Make-up for me has really changed in the last few years, it wasn't long ago when I would have strived to own so many products and while I do still love buying makeup, I just don't have the funds to fill the 9 drawer Alexa unit. So I thought I'd go through my current favourite products that I use on the regular.
BASE: I'm a big fan of light bases, so I tend to use my NYX Illuminating Primer along with either the Bourjois CC Cream (which has just run out) or Chanel Vitalumier Aqua. Both give my skin that kind of juicy look that I strive for. For the days where I need a bit of oomph and to last all day, I'll use the Estée Lauder Double Wear which is just an iconic foundation. I'll finish that off with lashings of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light which stops that not so great matte finish.
BROWS: My brow routine is fairly minimal these days. I just use the NYX Micro Brow Pencil and the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper. I'm not a fan of a really sharp arch, but I like a good point at the end, and I do love them looking big, so this little duo works a treat, and isnt too pricey.
CHEEKS: Since discovering my love for bronzed cheeks and highlighter, my blushers bearly ever get touched. Currently, my go to is the Becca Champagne Pop which just gives the most dreamy glow imaginable. The only downside is that it's so buttery soft that you can't travel with it, so other times I'll use the Balm's Mary Lou-Minzier which is excellent for fair skin tones. Bronzer wise, I've very rarely strayed from The Body Shop Honey Bronzer. I just can't fault it. It's soft and so easy to blend. I've nearly hit pan here but I know as soon as it run's out I'll be straight back to buy another (probably my fifth!).
EYES: I know my eyeliner routine like the back of my hand, which is apparently why I didn't include it in the photo - d'oh! I've been using the Collection Eyeliner solidly since I was around 15 so I don't see myself switching it up anytime soon. I'm still a die-hard Urban Decay Primer Potion girl as that stuff is just amazing and lasts forever. My current mascara choice is Soap and Glory Thick and Fast. I didn't love it when I first picked it up but now we're officially friends. I use the NYX Skinny Mascara for my bottom lashes to keep it clean and neat, as the S&G one smudges all over the little lashes. And eyeshadow wise? Give me a matte orange brown any day. I need a replacement so answers on a postcard, please.
LIPS: These days, I'm very low-key when it comes to my lip choices. I went off lipsticks for some reason, so I've only been wearing one of two. Nars Biscayne Park. I genuinely just had to search through my previously published posts to get that as it's so well worn that I can't read any details on it! Thank god for blogging eh? It's still my most worn lippie as it's so darn flattering. I much prefer a peach tone over a pink, and this fits the bill. My other choice is Charlotte Tilbury Stoned Rose. A misleading title as it's more dark peach, but holy cow I love it so much. Other than that I just slap on a bit of the Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm and leave it at that.
Blooming heck that took a long time to stitch together. I hope you enjoyed that! My makeup hasn't changed in such a long time now I find it hard to do beauty posts in a way. What are your staples?