When putting together this post I realised how many products I actually use on my face of a morning. No wonder I take so long to get ready! This is just a short post telling you what my basic and ‘quick’ daily face routine consists of(when I can be bothered wearing any more makeup than eyebrows and eyelashes that is). Not all of these products are high-end as it’s the make up I usually wear for college and I don’t really care what I look like there.
Lets start off with a primer then. I hardly use primers, but when I do I use the Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer, which I bought for £28. This is good for anyone with dry skin like me. I wouldn’t pay that much money for it again, but it does work well.
For foundation I use the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in the shade 3.0, which cost me £27. I think I may have bought one shade darker than my skin tone. It’s lightweight and a natural medium coverage that gives me a truly flawless look and was still worth every penny, I’ll just buy the right colour next time. I also put this on with the Real Techniques Retractable Kabuki Brush, which is £8 and brilliant for applying any liquid foundation. A beauty blender works just as well.
I use the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in the shade fair (in need of a new one as you can see), which costs just £6. This is a really good product and a dupe for the Nars concealer. It blends out lovely and stays put most of the day(bearing in mind I don’t set my make up because my face is usually dry). I have the lightest shade available and even though it does the job I think it may still be slightly too dark for me. I’m looking at investing in the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer since the Naked Skin Foundation really impressed me. If you have this please comment below how it’s doing for you! I also apply this and then blend out using the £16 original Beauty Blender, my love (which is dirty because I’d just used it, apologies).
To fill in my eyebrows I use the Anastasia Pomade Dipbrow costing £16 and in the shade dark brown and I apply it with a Mac 208 Angled Brow Brush which was £16.50. Then finally I set them with the £4 Rimmel Brow This Way clear brow gel.
Next I apply a small amount of the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, which I bought in the US. I managed to find it for purchase on a UK website for £12. I didn’t wear bronzer until I bought this because I was scared to go too orange, but it’s so smooth and doesn’t go on heavily which allows you to build up to the right amount for you. It’s also the type that everybody can wear- even pale gals, you’ll be happy to know! I don’t know where the brush is from that I use to apply this as I stole it from my mum about 3 years ago and still have it because I love it. It’s a Liz Collinge brush but not sure which one sorry!
For blusher I use the same brush with the Milani Powder Blush in the shade romantic rose. This blush is formed into petals and is such a beautiful product. For £9 this is such a pretty shade and could suit any skin tone. Like the bronzer, the blush is buildable and not too intense.
For highlighter I just use the W7 Hollywood Bronze and Glow, this is only £6 and is amazing! It’s affordable and has a beautiful light glow. I don’t use the bronzer pan as much but it is nice to use if you want more of a glow.
Last month I bought the Tarte 4 in 1 Lights Camera Lashes mascara for £17 after hearing a lot of youtubers raving about it, which I now use daily. The mascara lived up to my expectations and gives me full, lengthy lashes. It’s also vegan friendly!
I used to wear winged eyeliner every day but now I just don’t have the time or motivation to do it every morning. However when I do wear it I go to my trusty Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner. There are a few liquid and gel eyeliners that I like but I always go for this one. This has a really precise tip and is intensely black, allowing you to create a perfected wing. If you want to purchase this it’s only £5 too!
Lastly, lips. I usually just slap on some Blistex MedPlus Balm which is £2.50 before I leave my house to prevent my lips from drying out. If I have time however, I will put on either Jeffree Starr’s Velour Liquid Lipstick in the shade Androgyny(£16) or Mac’s Viva Glam II (£15.50). Both beautiful and smooth lip colours that last.
So that is my everyday basic make up products. I hope you liked this post and if anyone has any questions, suggestions or comments then feel free to comment below!