Most days I don’t leave enough time to do my makeup, so it’s normally a bit of a mad rush in the mornings. But I still normally manage to do a full face of makeup, I just sometimes have to skip some steps like contouring. On the days when I do have enough time I have some products which I seem to always gravitate towards everyday.
I first like to put on some moisturiser, the one I currently use is the Neutrogena Visibly Clear. I find I only need to put on a small amount with this one as a little goes along way. I used to use the Benefit Porefessional and loved that primer but since I ran out I replaced it with a cheaper product that being the moisturiser. I am dying to try the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream as I’ve heard it goes really well with the foundation, but its quite expensive and a bit over my budget for a face cream currently. I have two foundations which I’m using at the moment, those being the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation and the Maybelline Fit Me Matte. The Maybelline one has been a firm favourite of mine for a while now, and the Charlotte Tilbury is a new one I’ve been using for a few weeks. They both sit well on my skin, and provide me with a good amount of coverage I am happy with. I would say they were medium to full coverage, but more on the medium scale. I haven’t managed to find a foundation which gives me complete full coverage yet, but one I am eager to try is the Make Up Forever HD Sticks because they apparently give good all over coverage. I use the Kryolan Translucent Powder in shade TL3 to set my foundation, and literally just pat it all over using a powder puff and blend it using a large fluffy brush. For cheeks I like to use the new Benefit Cheek Parade palette, this hasn’t been out for long but ever since I got my hands on it I’ve used it everyday! I am loving the hoola lite shade as its a perfect contour for me; its not to dark and can be layered to create a nice shade for fairer skin tones. I’ve been mixing hoola and hoola lite to create the perfect bronzer/contour colour. You can find out more about this product on my ‘Whats On My Makeup Wishlist?’ blog post.
My go to eyebrow product is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Promade in the shade Auburn. I’ve been using this for about three years now ever since I saw a tutorial of someone using it on a youtube video. It’s a smudge free cream formula, which is best applied using a slanted eyebrow brush. I tend to do my eyebrows after I’ve done my foundation, then I like to set with powder all over. I have quite a lot of eyeshadows so it can be hard to get through them all, and I find I always go for a certain few and the others just sit there. At the moment I’m using the Stila Mind Palette, and love using the warm toned colours. You can find out a bit more about the Stila palette from a previous post I did here. For eyeliner its also Stila that I use, as it’s a firm favourite and I think it will stay that forever. It stays all day, is smudge free, pigmented, smooth, and just a winner for me! My go-to mascara is currently the Maxfactor Masterpiece Mascara in rich black, I’ve also been using this one for quite some time and love how it gives both length and volume. When I see new mascaras come out I’m always tempted to try them, but I tend to look for ones with similar wands to this one, and seem to talk myself out of getting them if they’re not similar. I do really want to try some new mascaras though, so if anyone has any recommendations please comment below.
The final touch is the lipstick, and my everyday lipstick go-to is the Maybelline Superstay liquid lipsticks. I love these because they do what they say they do, they stay all day and they don’t transfer. There are some gorgeous colours in the range, and I would say I own about 8 of them now. The shade I’ve been using the most for everyday makeup is shade 615 soft taupe, which is a nude brown colour that would suit all skin tones. I did a more in depth review of these liquid lipsticks here.
So there you have it, they are ‘My Everyday Makeup Go-To’s’. I call them my go-to’s because it’s the products I reach for most if not everyday. Some days when I have more time I will mix it up and like to create eye looks using a few different palettes, and am loving using the NYX lid lingeries at the moment. I plan to do a review on these when I get a few more, because I currently only own one. Thank you again for coming over to my blog LaurlyLou.com, you can find me over at Twitter and Instagram under my tag @laurly_lou.