Saturday, 18 February 2012

Everyday makeup products

My usual beauty routine starts with my Garnier anti-wrinkle eye roll on - you can never be too young for wrinkle prevention! I have used the caffeine eye roll on before but like this one as you get wrinkle free eyes too. To moisturise I use Simple's hydrating light moisturiser for the face, this is a pass-me-down from my mum who has used it since I can remember. I'm a bit of a moisturiser fiend so put it on probably more than I should!

After my beauty prep I use the following products daily.

I've added in the brushes I use too for good measure. The picture consists of (L-R); Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat under-eye concealer, Rimmel London Sun Shimmer bronzer, MAC angled brush (for application of my YSL concealer), Rimmel London Extra Wow Lash Mascara, the Garnier anti-wrinkle eye roll on, Smashbox Brow-tech, a basic kohl pencil eyeliner and my MAC foundation brush and Mineralize SPF15 foundation.
Making this everyday look....

Not really sure why it's so fuzzy!!
I usually finish off my makeup with either Smashox Photo Set Finishing Powder or Max Factor Creme Puff powder.

I have red blotches on my cheeks, nose and chin (my mum once again!) but I've never used any anti-redness products as I have found that my usual routine covers it up quite nicely!

Most of the products mentioned are old-favourites but Smashbox is a brand which I have recently fell in love with and urge everyone to try! After a visit to a Nordstrom shop in California a few years ago the assistant on the MAC counter suggested I try Smashbox's primer and since then I have used it everyday. I use the silicone based, clear formula as I like the velvet feel when you apply it onto your skin.
The oil-free white coloured primer feels as though you are putting on excess moisturiser and, as I do this anyway, it didn't feel right for me! It's a little pricey, £29 for 30ml but it really lasts and means you don't need to re-apply any makeup during the day or evening.

Smashbox is a winner with me and I'll definately be dedicating a few posts to them in the future.


1 comment:

  1. I really like the natural glow finish that it gives!


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