Sunday, 6 April 2014

My Current Daily Makeup Routine

Hi guys!

I haven't done this sort of post before, so I thought that I had better do one! This is my current daily makeup routine which I have been using a lot for sixth form, work and days where I cannot really be bothered to put too much makeup on my face. So, lets get started!

I always use a base at the start of applying my makeup. This is because I have really bad discolouration on my skin, and I also have a few break-outs recently which are proving to be very stubborn to deal with. 

For starters I use a primer. I don't usually wear a primer for an everyday look, but I do for work because I find that my makeup slides, and seeing as though I am dealing with customers I don't want my makeup to completely come off. I found this on the MUA website, and it was in the sale so I purchased it!

I wait a couple of minutes for the primer to sink into my skin, and then I apply my current foundation which is the Rimmel Match Perfection in True Ivory with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. This is my go-to foundation brush, as when I use my fingers I find that the makeup gets everywhere. I use a couple of pumps of this foundation, and keep on buffing it into the skin so that it looks more natural. 

Following the foundation is my all-time favourite concealer. This is the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer in number 1- Fair. I went for the lightest concealer because I found that it really helps to illuminate my skin and make me look more awake throughout the day. I place this under my eyes, the bridge of my nose, around my nose, my chin, in between my eyebrows and on any blemishes I have, and then use my Expert Face Brush to blend it in. I use my ring finger for the concealer underneath my eye though, because this gives it better coverage. 

I always use an eye primer because I like my eyeshadow to stay on, so I take my eye primer from Avon and apply this all over the lid. I then leave this whilst I do my eyebrows so that it gives it chance to become 'tacky', so that it holds the eyeshadow better. 

I found this eyebrow pencil in the avon catalogue and decided to purchase it right away, purely because I have always used a powder and I fancied a change. I love this pencil because it is super easy to fill in the brows, and it doesn't take a long time like a powder usually does. 

Once the eyebrows are completed, I take my fluffy brush from the brand Seventeen and my Maybelline duo to create a base eyeshadow. I take the pinky shade and apply this all over the eyelid to make it look matte and even. 

Then using the Real Techniques Shading Brush and this eyeshadow palette I picked up from Primark, I take the bottom eyeshadow on the far left and apply this in the crease of my eyes. I do not blend with this brush however, as it doesn't complete the job and makes it look untidy.

I then take my M.A.C 217 blending brush to blend out the eyeshadow, and to apply a little bit of a nude glitter pigment to the base eyeshadow. 

I like to use a brown eyeliner for daily makeup looks, because I think that it looks less harsh, and allows you to save the black for a night out. I apply this eyeliner on the water line and the eyelash line, softly, to give some definition to the roots of my eyelashes. 

I then take my favourite mascara at the minute, and apply 2 coats of this onto the top lashes, and one coat to the bottom. 

Taking my cream blush from Max Factor in the colour 'Soft Copper', I use my Real Techniques stippling brush to apply this to the apples of my cheeks. I like to use a cream blush, because I find that it stays on all day and doesn't budge. 

And then taking my holy grail bronzer from Sleek in the shade 'Light', and this cheek brush from the Seventeen collection, I contour my cheeks, nose and around my face for some structure. 

As I am not a huge fan of a dewy finish on my skin, I take my Natural Collection face powder in 'Cool' and my Real Techniques Powder Brush to apply some face powder to my T-Zone. 

I like to use a lip stain when working because it doesn't come off, and lasts throughout the day. I chose to use lip crayon from Maybelline? to create some subtle colour to my lips. 

So there is my daily makeup routine! Sorry that I didn't take a photo of the finished result, but the lighting was awful and I had to quickly run out of the door. What is your daily makeup routine? Notify me in the comments so that I can have a little nosey!


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