Saturday, 4 August 2012

My Everyday Make Up Routine!

This is my 50th post and I thought I would make it a little bit special by writing about my make up routine! I review lots of products on my blog, so I thought a make up routine would be a fab post as you will get to see which products I rely on and use on a daily basis!

Just a little note, I love all these products dearly so a lot of them already have full reviews. If I haven't written a lot about a product here then it's probably because I have a full review on it already and I will link the product name to the review!


To start with, I always always use a primer. I get slightly oily down the centre of my face so a primer is great as it stops me looking so shiny and helps my make up last all day. I have tried a few different primers and hands down, my absolute favourite is the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. This primer is absolutely amazing! It is so silky, creamy, my foundation blends smoothly over the top and my make up lasts all day.

Next is foundation! I have a couple of favourite foundations that I switch between depending on whether my skin is behaving well or not. My go to foundation at the moment however is the YSL Touche Eclat foundation. It is a very lightweight foundation that leaves a dewy, natural, light coverage to the skin - absolute perfection!

After foundation I use Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer. I have gone through 3 tubes of this concealer and I love it (obviously)! It effortlessly covers any blemishes or discolouration I have on my skin. It never ever looks cakey or dry, it just smooths over any blemishes, covers them instantly and stays put all day! What more could I ask for! The shade range isn't that great with only four shades but if there is a shade to suit you I would definitely recommend trying this concealer! 

I next use my YSL Touche Eclat highligher pen! I use this underneath my eyes and around my nose. It highlights these areas and is very radiant and light reflecting. This product gets a lot of hype and I have to say, it deserves every bit of it!

On a daily basis I don't wear eye shadow. All I do to my eyes is curl my lashes using my Shu Uemura eyelash curler and then apply my L'Oreal Telescopic waterproof mascara. The combination of these two steps makes my eyelashes look amazing (if I do say so myself!) and my eyes stand out, without the need of eye liner or eye shadow which is great on a daily basis.



Moving back to the skin, I next powder my forehead, nose and chin using Mac Mineralise Skin Finish Natural. This powder is lovely to use as it is really light and doesn't look or feel cakey or powdery! My skin is left looking natural and radiant which is lovely.

On a daily basis I don't tend to use bronzer, however I am starting to use it more and my favourite is Clarins Bronzing Duo. It is a gorgeous natural colour that leaves my pale skin looking healthy and sun kissed!

For blusher I have two that I tend to switch between. They are Mac Well Dressed which is a pure pink colour with subtle shimmer and Nars Deep Throat which is a pink, peach colour also with subtle shimmer. I just apply my blusher to the apples of my cheeks and both of these leave a healthy, radiant colour.

Finally for lips I wear my Clarins Instant Lip Perfector in 01, Rose Shimmer. This is a pretty pink colour that feels as though it just melts into my lips leaving them hydrated and moisturised. I have recently bought the Korres lip butter in Jasmine and I am going to be writing a full review on this very soon as it is creeping it's way into my everyday make up routine!


That is my make up routine! I hope you enjoyed this post!


Which products do you use on a daily basis? Do you use any of these products?



20 comments:

  1. omg can I have all your make up? amazing!:D xx

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  2. I love how you wear a mixture of expensive and cheaper make up like collection 2000! Im the same with mascaras! xxx

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    1. Thank you! I think some products are really worth spending more money but then with others, cheaper alternatives are just as good as expensive :) xx

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  3. I really wanna get that Clarins bronzer! Heard great things about it x

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    1. It is really nice! I don't usually love bronzers but this one is great! Mine is light but there is a medium and dark as well if you want a more bronzed look x

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  4. is the touche eclat good for covering under eye circles? love the post! x

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    1. On this post if you click on 'YSL touché éclat highlighter pen' you can read my full review on it :) I think it's amazing - it covers my under eye circles really well whilst also being brightening. I don't need any extra concealer under my eyes after using this. I hope this helps! Thank you so much x

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  5. Ooh I definately need to do a post like this!
    The coral dress on my mannequin was from the Topshop sale this year, see if you can find one on eBay :)
    x

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    1. You should! I love reading them :) Thankyou so much, I will definitely gave a look for it! x

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  6. hiya i love your blog.. i awarded you the liebster award!!
    go to beautyaddict1997.blogspot.co.uk to see what to do!! x

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    1. Thank you so much! That's very kind of you and has made my day :) I will do it when I get home later today x

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  7. ohhh really want Touche Eclat! You have a great make up collection :) x

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    1. I love it! Thank you so much :) x

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  8. I JUST bought that eyelash curler online because I've heard so many good things about it. Literally cannot wait for it to arrive haha so excited! Is that sad?? x

    just-a-thought-natalie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Not at all, you should be excited! It's amazing :) I was so excited when I ordered mine :) Let me know if you love it once you've received it! x

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  9. cute blog <3

    follow and comment me plz
    http://elegantelady.blogspot.com/

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  10. This products are amazing. I've been forever looking for a good primer and thanks to you, i think i just found it. Will def check it out at a LM counter.
    I really like your makeup routine, it's very natural.
    Also, i enjoy that you have reviewed this products individually. Great post!

    xx

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    1. I'm so glad I have helped! This primer is amazing and I have a full review on it as well :) Thank you so much xx

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