Taking some inspiration from YouTube, I will be sharing my everyday makeup routine with you. I tend to keep it quite simple and natural, with a few staple products.
Primer & Moisturiser
I cheat by combining these steps, and use my Superdrug Vitamin E Day Cream. I’ve spoken about this product before and how well it gets rid of my dry patches, in addition to how well makeup applies on top of it.
I usually let this sink into my skin for 5/10 minutes, and I will do my hair in that time.
Most days I will skip liquid foundation and just conceal under my eyes, around my nose, and any blemishes.
I have a few different concealers I like to use, but at the minute I have been layering the No7 Match Made Concealer under the YSL Touche Eclait to give my face some much needed brightening.
I like to use a pressed powder foundation to set all my concealer, and also go over my face and neck to give it some colour.
Usually I will use a Bare Minerals powder but I sadly just ran out, so I bought the Primark PS… Mattifying Pressed Powder for the meantime. I can’t say it’s as good but it does the job!
Contour & Blush
Next I contour with Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer, which also helps give some more colour to my face (the British summer has not been kind).
On my cheeks I always go for this blush by Laval, which I’ve had for so long the label has rubbed off. This was really inexpensive but is the perfect pink for me.
Eyeshadow & Mascara
I don’t always wear eyeshadow for an everyday look, but if I do I choose one of these three to apply all over the lid and blend out with a fluffy brush.
L-R: No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Bronze; B. Stunning Vibrant Eye Shimmer in Bittersweet; No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Wheatsheaf.
The mascara I’m using at the moment is the Essence Get Big! Lashes Volume Curl. For some reason I apply this just to the top lashes when I don’t wear eyeshadow, and to the top and bottom lashes when I do – it’s just a habit.
Next up is my eyebrows, where I use the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set (in Bold Brunette if you’re wondering).
I have to use a light hand with this otherwise my eyebrows can get too bold for a natural look, but it definitely keeps all the hairs in place.
On the lips I either use a clear lip gloss, or a nude lipstick.
My usual go-to’s (L-R) are: Revlon Balm Stain in Honey; NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes; Kiko Lipstick in 801; The Beauty Parlour Lip Balm in Coconut.
To finish off I spray my trusty Makeup Revolution Pro Fix all over my face. I also use this through the day to freshen up my makeup as well.
Although this looks like a lot of products, all together this routine takes me 10 minutes to complete. This is my go-to for work, quick trips out, and days where I want to feel fresh faced.
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