My Everyday Makeup Products

Thursday, March 24, 2016
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My Everyday Makeup Products
My everyday makeup routine has been practically the same for years with a change of product here and there. The basics of it are a lightweight base with winged liner, a peach or rose blush and a brow fill, although I now prefer them more structured.

Over the years of trying out new makeup products and discovering some firm favourites these items are what I’ve been reaching for the past couple months…

The Base: 

Revlon ColorStay Foundation – Buff
This is a fairly recent purchase of mine. After wanting a little more coverage from my foundation I went on an online review hunt to find the best medium coverage base that was affordable and effective. The Revlon ColorStay Foundation came up top and after trying it out I can now say it’s the first foundation to rival (if not better) the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation which I’ve used for years and never found anything that’s come close… until now. The consistency is a medium to thick liquid with a medium/ high buildable coverage. On application the product smooths over the skin and leaves a flawless finish that doesn’t cling to dry patches or fine lines. The only negativity about this product is the fact it doesn’t have a pump however Revlon have hinted that this may soon be solved.

Maybelline The Eraser Eye – Light
A holy grail product in most online influencers makeup bags. Similar to the infamous Collection 2000 concealer this product has lived up to its hype and has become a popular concealer choice for many. However unlike the Collection 2000 concealer it’s far from drying, comes with a built in applicator (although some people don’t like that fact) and has incredible coverage and staying power.

Healthy Balance Face Powder – Light

I’ve used this product for years and although it’s not the best mattifying powder out there it does the job. It helps to keep my foundation in place, doesn’t cling to dry arears and leaves a semi matt finish.

The Eyes: 

The Bodyshop Eyeshadow – Champagne & Gold
This also doubles as a highlighter as I either use it across my brow / cheek bone or all over my eye lid. It is the perfect everyday shade to aid In brightening and opening the eye area with a subtle, natural shimmer.

Bourjois Clubbing Liquid Liner – Black

I’ve used this product since I was a teen and although on many occasions I’ve strayed from it to try out ‘hyped’ liquid liners nothing comes close and I’ve always gone back to it. It has ridiculous staying power, leaves a jet black finish, doesn’t dry out and it super easy to apply. The best thing about this product is that it has a thin nib applicator there for you can either use it along the lash line to give a natural look or thicken it up for a dramatic cat eye.

Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara – Black
Max Factor are the rulers of the mascara world as far as I’m concerned. I’ve tried a number of Max Factor mascara’s and can honestly say that they’ve all been great however the False Lash Effect mascara has been the one I’ve reached for every time. It’s thick rounded barrel and plastic brush means it grips the lashes and individually coats them whilst they curl around the end.

The Cheeks:

Vivo Baked Blush – Peaches & Cream
I’ve had this blusher for probably longer than I should keep it however it’s a great dupe for the Nar’s Orgasm blush with a rosy, peach base and gold undertones. I believe it is Tesco’s owned brand and is now back in stock! 

The Brows:

Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade - Dark Brown
I actually rediscovered this product after sat in my drawer for a month post failing to create those soft, structured brows that litter the internet. However after testing a couple techniques I actually found my own way of applying the product which works best for me. To rid those harsh lines and squared off brow ends I simple damped my angled brush with micellar water on a cotton pad to wipe off product or dampen by brush to help smudge lines and brush across

The Lips: 

The BodyShop Colour Crush Lipstick – Rush Of Pink
The BodyShop lipstick range is totally underrated. These lipsticks have high pigmentation, are extremely moisturising and feel like luxurious brand but with an affordable price tag. The Rush Of Pink lipstick is a baby pink shade with blue undertones and a slight sheen, it makes a great everyday lipstick.

Beki Xo

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