Sunday 5 January 2014

Simple Everyday Make Up

I really love experimenting with makeup and trying different looks, even though I always opt for a minimal, low maintenance one. Wearing the same make up day after day is very unlike me as I'm always changing blushers and lip colours to create something a little different. Lately though, I seem to have settled for using a handful of the same products in my make up routine that I'm pretty pleased with and I'm loving the results.

I always prep my skin first with the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (£25). Smashbox are well known for their primers and  have an impressive range to suit every skin type. I use the light version, which is suited to oily skin types. I'm on my third tube of this stuff and it is truly amazing; it leaves my skin with a silky and smooth matte finish that lasts all day and keeps my make up looking fresh. I follow this with the Benefit Porefessional (£24.50), my favourite primer for minimising the appearance of pores.It works wonders, and feels so velvety smooth on application.

For my base, I am loving Benefits Hello Oxygen Wow Brightening Make Up (£25.50). This foundation is very light and gives good coverage that leaves my complexion looking fresh and natural. I don't need too much coverage as my skin is generally clear, so the light coverage that this foundation offers is perfect for my skin.
I then used a little bit of the Laura Mercier Secret Concealer (£18.50), it's great for covering dark circles and any other imperfections, and has great staying power. 
I finish my base with a sweep of the Chanel Natural Finish Pressed Powder (£33). I have purchased this powder  over and over for years now and tried others, but none have ever compared to it, it's my all time favourite. There's just something so luxurious about using a Chanel product and this finishes off my base perfectly, leaving my skin looking matte and luminous. 
I kept my eyes simple by applying a few coats of the Eyeko Black Drama Mascara (£18). I can't recommend this mascara enough, it's truly amazing and I've had so many compliments on my eyes since I started using it! It volumises, lengthens and defines my lashes like no other mascara I've used. I then curled them with the iconic Shu Uemura eyelash curlers which give my lashes that added 'wow' factor, and keeps them curled all day. 
After this, I perfected my brows with the incredible Anastasia Brow Powder Duo (£17). I love using this on my brows and I honestly can't imagine using anything else. It works wonders at creating really full brows that look natural, while also defining and giving them a wonderful shape.

Lastly, for colour I went for the Bobbi Brown Blusher in Pale Pink (£19). I absolutely adore this blush, the colour is just so lovely and makes me look a bit doll-like.I admit it looks very striking, but it blends in beautifully to create a pretty flush of colour. It's the perfect everyday blush in my opinion and looks so flattering against my fair skin. I teamed this with the L'Oreal Rouge Caresse Lipstick (£7.99) in the shade Dating Coral, which is super lovely and moisturising. I am so in love with this colour as it's just so wearable and understated.

What do you think of this look? Do you prefer a minimal make up look?


1 comment

  1. Looks gorgeous! I love your pale skin/dark hair look :)

    Kate Xx


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