This is the beginning of a new era for me. My names is Jules, and I am a sometime beauty editor and former celebrity gossip journalist. I live in Melbourne, Australia.
Jules Beauty is a place for me to talk about an obsession I’m sure we share: beauty and makeup.
By way of introduction, I thought I’d showcase my top five make up must haves. I use these products every single day. They’re all cult products, and I love them for one single reason: they work. These products form the basis of my everyday look, and with a few additions they also become my evening look!
1. Nars Laguna
A classic. I bought my first Nars Laguna way back in 2006. The internet told me I needed it, so I listened. I’m the palest girl around, and use a light sweeping of this bronzer over my face every single day.
2. Nars Orgasm Blush
This perfectly peachy blush needs no introduction. I can actually remember purchasing my first Nars Orgasm. It was on my very first trip to America in 2008. I had one full day in New York on my own before I headed off to work at a summer camp, and I had planned my Sephora haul for months in advance. I used Google maps to plot my route to Sephora, where I picked up this blush and a basket of other products. Then I went off to camp and didn’t wear makeup for two months. Look how dirty this blush looks in the photo – you can tell I definitely use it often!
3. Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara
Surprisingly I don’t hear much hype for this mascara, which kind of shocks me. It gives me the biggest, longest, thickest lashes I’ve ever seen. It’s a bit too dramatic for daytime, but when has that ever stopped anyone?
4. Benefit Gimme Brow
The easiest way to fill in my brows. I discovered this one on a trip to Sephora in Boston. I was aimlessly walking around dropping products in my basket like I was in Kmart or something. As I approached the Benefit section a staff member asked me if I needed anything. I muttered something about my eyebrows, and she pulled this product off the shelves and dropped it in my basket. I haven’t looked back.
5. Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
I’ll never be a BB Cream only girl. I’ve spent a long time searching for my perfect foundation. I think I’ve found it in Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. It blends like a dream, doesn’t get too oily during the day and has a buildable coverage.
What are your must haves? Let me know in the comments!