5 Beauty Products I Use Every Single Day with @littlelistofmine


Whether it’s about food or fashion, books or beauty, there is nothing like a good little list to offer some inspiration.

When Isabel invited me to share a list of my own on her blog I immediately said yes for two reasons; firstly, I love sharing products, tips and recommendations that I really believe in, and secondly, if my blog name hasn’t already given it away, I love lists!

For my list of 5 things to try I thought I would go back to basics and share 5 skincare and beauty products that I use every day.

These are products I bought myself, use regularly and have been using for months, if not years. They are the kind of products that you recommend to your girlfriends because they are essential items; they have a job to do and they do it exceptionally well.

I have written the list in order of how I apply and use them when I’m getting ready in the morning.

1. The Ordinary Buffet Serum

The Ordinary Buffet serum: I have been using this peptide serum for about six months now and the formula is designed to target multiple signs of ageing at once. I apply it to my entire face in the morning and in the evening after cleansing and like how quickly it is absorbed into my skin without drying it out. I occasionally use the Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG as well, to reduce puffiness and pigmentation under my eyes, on those days when I just haven’t gotten enough sleep (a toddler will do that to you!).

2. Go-To Face Hero

Go To Skin Care's Face Hero: I have been using Go To skincare since the brand launched almost five years ago. I own every single product and Face Hero is still my all time favourite. This fantastic face oil is incredibly hydrating, soothing and lightweight. You won’t feel greasy after using this oil, because it leaves no residue. This product is a big part of my nightly skincare routine, but I love to apply a few drops in the morning to freshen my face and make my makeup easier to apply.  

3. Mecca Cosmetica In Good Light Face Tint with SPF 30

Mecca Cosmetica's In Good Light Face Tint with SPF 30: I love a tinted moisturiser with SPF because it’s a multipurpose product that helps make getting ready in the morning that much easier. On weekend I often will only wear this moisturiser, and when I’m working, I might apply a very light layer of foundation over it just to get a bit more coverage. Mecca’s moisturiser gives a sheer glow and just helps even out skin tone, without trying to cover up lovely things like freckles. It comes in four shades and I like to use fair.

4. MAC Extended Play Lash

MAC Extended Play Lash: I am obsessed with tubular mascaras to the point that I won’t use anything else. I have been using this version from MAC for the past two months and like the long-wearing length I can achieve with the thin brush. Tubular mascaras give you the benefit of being smudge proof like a waterproof mascara, but instead of needing a heavy-duty makeup remover, the formula is removed with warm water. I also like the Poni Cosmetics White Knight tubing mascara and the Clinique Lash Power Mascara.

5. Stila Convertible Colour

Stila Convertible Colour: This is another newish product for me but its also another multipurpose hero. It’s a dewy two-in-one blush and lipstick in a very convenient compact. Coming in six different shades – I have Peony – the creamy products adds a natural glow where you need it.

Together, these five products provide the perfect base to build from every day.

Joni, @littlelistofmine

Hello there! My name is Joni Wanless and I am a blogger based in Canberra, Australia.

A former journalist with a love for lists, I turned to blogging in 2014 after a career change. For almost five years I have written about anything and everything that makes me happy, including skincare, travel, food, books, being a mum and, funnily enough, lists.

You can follow Joni on Instagram and check out her blog, Little List of Mine.