For todays post I thought I would do something a little different.
I cant upload videos so I took pictures of each step of my every day makeup routine (product and brushes) and thought I would talk my way through… or, well, read haha.
I am going to apologise now for the state of some of my makeup, its used and very loved. I wanted this to be as real as possible so I wasn’t going to spend hours cleaning everything and making it picture perfect because thats just not me.
First things first, foundation!
I use the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and Revlon Colour Stay Foundation, both in the lightest shades. The reason I use the two is because Healthy Mix has a more yellow undertone and oxidises but has gorgeous coverage, Colour stay is a lot paler, has a more pink undertone and has great coverage, mixed together the coverage is perfect and so is the undertone.
I use a flat top brush from Spectrum to really buff my foundation into the skin because thats pretty much the only way I can guarantee my makeup to last all day, when I use a sponge the makeup sits on top of the skin and due to my oiliness, you can bet your ass my makeup is slipping and sliding by breakfast!
Concealer is easy, I use the Collection 2000 concealer in the lightest shade and apply it under the eyes, in the inner corner of the eyes and on the high points of my face (forehead, nose and chin).
I also buff this in well with the same brush I use for my foundation, I am not looking for 10000% coverage from this concealer because I do buff it in rather than press but its just an added extra layer to hide those bags and ensure coverage.
To set the areas I use the concealer, I use MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC10, it is extremely light and is absolutely perfect, it matches my natural skin tone to a T so I am obsessed with it, it also sets my concealer in place and is the only powder I have found that really sets my makeup all day.
I use this tear drop shape brush from ELF for this step because the pointed tip allows me to get right in those nooks and crannies to set my makeup perfectly.
To set the rest of my face, I only use a light powder to take away the tackiness of the foundation rather than something that will lock my makeup in place because I don’t like it looking too heavy. The Loreal BB Powder is perfect for this because its so lightweight and just does the job I want.
I use a big powder brush from Wilko for this, I love their own brand brushes and they have recently come out with a bunch more I need to get my hands on!
For bronzer I use the Body Collection Pressed Powder Bronzer, I got this from Fragrance Direct and they have some brands I have never heard of, this is one of them. I needed a new bronzer as my Hula ran out and this has been amazing! The colour is perfect for someone as fair as me but is absolutely build-able. I put my bronzer on my cheeks, forehead, nose and chin.
I use a big angled brush from Spectrum for this because it allows me to control where the product goes whilst also distributing a lot of the product around my face quickly.
I am definitely not a blush type person but I love this one from Revolution in Love, it is so subtle but still just adds that perfect flush of pink. I don’t concentrate the blush too much on the actual cheek because I feel like it can look too heavy and clown like. I typically concentrate it just above my bronzer but below where I will apply highlighter, keeping it further back on my cheekbone rather than the apples.
I have no idea where this brush is from but it is just a small angled brush that allows me precise application of my blusher.
I am a little bit obsessed with highlighter, who isn’t?! but I cannot find the perfect shade highlighter to save my life, I use Shimma Shimma by Makeup Geek Cosmetics which is an eyeshadow. I gone through 2 of these (this is my third!) because I genuinely love it so much!
I use the Morphe R31 to highlight the tops of my cheekbones, just above the inner portion of my eyebrow and my cupids bow. I then use the smaller brush to highlight my inner corner, brow bone and the tip of my nose.
I do the most basic eyeshadow looks on a daily basis because its what I am comfortable doing, the eyeshadows I use are super bendable and it also makes me look so much more put together! I use the middle shade in my crease, the shade to the left of that on the outer corners and lower lash line and then the top colour to blend out the edges of them both – I told you it was super simple and quick!
I use the spectrum brush for the blending step at the end because it is the biggest and fluffiest, therefore blends the colour out into nothing so easy! I use the middle brush for the crease colours and the Morphe R43 to add colour to my lower lash line and outer corner to deepen.
For my brows I use Maybelline’s Total Temptation and Brow Precise both in medium brown. The Total Temptation is an angled pencil which allows me quick and simple brow filling, I then go in with the Brow Precise to shape and define a little more, I also use this product to create a ‘hair’ like effect at the front of my brow because box/square brows just cant be a thing.
Depending on if I am having a good or bad brow day will decide how I set my brows. A good brow day will result in me setting them with the Benefit Ready, Set, Brow! because it is clear and glues the hairs down perfectly! On a bad brow day I use the Maybelline Brow Precise Fibre Filler because it pretty much does what it says on the tin, fills your brows with fibres to fill them, colour them and add that feathery hair effect, as well as setting them (this is a messier/fluffier brow).
I then fix all of that goodness in place with 100,000 sprits of the Obsession Matte Fix Fixing Spray, this stuff smells like a hospital and for some reason its so loud when it sprays but it feels amazing and I have really noticed a massive difference in my makeups longevity.
I have such an unhealthy obsession with over-packed mascara lashes, I used to wear layer upon layer until I could literally see black clumps as I was going about my day. terrible I know!
Recently I have been loving layering the Bourjois Ultra Curl and Rimmel Super Curler, they layer beautifully and they really work to separate my lashes and lengthen them (they are pretty long anyway). I have noticed they hold my curl all day too which is such a bonus! I have to admit I probably do 2 layers of each before I am considered done, I will get to a point when I don’t overload but right now I like it.
Lastly I finish with a little lip balm. I featured this one on my Instagram the other day because it really was lip balm weather. This particular one is packed full of goodness which is why its perfect for these colder months, I have a bunch I switch between but lately this is the one I have been grabbing for!
I hope you enjoyed todays post. I know it’s a little longer than usual but I know a lot of people wanted to see more beauty related posts so there we go.