Wednesday, 8 January 2014

My Current Everyday Make-up

I wear make-up more or less everyday. It is something I love and something that always makes me feel 100% better about myself as soon as applied (I look like a pale, tired child without the slap)!
 The only times I don't wear make-up is when I have a day off at home or maybe if I'm just popping to a shop. Most days I am at just at work at my normal 9 hour a day job and if I'm not there I'm just hanging out with friends, family or the boyfriend. And these all usually call for the same make-up look - my plain old, everyday, bog-standard make-up. 
This is a look that rarely changes and although I switch up products now and again it never changes drastically.  I could probably do all these steps in my sleep I'm so used to d0ing it! You might think this is alot for a daily make-up routine or you may think it is nothing but nevertheless here it is - my current everyday make-up routine.
I've split it into various sections to make it a little easier to follow!
First up - the base. For good make-up you've got to have a foundation to start  on (and I don't mean literal foundation!) These products create the best surface for my make-up and help keep it lasting all day.
Nivea Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer
I've been using this stuff for a good few months now and I love it so much I've just started my second jar! No need for a thick moisturiser every morning this is a day cream and primer all in one - keeps my skin hydrated and helps me avoid getting those horrible dry patches around my nose and chin. The perfect first step.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer (Review)
As we all know this stuff is a newbie to both me and my make-up bag, but it has flown straight into my daily routine with ease! This stuff reminds me slightly of Benefit's POREfessional which is a product I save for big nights out where I want to look my best (can't avoid to be whacking that on my face everyday... especially if I'm just going to work!) Great results and at a cheaper price - fab!
Seventeen Skin Wow 3 Way Highlighter (Review)
One of my top products from 2013. This is a gorgeous pink shimmery highlighter which I dab onto my cheek bones once my skin is primed. Very much like Benefit's Highbeam this stuff helps you get a gorgeous radiant glow in seconds! Highly recommended! 

Here's my favourite part - the part in which my dull, boring skin gets rid of those patchey red areas and bags and becomes fresh, bright and clear!
Seventeen Pwhoarr Paint Concealer -Fair
Recently I have had the most hideous bags under my eyes and this stuff has been a god send. I apply this to my under eye area and around my nose with my Real Techniques Expert Face brush. I originally bought it in the shade 'medium' back in the summer/autumn months but after a while as my tan faded I realised I needed to step down to 'fair'. This stuff is fantastic, heavy duty stuff - it really works! 
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - 52 Vanilla
For years I had been stuck using the same old foundation (L'Oreal True Match) too scared to try others as I never thought anything could compare! Well I can tell you now since the day I bought this my True Match has taken a back seat and I have worn this stuff everyday! Again like my concealer when Winter hit I had to drop down a shade (which is totes understandable!) but the next shade down matched me perfectly anyways - score! I dab this onto my face and then buff it into my skin with the Zoeva 102 Silk Finish brush.
Seventeen Miracle Matte Pressed Powder - Silky Beige
This is just a quick step I do to help set my foundation - Zoeva powder brush, a once over my face. Done.
Eyebrows are really important to me when it comes to my make-up, they frame your face and can either make you look alot better or alot lot worse!
I get HD brows done every couple of months so I like to keep them as neat and symmetrical as I can - although you always have to remember...... unless you are a fabulous celebrity your eyebrows are normally sisters not twins!
Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil -Hazel
Have used this badboy for years and years, same pencil, same col0ur - if you are looking to start penciling in your eyebrows this is the pencil to get -only £2.99 aswell, bargain!
HD Brows Powder Palette
I actually got this in a Glossy Box years and years ago! It was the first time I'd heard of the brand (as it had just come out) and I am so so glad I kept hold of it as it is the perfect eyebrow pallete for me! I use this after I've penciled in/on my brows and use an eyeliner brush from ELF to apply which gives them the perfect finish!
You can't do your make-up without adding a bit of colour. These products give me a healthy, glowing look - not sure how I live without them!
Sleek Contour Kit - Light
Another product which was new to me last year but I have used more or less everyday since it came into my possession!
 The bronzer is a fab matte colour and I use this on the hollow of my cheeks (you know when you do that sexy sucky-in face?) with my Zoeva Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush and then place the highlighter just above it. I then grab my powder brush from Real Techniques and blend it all in!
Fake Bake Bronze Shimmer - Light
This is a product I bought years and years ago (and it's still going) because I read that Billie Faiers had said she used it - and I am obsessed with her flawless make-up! I just pop this onto the apples of my cheeks with my blush brush from Real Techniques to give myself a gorgeous shimmery glow - I get so many questions asking what product it is all the time! I'm dreading the day this stuff runs out!
I have the shortest lashes and the smallest eyes so whatever I can use to make my eyes seem bigger - I do it!
Maxfactor Masterpiece Max Mascara
So far my favourite mascara of all time! I have used this for years and even though I tried out countless amounts of other mascaras - this is the one I always grab.
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Along with my masterpiece max mascara I have been using the Hypnose mascara from Lancome which I bought in a gift set just before Christmas! This helps my lashes look fuller and thicker and I always use this after I've used the masterpiece max to separate and lengthen.
Maybelline Master Kajal Khol Eyeliner
Another fairly new product to me. Eyeliners are something I never really stick too - I'm always switching them up and trying all different makes, brands and styles. I apply this to just the outside of my lower lashline to help open up my eyes a little.

As for lips.... that is something which changes daily. Lip balms, lip glosses, lipsticks - I use whatever I feel like on that day, I don't have a staple daytime piece. ( I have so many I don't know what to do with them all really!)

So there we have it, my current everyday make-up routine! Are there any products there that you use? Do you think this is alot to wear on a daily basis? What do you wear everyday?

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  1. I really want to try the new Maybelline Baby Skin. Can you do a review on it please?


    Adele-Marie xx

    1. I have done :) the link is up there in the post ^^^^ xxx

  2. Haha that 'sexy sucky in face' is definitely a good look :) how much was your contouring kit? I'm just using a light bronzer atm!
    India xx

  3. I've wanted to try the Maybelline Baby skin for a while. I LOVE the Rimmel eyebrow pencil, using a different one at the moment but nothing beats that one!! Some great but affordable products you use; just what I like :-) xx

  4. I don't ever change up my makeup! And if I'm honest even if I wanted to, I don't have any other makeup to do so with! I need to build a collection!!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  5. I have just started using that primer too!!! It's amazing, I saw it and I was like NO WAY it's like day cream, and it's actually amazing! Fab post lovely xxx

  6. Lovely make-up! I definitely need to get my hands on that Baby Skin, my mini sized POREfessional is nearly gone :(
    xx Ali

  7. great post! Seeing that baby skin primer makes me want to try it out even more! :)
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  8. You're using some fabulous products! I'm going to have to give this Seventeen brand a try... I've never used them before! Hope you're having a fabulous week :)

    Diary of a Debutante

  9. loved this post, you showed a lot of products that I have never really heard much about before which I liked! I loved the look of the seventeen wow 3 way highlighter, especially since you compared it to Benefits high beam and I have always wanted to try the HD Brow kit!!
    I am a new follower btw! I blog too at or let me know if you stop by :)

    love laura

  10. I love this post! Unfortunately, I now want to go and buy every one of the products hahaha, I also use the seventeen concealer, it's so amazing!!! Jemima xx

  11. What a fun post! I've never tried the HD Eyebrow Palette before but it seems to be very big in the UK and I would love to try it.
    I just recently received the Sleek contour palette and so far I LOVE it! I don't use it EVERY day but I'm sure it will grow on me as I practice more. :)



  12. Great post! I really want that Sleek Contour kit, it looks really nice :)


  13. I just created a similar post recently and I don't think all the products here are a lot. Maybe for normal people but not for blogger haha.

    Kah-Feh Yen | YSL Rouge Volupté Lipstick Giveaway

  14. Oh, I didn't know that there is something as BABY SKIN. Definitely want to check it out :)
    Great blog, Love Kinga xx '♥

  15. Very useful post. Maybelline Master Kajal Khol Eyeliner works great! We love it too.
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  16. Great post, I really want to try the seventeen concealer :)

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  17. love the way you've presented this post, it looks lovely! Might try that moisturiser x


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