I guess I don’t often show you guys my day to day makeup, other than what I mention in my monthly favourites, so I thought it might be fun to do just that for a change. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t usually tend to go hog wild on glamourous makeup – I’m not really a eyeshadows out the wazoo kind of person – so my picks are often fairly simple.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Light)
I finally got a darker shade of this concealer so that I can use it on areas other than under my eyes and I’m glad that I did. It’s not quite full coverage, but it does a great job of taking down scarring and redness. It’s very easy to blend out and when set with a powder it lasts all day for me.
Tarte Smooth Operator Pressed Finishing Powder
…About that whole setting the concealer with a powder business… I have a new love in my life. I don’t want to say too much about this powder because it deserves a post of its own, but Iloveit. Oh god I love it and that’s all for now!
The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder (Med. 03)
I most definitely have not forgotten about this bronzer since I bought it a few months ago. First of all the packaging just makes me feel real speshal like when take it out of my drawers. Then, more importantly, there’s the fact that it’s a great bronzer. It’s not so pigmented that it’s hard to work with, but it imparts a lovely wash of warmth to the face. Plus, as you probably have all heard by now, their lighter shades of this bronzer are really quite fair and perfect for paler skin tones.
Sleek Eyebrow Stylist (Light)
I went off this one for a while and now I’m back on it. The texture of this product is quite dry and waxy, which I find really great for when I’m trying to go for softer more natural brows. Soft pencils often deposit so much product that you can quickly end up looking like a bit Helga Frowline. The harder, waxier texture makes you work for it if you want to build up a decent amount of colour. The spoolie feature is great too.
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
I’ve been dabbling in winged liner again lately and as usual I’ve turned to this gel liner. It’s just the best. I found that the Mac Fluidline dried out more quickly and the L’oreal version printed up onto my lids more easily. This one is so creamy, smooth and easy to control and it doesn’t ever print up. The brush I usually use to apply it is the Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush. I find I can get the most precise flick with it.
L’oreal Miss Manga Mascara
I think this guys is on his last legs. I may have to pick up a new mascara this weekend. This one has done me well though. It’s not my favourite L’oreal mascara of all time, but it does give me long, voluminous lashes. The tapered shape of the brush makes it easy to get in there with your bottom lashes too.