5 Makeup Must Haves with Boots + Giveaway

As I’ve said before, finding the time for makeup these days is next to impossible. My routine needs to be quick and easy and able to be done in five minutes before a baby is demanding my attention again! I’ve collaborated with Boots to share my current 5 makeup must haves with you.

My first two must have products go hand in hand. Having a perfect base is a must for me to try and cover up the dark circles and dull skin from hundreds of sleepless nights. I really struggled for years to find the perfect products to achieve this though. Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation is my ultimate favourite foundation. There’s actually a shade pale enough for my ghostly skin and the coverage is medium to full with out being cakey or heavy. You don’t need to use a major amount of product to get the required coverage so each bottle lasts for a reasonable time as it is quite a splurge for foundation.

Tarte’s Shape Tape concealer has been top of my must have list since I tried it. I recommend it to everyone. The coverage is second to none and the shade fair is absolutely perfect for my pale complexion. You can barely see my under eye bags and dark circles once this is applied and it does a pretty good job at covering blemishes too.

I love warm toned shadows for everyday and the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals is my go to. I’m always blown away by the quality of NYX products, they’re so affordable for such good quality. The palette has a good mix of mattes and shimmers so whether you have five minutes to blend a bronzey tone through your crease or half an hour to play with makeup and create a beautiful eye look this palette really does have something for everyone.

My final two must have makeup products again go hand in hand, NYX Professional Makeup’s Epic Ink Eyeliner and Worth the hype mascara. Two products made for hiding tired eyes. I’m normally awful when it comes to applying eye liner but the Epic Ink Eyeliner makes it so easy! The tip is the perfect thickness to work with and once applied this eye liner lasts throughout the day.

NYX PMU’s Worth the hype mascara has been one of my favourite mascaras for a couple of months now. It’s a buildable mascara that lasts all day, even with only one coat. I will say it runs slightly if you get completely drenched in the rain, but what non waterproof mascara doesn’t? Again this is so affordable so it’s well worth giving a go if you’re on the hunt for a new mascara.

Boots have very kindly collaborated with me to run a giveaway. To win your own warm neutrals palette, epic ink eyeliner and worth the hype mascara just leave me a comment telling me-

What beauty must-haves would be on your list from the NYX collection and why?

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Giveaway will run for 10 days, all comments will then be entered into a random generator, rafflecopter and winner will be contacted. If no response within 48 hours another winner will be picked. 

This post is an advertised collaboration with Boots but all thoughts are my own


  1. Lily
    May 31, 2019 / 10:53 pm

    I love NYX products, you’re right they’re such good quality and I love that they’re cruelty free. I really want to try that eyeshadow palette, it looks like it’d be great for summer.

  2. Sarah Ann
    June 5, 2019 / 12:25 am

    NYX are a brand I adore ever since I discovered their Born to Glow Illuminating powder which gives me that glow from within look I’ve been desperate for so that’s a definite must have of theirs from me. From this post, my next must have is the warm neutrals eye shadow palette – I can’t get enough of the nude and warm shades.

  3. lorraine kirk
    June 5, 2019 / 9:00 am

    I love the colours on the NYX palette so this would definitely be on my list. I’d love to give the Epic Ink Liner a go too as I always struggle with liner!

  4. June 5, 2019 / 7:58 pm

    I love the shades in that NYX palette! My favourite item on my NYX wishlist is the jumbo eye pencil in Milk. It has always been such a raved about product!

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