As much as I love makeup and experimenting with it, my everyday makeup tends to be more on the simplistic side, sticking with neutrals and as few products possible. Let’s be honest, it’s all about the quickness. I mean who can be bothered with a full face of makeup on a daily basis? Certainty not me. I mean if that’s something you’re into, then girl I applaud you. But me being a lazy teen, it’s defiantly not something that goes through my head after waking up at 6:30am.
For base, I like to keep it pretty basic. A foundation that I’ve loved for a while is from No7, their Stay Perfect Superlight Foundation. It’s lightweight so looks natural, but at the same time gives me enough coverage to even out my skintone. As far as concealer goes, we all know it’s the Collection Lasting Perfection. I put a little under my eyes and on any blemishes that I may have. Recently i’ve been spraying my Real Techniques Miricle Complexion Sponge with a bit of Mac Fix +, and using that to blend out my concealer. I find that it looks a lot less cakey under the eyes and blends it out seamlessly. It also has seemed to stay a lot longer as well!
For bronzer, it, again, is no real surprise to any long term readers of my blog. Hoola by Benefit. I use this to chisel out and define my features, as well as adding a little colour to my face. I don’t like to go over board with the blush, but something like the Nars Sex Appeal is one that I love. It gives the right amount of flush and colour to the cheeks.
I have to say, I am a huge highlighter girl. I just don’t feel complete with a gorgeous glow on the high points of my face. For this I’ve been using the No7 Instant Radiance Highlighter. Because it’s a cream, I find it lasts longer, and the stick form makes it super easy to apply.
If i’m feeling a little oily, I’ll sweep a bit of the Maybelline Fit Me power over my T-zone. I always keep this in my bag throughout the day. It’s a great compact for touch ups!
For brows, I’ve actually been using the Naked Basics 2. I mix together the shades Priminal and Frisk to create the perfect shade before finishing of with a bit of the Maybelline Brow Drama. I’ve been loving a more defined brow recently, and I find that this combo has been perfect!
Now for my favourite part, the eyes! I put a little of the Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base on, just to prime my eyes. I’ve been reaching towards my Naked 2 a lot recently, especially the darker shades. I don’t know why, but i’ve been loving a darker eye look than I would usually go for. Snakebite is one of my favourite shades. I lightly dust it all over the lid and buff it out in the crease. I then take a bit of Half Baked on my ring finger and lightly pat over the top. I then take a bit of snakebite again and sweep under my eye. I find that this is the perfect everyday golden bronze smokey eye. I then go in with a brown kohl pencil. The one I’ve been using is by Rimmel. I line my upper lash line with this then smudge it out with a pencil brush, to intensify the smokiness even more. I finish the eyes off with a couple of coats of the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and voila!
For lips, I like to keep them fairly neutral. Mac’s Patisserie is my favourite everyday nudey/pink. A staple in everyone’s Mac lipstick collection!
And there you have it, my current makeup routine.