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What make-up do you wear day to day?

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Skinheadmermaid Fri 28-Jun-13 13:57:30

I used to be quite arty and always approached make up as a type of painting-i'm oft surprised at the number of ladies that go bare faced.
So may i ask what make up do you wear day to day?
I usually only have ten minutes to throw on a full face in the mornings so i wear :

Two concealers- one to smooth bumps and scars, the other to cover spots.
Eyeshadow in a neutral shade ( i sadly don't have time to blend coloured ones on work days)
Black liquid eyeliner
Lipstick-fushia looks best on me
I don't fill in my brows or anything as they're already really thick.

How about you, what do you wear? smile

Lizzylou Sat 29-Jun-13 11:12:53

Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser
Bit of undereye concealer
Brown eyeliner on lower lashes
Black mascara ( in fat yellow tube, Maybelline?)
neutral Mac eyeshadow

That's for work, weekend s just mascara unless going out, then have more eyeshadow and lippy (either red or taupe).

charlottehere Sat 29-Jun-13 11:18:55

Sometimes nothing....sometimes just tint moisturiser.....sometimes mascara. When I go out I wear foundation concealer lip liner gloss eyeshadows sometimes eyeliner and blush.

twointhemorning Sat 29-Jun-13 12:30:18

Valium my basic skin tone is cool coloured pinkish. I'm pale but not too pale. I got medium beige in the BM starter pack but thought it was a bit too dark. The fairly beige looks a bit flat on its own so I sprinkle a bit of the medium onto the lid with the fairly before swirling the brush in.

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Sat 29-Jun-13 13:23:37

Today is a good example of a normal day for me. I'm an aspiring make up artist if that makes a difference.

Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer for under the eyes
Laura Mercier Secret Camoflage on blemishes
Vichy Dermablend setting powder
Urban Decay Walk of Shame eyeshadow
Urban Decay Faint and Naked eyeshadows mixed together
Urban Decay Venus eyeshadow (all from the Naked Basics palette)
Laura Mercier caviar liner in black, I'm really pale but this is he only black that looks ok on me
Max Factor false lash mascara in black
Dior Rosy Glow blusher
Laura Mercier deep blonde brow powder
Laura Mercier lip liner in Baby Lips
Chanel lipstick in Mademoiselle

That sounds like so much written down. I rarely wear more makeup than this, although I often wear brighter or deeper colours.

JazzDalek Sat 29-Jun-13 13:35:49

In order of application:

Concealer under eyes (Benefit Fake Up)
Benefit It Stick in corners of nose
Benefit Benetint on cheeks
Lily Lolo mineral foundation in Blondie
Lily Lolo finishing powder
Tiny dab of Lily Lolo concealer on small red mark on cheek that won't go away sad
Eyeliner (Bad Gal kohl if in a hurry, No7 liquid if not)
Benefit mascara

noviceoftheday Sat 29-Jun-13 13:48:19

Workdays I wear:

Nars primer
Nars matte foundation
Mac prep & prime eyeshadow base
Nars long lasting eyeliner
Mac eye shadows
Mac prep & prime eyelashes
Soap & glory mascara (was free in Elle magazinesmile)
Mac prep & prime lips
Mac blusher
Lipstick (my new favourite is nars satin pencil. AMAZING staying power!) or lipgloss (current favourite also nars)

On saturdays, I ditch the eyeshadows (and base) and blusher, and usually wear tinted lip balm. Current fave is kiehls.

Chottie Sat 29-Jun-13 14:05:50

3 eyeshadows blended over lids
eye liner
brow mascara
lip gloss

All is Bobbi Brown except for Lancome mascara

p.s. I need all the help I can get smile

valiumredhead Sat 29-Jun-13 14:12:54

Two-great, thank you! That sounds the same as me, medium beige is very nearly right but not quite do I will try fairly mediumsmile

valiumredhead Sat 29-Jun-13 14:13:07

So not do

MyChildDoesntNeedSleep Sat 29-Jun-13 14:23:52

Fun thread!

I wear:

Liquid foundation
Pressed powder
mascara or fake lashes
Brow pencil

on a daily basis. If I'm going out I'll use clarins beauty flash balm before make up and I'll go for bolder colours, but still all the above.

V rarely go out without make up, but since I've been using clarins double serum my skin looks great without make up so it doesn't bother me doing the school run bare-faced.

VodkaKnockers Sat 29-Jun-13 14:47:15

Only just started wearing make up daily so my list is a bit crap.

Nivea BB cream
S&G Thick & Fast mascara
S&G Solar Powder bronzer (been using this for ages as its not glittery and very subtle)
S&G Glow All Out (just a very light sweep over my t zone)
Either Rimmel 1000 Kisses lip tint in Carry on Cherry or S&G Sexy Mother Pucker in Punch Bowl.

Got a bit of a thing for S&G

Dontbugmemalone Sat 29-Jun-13 15:35:01

None, I'm totally rubbish at applying make up and don't have a clue what to do buy.

teacher123 Sat 29-Jun-13 18:01:25

For work as little as possible. It tends to be BB cream or just some of my Chanel powder compact, which is ace as a base. I use a bit of concealer under my eyes, lip salve and mascara. I always wear blusher now as well as otherwise I look a bit washed out. Normally I still look reasonable after a day of teaching primary aged children, so that's all I can ask for. For an evening out I'd put real foundation on, and add eyeshadow and eye liner. I always have my toenails painted, and have shellac fingers if finances allow!

BoomChicaBoom Sat 29-Jun-13 19:23:08

Day to day, either a work day or a home day I wear:

Clinique city block spf 40
Light foundation (ysl touche eclat or chanel lift lumiere)
Clinique airbrush concealer if needed
Estee Lauder double wear eyeshadow in range of colours
Double wear mascara
Dior waterproof eyeliner
Chanel bronzer or Bourjois cream blusher
Always wear nail polish on fingers and toes

If going out, then same as above but with thicker layer of foundation and EL double wear liquid eyeliner.

Don't do anything with lips usually

BoomChicaBoom Sat 29-Jun-13 19:25:15


Don't do anything with lips usually as the rest is probably enough!!

QuinnFabray Sat 29-Jun-13 19:28:54

MAC spf 50 primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation
Estee lauder Double Wear concealer
MAC mineralise skinfinish natural
Nars Orgasm blusher
Lioele eyebrow powder
Estee Lauder Double Wear dark brown eyeliner
Barry M Lash Modelling Mascara ( at the moment )
Always some kind of lipstick. Favourites are the Soap and Glory gloss stick in Fuschia-ristic, which is a nice glossy coral, or Dior Extreme Addict in Riviera or Plaza.

That's my go-to daily make up, but I like to try new things and mix it up sometimes.

Bunbaker Sat 29-Jun-13 19:33:32

"i'm oft surprised at the number of ladies that go bare faced."


On non wok days I wear no make up at all as I like to let my skin breathe. For work I will wear primer, Boots no 7 Intelligent Colour foundation, blusher and lipstick. I don't wear eye make up because it accentuates my crepey eye-lids sad. I have dark eye lashes so don't need to wear mascara.

Apart from my wrinkly eyes I have very good skin and look younger than my years (54)

Sativa Sat 29-Jun-13 19:34:59

Eyebrow pencil which doubles as an eyeliner and 'They're Real' mascara.

Eliza22 Sat 29-Jun-13 19:36:16

Clinique Superbalanced Foundation
Clinique Blush
Benefit Boi-ing concealer under eyes
Bobbi Brown lippy in Sandwash Pink
Lancôme Hypnose mascara
Rimmel Scandaleyes chubby bronzer eye liner thing.

tumbletumble Sat 29-Jun-13 19:40:49

Day to day - none.

Night out - tinted moisturiser, blusher, mascara, lipstick.

MaybeBentley Sat 29-Jun-13 19:41:20

Liz Earle tinted moisturiser.
Bare Minerals eyeliner and mascara.

Touch up with bare minerals ready powder later in the day if I remember.
I add bare minerals concealer and blusher and red lipstick if I have time.

jaggythistle Sat 29-Jun-13 20:01:28


sarahandduck Sat 29-Jun-13 21:36:53

For every day wear :

Garnier bb cream
Clinique lip gloss in mystic

If I'm going out I will add Barry M dazzle dust eyeshadow, bronzer and benefit moon beam highlighter.

My skin is pretty good and I have lash extensions so no need to wear loads.

mervynmouse Sat 29-Jun-13 22:01:12

For work-
Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation
Liquid Eyeliner (this is key)
Concealer on my horrid chin spots
Liz Collinge highlighter (had this since 2001!) on eyelids and cheekbones
Sometimes bronzer

Weekends or not at work - curl eyelashes, concealer on horrid chin spots. Lovely. I blimming hate taking off makeup at the end of the day.

Shitsinger Sat 29-Jun-13 22:23:55

Clinique CC cream in light -factor 30 ( I used to use City block)
Clinique airbrush concealer under eyes
Bare minerals mineral veil dusted over
Clinique Posy blusher
Clinique or Bobbi Brown eyeliner in brown or grey applied with BB brush
Lash accelerator mascara on curled lashes.
Lips - have hundreds of balms,lip glosses ,lipsticks so depends what sort of mood Im in.
Current faves are Dior addict lipglosses .

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