Everyday Make-Up Routine

by - 14:52:00

I've recently been trialing a few looks for a bridal post, and I seem to have pinned down my perfect everyday make-up look in the process. It's a healthy, glowing, no fuss make-up and I love it. 

For my base, I mix a bit of the Dr Jart Regenerating BB Cream (£21) with the Nars Illuminator in Laguna (£23). I'm a longtime fan of the BB cream, but I've been struggling to find a use for the illuminator. Till now that is. When added to the BB cream, you get a hint of warmth and a subtle sheen. Safe to say, I'm going to be adding this to all my bases for the foreseeable future. 

At this stage, I'd normally grab my Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (£22), but I just don't want/need it at the moment. As I've said in my initial review, the BB cream covers pretty much everything you would want it to. 

Once my skins taken care of, it's time to add a bit of dimension and colour back into my face. You'll be surprised to know I've pulled out the Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel (£32) again. I have a love/hate relationship with this, but it's working for me at the moment, so I'm running with it. 

Using a Real Techniques Contour Brush I buff a small amount onto my temples and hollows of my cheeks. It contours beautifully, and it's proving to be really natural looking. Once I'm nice and bronzed I use an old Stila Palette for my cheeks and lips. 

For the cheeks, I dab a bit of Peony onto the apples of my cheeks and blend out with the same Real Techniques brush. Peony is a beautiful brownish rose and it really lifts my look. It's got the perfect amounts of warmth and pink-ness, so it's a truly natural flush. 

For my lips, I flit between Peony and Gerbera (sometimes I even mix the two). On the lips, they're nice nude shades, and both wear exceptionally well. As I said, my palette is ancient, but if there is one like it on the market, run, don't walk. You won't regret it.

To finish up, I add a few coats of Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof (£7.99) and tackle my brows. There's nothing new as far as my brows go. A bit of my trusty Brow Wiz (£15.50) (Medium Brown), topped of with Maybelline's Brow Drama (£4.99) (Medium Brown) and I'm ready to head out. 

 And that's it. There's really not a lot to it, but it looks like it took time and effort. Now I've got my everyday nailed, it's time to work on an easy evening look. Check back to see what I come up with. 

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