I thought I would do a ‘What I use daily’ post, so I can give you a quick round up of what is on my face most days. When I wake up I usually have pillow creases on my cheeks, so I wash my face and give it a quick dry (most original tip ever) to get it looking normal and un-zombie-like.
What I haven’t pictured is face creams etc so to summarise, I use Nivea Creme, Nivea Q10 Face Cream and the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Eye Cream (all the boring stuff) before make up.
To keep this brief, here is a picture of everything that makes up my every day make…up:
Starting with skin, I tend to use the Garnier Miracle Skin Cream on days when my skin isn’t too shabby. It is a little light for my liking, but once you have bronzer on it evens out. The Bourjois Happy Light is a good summer foundation, and perfect for when you want more coverage. I use a Real Techniques stippling brush to buff either of these in (there will be a tools picture further down). Then I move onto my eyebrows, and use the waxy pencil end of the Soap & Glory Brow Archery to fill them in, and a bit of eyebrow gel (Collection 2000) to brush through.
Once this is done, it is time for the Collection 2000 concealer, which has the most annoying packaging in the world. Do not use this after a hot shower, because the black text on the tube will just ink up your hands, and I ended up smearing this over my face and trying to work out where the black marks came from. Actually either way I think it would transfer so maybe try to rub off all the ink when you first get one 🙂 hence the naked tube above in the pic. I use the same Real Techniques stippling brush to buff the concealer over any blemishes, and I use the Real Techniques Contour Brush to dab it over my dark circles. (I think you can see I like Real Techniques.)
Then I move onto bronzer, and I use the FCUK brush (it doesn’t have a name, it was in a set) to search for non-existent cheekbones. My face is as round as a penny, so I apply it lightly to avoid looking like a stripy round lollipop. I just do a weird fish smile and apply it to what sticks out.
Then I powder my T zone with the Rimmel Stay Matte, I think it is just the translucent shade. I use the Real Techniques Multitask Brush for this, and then move onto blusher. This is the gorgeous MAC ‘Dainty’ blush that I reviewed here. I just dot this on my cheeks, and brush a light amount on the tip of my nose with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush (strange I know, but it makes my face look a lot more even). Most people tend to use the Buffing Brush for foundation, but I prefer the stippling brush because the bristles are shorter and you can really work the product into the skin.
Lastly, I curl my eyelashes and use the Maybelline the Falsies mascara on my top and bottom lashes. The spoony curved shaped brush is really good at lifting the eyelashes, and I like this one because the colour is not an ashy black, it stays very black throughout the whole day.
Here is a picture of those millions of brushes I mentioned:
Hope this is interesting to read! 🙂