My makeup varies slightly day to day, I wear different foundations, a different blusher every day, swap between powders, eyeliners, mascaras… sometimes I don’t wear eyeliner or concealer. These are the products I’m using most each day as of late. Some of these I’ve blogged about individually before.
I’ve had lots of requests for this, so I might make it a regular feature!
Benefit The Pore-fessional Primer *: I’ve reviewed this before here. This is my all time favourite primer. I don’t really use anything else, it smooths over my skin and also helps to hide discolourations and blemishes. If you don’t have this already, definitely buy it! It’s worth every penny.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation: This is the “Stay in Place” makeup everyone loves. Or hates to love. I think its great, I’m quite fair anyway so I don’t get the “ghost face” (as far as I know) and I also don’t feel so caked. I usually mix this with something a bit lighter such as Bourjois Healthy Mix so it’s not as heavy. It’s a great foundation if you like full coverage.
L’Oreal Touche Magique Concealer: I’ve been using this for years, it’s probably one of the longest standing products in my makeup bag (I mean in terms of loyalty, obviously I’ve repurchased it quite a few times over the years). It’s a lightweight concealer which covers all without looking cakey.
Urban Decay Primer Potion: I’ve got a few tubes of this kicking about, despite never actually buying it. You only need the smallest amount so it lasts forever. My eyeliner and mascara tends to smudge through the day, so this is a must have for me.
Topshop Blush Brush: Again, I’ve had this blush brush for a while now. It’s so light and blends in blusher so well. A lot of people ask about my blusher and how I apply it, so now you know. Definitely worth a purchase!
Chanel Illusion D’Ombres in Emerveille *: I finally caved and bought this a month ago. I don’t often wear eyeshadow, but I love a subtle sheen for during the day. This is such a lovely colour for all skin tones, and lasts all day without creasing. It’s such a different texture, kind of spongey!
NARS Orgasm Blush: My “Go To” blush, I must wear this several times a week, every week. It’s my absolute favourite and I can imagine it suits everyone. It’s such a gorgeous coral pink with a hint of gold sheen. I love rose gold, and I always get compliments when I wear this. NARS is one of my favourite brands for blushers.
Benefit Hervana *: A new addition to my collection! There will probably be a full post on this soon, but I have been using it so much recently I thought I would include it in here also. This is gorgeous cool toned blush, with just the right amount of sheen for me.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: This is perfect for setting makeup and keeping face shine free. I find it so much better than most “high end” powders I have.
Almay Eyebrow Pencil: This really needs to go in the bin, since Almay is dead and gone now. I truly can’t find an eyebrow pencil better than this! I’ve had it for so long and it’s just perfect. I found when I use powder and a brush, I just over-do my eyebrows so much and they end up looking so dark and drawn on.
Daniel Sandler Jumbo Jet Mascara: I’m lucky enough to have long eyelashes, so I don’t need anything expensive to make my eyelashes look full. I’m really enjoying using this product, it doesn’t smudge too much and my lashes look so full and curled all day.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers: Full review here. The best curlers money can buy. If you’re ever wishing to indulge in something high-end, make sure it’s these. They’re fantastic for keeping lashes long and curled all day.
Benefit Eye Bright: A simple way to make eyes look more open, I just put a little bit of this on the inner corners of my eyes and I instantly look so much more awake. It can also be used under the brows and on the waterline too.
MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural: This is due for renewal, although I’ve been using my Rimmel powder (above) a lot more recently. This does give such a lovely finish, although I find the Rimmel to be better for shine.
Stageline Precise Liner *: This is the first time I’ve used anything except gel liner in so so long. This is such an easy way to line the eyes. I love eyeliner flicks, and I find it’s really easy to achieve nice, even flicks with this due to the fine nib. I find it smudges on me slightly during the day, as do most products, so a bit of primer or powder is needed. Otherwise the staying power and quality is great.
Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit: I gave this a bad review first time round, but I’ve come to really love it. I actually probably use it more than my YSL Touche Eclat. It’s a great way to hide dark circles, without the creasing and caked look.
*Products which have been sent to me, or I’ve received at events.