Today I’m spilling out the contents of my make-up bag and showing you how I get my face to look the way it does when I’m not having a lazy day.
Before I apply anything to my face, I always cleanse, tone and moisturise (I’m currently using the La Roche-Posay skincare set and the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense moisturiser).
I then apply a tiny amount of the Porefessional primer, which leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth. This is a step that a lot of people think is unnecessary, but I definitely recommend priming before you apply make-up. It helps everything else to last much longer.
After this, I cover my under-eyes and any blemishes with Mac’s Studio Finish Concealer in NW20. I must admit, I haven’t actually tried any other concealers. This is the first one I bought at the age of 14 and ever since I’ve continued to repurchase it. It has brilliant coverage without making my skin feel caked up. What more do I need?
The next step I sometimes miss out, depending on how I’m feeling that day. Using the Real Techniques powder brush, I lightly cover my face with Bare Mineral’s Original Foundation in Medium (c25). If you’re looking for a foundation that doesn’t sit heavily on your face – this is the best one I’ve ever tried. Despite what many people think, this actually has excellent coverage. When my face was covered in acne, this was the only foundation that hid my blemishes without making my face look like it was drowning in an ocean of make-up.
Following this, I use my EcoTools bronzer brush and apply Guerlain’s Terracotta Bronzer (shade 02) underneath my cheek bones. This was originally my mum’s but she wasn’t a big fan, so of course I volunteered to take it off her hands. I love this product! It’s ridiculously expensive, so I’m dreading the day it runs out. But I think I’m going to have to repurchase it…
I then apply Benefit’s Rockateur blush to my cheekbones using the Real Techniques blush brush. This shade works perfectly for my skin and it smells amazing! Seriously, go smell one or sniff my cheeks.
I use Urban Decay’s De-slick mattifying powder on my nose and forehead to prevent any shininess for the day ahead. I never skip out this step! If you get an oily T-zone, this is your baby. This product is definitely underrated.
To highlight my cheek bone and brow bone, I use my fingers to tap on Mac’s Cream Colour Base in Shell. Unfortunately (as with most of Mac’s cream products) this has dried out a bit! I’m tempted to try a new highlighter altogether, as I can’t stand products that dry out after only a few months.
Depending on how I’m feeling that day, I sometimes apply a tiny amount of Benefit’s GimmeBrow just to neaten up my eyebrows.
I have a tendency to change my eye make-up every few weeks, but what I’m showing you now is by far my favourite look.
To prime my lids, I use my finger to dab on a small amount of Urban Decay’s Primer Potion. Following this, I cover my eye-lids in Chartlotte Tilbury’s Colour Chameleon (in the shade Champagne Diamonds). I love this product so much! It’s so easy to apply and looks incredible.
I line my upper eye-lids using Charlotte Tilbury’s Eye Powder Pencil. On days where I want to look more dressed-up, I create a thicker line and a small flick at the end.
Lastly, I’m currently using Full Fat Lashes mascara also by Charlotte Tilbury. As well as being easy to apply, it leaves my lashes looking voluminous and long! My favourite mascara purchase so far.
And of course, no make-up look is complete without the lips. I mix up my lip-sticks daily, but recently I’ve been reaching for my Chanel Rouge Coco Shine. The formula of this lip-stick is smooth and extra glossy.