It dawned on me the other day whilst I was doing an OOTD post that I’ve never actually done a ‘What’s on my face’ post, and to be honest my makeup routine has changed quite a bit in the past couple of months. I’ve gone through a bit of a foundation phase where I’ve been trying to find the perfect foundation. You know when you think you’ve found the right one then a month or so later, you’re wondering what you ever saw in it? Well that’s the way I’ve been feeling lately. I’m not saying that I will never go back to using my old favourite but I think it’s about time I got out of my makeup rut and started trying some new bases…without further ado, let’s get onto what I am currently loving…
Primer: Smashbox oil free Photo Finish primer, to mattify skin and reduce appearance of pores (full review here) & Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector (review here) to give my skin a little bit of ja ja juuu 😉 (aka glow).
Foundation: Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation…
Oh.My.Goodness. This stuff is amazing. I have heard quite a lot about this foundation over the blogosphere and wanted to try it out for myself to see what all the hype was about. It’s quite an expensive one but worth it in my books (see my full review on this here).
Concealer: Estee Lauder Stay In Place Flawless Wear Concealer (on any blemishes) & Estee Lauder Ideal Light Brush on Illuminator to brighten around eye area (review coming soon).
The stay in pace concealer is my favourite ‘heavy duty’ concealer which is great if you’re having any bad skin days or in general, just to cover up any little blemishes. I only need the tiniest amount of this on good skin days so it lasts me ages and the Brush on Illuminator is a recent addition to my makeup bag and is amazing at brightening eyes.
Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (iridescent) to keep shine at bay on my t-zone and Nars Laguna Bronzer for contouring.
Blush: Topshop cream blush in Head Over Heels. I must say this little blush bargain has been adorning my cheeks for the past month, while my slightly more expensive blushes (I’m looking at you Nars Orgasm) are in time out.
EYES: Bobby Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Copper all over my lids, Barry M Waterproof Precision Eyeliner, Estee Lauder Double Wear Zero-Smudge Lengthening Mascara.
Brows: Benefit Brow Zings in Light.
I realise this might seem like quite a lot of makeup but this isn’t my traditional everyday makeup look! I was meeting up with some friends for a little dinner date a couple of weekends ago so this is the look I would tend to go for if I’m going out but not clubbing 🙂
As always, thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog, I really do appreciate it and love hearing your thoughts on any posts I’ve done 🙂