Friday, 7 February 2014

The Everyday Make Up



Do you struggle with your everyday makeup? Something that should be so simple can actually be really hard to crack. Too much, too little, too orange, too pale... we’ve all been there. The everyday face should be simple and effortless so I thought I’d give you a peek into my everyday routine...
Base
Primer – It’s not an essential and if I’m in a rush I can skip it, but when I do use it, my face definitely lasts longer. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm is one of my all time tried and trusteds. It gives me a dewy freshness and provides a lovely base.
Next it’s foundation. If you’re a regular beauty and le chic reader you’ll know I have lots of favourites, but my current go-tos are Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser (full review here) and L'Oreal Lumi Magique. Day in, day out I do like a light base. I'll dab a little on the T zone before buffing around the face with the MAC 107 duo fibre brush. Then it’s MAC Prep & Prime Highlighter in Light Boost to conceal the under eye bags – this stuff is the bomb! If I’ve got any spots I’ll reach for my trusted Collection Concealer, in my opinion every girl should have one of these, full review here. I finish my base with a light dusting of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Medium Plus.
Blush/Bronze/Highlighter/Contour
I don’t do all of this, all the time. Most days it’s a dusting of bronzer, Guerlain Four Seasons Brunette is my weapon of choice, and a sweeping of blush – Benefit Bella Bamba or Nars Deep Throat are my go-tos. If I have the time, or think I need the extra effort, I’ll add a little contour with Sleek’s Countour Kit (find out how here) and a dusting of MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Highlighter in Soft and Gentle.
Eyes and Brows
Everyday eyes for me usually means a simple brown eye. I normally start with a primer – Urban Decay’s Primer Potion, followed by a light/medium brown eye shadow, usually “naked” from the Naked palette and a dusting of “sin" to give the eyes a little sparkle. For liner I adore Bourjois Khol and Contour in Brun. Brown liner is much less severe. It gives great definition, but looks more natural for daytime use. All finished off with a quick coat of Mascara – usually the first one I come to. You know my brow routine by now – HD Brow Palette and a slick of Maybelline Brow Drama to keep them in place.
Lips
Everyday lips for me are very quick and simple. Usually a quick slip of a nude lippy, something like MAC freckletone or Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nottinghill Nude and copious amounts of eos throughout the day.
That sounds like a lot of effort, and product, but I promise it’s pretty quick and easy. I rarely spend more than 10 minutes on my everyday face. How about you, what are your daily essentials? 
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9 comments:

  1. I'm definitely going to pull out my Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, I've had it absolutely yonks and I hardly ever use it, oops!
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'm the same Claire. I need to make more of an effort with primer full stop! x

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  2. Great post! I really want to get one of the Naked palettes :)

    Kayla
    Sheer Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you Kayla. Of the 3 palettes I think the first one is the most universal. x

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  3. Really good post, I like that you suggested a range of things you reach for rather than pretending it's always the same :) xxx

    http://headscribbles.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Of course. I always mix it up. I should try to do the "everyday" makeup a couple of times a year, because it does change lots. Thanks for your comment honey x

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  4. I love Clarins beauty flash balm - sooo gooood need to start using it more.

    These are my favourite kind of posts:)

    Love Em x

    emtalks.co.ukhttp://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3934124/emtalks

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    1. Hi Em, Mine too. Love having a nosey at other people's make up x

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  5. Well this seems to work for you, you look flawless! I love daily face posts!

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