Monday, 19 January 2015

In Case Of Emergencies.


There's many situations where my 'in case of emergency' products come into use; usually I'm having major breakouts, huge bags under my eyes from a lack of sleep, or generally just feeling a bit down a certain day. But if I do, I know I've got some favourites on hand to sort any ailments I may wake up with. 

Starting with skincare, it's all about the masks for me if any blemishes do appear. I start off with the Superfacialist Tea Flower Clay Mask from Una Brennan, which is just one of the best masks I've ever tried for oily skins, high-street or high-end. It really cleanses everything out from the skin without being drying and my skin looks so much clearer after a use or two. I then move onto the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey mask which helps to hydrate my skin as well as helping to clear blemishes too. If it's just scarring I'm struggling with, I reach for Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 and I can see a huge difference in how clear my skin looks after just a few days of twice daily use.

However, if my skincare options aren't quite cutting it, a concealer is my best friend. On a daily basis I use the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, but if I need to bring in the big guns, I always reach for Seventeen's Phwoarr Concealer. It's a little too heavy for everyday use but literally covers everything in sight. I don't usually get any sort of dark circles (thank you, 8 hours sleep) but if I've had an interrupted night, they do like to make the occasional appearance. I got Benefit's It's Potent! Eye Cream in a recent beauty box, and it seriously works wonders at brightening the under eye area and making me look a little more awake.

And onto make-up, if I've having a bit of a down, meh day, there's a couple items I'll always throw on. First is NARS Final Cut blusher which is a gorgeous peachy pink that really brightens and suits my complexion. I'll pop on Topshop's Rio Rio lipstick which is a perfect red for me with a slight bright undertone, and after a quick spritz of my favourite perfume, Coco Mademoiselle, and I'm all good to go!

Do you have any products you'll always reach for in case of emergency?



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18 comments

  1. i've never heard of the seventeen concealer (can we get that in the states?) but it sounds awesome! i've been battling dark circles all throughout my college career and nothing seems to work. i wanna give that a try!

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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  2. I looove masks for a quick pep up - clay ones are amazing for when my skin is feeling extremely congested. Love a bold lip when I'm feeling meh too!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  3. Abby Smith09:44

    Nars Final Cut looks so pretty, I always reach for pinky coral shades when my skins looking a little dull - it always perks it right up!

    Eärendil

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  4. Kat Horrocks10:20

    I definitely love a red lipstick as well if I need a good pick me up! Concealer is also a must as well, still not tried the Nars one but I love my Bobbi Brown Corrector for bringing my face back to life (hereditary dark circles suck!)

    Kat x

    KatHorrocks.com

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  5. I am in need of some eye cream (and it's emergency indeed), I may end up trying the one from Benefit you mentioned in this post, the package looks so neat and your words are good enough to give it a try!:)

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog

    http://tlvbirdie.com

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  6. I've definitely heard a lot of good things about it!

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  7. If dark circles were so much of a problem for me, I'd definitely buy the full size too.

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  8. It's lovely, isn't it!

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  9. Aaah, I've not tried the Bobbi Brown one, I always hear good things about it. Red lipstick is a necessity on a down day.

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  10. It is really gorgeous, I'm surprised it hasn't been added to the normal collection!

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  11. Definitely, I always need a good clay mask in my life!

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  12. No, I don't think you can :( I'm pretty sure it's only available in Boots in the UK.

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  13. that final cut blush is gorgeous, i really think they should have it in their lineup all the time.

    i really like to use a good red lipstick as a pick me up, as well as MAC warm soul blush.

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

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  14. wah! i guess it's time for me to plan another uk trip :P

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  15. The NARS Final Cut blush is such a lovely shade and it's a shame I missed it. I know it's in the palette which is still available in my local Sephora but I just can't justify purchasing a palette just for one blush. xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  16. Nice picks! I agree that the Aura Manuka mask is a perfect multitasker and Rio Rio looks like a gorgeous red :)

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  17. Emily Knott10:39

    I think one of my emergency products would be Origins charcoal face mask.


    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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