So I thought it was about time I did a ‘my daily routine’ since it is THE thing everyone is doing and I thought some of you could be interested? (maybe…). Obviously this is just how I choose to do my makeup and not everyone is the same so don’t feel like you need to drastically change your makeup routine, but hopefully you’ll pick up a couple helpful tips or just enjoy the read. 🙂
Step 1 -Preparing the skin: So I start off with moisturizer because I personally think makeup can easily stick to any (even slight) dry patches on the face. I use Garnier Skin Moisture Match for dry to very dry skin. They do this for different types of skin so I’m sure you can find the one that best fits you. It’s currently on offer at only £2.79 at Boots which is amazing!! I definitely recommend it and it smells really good too. Once this is all soaked in and my skin is feeling super smooth, I apply primer. I’ve heard it said that primer isn’t important but for me, I would never miss this step. It stops pores from standing out and showing through your foundation and it ensures your makeup glides on. For daily use, I use L’Oreal Paris Infallible Primer. This is £7.99 from Boots and I absolutely love this product, it’s amazing quality for the price and it’s almost as good as the Smashbox Photo Finish primer which is a lot more expensive (but also amazing).
Step 2 -Concealer & Foundation: Once my primer has had a couple of minutes to ‘set’ I go straight in with concealer. I know it’s said that you should apply concealer on the top of foundation but having tried it both ways I just really prefer using concealer first, but that’s personal preference. I use MAC Pro Longwear which you can read my review of here. I just put this under my eyes and on any other blemishes on my face. Once that’s done I start with my foundation. I use Estee Lauder Double Wear which you can see my review of here. I apply this all over with my Real Techniques pointed foundation brush. I don’t really use powder since double wear foundation is so matte and my skin is quite dry so I don’t need to use it, but if I was to use it, I’d apply now!
Step 3 -Eyes: Next I do my eyes which is my favorite part!! Lately at least, I’ve been doing full eye makeup daily just because I’ve been having fun playing around with the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, which you can see my review of here. So first I do eye shadow and you can do whatever you like with whatever you colours you choose or you can not do eye shadow at all. I just suggest to always use a base nude colour on your eye lid to stop creasing from your foundation. After that I apply winged eyeliner which I am slowly getting better at. I use Rimmel London Exaggerate Waterproof liquid eyeliner which is only £5.29 at Boots and I really think it does the job just as good as a more expensive brand so I recommend it if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative. After that I apply mascara, check out my review of a few mascaras here, or I apply false eyelashes. Once I’m happy with my eyes, I move on to my brows. I use the Maybelline Master Brow Pro Palette in Deep Brown. My natural eyebrows are quite a decent shape thankfully. So I try to leave my eyebrows looking as natural as possible for my daily look and just add a little gel and powder to make them slightly more defined. Again, this is personal preference.
Step 4 -Finishing touches: To complete my look I add Baked Blush by Milani in Luminoso. I blend this along the cheekbones using my Real Techniques contour brush. Sometimes I use bronzer too if I’m feeling pale. Last but DEFINITELY not least, I apply lipstick. I use a pale pink or nude for an everyday look. Check out my MAC faves here.