Everyday Face

My go-to makeup look is pretty simple but it's a clean look that makes you look put-together even though most of the time I've pressed snooze way too many on the alarm and I'm running out of the door! 

I always start with my brows. Brows are my thing. I use the MAC Brow Pencil in Spiked. It's nice and easy and allows you to define the brow without it being too bold or fake-looking. Then I use the MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC20 to clean up around the brow area using the MAC 195 brush and then a 224 to blend it out.

Then I move on to eye makeup. Typically I'll use tape on the corner of my eyes to create a sharp edge on my eyeshadow and it also makes winged liner really easy. Starting with a MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and then setting it with MAC's Orb. Then I'll use Wedge in the crease as a transition colour followed by Charcoal in the outer crease to define. Sometimes I leave it matte on the lid, or I may use a shimmery shade on the lid like Woodwinked or Patina.

Once I'm done with shadow, I'll move on to eyeliner. My favourite is the L'Oreal Super Liner. It's so easy to control and it's really black. I have the shortest lashes since I had individual lash extensions and so I wear false lashes daily. One of my current favourites include the Red Cherry 213 lashes.

Once I'm happy with my my eye makeup I will move on to the rest of the face. The reason I do eye makeup first is because I like to give my serum and moisturiser time to absorb but it also means if I get any fall out, or even decide I don't like how my eye-makeup looks I can remove it really easily.

I'm currently obsessing over the Clarins Skin Illusion foundation. I'm currently between two shades - 105 Nude when I'm not tanned and 110 Honey when I've applied fake tan. It's a really light-weight, luminous foundation that helps to even out the skin without looking heavy. I apply this with my beauty blender sponge for a really natural, seamless finish.

Then I go onto concealer! The Clarins Instant Light Concealer is my holy-grail. It has light-reflecting particles which brighten underneath the eye but it also has caffeine to help stimulate the blood flow under the eye too! I then use my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla to cover any blemishes on the skin.

Then I light to warm up my complexion with Benefit's Hoola bronzer and a MAC 168 brush. I just run this across my forehead, down my nose and gently along my cheek bones as a sort of transition colour for my contour. For contouring, I use the MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt along with my Charlotte Tilbury Powder and Sculpt brush and finish with a touch of The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer on the tops of the cheek bones. If I'm looking particularly washed out or dull, I'll add a touch of MAC's Well Dressed blusher to the cheeks.

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