FOTD: Everyday Makeup #1


Products Used:
Face: B. Flawless Complete Coverage Foundation in Rose Ivory, Benefit Boi-ing Concealer, Loreal Lumi Magique Highlighting Pen, Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Cheeks: B. Glowing Shimmer Block in Blush, E.L.F Gotta Glow
Eyes: Urban Decay Smog and Suspect, E.L.F Cream Eyeliner in Coffee, Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner in Nude, Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara
Lips: Lime Crime Coquette

In all honesty, the makeup I wear on a daily basis changes constantly. I'm at the point now where I own so much makeup that I force myself to rotate it all so that it all gets used and I can almost justify my shopping habits. While a few weeks ok, I was wearing this to work nearly every day; the makeup I'm wearing now is different! Despite this, I've been wanting a FOTD feature on the blog for a while now; mainly to remind myself of what works and what doesn't but also to share with you some of the makeup looks I create and actually wear in real life. 

Creating my daily looks is always a simple task. After I've completed my skincare routine (stay tuned for a video about this!) I pop my contact lenses in and then apply my foundation with a foundation brush. In this case, I picked the B. Flawless Foundation because I trust it last while I work. Next up I used my Benefit Boi-ing Concealer under my eyes and on my blemishes. Again, I applied this with a brush - a similar shape to my foundation brush but a lot smaller! I then took my Loreal Lumi Highlighting Pen and put three dots of it underneath each eye and followed this my blending it in with my finger tips. I then added Rimmel Stay Matte Powder to my T Zone and chin because my foundation needs a little help in these areas.

I like to apply powder cheek products with an angled brush, but when using my B. Shimmer Block in Blush for this look, I decided on my stipple brush because it works really well with this product. My highlighter, E.L.F Gotta Glow was applied with an angled blush brush. I put this on the tops of my cheekbones and down my nose.

I then moved onto my eyes. I don't really bother with anything fancy during the day. After applying my primer (currently Lime Crime's Eyeshadow Helper), I added some of the E.L.F Shimmer Palette to my brow bone as a highlight then using a brush, I sweep the shade Suspect from my Urban Decay Book of Shadows III Palette all over my lid followed by Smog on the outer corner. I'm falling in love with eyeliner again at the minute, and love using E.L.F Cream Eyeliner in Coffee for day appropriate makeup. I applied this with a fine liner brush. I always line my waterline with Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner in Nude because I think it really enhances my eyes and helps to conceal sleepless nights. An essential for my eye makeup is of course mascara, my current choice being Rimmel ScandalEyes Volume Flash Mascara.

No makeup look is complete without lipstick and nude lips are among my favourites as I find nude lipsticks tend to suit me. I prepped my lips with a Lush Lip Scrub and a bit of Cherry Carmex and then I swept Lime Crime's Coquette Lipstick in Coquette across my lips straight from the bullet.

As you can see, nothing revolutionary, but I really love this look. When I've worked my way through all the products in my most recent E.L.F haul, I have a feeling I'll be going back to this look!