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…
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.
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.
I then set this with Rimmel’s Stay Matte 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.
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.
I take a little bit of Topshop’s highlighter in Sunbeam at the top of my cheekbones.
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.
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!
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 xFollow