Saturday, 12 November 2011

The Everyday Make-Up Routine

I've realised that I've actually barely featured my face on my blog. It's all been products on my bed covers or a picture of my nails. So, I thought I would do a cliche post (oh we do love a bit of cliche in the blogging world) of my everyday make-up routine. I've become a lot more experimental with my make-up since starting my blog, and if I'm honest, this time a month ago I had no idea what a primer was or how to use a make-up brush, and I'd never tried wearing lipstick. But, that's all changed now, but strangely my everyday make-up routine with the exception of a few additions has barely changed.

My everyday make-up consists of;

  1. Maybelline the Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara 
  2. Superdrug Eyelash Curlers
  3. Bourjois Duex Eyeliner Pencil in 01 Noir Expert 
  4. Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Air-Whipped Foundation in 010 Ivory
  5. Maybelline New York Expertwear Blush in 62 Rosewood
  6. e.l.f. Eyebrow Kit in Medium
  7. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 003 Peach Glow
  8. Benefit Benetint Rose Tinted Lip and Cheek Stain

 1. The Eyes
I always try to keep my make-up natural, but I adore big voluminousness lashes, which is fingers crossed what I achieve with Maybelline the Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara. I don't know if anyone else always finds one set of eyelashes always turn out better than the other? Which is why it's handy to have a side fringe, because luckily its my weird-lash eye that's covered by my hair. I use my eyelash curlers everyday, but unlike most other people I always use them after I've applied my mascara. I don't know why, I just think it makes them last longer and gives a better overall finish. I actually just use Superdrug eyelash curlers at the moment, I think they were £1.50 and they work just as well as more expensive ones I've had in the past. I don't always wear eyeliner, but when I do I always either apply it above or below my top lash-line. Unfortunately, my eye's tend to water a lot so I always end up with black all over my face (not a good look unless you're a panda!).

2. Face
I always put moisturiser on before applying my foundation as I have a tendency to get dry skin, especially during these cold winter months. I'm currently using Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Air-Whipped Foundation in 010 Ivory, but I'm on the hunt for the perfect foundation as I find this wears off pretty quickly. I took a visit to the MAC Store in Cambridge last weekend but their lightest shade of foundation was still too dark for me! I then apply Maybelline New York Expertwear Blush in 62 Rosewood to the apples of my cheeks just to give myself a flush of colour so I don't look too dead, and use some Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 003 Peach Glow which kinda just makes me look a bit chalky and dead again.

3. And the lips
I barely ever wear anything on my lips apart from a bit of lipbalm, but today I injected some colour into my make-up routine and decided to wear Benefit Benetint Rose Tinted Lip and Cheek Stain. I'll be honest, I got this free in a magazine a few weeks ago and it's probably the most expensive item of make-up I own even if it was a free gift. I think it's meant more to wear on your cheeks as it frankly tastes pretty disgusting, but I like the rosy shade it gives. It makes me look more alive after the application of my powder.


  1. i LOVE maybelline volume express! but i always find it better after a week or two - i find it runny at the beginning! and also loveeee benetint..i think im on like my 6th bottle now lol!
    love the post, and yes i love abit of cliche too haha xxx

  2. I find exactly the same problem, it is always really thin but as you say it is a really good mascara. Aha sixth bottle! Wow, I don't know if I'll be purchasing this after it runs out, I'll have to have a think. Who doesn't? ;) Thanks for the comment xx


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