Hi friends! I thought it would be fun to share my beauty routine with you all. My last 'beauty' related post was over a year ago so I thought it was high time to update since my make-up routine has changed quite a lot!
Manicare foundation brush, $13.95 from Target
Eyeshadow brush, $10
Baby Lips, $2.95. Revlon Lip butters (Cherry Tart, Lollipop, Raspberry Pie) $15 on sale and $25 regular. All of mine were on sale. C.O Bigelow rose salve, gifted. Liplicious jelly tube, gifted. Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick (Pink Peony), $12.95. Clarins gloss palette, gifted. Kiehls lip balm, $7.95.
Dior Show sample, came in a gift set. Bourjois eye shadow pots in Rose Tentation (I also use this as a blush) and Beige Rose $20 each. Colour Co. eyeshadow palettes, gifted. Napoleon Perdis SET loose shadow tubes, gifted.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Ivory, $37. Maybelline Coverstick, $14.95. Napoleon Perdis SET primer, $35
Before applying any make-up, I wash my face with an acne cleanser, followed by a gentle exfoliator. I then apply a light, oil-free moisturiser and when that has dried I'll apply the NP primer. I've only just started using a primer and I have to say that they work wonders! My skin is incredibly oily so having a base that'll save my makeup from sliding off of my face by the end of the day is quite important :) Concealer is next and I smooth it over all the necessary spots and under-eye discolouration. I really like this Maybelline formula; it's quite full coverage and doesn't look cakey. I like the nifty packaging too!
Revlon's Colorstay foundation comes next. I use the Combination/ Oily skin formula in shade 'Ivory'. It's easily the most spectacularly wonderful foundation I've ever used! It's quite pricey though... but if you use your sleuthing skills, you could find it for a great deal online or elsewhere... (I'm thinking The Chemist Warehouse). Anyway, after blending that well and smoothing over any streaks with the brush, I'll add a little bit of blush to my cheeks. Then I do my mascara... soon I'd like to buy a curler but I still haven't gotten around to it! I also like to add some white eye shadow to the inner-corner of my eyes because it brightens them up a whole lot! I usually finish there with a pretty lip colour and lately I've been using Revlon's lip-butter in Cherry Tart. It's quite subtle and looks lovely in general.
I thought about reviewing each of these products individually... what do you think? Do you have any other beauty related questions? If you do, feel free to send me an email: email@example.com. I'm always open to suggestions!
I love all of these products a lot... and would highly recommend them. The best thing is that they can all be bought at a chemist (or 'drugstore') and work just as well as high end products. I've been browsing BeautyJoint, Cherry Culture and StrawberryNet for good deals. I'd really like to try out e.l.f cosmetics, NYX and Jordana cosmetics. I've heard they are so wonderful and judging by the prices online ($1.99 for a pretty cream shadow), cheap too!