Everyday Makeup Routine: The Update

Everyday Makeup 3Last summer, back when this blog was in its first stage of infancy (I think we’re now in the hormonal teenage phase, how else can my obsessive watching of Twilight be explained?), I did a little everyday makeup post. That was almost a year ago now  and I’ve spent lots of time, money and effort since then scouring the globe (or Boots) for new things to put on my face to make it look like another face – so I figured it was about time I did an updated version for y’all.

I know, pant-wettingly exciting isn’t it?

The Products
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To start I mix Seventeen’s Stay Time Foundation in shade Natural with a similar sized amount of Seventeen’s Wow! 3 Way Higlighter to create a dewy base. I used to be a matte lover but this has 100% become my go-to base now, and if ever I decide to use a different foundation or BB cream I always end up regretting it and missing my glowy dazzling skin. I then use Seventeen Stay Time Concealer and Seventeen Instant Glow Cream Bronzer to contour – you can read my full post on contouring here. To set all this magic and wonderment, I use a light dusting of MUA’s Matte Perfect Loose Powder. I wasn’t initially expecting much from this powder as I’ve used another MUA one which was, in a word, poo – but I’ve been so pleasantly surprised at how long it can keep shine at bay for.

Your eyeballs are apparently the window to your soul, so it’s important to dress your windows nicely. My favourite mascara of all time is still Benefit’s They’re Real and although I usually have a few on the go (mascara hussy alert) Benefit is always my failsafe. I then always add my cackhanded attempt at an eyeliner flick with Collection’s Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner, which remains the best eyeliner I’ve ever used. The Barry M Natural Glow Eyeshadow Palette also gets used everyday, though not for its eyeshadow purpose – the darkest shade in the palette is what I use to fill in my brows.

Nice and simple, my go-to lipstick for everyday use is MAC ‘Pret-A-Pretty’, which I reviewed in full here.

The Brushes

Everyday Makeup 2I think there’s some sort of quote about an artist only being as good as his tools or some shit, but I don’t remember it properly. So: ‘brushes and that are dead important” – you can make that my quote if you like. Everyday I use my Real Techniques Powder Brush for setting my powder, my eBay stippling brush for applying highlighter to my cheekbones, my MUA eyebrow brush for my brows (obv) and my Real Techniques Beauty Blender for my foundation and contouring products.

And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is the stuff I trowel on my face each and every day. Nobody said it was easy being a girl, did they?

What are your everday makeup products? Let me know below!


5 Responses

  1. Michelle April 13, 2014 / 10:20 pm

    Oooh I love that foundation so will have to give it a try with the highlighter too, will be nice in the summer to have a bit of a glow 🙂 xxx

    • Claire April 13, 2014 / 10:30 pm

      Yessss, I definitely recommend it! Especially as I find the foundation can be a bit heavy so it helps to thin it out 🙂 xx

  2. Kat April 14, 2014 / 11:21 pm

    Great picks, I love the Seventeen Highlighter, I use it everyday to make me look more fresh and healthy, ha. The Collection eyeliner is the only one that I can even vaguely use and I bought it in purple, fail. I need to get it in black asap! xx

    Kat from Blushing Rose Beauty

    • Claire April 15, 2014 / 9:38 am

      Ooh glad you like it too! That’s why I use it, whenever I don’t I feel really sallow and unhealthy looking. Haha ohhhh I didn’t even know they did it in purple – I’m sure some could pull that off but not really what you want for an everyday look :’) xx

  3. Sarah September 1, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    Hi! It was a very interesting article! All your articles are amazing. I found it very helpful.

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