Everyday Makeup Routine

I thought I’d do a little post on what I do with my face to prepare it for the day ahead! I own so much makeup it’s honestly ridiculous and definitely should be recognized a genuine addiction. I can’t help myself, even though I already have 14 foundations, I’ll still buy more and more! Every day I do my makeup differently, to me I can see a huge difference but to everyone else I probably look exactly the same!

Straight out the shower, I splash my face with cold water, this helps to close the pores. I have a really pore-y face so I try to minimise this as much as I can before applying makeup as it can often enhance them.

TONER!!
My favourite at the moment is Clean & Clear, as I’m having some breakouts in my skin at this time. I own about 12 toners, so I alternate depending on how my skin is doing that day/week. This one really drys out spots and makes your skin all tingly and it feels super clean!

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I wait about 5 minutes, and find something else to do whilst I let this set into my skin (brush my hair or start getting dressed).

MOISTURISER!!
I have had sooooo many moisturisers that I just haven’t been able to get on with. I have super combination skin, so if I don’t moisturise, I get really dry skin, I mean to the point of like white flakes! And if I DO moisturise, my skin gets super oily, can’t win right?! But! I found a great one that I now swear by, and it’s really good for you.

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Aveeno Cream! You can get this in most pharmacies and sometimes in normal stores. It can be anything from £5 for a small tube, up to £10 or more for a bigger bottle. It’s definitely worth it though. It really calms my skin and prepares my skin with a good base for makeup and isn’t oily (for me anyway). It also spreads really well so you hardly need any at all!

PRIMER!
I cannot stress how important primer is for your skin. There are so many different ones (as I have mentioned in a previous post on Everyday Skincare Routine)

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My go to primer would be Max Factor. I got this so long ago, and I love it. It goes on really smooth and makes my skin really soft. it creates the perfect base just before makeup begins! And it smells nice too! I tend to put this on my cheeks, and under my eyes, I tend to avoid my forehead as I don’t actually put any makeup on my head! I leave this to settle for a few minutes before I begin my foundation.

FOUNDATION!
This is the fun part. I chose the Body Shop foundation because this one gives such a natural finish. It’s not matted and it’s not too oily as it’s so thin, so it makes your skin look really radiant. I tend to use a sponge as it stops so much product going in one place.
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CONCEALER!
Maybelline Anti-Age Eraser. There’s such a debate about what goes first, the concealer or the foundation. I always put my foundation on first, very thinly, and then use a concealer to cover the blemishes. Otherwise, you can put the concealer on perfectly, and then when you apply foundation you move all the well strategically placed concealer!

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This concealer is amazing!!! I have bought so many of them, the little sponge at the end makes it apply so smooth and it has a great consistency.

MASCARA!
Kiko Mascara. I LOVE this mascara. It comes in 3 colours (the tube not the mascara) and the pink one is the most natural. It is good as a top coat as well on top of other mascaras, but for a natural look it slightly curls the lashes and adds a few millimeters.

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BRONZER!
I fell for this Benefit Hoola bronzer years ago when I first borrowed it from a friend. I have never been without it since. It’s so natural and such great pigmentation. I usually just sweep this under my cheek bones to define them a bit. Then on my temples on my head, and sometimes on my jaw line, it just helps to sculpt my face a bit. This stops my face from being just one colour from the foundation, and helps to define features.

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I obviously have a much bigger routine when I’m going out. But these are my go to products. I often change it up, and use slightly different products, but it usually follows the same pattern.

Do you use any of these products? Or have a similar routine?

Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Jamie,

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