Sunday, 20 January 2013

Everyday makeup routine :)

I always find it really interesting to see what products people like enough to include into their everyday makeup routine, and how they combine products to work for them, so I thought I would put up a post about the products that have made it into my everyday routine!
This is the face routine I have been following for the past couple of months and it has been working really well for me :)
I begin with cleansed skin (I use my MP skincare line) moisturized with Natio sensitive gel day moisturizer, and put a lip balm on my lips.
I start off by priming my skin with BB cream. My two current favourites are the MP BB cream in light, and the Chi Chi Super BB in light, however I have been using my Chi Chi more currently as it suits my skin tone a little better :)
Before my BB cream has fully set, I follow up with my Flormar Mat Touch Foundation in Ivory. I really like this foundation as it is quite high coverage but is still thin, and is in no way cakey or heavy on the skin. Keeps my skin fairly matte throughout the day without being drying.

I then cover any angry blemishes or red patches with my Rimmel Hide the Blemish concealer in Ivory. It is quite creamy and pigmented so it does a good job of covering marks and is easy to blend out.

I set my face with my Australis fresh & flawless powder (which I find has the pigmentation of a powder foundation and sets my face well) in Natural if I want some extra coverage, or my Rimmel stay matte powder in Translucent if I simply want my foundation to stay in place all day without extra coverage.

Next up I use some blush on the apples of my cheeks and blend back through to my temples. I like pinky blushes, my two favourites at the moment being the Essence multi-touch blush in 20 fashionista and the Victoria Jackson palette blush.

I highlight the tops of my cheeks with either my Coral Colours palette face highlighting powder or my Essence Cherry Blossom Girl highlighting pen.

I use my Essence Kohl eye pencil in black or my Rimmel Scandaleyes eye pencil in black glitter to line my waterline, tightline, and smudge some throughout my upper lashline.

If I want some extra definition, I will line my upper lashline with a liquid eyeliner, either my Savvy by DB eyeliner pen, or my new current favourite, my Essence Cherry Blossom Girl eyeliner in 01 big in japan, a pigmented black eyeliner. I am loving the essence eyeliner as it comes with a thin tip end, as well as an angled marker tip end for thicker lines. 

I then follow with a couple of coats of my essence get big lashes volume curl mascara :)

Finally I will add a lipstick or a gloss, my current favourites have been the Essence lipstick in all about cupcake and a sportsgirl gloss I recently picked up in a light shimmery pink. Both these colours are not too dramatic but add a hint of pink to my lips and go with any outfit I put on.

And that completes my everyday face routine!

Have you guys tried any of these products? What did you think? What products have made it into your everyday makeup routine?


  1. Hello Amber. Firstly congrats for the Liebster award nomination. New follower here, because I really enjoy your blog ;). Do you like essence mascara? Does it works? Would really appreciate if you check/follow my blog,
    xoxo Nika

  2. Hi Nika,
    Thanks! It was quite a lovely surprise :) Glad you enjoy my blog! I do love the essence mascara, it is normally a feature in my everyday makeup routine! It is super black and very volumizing which I love, but isn't clumpy, so its a winner in my book :) Will be sure to check out your blog!