Sunday, 8 February 2015

My Everyday Face: Complete Routine & Products

When it comes to my everyday makeup, I like routine, and boy do I get stuck into a routine. I've been using the same concealers, foundation and powder and using them in a very precise order for so long. But I don't think that's a bad thing, if you find something that works for you, then I don't see any problem with sticking to it. I do wear a lot of makeup, but that's just how my routine has built up over the years. I don't think it's fair that bloggers/Youtubers have to explain about why these use so much/so little makeup - it's their face after all.

I use a primer whenever I apply facial makeup (e.g. concealer, foundation) as it helps smooth and even out my skin making for super easy application and smooth blending. I'm in love with the Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro primer, it's definitely a new makeup bag staple. 
I then get to work concealing my very uneven-toned skin! I have very dark circles and red eyelids. For my eyelids, I use Benefit Lemonaid as it's perfect for toning down the redness, doesn't crease at all and a little goes a long way.
To battle the redness in my skin, and my dark circles, I use the NYX concealer jar in yellow, and apply over my red patches, and blend with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush.
If I have spots, I take my NYX concealer jar in green and using a small brush and apply directly over the spot. Then taking my NYC concealer (now discontinued), I pop a light amount over the top of the green, and dab to blend into the skin.
Just before my foundation, I conceal my under-eyes using the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, and blend in with a light hand using the RT Buffing Brush.
For foundation, I use Rimmel Wake Me Up. I begin with a tiny amount, and build up if I need more coverage, although the Wake Me Up range has a decent amount of coverage anyway. I also love the yellow tone in this as it helps to combat the redness in my skin.
I then set all of that using the Rimmel Stay Matte powder using a short kabuki brush.

To add more colour and some depth to my face, I apply Body Shop Honey Bronzer in my contour areas using the RT Retractable Kabuki. With the Honey Bronzer, I take a smaller brush and contour the end of my nose. 
To deepen up my contour, I apply W7 Honolulu bronzer to the hollows of my cheeks and lightly over my forehead contour using the RT Contour brush.
To brighten, I use the highlight side of the Bourjois Delice De Poudre duo and apply to my cheekbones, down my nose, my forehead, cupids bow and chin using the Spectrum Blush brush.
To further my highlight I take the Sleek Precious Metals palette and use the shade platinum to highlight my brow bone, the very tops of my cheek bones and on my nose, I apply using the Spectrum Lip brush and blend in with my fingers. I then set the platinum highlight with the powder in the Precious Metals palette.

For my brows I use the ELF Brow Kit, and begin my roughly lining out where my brows will be using the dark wax and the RT brow brush. 
To sharpen up lines and add more definition, I then go in with the Spectrum Brow brush which is a smaller angled brush. 
To finish, I grab the RT brow brush, and dab over the lighter setting powder.

I've been loving minimal eyes recently, so I've been dusting a light amount of gold over my lids and finishing off with a decent amount of mascara. To prime my eyes, I use ELF Eyelid Primer and blend in with my fingers.
I then apply Makeup Revolution single eyeshadow in Mountains of Gold over my lids using the RT Base Shadow brush.
To finish, I curl my lashes then apply a couple of layers of Maybelline The Falsies Flared.

I apply Nivea Essential Lip Care lip balm, then blot any excess off. This leaves lips hydrated and smooth ready for lipstick application!
Finally, I apply my lipstick. I've been loving MAC Fanfare (Cremesheen) as it looks so fresh and pretty!

And that's that! It takes me around 30 minutes to do my makeup, although if there's music on it can take up to an hour as I dance and mess around inbetween stages haha! Although I wear a lot of makeup, I think it looks very natural and creates a really fresh and pretty look. I also love how sculpted my face is after a good contour, it totally changes my face - crazy!

Ellie x


  1. I see so many of my favourites in this post! I love real technique brushes and rimmel stay matter powder. Also great photos, I love the way you snapped them up. x

    1. I can see why they are so many peoples favourites, I could never imagine using other products for some of these, like the Rimmel powder and now the primer too! Aw thank you so much :) x

  2. Lovely makeup :) Rimmel do the best foundations at Boots I love them! I need to try that primer

    Kat |

    1. My favourite of their foundations is the Wake Me Up foundation as its the perfect tone for my skin and gives a lovely glowy finish :) the primer is awesome! You won't regret it :)

  3. I love your makeup! looks gorgeous :) I use a lot of Rimmel products on my face too. The concealer is gorgeous :) x x

    1. Aw thank you! :) I love Rimmel for face products! xx

  4. Lovely make up look fanfare looks so pretty on you! I've been dying to try the bourjois duo as I love the bronzer already x


    1. Aw thank you! :) I love the Bourjois duo, it's great for subtle contouring :) x


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