I've always been someone who enjoys putting on makeup and takes my time doing it because it's therapeutic in a way, but just recently I have found myself putting on less and less makeup. I'm not sure if it's to reduce the time it takes me to get ready, or whether it's just because when I put on a full face of makeup I do look different! But either way, I thought I would share with you what I've been putting on my face as a basic everyday routine!
I swear by primer and just rceently I have been reaching for either the Nivea Men Post Shave balm (which I do think really works for my skin) or the Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot Primer and these both just help the longevity of my makeup but if you want something to help fill pores, then the Soap and Glory one would be the better option for you! When it comes to foundation, I usually switch between a few different ones but my ski has been so dry and flaky in the mornings but will soon turn oily throughout the day and so nearly everyday I have been wearing the L'Oreal Infallible 24H foundation which I loved so much when I first bought and kind of just forgot about it but I need to go and buy a new bottle of this because I have nearly finished it all now! I find that this foundation is full coverage and that I don't use anywhere near as much concealer as I would with other foundations which is a bonus for me and it also just looks lovely on the skin and wears so well throughout the day!
As for concealer, I never find myself using anything besides the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer because it conceals everything perfectly and is a light enough shade for my whole face which is rare for a drugstore concealer! But I don't think I need to rave about this, because everyone has time and time again and I'm sure you've all tried it before now! Due to being oily, I do have to set my face, and for my under eye area I tend to lean towards using the MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Natural in Light because it sets the area for the whole day and also gives a tiny bit more coverage so that any darkness is completely concealed. Then for the rest of my face I have been using a recent purchase which is the Rimmel Match Perfection Silky Loose Powder and I find it stops my face from looking oily for most of the day, but I also love this because it's transparent meaning there is no extra coverage added to my face but also loose powders can be used for the "baking" method of the oilier areas of the face.
On a day to day basis I don't contour my face but I will bronze up just stop myself from looking like a ghost and bring a little dimension back to the face, and for this I have been leaning towards The Body Shop Honey Bronzer which I have loved for a long time now and I use the lightest shade because I find that isn't harsh on my skin and doesn't look orange at all which of course is a bonus! And if for any reason, I decide I want to wear blush, I will use the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in the shade Nude Mauve which has a sheen to it so it colour as well as a little highlight which for me is a great 2 in 1!
For my brows, even though I keep my face simple, I will still use my beloved Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Blonde to shape and fill them in and then to set them in place I use the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper which adds a little more volume as such tot he brows but you can trust this to set the brows in place for the whole day and a little more without being uncomfortable! Then for my eyes, I have been wearing either no eyeshadow or just a a matte skin tone shade to keep my eyelids from creasing throughout the day, but I have been using mascara for the top and bottom lashes to define my eyes. For the bottom lashes I always use the L'Oreal Telescopic just because the brush is so small and works perfectly for under the eye without getting mascara everywhere and then for my top lashes I don't have a specific mascara that I use, but I have been loving the Revlon Volume and Length and the Lash Sensational which both work well and can be built up to make the lashes look more dramatic if that's something you like to do!
That's all I've been using on my face recently, let me know if any of you use these products or if you're like me and use more makeup for different occasions instead of a day to day basis, I would love to know!