Saturday, 12 January 2013

My everyday make up...

Hi all!
I thought I'd do a post today on the make up products I typically use everyday. During the week whilst going to work I tend it keep things fairly natural looking and simple, as time is very precious in the morning! But I'm also not one to divert too much from neutral colours anyway and nearly always wear a gold or bronze colour eyeshadow and nude lip. (Although red lipstick is definitely having a moment with me right now!)

So here are the products, as you can see quite a few of them are sample sizes because I like to try out products before I fully commit. Especially when they are a little more expensive.

I forgot to photo these but the first thing I use in the morning are Johnson's face wipes just to take off any excess make up. I then moisturise my face with Superdrug's Vitamin E cream, it's nothing too fancy but I've been using it for around two years and it really suits my skin. I then put on a small amount of Benefit's "that gal" face primer to set my make up and apply my foundation(s).
Currently I'm using Max Factor lasting performance in 100 fair, as it's one of the few foundations that is light enough for my winter skin tone, and occasionally I'll mix it with my Clinique Superbalanced Foundation in alabaster.
Next I'll try to tackle my stubborn under eye circles with both YSL's touche ├ęclat and Soap & Glory's "trick and treatment". I know this product is a bit of a miss with some beauty bloggers, but I actually really like it and finds that it hides my dark circles well. I then apply my blusher which currently is "life's a peach" by Sleek, and lastly Benefit's High Beam to illuminate my cheek and brow bones. 
Next I'll fill in any gaps in my eyebrows with the HD brows kit and move onto my eyes, where I've been using the "nude on nude natural look kit" from NYX. It's got some lovely golds and bronzes in it which is perfect for me. Then I'll apply a sweep of gel eyeliner, my current favourite is from Collection (2000) and then lastly, I'll curl my eyelashes and pop on "bad gal lash" mascara from Benefit.



*Make up tools used= Real Techniques buffing and contour brushes, Max Factor blusher brush and No7 eyelash curler*

Here is the finished product, a definite improvement from the starting look, and only takes around ten minutes. Please excuse the hat hair in the last photos!!










Kelly x


10 comments:

  1. A lovely natural look! Great post!

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

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  2. You look really pretty and fresh!

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  3. Great look. Love how natural and pretty it is. I really wanna try out YSL's touche eclat. I heard it's amazing!

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  4. Thank you! Yes it's definitely worth the money and something I've always repurchased xx

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  5. I've used frizz-ease before too, it's so good at de-frizzing! my frizzy hair drives me craaazy haha. great blog! xx

    www.jsandmakeup.co.uk

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  6. I love your hair! Perfect look for S.S 13! So effortless

    A x
    http://www.thebn1.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. this is super pretty and natural! gorgeous look! xx

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  8. Can't believe u use that much products! It really looks natural, like almost pure natural, haha.

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