Monday, 9 July 2012

My Everyday Makeup

On this gloomy Monday I thought I would look out my favourite makeup products which I use on a daily basis and hardly ever change.

I'm just going to go through the products as they appear above (left to right; top to bottom) so here we go:

Elf Makeup Mist & Set - This product is £3.75 from Elf and is the final step in applying my make up, which I never miss out. Although there are much more expensive variations on this product from Mac and Urban Decay this ELF product does the job just as well and is much kinder on the bank account! I do not have particularly oily skin, apart from my chin in the summer, so i don't know how well this would work on more oily skin but for my dry skin it works great. All I need is a couple of mists to set my makeup for the rest of my day. It can also be used through out the day to refreshen your makeup but I tend to use my REN Tonic Moisture Mist for that purpose.

Urban Decay Naked Palette 1 - Love, love, love this but I have a more detail opinion here.One of my favourite daily looks consists of Toasted all over the lid and sometimes on the bottom lash line, Naked in the crease and Virgin as a highlight

L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick - This costs about £7.99 but I got it as part of a 3 for 2 offer in Boots a couple of months ago. I got the shade Aphrodite Scarlet which looks a little scary until you apply it on your lips. This shade is just a more subtle brightish pink which is perfect for summer. I got this because I'd heard the product was similar to the Revlon Lip Butters. I would say that it is quite different from the Butters because it has much more of a colour pay off and is not as moisturising. I think it is more like a lipstick, as the title implies, but not quite the finish you would expect from a lipstick, if you not what I mean!

VIVO Ultimate Base Concealer - Again I love this and have already reviewed it here.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer - This was £4.19 from Boots and I have it in the shade Light.  This product is excellent and is one I have been using religiously for years. The price is great, it covers blemishes really well and it has a lovely thick creamy consistency which allows the product to last for ages.

POP Beauty Beam Base Primer - Reviewed here.

L'oreal Paris Infallible Lasting Perfection Foundation - Also reviewed here.

Soap and Glory It's About Prime Eyeshadow Base - This retails for £8 at Boots but again I got it cheaper as part of a 3 for 2 promotion. There are 2 shades so I got the shade Bright Light which is a lovely pearly white shade. This product keeps my shadows on all day without any creasing. I have dry eyelids so I cannot comment on whether it would work as well for those with more oily ones. Basically it has a fun name and really eye catching packaging, like all Soap and Glory products, and has lasted me for months, though I am now sadly running out.

Max Factor Liquid Effect Pencil - I purchased this in the shade Brown Blaze for £6.99. I love brown eyeliner as it really brings out the green in my eyes. I love the soft creamy texture of this product and it reminds me of the Urban Decay Glide On eyeliners. I normally use it to line my upper and lower lash lines and it gives a much less dramatic effect than black eyeliner which is much more appropriate for the daytime.

Korres Lip Butter - This retails for £4 and I have it in the shade pomegranate. I alternate this with the L'Oreal lip product mentioned above for days when I want a slightly more red toned lip colour. The shade is very subtle which is again perfect for daytime and work. The butter feels very nourishing and moisturising, much more so than some of the Revlon Lip Butters.

Bourjois Lash Liner Effect Mascara - This costs £8.99 in Boots. I have been using this mascara on and off for years now. I just love the doe eyed effect this mascara gives my eyes without making them look too dramatic for only daytime. At night I'll more often used a more volumizing mascara as this one give me a more lengthening effect. It is important to me that I use very black mascaras because my eyelashes are naturally very fair (which I hate!) and this is most certainly is that.

Sigma Round Kabuki Brush F82 - Now although this isn't makeup I use it every day to buff in my foundation and it gives me such a flawless finish that I had to mention it! This is quite difficult to find in the UK (but not in the US for example) and since I purchased it quite a while ago I can't remember exactly where I got it from.

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly - This retails at £14.50 but is well worth the price because it literally lasts forever! This shade is a perfect nude beige which I love to use after my primer as an even base of colour for my everyday looks.

NYX Blush in Angel - This retails at about £5.50 This is a lovely light peach shade which is perfect for giving my pale skin a subtle glow in the summer time. It has great pigmentation and blends easily. I do change my blusher quite a lot depending on the season but this is definitely my most used at the moment.

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Emma x

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