Everyday Makeup Routine

I thought I would do a post about the makeup I wear on a daily basis. I don’t fully glam up but do like to wear some makeup to work and on my everyday chores. These are the products I love and enjoy using. I feel they apply nicely and last all day. I have listed them in the order I use them. There is a combination of high end and drugstore products. I take about 15 minutes to apply my makeup each morning, bearing in mind that I am also multi tasking by answering a mass of questions about the location of the kids lunchboxes and other such family based questions whilst applying it!

Primer: Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Clear Primer
£7.99 from www.superdrug.com


This has a lovely texture and applies smoothly. It creates a nice base for my makeup and evens out my pores. It helps my makeup last throughout the day too. It has a similar silicone type texture to others I have tried but this is great value at £7.99. I use my fingers to apply as I feel the heat of my fingers warms the product helping it apply better.

Foundation: Rimmel Fresher Skin Foundation
£7.49 from www.superdrug.com


I love this foundation. I posted about this last month “Rimmel London’s New Fresher Skin foundation Review”. It is a liquid foundation with a light to medium coverage. It evens out my skin tones and covers well, but still remains light on my skin. It lasts all day too. I apply this using a flat-headed Kabuki brush. My shade is: 201 Light Beige (in the summer I wore a darker shade).

Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Eye Concealer
£7.99 from www.superdrug.com


I always apply concealer. I feel it makes a huge difference to the finish of my face makeup by adding a bit extra cover to the areas that need it. I apply this under my eyes, around my nose, on my eyelids as an eye primer and down my nose and chin. I blend it either with a sponge blender or a small fluffy brush. This is a really good concealer, one of the best I have come across. It covers well but doesn’t sit in my fine lines. My shade is Light.

Powder: Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder
£8.99 from www.superdrug.com


I use pressed powder to set my foundation and concealer. I tap it onto the areas I used concealer using a small rounded face brush and then set the rest of the face with a big powder brush. This is a nice powder with a good finish. It helps keep my skin matt all day. My shade is no. 53 Beige Clair.

Bronzer: Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder
£23.50 from www.benefitcosmetics.com


This has been a favourite of mine for a few years now and I still use this every day. It is a matt bronzer with fantastic staying powder. The colour is really good and I find it suits all skin tones. I apply it using a large round tapered face brush. I apply it lightly across my cheeks, forehead and under my chin. I then apply it with a sharper brush to the contours of my cheeks and to the sides of my nose. I am not a big fan of heavy contour but feel this method helps shape my face more.

Blusher: Benefit Rockateur Blush
£23.50 from www.benefitcosmetics.com


I apply this blusher using a blush brush to my cheeks. It is a lovely rose gold colour. The formula is slightly different to other blushers as it is a combination of a baked powder, a cream and a fluid texture. It adds colour whilst brightening too.

Highlighter: Benefit dandelion shy beam liquid highlighter
£19.50 from www.benefitcosmetics.com


I apply a small amount of this highlight across my cheekbones and to my nose. I love this highlighter as it has a matt finish and subtle colour, but really brightens up my face. I often feel like a pearly, shimmery highlight is just too much for the day and for work, so this highlighter works perfectly. It is very expensive but I literally use about 8 tiny drops of it a day so the bottle will last me forever!

Eyebrows: MUA Eyebrow Pencil
£1.00 from www.superdrug.com


I apply this pencil gently to the brows to give them more shape and to fill in the gaps. It is really soft and it is a subtle shade to blend with my own natural brows. My shade is Blonde. This product is a super bargain as only £1!

Eyebrows: Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel
£18.50 from www.benefitcosmetics.com


This is one of my saviour products. My brows are sparse with gaps, a result from immense plucking as a teenager. This product fills the gaps by adding tiny bits of fibres to your brows. It then sets the brows and holds them in place all day. My shade is 03: Medium

Eyes: Benefit Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow
£15.50 from www.benefitcosmetics.com


MAC Warm Neutral Eye Shadow Palette
£49.50 from www.maccosmetics.co.uk


Firstly I apply Benefit Creaseless Cream eye shadow in Bikini-tini oyster pink across my eyes as a light shimmery base. Sometimes I leave this as it is as it leaves such a nice subtle splash of colour. Other days I apply a brown shadow such as MAC Saddle to my crease, and a darker brown colour such as MAC Divine Decadence to my outer half, blending it all well. I use the MAC Warm Neutral eye shadow palette I mentioned in my post “My Favourite Eye Shadow Palettes” last month. This leaves me a subtle warm eye, perfect for my day.


Mascara: Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara
£3.30 from www.wilko.com


I then apply mascara to top and bottom lashes. This is a fantastic mascara that really makes my lashes look fab; long with lots of volume. I actually first tried this mascara when it came in a Glossybox last year. I now have repurchased it. It is so cheap at £3.30 too!

Lips: MUA Lipstick
£1.00 from www.superdrug.com


Finally I apply my favourite nude lipstick the MUA lipstick in shade 11. I have reviewed this lipstick in my post “£1 Amazing Lipstick!”. This is a creamy pigmented formula that really moisturises my lips.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I am really happy with my daily routine and feel the products look fab and last all day. Thanks for reading…



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