Monday, 21 March 2016

What's On My Face This Month

I usually mix up my makeup routine quite often but lately, I have stuck to a certain routine and I am happy with it. It's great for daily makeup but allows me a bit of leeway for going out and getting fancy. I haven't put any of my skincare routine on because I might do a separate post on that. So settle in ladies, this is gonna be a long one! Also, apologies about how messy my makeup is, I am the laziest beauty blogger that there ever will be.

I've been using the Nivea Post Shave Balm (£3.52 here at the mo) as my primer. I usually put this on, go and wash my hands and put my contacts in. This allows it to sink in and get all smooth. I usually put a lot of this on my face as it works best with loads and it's so refreshing to do first thing.

Rimmel Lasting Finish in Light Porcelain and Ivory (£7.99) is my go to foundation at the moment. I've not been having any problems with it and I love it for a medium to high coverage depending on whether I'm going out or what. I go through so much foundation that I'd rather go drugstore with it. I use both shades as Porcelain makes me look like a ghost and Ivory is too dark, so I mix them together. I usually blob it onto my face and then use the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99) the blend it all in.

I've been loving the LA Girl Concealer in Porcelain (£2.99 here) for under my eyes, but I don't use this one on my blemishes because it can appear quite light. I love this and it doesn't crease at all. I then set my under eye concealer with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (£3.99) which will forever be a favourite. I again use the Real Technique Sponge to set this. I have two, one that I dampen for my foundation and a dry one for my powder. I usually "bake" this for around 10 minutes while I do my eyes and then sweep off the excess with a big fluffy concealer brush. In winter, I don't really use powder all over my face because I'm not oily and it can make me look cakey, so I've only been using this for under my eyes but normally I would then use the powder to set all of my foundation. I really want to get a loose powder for setting under my eyes, so if you have any suggestions I would love to know!

Sleek Contour Kit in Light (£6.49) is my holy grail budget contour kit. I adore it and it's perfect for me. I do a light contour every day because I haven't really been wearing blush because I've lost my blush brush and I'm too lazy to buy a new one. I use this to brighten up my face and contour my cheeks. I've also been using the highlighted bit of it daily, to combat the lack of blush. This is a very intense highlight and you do have to use it sparingly or you will look like a disco ball all day.

To start my eye look I use the Urban Decay Primer Potion (£16) to prime my eyes and this is my all time favourite. I was using the Freedom Makeup one for everyday use but then I just had to go back to my all time fave. I've then been using my Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette (£40) for my eyeshadow like every single day, I love it. The two shades I've been using the most are Zone for the crease and Bathwater for the lid. It's a really bright but simple everyday look that I can pull off for work or going out.

I then use the Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Liner (£2.99) which again, is an all time fave. If it ain't broke, don't fix it right? I really like this one although I do find the actual applicator a bit funny sometimes as it makes it very easy to make mistakes with your eyeliner. I get very frustrated when the line isn't smooth and looks wiggly. That being said, this shit will last all day and is so pigmented, it will also probably last you years I swear it's bottomless. I then finish the look with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (£17) which is perfect for making lashes longer and fuller and doesn't go all smudgy on the bottom lid. I do find that this can be a bit flakey, but it is still my favourite mascara of the moment.

I've been using the Rimmel Brow This Way (£3.99) for my eyebrows, using some random 99p brush I got from eBay. I get my eyebrows dyed and waxed every four weeks so I just need a little something-something to make them pop. I use this to fill them in and shape them and it works perfectly. I was using the Rimmel Brow This Way Gel and then using the brush to work it around a bit but I got bored with it and went back to powder. I like to mix it up with my eyebrows but I do think that powder, in general, is my favourite. Although I'm dying to try the ABH Dip Brow (but who isn't right?)

To finish off I usually mix it up with my lips. Because my eye look is so neutral I tend to get away with a variety of lip colours. Lately, I've been loving using the Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Spice (£2.99) paired with either Maybelline Colour Drama Lipstick in Nude Perfection (£4.99) or Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in 1993 (£15.50). I've also really been loving Rimmel London Kate Lipstick in 08 (£5.49) which is such a perfect my lips but better shade and so flattering. I'm all about the nudes lately for my daily face.

That is what has been on my face for the past couple of months. If I'm going on a night out I'll pair it with my Urban Decay Setting Spray (£22) and some Red Cherry Lashes but for my daily face, this is all that goes on there. It does look like a lot now that I've written it down but I can be up and out of my house in an hour, with time for breakfast so I have my routine down. Whew, now I'm going to go and give my fingers a break! Do you use any of these products and have you got any recommendations for me?

Til' next time! XOXO


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