This post will detail all my everyday makeup go-to products that I use most of the time whether I’m going to a special event or simply want to make sure I get the best look. So let’s jump straight into it.
For the purpose of this post I will start from the base and work my way through my makeup routine.
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Primer- Benefit Porefessional Primer
This stuff is like my holy grail of primers! I’ve always been a bit hesitant in terms of base products because I’m super concerned about comedogenic products, but this works a dream on my skin. I love the fact that this primer blurs and perfects my skin’s surface. It’s actually a really great value for money product because one full size tube of it lasts me literally a year (but that might be cause I only use a pea sized amount every day from the T-zone outwards). AND it smells amazing! (just putting it out there 😉 )
Foundation- Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Now this stuff is amazing, because it’s a full-coverage light feeling, foundation and it has so many shades to choose from so you’ll be able to find a good match. I love the fact that this foundation is non-comedogenic (meaning it doesn’t clog pores), it’s oil free and lasts all day (so yes, you can go straight from work to that party). And for anyone wondering, I wear the shade 2w2 (Rattan) and in the winter 1w1 (Bone). This foundation is great for anyone with normal-oily skin who are after a medium-full coverage!
Setting powder- Givenchy Prisme Libre
So I don’t usually Set my foundation with a finishing powder everyday just because the Estee Lauder Double wear sets to a matte finish and I don’t want a super dry matte look. But in the summer time or if I know I have a big day ahead of me and need my makeup to last until nighttime I’ll use the Prisme Libre to set. This stuff is sent from the gods! If anyone has super oily skin I’d definitely recommend this because it honestly helps to set liquids so well! And for anyone who find their eyeliner/mascara transfers to their undereye by the end of the day, set your undereye using this and I’m telling you, that mascara and eyeliner won’t move! 😀 One last thing, it smells divine too! I wear the shade 1 (Mousseline Pastel)
Brows- Benefit Gimme Brow
So when I’m short for time and I want an instant brow NOW, I always reach for my Gimme Brow. This stuff is amazing, it gives my brows a fuller look (thanks to marshmallow extract!) and also fills in any sparse bits in my brows and FAST! That would probably be the best thing about this product; how fast and easy it is to use. It may look like a small product, but I get a year’s worth of use from it! Definitely recommend it for anyone!
Eyeshadow Primer- PotionUrban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
This stuff is super good for oily eyelids like mine! I love using the ‘anti-aging’ version of this just cause it makes me feel better that I’m protecting my eyes from signs of ageing too! This product is also a favourite because it lasts me such a long time! I use it everyday and I have the mini version from Mecca Maxima which is 10g and I’ve been using it for more than a year! The tip of a pin sized amount gives me enough for both my eyes and helps my eyeshadow last the entire day.
Eyeliner- Kat Von D Tattoo liner (shade: trooper)
Being a huge fan of the effect that eyeliner gives, I’ve had my fair share of eyeliner favourites. But the Tattoo Liner is the best one I’ve come across so far. The best and biggest difference this one provide is a BRUSH TIP rather than those nasty felt tip’s that are on most liquid eyeliners that eventually get dry and stop working. The formulation is super waterproof and last all day which is something I love about this.
Highlighter- Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (Moons
I never miss this step when I do my makeup. My favourite go-to highlighter is the Becca Shimmering skin Perfector pressed in ‘moonstone’. If you’ve got a light-medium complexion you will adore this shade! What I think makes the Becca highlighters stand out from the rest I’ve tried is that their pigments are so super fine meaning you get that popping highlight everyone is after!
I hope this post helps you if you’re wondering what products to purchase to upgrade your makeup routine! Feel free to leave me a comment or ask me any questions about these products as I’d love to hear what you think!
Love Anna xo