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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Everyday Makeup # 2

 The Tools
  The Extras
It has been a while since I did a peek into my everyday makeup so I thought I would give an update.


Garnier Miracle Skin Cream - full review here. This is an amazing lightweight base that not only smooths and freshens but also contains SPF and other ingredients to combat signs of ageing and dark spots. 

To conceal I use a mixture of the much loved Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage (review here) which I mix (especially under the eyes after a late night) with my very battered L'Oreal highlighting concealer. I use the Real Techniques Dome Shadow Brush to blend and then the Detailer Brush to pin point any marks that are still on display. 

To contour my rather round cheeks I use the NARS Contouring Blush in Paloma  (review here) and I sweep the beautiful Hourglass Ambient Blusher in Dim Infusion (review here) to add colour and highlight my cheekbones. Finally I will set everything in place, particularly around my eyes, with the gorgeous Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (review here). All of these are applied with either the EcoTools Brush or the Bare Minerals Blush Brush.


If I want a slightly defined eye then I use the Mac 217 and the NARS Contour Palatte to give a soft contour and some colour to my lips. Then I curl my eyelashes with the Japonesque Power Curlers, which are amazing (review here) and then I coat my lashes in the rather fabulous Bourjois One Second Mascara (review here). Although this does take longer than a second it gives dramatic results that last all day. I am even loving it more now it has slightly dried! If I am going to wear liner then I will add some Eyeko Skinny Liner which is a felt tip and so easy to apply (review here).

For my brows I use the dream combination of Anastasia Brow Wizz and the Maybelline Brow Drama to ensure they remain defined all day (review here).  


These added extras are either in my makeup bag or just floating in the depths of my main bag - this is definitely noticeable with my Clarins Instant Light Perfecter  as it is covered in red pen! I also love the Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie and the Clinique Chubby Balm in Whopping Watermelon as both give a very natural colour to the lips, are moisturising and can be applied on the go. 

What is your everyday makeup?



  1. Sounds lovely! I'm a huge fan of the new Bourjois mascara too, so I've been using that every day. I love Topshop's cream blushes in summer too :) xx


    1. Topshop cream blushes are amazing aren't they. Perfect for these summer months!! x


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