The Essential Make Up Must Haves

Sadie Archibald

Lifestyle Writer

Sep 01, 2020

When it comes to makeup, there are thousands of products to choose from to give you luscious lips, flawless skin and magnetic eyes.

So much so it’s easy to be left with your head in a spin after trying to navigate what is what and what is best for you. To help you, we have made it easier by compiling a list of make up must haves that are easy to find and wonderful to use.

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Eye Shadow And Eyeliner For Fabulous Eyes

Whilst different colour eye shadow looks better for different coloured eyes, the warm rosy tones remain a staple for any eye colour. If you want a palette that is easy to carry around with all the classic tones you need, NYX has you covered. In particular their compact Phoenix case has plenty of those luscious shades to accentuate any eye.

Nyx makeup
RRP: $37.95

Next, you’ll need a good eyeliner and we recommend the Sisley Paris Phyto Khol Star which is waterproof and comes in a superb mix of shades. It is highly protective for your eyelids and contains Rose Hip and Vitamin E. Easy to use and ideal for getting the definition you are after.

Sisley Phyto Khol Star Waterproof
RRP $83

An impossibly glossy and voluptuous look is what you get from Sisley Paris’s Le Phyto Gloss. It keeps your lips hydrated and the gloss is non-sticky. Plus there’s ten shades to choose from.

Sisley Phyto-Gloss
RRP $77

Whilst we all have our preferences with lip shade and texture, if you want an all rounder that will moisturise and provide a pinch of colour Mac’s Cremesheen selection does the trick. A personal favourite is their warm toned, pearl finished shade Nippon. Giving your lips everything that it needs for the everyday look is what gets my vote.

MAC lip
RRP: $30

Sisley Paris Le Phyto Rouge is a long-lasting lipstick with a satin finish and comes in 20 glorious shades, including my favourite – Capri (below). I love the zebra-striped magnetic case, which gives it an ultra luxe feel. Like all Sisley Paris products, it’s incredibly hydrating and this is what makes your lips look plump.

RRP $82

Setting Spray

Sometime this golden gem can be forgotten. But a little spray can go a long way in keeping your make up looking fresh, and dewy all night long. We love NYX’s easy to use matte finish. This lightweight spray leaves you feeling fresh and sets your makeup for any occasion.

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For Your Skin

If you want something lightweight, moisturising and SPF protective of your skin, Meccas tinted moisturiser has got your back.  This perfect tint contains hyaluronic acid, pomegranate extract and vitamin E, to promote hydrated, supple skin with a radiant glow.  

Mecca moisiteriser
RRP: $40

Sisley Paris Phyto Poudre Compacte helps give you a smoothe complexion that lasts throughout the day and it’s a handy compact to keep in your bag for a quick mirror check. It comes in a cool zebra-striped magnetic case. Enriched with Cocoa, mango and hibiscus flower extract, it is very hydrating and has a velvety feel when you apply it.

Sisley Phyto Poudre Compacte
RRP $130

Enjoy your next makeup moments and try out some of these fab essential makeup must haves.


By Sadie Archibald

Lifestyle Writer

Sadie Archibald is a lifestyle writer for The Carousel.


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