I may be a makeup artist with countless amounts of foundations, eye shadows, liners, lipsticks, primers, mascaras, blushers and many more items of beauty enhancers but on a daily basis all I need is a few key items which last me all day without worrying about reapplication or worrying about the condition of my skin.
I would never advise wearing full coverage foundations everyday. Your skin would love to breathe and soak up what ever sun us Brits ever get.
Save your full coverage foundations for those special occasions where you really want to make that extra special impression. I use Benefit’s YOUREBEL a defiantly different tinted moisturiser, not only does it have the perfect sheer coverage for daily application but it also has spf 15 which, is an added bonus and protection.
I used to use a sponge to apply this product all over my face, but soon realised I was loosing a lot of product in the
sponge and so I began searching for another method in order to apply this to my face. As I was searching through many websites and videos on making my large pores appear smaller, I came across a technique which, I now use everyday and on my clients to achieve a flawless and pore minimising effect. Use a large fluffy brush, something you would most likely use as a powder brush or a large blusher brush. Squeeze a small amount of product on to the back of your hand, to use as a palette, now dip the tips of the brush into the product and move in circular motions on the face. Remember to make circular motions in both directions, clock wise and anti clock wise. Hold the brush lightly and the movements become second nature. Once the whole face is covered, I usually set the tinted moisturiser with a translucent powder. I use Rimmel Stay Matt pressed powder and it works like a treat. Use which ever tinted moisturiser and powder that you personally prefer.
Filling in my eyebrows with powder and an angled brush. I never used to bother with my eyebrows, until I went to university. That’s when I first came across eyebrow threading, I absolutely loved it, until the day came when I noticed one threading lady had left gaps in my brows. My makeup courses taught my the right way to fill in my brows to create a natural thickness. The method I use is lighter and less obvious than using pencil especially for thicker and darker brows. My favourite eyebrow filler is a shadow from Mac, Dark Edge – It may not be specifically for this purpose but it sure does do the trick. There are many different eyebrow palettes in the shops, just make sure when buying the right colour that it is one shade lighter than your brow colour. An angled brush is the easiest applicator to use.
Next I fill in my water line with Mac’s Khol Eye liner, Smoulder – This not only lasts all day but gives an intense colour perfect for me, as I stopped using liquid eye liner everyday and turned to this product instead. I sometimes use a small brush to smudge out the khol liner.
I always change my mascara to check out the newest available, right now I’m loving MAXFACTOR, Eye Brightening, Tonal Black Volumising Mascara, For Brown Eyes – I need a few layers of this to get the look I’m after. Be careful as one too many layers can look a little spider leg like. Whilst applying I notice hints of glitter on my lashes, which I absolutely love. I’m not sure if this is visible during the day but I notice it on my cotton pad whilst removing.
Just to finish off the eyes, if I’m feeling a little tired I use a small brush and highlighting powder, Mac Shadow, Manila Paper – and place in the inner corners of my eyes and underneath the brow to high light the brow bone.
My Blusher changes with the season. Right as the clocks go back I’ve decided to let winter in and take out my winter blusher. Mac Powder Blush, Plum Du Bois – a beautiful plum colour with speckles of gold which work perfectly as a gentle highlight.
For my lips I use any balm to soothe the skin and leave it moisturised for the rest of the day.
There you go guys, that’s my Daily Makeup Favourites.
If you have any products which you love or would like me to review please do let me know.