BEAUTY | Everyday Make Up


Seeing as my current make up routine is pretty short and sweet I'll do my best to keep this post the same! I don't tend to change up my make up looks very often at all, I sometimes do a cat eye flick but with the arrival of Spring I've just been feeling all fresh and have wanted to keep my look as pared back as possible. I begin with a teeny bit of Benefit's The Porefessional, which I've raved about before here. I'm happy to report that after three months of almost daily use there's still plenty left which is excellent as it's a bit pricey compared to my usual beauty buys. Using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush I apply No7 Instant Radiance Foundation, which is a new addition to my make up bag. Sometimes there comes a point in your life when tinted moisturisers and BB Creams just ain't cutting it and after a long bout of illness and IVs my skin was looking very dull...no skincare was helping so I just had to give in and cover up! I went for this foundation as it's for tired skin and I gotta say it really perks my face up and is brilliant at covering dark circles. Those with oily skin may find this a bit too shiny but for me it's perfect and has been a bit of a god send recently. I got colour matched in the lightest shade (go figure) and it's perfect, not at all orange.

 SEVENTEEN Phwoarr Paint is described as an undereye concealer but personally I just find it a bit too cakey and prefer liquid formulas. However it covers up blemishes and redness like a bawse. Using my Real Techniques Contour Brush I apply a dusting of Bourjois Java Rice Powder which is some kind of highlighter although in all honesty I don't see that it makes much of a difference, unless I really go to town with it but then I just end up with a glitterball face. The reason I use it is because of the rose scent (I'm obsessed, I tell ya!)  And it does just feel lovely on. Usually I'd apply a bit of blush too but my natural ruddiness has been making an appearance lately which is just great. 

 I fill in my brows using my trusty Rimmel London Professional Eye Brow Pencil which I love, although I think everyone else has moved on to powders now? For my lashes I use my beloved Maybelline's The Falsies Mascara in Very Black, I've tried others but always go back to this because it turns my very straight and short natural lashes into ones that can rival falsies. I keep my lips super simple and hydrated with a slick of  Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm or Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips, which someone needs to invent in lipstick form because it's my perfect 'my lips but better shade.'



Well that was a lengthy post for such a simple look! What are your every day go-to's?  

Josie x
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14 comments:

  1. Loved reading this post, you always look so fresh faced and pretty! I can't live without my porefessional either, though I've been trying to save it and use it ultra sparingly haha.

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  2. You look lovely :) I prefer fresher make up in spring too. No7 isn't somewhere I'd think.of going for foundation but this one sounds great! Xx

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  4. you look great! and the porefessional looks like a amazing product

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  5. Must really try that Benefit product. My everyday makeup is soooooo basic it's almost sad....

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  6. I think your skin always looks really lovely, luminous and smooth - you must be doing something very right! xxx

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  7. I really enjoyed reading this post, it's always great to know what make-up products are recommended!

    I love a rose scent too; nothing quite beats one! I can't go without my LO'Real Infalliable foundation, nothing else suits my pale skin tone and it's the best one I've ever found! Also I love Garnier's BB Cream and my Rimmel fuchsia lipstick-- feel rubbish without it haha! <3

    Sophie xo

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  8. I really want to give Porefessional a try!

    Claudia xxx
    www.claudiakitten.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Pretty make-up! I'm a simple gal as well, happy with foundation, eyebrow pencil and mascara really :) xxx

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  10. I've heard lots of raves about the No7 Instant Radiance Foundation recently, may have to check that out as I do love anything that helps me look a little more awake in the mornings! Especially at the moment, my dark circles are getting horrendous! Ha. I loved The Porefessional but it ended up breaking me out badly, like all Benefits products do for some weird reason! :(

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  11. you should totally try out the body shop brow powders - i haven't looked back! still love that brow penicl though. I want to start using primer but it's toooo much effort right now! xo

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  12. The Falsies is one of my fav mascaras too- and I really like the Porefessional
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. You have such nice brows peeping out from behind your lush fringe, I seriously need to start doing something to mine... I have never bought any brow makeup products in my life! You look so nice, ooh I love porefessional, so good! xx

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  14. It makes your skin look so nice! :) xx

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