My Unsung Makeup Heroes

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It’s always easy to get excited about a new makeup purchase such as a new colourful blush, a foundation that promises that “glow”, a new highly pigmented eyeshadow or a vibrant long-lasting lipstick.  These always stand out that much more and what I would call the makeup to drool over.  But then there are those products that aren’t the most exciting but make all the difference, I use them without even thinking and they are what I would call my unsung makeup heroes.  Quite frankly, I don’t praise these enough and I’ve narrowed down the 3 items in my collection that I think without a doubt fall into this category.

1. Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner.  Ok, so this little invention in my opinion is just amazing as it helps to stop your lipstick or lip gloss from bleeding.  It has a clear wax like texture which means you don’t need to have multiple lip liners and you just simply use light feather like strokes around your lip line, rub it in a little and then you can apply your lip colour of choice.  You can even use it to clear up any smeared lipstick here and there!  At £18 it is a bit steep but I can’t go without it now.

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2. Mac Coffee Eyeliner.  For daily wear I personally find black eyeliner too harsh.  This is a rich deep brown shade (swatched below) and is a great alternative to black as it gives a subtle but still a defined look.  As someone who’s hopeless when it comes to eyeliner (trust me I really am), this is one item where even I can’t get it wrong as being a pencil it means I have more control.  I normally like a no fuss look so I simply just apply it as close to my lash line as possible and with this it takes no time at all.

3. Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara.  I never used to wear mascara on my bottom lashes.  I always felt like it made my bottom lashes look spidery and then of course there’s the smudging – not a good look.  That was until I discovered this little gem.  At £13.50, this dinky mascara is so easy to miss on the Clinique stands, but it is one of their best sellers and as you can see below, the wand is so small making it perfect at coating your bottom lashes.  Whilst I know you could get a full sized mascara for the price and just use that, with this I find there’s no room for error and I’ve gone from never wearing mascara on my bottom lashes to wearing it everyday.

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So there you have it.  I think these deserve some praise, they are not glamorous but they’re oh so effective and I can see myself repurchasing these again and again.

So do you have any unsung makeup heroes?  Let me know in the comments below.

  • Urvi

    I have heard great reviews about the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara. Need to try it!!

  • Monique | WritingMonique

    Stunning products! The eyeliner looks great!


  • We all have those un-glamorous beauty heroes that we reach for every day, for me it’s a nude eye pencil from Rimmel that I use every single day to make my eyes look a bit bigger and more awake 🙂 I have an invisible lip liner from Milani but I keep forgetting to use it, need to take it out for a test 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I need to try the nude eye pencil from Rimmel, looking awake is my number one priority! x

  • I know what you mean, that there are always products by default that we use that we don’t give them credit.. Love the eyeliner, by the way.

    • I know, i thought it would be a good idea to give these products some credit! x

  • Clinique mascaras are SO good! I used to have one I shared with my mother and I loved it. I think it got discontinued in the end, sadly…

    Lovely photography and blog, btw!

    Cristina, xo // My Cup of Tea

    • Thanks. Yeah I do like Clinique mascara and this bottom lash one is just as good xx

  • Invisible lipliner sounds like a must have product, so why don’t I have it?! I need to rectify that! xx


  • Kiki Rampone

    These look wonderful! I love the idea of the clear lip liner, it sounds like such a problem solver! Great post!

    xo Kiki

  • Emily Valentine Parr

    Invisible lipliner is GENIUS! good find xx

  • Emma
  • I love the MAC eyeliners – they really are great but since they started animal testing on their products haven’t really bought anything from them but it’s a shame as they do have some wonderful products! 🙂

    Love the lip liner too – sounds fab! 🙂

    Layla xx

    • Agree, it is a shame that they do that. The invisible lip liner is great x

  • Love hearing about unsung heroes and your pictures are so pretty!

    Makeup Monster

  • Oh wow the Mac eyeliner looks amazing!!


  • i need to get a hold of that bottom lash mascara! thanks for this post 🙂


  • Allie

    You have the prettiest photography on your blog! I love it! Xo.

  • MAC liner in coffee is one of my unsung heroes too! Almost use it daily, but I didn’t realize how much I liked it until this post x)


  • I’ve tried the MAC lip liners and absolutely love them so definitely eager to try the eye liner pencils too! xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

    • I have this one and Velvet Teddy but Coffee is by far my most used and favourite. xx

  • All of these look amazing! I’m going on a beauty shop soon so I’ll definitely be picking up the mascara as I really need a bottom lash one!
    Abiee xx

  • Amazing picks. Would love it if you could check out my newly launched Holiday Style Diary!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

  • Invisible lip liner… that sounds interesting 🙂 Never tried something like that, I should definitely do it… xx

  • Lovely collection there, Make Up For Ever do a liner pencil very similar which I love so can understand why you like that one so much. I must get round to trying some bottom lash mascara’s that one sounds lovely and I find Clinique’s normal mascara’s quite nice (not clumpy at all) k x

    • Thanks. I think it must just be me being a bit clumsy and all, but if I try and use my normal mascara on my bottom lashes I always make a mess! xx

  • Maja

    The invisible lip liner sounds like a perfect product- something I need to prevent my lipsticks (especially liquid ones) from leaving its place 🙂 Have a nice day and I hope to see you on my blog 🙂 xx Maja

    • I always use this now and when I don’t wear it I notice a difference in how my lipstick looks at the end of the day! x

  • I’ve been thinking about buying an invisible lip liner for a while now as it sounds like such a handy product to have. I have noticed other brands have their own options so might try a budget one first before looking at this one from Lipstick Queen x

    Beauty with charm

    • It’s such a great product to have to hand and whichever one you go for I think the concept is great xx