There are certain products that I tend to make a grab for everyday when I want to look more polished, awake and less pasty. These are the products that I currently reach for;
Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base (£15.00) : I like to use this as a moisturiser, primer and SPF, its a great multi-tasking product if you suffer from redness or rosacea. I find it moisturising enough to skip using a separate moisturiser in the morning and the green tint covers and soothes the redness I get in my cheeks.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and Powder (both £26.50) : I’ve come back to these after flirting with a few high street foundations. I couldn’t find anything that didn’t leave me needing to spend time covering my spots and acne scarring in vats of concealer. I find Double Wear offers brilliant high coverage, without feeling heavy and cakey. The powder is great for setting it and adding a little more coverage in the the middle of the day. The only thing I would say is if your looking for your foundation to give you a dewy look, don’t go with Double Wear, it won’t be what you want. But if you want a high coverage foundation that gives a matte finish and will save you from using concealer, pop to one of the counters and they will usually colour match you and provide you with a sample.
Vivo Baked Bronzer in Sunkissed (£5.00) : A great bronzer/highlighter that gives a lovely glow to the skin. I find I need a small amount of a highlighting product after using my foundation. This imparts enough colour to stop me looking like one of the living dead, but doesn’t leave me orange.
Sleek Blush in Pixie Pink (£4.29) : A gorgeous matte pink that I use to add a pop of colour to the apple of my cheeks.
MUA Heaven and Earth Palette (£4.00) : What more can I say about this palette? It’s full of some great, versatile warm neutrals that really brighten up my tired eye. Full Review.
Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows (£14.00) : Great for blending all over the lid as either a base, or on their own. There’s some great shades, with some great everyday neutral shades available. These last all day on my oily lids and mean I can skip the primer, great for time short mornings.
VIVO Brow and Eye Kit (£5.00) : This handy palette contains three matte shades and a mini brow gel. The colours work great on their own or mix together on a brush to get your perfect shade.
Revlon Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara (£9.99) : A great mascara that gives volume and length to my fairly rubbish lashes. I wouldn’t say my lashes have grown massively since using this but I do find my lashes are in a lot better condition, and are maybe a little longer.
The lip products I use change on a weekly basis so I’ve shown some of my favourite ones to wear to work, when I can’t wear anything to loud/bright. MAC Lipglass in Prrr, No7 Lipstick in Chic, a Barry M Lipgloss (can’t remember the name, sorry!) Sleek Pout Paint in Mink and Beauty UK Lip Lust in Cocktail are my current favourites for a tame, my lips but better pout.
What products do you rely on day-to- day? I love these types of posts so if you’ve written one be sure to link it in the comments!