Sunday, 16 April 2017

Everyday Makeup Look

I am currently one week in to a three week break away from University, so I am back home in Bristol and seeing all my friends and family. This usually means that I am out and about for long periods of time during the day, so I often go for a quick and simple makeup look that will last the whole day, but looks good. This look is quite neutral so it will match any outfit I choose to wear with minimal thinking and effort.



Base

When doing a simpler and quicker look, I find that using a heavier coverage foundation with a matte finish will help every other section of makeup to look more polished. I have been trying out the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer for a couple of weeks now, and I can say that my makeup applies smoothly and stays on longer when I have used this product. For foundation, I used a combination of Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation and L'Oreal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation. This is mostly just to get the perfect colour, but I do think they compliment each other as well as the UD foundation is more liquid, and the LP foundation is more of a mousse texture. They are both high coverage and have matte finishes. For concealer under my eyes and around my nose, I use Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, as always, and it is perfect. Then, to set all of this in place, I am currently using Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, which is so cheap and so amazing.

Face

You can't really tell in these pictures, but I am currently quite obsessed with bronzer and looking bronzed. The only bronzer that I really own is Benefit Hoola Bronzer, and it is really good. It is a warm toned medium brown shade with a matte finish. For me, it is definitely not my contour shade (currently searching for one) but it is a good bronzer shade. Then I just sweep Soap & Glory Love At First Blush over the apples of my cheeks and above my bronzer, for a very subtle blush that is quite highlighted. Then I go IN with my current highlight of choice, MAC Soft & Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish. It is a beautiful light golden shade which is just perfect. 

Eyes

My eyebrows are currently always filled in using Benefit Brow Zings, and it is a staple. I have been filling them in more heavily recently though, and adding Benefit Gimme Brow on the top to keep them in place and darken them even further. For eyeshadow I have been using the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette, which I mentioned in my March Favourites, here. For this look, I used 'Pop' on my lid, 'Anaheim' in my crease, 'Skimp' under my brows, and 'Blonde' in my inner corner. For mascara I am currently using Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips

My chosen shade for today's look is MAC Velvet Teddy.

As I am writing this post (8:30pm on Friday), I have been wearing this makeup look for around seven hours and it literally looks just as good as when it was first applied. 

What is your quick and easy everyday makeup look? I'd love to read your comments.

Roisin <3