Even though I’m an absolute beauty addict and a makeup artist, I find doing my own makeup an absolute chore most days, so I’ve come up with an everyday makeup routine that takes me no time at all, and that looks good to.
So lets take a look at my everyday products…
For my base I always start off with the Too Faced Hangover Primer. Primer for me is an absolute must, especially if I’m going to be in work all day. This one helps to brighten my skin, and ensures my foundation goes on flawlessly. My everyday foundation changes all the time, depending on what kind of coverage I want on the day. For this particular day I used the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation. This foundation gives a flawless finish, and is a medium coverage. My absolute favourite concealer is the Rimmel Match Perfection concealer. This covers my dark circles really well, whilst also highlighting under my eyes. This also doesn’t crease at all. To bronze up my skin I use the Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel. This gives my skin a gorgeous, bronzy glow. And finally to set this all in place I use the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder. This leaves my skin looking matte, and it feels so lightweight and smooth on the skin.
For contour and blush I’ve been loving my Sleek Contouring and Blush Palette in Light. This is a palette I constantly go back to, due to the pigmentation and blend-ability of all of the powders. This is my must have when I’m traveling. To highlight I’ve been obsessed with the NYX Strobe of Genius palette, especially the purple shade. Its not a subtle highlighter, but I absolutely love how different it is.
Moving onto eyes, I’ve been obsessed with the NARS Loaded Palette. I use the shade ‘Castille’ all over the lid and blended into the crease, and then a small amount of ‘Privilege’ on the centre of the lid and in the inner corners. Its a super simple look, but I love it. For mascara I’ve been loving the KIKO Maxi-Mod Mascara, which unfortunately was limited edition, and is no longer available. I love the small wand, as it gets all of my lashes covered, and it really adds loads of volume to my lashes.
My absolute favourite product for my brows is the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade. I use the shade medium brown, and I fill in my brows using this. To set them in place I use the Sleek Brow Gel.
For lips I tend to switch it up depending on the day, but for the most part I will usually wear a nude shade. The one I’m wearing now is MAC Faux.
I’m a sucker for a good eyeshadow palette, and since studying makeup I’ve built up quite the collection of High End Palettes. I love a good neutral shade, but I also love a palette with a bit of colour and originality, and thats what I love about these four palettes.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette is a favourite among many people and for good reason! The orange and red tones in this palette are so beautiful and are perfect for the Autumn season. As you can see from the image above ‘Primavera’ is a favourite of mine. I love using this shimmery champagne shade all over the lid, or just in the inner corners. I also adore the shade‘Burnt Orange’ all over my lid and blended out in the crease, on its own for a statement orange eye.
I was so excited when I saw the shades in the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. It has so many beautiful neutral shades, with a few more unusual colours thrown in too. I absolutely love the shade ‘Bless her heart’ which is a khaki green shade. This looks stunning blended on the lower lash line. ‘Luscious’ is a mother beautiful shade, which is perfect all over the lid. Not only are the colours of this palette gorgeous, but it also smells on Peaches which is amazing.
The Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette is so beautiful! The pigmentation of this palette is amazing and the glitters are so good! ‘Black Truffle’ is honestly the best black eyeshadow I’ve ever used. The colour selection of these shadows are stunning. ‘Henna’ is my absolute fave from this palette, and ‘Flamingo’ is such a gorgeous bright colour if your feeling more daring.
The NARSissist Loaded palette is the newest addition to my collection, and probably my favourite out of all of these palettes. All of the shades are so wearable, and the pigmentation of these is insane. The shadows have such a creamy texture and blend out beautifully. My absolute favourite shade is ‘Castille’ which is a gorgeous warm, brown shade, which is perfect for an all over, everyday eye look.
Let me know if you’ve tried any of these palettes before and what you thought of them!
This is the most dreamy palette I have ever owned! The NARS Loaded palette consists of 12 beautiful neutral shades, in a variety of matte and shimmer formulas.
I was pretty hesitant to buy this due to the hefty price tag, but its a limited edition palette and being a makeup artist I felt like I had to have it.
As I mentioned before the palette is full of gorgeous neutral shades, all of which I have already used, and each one is as beautiful as it looks. Each shade has such a creamy, easily bendable formula, and I’ve had little to no fall out from the darker shades.
I’ve used this palette on clients already and each look has been stunning. The colours are so versatile. You can create a stunning, everyday look as well as a dark, vampy evening look.
Can we also just take a moment to appreciate the packaging of this palette?! A little impractical, yes, but so stunning! The mirrored effect is pretty handy, and its gold! So whats not to love!
Honestly, this is one of the best palettes I own, and I’m so glad I bit the bullet and bought it!
Bottom to top- ‘Newbury Street’ ‘Windsor’ ‘Privilege’ ‘Dover’ ‘Foix’ ‘Castille’
Bottom to top- ‘Alnwick’ ‘Beaumaris’ ‘Splendor’ ‘versailles’ ‘montaillpu’ ‘real’