02nd Mar 2023
Make-up and TikTok beauty creator Ellie Kelly, co-host of the podcast Hold My Drink, shares her beauty staples, from cult hero skincare to affordable make-up must-haves.
Vichy Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Booster Serum, €27
I use this to hydrate, plump and boost for radiant healthy looking skin! It’s the first step in my skincare routine, morning and night and makes such a huge difference to the hydration of my skin.
I honestly think eyelash curlers are one of the most underrated makeup products out there. Even if you’re just curling your lashes and having no make-up on it makes such a huge difference to brightening and opening up your eyes, or try curling your false lashes to give them an extra lift and to help them blend with your natural lashes.
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, €34
This is one of the easiest ways I take off my make-up hands down. Quick, easy, it melts through even the heaviest make-up and not to mention doesn’t leave my skin feeling parched!
Plouise The Cheek Of It Liquid Blush, €17.95
I’ve only recently gotten into liquid blush but I’ve been lovinggggg this specific one! The applicator makes it so easy to apply and a little goes a long way. Having a liquid blush under a powder blush also helps the longevity of your blush and the impact too as we all know blush is the first thing to disappear from your makeup after a long day.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, €21.47
Pricey but so worth it. Knowing that your skin takes in most moisture during the night, this sleeping mask is stunning right before bed.
If you are someone like me who loves going to bed looking like an oil slick, this heavy-duty moisturiser really feels like your skin is getting all the moisture it needs, there is also a light option for day time or if you are just not into a thick heavy moisturiser.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, €48.50
One of the best loose powders I have ever used. For a flawless perfectly set under eye I always find myself reaching for this day-to-day and it doesn’t give my make-up a cakey feeling.
Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush, €36.50
I recently splurged on a trip to this blush and haven’t been able to put it down since. The perfect pretty pink blush and again a little goes a long way.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, €51
The last step in my nighttime skincare routine is applying a few drops of this, it really locks in all the moisture that my skin needs after a long day of make-up and the smell automatically lets my brain know it’s sleep time (lol).
A holy grail in my make-up routine, the Honey Glue brow soap really sets down my brows and I know they won’t budge all day long! For that laminated look or a structured brow, the brow soap will always be found in my make-up bag no matter where I am.
Peaches & Cream Praline Lip Liner, €6
The perfect light brown lip liner for day or night. I think I own 15 of these. One word: Perfection.
MAC Lipstick in Peachstock, €22
If you’re someone like me who doesn’t love a pinky lipstick but still wants a bit of warmth to their lipstick and to not have that concealer nude look we were all a fan of back in the hay day, Peachstock is exactly what it says on the tin, the perfect peachy nude.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, €32
I can easily say I’ve never used a setting spray like this. I can truly tell the difference in my make-up when I’ve forgotten to use this. Locks everything in place, settles all the powders I’ve applied on my face and is also great for refreshing make-up during the day!
Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, €32
Whether it’s spot concealing, going for that no-make-up make-up look or carving out your brows I find a pot concealer much easier to work with than a more liquid concealer. I have more control over the product which also means I don’t over use and waste product!
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer, €19.20
When you think of the space between your skin and your makeup, imagine applying a tacky glue to make sure nothing budges whether it’s day or night, and this is it! A tacky tacky primer that literally acts like glue to keep your make-up in place while also hydrating your skin while wearing it.
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