My Everyday Makeup Routine

Friday, May 20, 2011

TGIF, guys! I hope the weekend is flying towards you at hyper speed :)

I'm posting today about my makeup routine. This is my everyday makeup and the products I wear to ensure a long-lasting, oil-resistant face throughout the day.

Some of these products are actually pretty new to my everyday routine, but already they've proven themselves worthy as great products to ensure long lasting makeup that works for me.

Yes, this photo is useless.

So these are the products:

Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Foundation spf 15

I know a lot of people say that mineral foundation gives off a weird, fake finish. But I love the coverage, and more importantly, the oil control that this foundation gives me. I am a little sunblock-crazy, so before I put on my face everyday, I apply a nice, thick, gooey layer of sunblock to my face. Of course, this makes my face oily and really gross to look at. So far, this is the only foundation I have or know of that sits on top of that layer of sunblock well, and absorbs the oil continuously throughout the day so I have a shine-free face.

Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black

This liner is brand new to my makeup routine. I've only worn this out twice, but both have been for extremely long periods of time. My first time wearing it, I had it on for 12 hours straight - no touch ups at all. At the end of the day it was still exactly where I left it, as black as ever, and not at all dry or flaky, or oily and melted, for that matter. WIN.

Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus

A total b**ch to remove, but it lasts a heck of a long time. Double-sided comb - one for separating and defining, and the other for volumnising. A true black colour. Can't go wrong with this one. (Okay, except for that hard to remove part)

MAC Mineralise Blush in Gentle

Those of you who read my blog will probably have seen this blush appear in one too many of my FOTD/Tutorial posts. I love the nice flush of pink this blush gives me. The colour is a beautiful, natural rosy pink, with a slight hint of shimmer. Lasts all day too. And for someone with an annoying tendency to rest her head in her hands (all manners, all angles), that is saying a lot.

Red Earth Eyeshadow in Burnt Caramel

There's just something about this colour. It's a gorgeous, coppery, bronzy brown colour. It shines just right. It blends out really nicely, too. I use this to add a little dimension to my slightly hooded lids. I'm happy I found this colour. And on sale for $2, too :)

Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer

This conceals beautifully, doesn't cake, and lasts and lasts for as long as I want it to, as long as I set it with a little pressed powder (I can't be bothered with loose powder when I do my everyday makeup). I use this on the area under my eye too. It might look a little ashy on some people, but works great with my skin and undereye colour. I bought this baby as a last minute desperate resort before a night out. Best. Decision. EVER.

Here's a (slightly) more useful photo.

I hope you found this post of some use! What about you? Do you have any makeup staples? Any hidden secrets you wouldn't mind sharing? :)

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