Beauty

My current daily makeup.

Despite working in the cosmetic industry for the past 8 years, I am quite minimal when it comes to applying makeup on myself. My preference is for a glowy base that still allows my skin to show through, defined brows and enough concealer to hide the fact that I haven’t slept since 2018. The products I use change up periodically but I am trying to use up all of the half used bits in my stash which means unfortunately some of the products I recommend are sadly discontinued. I will try to recommend alternatives wherever possible.

Everyday makeup

Dior Glow Maximiser: Very sadly discontinued, Glow Maximiser is the OG radiance in a tube. I apply underneath my foundation, mix it in with my moisturiser or dab it on my cheekbones. I thankfully have some back ups but I would recommend Mac Strobe cream as a great alternative.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation 0 Porcelain: Quite possibly my favourite foundation that I have tried. The colour is a really close match for me (which is no mean feat) and the light glow coverage is perfect for day to day.
 
Bobbi Brown Corrector: If you suffer with dark circles under the eyes then you need to try corrector. It cancels out the discolouration and really helps to brighten any darkness.I never realised how great it really was until I had Rosie and rarely slept more than a couple of hours at a time.
 
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion concealer: Featuring in my recent November Favourites blogpost, this is a really great concealer. I struggle to find one that is slightly lighter than my foundation but this one 
 
Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powder: The best powder on the market, even on my dry skin. Adds a subtle glow without being glittery. Unfortunately my shade ‘Porcelain’ seems to be the only one which has been discontinued.

 

Dior DiorSkin Mineral Nude: 001 Soft Sunrise: I am very fair skinned so I only use a very light dusting of bronzer in a large 3 shape, adding a bit of warmth to the high points.

Clinique Blushing Blush – Iced Lotus: I bought this blusher in 2012 when I first worked started working for Clinique, I switch it out occasionally but I am impressed it is still going strong.I don’t think I have ever actually finished a blusher. 
 
Tom Ford Brow Sculptor – Espresso:I have had this for so much longer than is probably advised but I recently rediscovered it now that (as a result of lockdown) my hair is a little bit darker. The blonde would be a much more flattering colour but as it is pretty £££, I am not letting this one go to waste.
 
Mac Paint Pot – Painterly: My eyelids are quite uneven and veined so a swipe of this nude cream eyeshadow makes me look more polished and awake. I had completely forgotten about this gem until I was sorting my freelance kit out during lockdown.
 
Too Faced Better than Sex mascara: Racy name aside, I would recommend this mascara for a naturally full lash. I was not a fan at first but it is defiantly one that gets better when it has dried up slightly. I picked up a mini size from Boots which was the perfect way to try.
 

Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint – Bare Pink: I have probably used up 3 or 4 of these in the past couple of years, they keep the lips super moisturised with just a hint of colour. Probably my most worn lip product.

 

Now I have written all of the products down it seems like an awful lot of products but I promise it only takes me a maximum of ten minutes. Occasionally I will add in a winged liner or a bright lipstick but this is my current go to for everyday. I absolutely love seeing what people have in their make up bags and what they use day to day so please let me know some of your favourites.

 
 
 

First-Time Mama to Rosie - MUA / Retail Manager - Fuelled by Coffee and Concealer - Dairy Free - Weaning Toddler - Extended Breastfeeding.

One Comment

  • Timmy

    I can definitely vouch for how quickly you can do all of this – it is pretty impressive, sometimes even one handed!

    Definitely showing your bougie side with all these high end brands, quality over quantity for sure.

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