Sunday, 30 October 2016

My everyday work makeup

Happy Sunday!
Firstly I just want to apologise for the quality of these photos, it's something I'm working on and certainly want to improve. My camera was being difficult so I had to use my phone but practice makes perfect and everyone has to start somewhere right?

As my mornings getting ready for work go I tend to use the same products and do the same simple makeup look everyday. When it's 6.30am I'm not always overly thrilled to be painting my face so early so for me simple is best. I envy the people who are able to jump out of bed and automatically look fresh and flawless without any effort. Unfortunately it takes a little bit more than that for me. So in order these are the products I use on a day to day basis.




Rimmel Wake Me Up Anti-fatigue Foundation & Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation-
Starting with Foundation. Foundation is something that I tend to swap up a little but usually it'll be the same two. If anyones a fake tanner like me you'll know that throughout the working week you'll become whiter and whiter from the weekend tan, so mixing shades is a necessity. An everyday foundation has to be what I have struggled with most when trying to find a go to. I have my higher end foundations that are my go to on weekends but when you're wearing it 5 days a week it can get expensive quickly so I do try and go for drugstore. My favourite I've found at the moment is the Rimmel Lasting Finish. I find it gives me good coverage and stays on for the whole day without going patchy which is my biggest problem as I answer phones quite often in the day I find that my makeup can go patchy on the side the phone is constantly touching. The Rimmel wake me up is also a good alternative with a good colour range, this is a new one I've recently started trying.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer- If I could recommend any product out of my everyday routine to invest in it would be this. This concealer is hands down my favourite, I find that it blends like a dream and doesn't crease or look dry under my eyes and for the price?! you can't go wrong. I use the shade 20 sand as for a day to day look I prefer my under eyes not to be too bright.

Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder- This powder has been a go to for me for a few years now and I can't fault it. It's such a good alternative for the mac pressed powder and a quarter of the price. I find they have such a great range of shades which is great for me considering my tan constantly fades throughout the week. The best thing about it is that it's so inexpensive! I would definitely recommend getting your hands on it if it's available.

Too Faced Chocolate Bronzer- I fell in love with this bronzer a while back when my friend bought me the milk chocolate shade for my birthday. It's creamy, it blends like a dream and the shades are amazing. Plus it smells like chocolate which isn't a bad smell first thing in the morning if you ask me.



Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade-
This is my go to eyebrow product. I use the shade chocolate and I've had it for such a long time and there is still so much product left in the pot. I once left the lid off and it did dry out which makes the shade a little less intense so I'm definitely in need of a new one. I believe this is a product so worth the money. If you can remember to always keep the lid on it, it will last you a really long time. Tip: If you do happen to leave the lid off for to long like me spray a little bit of setting spray either on your brush or in the pot and it will help give it some moisture.

Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot- This isn't a product I use on the daily but if I'm wearing eye shadow that I want to stay in place then this paint pot will make sure it doesn't budge.

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette- As the beauty community was blessed with this eye shadow palette quite sometime ago it's no stranger to anyone. This is my go to eye shadow palettes for nights out and day to day and plus like I said with the bronzer it also smells like chocolate. I don't usually use eye shadow on a day to day basis, usually just some mascara but if I'm feeling like a little extra something this will be the palette I reach for.

Rimmel Extra Super Lash Mascara- I have been using this mascara on a daily basis for a long time now, it doesn't clump them together and can make them look rather natural. I have a brown shade and a black I swap between, It all really depends on which ever one is on hand to me at the time.



Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in the shade Peach Blossom-
Lipstick does change up quite often but the one I mostly grab for is my Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in the shade 'Peach Blossom'. I love this colour it's a natural pink and goes with anything and as the formula goes it's extremely moisturising on the lips. As for lip liners the three I reach for the most are my too faced perfect lips lip liner in the shade 'Perfect Nude' and my two essence lip liners in the shades 'Satin Mauve' and 'In the nude'. The essence lip liners are only $2 and are amazing so I highly recommend picking some up. Sometimes I will wear the lip liner all over the lips and add a clear lip balm over the top.

Mac Fix Plus- One of my favourite steps to my makeup routine, spraying my face with Fix Plus. It locks everything into place and gives your face extra moisture at the same time. A must for me on a day to day basis.


If anyone can recommend any great BB creams, please let me know! The less I have to put on my face in the day the better but I'm still yet to find one that will stay put!
I hope you've all had a wonderful weekend and have an even better week, hopefully talk very soon!
x x x x x

Lots of Love,

66 comments:

  1. Nice routine xx

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  2. Really nice routine. Love most of these products. Some I haven't even tried yet but I will have to look into.

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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  3. Lovely products! Really great routine <3


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  4. thanks for sharing your routine! the products you use looks amazing! :)

    xoxo, rae
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  5. Lovely post :)

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  6. Love these products! I use them myself! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. I always love it when I read a post with products I can relate too! x

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  7. I always wear a BB cream in the morning, I like to have a natural and light base and I tried lots but my go-to BB cream is the one from the Garnier, does not make my face greasy or shine during the day.

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. thank you so much! I'll be sure to pick that one up and give it a go! :)

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  8. Is the mac prep and prime really worth it? I'd love to purchase if it actually is! :)

    Angelie // Masungi Georeserve Vlog

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    1. I love it! I think it has so many uses, I also have the urban decay setting spray which is amazing! :)

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  9. Nice.

    Your photos weren't so bad after all. :)

    Your pictures are beautiful. :)


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  10. I like your blog, its really dope.
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    1. aw I'm glad you like it! I'll be sure to check you out x

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  11. Great products! I'm usually way too lazy in the morning, so I'll just slap on some mascara :P

    TheNormcoreRebel

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    1. I bet your routine is a lot quicker than mine then :p

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  12. I always hear lots of great things about any of the Maybelline Fit Me products, but I have yet to try them out! I need to finish my current stuff first, haha. As for BB creams, I'd recommend looking at some Korean brands! I tend to think they have better formulas, and you can find some for roughly the same price you'd find for Western brands.

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

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    1. Honestly the concealer is amazing! thank you so much! I must have a look at some Korean brands then :)

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  13. You're using some of my all time favorite products ;)
    Nati xx
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    1. aw yay, I'm glad you love them as much as I do!

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  14. The Chocolate Bar looks amazing. I would like to try all of the products, especially the Pomade.

    xo
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    1. Chocolate bar palette and the pomade are amazing! definitely a must try if you can xo

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  15. Cameras can be such a big pain in the butt sometimes. But like you said, practice makes perfect :) That Rimmel foundation sounds awesome! I'll have to give it a look although Rimmel rarely makes things that fit my skintone :( Totally agree about Mac fix+. It's a staple!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. I know, I was trying to get the tone in the background right for ages and no luck! definitely a staple! xo

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  16. I really want to try Maybelline's Fit me concealer but they're always sold out to the stores I go to! So currently, I use L.A. girl HD concealer. I love all your picks! Especially, the Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette! :)

    Melissa the Mermaid ♥
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    1. oh no really! If you ever see one definitely jump on it they're amazing, I find that supermarkets have it more often than drugstores! x

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  17. Beautiful post, stunning products. I love the Chocolate Bar. Still can't believe I haven't used MAC Fix plus xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. aw thank you! yeah chocolate bar is my favourite! and don't worry it took me a long while to get on the MAC fix plus bandwagon xxx

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  18. You use some amazing products! That palette is so gorgeous. Thank you for the love on my blog <3
    The Fancy Cats

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    1. aw thank you! you are very welcome x

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  19. You just reminded me to take out my Chocolate Bar palette. Its one of my faces, so thanks :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. aw it's one of my favs too! my pleasure :)

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    1. There are some beautiful shades in it! x

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  21. I don't wear makeup to work, or at all really, but this was still an interesting read for me! :)

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    1. aw your skin must be so lovely! I will pop over and say hello! :)

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  22. So many gorgeous, dreamy products here Liz! The Too Faced chocolate bar palette looks so divine! I love the Maybelliene BB cream & also the Garnier one! Lovely post beauty! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    1. aw thank you! I'll be sure to check those BB creams out! have a lovely day xo

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  23. I'm like you, I don't have a nice fresh perfect face first thing in the morning lol. I more of minimalist with make up. Lovely routine. Thanks for sharing :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  24. Love Maybelline. I'm using the Fit Me Foundation and am really happy with it.

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    1. I used to love that foundation! I definitely need to get back into using it x

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  25. Mac Peach blossom is such a go to for me, the perfect brightening nude. I adore the Too faced chocolate palettes too <3

    Elle
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    1. yes I love it! not drying at all either x

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  26. I love the anastasia brow pomade, it is on my everday list too :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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    1. I love it! I'm in desperate need of a new one though!

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  27. Rimmel's Lasting Finish Foundation is one of my all time favourite foundations! I always buy two when Rimmel have their special deals on lol x

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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    1. aw yay! I'm glad someone else loves it as much as me, I never hear too much about it! x

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  28. I use the Chocolate Bar palette for work as well!
    Its just so nice and natural! Great minds think alike haha

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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    1. so many great neutral shades in there! x

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  29. I love being nosy and looking at other people's make-up routines so I really enjoyed reading this, Liz! I think I might have to put the Too Faced bronzer on my wishlist... xx

    Toasty

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    1. I'm exactly the same! I love seeing what products other people love x

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  30. Gorgeous products - thanks for sharing. Enjoyed reading this.
    The pressed powder sounds fab - might need to hunt it out! x

    The Belle Narrative

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    1. aw I'm glad you thought so! thanks for stopping by x

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  31. Great products and lovely post!
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