November 20, 2012

My Daily Make-up Routine

Thought I would do a quick post to show you all the beauty products I use on a daily basis. Although this is my current make-up routine, I do like to change and update my look occassionally depending on how I am feeling and what look I'm trying to achieve.

Products from top in clockwise direction: Chanel Perfection Lumiere in 12 Beige Rose / Yves Rocher Instant Anti-wrinkle Moisturiser / MAC eyeshadow in Honey Lust / MAC Brow Pencil in Lingering / Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in light-medium / Bare Minerals blush / Kiehl's Lip Gloss / Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner / Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman blush brush / Bobbi Brown bronzing powder / Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks
So here is a breakdown of my daily make-up routine:
Skincare / Concealer / Foundation
Although it's probably not so urgent for me to be using anti-ageing creams at the tender age of 23, I think it is important to look after your skin and moisturise daily. Recently, I have been using this Yves Rochas Instant anti-wrinkle moisturiser (from the October Glossybox) which can only help me in the ageing process, whilst moisturising my skin too.
Once I have moisturised, I then use my Estee Lauder Double Wear concealer to mask any signs of tiredness and I also use it around my t-zone area if I have any blemishes. This concealer is one of my favourite products and also makes my skin appear much more radiant.
I then add a small amount of the Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation on the top of my hand, and using a foundation brush I dab it on gently. Although this foundation was pretty expensive (£36) I have been really pleased with it's lasting effect and colour which is perfect for my pale skin tone.
Blusher / Bronzer / Brush
This time I decided to have a change with my bronzing powder as I usually go for the Chanel Tan De Soleil but instead I purchased the Bobbi Brown bronzing powder in Golden Light. Overall, I have been really happy with this bronzer as it has a natural colour and blends in well with my natural skin tone. My only criticism is that I feel I have to top it up over the course of the day, whereas the Chanel Tan De Soleil bronzer seemed to last much longer. 
I have also found that I've been using either the Bare Minerals blush in The Confession or the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Fresh Melon, to add a different tone to my cheeks. I only used to use either a bronzer or a blush but I have recently tried a combination of the bronzer and one of the blushers which I am much happier with! However, I find that the Bobbi Brown pot rouge looks great on it's own and adds a pretty, radiant glow to the cheeks. It can also be used on the lips too!
Another great way to change the look of your cheeks is to change your brush! This Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman brush helps to contour the blush and enhance the cheekbones. I definitely recommend!
From left: Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Golden Light / Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for lips and cheeks in Fresh Melon / Bare Minerals Blush in The Confession
Eyes / Brows
For eyeryday eyes I have been using the MAC eyeshadow in Honey Lust and the MAC brow pencil in Lingering (full reviews here). The mascara I am currently loving (but forgot to photograph) is the Rimmel Day 2 Night mascara. Although it has two parts, one for volume and length, I tend to just use the volume brush.
If I'm feeling like I want to put that extra little effort into my daily routine , I use the Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner pen which is a brilliant product! I've always found liquid eyeliner and 60s style flicks to be a pain, but this pen is super smooth and very easy to apply both above and below the lash line.
Although I love to wear lipstick it can sometimes feel too much for the daytime. This Kiehl's lipgloss is the perfect alternative and nourishes the lips whilst adding a hint of colour and enhancing your overall look.
I hope you have enjoyed this post on my daily make-up routine!
What products do you love and use daily?

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