Beauty Daily Makeup

Daily Makeup #2.

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.

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  • There’s so many of my favourites here, I’m dying to try the Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit x

  • I really want to try the MAC skin finish x

  • I have lots of these products too! I’d really like to try the Chanel eye shadow, Bobbi Brown concealer kit and Benefit primer 🙂 x

  • i absolutely swear by double wear, its my all time fave foundation.

    & im really tempted to try Benefit The Pore-fessional Primer as so many people have such good things to say about it.

    Love your blog 🙂 x x x

  • Lovely post ! xx

  • great everyday products. I love professional and double wear too!


  • I’ve had my eye on the Chanel illusion d’ombres for ages! Shouldn’t be too long ’til I cave in as well! x

  • you’ve chosen some great products, it’s really interesting to see the products other bloggers rely on x

  • Definately agree with the porefessional as being an everyday type of make-up. Ever since i invested in this stuff i cant get enough of it, incredible stuff! xx :o)

  • I just got Benefit Sugarbomb and don’t love it-think I might try Hervana next!


  • Which shade of the Rimmel powder do you use? My skin colour is very similar to yours but I’m not sure which will be best.

  • I swear by a few of the same products as you! Since discovering Double Wear through blogging I’m totally sold on it, I absolutely love it. The same with MAC mineralize skin finishes!
    Really want to try that Benefit primer and the new Hervana blush!


  • I defintely need to buy The Pore Proffessional, keep hearing so many good thigns about it! I really want to try Chanel Illusion D’Ombres in Emerveille too, just not sure if I can justify it eek! xx

    I’m having a MAC Giveaway if you want to check it out 🙂

  • whoa thats a lot of products but your choices are really great for day makeup. i havent tried the benefit pore thingy. is it really THAT good?

  • I need to get myself porefessionals as well as a seriously good foundation brush.

    I’ve also heard doublewear is amazing, so may need to change to this one 🙂


  • is the mac skinfinish comparable to the rimmel stay matte? i’m thinking of getting a skinfinsh but i want to weigh up my options!

    i also wish i could get along with estee lauder double wear but they don’t have shades light enough for my transparent skin – gutted!

  • I really want to try out porefessional! Looks like a really good primer

    Charlotte Couture Blog

  • I also really love Benefit Eye bright, but I’m really struggling to find a pencil sharpener for it as it’s so chunky. what do you use?

    Thanks 🙂 xx

  • lovely post! REALLY want that new benefit blush x

  • Such a good post, but you’ve definitely pushed me further on my way to some purchases that I can’t really afford but know I need! I’ll be getting pore-fessional for sure and either hervana or orgasm because I definitely need to treat myself to a new blush!

  • All nice choices!

  • I love all the products, really want to try the porefessional now though! I also really want to try that Chanel eyeshadow, the texture and colour seem lovely.

  • SO many things here that i love; or want to try!

  • lovely post honey!
    really enjoy your blog!

  • Ooh the mascara sounds fab, il def need to check it out! X

  • the daniel sandler mascara is a big favourite of mine too. probs the best thing i got from any beauty box!xx

  • I’m glad you very your make up! I TRY and do something different everyday just to use everything though I often revisit the same items…

  • i’ve been tempted by the pore primer for a while now it’s just SO expensive! i may have to give it a whirl


  • Gem

    I recently bought the Benefit Hervana blush and love it! I definitely need to get my hands on the porefessional primer though!!

    Gem x

  • I love EL Double Wear abd Benefit Hervana !

  • Need that topshop blush brush! It looks amazing!

    Nat @

  • I love the way you write :). I really want to purchase POREfessional after a Benefit lady attacked me with it (literally) when I was trying BrowZings, but I just got Philosophy The Present, so I can’t really justify it right now, boo.

    e x

  • love your style hun xxxx