essentially a moisturiser, but with good reason. I initially tried this as a sample and this beauty worked wonders on my skin, I find that whenever my skin is in the need of a little TLC this helps rejuvenate and give my skin the pampering it needs. If I'm suffering from a bad breakout this is the only moisturiser that helps quickly clear my blemishes and I'm not sure if that is down to the anti-stress that is in the name, as stress does play a big part in my blemishes or if its just a gimmick - either way it works.
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua £33 - Link
Last but certainly not least is Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, and is most definitely worth the splurge. This is a lightweight foundation that helps blur any imperfections and leaves a very natural finish. You do have to really shake this foundation well due to the watery formula, which was a little worrying for me and my oily skin however it keeps the oil at bay. This foundation provides a light/medium coverage which lasts anywhere from 8-10 hours and gives the the kind of your skin but better look.