I was originally writing this as FOTD high end #2 as I thought i'd done one before, but after looking through my blog turns out I actually haven't. In my opinion some products are worth spending that little bit extra on and sometimes you can find something just as good in the drugstore. My collection has a mixture between high end and drugstore, but here is a full face of the day featuring only high end.

To get that glow from within look I start with the MAC strobe cream after my moisturiser, or If I'm in a rush I'll wear this as both a moisturiser and base for my foundation. The strobe cream is white in colour with a very subtle shimmer to it and once applied to your face you look very glowy. I've had my travel size since last June and it still have quite a bit left so i'm hoping it will last me a while still.

This is the most recent edition to my collection after testing out a few shades, my mum got me a full size bottle in duty free. YSL have recently revamped their formula for a more full coverage and longevity whilst still feeling weightless on the skin. I got match to the shade B40 which is described as a sand shade. I'm excited to wear this now the weather is getting hotter and I want a full coverage without the heaviness of some other foundations.

I had to include this as its my absolute favourite although i've pretty much finished mine. I love this as its thick and creamy and covers up any of my dark under eye circles but doesn't go cakey or cling to any fine lines. I think this will definitely be a purchase once I get my next student loan - oops!

Translucent powder as my new favourite thing. After using powders with a tint of colour in I sometimes notice then can distort the colouring of my skin and in photos it looks awful, so a translucent powder has all the benefits of the powder with the colour distortion. This NARS powder has tiny reflective particles which also my your skin look glowing and the light hits you in all the right places.

I just had to include this favourite of mine and everyone else in the blogging community. This palette contains a soft brown for sculpting the cheek bones and a champagne shimmer for highlighting and enhancing your face. Both the bronzer and highlighter are perfectly pigmented and just the right amount ends up on your brush.

Smashbox Soft Lights Highlighter | £25.00

Although this is sold as a highlighter I use it as a more of a soft blusher. If I have quite an intense contour sometimes wearing a bright blusher is a bit much so this soft pink shade is perfect for just adding a little flush to the cheeks.

This is probably the only product, out of everything I own, that I use everyday. There is no other product that can define and fill my brows quite like this. I don't think i've ever met anyone who hasn't used this and not loved it. I use the shade blonde which is the lightest, although not as light as I would have thought.

This limited edition palette is everywhere in the blogging community and you can see why form just looking at it! It has the perfect selection of neutrals, brights and intense darks in both a matte and shimmer finish. The blusher palettes and lipsticks from Gwen's collection with UD both look amazing as well and its such a great partnership!

This is one of my favourited purely for the amazing smell and also the length and volume it adds to my lashes. The formula is very wet so for some people it might be a little heavy. However, I find that the formula helps the brush glide more easily onto my lashes, the brush is actually quite narrow compared to some other volumising mascaras but its still amazing. One thing I would say to be careful is that a lot of product does end up on the brush so I always wipe off the excess on the tube so it doesn't clump on my lashes.

Another absolute favourite of mine thats pretty much come to the end of its life, however, I love the shape of the brush so ill still use it on my lashes after another mascara. When I hadn't used all of this it was pretty much the perfect mascara for both length and volume and one of the only ones i'll wear on its own. I think a repurchase will be made pretty soon.

For a simple everyday look I tend to go for a subtle colour and mostly opt for balms to keep my lips soft and moisturised. This Chanel balm leaves your lips with a sheen of colour with a hint of a shimmer and it's hydrating for the lips. I have the shade Flirt #69 which is actually advertised as an orange shade on the Debenhams website but its definitely isn't, its more of an coral/pink colour.

I also thought I'd add up of these products just to see how much this face costs me and scarily it came to £262.50, honestly having a makeup addiction is dangerous for the bank account.

What are your high end makeup picks?



  1. Im dying to try out all of these products. X

  2. Great products! I especially love the MAC Strobe Cream; it is perfect for this time of year!

    xo, Liz

  3. I'm really interested to smell the YSL Luxurious Mascara scent. Sounds cool! :]

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  4. Lovely post, that highlighter/blusher is absolutely gorgeous! xxxxx

  5. I have the YSL foundation, NARS powder, and Too Faced mascara, love them all! I've been curious about the Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow, going to have to try it! :)

  6. I've been wanting to try Too Faced products for so long, think I might have to start with this mascara I hear so many good things!

    Shellie Skillen

  7. So many of these bits I need to try - especially the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade, heard so much good stuff about it!

    Lucy | Forever September

  8. These products sound so amazing! I am dying for that highlight and bronze duo :)

    Kathy x

  9. I'm gutted I missed out on Gwen's Urban Decay collab. The eyeshadow and blush palettes looked gorgeous.