daily face // makeup routine

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Make-up has become a much easier thing to uphold now that my skin has made so much improvement - I can wear lighter foundation and let my skin breath a lot more and it's easier to achieve a more natural look (something I've always found beautiful). It's been a little while since I last shared my daily make-up routine so here it is! 

Revlon PhotoReady Primer: It's a crime not to prime! Haha, but seriously. I'm a big fan. This primer is one of my new favourites because it does a wonderful job of smoothing skin over to create a lovely base for the foundation. I have a tip for dry skin though: put on some moisturiser (and let it soak in of course!) before applying the primer as it tends to dry the skin out a bit. 

Revlon Nearly Naked foundation: I've been waiting a fair while for this to launch in Australia after seeing so many ads for it in international magazines. It was well worth the wait! The light formula is perfect for everyday and it doesn't feel heavy or cakey at all. It's easily blended and can be built up to medium coverage. The only thing I would recommend having on hand is a powder, as this foundation can get a little shiny. 

Ella Bache foundation: I've talked about the magic of this foundation before. Basically I just use it as a concealer (it's not exactly my colour so I blend, blend, blend!) and a subtle sunscreen over the top of the Nearly Naked foundation. Both have SPF so I'm staying extra protected!

Kohl Professional Eyebrow pencil in taupe: Secret weapon! Perfect for filling in pesky eyebrow gaps. This pencil has lasted me a year now and I love it. It blends beautifully and looks natural too. 

Maybelline mascaras: Wake up! That's generally the phrase I need to hear in the morning. Without mascara I feel like a naked mole rat - so it's kinda essential. These two mascaras work well together and last all day (with only a little bit of fall-out, but hey, nobody's perfect). 

Body Shop Aloe Vera lip balm: This stuff is wonderful! Perfect! The ultimate finishing touch with a lovely glossy and moisturising formula.

I'm thinking of doing another acne/ roaccutane update. That last one was two months ago so what do you think? Let me know! Have a lovely weekend xo


Sammi said...

I'd love to know about a skin update -- I suffer from acne that can be pretty significant at times, and I've tried so many things, so I'd love to know how you're doing in that regard. I'd love to be able to have a more natural makeup look! Also, in terms of primers -- I'm always afraid to use them because they're not specifically branded as something that won't clog your pores! Do you find that this one is?

xox Sammi

Ruby Sterland said...

NO WAY was that last update two months ago, wow that went fast! I think you look great, I like a natural look too (love you little ears headband by the way x)


Unknown said...

You are so gorgeous! I love that foundation too, it is so perfect.


Anonymous said...

I love learning about bloggers' daily routines, so interesting!

Xo, Hannah