Wow okay so it has been a while since I have uploaded a post on here! It has been a few crazy months, which should be a blog post of its own!
Anyway, I am back and ready to go! So first things first, in this post, I am going to be writing about my beauty routine in September 2018, including my top favourite beauty products that I use now. I did a post of something similar to this called “My Beauty Routine” but since then, a few of the products I use have changed! I love trying out different makeup brands and seeing what works well on my skin, and what doesn’t. I search high and low, researching different brands to try out and test, and a few products included in this post are different from what I have ever tried before. So without further ado, lets get on with the post!
So the first thing I do when I wake up, is cleanse and wash my face to ensure my face is clean, cleansed and ready for products to be applied. The product I use is the Simple Kind To Skin Vital Vitamin Foaming Cleanser £2.99 Superdrug. I absolute lov
e products from the Simple brand. I find them really refreshing, and ke
ep your skin super moisturised and cleansed. I love this foaming cleanser as I find it refreshes my skin and removes any traces of any makeup I have left on my skin. It helps to keep my skin moisturised. Plus it has been voted the UK’s number 1 skincare brand so thats also a bonus!
After I have cleansed my face, I like to moisturise my face, making sure to keep it soft and glowy. The product I use is the IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce Anti-Aging Moisturiser QVC. I love this product so much! This moisturiser is a complete game changer! It smoothes out the texture of skin, moisturises the skin and it immediately absorbs into the skin! I use this moisturiser both morning and night. It is quite pricey, but for great results and for that extra bit of cash, it is defi
netly worth it!
Primer! I haven’t really used a lot of Primer’s, so Primer’s do tend to stay the same. Recently, I
decided to look out for a new primer and the one I use is The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer Cult Beauty. You can either use this primer as the last step in a makeup routine or the beginning as a primer. I use it before I apply my foundation. It helps to keep my skin comfortable, smooth and making my foundation look amazing. I definetly would only use a pea sized amount , as otherwise it can tend to ball up.
Next, onto Foundation! I have always struggled wit
h which shade suits me best, as I do have quite yellow toned skin. I have found the shade which suits me best and the foundation I use is the Collection Illuminating Touch Foundation Shade Warm Beige. I had never used a Collection foundation before I had used this. I am always trying, testing and messing around with different foundations but this one is my favourite! It suits my skin perfectly. It illuminates my skin as well as providing my skin with a soft, silky texture.
Right, now onto Concealer. Now! I do tend to suffer w
ith blemishes, redness and dark circles under my eyes and I have always struggled to find a concealer that helps with all those areas, until I found this concealer. The concealer I am talking about is the Benefit Boiing Industrial Strength Concealer Shade 2. I love this! It covers my redness, my imperfections, my blemishes, everything! With my dark circles, I have always struggled to find a concealer that does conceal and make the circles more brighter, but with this concealer, I find it works. It provides excelle
nt coverage and doesn’t crease under the eyes!
Powder! To be honest with this powder, I did accidently pick this up by mistake and assumed it was a pressed powder, as I don’t normally go for loose powder. I do find loose powder messy and they can go all over the place. The powder I use is the MUA Ultra
Fine Loose Setting Powder Shade Mattifying Translucent. This powder is the dupe for the NYX Translucent Powder without the steep price tag! A little amount goes a long way! I definetly would recommend!
Bronzer! I always tend to look orange depending on what bronzer I am wearing. The bronzer which I have been wearing recently is the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. This tends toalways bring out my skin, and make it look beautiful. Aswell as my contour areas, I like to use the bronzer on my collar bones, and just under my jaw to add more definition. This bronzer last for a few hours when setting spray is added. Excellent product that I love and adore and would 100% recomme
Next to Blush! I tend to use different blushes d
epending on what I am doing and where I am going, but the one I have used the most recently is the Benefit Galifornia Blush. When you first see the blush, it is a little bright! While it is highly pigmented, it you can easily build it up depending on how you would like it. Usually one or two swipes is enough for me! I love it when a product has a lovely scent to it, and this one doesn’t disappoint! I love the fruity, sunny scent along with t
he bright, vibrant colour. Deffo would recommend girls!
Now Now! Onto my favourite product of the makeup routine! HIGHLIGHTER! Now let me tell you, my makeup drawer is full of highlighters both liquid and powder! Even highlighter oils and drops I have! There is no single highlighter that I use regularly, as my highlighter product varies, but the one I have used most in the last few days is the Revolution Rainbown Highlighter. I LOVE THIS HIGHLIGHTER! The pigmentation is bloody amazing! It glides on so easily and the colour is so blinding! There is hardly any fall out whatsoever! If you are looking for a highlighter that is perfect for both day and night, deffo get this! I RECOMMEND 100%! I LOVE LOVE IT!
Eyeshadow Palettes/Products! I love a good old eyeshadow look! Including shimmers and mattes! Everything! My main go to palettes at the moment are the Revolution Imogenation The Eyeshadow Palette. Revolution Flawless Matte 2 Eyeshadow Palette. W7 Life’s A Beach Metallic Beach Shimmers Eyeshadow Palette. Let’s start with the Revolution Imogenation eyeshadow palette. This has been around for a couple of weeks now but I wasn’t able to get my hands on it straightaway as it had completely sold out! But thankfully I finally got my little h
ands on it! It was definetly worth the wait! The colours are so pigmented and so beautiful! Imogen (Iomgenation) has really pulled out all the stops on this palette. There is so many colours to choose from including 5 shimmers & the rest mattes. The colours are vibrant, bright and shimmery! If you don’t know who Imogenation is, she is the creator of the palette and an amazing Youtuber! I will leave a link down below so you can see her channel. Next I want to talk about the Revolution Flawless Matte 2 Eyeshadow. Now, I love a good matte eyeshadow. I tend to go for nudes and neutral colours rather than bright, bold and vibrant (which is weird because the Imogenation palette is like the comple
te opposite haha). There is 32 eyeshadows in this palette which is more than enough to choose from! Obviously from the title, all the shades are matte, so there is no shimmers in this palette. The colours are super pigmented, lovely texture! This palette is mainly nudes and neutral colours, which is perfect for me! I tend to use the orange/red tone colours alongside some brown shades and a little shimmer on top, which leads me onto the next palette which is the W7 Life’s A Beach Palette which contains metallic beach shimmers. It also do contain 2 matte shades. To be honest, this palette is not as pigmented as I would of liked it to be and sometimes there is a little bit of fall out, but the
shades are super cute and super shimmery. The shades I tend to use are called “Ultimate Bronze”, “Stay Golden”, “Lay All Day” and “Sunkissed”. i would definetly recommend all three of these palettes, 100%.
L-R W7, Imogenation & Revolution Palette
Onto the EYES and EYEBROWS! Because I wasn’t blessed with long lashes to begin with, I have always struggled finding a Mascara that lengthens my lashes and adds definition. That until I found Primark’s own PS False Lash Effect Mascara. Now, this mascara does everything I ask of! It defines my lashes while adding extra length. Tehy don’t clump together and the applicator is perfect. I couldn’t reccomend it more! The eyebrow product I use at the moment is the ELF Eyebrow Instant Lift Pencil in Neutral Brown. This product does exactly what it says on the tin. It shapes the brows well, it defines them and you can fill them in extremely easy. I t
end to only use a light touch, but if bolder brows are for you, you cn definetly achieve it with this pencil. Perfect colour match with my hair! Generally, an all round excellent product.
And FINALLY…To set all of this beauty in to place I use the ELF Makeup Mist & Set Spray. It sets my makeup in place beautifully and last throughout the day, with a few added extra sprays here and there. The only thing I would moan about with this product is that there is no fragrance/perfume added to it. That may not be everyone’s thing but I definetly would of added a nice little fragrance with it!
SO! Thats it for this post, for now! I will be back soon with another makeup related post! I will leave all links for products down below for you to check out and see what you think! But for now! Ciao!
Lots of Love,
Simple Face Cleansing Foam Face Wash – https://ww
IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce Anti-Aging Moisturiser – https://www.qvc.com/IT-Cosmetics-Secret-Sauce-Anti-Aging-Moisturizer.product.A293788.html
The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer
Collection Illuminating Touch Foundation Shade Warm Beige – https://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Face/Foundation/Collection-Illuminating-Touch-Foundation-Warm-Beige-3/p/758602
Benefit Boiing Industrial Strength Concealer Shade 2 – https://www.boots.com/benefit-boi-ing-industrial-strength-concealer-10232091
MUA Ultra Fine Loose Setting Powder Shade Mattifying Translucent – https://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Professional-Loose-Setting-Powder/p/727741
Benefit Hoola Bronzer – https://www.boots.com/ben
Benefit Galifornia Blush – https://www.boots.com/benefit-galifornia-sunny-golden-pink-blush-10228245
Revolution Rainbown Highlighter – https://w
Revolution Imogenation The Eyeshadow Palette
Revolution Flawless Matte 2 Eyeshadow Palette – https://www.superdrug.com/Sleek-Eyebrow-Make-Up/Revolution-Eyeshadow-Palette-Flawless-Matte-2/p/704836?gclid=CjwKCAjw85zdBRB6EiwAov3Rik6D271MCzFc0pt5PJvC7j2DWLW2MAhwkeiAqFbTMcuSJru5uO8N4RoCwLwQ
W7 Life’s A Beach Metallic Beach Shimmers Eyeshadow Palette – https://www.w7cosmetics.co.uk/products/lifes-a-beach
PS False Lash Effect Mascara – ONLY ABLE TO BUY IN STORE
ELF Eyebrow Instant Lift Pencil in Neutral Brown – https://www.superdrug.com/Eyeliner-and-Pencils/e-l-f-Instant-Lift-Brow-Pencil-Neutral-Brown/p/735218
ELF Makeup Mist & Set Spray – https://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Make-Up-Accessories/Make-Up-Setting-Spray-&-Sealer/e-l-f-Matte-Magic-Mist-&-Setting-Spray/p/735363