Santa bought me Make Up!


It’s always at this time of year where I get people messaging me, panicking, asking me what products do I recommend to buy as gifts! So let this blog post be your little saviour this Christmas! 

Here are my go-to products that I constantly have in my make up kit. Click on the brand name to visit their website.

Mac CosmeticsSelect Cover Up / NC20

This product acts as a concealer. Here at Faces by Poppy we use it to clean up the brow shape and applying it all over the eyelid, this acts as a eyeshadow primer. 

Mac CosmeticsMineralise Skin Finish / Dark Tan

This is a multi-use product. I sometimes use this as an eyeshadow, a transition shade and a bronzer. Easy to blend! 

Eldora Lashes / H125, H167, H151

My favourite lashes! They have a variety of lashes to choose from whether you like natural, medium length or full on party mode lashes. 

Huda Beauty / Rose Gold Palette

Recently, I purchased the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette. Not going to lie, it’s probably the best thing I’ve bought in AGES! It was a little pricey, actually, really pricey for an eyeshadow palette. But, totally worth it. No regrets. 

Zoeva / Brushes

If you are looking for high quality brushes that are perfect for blending, then look no further. I have used Zoeva brushes for around a year now and they are quite possibly the best brushes I have ever used to apply make up. 

Laura Geller / Gilded Honey - Highlighter

I love this highlighter! It has a gold sheen to it, so if you like the bronzed glow look, this is the perfect colour. If you have quite fair skin, I would use more of a silvery colour highlighter. 



Gift Sets

Right guys, I’ve done my research for you. Here are some gift sets I would recommend. 

Benefit / How to look the best at everything


The Set Contains:

benefit the POREfessional (7.5ml)
This pro balm will minimise the appearance of pores.

benefit hello flawless oxygen wow (7ml)
Get flawless skin with this ivory foundation.

benefit boi-ing 01 & 02 (.5g)
Get rid of unwanted imperfections with this industrial strength concealer.

benefit hello flawless (4g)
Cover up with this champagne powder cover up.

Illamasqua / Chisel & Glow Highlight & Contour Set

The Set Contains:

Gleam Highlighter - Aurora (6.5g)
Accentuate your favourite features with the Gleam Highlighter in Aurora; an iridescent cream formula that allows you to create make-up looks with depth, definition and expert results. Infused with Vitamin E and Mica Mineral, the translucent, silky highlighter delivers sheer, pearlescent pigments for a natural-looking, luminous glow. Can be used on the face and body.

Contouring Gel Sculpt (8g)
Achieve a sculpted and chiselled complexion with the Contouring Gel Sculpt, a sheer contouring gel that helps create subtle, natural-looking definition on the contours of your face. Perfect for defining your cheekbones, jawline and forehead, the gel formula creates delicate shadows on the face; apply to facial contours where shadows would naturally be cast. It enhances your face shape to enliven natural features. Easy to blend, the formula will leave your face looking naturally chiselled and sculpted.

Round Buffing Highlighter Brush
Achieve professional, flawless make-up looks with the Round Buffing Highlighter Brush; a versatile tool with high quality synthetic bristles that are suitable for all skin types. Ideal for applying highlighter or foundation, the brush features a soft domed head to buff product into the skin, creating an even, polished finish.

Benefit Exclusive Pinky Galore Collection

The Set Contains:

Porefessional Primer (22ml)
Say goodbye to open pores and hello to a flawless complexion with The Porefessional Primer from benefit. The silky, lightweight primer provides translucent pore coverage and smoother-than-smooth skin.

Quickly minimise the appearance of pores and achieve a picture-perfect complexion. Complementing all skin tones and suitable for use under or over make-up, this oil-free primer will smoothen any open pores and unify the skin to make it look radiant and absolutely flawless.

Dandelion Powder Blusher (7g)
Start your day with this perk me up powder from benefitDandelion Powder Blusher is the ideal size to pop into your make-up bag so it’s always on hand for instant radiance.

Dandelion is the perfect shade of pink that brightens your complexion without looking powdery or chalky. Dust on for a feminine and youthful appearance.

Benetint Lip and Cheek Tint (4ml)
Sheer enough for even the fairest of complexions, Benetint by benefit gives you an English rose bloom in your cheeks and a healthy glow to lips. The original lip and cheek tint offers streak free, kiss proof colour. The indelibly sheer, water proof tint, provides an innocent, yet provocative glow.

Roller Lash Mascara (3g)

The black Roller Lash Mascara from benefit is designed to lift, separate and curl your eyelashes, giving your eyes a more open and intense look.

With a patent-pending, lightweight brush that features a 30-degree curve and tiny hooks on the bristles, you can easily catch every lash. Lashes will appear more voluminous and their length will be increased, whilst the added ingredients of Provitamin B5 and Serin work to condition the hairs. So say goodbye to curlers or falsies and surrender yourself to the super-curling powers of benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara.

Real Techniques / Starter Brush Set for the Eyes

Real Techniques