PRIME & BASE
I’m really sad that I can no longer use my ultimate favourite face primer which was Benefit’s POREfessional but I’m happy I’ve found some great alternatives that are not also cruelty free but seriously cheaper than Benefit’s primers. Instead I’ve been using the W7 Porefection Primer and can honestly say it does exactly the same thing whilst being pounds cheaper and cruelty free. For my foundation I really like using either the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation or Soap & Glory’s One Heck Of A Blot Foundation. These are two of my favourite matte finish cruelty free foundations that I can rely on. I apply my foundation using my favourite foundation brush from Real Techniques which is their Buffing Brush. I then apply my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly under my eyes and over any blemishes and blend them in using my EcoTools Sponge Applicator Brush. After I apply my concealer I then finish my base with my favourite pressed powder from bareMinerals, their READY SPF15 Touch Up Veil Powder in Translucent. I then apply my favourite bronzer which is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze to my cheekbones using my Real Techniques Bold Metals Rose Gold Contour Brush. This bronzer is the perfect shade for my skin tone and is the best replacement for my Benefit Hoola Bronzer. And this brush is super soft and makes it really easy to blend all bronzers.
EYES & LIPS
Starting with my brows I brush through them with my Real Techniques Brow Groomer to make sure all the hairs are going the same way before filling them in using my Soap & Glory Archery Brow Tint & Precision Shaping Pencil in Brownie Points. After that I apply my favourite eyeshadow primer which is the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original. I then apply my favourite eyeshadow combo from the Too Faced Natural Eyes Eyeshadow Palette which is Nudie a gorgeous neutral brown shade and Push Up which is a stunning rose gold. I apply Nudie all over the lid and in the crease and then Push Up on the outer v and blend it in using my Real Techniques Shadow Brush. I then take the champagne colour from my Fleur De Force Eyeshadow Quad Palette in Cosmic Bronze and add that into my tear duct to brighten up the eyes. Finally I curl my lashes using my The Vintage Company Rose Gold Eyelash Curlers and apply my PUR Big Look Mascara in Black. After all that is completed I then apply my favourite lip balm which is the Burt’s Bees Nourishing Mango Lip Balm to help soften my lips and then apply my Laura Mercier Nouveau Rouge Lipstick in Cafe which is my favourite nude shade to wear daily. To finish everything off I then spritz my Urban Decay De Slick Setting Spray to help everything stay in place and keep the oil at bay.
What is your favourite everyday makeup look?