5 February 2017

Everyday Make-up






It's rare that I wear makeup everyday.  I've always been a less is more kinda girl when it comes to make-up. Having got back into my early morning gym sessions, I don't have the time to apply a full face of slap and still be on time for work and I'm definitely the kind of person who puts being punctual before anything. Shocking for a beauty blogger right?!

On the days where I have a spare five minutes, I use a sparse amount of products to make up my face. Keeping my routine quick and easy is essential and I've found that laying off the foundation Monday to Friday has improved my complexion. After prepping my skin with the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish followed by the the Hadanomy Collagen Mist and Nuxe Anti Fatigue Moisturising Cream, I'm ready to conceal my dark circles caused by my early morning wake up. 


This concealer has been a staple of mine for a while now, it's thick and creamy and covers blemishes with ease, plus it's so affordable! Contrary to popular opinion, I throughly enjoy the brush head applicator and the tube packaging makes for straightforward application. I quickly conceal under my eyes and my t-zone before tackling any red marks and blending with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. 


Next up bronzer. This is the ultimate product for a sunkissed, dewy finish. The L'oreal Cushion Bronzer is so perfect for a subtle contour and to add some life back into your skin during the winter months. I use a stippling brush to paint some colour onto my cheek bones, forehead and nose. The colour is very natural and the formula so easy to blend. 



This beauty is your skins best friend on an early morning. Benefits Shy Beam highlighter is a nude-pink matte bottle of radiance and brightens up your face with a few drops. It's a beautifully subtle product that works best under eyes and on your brow bone, I apply this over my concealer, although it would probably work just as well mixed in with your favourite base product. 



Mascara is often a step I will skip, the option to be to able to rub my tired eyes is all too tempting. However when I do want to make a little effort Roller Lash is what I reach for. I have finally retired my Maybelline Mascara in favour of this Benefit alternative. As apprehensive as I was to try a Benefit Mascara after disliking the 'they're real' one, I love this one. In two coats it lengthens, lifts and curls better than any other I've tried. 


I'll admit I would usually turn my nose up at Natural Collection products, however their brow pencil cannot be faulted. Dual ended with a definition blending brush it creates a natural finish perfect for every day brows. The pencil is smooth and creamy and easy to blend so there is room for small mistakes that can simply be buffed away. 

What are your everyday staples?

Shay 

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