I had a few requests to do a daily make-up look and video it but after attempting vlogging our weekend away in Ireland and failing I think I’ll give the videos a miss for now. So, I’ve decided to do a blog post explaining my daily make-up instead.
- Urban Decay NAKED 2 Palette
- MAC Prep + Prime Translucent Loose Powder
- Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara
- Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pencil
- MAC Prep + Prime Fix +
- No 7 Instant Radiance Bronzing Highlighter
- Illamasqua Eye Brow Cake
- Emile Make Up Diamond Heart Base Primer
- Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation
- Benefit Watts Up Highlighter
- Lasting Perfection Concealer
First things first it’s really important to me to lay all my make-up out in front of me that I’m going to be using, I like to put all my brushes together and all my bases together all eye products together etc and that way applying my make-up is a lot more enjoyable.
I start my moisturising my face, after I’ve washed and cleansed etc. I’m using The Clinique ‘Take the day off’ Cleansing balm at the moment which I’m LOVING, it’s £22. (Click image for product link)
I’m still enjoying my L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Cleansing Oil, especially using waterproof mascara that stuff is STUBBORN and this oil just ensures I don’t have to scrub at my eyelashes, I use it on my lips too, it’s usually about £7.99 in boots but it’s on offer at the moment. (Click image for product link)
I’m still on the hunt for a really rich moisturiser, I’m thinking of taking my mans advice and going for an Olay cream, I’ve been doing a bit of research and I’m going to be testing some from next week.
After my face is moisturised I apply my primer all over my face, I use my fingers for this. It’s so silky I don’t need a lot to cover my whole face, I just reviewed this primer in my last Glossybox post, I can’t see myself settling on this primer but it’s the one I’m using right now. So if you have any recommendations please let me know. The primer is around £20 (Click image for product link)
Next, I go in with my foundation, this foundation is so lovely, I really do prefer this foundation to my MAC one it just seems to apply so much smoother and it’s got great coverage, if you’re looking for a foundation that’s great value for money I would really recommend this one, especially if you want a lovely satin finish. I have been spritzing my Real Techniques Beauty Blender and using that to apply my foundation lately and I have been applying it by using a dabbing motion it creates a much nicer finish and the coverage is a lot stronger. Foundation: £7.99 (Currently included in the 3 for 2 offer) Beauty Blender: £5.99 MAC Fix+: £17.00
I then go in with my concealer, the new medication I’m on has hugely broken me out which I have NEVER had before, I never got spots when I was growing up, I mean I got the odd one or two but never like it is right now my face is so sore I can feel them all under my skin, it’s horrible I don’t correctly know how to care for break outs so I’m going to be doing some research when this blog is finished. I just finished up my No7 concealer that I recently reviewed, I really liked that for my under eyes but I haven’t had a chance to go and repurchase it so I’m back to my old faithful- Collections Lasting Perfection Concealer, the coverage and staying powder of this stuff is INCREDIBLE! I apply this under each eye to cover those pesky dark circles, around the edge of my nose for the redness and on my chin, I use my Beauty Blender again with the patting motion again aswell. Also,this product only costs £3.99 (Click image for product link)
Eyebrows are next, I use the Illamasqua Eyebrow Cake for this, I don’t over draw my eyebrows or anything like that I just use this to fill them in really, I have really black eyebrows and blonde hair so it’s a bit awkward if I have ‘statement’ brows because people just think they’re completely fake- NOT a good look. I apply my eyebrow powder using a Daniel Sandler Angled Brush it works perrrrrfectly I just do small strokes throughout my brow. Illamasqua Brow Cake is £17.50 and the brush is £10.25 (Click image for product link)
I apply my Watts Up Benefit Highlighter to each cheekbone and buff it in using the Real Techniques Stippling Brush, I just use stippling motions to make sure that there are no harsh lines around the highlight. The highlighter is £24.50 at the moment in Boots and the brush is £11.99 also in Boots.(Click image for product link)
Onto the eyelids I normally keep it pretty simple day to day and use a gold based colour, I use ‘Bootycall’ all over the lid taking it up to my brow using the brush provided and then use ‘YDK’ or ‘Chopper’ through my crease using the MAC 217 Blending Brush and then cover the lid in ‘Half Baked’ using my ‘RT Shading Brush’ I got mine in a set a while ago and it’s flipping fantastic.
NAKED 2 Palette is £38 MAC Brush is £20 and Discounted RT Brush Set is £13.45 (Click images for product links)
MASCARA MASCARA MASCARA MASCARA!!!!!
Then I line my lips with my Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in the shade ‘Crazy in Love’ and I continue to fill my lips in with this colour then use my Lanolips to dab over it to gloss it up a bit. This Lip Pencil is £16 (Click Image for product link)
So, there it is. My daily make-up, it’s not a lot which is just the way I like it. Do you use any of these products or have any recommendations for me?