Today I thought I'd share with you the products I use on a daily basis. Most are used everyday to create a natural look but for nights out I swap some things or increase the amount of makeup I wear and use more eye makeup.
L-R: Garnier BB Cream, NYC Primer, MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation, 2 True Liquid Eyeliner, Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara, Body Shop Highlighting Pearls, Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades, Miss Sporty Tan So Fine Bronzer, MAC Studio Fix Powder, Benefit Peek a Bright Eyes
I've wanted to find a decent foundation for ages and in the summer I decided to get a MAC one as a treat for finishing my exams. I went to the MAC store and had my colour matched. The woman at the shop recommended Studio Sculpt foundation (£24) for a dewy finish. I've got on great with it but once I run out I think I will give the Studio Fix Fluid a go to see how I get on with a matte finish, plus it's a bit cheaper!
The thing I love about this foundation is that it comes in a squeezy tube so you don't have to buy the pump separately. I squeeze a tiny amount into my hand (a little really goes a long way) and apply it with my foundation brush. This particular foundation is slightly too light for my skin (I was matched to NW20) so I sometimes mix it with a darker one or St Tropez's Instant Glow Face Lotion.
Once I've applied foundation I always need to use bronzer or blusher after to give me a bit of colour as I'm so pale! I've been using Miss Sporty Tan so Fine bronzer in 'Sun Kissed' for a while now. At £2.99 I think it is a really good bronzer as it has complementary colours that you can use individually or mix together. It gives me a nice healthy glow without looking too orange. The only thing negative I'd have to say about this is that is has quite a chalky consistency and it can be quite difficult to get the product onto the brush.
I then use blusher on my cheeks. I recently bought Body Shop Brush on Radiance Pearls (£14). These give a nice sheer colour and can be used on the whole face to give a subtle glow. When I want a bit more colour I use Collection Shimmer Shades in Blushalicious (£4.19) on the apples of my cheeks. I then set the whole thing with MAC Studio Fix Powder. This powder also contains foundation so gives good coverage and a matte finish.
Then for my eyes. During the day I always go for a natural look so just use a bit of mascara and liquid eyeliner along the top lash line. I bought Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara purely because it was on offer. It is usually costs £7.99 but I got it for £4. The mascara contains a grow-lash complex to give longer looking lashes instantly and up to 110% longer lashes after 30 days use. I thought the whole grow lash thing was a bit of a gimmick but it actually works! My lashes do look a lot more longer and defined.
If my eyes are a bit tired and dull I'll use Benefit peek a bright eyes kit to perk them up. It contains a creamy white and shimmery pink highlighting shadow as well as a mini Eye Bright concealer which I use in the corners of my eyes. It also comes with a brown eyeshadow that can be used in the creases of the eyes and along the lash line as an eyeliner.
The finished result!