EVERYDAY MAKEUP – JANUARY 2019
The way I do my makeup year-to-year (even month-to-month!) changes, so I thought it was probably time to do an updated version of my everyday makeup. The last time I wrote a post like this was January 2018, so the way I do my makeup is drastically different compared to a year ago.
It’s not that my circumstances have changed – they really haven’t, trust me – but I’ve bought or received new products, found new techniques and realised what things suit me now. I don’t like to spend more than 20 minutes in the morning on my makeup (unless I’m filming or doing something special) so I have developed a way of doing a full face pretty quickly.
Links are affiliated but opinions, as always, are my own
I thought I’d show you the finished result before I showed you the products I used so you can picture how I used the makeup when you see what I chose. I’ve gone for a simple base and a two-toned eyeshadow look – one on the lid and one in the crease. I used to do a lighter shade on the lid (usually a shimmer) and a light brown in the crease and outer corner for my everyday look, but nowadays I prefer to do the opposite – a darker shade on the lid and a lighter shade to blend it out. I think it looks more flattering and just looks better when I do it this way.
SHOP MY EVERYDAY MAKEUP
Soph x Revolution / £10 / SUPERDRUG / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY / BEAUTYBAY
Barry M All Night Long Foundation Stick in Milk / £5 / SUPERDRUG
Maybelline Eye Eraser in Ivory / £8 / SUPERDRUG / BOOTS
Collection Primed & Ready Setting Powder / £4 / SUPERDRUG / BOOTS
Illamasqua Gel Sculpt / £20 / BEAUTYBAY
Revolution Jewel Lip Topper / £4 / SUPERDRUG / REVOLUTIONBEAUTY
As I chose a lot of cream products – the blush, contour stick, highlight, foundation and concealer – I use just ONE brush for my base. I buff my foundation in, use my finger for my concealer, then use the same brush to do the rest. It makes life so much easier!
I powder using a big fluffy brush, then use two brushes for my eyeshadow (a shader for the lid, a fluffy blender for the crease), and that’s it. Rather than faffing around with a different brush per step, I have four for my entire face, which takes so much less time.
I think the end result of my makeup still looks like I have a full face of makeup on – I mean, I do – but isn’t as full-on or time-consuming as doing a ‘proper’ full face that I’d usually do for filming or going out-out. Of course, that’s not to say I don’t just shove some lip balm, mascara and brows on sometimes in a rush or when I’m lazy, but this is my go-to ‘I-have-half-an-hour-to-get-ready-there’s-no-rush’ kind of everyday look.