Hello ladies, Just a quick post about my every day makeup. These are the products that I will generally grab first and use when I am in a rush or what I will wear every single day when I need a fuss free look. I try not to make my every day look too over done and it is basically what I can apply really quickly when I need to be out of the house in about half an hour! It may seem like a lot of products to be throwing on quickly, but I will always keep these products on hand so that I can grab them quickly and It has just become a routine to apply them.
After I have moisturised and applied SPF, I will start with my Concealer, I always start with this because I like to cover my circles and blemishes before I use foundation as I find that it covers them better than when you apply it over the top of foundation.
I use YSL concealer In shade #2 £19.50
I then go ahead and apply my foundation, I will only apply a thin layer to the areas of my face that need it. I never apply foundation to the whole of my face and if I do its a very sheer layer of it becasue I feel that my skin doesn’t need a whole lot of coverage. I use my Sephora Professional Flat Top brush to apply the foundation with. I dip the brush into the lid to get the foundation becasue if i apply it on the back of my hand i always apply too much and end up wasting it!
I use Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Punjab. £29.50 and the brush was from Sephora in Portugal and it was 25 Euros.
I will then add a radiance powder to the whole of my face as this particular powder does not make me look cakey, it is very light and sheer but manages to control shine on my T-Zone whilst giving my skin a glow and a lovely brightening effect. I can keep applying this during the day and it will never make me look too over done. I apply this powder with my M.A.C 150 brush as I find that this brush is best for picking up enough of the product as it is quite a sheer powder.
I use the Clarins Colour Definition 3D Radiance Face Powder £27.00 and M.A.C 150 Brush £32.50
After that I will apply bronzer and blusher. I always apply these as they add a touch of colour and instantly make me look brighter with more of a healthy glow. I use a particular bronzer and blusher because they are both together so I only have to pick up one palette. The formula of these are just lovely so I can apply them very quickly without thinking about it and they go on perfect without me looking like a clown! I also use the M.A.C 150 Brush for this as the rounded tapered point is great for contouring with the bronzer and the flat side of the brush is great for swooping blusher for a quick splash of colour, this brush really makes powder applications effortless!
I use the Nars Orgasm & Laguna Duo £30.00, I picked this up from a counter a few months ago so I’m not sure if it is still available. It can probably be found on Ebay. and a M.A.C 150 Brush £32.50
I then do my eyelids with another duo palette as they are easy to just pick up and apply and both colours that I need are there in my hand. I use quite neutral colours in the day just to define and brighten my eyes a little. I will go all over the lid with a dusty brown/purple and then add a touch of highlight shadow in the inner corners of my eyes. I don’t really mess about with blending or swapping colours as I find that these colours are perfect for a quick look. I will use one brush which is a small flat kabuki eye brush. It may be a small brush but it is a great all rounder and packs on the colour lovely. It can fit into the crease of the eye, right into the corner and underneath the lash line too!
I use the Clinique Eyeshadow Duo In Victorian Pink £19.00 I got the brush from the Clothes show live In Birmingham a few years ago, unsure of the price.
After eyeshadow I will apply eyeliner to the top of the eyelid, for this i will always use a gel eyeliner, simply because I never go wrong with it. If i were to use liquid i always manage to mess up or get some in my eye and the lines always end up wonky and unequal to each other. So if i use gel it saves me time trying to get the line straight or cleaning up smudges with a cotton bud. Gel eyeliners tend to last all day too and you can use them on the waterline which is best if you are in a hurry because you can just pop some onto the waterline without changing products. Today I haven’t bothered with anything in my waterline as I am trying minimal makeup!
I use M.A.C Fluid line In Black track £13.50 M.A.C 210 Eyeliner brush £16.00
Lastly I will use mascara I never curl my eyelashes If I am doing my makeup in a rush. Generally I will use any mascara that I grab hold of first and will add just a few coats of it but I do have my favourites so If I see it next to another mascara I will pick that up instead of the other. The Eyeko big eyes mascara is great for lengthening the lashes which is what I want for every day makeup as it isn’t too volumising and clumpy. It separates them nicely and only needs about 2 coats to take full effect. The brush is also perfect because I can do top and bottom lashes without getting any mascara everywhere as it is small enough to get to all of the little lashes.
Eyeko Big Eyes Mascara £15 now, I did get it for £8 but they increased the price 🙁
I then fill my eyebrows in using any small brush I can find at the time usually the M.A.C 266 angled brush. My favourite powder to fill in my eyebrows at the moment is the colour ‘Buck’ From the Urban Decay Naked Palette as it makes my eyebrows look natural and the colour matches perfectly. I think filling in your eyebrows can really frame your face so I make sure that I always try to do it.
Urban Decay Naked Palette in the colour ‘Buck’ £35.00
For my lips I will either just add a quick lip balm with a hint of colour, or a lip stain if my lips aren’t dry because lip stains last ages on the lips and you don’t need to re apply them as often. Also they aren’t sticky so you haven’t got to worry about the wind blowing your hair and sticking to your lips! Lip stains can also look very natural which is great for every day makeup.
I use Natio Mineral Lip & Cheek Tint £9.50