Updated Everyday Beauty Routine
Due to my break in blogging (let’s call it that) I thought I would write an updated post on the makeup products that I am using every morning. There seems a lot, I know, but I love makeup and it’s part of my morning routine and sets me up for the day. Not everyone needs to use this many products and you can pick and choose what works for you.
I make sure my skin is moisturised first and then I use a primer, as I have oily to combination skin, and find my foundation can easily slide off my face before lunch. I have a few primers but my current morning favourite is the NARS Pore & Shine Control one, followed by my NARS foundation which is their All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. If I have a morning where I am going out for a fancy lunch (am not sure what fancy lunches I am going to..) I would use my Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow under my foundation for some extra luminosity to my skin. I also like my YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer for a bit of extra glow - I love the gold flecks in it. Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle in their makeup?
I have only mentioned maybe a thousand times my obsession with my black circles, so I move on to concealing them next. I am always changing my concealer trying to find the perfect one. I have an old favourite and a new one on rotation at the moment. The one I keep going back to is the Maybelline Eraser Eye concealer with the fab sponge applicator. My new one is the Too Faced Born This Way concealer. I also conceal any redness or any of the crazy hormonal spots I keep getting and at nearly 43 I am just loving these!
I am a big fan of bronzer. I did say at the beginning of the year that I wasn’t going to fake tan my face as much but it turns out that I feel happier with some colour on my face and to help with this I use a bronzer too. I have been using the Tom Ford Ultimate Bronzer in Gold Dust for a while now and for me it’s the perfect bronzer. Blusher - which is my favourite thing - is next and my new go to is by Marc Jacobs Beauty in the shade Lines & Last Night Air Blush. It’s such a great colour and lasts too - it’s so pretty too.
Eyeshadow is next, and as you saw from my previous blog post I love a palette and at the moment I seem to alternate between the two NARS ones - The Loaded and Wanted Palettes. I then use a black liquid eyeliner and I have just bought a new one by Guerlain which I am really liking. It is expensive though and I still really like my much more purse friendly Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner. Then I apply a black kohl pencil to my waterline and I again have a more expensive pencil and a cheaper one which I seem to alternate between. My Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Eye Liner one is lovely and soft and could be used on the eyelid too, and it has a handy smudger on the end to do a smokey eye, or to make it look more natural. My more budget alternative is a Rimmel black kohl pencil which is very good.
I think I may own more lipsticks than anything else. I love them and to me they can make an outfit and brighten my mood. I tend to wear brighter colours. I just can’t seem to find a natural or nude shade that suits me. I tend to go for Corals, Pinks and Reds. The ones I use on rotation are my YSL Rouge Volupte Shine no.12, Charlotte Tilbury’s Lost Cherry and Coachella Coral and Tom Ford Patent Finish Lip Colour in No Vacancy.
All these products make up my everyday look. I have been known to be seen without it on but these are rare occasions as makeup makes me happy and it is best not to scare people I find.