Beauty Daily Makeup

Daily Makeup #7.

12 January, 2013

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It’s been a while since I’ve really changed my makeup so I haven’t done a ‘Daily Makeup’ post in awhile. I thought I’d tie this in with my Beauty Haul video coming today. I’ve almost got a whole new makeup routine here so it’s definitely worthy of a post!

I’ve been trialling the Bobbi Brown Extra Soothing Balm * recently, it’s a soothing balm that can be used anywhere a little hydration is needed. I’ve been applying a tiny  amount on my skin before primer to ensure makeup stays fresh and glowing all day – especially on those areas around the nose and dab a bit on my lips. You can also pat it on top of makeup for a glowing finish. Afterwards I’ve been using the Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation primer, I hadn’t really given this a chance until lately, I always thought it was a little over-hyped (and perhaps it is) but I like that it keeps makeup fresh and flawless looking all day. It doesn’t do much for pores and smoothing over in my opinion, but definitely a winner in terms of priming.
For my base, I’m using my new Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser in Nude; this is another product everyone loves and I have to admit, it’s really lightweight and gives a healthy finish. I like this as it’s still quite creamy and covers imperfections but it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything.

Another Laura Mercier product I’ve been a fan of recently is the Secret Concealer in 2. It took me a while to get in to this as it’s a creamy product, much thicker than what I’m used to, but now I’ve worked it out I can’t imagine using anything else. It’s great for blemishes, under eye dark circles and redness and stays put all day. I then brush on a small amount of the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder, an absolutely dream of a product! I’m not one for using powders but this little wonder locks in moisture and smooths over pores, lines and imperfections leaving the most flawless base. I was sold on this when I was given a demonstration in store and I haven’t looked back – it keeps makeup fresh all day and my skin looks beautiful no matter what base I’ve gone for.
I then move on to cheeks and combine the Chantecaille Cheek Shade in Mood with the Dior Amber Diamond Poudre Shimmer for a bright, awake look to my skin. Mood gives my skin a really sculpted look and lasts all day and Amber Diamond is my current go to highlighter as it’s very subtle on my skin.

I then slick on Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Granite to comb through my brows and give them some definition. I love this as it’s so simple to use, takes all over a minute and whittles down my eyebrow routine to just one product. These are really great and I highly recommend them if you like shaping your brows. I’ve also been trialling the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette * and I’m really pleased with it – some may say it’s a little dull and I do mix the shades but it’s a handy compact for day wear. For my lashes I use only one product, my favourite Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume mascara * – I never feel like I need anything else, this gives volume, curl and definition without looking too much or smudging.

Finally, my new go to lip colour is MACs Peach Blossom, a lovely Cremesheen formula that adds a soft blue-toned rose pink to my lips. Perfect for everyday use!

What do you think of my current daily makeup? Anything here you’ve tried?

  • Emily

    That blush looks lovely with the lip colour, never heard of the Peach Blossom shade before so may have to seek it out!

  • Rita

    your face is so pretty! xx

  • Katie

    Love this look!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

  • LIKE-ENCHANTED

    I LOVE IT.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

  • Caroline

    Ooh love that blush on you! You are far too pretty lady! I really like using the anastasia tinted brow gel & urban decay naked basics palette too. Both have become permanent fixtures in my makeup bag xx

  • Maddy Cane

    Love the fresh, dewy, natural look that this gives you. Perfect for spring and looks so beautiful xxx

    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.com

  • Esme

    that cheek and lip shade look gorgeous together! so pretty
    esmeonthemooon.blogspot.co.uk

  • Georgie

    This is insanely cute!! I’m incredibly tempted by the cheek shade, but should really try it myself first before buying… one of the bad aspects of instant online shopping! I would agree that the Laura Mercier products are very rewarding if you take the time to work out how to use them, but sometimes that can take a lot of time and experimentation.

    http://georgiamaydare.blogspot.com

  • Alexandra

    It’s lovely and natural :). I love this kind of makeup :D.

  • Millie

    Beautiful, I really want to try the Naked basic palette! 🙂 ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Sandy

    So beautiful! The cheek and lip colours look so lovely together. I love the Laura Mercier concealers, I nearly cried when I lost my Secret Camouflage concealer once on a night out 🙁 ha!

    http://www.absolutebeaut.com

    xx

  • Sarah

    Your skin is so nice and dewy! Such a gorgeous look 🙂

    http://www.ashoeiseatingmyfoot.blogspot.com.au/

  • Federica C.

    I absolutely want the Naked Basics palette! *-* Love this daily make-up on you!
    Federica | http://lafavolarussa.blogspot.it

  • Lucy Loves To Blog

    The Laura Mercier products sound amazing!

  • Shali

    Oh gosh, so many of my caves in one go!
    I really want the Dior amber diamond but seems to be out of stock everywhere, sad times! Xxx

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