Saturday, 23 July 2011

Daily Makeup #1.

I've not done a post like this in so long! Although I have millions of cosmetics, my makeup doesn't change that often. I go through phases of things, and I rotate foundations and wear a different blusher each day (I get a use out of all my blushers) but things like powder and eye makeup doesn't usually require changing.

This is just a simple post on the products that I've been using recently. At the moment I'm mixing foundations (apparently thats a massive no no but I find mixing a £20 foundation with a £10 foundation works just as well and is more economical) at the moment it's usually Cliniques Even Better foundation which the Bourjois Healthy Mix (which is a bit dark for me so I mix it with a Clinque one which is too light). For applying foundation, I use the Sigma Flat Top Kabuki brush which is absolutely perfect! 
I usually use MACs Pro Longwear concealer under my foundation as a sort of primer (I don't usually wear primer as my skin can become oily) and it always hides any redness. 
I've been wearing the Me Me Me! blush in Coral which is lovely and so worth the price. On my cheek bones I use my Topshop Highlighter in Sunbeam, I often get people asking what I'm wearing and I do think this is my number one product. I think it might be sold out now, but hopefully they'll restock. 
For my blusher and highlighter I use a Topshop blush brush which is very good. 

I use a powder every day to set my makeup and get rid of any shine. This is usually a MAC MSF Natural in Light/Medium but I think I might need to invest in the Medium. I love this powder, it's the only compact powder that works for me. I usually use loose powder but it can get a bit messy. I use an ELF complexion brush for powder, it's lovely and soft and the bristles rarely fall out.

Moving on to my eyebrows, my Youtube tutorial will go into more depth but I use the Benefit Brow Zings powder with an ELF small angled brush. I don't think I'll every change this, except maybe switch to just plain brown matte eyeshadow as I don't use the wax in the Brow Zings so it becomes a bit of a waste. 
I usually use Rimmels liquid eye liner, but recently bought the maybelline gel eyeliner. I have a Smashbox and a MAC gel eyeliner and never really could get the hang of it. Its the same with the Maybelline version although I am getting better. I find that the gel does smudge off on my brow bone though. 
I've been using the Smashbox Full Exposure mascara for a while now and it's almost empty, I think I will repurchase though as its one of my all time favourites. It doesn't smudge often either, which I find is rare in mascaras. 
I don't usually wear eyeshadow but today I'm wearing Half Baked and Dark Horse from the Urban Decay Naked palette. I find eyeshadow hard to do as I always get a lot of fall out when I'm doing it and it's just quite messy. I wear enough makeup as it is! 

Finally, I always use my Jurlique Rose Love Balm before applying a matte lipstick like this Barry M in 147. It means it applies on a lot easier and doesn't make my lips look caked and dry yet the colour is still very pigmented. 

I think I've covered everything! That's my updated daily makeup routine. 


  1. lovely post :) i managed to find some dupes from the naked palette including half baked and darkhorse! They are from a brand called frontcover x

  2. I'm mixing my foundations at the moment too - one is too dark and one is too light, but they're totally different types of foundation haha. It works though! One makes the other less heavy which I prefer.

    I really want the Topshop highlighter too, hopefully it'll come back! xo

  3. Such pretty makeup for daytime, love benefit tint and everything else MAC ♥

    Eda ♥

  4. Perfect daily make up, your skin looks very radiant! I couldn't be bothered to change my make up, I stick to the things that work for me and most of it is cheap. ^^

  5. love the post :) you look so healthy and glowy :) I really want that lipstick now!! :)xxx

  6. I should be getting the MeMeMe Coral blush soon - after seeing it on you, I can't wait for mine to arrive!

  7. LOVE! You look really pretty, Kate. I mix foundations too, it works really well I think!

  8. Great post :) looking lovely as per :) I really want to get the mememe coral blush but I have enough blushes as it is! x

  9. Ahh, so much love for the Naked palette, it's so versatile :) I love love love Jurlique's rose hand cream so will definitely have to get hold of the love balm when I can.

    R.e. eyeshadow fallout, use the UD primer potion, don't pick up too much product (build it up in 3 thin layers instead if you want strong colour) and tap off your brush before you apply anything, and then 'press' it onto your lid rather than brushing it over - there'll always be a bit of fallout from glittery shadows or if you're applying a lot of very dark makeup, but that should stop most fallout for regular application of matte/satin finish shadows :)

  10. Gorgeous! I love that barry m lipstick on you! It looks stunning :D

  11. i'm very tempted to buy the healthy mix foundation! lots of people seem to like it :) i've never tried mixing foundations, i might mixing my tinted moisturiser with a drop of my no.7 foundation. might work :)
    also, quick favour...
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  12. That Barry M lipstick is my favourite colour I wear it loads xx

  13. Still yet to do a post on this! I love that Barry M colour yet it's crazy dry isn't it? Nothing I try works so I may just get a new one! x

  14. Wow, you are absolutely beautiful! Your tanned face looks lovely against your hair colour. Your hair style is always pretty and really suits you! Is the Bourjois Healthy Mix one good, does it last all day and does it cause spots because I am still young. Am now following you. xxx

  15. Stunning! I have warm tones and I have trouble finding the perfect blush. Yours looks perfect!