MY EVERYDAY MAKEUP ROUTINE
I like to change up my makeup routine every so often especially in adjustment to the seasons. In the Winter I opt for a fuller coverage foundation like bareMinerals BAREPRO which helps combat blotchy skin due to the switch between central heating and cold weather. Plus, it’s party season and who doesn’t want a flawless complexion that holds up during all those festivities! The concealer I haven’t put down since the day I aquired it from my little sister ( she didn’t like it, can you even believe it? ) I, on the other hand, am obsessed with it! It’s Tarte Shape Tape obviously! It provides maximum coverage without feeling heavy on the skin, doesn’t crease and has a soft, matte finish that lasts all day. I just wish it was more widely available here in the UK. To set my foundation I absolutely swear by bareMinerals Bareskin Perfecting Veil in shade Medium. This has to be one of my ‘Holy Grail’ powders, it’s amazing! It works with any foundation giving you that Instagram filter finish. It feels invisible on the skin yet blurs any imperfections, controls excess oil and never cakes!
Bronzer is essential even more so in the colder months. Even if you are very fair you could wear this bronzer. I’m talking about non-other than the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzing powder in the shade Diffused Bronze Light. It has a soft highlight marbled with bronze which creates the most ethereal glow. I’ve had this bronzer for over a year now using it daily and not even a dent! It’s well worth the price tag. There is only one blusher I reach for in the Winter and that’s Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore. It gives you that fresh ‘ just had a brisk walk outside’ effect and the subtle gold flecks provide a beautiful warm glow, it’s one of my favourites that will suit near enough every skintone. No look is complete without some highlight and my one true love is Delilah Pure Light Illuminating Powder in Aura. It’s the most flattering of highlights, melts like butter on the skin and the peachy tone provides a soft-focus glow that won’t have you looking like the tin man. It won’t emphasize texture on skin or fine lines. It’s simply perfect.
I keep eyes fairly simply by using my bronzer in the crease to create some definition and my highlighter on the lid for that extra glow. I always line my upper lashline with Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Pencil in Coffee or else my eyes seem to disappear into my face. I’m pretty impressed with L’Oreal Lash Paradise at the moment, I like how glossy and ultra black it is. It gives lashes that coveted false lash effect. Lastly, the lip combo I have not put down for a straight month is MAC Amplified Cream Lipstick in Blankety paired with MAC Boldly Bare Lip Pencil which makes lips appear twice as big but looks so natural. I find that you don’t even need lipgloss as the lipstick is so creamy and the perfect cool toned nude.
So there you have it, my daily face. It get’s me out the door quickly and makes me feel put together and confident.
What’s your everyday makeup routine?