It’s been a while since I’ve really changed my makeup so I haven’t done a ‘Daily Makeup’ post in awhile. I thought I’d tie this in with my Beauty Haul video coming today. I’ve almost got a whole new makeup routine here so it’s definitely worthy of a post!
I’ve been trialling the Bobbi Brown Extra Soothing Balm * recently, it’s a soothing balm that can be used anywhere a little hydration is needed. I’ve been applying a tiny amount on my skin before primer to ensure makeup stays fresh and glowing all day – especially on those areas around the nose and dab a bit on my lips. You can also pat it on top of makeup for a glowing finish. Afterwards I’ve been using the Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation primer, I hadn’t really given this a chance until lately, I always thought it was a little over-hyped (and perhaps it is) but I like that it keeps makeup fresh and flawless looking all day. It doesn’t do much for pores and smoothing over in my opinion, but definitely a winner in terms of priming.
For my base, I’m using my new Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser in Nude; this is another product everyone loves and I have to admit, it’s really lightweight and gives a healthy finish. I like this as it’s still quite creamy and covers imperfections but it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything.
Another Laura Mercier product I’ve been a fan of recently is the Secret Concealer in 2. It took me a while to get in to this as it’s a creamy product, much thicker than what I’m used to, but now I’ve worked it out I can’t imagine using anything else. It’s great for blemishes, under eye dark circles and redness and stays put all day. I then brush on a small amount of the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder, an absolutely dream of a product! I’m not one for using powders but this little wonder locks in moisture and smooths over pores, lines and imperfections leaving the most flawless base. I was sold on this when I was given a demonstration in store and I haven’t looked back – it keeps makeup fresh all day and my skin looks beautiful no matter what base I’ve gone for.
I then move on to cheeks and combine the Chantecaille Cheek Shade in Mood with the Dior Amber Diamond Poudre Shimmer for a bright, awake look to my skin. Mood gives my skin a really sculpted look and lasts all day and Amber Diamond is my current go to highlighter as it’s very subtle on my skin.
I then slick on Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel in Granite to comb through my brows and give them some definition. I love this as it’s so simple to use, takes all over a minute and whittles down my eyebrow routine to just one product. These are really great and I highly recommend them if you like shaping your brows. I’ve also been trialling the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette * and I’m really pleased with it – some may say it’s a little dull and I do mix the shades but it’s a handy compact for day wear. For my lashes I use only one product, my favourite Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume mascara * – I never feel like I need anything else, this gives volume, curl and definition without looking too much or smudging.
Finally, my new go to lip colour is MACs Peach Blossom, a lovely Cremesheen formula that adds a soft blue-toned rose pink to my lips. Perfect for everyday use!
What do you think of my current daily makeup? Anything here you’ve tried?