Hey guys! I thought that it would be fun to do a post on the everyday makeup that I've been using throughout the summer, as I will now be beginning to change my products about a bit to make way for darker eyeshadows and all the loveliness of autumn makeup. Some of you who have been reading my blog for a while will definitely recognise some of the products from previous posts!
Obviously before the makeup I do all of my skincare bits, but I will save that for another post! To start off, around ten minutes after I use my moisturiser, I apply a small pea-sized amount of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, by smoothing it out with my fingers using an "upwards and outwards" motion. Definitely do not rub this in in circles though, as the primer starts coming off in little bobbles! Following on from the primer I go onto foundation, for which I use the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in B10* with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. This is a really light, low coverage foundation which I honestly absolutely adore!
For concealer I use the Nars Creamy Concealer, in Vanilla, which I could not recommend enough! Under my eyes I just swipe some on, then dab it in with my ring finger, however if I need to conceal any spots I put a little concealer on the back of my hand, then apply bit-by-bit with the Eco Tools Deluxe Concealer Brush.
To completely set my base I always use the Collection Pressed Powder in Ivory, which is an amazing, velvety powder (plus it only costs £1.99)! For use under my eyes and on spots I use a little domed brush, which I got from an unbranded set on eBay, and for everywhere else I use a large powder brush, also from a set of unbranded brushes that I have had for many years.
Onto eyes now! As with my base makeup, I always start off with a primer for my eyelids to help things last that bit longer. For this I use the Helen E Eyeshadow Primer, followed by Walk Of Shame from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, using the Nanshy Large Shader Brush*! To add some colour, I blend in Liar from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette with the Nanshy Blending Eyeshadow Brush*. The last eyeshadow I use is again from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette! This time I use the Nanshy Angled Detailer Brush* and dab it in Faint, then lightly apply it along my lower lashline.
Rather than using my all time favourite eyeliner, the Soap & Glory Supercat Pen Eyeliner, I've actually been applying a thin line of Collection Extreme 24 Hour Pen Eyeliner along my upper lash line! My Supercat eyeliner is starting to run out, and I just haven't bothered to buy a new one yet, which has made me realise just how similar the Collection version is.
To curl my lashes I use the Primark Eyelash Curlers, which I hold on for about thirty seconds on each eye, to make sure that they have a really strong curl! These really are great eyelash curlers, and for £1 you can't do wrong. After I've curled my eyelashes I obviously finish off with mascara! For this I use the Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara*, which I have absolutely adore recently. It's a gorgeous mascara that lasts all day without any fallout at all, and makes my lashes look very voluminous!
Something that I hadn't really bothered with in the past is my eyebrows! Obviously I plucked them, but I never filled them in or used any brow products, since I couldn't figure out what products would look alright on my eyebrows. That was until I discovered the Benefit Gimme Brow Brow Gel in Light/Medium! This is like a mini mascara (apart from the colour of course), and it is so simple to use. I just brush this through my brows in an upwards motion, then go through them with a spooli to get rid of any clumps and sort out the shape!
Once all of my eye makeup is finished, I go on to the rest of my face! To do this I use a little of the Sleek Bronzer, from the Face Form Palette in Light, on my cheek bones with an unbranded angled blush brush. I also use the Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Accent*, with the Real Techniques Blush Brush, to add some more colour!
I have been keeping my lips really simple, by popping on some of the Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Apricot*! This is a very buttery coloured lip balm (the formulation is very similar the the Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipsticks), and it is so easy to apply.
That is everything that I use for my current everyday makeup! There are some absolutely amazing products in this selection, which you all must try. I could do a makeup favourites post in the future if that would interest any of you, so please let me know about that!
What are your favourite everyday makeup products at the moment?