I like to chop and change the beauty products I use, however, occasionally, I fall into a routine that just works. Over the last couple of weeks I have found myself reaching for the same makeup. I love the natural, healthy glow it gives. This is what I’ve been using.
I have been using this base for a couple of months now and love it (I have shade Selina). If your skin is on the drier side and you’re after a healthy glow, then this could be for you. It’s lightweight and gives a ‘your skin, but better‘ finish; perfect for spring. I have written a full review here (Foundation Review: Ilia True Skin Serum Foundation).
I tend to use a concealer to brighten areas of darkness rather than cover any blemishes. I like the packaging of this Inika concealer. It’s easy to get just the right amount out. I find this is a little more heavy duty than the RMS Un Cover-Up (if you are looking for something to cover blemishes) and has better staying power.
I bought this after seeing makeup artist Lisa Eldridge use this palette (8th Muse) on one of her recent YouTube videos and decided to try it out. I’m really into cream products at the moment. I like the way, with the heat of your fingers, they blend into your skin to give a very natural look.
I have tried many cream blush products, but none in a palette form. The formula is a lot softer than say, Ere Perez or RMS Beauty. I apply it to the apples of my cheeks, blending out. The shade 8th Muse works well with my skin tone. Cream blush in general, doesn’t have the same staying power as a powder. I’d say this disappears a little quicker than others, which is a shame.
Adding a subtle glow with the help of a cream highlighter is the perfect way to combat a lacklustre skin. I love the cream highlighters from RMS Beauty, be that the classic Living Luminizer or the Magic Luminizer. This cream highlighter is a real contender for top spot. It is easy to blend and gives a natural, subtle glow to the skin.
When I was looking for the Color & Light Creme palette, I came across this. I’m all about the sun-kissed looked for the summer; I just feel (and look) better with a bit of colour to my skin.
This is a powder palette and, yes, I use this as well as the cream highlighter, but honestly, it doesn’t look too much! I’ve found I need to use a light touch with the bronzer. This probably isn’t one for those with pale skin. However, once I got the hang of the application, it has been something I’ve used daily.
I’ve had this for so long, I probably shouldn’t be using it now! Although I’m all about the glow, I find that a light dusting of this silky translucent powder takes away any excess shine. It looks completely natural with no powder left sitting on top of the skin. Unfortunately, W3LL People are no longer stocked in the UK.
I was so please to see this in the April LoveLula Beauty Box. I had this in my shopping basket only a few days before, but didn’t push the button! I nearly always use a neutral base on my eyelids, be that a concealer, cream shadow or neutral powder shadow. You only need the tiniest bit, or you could end up with a look you weren’t going for! I apply a dot to the back of my hand and then use my finger to dab onto the mobile part of my eyelid. The result is a subtle brightening of the eye. You can build up a little for a more defined colour if you wish. Make sure to wash your hands before applying any more makeup as you could end up with a shimmery face!
I had put this away with some other ‘summer makeup’ (yes, I have a summer and winter makeup bag!) I love a bronze eye; I think it’s a look that suits everyone. The Soultree Kajals are fool proof to use – either as an eyeliner or as a cream shadow. It looks great smudged close to both the upper and lower lashes.
I’m not usually a loose shadow fan, so I’m not sure why I ordered this if I’m honest! However, this looks lovely dabbed on to the centre of my eyelid. It has a subtle metallic finish and adds an extra dimension to the eyes.
My brows are pretty full so I don’t always feel the need to fill them in with a brow product. However, they can be a little unruly and certainly benefit from the help of a brow gel to keep them in place. This isn’t the strongest holding brow gel, but does a decent job of making my brows look tidy.
This is a new addition to my mascara collection. It’s great for natural looking lashes with no smudging. I perhaps thought it would give a more dramatic look, but am happy to use it as an every day mascara.
I think I have the Jane Iredale Lip Pencils in every shade! They have lots of neutral shades to choose from. This one in Spice is my current favourite. I also like Rose, Nutmeg and Terracotta.
Do you have any current makeup favourites?