So as I've started packing away the last 9 months adventure, I'm beginning to create a little stash of products I will be repurchasing upon my return to the UK, all the items I'm mentioning have been used religiously throughout my trip, and I can honestly say have become a staple in my beauty collection. (it would take a lot of persuasion to sway me away)
The first thing I intend on buying once I'm home is the Clinique Lash Power Mascara. This mascara has worked it's little magic on my lashes, and I literally haven't tried a better mascara. I opened it about 3 months ago and it's now starting to run out, I don't usually go for thin applicators but this mascara has swayed me, it does everything you can hope for in a mascara, lengthen the lashes, volumize the lashes and it doesn't leave any unwanted clumps. Definitely one to try.
The Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer is definitely up there with the best bronzer I've ever used, I bought it in February 2013 (yes 2013) and only in the last couple of months has it started to hit pan. It's perfect for adding glow to your cheeks, sweeping over your face or anywhere else you desire, and it leaves you with a lovely shimmery summer glow. It retails at £30 from John Lewis but I think I managed to pick it up in Bicester Village for significantly cheaper.
The Nars Laguna Bronzer is another bronzer I use on a day to day basis, particularly when I'm heading out, I actually like using this as contour, it's the perfect colour for sculpting the face as it has no shimmer, it's consistent and lasts well on my face. I really like this bronzer, it's my second one and it hit the pan in December, still a bit of life left but I'm really pushing it. Can't wait to buy this product again, I literally swear by it.
Nars Creamy Concealer in Custard I bought this in July last year, after reading so many blog reviews I was desperate to try it - clearly I wasn't disappointed. The consistency and overall feel of the product is in the name 'creamy' I love how easy it is to apply with a doefoot applicator, and it doesn't cake it all. The coverage is amazing and lasting and with 10 shades to pick from you can find something to match your skin tone. It's £22.00 from Space.NK, but Look Fantastic have it for £21.00, a little goes a long way so I feel I can justify forking out.
Lastly, the MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Powder okay so this will be my fourth purchase of the stuff.. I only actually use this during the day if I want my makeup to last, and even out all naturally. It works well as a finishing powder especially as it has no colour, you only need a little on all areas of the face and you blend it in like an actual powder. I wouldn't however recommend wearing it on a night out, flash photography mixed with this little beauty can make your space appear more pale than it actually is (bummer) if anyone knows any alternatives to this powder, let me know on the comments below!