Today I thought I would share my ‘natural’ makeup routine, this used to be my daily makeup, but now I don’t often have time to do makeup (darn baby :p ).
I love to have my day makeup be as natural looking as possible, whilst letting my lip colour do the talking. I find that keeping the rest subtle, I can be free to go as crazy as I want with my lip choice!
I always start with a BB cream. I am a huge fan of BB creams as they usually serve a few purposes – a touch of foundation, a moisturiser and an SPF. As I don’t leave the house without some sort of sun protection, its great to cut out an additional step and have it included in my base product!
I use the complexion sponges from Real Techniques (here) to apply my base. The current BB Cream I am using is nutraeffects skin perfecting BB cream by Avon True (here) in light, it is great at smoothing out your skin and adds a touch of radiance.
I then use a cream concealer on over any blemishes I have – I tend to get a lot of spots since being pregnant – and under my eyes to brighten them up. I use the Nude Matte Cream Concealer by mark. at Avon (here) in fair. It’s one of the best I have tried as it doesn’t feel heavy, and it brightens up under my eyes so well.
I then use a pressed powder over my face, I always use powder as I hate my skin feeling ‘wet’ and like to set it slightly with an all over powder. The current one I am loving is another mark. product (can you tell I used to be a rep? XD ). The nude matte pressed powder (here) in fair, which I find quite breathable and it has the added bonus of SPF protection.
I use the Base Brush Set by Real Techniques (similar) to apply the power, as well as my blusher and highlighter.
My next step is to pop on some blusher to my cheeks, followed by some highlighter to my cheekbones, bridge of nose, brow bone and a touch on my cupids bow. I use the Sculpting Highlighter Palette by Rimmel Kate (here) in 002 Coral Glow.
To apply the blusher I use a Face Brush (similar) and a Real Techniques brush to apply highlighter.
I then fill in my brows and to give them more shape. I am currently growing my brows out, and so they can look quite unruly sometimes, I find filling them in helps them look less patchy whilst they grow. I use the Perfect Brow Sculpting Pencil by mark. (here) in soft brown. Its slanted tip is perfect for following your brow shape and it doesn’t smudge at all!
I then follow with a coat of the Big & False mascara by mark. (here) in black, which despite its name gives my eyelashes a nice separation and I personally find them to look more natural than false.
I finish with my lip choice for that day, I am a huge lover of any shade of red, but have been using a plum shade as my go-to recently. I love how the Perfectly Matte Lipstick by Avon True Colour (here – colour no longer available) in tempting mauve looks on me and it lasts for so long.
I complete my makeup with a spritz of MagiX Prep & Set Spray by mark. (here).
What do you use to create your daily makeup look?
Do you have any staples you can’t live without?
I would love to see your routines – share them in the comments 🙂
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