My Everyday Makeup Routine

Hey Sweeties,

I thought today I would share with you my everyday makeup routine, it’s something I thought I might be competent and brave enough to film but… maybe next time eh? However, this did though give me a great excuse to play with the self timer on my new camera!

So, let’s begin…

Everyday makeup

Before I begin my makeup, I cleanse with Burt’s Bees cream cleanser (review here) before moisturising and applying primer -at the moment I am using Maybelline’s Babyskin (instant pore eraser). I have a selection of foundations but for the most part I reach for L’Oreal’s True Match (in C2 Rose Vanilla). I apply this with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush.

Foundation application

In the areas the need a bit more coverage -notably under my eyes, on my chin & forehead/t-zone- I use Collection’s Lasting Perfection concealer in shades 02 and 03. 02 (cool medium) for under my eyes which also serves to highlight, and 03 (warm medium) for the other areas. I apply this with a combination of the Real Techniques Pointed Foundation brush and my middle finger which allows the product to warm into my skin.

Concealer application

I then set this with Rimmel’s Stay Matte Powder.

Face Powder

Following this, I then apply bronzer, blusher and a little bit of highlighter. For bronzer I use Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer in 022 Sun Bronze and apply this using (an old) angled face brush which I use to define my cheek bones (by sucking in my cheeks to find the line). Then, in an ‘E’ formation, I take the product up and onto my forehead, and also down underneath my jaw bone blending as I go.

Bronzer application

My day-to-day choice of blusher varies but since purchasing Sleek’s Pink Lemonade palette (review here), I reach for this most often at the moment, specifically shade, pink mint.

Sleek Pink Lemonade

I take a little bit of Topshop’s highlighter in Sunbeam at the top of my cheekbones.

Topshop highlighter sunbeam

Then, the eyes! Since purchasing them, I love Urban Decay’s Naked Palettes, these for me have every look covered between the three of them but for the everyday, I use the first palette taking ‘Naked’ across my lid as a base colour, before applying ‘Buck’ into the crease and blending them both together.

Urban Decay Naked PaletteBenefit's Roller Lash mascara

At the moment I am really enjoying Benefit’s Roller Lash and this is my go to mascara currently (review here). I love how it opens up my eyes and holds in place all day.

When I have more time or if I am using another Naked Palette, such as no.3 and create a pink look, I like to add eyeliner -either Collection’s Fast Stroke liner or Benefit’s They’re Real Push Up liner.

Then finally (finally!), I complete my look with my eyebrows and I do this either using a pencil or a brown eyeshadow with a brush and setting in place with Rimmel’s Brow This Way gel.

Et voila, I am done and ready for the day!

Everyday makeup routine

I also often apply a bit of Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick in 09 Happy Nude Year

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if there is anything else you would like me to do -always welcome to suggestions and new excuses to try out the camera more!

Until next time x

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5 Comments

  1. yvettelm 24th March 2015 / 11:37 am

    I was about to film the same and got scared. Do it though! 😉

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