Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Every Day Make Up!

I have been getting lots of comments on my Instagram ( my everyday make up looks that I always gravitate towards! I will hopefully be starting up my YouTube (link here!) and will make a proper video about the products that I use if this would be something you'd like so do let me know if you would like that!
This blog post will just allow me to list off the items that I use so that if you were interested in purchasing any of them then you can!


I start by using Benefit's Porefessional, and I really am such a lover of this product I would fully recommend it just for the feel on your skin. It reduces the look of your pores when you apply your make up and smooths out any imperfections you may have on your skin at the time. I really love this for when I am doomed with the 'pre spot mound of doom' and I find it really helps me reduce the look of these imperfections and make me feel much better about myself. Who doesn't love a helping hand for feeling wonderful!

I then go on and apply my Mac Studio Fix in NC25, this is the foundation I have been using for 2 years now and I really love how it looks on my skin as it is relatively full coverage and isn't a liquid consistency so it doesn't feel like you are caking your make up on. I highly recommend this foundation on this basis and the fact that these tubes last me absolutely forever so I can more than justify the price! Finally I conceal any trouble areas with this Pür concealer, it has a sponge applicator so it is oh so easy to apply.

For my eyebrows I just use a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in the shade Rich Brown and I take this on a angled brush and just press the powder through my brows deepening the colour and bringing out the shape to more how I like my brows to look, its as simple as that for me!

For my contour and highlight I use this NARS Laguna Tahiti bronzing powder and I use this to contour my cheekbones and sometimes apply it to my forehead and below my neck. To highlight I use mainly The Balms Cindy-Louminizer and its absolutely gorgeous and is my go to.


For my everyday look I will always tend to lean towards my Stila Palette. I absolutely love the range of colours in this and the payoff is really good within the pigmentation.
I have some other cheaper palettes and single shadows that work just as well as this and there are so many fabulous nude toned palettes available that it is super easy for you to be able to get your hands on one for everyday use.

I also sometimes do a winged liner look when I am not feeling a nude or a smokey eyeshadow look. For this I always lean towards liquid liner as I just feel as though I get a more precise line with this type of eyeliner. I tend to use the Schwing eyeliner from The Balm or I go for my Seventeen Wet Look Liner which is only £4 its absolutely great value for money and lasts the day.

For my eyelashes, I always curl my lashes as I love how they look when they are curled. After I have curled them I apply my mascara, I don't really have a mascara that I use everyday. However this Barry M Showgirl mascara which is a really thick brush and I think works really well at spreading out my lashes and bringing up length. I also love the Benefit They're Real or Roller Lash as they are great more expensive alternatives to give length and volume.

In my eyes I do not think that it is really worth spending loads and loads of money on a really high end mascara as you can find really great alternatives in your high street shops. I highly recommend a waterproof mascara for a more long everyday wear and definitely for a night out or a more heavy make up look!


My everyday lip look is usually nothing at all and I reach for my Carmex lip balm during the day when my lips are feeling a little on the dry side. I sometimes go for a nude lip and if I do I either go for a gloss or my Mac Stripdown Liner and Mac's Velvet Teddy.

Some days when you do want to do for a more dramatic lip look I always lead towards red lips.

My favourite red combinations are my Lady Danger Mac lipstick with either Mac's Cherry liner or Nars Velvet Lip Pencils, they are a really wonderful consistency. I love the payoff of these colours and they are really easy to work with and last all day. I usually keep the lip colour matte with just the lipliner and the lipstick but I do sometimes reach for some shine, which can either be in the form a red gloss or a sheer gloss which I would apply with my fingers.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you'd like to see any tutorials or if you have any more posts you're wanting to see!


H x



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