Today I’m going to wax lyrical about my everyday make up routine and products.
I start by moisturising my face with an Olay day cream with SPF but I can’t remember the exact name because my Superdrug had run out las time I went to buy it. At the mo. I’m using Olay Essentials Double Action day cream in normal/dry but it don’t gots SPF. boo.
Then I use one of the foundations that I rotate (see past post- Laying the Foundations.) If I’m in a hurry or can’t be arsed I’ll rub it in with my hands. Otherwise I’ll use a Real Techniques buffing brush (loooooove Real Techniques brushes.)
At the moment I’m a bit more tanned than usual so next I use a Real Techniques stippling brush to buff in a bit of bronzer so my face matches the rest of me and I don’t end up looking like Ghostface Killah… Yes, he’s black so that reference doesn’t work at all but I really wanted to say ghost face and then it felt weird not having Killah afterwards and…
Then I finish off with a dusting off loose powder to set everything and stop myself getting greasy eye lids (eurghh) which stop my eyeliner from doing that annoying transfer thing onto the upper lid. I’m using Collection Sheer Loose Powder in ‘Barely There’. I use a… you guessed it, Real Techniques powder brush.
For blusher I either use MAC Cremeblend blush in ‘Posey’ which I push into the skin using a small blusher brush or sometimes just use my fingers. Or MAC Powder Blush in Melba, using a MAC 150 brush (I think, the numbers rubbed off…) If I’m feeling fancy I’ll dust a little MAC Archie’s Gals Pearlmatte Face Powder in ‘Flatter Me’ on my cheekbones and bridge of nose to subtly highlight that shizz. I use a REALLY old Mister Mascara blusher brush.
I usually wear eyeliner on the top lid, unless I’m not really doing anything major or I want to look super natural. For a going out look I use MAC Black Track and wing it out with a thin eye liner brush. For more of a daytime look I’ll just use an eye liner pencil and not wing it out, currently using Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Black (doi). I’ve just looked at it and it re-he-heally needs sharpening.
Then mascara. Up until, literally the other day I always used Max Factor False Lash Effect in Black which gives a lot of volume and adds a bit of length. I fancied a change for some reason so I bought Loreal Voluminous which I think is quite old but I wanted to try one with an actual bristly brush. The Max factor one has one of those spikey brushes and it’s quite fat so it’s hard to get in the corners and do the lower lashes without making a mess. And no one likes mess.
If I’m wearing eye liner I’ll fill my brows in with MAC Eye Brow crayon in ‘Stud’. I don’t fill in my brows if I’m not wearing eye liner because it looks kind of weird.
If I’m wearing lipstick I start with MAC Prep + Prime Lip, wait for it to sink in a bit, apply lippie, blot, re- apply.
Wham Bam thank you fam.
Before: EURRRGHH! BLEHHH! VOM etc…