Being a chronically lazy university student means I frequently forgo most makeup, especially when I have those pesky 9am lectures that I barely manage to get up for, so often a dab of concealer to cover up my dark circles from too late a night and a lick of mascara will do. However, having read beauty blogs and watching beauty youtubers since 2009 has led me to a certain fascination with makeup. I possess far to much for one person to realistically use and every time I pass a shop I have to pick up the latest suggestion from the youtube elite.
If I do have time in the morning I like to experiment with makeup but I do have some essentials that combine to make a fail safe makup look.
|L-R: real techniques powder brush, unknown angled contour brush, mac 217, unknown mac eyeshadow brush, ted baker eyebrow brush, maybelline gel liner brush, real techniques expert face brush.|
These are my standard brushes at the moment (I have a lot more but these are the ones I'm currently using lots). I have to confess I use the same brush for my contouring and my blush but this brush works so well and I just have no idea where it from to get another one.
|L-R: maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser primer, sleek blush (923 pomegranate), rimmel stay matte pressed powder (001 transparent) , bourjois chocolate bronzer, collection lasting perfection concealer (1 fair), rimmel wake me up foundation (100 ivory).|
All my face products are looking rather worse for wear because apart from the blush and sometimes foundation these never change. I have been using the same powder make since I was thirteen and it works so well. It's even Tanya Burr approved.
|L-R: maybelline the falsies mascara (waterproof), maybelline gel liner (01 black), clinique eyes to go palette (all about shadow).|
My eye routine tends to change much more than my face as flip between a lot of palettes and a couple of mascaras (my other favourites are Maybelline the rocket volume express and Benefit they're real). Having said that my eyeliner tends to stay the same. I love this gel liner as it doesn't dry up quickly in the pot like a few I have tried but it doesn't budge from your lids once you apply it and it sets.
|Clinique eyes to go palette in all about shadow.|
In this palette I tend to only use the first four colours as I find the purple really helps bring out my grey eyes and they work so well together. The palette looks a lot better in real life so if you have a Clinique counter near you I suggest going to look at it.
In terms of lip products I really couldn't pick a favourite so I will have to do a separate post on my favourite ones. However a couple of current loves includes Mac cream cup lipstick, Tanya Burr's lipgloss in let's travel the world and Rimmel Kate Moss 107.