As much as I enjoy buying and reviewing new exciting things, generally my makeup tends to follow the same basic trends…
I have a very eclectic taste in makeup, ranging from high end to very budget – but whatever works for you right… But what if I was going out for the day, not somewhere especially fancy, maybe just for lunch or a coffee? Let me show you the things I put on my face daily to make me look presentable.
So normally (if I remember) I prep with Bare Minerals’s Prime Time Primer. It really is a great little primer and my makeup lasts for forever – probably literally – when I use it as a starting point. I then follow with Superdrug’s B. Flawless foundation in Rose Ivory. It’s a great light foundation, perfect for getting that spring/summer dewy skin and matches my face perfectly! It also has SPF 15 so naturally I jumped to buy it!
In terms of concealer, I tend to alternate between the Holy Grail that is Collection’s Lasting Perfection (in Cool Medium) and B. Flawless Long Lasting Concealer (Light). One is obviously a liquid concealer and the other a stick but honestly what I choose depends entirely on what I grab first. I also do tend to add concealer after my foundation and buff it in with the rest of my face – that way I don’t accidentally brush it off when applying foundation.
To add a bit of colour to my now flat and beige face I use w7’s Chunky Cheek stick in London. It is quite a bold orange when first applied to buffing is essential, as it is with w7’s Honolulu Bronzer which has the most incredible pigmentation and takes almost nothing to contour with. I also use Topshop’s Glow Highlighter to add a bit of light catching sparkle!
So eyes are always exactly the same, give or take a bit of shadow for special occasions. I love a nice dark flick and dolly lashes. Eyeliner is something that I know a lot of people struggle with getting right – I personally use a pot and brush from Bobbi Brown in Espresso Ink (a really gorgeous dark brown). I tend to find gel and brush liner stronger and all-round easier! I also use Bobbi Brown’s Extreme Party Mascara in Black Chocolate. Its a lovely light mascara and extremely long wearing – I would probably use a heavier one for nights out but this is just perfect for day and hold’s a curl so beautifully!
Brow wise I am a sucker for MUA’s Pro-Brow Kit for Fair-Mid. I raved about it a while ago in my Spring Favourites and my opinion hasn’t changed. Weirdly, I actually use the darkest of the colours to do my brows (despite being a light blonde). It really is a perfect shade and the setting gel provides a perfect finishing touch!
So lips are always a tough one because they depend heavily on where I’m going and what I’m doing. A while a go I found my absolute perfect nude from Rimmel and I tend to wear that most days. However, I’ve told you all about that so I thought I’d share another favourite. Essence’s Long Lasting Lipstick in Natural Beauty is a slightly pinkier, fresher nude than the Rimmel, perfect for summer days when your natural lip colour is almost enough. It also does actually last quite well, despite being a budget piece and I adore it!
So there’s a glimpse into my makeup bag for my day to day life. Obviously it does get changed up a bit as new things come in and old come out – but things like my eyeliner will probably never change (touch wood).
What’s your everyday look?