Mandom Barrier Repair Masks
These were indispensable when I was in Japan; other sheet masks were nice but their effects were very short-lived. These ones really inject a load of hydration into skin, making them great for instant (and lasting) relief from dehydrated, tired or aggravated skin.
The Barrier Repair range makes amazing products in general, I have been nothing but impressed.
Juju Aquamoist Cleansing Milk
This is my favourite make-up removing cleanser
- Can be used on the whole face including eyes
- Removes make-up thoroughly (including heavy eye make-up if you focus on that area, but often I use the Micellar on a cotton pad to save time)
- Doesn’t leave skin tight after washing
- Doesn’t leave any residue on skin
La Roche Posay Physiological Micellar Solution
Gets rid of everything on your face, I use it to get all my make-up off before cleansing, or I just use it on its own when I’m feeling lazy.
My friend borrowed some of this once – after using two face wipes already to remove her make-up – and after wiping, the cotton pad came back loaded with make-up; this cleanser is really effective at getting every last scrap of make-up off your face.
Ben Nye Neutral Set Translucent Powder
This is the best setting powder I’ve tried. It mattifies the shine from my sunscreen without highlighting little flaws like hair, tiny lines, or flaky patches. Leaves skin looking like skin.
The price is pretty incredible as well.
Shu Uemura Cream Eyeshadow in M white
I use this as a base to stop any discolouration on my eyelid from showing through, thus enhancing any eyeshadow I use on top. Now and then I use it on its own as a natural highlight (I am pretty pale after all). It doesn’t crease and it gives even coverage, unlike other cream shadows I’ve tried.