Tuesday, 26 February 2013
my everyday makeup products and mini reviews
this is pretty much the sort of makeup I wear on a day to day basis, pretty neutral with a bright lip and a bit of eyeliner! I like to keep it quite natural and don't go overboard with loads of mascara or really thick foundation etc because if I'm just going to sixth form or work then I really don't see the need for it! Here is the products I used and I have included swatches of all of them at the end for you! Let me know if you like this sort of post, I've done a couple of 'face of the day' type posts recently and they seem to be going down quite well! (here and here)
collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer: I swear pretty much everyone that's remotely into beauty products has this and loves it- I am one of those people and I do indeed love it
nivea daily essentials tinted day cream: I mix this in with my foundation to make the coverage lighter as it is a tinted moisturiser and the foundation can be quite a heavy coverage. I never hear anyone talk about it but both me and my mum use it and love it!
Revlon photoready foundation: I've used this for years and got through several bottles of it- it's great! I want to try their new nearly naked foundation, have you tried it yet?
Rimmel stay matte powder: I'm forever hearing Tanya Burr talking about this so I thought I would give it a go, so far so good, it's cheap and chearful and does a good job at keeping my makeup on all day
mac gel blush in 'just a pinch': I always forget I have this in my collection. I apply it with a stippling brush and a little bit goes a long way. I love the natural flush it gives to my cheeks and I really love the little pot that it's in too. I'm not sure if it's available any more though as I got it a while ago- sorry!
Peggy Sage highlighter: I bought this when I went to France for the weekend last year. I love the shade of it and how naturally it applies to the cheeks but it really helps to give my face more dimension and to bring it to life more. Oh and I don't know what the shade is because all the writing on it is in French and half of it has rubbed off, oops!
I don't use a contour powder on a day to day basis, simply because I can't be bothered! I'm looking for a new contour powder/bronzer though for when I can be bothered- do you have any suggestions for me?
MUA 'heaven & earth' palette: I mix the two eyeshadows which I've used quite a bit of (the two in the bottom left hand corner) together and use them with an angled brush to fill in my brows. I think it helps to make them look natural but defined which is the look I'm going for. Since I've hit pan on both of them, once they've ran out I think I might get one of the mac eyebrow duos because they're nice and small for travelling and are likely to be better quality than the MUA ones, although for the price MUA is very very good!
Miss Sporty clear mascara: I won this in Jordan's giveaway quite a while ago and to be honest it's seen better days as it's looking quite manky now but it's still going strong! I just sweep it across my brows after I've filled them in to set them and help hold them in place all day
Soap and Glory thick and fast mascara: this is one of my favourite mascaras, it help to curl and volumise my lashes and I think that most people that have tried it say that they get on well with it! It has a really chunky brush which I think helps to volumise more
Loreal super liner: I think most people that are into makeup agree that this is pretty much one of the best eyeliners out there. It applies like a dream and stays in place all day. If you're looking to start getting into eyeliners or to try more then definitely give this one a go!
Rimmel scandaleyes eyeliner in 'nude': at first I wasn't sure about this when I got it but now I find myself reaching for it pretty much every day. It really helps to open up my eyes and make me look more awake (which, when you're doing your makeup at 7:30am is a god send)
Revlon lipstick in 'cherries in the snow': I've disclosed my love for this lipstick many a time on my blog, it's the perfect shade for me and I won't go on about it any more as you're probably sick to death of hering about it from me!
Clinique lipgloss in 'currant': I won this in a giveaway from Jayne quite a while ago but I just rediscovered it in my stash the other week when I was having a clear out. It's perfect to give something else to my lips and they just look more dimensional and if that makes any sense? (it probably doesn't but I know what I mean...)
Rimmel lip liner in 'Indian pink': I don't think this step is crucial and I normally skip it if I'm in a rush but the lip liner just helps to keep the lipstick on longer if I don't want to have to reapply during the day