I haven't done an even vaguely makeup-related post in ages, so I thought it was about time I shared my 'everyday makeup' look and talk about the products I use. I am in no way, shape or form an expert and neither is the finished product particularly original or out of the ordinary, but I really enjoy reading posts like these!
Step 1: The first thing I do is apply foundation. I used the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation for ages and I quite liked it, but recently I switched to their Match Perfection one and it's a million times better! Even though the shade is apparently the same (100 ivory), the Match Perfection is much more suited to my skin tone. I use my fingers to kind of dot it all over my face and then I go in with a Real Techniques beauty blender sponge (the orange one, not pictured because it's in a right state at the moment) which gives a nice airbrushed effect.
Step 2: Next step is concealer. I use the Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 concealer and highlighter in the shade 010 ivory - it's more or less exactly the same shade as the foundation. I usually just use a finger to apply it under my eyes and on my browbone and eyelids a bit.
Step 3: Now that I have a base I tend to reach for some blush and just sweep it gently over my cheekbones using a brush that I believe came from Forever 21. I bought a whole set ages ago because I liked that they were labelled with what to use each one for, as I found the whole makeup thing pretty daunting to begin with. To be honest I only own one blush which is the Collection one in the shade 'shocking' - I probably should invest in some more shades!
Step 4: Next I deal with the eyebrow situation. I'm kind of lying here because the product in the pic (the Rimmel 'Brow This Way Brow' Sculpting Kit in dark brown) isn't really part of my everyday makeup since I've only used it once or twice, but I will be using it from now on as my trusty Clinque eyeshadow trio has finally run out. I use a little angled brush to fill in some areas and just really define my brows, which I find makes SUCH a difference to my face! Honestly if I could only use one makeup product for the rest of my life it would probably be brow products.
Step 5: Okay that might not be true because eyeliner is really my absolute essential. I wear it everyday and I always do a cat-eye flick, which has been quite tricky to master but I usually get it right first time now. I use the Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner in 'ultrablack' and I love this product so much! I've tried a few different felt tip liners (the horror of the little pot and wand things drove me to them) but this is my favourite.
Step 6: Carefully avoiding any smudging of the eyeliner, I then curl my lashes with this really crappy (but pink!) eyelash curler I got from H&M and which probably needs replacing, and then I use the Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara. I'm always on the lookout for new mascaras because they never seem to do anything for me - this one is fine but nothing special, probably one of the better ones I've ever used though.
Step 7: Finally I whack on some lipstick - for everyday wear it tends to be this Rimmel one in the shade 066 'heather shimmer', but sometimes I go all out and opt for a darker version of this exact colour, also by Rimmel which is called 'starry-eyed' and has confusingly identical packaging.
And that's it! There are probably a million other things that are *supposed* to be part of your makeup routine but to be honest this is all I do - it takes under 10 minutes and it's become second nature to me. Also you may notice my affection for Rimmel and Collection... Basically they're just solid trustworthy brands which are also pretty cheap so I tend to stick to them, whoops.
And finally here is a photograph of my face in which you can more or less see my makeup (minus the lipstick, sadly, because it wasn't taken for the purposes of this post):
Hope you enjoyed this post!