Today I am going completely out of my depth here and I am doing a kind of daily make up routine that I do! I don’t think I’ve ever really spoken much about my own make up style before on my blog, because I am in no way a make up guru. I’ve certainly given my opinions on make up before, but I thought it could be quite fun! So let’s go!
1- Face wash
I have a L’oreal face wash which is kind of a basic face wash… I normally use it twice a day (unless I’m feeling lazy and can’t be bothered) in the morning and the evening. I usually use it before and after wearing make up just to make my face feel a bit more clean!
The first actual step of my make up routine is foundation. My foundation is by Clinique, and it’s kind of got a concealer in it, so I don’t have a concealer. It has pretty good coverage, and it doesn’t really feel too heavy either, which is always nice! I apply my foundation with a simple foundation brush I got in Superdrug or somewhere. It wasn’t that expensive and it does the job!
My powder is also by Clinique. (to be fair, most of my stuff is from Clinique, so unless I say otherwise, just assume it’s by Clinique!) Again, it’s quite light and I think it sets the foundation well! I never used to wear any kind of powder before I got this one, so I’m assuming I’m doing it right… I use my old blusher brush from Bobbi Brown to apply it because I don’t have anything else and it works, so I won’t complain! (I told you I’m not a make up guru…)
I usually wear blush, but sometimes I forget, or if I’m already a little pink and don’t feel like I need it then I won’t bother. It comes with a brush in it, which is quite small but it is also angled so it makes it a bit easier to apply in my opinion. I like the colour of this one, although it is quite pigmented so you really don’t need to apply much.
I got a couple of brow products from Benefit over the summer, and I never realised that my eyebrows could look better! I have never plucked my eyebrows or changed them in anyway, but I usually fill them in a bit if I’m wearing make up. One is like a pen thing, which has a brush on one end, and the actual colour on the other. I don’t even know what they’re called… can you tell I’ve never done this before?
My other brow product is kind of like mascara for brows. It has a little brush thing in a pot of brown goo and you just brush it through your brows. Sometimes if I don’t have loads of time, I will just use this because it’s a lot quicker!
6- Eye Shadow
I still have my very first eye shadow which I got from Bobbi Brown. It’s a cream eye shadow, and it’s in the shade ballet pink (I think). It’s my favourite eye shadow because it’s very subtle, and it’s nice to just wear it on a normal day out. Sometimes I wear it when I’m going out out, but I may put some eyeliner over it. As you can probably tell by the photo, I’ve used it a lot!
I also have a Maybelline eye shadow pallet called “blushed nudes”, which I do like but I took it with me on the train over the summer or Easter to visit my boyfriend and one of the little sections just crumbled everywhere and that sucked… but I can still use it and I like the neutral shades.
I have several eyeliners, but the’re all the pen style ones because I personally find them easier to use. My most used it by L’Oreal, and it’s pretty decent. I would say the only downside is that it’s not waterproof, so if I’m out in a hot sweaty club, it will smudge a bit around the corners of my eyes.
I also have a Soap and Glory Super Cat Liner which is similar to the one I mentioned before, but I think it’s slightly harder to apply. But generally it’s not bad at all. It’s black (like with all of my eyeliners) and it’s a very good black… if you get me… Like, it has a good coverage and generally I’m happy with it!
I am currently using a free Clinique mascara which came with my other Clinique products. It is a small tube, and the brush itself does look quite intimidating at first, but I like it. The colour is black, and I think it definitely lengthens my eyelashes. (Although I already have long lashes, but it just makes it more obvious!)
I also have a Benefit mascara, but I find that it makes my lashes stick together which I don’t like much, because I like my lashes to look more flared… You know? I don’t think it’s a bad mascara, but that’s the only problem I have with it!
I also got a free chubby stick from Clinique, and I absolutely love it. I think it’s my favourite thing out of my entire make up bag. The colour is a really nice berry pink/purple colour and this is definitely the kind of colour I go for when looking at lipsticks. I’m not a huge fan of nude lipsticks but I think berry colours and pinks and reds suit me much more anyway!
So that is my make up routine! I hope you enjoyed this post. It’s pretty different to the normal post, but since this is Blogtober and it’s a time for challenging yourself to do new things, I thought I may as well!