What makeup do you use daily?(56 Posts)
Just that really.
Just had a baby and I am planning on stepping it up a little so I don’t look so haggard all the time! Today I bought some new makeup as a treat and to inspire me in my efforts. I bought:
Hourglass Ambient Lighting lush in Dim Fusion
Bobbie Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Chanel Illusion D’ombre in New Moon
Urban Decay Naked palette in Basics
Burberry Lip Glow Balm in Pink Azalea
Maybelline the colossal volum’ express
Benefit The Pore fessional -
Maybelline BaybyLips in Cherry Me
I need to buy a new foundation (thinking Chanel vitalumiere aqua) but I need to finish up the one I am currently using first (YSL).
Also planning on doing my nails more often - normally I just do a coat of OPI Start to finish clear polish and I colour on my toes (normally a red or grey). I find my nails hard to keep up and I hate the look of chipped polish on fingers so I rarely use colour on them but today I bought:
Barry M: Mushroom
Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy: No colour name on bottle but its a light pink.
Elizabeth Arden foundation. Eye shadow liquid eyeliner, mascara.
Lip stick and nail varnish.
Benetint on cheeks, benebalm on lips, 2000 Calorie mascara, eyebrow pencil
Occasionally Vaseline on apples of cheeks & outer eye socket for a bit of a "glow"
Because I'm super classy...
Maybelline foundation. It's liquid. Stay matte or something.
Collection 2000 bronzer.
Barry m eye liner
I'm not for brands (tho always get the same foundation) I just get what looks good or is on offer...
Typical day here....
Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Nars Creamy Concealer
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
Rimmel Stay Matte Transclucent Powder
Brows: Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil
Urban Decay Eye Primer
A palette (Lorac Mega Pro or UD Vice 3 are my current favourites). Or a few single Makeup Geek eye shadows.
Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in black
Jordana Best Lash Mascara
Nyx Taupe blush for very subtle contour
Nars, MAC, Sleek or E.L.F. blusher
Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar Palette for highlight
Lipstick (Usually MAC or NARS Audacious - NYX as a budget alternative).
Bourjois cc cream
Garnier caffeine under eye roll on
Estée Lauder double wear zero smudge lengthening mascara
This is what I use everyday:
mac prep n prime either with or without spf 50
Chanel les beiges healthy glow or Armani Luminous silk foundation or a bit of both mixed together.
Touch eclat for under eyes
Bobbi Brown powder blush in Slopes or Desert Pink
Bobbi Brown eyebrow pencil in mahogany
Lancome lip pencil
Bobbi Brown creamy lipstick in UberPink - the perfect mlbb for me and the only lipstick I have repeat bought.
No mascara as I have dark lashes.
Benefit they're real mascara
Chanel les beiges glow fluid
Chanel dark brown eyeshadow as an eye liner & eyebrow filler using a thin Mac brush.
Not cheap but only need a little and lasts a long time.
Invest in good brushes, makes all the difference
None . I work in a client facing job and nobody has recoiled in horror yet.
Mac studio fix foundation
Estee lauder double wear pressed powder.
Hd Brow cake in dark brown
Bobbi Brown Gel liner Black.
Urban decay naked basics pale taupe and pale brown in the socket line.
Nars Orgasm on cheeks.
Mac Lipstick in Cut A Caper or Hue
I usually use a tan wipe on face, neck and arms at night so have a bit of a colour
Max factor infinity 3 in 1 foundation
Max factor pressed powder
Any mascara - not fussy
St tropez bronzer (but sometimes too dark, have benefit stuff but it doesn't suit me)
(If I have more time a pink clinique shadow or naked shadow)
Botanics BB cream
Black kohl tightliner
Sometimes lips, blusher and eyebrows.
I'm about to scare myself here, toting up the cost of my "basic" make-up:-
NARS Sheer Glow foundation (^meh, don't get the big deal with this, although they're launching their own version of the YSL Fusion Ink in a few weeks that I'm obviously going to have to try^)
NARS creamy concealer in Vanilla (^very good coverage^)
MAC Mineralise Skinfinish powder (^love this, it matifies and makes your skin look wonderfully glowy^)
NARS blusher in Orgasm or Douceur (^love these- be still my beating heart^)
Benefit Browzings or their brow gel (^there are cheaper versions of both but these are the business^)
MAC paint pot in Soft Ochre (^I use this as an eyeshadow primer, brilliant and lasts forever^)
NARS eyeshadow duo in Kalahari (^cute sizes and lovely colours, brilliant for travelling^)
NARS eyeliner in Nightclubbing (^slips on easily and stays put, even on the water line^)
YSL Shocking Mascara (^pretty good but not sure it's worth £25^)
Finished off with a MAC or Lipstick Queen lippy- currently loving Lipstick Queen's Medieval which is more like a sheer balm.
I'm crap at doing my nails, hate seeing chips especially with dark colours. Usually go for a DIY French mani with Essie Muchi Muchi and Blanc, if anything. On my toesies I use Nails Inc Gel Effect or the Barry M equivalent. The latter are very good value, especially in 'fashion' colours you know you won't get a pile of use out of.
I don't wear make-up on work days . Combination of laziness and I'm face-to-face, I'd worry about smudging or lipstick on my teeth. (Don't have time to scratch my bum most days let alone repair make-up)
On my non-work days I wear Benefits They're Real or one of the No7 mascaras in my advent calender.
Eyebrow pencil (Benefit or ybf)
Lipbalm/gloss for comfort rather than colour.
My New Year Work Resolution could be to put a bit of face on though?
Bare Minerals foundation, mascara, veil & tinted lip gloss
Clinique super primer
Mac studio fix fluid foundation
Benefit erase paste (concealer)
Laura mercier under eye concealer (I have dark circles)
Either the benefit nude eye palette or if I'm in a hurry, a nude mac eye shadow.
Rimmel liquid eyeliner
Benefit they're real mascara
Benefit high beam highlighter
Mac blusher- powder (can't remember which one).
Sometimes "brave" mac lipstick which is close to my natural colour, or a benefit clear lipgloss, or a rimmell lip crayon which is similar to the Clinique chubby sticks. (Again similar to my own lip colour).
OP some fab choices you've bought!
TheCraicDealer my kind of make up!
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer,
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation,
NARS Radient Creamy Concealer in Custard under eye,
MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in Light Boost over the Concealer,
Benefit Brow Zings,
Too Faced Bronzer in Chocolate to contour,
NARS Bronzer Laguna for colour on neck,
Benefit High Beam to highlight forehead, nose and cupids bow,
NARS Matt Hari Blush,
NARS Albatros to highlight cheekbones,
NO7 Translucent Powder,
Benefit What's Up on Brow Bone,
YSL Babydoll Mascara
Dreamweave Lash Magnet as second coat of Mascara,
No eyeshadow or liner daily, and Vaseline only on lips. I love a flawless base so put in effort with this.
For Glam, I up the Highlighting & Contouring, add eyeshadows normally golds from Naked 2 Palette, Lips always Mac Liner and Lipsticks.
MUA blusher- pinky
MUA lip gloss in a nude
Evening: I will add eye shadow various brands in smoky shades and eyeliner
Estée lauder Double Wear foundation
Elizabeth Arden mascara
Loreal eyeliner -small amount on outer corners
No.7 eyeshadow - varying shades of brown
Clinique loose powder
Mac eyebrow pencil with Estée lauder concealer to sharpen the look.
Clinique Perfectly Real foundation
Bobbi Brown creamy concealer
Bobbi Brown blusher in Nude peach or fresh peach
Lancome Hypnose mascara
Bobbi Brown eye pencil mahogany
Bobbi Brown eye shadow in grey or cement, or something from Urban Decay Basics
Clinique lip liner in Baby something
Clinique Butter Surge lippie in Baby Baby or Pink Beach
I have ezcema so I tend to tailor my makeup to how dry my skin is. I try to go make up free every other day.
Very dry/dry - none at all
Slightly dry/normal -
Lush dream cream
Mac tinted moisturiser
Revlon cream blusher
Bourjois smoky effet eyeliner
Benefit bad gal mascara
Normal/very well behaved skin
Lush dream cream
No 7 concealer and natural foundation in deeply honey
No 7 blusher in coral flush
Mua eyeshadow palette
Mac face and body foundation. If I want more coverage I tend to use rimmel wake me up.
Mascara - tried just about every one going. Currently using maybelline the rocket which I like
Mac blusher in frankly scarlet
Cheap highlighter from superdrug
Benefit hoola bronzer
Mac blotting powder
Sleek eyebrow kit
EL doublwear or Rimmel matte bb
Collection concealer or Benefit Boing or Fake Up
Benefit hoola/ dandelion or Coralista
Mac pearlglide eyeliner or EL double wear eyeliner
Missha BB cream
Collection 2000 concealer under eyes, in corners of nose
CornSilk powder OR Bobbi Brown pressed powder OR Lily Lolo finishing powder
Black or brown kohl pencil OR No7 dark blue liquid liner
Bobbi Brown mascara
Usually (work days):
Chantacaille Future Skin in Porcelain
MAC paints in bare canvas
MAC eyeshadow - varies, but usually a brown shade
MAC False Lash mascara
MAC finishing powder
MAC lip glass in a neutral pinkish shade
Brows and lashes done regularly so am often quite lazy on non-work days and in summer months I tend to switch to a Eucerin tinted moisturiser with an SPF.
Today for example I have zero make up on whatsoever.
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