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What does your daily beauty routine consist of?

(93 Posts)
user1494531172 Sun 14-May-17 15:00:24

And what are your go to products?
E.g Cleanser, toner, moisturiser, foundation, mascara etc.

At the moment I have been reaching for:

St Ives fresh face scrub
Olay beauty fluid
Rimmel match perfection foundation
Rimmel stay matte powder
Avon eyeshadow quad in brown shades
Mac bronzer
Clinique mascara
Vaseline rosy lips

For my hair I just straighten it or put in a messy bun.

wizzywig Sun 14-May-17 15:03:01

Keihls face wash and then a glycolic foam wash, serum, cream, spf, eye cream. Face pack and foot and body scrub twice a week. Hair dye and cut every 7 weeks. Mani and pedi every 2 weeks, massage every 3 weeks. God i sound high maintenance

wizzywig Sun 14-May-17 15:03:34

Oh and full make up and hair wash n dry daily.

SelfObsessionHoney Sun 14-May-17 15:06:42

Wash with plain water and a Nivea face wipe
Nivea night cream (I get dry skin sometimes and this helps prevent it so I use it am and pm)
Revlon primer
Bare minerals original powder foundation
Coral coloured blush from body shop
Maybeline eyebrow gel, sometimes with powder
Max factor mascara

Hair is in a bob and I wear a hat for work so it's just washed every other day.

elephantcuddles Sun 14-May-17 15:12:25

I only wear makeup when I'm going somewhere and I work from home so most days that means no makeup. I'm going to be starting postgrad in the next few months so that will mean wearing makeup more.

Go to products:
Garnier Micellar Water
Bioderma Sensibio moisturizer
Marula oil
Eve Pearl primer
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation
Max Factor false lash effect mascara
NYX lip butter in Eclair
Burberry eyeshadow in Rosewood
Anastasia eyebrow gel
Peachy coral cream blusher from Elizabeth Arden
Guerlain pressed powder
Clinique eyeliner

On no makeup days I do all the skin care and just some Maybelline baby lips or some Dior lip glow. Always SPF 50 every single day no matter what.

boolifooli Sun 14-May-17 15:17:06

Wash face with baby wash in the bath every morning. Shave pits and 'tache. Collection 2000 powder foundation and black mascara and I'm good to go.grin

ThisIsNotARealAvo Sun 14-May-17 15:24:58

I love these threads.

I use either Sanctuary hot cloth cleanser, or Kiehls face wash in the shower. A couple of times a week or so I use a proper exfoliator. I have a Garnier moisturiser but it's not great and I probably won't buy it again. I use a brilliant Garnier eye makeup remover though. I wear makeup every day. Benefit primer, mac foundation and powder, nars blusher, benefit gimme brow eyebrows thing, Lancôme mascara and a Rimmel waterproof kohl.

I get my eyebrows, lip and chin waxed about every 3 weeks, and I get my hair cut about 4 times a year. In between cuts I put on hair colour and trim my fringe.

dailystuck71 Sun 14-May-17 15:27:44

Shower and wash and blow dry hair
Moisturise body. Squoosh deodorant
Moisturise face followed by primer and make up

At night
No 7 hot wash cleanser
Nip and fab pads
Hand cream

dailystuck71 Sun 14-May-17 15:28:08

Every two weeks I get my nails done.

explodingkittens Sun 14-May-17 16:17:58

Waitrose Pure Sensitive hot cloth cleanser in the shower
Una Brennan Vit C serum
Waitrose facial oil (just a drop)
Either Nivea Soft moisturiser if I'm leaving the house or Waitrose Pure night cream if I'm not (not heavy enough for night but too heavy for under makeup!)

Makeup currently:
Max Factor miracle primer or Benefit That Gal
Bourjois City Radiance or Diorskin Star foundation
Nars powder
Nars Orgasm blusher or Bourjois pink pot (can't remember what it's called)
Diorshow mascara
YSL lipstain
A brow powder whose name I can't remember

In the evening I take it all off with Johnsons baby lotion, then hot cloth cleanse with Una Brennan's Neroli cleanser, Waitrose Pure Comfort Serum, facial oil, Astral moisturiser.

I have pretty good skin but don't do nails, brows or hair often enough to look truly groomed!

LadyOfTheCanyon Sun 14-May-17 16:21:56

Brace yourselves:


Garnier Micellar water
Pixi Glow or nip and Fab pads
Sunday Riley Good Genes
Elemis pro collagen Marine cream
Rodial dragons blood serum

Kevin Aucoin foundation
By Terry Tea to Tan bronzer
Hourglass Sunset palette for contour/blush/highlight
Anastasia Dipbrow
MAC powder
Set the whole lot with serozinc
Orgasm powder blush
Hourglass eyeshadow palette
Urban decay eyeliner
Hypnose mascara
Lipstick: currently Nars 'Vera'
Lip balm during day - Palmers cherry chocolate one.

Micellar water
Some kind of oily or cream cleanser - currently using up an old Alpha H one
Pixi Glow
Then on rotation, retinol ( Sunday Riley Luna) The Ordinary lactic acid serum, Liquid Gold
A facial oil ( Aesop at the moment)

Every two weeks: gel nails
Every month: crest whitestrip
Every six weeks: haircut
Every 3 months or so: Espa facial.

flibberdy Sun 14-May-17 16:50:16

Ooh keeping an eye on this thread...

Lady might have to steal your morning routine

Make up:
Giorgio Armani SPF 50 primer
Armani face fabric (?) foundation
Orgasm blush
Anastasia highlighter
Benefit mascara
Mac lingering brow pencil/ Armani maestro brow/Anastasia brow gel
Charlotte tilbury pillow talk liner + bitch please lipstick
Bobbi brown gel eyeliner
Guerlain bronzer sometimes
Urban decay eye shadows if I'm feeling fancy
Dior powder
Urban decay setting spray

Eve Lom cleanser
Charlotte tilbury magic cream
Charlotte tilbury eye cream

bibbitybobbityyhat Sun 14-May-17 16:54:29


Wash hair every 3 days.

Moisturiser with spf. Handcream. Perfume.


Maudlinmaud Sun 14-May-17 17:13:06

Shower, rituals oil to shave legs and under arms bikini area.
St ives scrub on face.
Oleo shampoo and conditioner.
Ojons oil on damp hair.
Blow dry. Rollers/babyliss big hair/straighteners.
Caudalie glow serum.
Embryolise or eucerin moisturiser.
La roche posay hydra phase anti fatigue eye cream.
Balance me instant lift primer.
Foundation usually touche eclat.
Nip n fab banana cream.
Loreal mascara.
Lipstick or gloss.
Chanel bronzer, have a w7 dupe for this and it works well.
I tan at night after a shower or bath.
My night time routine isn't good. I double cleanse and slap on some moisturiser or an oil.

shamoffour Sun 14-May-17 17:17:08

Wash with water
The ordinary buffet
The ordinary hyaluronic acid
The ordinary moisturiser
The ordinary primer
Chanel vitalumiere foundation
Charlotte tilbury bronzer
Chanel blusher
Charlotte tilbury highlighter
Chanel eyeshadow
Maybe line mascara
Rimmel lip liner
Nivea lip balm

Cleanse with Clinique take the day off
Cleanse with balmology sweet basil and neroli balm
The ordinary retiniod 2%
Lacura night cream
Rose hip oil

Nails done every 2 weeks (shellac)
Brows tinted and thread every couple of months
Haircut every 3 months
Fake tan a couple of times a week

Ermmm think that's it.

user1494531172 Sun 14-May-17 17:24:45


Some lovely sounding routines so far and very expensive ones haha
I thought about buying the charlotte tilbury magic cream but it's soooo pricey.

JemimaMuddledUp Sun 14-May-17 17:36:51

Superdrug vitamin e Hot Cloth Cleanser
Superdrug vitamin e day cream

Make up:
No 7 intelligent colour foundation
No 7 eyebrow pencil in brown
No 7 eyebrow gel
No 7 waterproof mascara in black
No 7 blusher stick
No 7 lip gloss crayon

Superdrug Vitamin E miscellar water
Superdrug Vitamin E hot cloth cleanser
Superdrug vitamin E serum
Superdrug Vitamin E night cream
Superdrug Vitamin E eye cream

Apart from when I fancy a change and try the stuff from my M&S advent calendar or Birchbox!

livinginhope87 Sun 14-May-17 17:44:49

LadyOfTheCanyon - please may I ask where you get the whitening strips from and if you have had any we sensitivity? Thank you and sorry to derail!

flibberdy Sun 14-May-17 17:50:21

Hi User, I switched from Creme de la mer to the charlotte tilbury cream and I prefer it (and it's price tag!). It feels so soft when I put it on, not as heavy and greasy as La Mer.
I only got it after they gave me a tester when I bought a lipstick.. was very impressed

Fibbertigibbet Sun 14-May-17 17:50:50

Double cleanse with Pond's cold cream and Cosrx salycylic acid cleanser (or the Good Morning cleanser, if I feel like a change), followed by either The Ordinary glycolic acid toner or Pixi Glow Tonic with tea tree oil in it in a spray bottle spritzed onto my face. Cosrx snail cream. At night I may use either the advanced retinoid, niacinamide or azelaic acid by The Ordinary.

In terms of treats, I use the concentrated AHA treatment by The Ordinary once or twice a week, plus I mask regularly with generally the Superdrug acne mask, sometimes I use sheet masks, Love Lettuce by Lush, or Cosmetic Warrior if I have perioral dermatitis because it's the only thing that seems to calm it down.

Makeup is generally NARS tinted moisturiser, Collection 2000 lemon colour corrector under eyes, The Saem concealer, Tarte cheek stain in True Love, Barry M Strobe Stick, 17 Tattoo Me eyeliner (sadly discontinued), MUA Lengthening waterproof mascara, Revolution eyebrow pomade in Ash Brown, Cats Wink powder, NYX or Models Own setting spray, some kind of lipstick (often a NYX soft matte lip cream).

I'm not a very low maintenance kind of woman.

spankhurst Sun 14-May-17 17:51:35

a.m., splash with lukewarm water, Olay moisturiser with serum mixed with Clinique City Block spf.
p.m., hot cloth with any mild cleanser, the ordinary caffeine dark circle thing, same moisturiser as a.m. Castor oil on lashes and brows.
I'm 46 and my skin has probably never been so good, although I have a few fine lines.
I waer make up everyday, no brand loyalty at all except No 7 mascara.

Shardonnay Sun 14-May-17 17:55:09

Oh I just drink a lot of water.....


Fibbertigibbet Sun 14-May-17 18:04:41

Oh, and SPF!

HelpTheTigers Sun 14-May-17 18:13:13

Am - cold water splash then shower (any shower creme on offer, but like St Ives better than any expensive potions that I've been given as gifts).
Makeup - any eye cream on offer, Max Factor Masterpiece mascara (best I've found so far), Maybelline 24h concealer, No 7 eye shadow, avon glimmersticks pencil, unknown eyebrow pencil.
pm - cold water splash after Simple wipes.
<hangs head in shame after reading previous posts >blush

Itsautumn Sun 14-May-17 18:19:38

La Roche posay toleriane cleanser
The Ordinary buffet
La Roche posay moisturiser with spf 20
No 7 or bourjois foundation
Mac blusher and eye shadow
Max factor mascara

Take the day off balm
Pixi glow tonic
The ordinary buffet
Nivea q10 night cream

Also just bought the Lidl Cien shampoo and conditioner and I really like it which at 75p (or thereabouts) is very pleasing!

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