My daily makeup routine is a pretty simple one – I’m drawn to natural palettes and any product designed to emphasise natural beauty rather than disguising it. Matte skin, natural hues, a casual smoky eye, subtle highlights and strong brow are all essentials for me, here’s a quick overview of the products I’ve been using…
I’m well and truly addicted to MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF15 foundation. It’s one of those products that get’s repurchased time and time again and just seems to work perfectly for everyone who tries it and every skin type – it has a really beautiful finish and definitely creates that “better than natural” look I’m always after. I tend to use my fingers to blend it out as I prefer the finish this gives me, natural yet oh so perfect. I always pop some Rimmel Stay Matte powder on top of my foundation because I prefer a matte finish – I can’t even remember when I started using this powder but I’m guessing it was years ago – it’s just so good and so affordable! Then I add a little MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl to my cheekbones, brow bone, etc – it works like a dream and adds just the right amount of radiance to always bring my makeup to life.
The most recent purchase in my day to day products is my MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance primer and I honestly can’t imagine how it took me this long to get on board the primer train. I have it in Radiant Pink and it creates a beautifully illuminated and smooth canvas for your foundation to glide over – and you only need a tiny amount for your whole face so it lasts ages. I was a bit nervous when I bought this as it contains teeny little flecks of pearl powders to illuminate the skin ( hello disco-ball face ) but it’s so subtle and creates such a natural glow – definitely in love! If I feel like I need a little extra coverage under my eyes, or I have a spot that needs some covering, I tend to grab my Smashbox Camera Ready concealer which is super lovely to apply and blends so easily without looking heavy or caked on.
Of course, the Bobbi Brown Warm Eye Palette is my absolute go-to for a smudge of colour on my eyes. I love sweeping the lighter shades over my lids and then smoking it up by smudging a little of the darker shades into my lash line – it’s my current daily look that I never get tired of. I follow this up by applying lashings of the Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful mascara – my absolute favourite mascara at the moment as it gives me long, dark, dreamy lashes with absolutely no clumping.
To finish things up, I line and fill my brows with my NYX Eyebrow Marker to create a bold yet natural look. I am a huge fan of big bold brows and unfortunately even though my eyebrows are pretty thick they are very patchy and not as naturally dark as I’d like – so I use this nifty lil marker to even things out and define them nicely by applying it in soft feathery flicks.
Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your thoughts! x