Top 5 Must Have Beauty Essentials

top 5 beauty essentials

Today on my Makeup Desk I am sharing with you , my Top 5 everyday beauty essentials that are part of my daily routine. For so long now I have been using these products everyday, they are my absolute go to’s for work and everyday wear. I have come together with my gorgeous friends, Amea May, and Bec from Beauty with Bec. So when you are done reading my post. Head over to see their top 5 products. Links will be at the end.

The Essentials

1. When I am purchasing a primer I look for color correcting and neutralizing. As I suffer with acne scarring and redness. Those are my biggest concerns and I want to help cover them before I apply foundation. I have purchased so many, but the one I use everyday is the Bare Minerals – Neutralizing. Does exactly what it says.  Neutralizes all the redness on my face, evens out skin tone and leaves my skin feeling hydrated. Some days I’ll even use it alone when I just want to minimalize my redness and scarring.

bare minerals primer


2. Maybeline Fit Me concealer has been a holy grail for so long. I own so many concealers but this is always the one I reach for. Even if I go for another brand or product I’m likely to always apply this on top. I love how creamy it is and how easily it blends. The only downfall is you need to apply quite a bit of product and make sure you blend it out well.



3. Everyday I use the Face of Australia Translucent powder to bake my under eyes, chin, and forehead. I love this powder and using it this way. My pores appear a lot smaller, my foundation doesn’t rub off in those areas and my skin looks flawless. The Face of Australia powder is super cheap and it lasts so long.

face of australia powder


4. For days when I’m in a rush with work. Lets be honest that’s everyday. I love using the *Benefit Gimme Brow, to add a bit of colour, and texture to my eyebrows. I also feels its sets them in place and definitely fills in the little gaps. Even on the days when I do a bold brow, il go over with the Gimme Brow to give them a little texture. You could say I’m obsessed with the Gimme Brow.

Benefit Gimme Brow


5. Everyday I use Fix + for many different reasons/purposes. I always use it to dampen my beauty sponge before I apply my foundation. I’ll also finish my makeup with fix + a few sprays sets my face and gives it a slight dewy finish. There will be a blog post coming soon on all my ways to use fix plus. So keep an eye out for that one.

Fix plus


I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Must Have Beauty Essentials. Please feel free to share yours below I’d love to know what you use too.

Make sure you check out Ameas Video and Bec’s Blog post


* Products marked with an asterisk, were gifted to me for editorial consideration purposes. As always my thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Elley Charles

    Yep. You’ve sold me on the Prime Time! I’ve been eyeing it off for so long and will definitely be grabbing it on my next trip to Melbs! Also been wanting to try the FOA powder for aaaaages but my local Priceline doesn’t stock FOA (or Physicians Formula wahhh) so I can’t get it!

    Also, Fix + and Gimme Brow are my everyday essentials!

    Great post again lovely.
    Elley xx

    • Omg Elley you need to get it. I am sure you will love it as much as me xx

  • Felicia Anastasia Bardan

    I’m the same with Gimme Brow! I use fibre gels literally every single day of my life!

  • Shannon Fascia

    I really wanted too try the Maybelline Fit me concealer and I think I’m going too after reading this 🙂 have you tried the Fit Me foundation? I love your post and your photos are amazing! Xxx

    • Omg I love the fit me foundation. I mix the dewy and matte one together. Creates a flawless base xx

  • The Maybelline Fit me is one of my holy grails too! I love it! 🙂 xx

    Jessica |

    • mymakeupdesk

      It’s so good isn’t it. Can’t beat the price either xx

    • It’s too good isn’t it xx

  • Laura Tough

    I am intrigued by that primer! I might have to invest when I run out of my current ones! I used to love the Maybelline Fit Me, but I recently started using the Master Concealer and it has blown my mind! I pick it up more than my nars now!

    • mymakeupdesk

      Ohhh the Master concealer I haven’t touched in awhile. I might dig it out tomorrow. You definitely need bare minerals primer it really is amazing xx

    • You definitely need to invest, you won’t regret it xx

  • Gimme Brow seems so popular! I might have to try it!

    • mymakeupdesk

      Definitely need to try it, it’s popular because it’s so good. Xx

    • Definitely need to try it. I am sure you will enjoy it xx

  • Bottled Beauty

    Lovely photos!!! I adore the Benefit Gimme Brow. Totally worth the price tag!

    • mymakeupdesk

      Omg isn’t it just

    • Definitely worth the price xx

  • Kels L

    Amazing pictures! xx

  • Omg Annie you will love it, it really is good xx

  • Omg you need fix Plus in your kit. Wait until you see my upcoming post on ways to use it xx

  • Ellie’s Bits of Beauty

    Lovely post! I’m looking for a new setting powder but I bet I can’t Face of Australia in the U.K! It sounds so good too. Maybelline Fit Me concealer is definitely a favourite of mine too 🙂

    Ellie x

  • Love this post I’ve been hearing a lot of positive reviews on the gimme brow and fix plus I will definitely give them a purchase.

  • Stacey White

    I love the maybelline fit me concealer and fix plus! Think I need to try that primer!

  • I’ve heard so many good things about that primer – very intrigued to try it out one day, the idea of a neutralising base makes a lot of sense ^_^

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x