I have not talked about makeup in awhile, I will be sharing my go to makeup products for when I have 20 minutes to get myself together for a date or a girls night out.
Most of these products you can find in beauty shops in Accra or directly from the brand shops.
Just a thought but wouldn’t it be so cool if there was a ‘one stop shop’ that stocked Ghanaian brand beauty products plus other international brands. It sucks that you have to go to different places to buy products.
Find below my ‘On the go Glam Favorites’:
1.Foundation: Nars natural radiant longwearing foundation
Retail price $49
I have only used the sample of this foundation, I am trying everything to get my hands on the full size. It has a skin like finish with full coverage and it lasts hours without the need to touch up during the day.
2. Primer: Mac prep & prime face protect lotion
Retail price: 205 cedis / 31$
This primer doubles as a primer and an SPF. SPF is important for your skin, as melanin babes we need to protect our skin from hyper pigmentation and sun damage. Find a moisturizer or primer that contains SPF and protect your skin.
3. Concealor: Maybelline fit me concealor
Retail price: 45 cedis/7$
This is a liquid concealor with medium coverage, I use it to highlight my under eye area and set it with powder. If you watch my videos you would know I absolutely love this.
4. Mascara: Maybelline colossal volume express mascara
Retail price: 27 cedis/ 8$
This mascara gives you all the length and volume you need and it is affordable too, one of my favorite mascaras to use.
5. Blush/contour powder: Mac swisschocolate
Retail price: 160 cedis/17$
I use an angled brush to apply it around my hair line, under my cheek bone and along my jaw line to add dimension to my face. It can also be used as a blush.
6. Setting powder: Laura Mercier medium deep powder
Retail price: 38$
I use this to set my under eye concealer and also to set my foundation. The powder is very fine and smooth. I also use it after applying primer to help the makeup say put and matte for longer hours.
7.Kohl liner: SO Aesthetics kohl line
Retail price: 30 cedis
This pencil is so creamy and waterproof, every makeup artist absolutely needs this in their kit you can thank me later 🙂 .
8. Lipstick: Fenty Beauty ‘Uncensored’
Retail price: 24$
The compliments I get when I use this lip stick is craaazzzy everyone loves it. What I like most about it is the doe foot applicator, I wish every lip product came with this it makes application so easy.
9. Highlighter: Milani strobe light 04 ‘Glowing’
I dust this on my cheeks, forehead, the tip of my nose and my upper lip, the glow with this one is popping!
10. Eyebrow pencil: Evita Joseph expert brow liner
Retail price: 40 cedis
I use this to fill in my sparse brows, my favorite shade is ‘perfect chocolate’, its matte and long wearing. No need to worry about your brows sliding of your face lol.
11. Lip balm: RandR Luxury
Retail price: 10 cedis
Perfect moisturizer for your lips, if you do not like to wear lipsticks or lipglosses you can use a balm to keep your lips hydrated.
Thanks for reading…