My daily makeup routine remains very simple. Especially if I'm having to wake up and be in uni for a 9am lecture, most of the time I don't even bother making the effort with such early starts to the day. But in today's post I'll be showing you what I do brush onto my face if I'm in the mood for makeup and I have that extra bit of time.
I always have to prep my lips with my Carmex lip balm, nothing else works as good as this.
The Ordinary was highly talked about during 2017 and so off course I ordered some stuff from their website. I first apply the High- Spreadability Fluid Primer which I am obsessed with, it creates such a smooth canvas before makeup application. For a little extra help around my oily areas I then apply the High Adherence Silicone Primer which also works just as well.
For foundation I switch between the NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation (colour 06 Medium Beige) or The Ordinary Coverage Foundation (colours 2.1Y & 3.0Y). I have had such a nightmare when it comes to foundations. I've tested out so many different high end and drugstore foundations and in the end these two have worked best for me and suite my skin tone and colour. Both are matte and create a medium to full coverage. I apply them with my Zoeva Rose Golden Volume 2 104 Buffer Brush or my Real Techniques Brush Crush V1 301 Complexion Brush.
Similarly to foundations, I can never find a good concealer. However, towards the end of 2017 L'Oreal released their True Match Concealer (6D Gold Honey). This colour is a great match for me to add coverage and brightness under my eyes and the high points of my face.
So that my face doesn't turn into a shiny disco ball, I use the NYX High Definition Finishing Powder (Translucent).
When it comes to bronzer I switch between the Zoeva Nude Spectrum Blush Palette (Nude) and the B. Matte Bronzer (Dark). Again, I can never find colours to suite my skin but these work really well.
I use a pink blusher from Sephora which I picked up in Dubai but I definitely want to look for some coral colour blushes, let me know your favourite brands for blusher.
My highlight of choice is the classic MAC Mineralize Skinfinish (Soft&Gentle).
I am obsessed with L'Oreal for their mascaras, I don't think I will ever switch to another brand for this. I've used the L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara for years now. I have recently purchased the new paradise mascara but I'm yet to try this.
I love the Kat Von D 'Everlasting Liquid Lipstick' (Lolita 1) and I also have Lolita 2. I have nothing bad to sat about this product and I'm desperate to get more shades!
When it comes to eyeshadow I have been loving the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette and using the Maybelline Color Tattoo as a base to make the shadows slightly more pigmented, not crease and just last longer.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing what my daily makeup routine looks like. Let me know if you've used any of the products above and I would love to know what staple products are in your makeup kit.