It’s been ages since I’ve done a makeup post, where has the time gone? This is the makeup routine I do everyday when I want to look and feel my best, those days when I’m going out the front door and need to be presentable. If I’m at home then I usually dab on some tinted moisturiser, mascara and a lip balm or lip gloss (just in case anyone pops round unexpected!)
I start by using Makeup Revolutions Pro Base Blur Primer, it’s the only drugstore primer that actually works for me and it’s only £6! It’s a thick clear gel that has a silicone feel, you only need one pump to cover your whole face. This primer is lightweight, blends in easily using my fingers and makes my skin feel super soft, it is the perfect base for my makeup.
I’ve been loving Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in shade Light Warm for a really flawless look. It’s a lovely creamy consistency and doesn’t dry out my skin, I use one pump on the back of my hand, then using my finger I dot some across my cheeks, forehead, chin and down my nose, then blend it in with a damp beauty blender. This foundation is incredible, it’s smooth application gives my complexion a wonderful flawless finish, concealing any blemishes. It’s lightweight but lasts all day and still looks amazing. This foundation out does any of my other favourite ones and is staying in my makeup bag forever!
This featured in my March Favourites post but it honestly is my go-to eyeshadow palette for an everyday look. The Colour Me Nude palette from W7 comes with 12 rosey, neutral toned shades, ranging from matte to shimmer. The soft creamy eyeshadows are super pigmented and so easy to blend , they have amazing staying power and haven’t faded by the end of the day. I swap and change which shades I use but usually start with a lighter one all over my lid, followed by a medium shade in the crease and a darker one in the outer corners, blending down under my lower lash line.
Eyeliner and Mascara
Oh my word, why have I only just discovered the Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner, it’s absolutely incredible. I am rubbish at creating the perfect winged eyeliner but this one makes it so much easier to get right. It’s super pigmented in a bold black and yes, it does last, believe me, no amount of crying, eye rubbing or getting stuck in a downpour is going to smudge this little beauty! When I first got the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara I didn’t think it would be that amazing because it has quite a large brush, but I absolutely love it. It puts quite a lot of mascara onto my lashes, making them look thick and full of volume, one coat is definitely enough. It wears lovely throughout the day and I’m not left with any flaky bits that have dropped onto my cheek. I’m pretty impressed with this mascara and the packaging is simply gorgeous!
Concealer and Powder
I’ve been using Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer for ages, it’s the only one I’ve found that covers up the dark circles under my eyes, so it’s my little magic wand. I dot the concealer where I need it and blend it in with a beauty sponge, it has the most amazing coverage concealing blemishes in a smooth matte finish. Then taking a large fluffy brush I set it all in place using NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder which has fantastic coverage.
I simply love the Makeup Revelation Iconic Lights Contour Palette if I want to add a little shape to my face, I’ll take a medium sized makeup brush and sweep the warmer shade (bottom row, second right) into the hollows of my cheeks and across the top of my forehead. These powders are so soft and creamy and incredibly pigmented, so don’t go over board at first!
Blusher and Highlighter
I’m currently using Milani Powder Blush as it’s one of my all time favourites, the shade Blossomtime Rose is a stunning peachy, pink shade with a slight golden highlighter. The blusher has a gorgeous rose shape to it and the rose gold packaging is just divine! If my complexion is looking a little dull then I’ll add a light dusting of Freedom Pro Highlighter across the tops of my cheek bones and on the bridge of my nose. I’m loving the shade Ambient, which isn’t too sparkly so it gives me a subtle dewy glow.
My absolute must have lipstick for everyday use is probably no surprise, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk is a gorgeous pinky brown nude and suits almost everyone, it is just stunning. It’s a matte formula but doesn’t dry out my lips and is incredibly long wearing. I’ll never get bored of Pillow Talk.
To set all of my makeup in place and give it a little extra staying power I spray a couple of squirts of NYX Setting Spray in the dewy finish, it’s so comfortable to wear and it’s the only finishing spray that I’ve found doesn’t leave my face looking all powdery.
What are your go-to products for an everyday look? Have you tried any of these products?