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Thursday, 2 January 2014

My Every Day Make Up Routine



I thought it was about time I do a post about my every day make up routine. I recently filmed a YouTube video about it and thought I'd do a blog post to go with it. I love seeing what people's holy grail items are and with so many products around, it's difficult to distinguish between what I use every day and what I only use occasionally. I've got together the items that I use most of the time, this really is my standard, every day make up routine and I'd love to hear about yours too...




Step 1: Prime - Okay, so after moisturising, I always prime. I used to think that a primer was an irrelevant item in my make up bag, but now I hate my make up without it, if anything, I always make sure that I have primer on. Firstly, it makes your make up stay on longer, so no touching up is needed. Secondly, it acts as a barrier between your skin and the make up, therefore, protecting your skin from some harsh ingredients which can be in foundations and other things that you'll be putting onto your skin. I absolutely adore Shu Uemura's UV Under Base and have done for years now, it's expensive, I think it's around £30?! I've forgotten now as it softens the blow, but trust me - it's well worth it and I've never come across a primer like it. It immediately makes your skin look flawless and even, so imagine how good it looks once you put foundation over the top of it? (even if I do say so myself). Everyone seems to compliment my make up when I've put this on underneath. If you treat yourself to one expensive make up item, make sure it's this.





Step 2: Conceal - Next it's time to conceal, I don't conceal all the time, only when I either have dark circles under my eyes or spots, but when I do, I turn to either Estee Lauder's Double Wear Concealer or Seventeen's Phwoar Under Eye Concealer (I've done a review of both here which you can read). I usually just dot concealer on spots and then sometimes, if contouring, I'll draw a contour line along my cheek bones with a darker concealer and blend it in. I use Rimmel's Wake Me Up concealer on a day to day basis under my eyes, it seems to just completely 'wake me up', ironic, but it really does work.


Step 3 - Foundation - Now I've prepped, primed and concealed, basically, giving the skin the best kind of base that you possibly can before any real make up application, it's time for the foundation. I am obsessed with Vichy's Dermablend foundation, as most of you will know as it's all I seem to talk about. You can read a full review of Dermablend foundation here to see what it's all about, but basically, I apply the tiniest bit to my chin and then using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, blend it all around the rest of the face. It covers all of my face, really well with the tiniest bit. Dermablend gives great coverage, without being cakey.



Step 4 - MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Powder - After foundation, I always apply MAC's Mineralize Powder in medium to dark. I've loved this since the day I was introduced to MAC and I can honestly say that I've never changed my powder for longer than a week or so, I always go back to MAC. This powder is so warm, it gives a flawless finish and if you blend more onto the cheeks, it gives a really beautiful contoured look. I hope MAC never discontinue this.



Step 5 - The Eyes - I'm pretty boring when it comes to eyes, generally I just use L'Oreal Telescopic mascara. If I'm going all out, I'll curl my eye lashes first and use two mascaras, but at the moment, I've found that just using Telescopic is more than enough, in fact, it sometimes makes my lashes too long. I've done a review of this mascara here, including photos if you want to have a read.




The Cheeks - Bronze Goddess Estee Lauder and Clinique In Bloom Blush - I use this religiously and really hope it never runs out. This is just the perfect bronzer for contouring, I am smitten, well and truly. I then use my Real Techniques Blush Brush on the apples of the cheeks.

The Lips - I always do my lips last, my go-to neutral lip colour is actually a lip gloss, embarrassingly, I adore this one by One Direction for MUA. Who'd have thought that One Direction would have brought out a make up line which I can't live without? Oopsy. Thanks though boys, seriously. I blame you for my extra glossy lips. Find out all about One Direction's incredible make up brand here as I wrote about it when it first came out.

Now it's time for my new YouTube video, hope you like it! You can subscribe to my channel here.



I'd love to know what your every day make up routine is? What can't you live without?
Lots of Love Em x

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55 comments:

  1. I love seeing all the products you use :) I think I'm going to have to try out Vichy Dermablend foundation soon, everybody seems to love it and I like high coverage but natural foundations!

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    1. Aw thank you, so glad you like to read it! Ahhhh yesyesyesss you must let me know if you try it :) xxx

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  2. You were very brave holding up your clinique like that......so annoying when this happens. x

    Happy New Year by the way. http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha, everyttthing seems to break on me! so irritating as it's my favourite! x

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  3. i too love the vichy foundation, its defiantly one of my faves!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I really enjoyed reading this :) I NEED to get my hands on the MAC mineralize skin finish, I keep meaning too ! I never thought about the possibility of it getting discontinued..go0d job I'm going shopping tomorrow ( as if i needed to justify buying this to myself anymore haha!)

    Ellie xx atouchofellie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ahhh its sooo good, mines running out so i mustttt buy a new one! x

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  5. Mine changes quite a lot! Lately I've been using Estee Lauder Raisins and Loreal Voluminous on my eyes. I also love reading others everyday makeup. Thanks for sharing yours!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. It's weird isn't it how it changes all the time! OOO what's estee lauder raisins? no problem at all! xxx

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  6. I love stuff like this! So many great products!

    Kristin
    crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

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  7. Absolutely loving everything from the Bronze Goddess collection <3
    I couldn't live without my Real Techniques face brushes :)

    You really made me wanna try that primer, but I'm a bit skeptical as it has SPF in it and that is a NO-NO for my acne prone skin :/ x

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    1. I loveee the bronze goddess colllection! It's such a good primer but thats such a shame that it makes your skin worsee waaa :( xxx

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  8. My daily make up routine changes a lot, but I love seeing everyone else's xx

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Great post, definitely going to check out that One Direction (cringe) lip gloss! Also you nails looks delish!

    Stevie | Stevie Hearts Makeup
    xxx

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    1. aah its sosooooo good though, well worth it! xxx

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  10. When I asked for an everyday makeup routine and you said yes via Twitter I was like YES! These are my favourite posts! Love it! I really want to try the Shu Uemura's UV Under Base - it sounds amazing! And hay just because it is 1D makeup doesn’t make it bad quality! And happy new year lovely!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. Awww yes this post is because of youuu!!! eeeek! so glad you like it, HAPPY NEW YEAR:) xxx

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    1. Aw so glad you like it! yay let me know if you try them! x

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  12. I've just bought the Wake My Up Concealer, so I'm excited to give it a go, I need a lot of help with my under eye shadows :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ahhhhhh let me know how you get on with it! xxx

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  13. Such a great blog !! very nice!!!!!!!:)
    stunning post! i really love it!!!!
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  14. I love vichy demerblend it's amazing!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I want to try both Vichy Dermablend and Bronze Goddess for the longest time! I think it's about time I actually bought them rather than just saying I need to! Great post. xx

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    1. Ahhhh let me know if you get them haha! xxx

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  17. RT brushes are my favourites! I especially love the Expert face and Powder brushes! Love the look :) x

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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    1. Ahhh glad you love them as much as i do! x

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  18. Love your routine girlie. This gives me some great ideas next time I need something. I love your nails I honestly need some of those amazing brushes!!!

    xo Mel
    turquoise blonde

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    1. Aww thank you, yay - awww yes you shoulddd get some brushes seriously, RT are taking over the worlddd! x

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  19. Bronze Goddess looks so great x

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    1. It's soooo great! x it really is a goddess haha!

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  20. this is a real help! i love your bronzer and by the look of it, yes you had use it like everyday! haha ( :

    http://www.fatiguechic.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw yayyyyy, haha glad you thought it was helpful! x

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  21. Love your make up!
    This is a really great post :)

    Kendra
    xx

    Blog: Stolen Inspiration
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    1. Aw thank you - glad you liked it:) x

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  22. Your bronzer looks so nice, how much was it?
    Great post!

    aliceswonderlandx.blogspot.com

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    1. aw thank youuuu! I think it was around £20 something?! It's such a good bronzer x

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  23. Always love to read your blog!
    nice post again

    xoxo
    Faye from fayezlc.com

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    1. Aw thanks so much, this made me smile :) x

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  24. Wow, that MUA lipgloss looks really pretty.

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  25. Great post! I have Vichy Dermablend but for some reason it separates really badly on me, so that's mega annoying.
    Bea x
    www.beasbeautyblog.com

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    1. Really?! What do you mean by seperates? just kinda looks patchy? arrhh that's really not cool but i guess it works for everyone differently, thats not good though, sorry to hear that! x

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  26. Love the mac powder too it creates such a lovely finish on the skin. Definitely going to try the Rimmel concealer now!

    Rachel x

    Allthingsthatglitter24.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Mines running out, I must buy a new one as soon as possible! Yay let me know how you get on with it :) xxx

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