Best Beauty Products to Buy for 2019
Updated: Apr 18, 2019
My name is Antonia Wood, and I am a beauty artist in Central London. I would like to share with you some of the best beauty buys for 2019 that are affordable, skin friendly and would unquestionably be the ultimate makeup and skincare must-haves for your daily skin regime.
Acquiring skin that looks flawless isn’t always easy to achieve. Many of my clients always ask me how they can produce a look that appears naturally perfect, without having to apply layers of makeup. To be fair, we don’t have to go overboard, especially when prepping our face for everyday makeup products. What you must consider is that your skincare regime plays an essential role in achieving your overall finished look, especially when applying makeup to your skin. but if I’m honest, many people forget to do this or don’t have time for. Instead, many rely on makeup to conceal blemishes, which in hindsight, acquiring that natural tonality goes straight out of the window in favour of a bulky look.
Ultimate Makeup and Skincare Must Haves
Today I will help you find the best beauty products to buy which are affordable and skin-friendly and would help you change your beauty regime once and for all, in exchange for a softer and natural looking appearance.
As you know or may not know, prepping your skin before applying everyday makeup products is a must, you don’t have to use a primer you can just use a light weight moisturizer like Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser. This product is Ideal for sensitive skin and has terrific hydrating benefits for tired and dull skin that has lost it's bounce. It also contains a unique ingredient called hyaluronic gel which is filled with antioxidants. This gel helps to plump up your skin whilst rebuilding collagen levels to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It also provides luxurious moisture which hydrates the skin after applying, from which it unlocks its magic as and when the skin needs it. This product is impressive for prepping your skin or to be used as a daily moisturiser and should be added to your makeup and skincare regime.
I Also really enjoy using 'HYDRO BOOST capsule-in-serum supercharged booster by the same Neutrogena range. Lovely to use day and night! ( Always remember if you are only using hydro boost products in the daytime to always use some kind of SPF/UVB protection that you like over the top of them as they do no have SPF/UVB protection)
· Leaves the skin hydrated and clean without a thick residue
· Can be used as a primer
· Hydrates your skin beautifully
· Refreshing and lightweight
· Plumps the skin and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles
Usually, £12.99 but is now half price for £6.49 at www.boots.com
Another amazing primer or even foundation that I swear by is the Colour Correcting CC+ Full Coverage Cream with anti-ageing benefits by IT Products. Packed with fantastic ingredients this award-winning beauty miracle not only hydrates your skin but protects your skin through its added element of SPF 50+ UVA/UVB. Developed by plastic surgeons who wanted to create a cream that not only moisturizes but acts like a serum.
This product is fabulously brilliant. It's hydrating effects leave your skin looking fresh and dewy. For added benefit, if you wanted to fix your foundation into place, I usually recommend to my clients that they use a setting spray and some loose or pressed powder too, but not too much. And I always tell them to apply sparingly as I know too much powder can make your skin look dehydrated. This product is excellent for people who are beginners in makeup and who just want to enhance their skins true beauty and not mask it!!! If you like more coverage in some regions of your face, you can always add a liquid or cream concealer for that.
· Can be used as a primer or foundation
· Hydrates your skin beautifully
· Refreshing and lightweight
· Medium to Full coverage
· Acts as brightening colour corrector
· Pores look reduced
Helps conceal dark-spots
Usually, £31.00, a little bit expensive but is well worth it. You can buy this product at www.boots.com
Another one of my best beauty buys that one must have in their makeup bag or even daily makeup and skincare regime is Clarins Instant Concealer.
The Instant concealer by Clarins is again very hydrating for the skin. It’s a lightweight product that does not look opaque or thick on the surface. It creates a beautiful veil of coverage without looking caked or overdone. It smooths out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles which is fantastic for creating a natural and flawless look.
You can either apply Clarins as it is, or you can use a setting spray and loose, pressed-powder to set it's finish. This depends on how you want your skin to look. Usually, I use a tiny dust of powder to stop any mascara from smudging onto my under eye skin, but the option is entirely yours to make. Just try not to over do your powder, sparingly is the way forward!!!
A massive bonus to all the skin products stated in this blog is that you can buy them all at www.boots.com and you can collect points on your advantage card if you have one!!! After all, points mean prizes!!! I like saving my points up for Dior or Chanel Fragrances as the ultimate luxury treat. A woman’s outfit isn't complete without perfume!!
The last beauty product to buy which I really recommend for your flawless look is Charlotte Tilbury’s Kissing Valentine Lipstick. (I Also love for a slightly brighter fresh pinky tones 'Liv it Up' 'Kidmans Kiss' Also available from the same range! )
This lipstick is great for moisturising your lips while adding a shade to it. I’ve chosen a light dusky pink, which is a pale nude colour for those scared of darker tones. Nonetheless, this lipstick is a great place to start for your natural look.
If you feel brave enough, you could always use a slightly darker lip liner to define your lip contours too, if you are using a lighter nude colour. I normally do. This creates a perfect illusion of a bigger pout. Also could add a little lip gloss over the top, depends how 'all out' you really wanna go!
You can also buy darker shades of lipstick that you can use on the apples of your cheeks, like warm tones to act as a blush cream, if you want to brighten and highlight that part.
· Moisture's your lips
· Can be applied to checks as a blush
· Protects your lips from UV damage
· Lips are left feeling soft and pert
· Glades comfortable over the contour of your lips
The above-recommended products would no doubt help you on your road to gain that natural look and undoubtedly be the best beauty buys for your makeup and skincare regime for 2019.
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