The Beauty Lust List
It’s barely two months to Christmas and despite the festivities surrounding us, the season will also mean presents! Gifting yourself at the end of the year is more than a random buy, it is that one item that has basically been on your list for the better part of the year. This list is for the ladies focusing on everything matte and shiny.
By Chidera Muoka
Kevyn Aucoin The Sexual Skin Concealer
This bad boy here can last you for a lifetime. It has sheer-to-full coverage, a little bit goes a long way, so you will be getting your money’s worth. It has a wide range of shades and undertone to fit every complexion which means you won’t be sidelined when it comes to fit with this product. This waterproof concealer also corrects as opposed to using a colour corrector. It hydrates and mimics the appearance of healthy, radiant skin. The concealer costs N17,280.
Laure Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
The selling point with this powder is the matte finish. It locks in the rest of your makeup perfectly without adding weight or texture. The translucent shade also works on all skin tones. The texture is finely milled and very different from what you get with other powders. From the jar to your face and it becomes silky light on your skin. The powder costs N13,680.
Becca Cosmetics Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
The details are in the name because that’s exactly what it does! It is a great base for your foundation and the best protective layer to prepare the skin for what’s to come. It is great for people with oily and normal skin as it is very mattifying and improves the longevity of your makeup. If you aren’t the makeup type then you can use the primer simply for oil control. It costs N12,960.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick
Proven and tested! You can eat, drink, sleep and pretty much do anything you like with this lipstick. It comes in 43 different shades and does the job in basically one application. From a creamy gloss formula to a velvet matte finish, it is guaranteed to last you all day, true to colour and has natural moisturisers including Vitamin E and Sunflower Seed Wax. It doesn’t crack on your lips or disintegrate, talk about getting your money’s worth. It costs 7,200.
Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow Highlight
First of all, this product comes in a very visually appealing package and design which makes you feel like you literally want to eat this highlight. It gives a lit from within kind of glow and the finish is amazing as it doesn’t have a glittery consistency, instead you get a silky finish. The light-reflective powder gives skin shimmering bronze highlights and is ideal for strobing (applying highlight without concealer). It costs 17,280.