My Daily Make-Up

Finally I’m hitting you with a beauty post!
Before we go any further we need to have a quick chat.
I am not a beauty professional.
The most adventurous thing I do is, when I go out for the night, I might put some eye-shadow on.
I am however, hoping to up get better at applying make-up and I really want to build up my collection.
This isn’t all the make-up I have, but for today I thought I’d show you my typical everyday make-up.

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Generally, I have quite good, clear skin with the occasional spot here and there.
Right now as you can see, I’ve got a spot above my eyebrow and on my nose, I think this is because all the c**p I ate at Christmas is coming out when I’m going to the gym! I also have some dry, red skin under my eye and down my nose, it seems to be that this is where I mostly get dry skin and I’m not sure why!
The first thing I will always do is wash and moisturise my face – there is nothing worse than a dry face!
Then if I do have a spot or two I’ll apply some witch hazel. I swear by this stuff! It’s also important to apply a primer, especially if you want your make up to set, the one I’m currently using is the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Primer Matte Base.
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It’s then time for foundation and the one I’m using at the moment is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place foundation, which is a matte finish with a very buildable coverage, and, honestly lasts all day.
I apply this with the Real Techniques Stippling Brush then blend it in with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, hopefully soon though, I’ll be purchasing the Zoeva brushes as a little treat to myself.
I can’t quite decide if I like this foundation or not yet. I love the fact that it really does stay put the whole day but there are some things I’m not keen about it, but, I’ll save that for another day.

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Whilst my foundation is setting I go on to my eyes and eyebrows.
Very simple here, all I do is swipe on some mascara, which is generally just whichever one I have at the time, at the moment it’s the L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara, which I personally love for days when I’m going for a more natural look – most days.
I then do my eyebrows, which depends on how they’re looking at the time.
I to get my eyebrows waxed and dyed every 6-8 weeks, so if it’s straight after getting them done, all I need to do is go over them lightly with the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara to keep them in place.
However, if it’s like at the moment, where they badly need doing, I’ll fill them in with the Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil – which I hate doing! I just want low maintenance perfect brows all the time please – and then again go over them with the Brow Drama.

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By this time my base has set and I can go onto my bronzer.
I have always used the same bronzer, the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder, which smells of chocolate – mmm delicious!
I’ll use this with the Real Techniques Retractable Bronzing Brush, applying it in a figure of three, around my forehead, down my cheekbones and along my jaw, just to give a more sculpted and structured look to my face. I’ll then take along each side of my nose.
I never use to wear bronzer until about a year to two years ago and I honestly do not know how! I wouldn’t be able to wear a face of make up without it now. 
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After bronzer it’s time for blusher, which I apply just above the bronzer.
I am currently using the Sleek Creme to Powder Blush, applying it again, with a Real Techniques brush, the Blush Brush.
I really like this blusher as it can be very subtle if you apply it lightly, which you can see is what I done here as I was going for a very natural look this day, but, it is also buildable for a brighter colour. Also, if you accidentally apply a little too much, it’s very easy to blend out.

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To finish it off I then apply some Benefit High Beam just above the blusher, under my brow bone and along the bridge of my nose. I apply it in little dots as it is like a nail varnish brush, then just pat it in until it looks well blended.
I honestly only started wearing highlighter last year and I love it! It makes your face look so lifted and peachy.

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Lastly, I apply some lipgloss as I think wearing something on your lips really lifts your face and makes it seem brighter.
I definitely prefer lipgloss to lipstick as they’re such low maintenance, which if you couldn’t already tell is what I favor.
Normally in a pinky/redish tone.

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That’s it for my daily make-up!
Like I said, it’s not adventurous at all and I actually only wear it at the weekend as I don’t often wear make-up to work in the week.
Hopefully I’ll improve in my make-up skills, especially with eyeshadow, then one day I can do a tutorial!

What sort of make-up do you wear everyday?

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  • Love this makeup look! Very pretty 😀

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

  • The Real Technique brushes are incredible!
    Jabeen x
    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

  • Wow, you have the most beautiful eyes and that lipstick suits you so well! I love the Benefit High Beam and I really want to try the Infallible primer. My skin broke out too after Christmas, I had a huge spot on my chin and it’s still there. Oh well, it was worth it!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    • Aww thank you so much!
      The primer is great, definitely give it a go!
      Haha, that’s Christmas for you!! Definitely worth it you’re right x

  • I love how simple your make up is but it’s still gorgeous and glowy. I don’t wear bronzer which feels weird when everyone else does but I just think I’d end up looking like a smeared mud on my face! For the dry skin, I find boots own glycerin and rosewater toner is a miracle worker. It’s really cheap and sorts out any dry patches I have really quickly. I only use as night thought because it makes you a bit shiny!

    http://www.sheepishlyshameful.com

    • Thank you very much!
      Haha, that’s how I felt before I tried it but I would genuinely not turn back now!
      Ohh really? I’ll have to give that a try, I’ve got a boots voucher to spend actually, thank you for letting me know! x

  • What a lovely natural look, you look stunning! High beam is one of my favourite highlighters at the moment – I love pairing it with the Topshop glow cream in ‘Polished’ 🙂

    Toni x
    http://www.clarkecouture.co.uk

    • Thank you very much!
      Ooh, I’ll have to give that one a try then! x