Since I'm not doing much these days, but I still enjoy putting a bit of makeup on when I leave my house to make myself look a bit more 'awake' and descent. I want to share with you what I use daily these days on make up.
Without further ado, I want to introduce to you the beautyorbread's Daily Makeup Platter!
I say it is simple but when I have laid out all the items that I use to take this picture, I was surprised at actually the amount of products (dare I say chemicals) I'm putting on my face! Anyway, every little helps!
Here's a run down of what I use:
- Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation
- I use shade 51 Light Vanilla.
- This foundation is incredible and has become my holy grail product since I bought it 5 months ago.
- It provides a light to medium coverage and it is buildable.
- It gives your skin a dewy finish and long lasting. It is priced at £10.99
- Laura Mercier Undercover Pot
- I use shade 02.
- This little pot comes in 3 small compartments.
- Left hand side you have the concealer for spots/ blemishes which is a bit thicker in texture and works amazingly well.
- Right hand side is for covering under the eyes which is light in texture but I didn't find it extremely effectively to cover my dark circles occassionally.
- Underneath there is a compartment which contains powder to set the concealer applied on your face - handy, eh?
- It is priced at £29, slightly pricey but it's a All-In-One product which you can trust.
- Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder -
- I use the shade 001 Transparent.
- This product is amazing! I put it round my cheek area if I want to apply a powder form blush.
- It doesn't cake up your face even like me I have dry skin. However I do avoid putting it round my nose area as it is the driest part of my skin.
- It is priced at £3.99 - amazing value for the quality of the product
- Sleek Face Contour Kit
- I use shade Light and it is priced at £6.49
- I only use the highlighter from this set and I love it
- I don't use the contour powder though because I realised it turns orange on my face which I'm slightly disappointed
- MUA eye primer
- It is priced at £2.50
- The packaging has changed now so watch out for that.
- Perhaps my eyes aren't particularly oily so I didn't notice any difference whether or not I apply an eye primer or not
- Makeup Forever Aqua Cream
- It is a light gold colour which is great for everyday look.
- It is also very easy to blend on the eyes then you're good to go
- An alternative to this would be the Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24 HR in Eternal Gold
- Rimmel Soft Kohk Kajal Eye Liner
- It is in Sable Brown and priced at £2.99
- This is my recent discovery of a brown eye liner which looks less harsh on my eyes but still effective in making my eyes look bigger and brighter!
- Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Fatal Black Waterproof mascara
- HR's products are not available in the UK unfortunately. I bought this when I was travelling in Hong Kong a few months ago.
- I'm not sure if I liked this one or not, it does give volume to my lashes but I am not a big fan of the wand!
- Chanel Sublime De Chanel Waterproof Length and Curl mascara
- It is priced at £24 so it IS pricey
- It's great and it lengthens my horribly short lashes but I wouldn't say it is amazing and better than all other lengthening mascara including those from drugstore
- Eye brow
- It is an eye brow pencil from a beauty company (equivalent to Sephora in the US or a high-end drugstore in the UK) called Sasa.
- It's a dark brown colour.
- It's good enough to do the job
- Bourjois Je Taime Blusher
- It is in shade 34 Golden Rose
- It's pigmented and gives my cheeks a warm glow of rose
- It smells nice too which is rare for a blusher
- It is priced at £7.49
- Elizabeth Arden New York Edition Eight Hour Cream Lip Protector Gloss
- It is the most moisturising lip product I tried!
- I love using it as a base before I apply any lipsticks or lipgloss
- It is priced at £20
- Revlon Superlustrous Lipgloss
- You know I love this lipgloss if you've read my second blogpost
- it's lovely
- I wore the shade Pink Pop that day as I took this picture!
- Eye lash curler
- It is my Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Holiday 2012 Collection eye lash curler
- I know it's one of the best out there but I am still searching for a better one!
- Real Techniques Setting Brush (left on picture, pink one)
- I use this brush to apply my highlighter
- The brush is small and gives me the precise finish I need to highlight on my higher cheek bones, brow bones, the bridge of my nose and my chin.
- It is priced at £8.99
- Real Techniques Stippling Brush (middle on picture, pink one)
- I use this to apply my blusher
- It can be used to apply both cream and powder blushes
- I super love this brush as it gives an air finish to my cheeks
- It is priced at £11.99
- Real Techniques Buffing Brush (Top on picture, gold one)
- I use this to apply face powder
- It is precise and helps the powder to stick on my face
- It is not individually sold as it comes from the Core Collection 1403
Here's the complete look...
I hope you have enjoyed reading my first blogpost on makeup.
|Wearing Scarf from Zara|
|Wearing lip ring from Accessorize and Barry M Gelly Hi Shine nail polish in Papaya|
By the way, to summarise; my star products from the above are: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Face Powder, Revlon Superlustrous Lip gloss and Real Techniques Brushes.
What's your makeup look like and favourite makeup products?