Hi beauties! Welcome back to A Maltese Fashion Addict!
Following yesterday’s blog post- which was all about my journey with acne – today I decided to share with you my favourite products to use for a full coverage effect!
DISCLAIMER: Products that work for my skin might not work for yours – so be sure to test patch each product to avoid allergic reactions. I also want to add that you don’t need make-up in order to feel confident or in order to hide your scars, yet I know that during certain events/photos, one might want that flawless look.
A new step I recently introduced in my make-up routine is a primer. This Catrice primer ensures a solid base to lay all that heavy make-up products without harming the skin!
Product Description: Catrice Cosmetics HD Active Performance Primer (SPF30) – Water & Sweatproof / Pore minimizing effect.
My next step after priming is to use a skin perfector before applying foundation. This fills acne scars while still leaving the skin looking natural!
Product Description: Catrice Cosmetics 1 minute face perfector in 010.
After these steps, I usually apply BB cream or something light. While this step might seem unnecessary, I noticed that my make-up lasts longer when I incorporate this product into my everyday routine!
Product description: Essence You Better Work (Gym-proof and waterproof) Tinted day cream – anti-shine and skin perfecting in 10 light.
It’s finally foundation time! This is the product where you have to be cautious of the brand, ingredients, and consistency according to your face. My skin is combination – oily, so I have to tip-toe around certain products to ensure a flawless finish. I’m not going to lie, this foundation which works for me nowadays didn’t always work for me, and that is why I always recommend a test patch!
Product description: Flormar Smooth Touch Foundation SPF 20 in 06 Beige.
One thing which I learned over time is that full-coverage foundation in a shade lighter then my skin works even better than concealer! It’s easier to blend plus it excludes all those dark circles!
Product description: Catrice Cosmetics 24hr Made to stay make-up. (Lasts up to 24 hours, Perfect coverage and mattifying with anti-oxidants.) in 005 Ivory Beige.
Next step is eyebrows, and I swear by this product! There isn’t much to it really – yet it makes it so easy to fill in your eyebrows! I clean the eyebrow up with the previous foundation and thin concealer brush.
Product description: Rimmel Browshake filling powder in dark brown.
After brows is baking time. This step is extremely important to remove excess shine and to ensure that the product doesn’t move during the day!
Product description: Catrice Cosmetics Glow illusion loose powder in translucent radiance fixing powder.
Contouring is the best way to balance out all the shades in the face – and I found that using a bronzer always helps achieve that sunkissed glow without making the contour too obvious!
Product description: Wycon cosmetics Bronzing powder.
Next step is eyes! While I won’t spare you on every detail, I decided to share with you my favourite 3 eyeshadow palettes! I top it all of using a bold, black eyeliner!
Product descriptions: Palettes – Essence Hello New York eyeshadow palette, Essence G’day Sydney eyeshadow palette and the James Charles X Morphe palette. Eyeliner – Wet n’ Wild in bold black.
Personally, no look is done without a few coats of mascara! I simply love layering different products to create a falsie effect without the discomfort of actually wearing them! I usually compile these 3 products!
Product descriptions: Catrice cosmetics the little black one volume mascara in true black, Essence cosmetics You Better Work Volume and Curl mascara (mascara and gym-proof) & Catrice Cosmetics Glam & Doll boost Lash growth mascara.
Tight lining is not something I do often, however, when I want my eyes to pop, I usually don’t use a pencil liner since I learned that the product tends to move or melt over time. That is why I now use a thin and delicate eyeshadow brush and use an eyeshadow. This is the best way to make sure the product doesn’t move!
Product description: I use the shade spooky from the James Charles X Morphe Palette.
Highlighting is something I’ve been doing for ages – and ever since I got this Essence highlighter a few weeks ago, I can’t imagine finding something better and more blinding for the same affordable price!
Product description: Essence Insta perfect liquid highlighter in 10.
Lips are the last thing I do – and before applying any product, I love to use the Sephora Lipbalm to remove the possibility of having crusty lips! I decided to share with you 4 of my favourite lip products in my collection!
Product descriptions: Catrice Cosmetics plumping gel lipstick in 090 (Red), Catrice Cosmetics plumping gel lipstick in 010 (nude), 3INA Matte liquid lipstick in 503 (Nude) and HeriCosmetics in Vengeance (Plumy red).
I then lock all the product in using setting spray! I usually go for waterproof ones’ – especially if I know that I would move a lot (like going to a party etc).
Product description: Essence You Better Work Fixing spray (Gym proof, sweat resistant and anti-shine)
That is all I do for my face! While this does look like a lot of products and steps, I assure you that it’s easier than it sounds! I blended all the products using a beauty blender and several brushes (just in case you were wondering 😉 ). I usually create a ton of different looks using these techniques- and this is just one of them! 😁
I really hope you enjoyed this blog! If you have any questions regarding these products, don’t hesitate to DM me on my Instagram ( @hey_its_samii) or via email on email@example.com.
Bews u Mħabba,