my everyday makeup
I started my journey with makeup quite young. I would sneak into my older sister’s room and use her mascara when I was about 14. Then, as I got older I started to use eyeliner and in my 20’s I’ve added eyeshadow and since then I haven’t changed my makeup much.
There have been obviously times when I got bored of the same makeup, so I perhaps only used eyeliner or perhaps just played with eyeshadows but at the end of the day, I always go back to the same look.
We all have choose the makeup that suits YOU. With million tutorials online, you already probably know that you have to embrace only your best feature. I personally like my eyes, but dislike lips, so I use a natural colour lipstick and dark eye makeup to embrace that.
Believe me, if I tell you that a year ago I wouldn’t upload my picture without makeup to the internet. I’ve literally swapped all of my skincare for The Ordinary products and that has been the best decision I’ve ever made. If you want to read my review about their products you can find them here CLICK.
I really want to make an update on that so I won’t get into details now. Moving on to the makeup! 🙂
Base. It’s important to protect your skin before putting on makeup. As a primer I use The Ordinary High-Adherance Silcone Primer 30ml. This is my second bottle and I’m absolutely not looking to change it. I love the consistency and the way the skin feels after applying the product: smooth & matt.
For the foundation, I use The Ordinary Serum Foundation SPF 15 and I finally got the right shade by visiting a The Ordinary shop and with a help of a lovely lady we selected the best shade for me which is 1.2N 30ml.
Then I use a setting powder. I’m currently trying out the powder from the Revolution. The thing I dislike is that you must use a tiny amount of this product otherwise it changes the colour of my foundation for darker. I still haven’t found “the ideal” one, but I want to finish this one before I continue my research.
Lips. I lost count of how many times I bought this Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipstick. I think I found my shade (which is Velvet 17) and I’m not looking to change it ever. I also recently purchased a lipstick from Chanel in the almost identical shade to use Bourjois Lipstick for everyday makeup and Chanel for special occasions.
Another “with me forever” item. I have been using this Collection Brow Kit for as long as I can remember. I was recently looking for something to replace this palette as I almost never use the gel which is in the kit, as well as the beige shade of the far left. Ideally, I would love to have two single eyeshadows in those exact shades or a 2 colour palette. It’s like that with all of the palletes we tend to use our favourites eyeshadows while other colours are going to waste.
First, I use the more pointed side of the double-sided brush to apply dark brown shadow on my upper lash line and outer v. Then with another end I’m blending harsh lines. Finally, I use a blending brush with a middle brown shade to blend it all together.
This is the first eyeliner I used when I was 16 Rimmel Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Eyeliner 3.5ml. I’m now 26 and I’m still using it. If that doesn’t say how good it must be I don’t know what will. I received some PR samples in the past of different eyeliners but I ALWAYS go back to this one after.
I’ve used this Rimmel Wonder Full Mascara mascara for SOOO many years and it’s great. But, recently I had a pleasure to work with Elizabeth Arden and try their Grand Entrance Mascara and I was shocked how great it was! So as soon as I finish this mascara I’m getting the Elizabeth Arden one.
As you probably noticed by now. I either love something and use it for years or I’m still looking for the “perfect one”. This is a GOSH bronzer I’m trying out at the moment, I really like this product but it’s a bit orangey for me. I use the bronzer on my cheeks, hairline and to contour my nose.
Hope you found this post a little bit helpful. I love trying new things, but only because I’m looking for the “perfect” ones. I used to have a makeup YT channel I would buy lots of makeup that I ended up never using. If you follow me on Instagram you perhaps know I went through my makeup box with a fine-tooth comb and left perhaps 8% of what I used to have. I want my makeup bag to be as minimal as possible and reduce the overall money spending on makeup as well as wastage.