Makeup: Simple & Everyday

I just wanted to give a little shout out to my blog for it’s 1 month anniversary, woop woop! Thank you all for getting me here in one piece, I love you all very much. Very fittingly for the occasion, I have also hit 150 followers so that is ab-sol-utely fantastic! For a mini celebration I have started using a new signature on my blog (I first used it in my Bridget Jones post) that is a bit better quality than my Paint masterpiece I had prior!


I have yet to post about makeup when actually it is something I really enjoy (I’m just not very good with it!)

I thought the best way to showcase my limited makeup abilities and what I enjoy would be to share my general everyday makeup when I don’t have too long to get ready but aim to look slightly more alive.

Pre Makeup

I always use a bit of Sudocrem on my chin before applying makeup as I have very acne prone (yet dry) skin – yes it’s absolute hell, I can assure you.

Then I generally use a prescription cream on my face as a moisturiser as I need something pretty darn strong.

Foundation and Concealer

I start with my foundation which is the Estee Lauder Double Wear in 1W1 Bone. It has been pretty light for me for ages now but coming to the end of summer has made it a perfect match again. Although it is a bit on the pricey side, it is one of the best out there and works so well with my skin. My other holy grail is the Rimmel London Wake Me Up(orange lid) foundation but unfortunately I don’t have any on me at the moment. I consider it just as amazing as the Estee Lauder one – and it’s a fraction of the price tag!

My concealer is the Natural Collection concealer which is a bargain at £1.99! I find it is great for your under eyes as it is so light and creamy, blending so easily. I have used the Collection concealer (the one every YouTuber raves about!) for a while but I consider it more suited to blemishes than under eyes.

To apply both I use a damp blending sponge – I’m currently trying out the Primark one which is actually pretty good and I would definitely recommend it as a cheaper alternative to the Real Techniques one or the original Beauty Blender.

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Powder, Bronzer and Highlight

This is my favourite part of doing my makeup. I have a lovely little quad (that is older than I should admit) from Elf that really does serve me well! It has a white powder that works amazingly as a translucent face powder – rather than the highlight I’m sure it’s intending for – and the dark bronzer is perfect to add some shape and definition to my chubby cheeks! I believe it has since been reintroduced to the collection and I’m about 80% sure that this is the new version of what I have as the colours are near perfect in comparison. Elf is also cruelty free which is a great added bonus.

My highlight is the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle and I frickin’ love it. MAC is obviously not cruelty free but I do have another amazing highlighter worth mentioning if that is what you prefer. I received it in a Glossybox a while ago and it’s called the So Susan Statement Skin Highlighting Cream. It comes as a stick highlighter rather than the powder of the MAC one but is honestly amazing.

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Eyeshadow

I often put a small amount of eyeshadow on as it’s generally the focal point of my makeup – whether it is day or night. My every day eyeshadow comes from the Naked Basics 2 Urban Decay palette where I use ‘Skimp’ and ‘Cover’ the most to give a very natural look.

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Eyeliner and Mascara

To finish off this simple makeup look I generally use just my Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner and my Natural Collection Waterguard Mascara. The Soap and Glory Eyeliner is so good. I have tried what seems like hundreds of the pen style eyeliners and this is definitely one of the best. I have linked the standard one that I use but there is also a ‘fat‘ and ‘skinny‘ option, depending how you like your eyeliner look.

The Natural Collection mascaras are one the best ones I have come across on the high street. They are only £1.99 but they do perform really well. My other drugstore/high street favourite is the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara although I will admit to not having bought this in a while – in favour of the cheaper option – so I hope the formula is still the same! My favourite high end mascara is either the Benefit They’re Real or the Lancome Hypnose that I bought in a gift set in the Boots sale last Christmas. The Lancome one is great but it does dry out reasonably quick which prevented me from repurchasing at full price!

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And that’s it! It generally takes me 10-15 minutes to do this basic look which makes me look a little more awake than normal but isn’t too heavy for everyday.

I hope you enjoyed this first makeup post of mine and let me know if you think I should ever do any more or abandon it entirely!

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16 Comments

  1. October 1, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    Hmm, interesting! Yes, I enjoyed your make up post! It’s something I always wished I knew more about as I’m a bit rubbish and I gave up when our little old dog ate my last lipstick and my cat decided I didn’t need eyeshadow…*sigh*

    • October 1, 2016 / 6:16 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it 🙂 I’m not great with makeup so I have limited advice to give anyways. Hahahahaha!! Sometimes pets no better than us eh? Haha!

      • October 1, 2016 / 6:21 pm

        Lol! I’m always interested in cover ups and concealers. Because I’m quite fair skinned, I have dark circles under my eyes that sometimes show up quite badly, and it’s a delicate difficult area…I aspire to Touche Eclat, but I’m in two minds. Have you ever tried it?

        • October 1, 2016 / 9:32 pm

          I’m fair skinned too! under eyes are so difficult but yeah the Touché Eclat is amazing (I had a sample before) would be nice to find some cheaper alternatives to it!

  2. October 2, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    I do like the sound of that S&G eyeliner, may have to treat myself…!
    I can’t believe it’s only one month old… Joyeux anniversaire <3

  3. October 9, 2016 / 5:28 am

    Really enjoyed reading this post! I wish my everyday makeup routine was as brief. I think my focal point are always the lips and brows, the rest I can breeze through it. 🙂

    • October 9, 2016 / 11:39 am

      After cutting in a full fringe I haven’t had to worry about brows so much! They used to be the focal point for me too haha c

      • October 9, 2016 / 6:35 pm

        Hehe, yes! That used to be me as well back when I had bangs! I just think I focus a lot on my the brows now. 😅☺

    • October 9, 2016 / 6:37 pm

      It is pretty expensive – £23 or so? I was lucky to get it as a gift! If you want to use one everyday then it is definitely better money per use than the larger naked palettes. Although the larger ones have great collection of ‘everyday’ and ‘night’ colours So I’d so if you want one just for everyday definitely smaller / for day and night – one of the larger palettes! X

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