My 5 Everyday Makeup Essentials

When it comes to makeup I’m always trying out different brands in search of ~the best~ products. As such, I haven’t always had a set beauty routine or holy grail products that I’d happily rave about. Until now. I love having a sticky beak into other people’s beauty kits and makeup routines so I thought it was only right that I offer up the same opportunity. I don’t like my makeup to feel too heavy so some of the main criteria products have to pass is that they’re lightweight and easy to use. A few of these products I’ve only started using in the past couple of months but I’ve already decided that they’re here to stay. These are the products that I find myself using on the daily.

It’s a one-size-hopefully-fits-most situation with this tinted moisturiser as it only comes in one shade. Luckily for me this tint just happens to work well with my skin tone. It might not be the case for everyone. Luck of the draw and all that. The coverage is very sheer but I still find that it seems to even out my skin tone. A little bit goes a long way and this product is perfect for an everyday look where you still want to look made up/alive but don’t want to be wearing heavy foundation.
I previously said that I like my makeup to be lightweight but this is quite a creamy, full coverage concealer. But if I’m going to want any product to have a thick consistency it has got to be a concealer. I use it to cover up imperfections rather than as an under eye concealer or highlighter. I find that it has very good staying power and doesn’t ‘slide’ like I’ve experienced with other concealers. The tube is quite small but you don’t need to use much product to get good coverage.
I am all aboard the brow train. If I was to only do one thing to my face every day it would be to make sure my brows are done. I had been previously using Too Faced’s Brow Envy kit but didn’t like how I’d use up some products quicker than others and subsequently waste the rest. The loveliest MECCA sales assistant suggested I try this brow pencil and, paired with a quick tutorial, I doubt I’m going to have a bad brow day ever again.
I’d been meaning to switch to a cream blush for some time now but hadn’t had much luck finding one with a consistency I liked. That is, until the same sales assistant I mentioned above introduced me to this lip and cheek cream. Seriously, I think she was my makeup fairy godmother or something. The Petunia colour is a pinky coral that gives my skin a sheer flush. I’ve tried it out on my lips too and it adds a touch of colour, however, it’s probably best to exfoliate your lips beforehand because the product can build up and catch on cracked skin.
When it comes to mascara I’ve rarely bought the same one twice. As far as beauty products go, for me, mascaras are pretty much interchangeable. The only time I’ve really noticed a difference with my lashes is when I curl them or get extensions. That said, I’m really liking this Too Faced mascara. I bought a gift-sized version at the end of last year which suits me just fine as mascara isn’t something I go through quickly. I only found out the other day there’s a waterproof version so that might be my next purchase after this tube runs out.
And there we have it. These are the five beauty products that help me face the day. The tinted moisturiser, concealer, and blush can be applied with fingers if I’m lazy or brushes if I’m feeling fancy. I hardly ever wear eyeshadow during the day and eyeliner is pretty much limited to Saturday nights. I still have no clue about contouring. 


What are your favourite everyday beauty products?

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