For this article I wanted to incorporate the makeup look that I do pretty much everyday; whether it be for school or work. I find this super easy to do for days that I’m running late or days that I just want to be comfortable and easy breezy. The only time I’ll force myself and glam it up is if I’m going out for drinks or dinner, pretty much for occasions, but I will make sure to show you guys how I do my makeup for nights out. My essentials for any simple makeup is a few coats of mascara and a medium-full coverage concealer, because that’s like the foundation to any look (for me personally).
Here are the steps that I always take in order to achieve my everyday makeup look:
Firstly, I start by moisturizing my face with this Clinique lotion that I could literally not live without; it works great for my dry skin and doesn’t leave my face feeling tacky once I apply it. Right after I apply the lotion over my entire face, I continue with an under eye cream from Jouviance. Although I don’t have dark circles, I still find my under eyes a bit dull and flat (especially after an all nighter of studying), so that’s why I went with a cream that was a 3 in 1. When I apply this light cream, my under eyes suddenly become vibrant and alive. Plus, it helps my concealer blend a lot better with a creamy base.
I go on to complete step one by doing my brows (the most important part). I start by brushing my eyebrow hairs as per normal, making sure to have a “clean” surface to work on. I then outline where I want my eyebrows to start and finish with a liquid eyebrow pencil in the colour Light, by Stila. I can’t even remember the last time I didn’t use this for my brows and don’t want to, considering my life dependency on it (dramatic but true). To fill the outlined area of my brows, I then use the Benefit Brow Duo in Light as well, which I’ve also been re-purchasing for the longest time.
This step is crucial for me, seeing as concealer is like my foundation and I usually cannot leave the house without it. I use the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous in the shade Fair, with my newest black beauty blender, which I definitely see myself re-purchasing very soon. I apply concealer under my eyes in little triangular shapes and gently apply the excess on my cupid’s bow, lower forehead, and chin. To set my entire face I take Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder in translucent, which is amazing for a drugstore powder.
For my third step, I do my contour, blush, and highlight which is personally my favourite step because you could do the most minimal contour and highlight, or you could do them super dramatically, all with the same products and brushes. For my contour I use the L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Contour in Light, and I apply this with my contour brush from Real Techniques. Unfortunately the contour powder, of this duo, can be used up very quickly so I am currently looking for a single contour powder that would replace this one. I then apply light blush to my cheeks with this Personelle muted pink, almost a light brown shade that is very pigmented and really smooth. To finish off this step, I apply highlight to the highest points of my face, meaning my cupid’s bow, the tops of my cheek bones, down the bridge of my nose and right under my brows, with the highlight shade in the same contour palette from L’Oréal.
Last but not least, I will curl my lashes with this ancient eyelash curler from Revlon and apply one generous coat of mascara, with the L’Oréal Telescopic mascara in carbon black. I wait a good 5 minutes for that coat of mascara to dry, until I go back in and curl my lashes again to get them as long as possible. Then I usually take the Lash Sensational mascara from Maybelline and go in with another generous coat of mascara, and VOILA.
This is the finished look…
What’s your go-to product that you can’t go a day without? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time xxx