Monday, 19 June 2017

Summer Makeup Routine

As I love sharing with you guys my favourite beauty bits, I felt inspired to write a blog post all about what I will turn to on a day to day basis. This easy look normally takes me around 20-30 minutes in a morning and is definitely my favourite part of getting ready.
Face


I always make sure to start off with a good mattifying base as I have incredibly oily skin around my nose and forehead. After only just recently purchasing the primer I've found that I  love the way it makes your pores disappear and makes the application of foundation really easy.

After becoming a student, I soon realised I really couldn't afford to spend a lot of money on makeup so I became slightly obsessed with watching tons of videos on the best drugstore bits on the market. This foundation and concealer cropped up a lot from some of my favourite YouTubers Jeffree Star and Laura Lee, so of course I just had to try them and so far they're doing exactly what I want them to do.

Being as snow white as I am, finding the perfect bronzer/contour is hard. The Benefit Hoola Bronzer is something I've been using since I was about 16 years old and I can't imagine using anything else, it takes ages to run out of so you don't need to buy it as often, which is a plus. It is exactly the same with the Too Faced Sweethearts blush, I've had the same one for around 2 years and it still looks untouched! (Definitely a must buy).

I absolutely love highlighters, especially this NYX liquid illuminator, as you can apply it with your fingers to make it a lot more sheer or apply it with a damp sponge and cover with a powder to create a glow that will stay all day!
Eyes/Eyebrows


Makeup Geek Eyeshadows - (left to right) Shimma Shimma, Creme Brûlée, Glamorous, Cocoa Bear, Mocha and Cosmopolitan

I've told you about my favourite eyebrow pencil before so I'll keep this short and sweet, the Nyx Micro Pencil is the cheaper alternative of the ABH brow whiz. It's so easy to use and is definitely worth the purchase as its only £8

As you can see, I own way too many eyeshadows and in the mornings I always struggle to decide which I want to use. However, these are the eyeshadows that I turn to the most. I love the matte Makeup Geek eyeshadows to use as transitions and to darken up the crease as they're insanely pigmented. I also adore my shimmer shades so I had to include a few of my favourite drugstore and one higher end, I guess my point is all the shades are similar but it gives you a view of how cheaper products can be just as amazing as the higher end.

I normally wear liquid liner during the winter however as this is a summer routine I keep this out as my hay fever will often take my liner off without me knowing so I just stick to my trusty Smashbox mascara to finish off the look.


Lips


If you followed my previous blog you may already know way too much about these lipsticks as I talk about them a lot but my love for the Nyx Lip Lingeries is never ending. I love the formula, the lasting power that it has on your lips especially through eating and drinking and of course the £7 price tag.