How have you all been lately? I’ve been super busy this past week, so I’m sorry for my absence! I’ve completed my training for my new Beauty Specialist role at Boots, and worked my first few days there too. I’m still finding my feet, but I’m massively enjoying it so far, so I know once I’ve settled it in going to be perfect.
Today I want to share with you my current everyday makeup look, and which products I’ve been using to achieve it. Working in makeup means I have to make sure my makeup is looking nice every day… it takes extra time in the morning, so I like to keep it as basic as I can, and really rely on some amazing quality products.
Step One – Base
After cleansing, toning & moisturising my skin so it is prepped the best it can be, I’ve been liking going in with the e.l.f hydrating primer (£7.50). It gives me a nice smooth base & lets my makeup sit nicely on top. It’s perfect for my dry skin. For foundation I’ve been using the Estée Lauder Double Wear (£33.50). It’s a little expensive, but it’s honestly my favourite foundation that I’ve ever used & it’s one I always go back to. I used my Real Techniques foundation brush to buff this out.
Step Two – Eyes
I first fill in my brows using the Benefit Brow Zings (£27). For this I just use the small brush that comes in the palette – I found it to be a great little brush! As you will know if you read my latest favourites post, I’ve been loving this eyebrow palette. Next I use Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) all over my eyelids & set them with the Max Factor Creme Puff Powder (£6.99). Then I take a Morphe s27 brush to apply bronzer in the crease of my eye. Lately I have been using the L’oreal Bronze Duo (£10) but I can’t find that online at the moment, so maybe it has been discontinued. But you can use any bronzer in your collection! Once I have done this, I like to curl my lashes, then apply the Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara (£20).
Step Three – Finishing
I like to use the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer (£24) under my eyes with a Morphe s4 brush. It’s important not to apply too much with this concealer. If you do, it can begin to look cakey & will crease a lot. However, just a small amount will cover darkness, so don’t go overboard! Now I’ve been using it for a while & have got the technique down, I’m absolutely loving it. Once this is done I set my face using the Max Factor powder I used earlier. For this I use a Morphe s15 brush. Next I dip into the Zoeva Contour Spectrum palette (£15) and apply the contour shade on the perimeter of my forehead and to carve out my cheekbones. I use a Morphe s13 for this, or the Wet n Wild contour brush! For blush I absolutely love the Rimmel Lasting Finish Blush in Santa Rose, but it looks as though it’s been discontinued (WHY?) so I’m on the hunt for some new blushes! I apply this with the Real Techniques contour brush. For highlight I’ve been using the L’oreal True Match Liquid Illuminator in Icy Glow (£8.99). I like to tap this onto the high points of my face. It’s such a stunning highlight! I usually pop on a little powder highlight on top with a Morphe s26 brush; my go to is Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl in Charming Pink (£21).
For lips I’ve been keeping it extra basic with a gloss! I love the simple fresh look they give. I make sure to exfoliate my lips first with a Lush lip scrub, then I apply a gloss! My two faves at the moment are the Fenty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow (£16) or the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Candy Queen (£9).
To complete the look I use the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist (£15). I love this as it just really melts my makeup nicely into the skin.
That’s all for today! This is how I achieve my makeup for those morning I need to be quick, but still look super put together. If I have more time I do like to go more excessive with my eyeshadow & pop on some false lashes too. But I’ve been loving this look so much!
Thanks so much for stopping by,