My Every Day Makeup Routine

As someone who works full time and lives the 9-5 life, during the week you aren't likely to find me with a full beat face. I keep things minimal and simple throughout the week as not only is it not really appropriate to turn up to the office with a blue glitter cut crease but I'm not all about that 'getting up early' life so if wearing minimal makeup means I can sleep for longer then that's exactly what I'm going to do. Whilst this may seem like a lot of makeup for some people as an every day look, as someone who used to rock up to college with a full on smokey eye, this is very minimal for me!

I've been alternating between a few primers recently, whilst I am still dabbling with the Freedom Strobe Cream and the Freedom Priming Water, I tend to stick to my tried and true Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer. I have found that the strobe cream makes me slightly oily throughout the day and I know I can rely on the Fenty Primer to keep my foundation intact for a long day at work.

For foundation I have been using the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation. This foundation is quite nice, it's a medium coverage but it is build able, it blends nicely and has a nice dewy finish. To be perfectly honest I only use this foundation as I spend most of my life fake tanned and this is the only foundation that I own that matches my tan. The applicator is quite good as it is a huge doe-foot so you can apply the foundation easily with this and you don't have to get foundation all over your hands. I would imagine this is a little unhygienic but I do give it a wipe off every so often so hopefully it should be fine! I have just purchased the EX1 invisiwear foundation and the L'oreal stick foundation as well so I will give those a whirl and update you.

For concealer to brighten up my eye bags because I spend my life fully knackered, I have been obsessed with the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer in the shade C3. This concealer has fully stolen my heart, it's everything I want in a concealer for £1 more than a Tesco Meal Deal. This concealer is full coverage, blends seamlessly and sets amazing without looking heavy or cakey. The shade range is also amazing, I believe there are 18 shades which for a drugstore brand is insane and you can also use the darker shades as a contour. I am fully hooked on this concealer and have just ordered more back ups and a few more shades to try contouring with them and also so I have some that match my various stages of tan. Would highly recommend this product, my only peeve is that the tube is quite small so they run out quickly!

To set my concealer I always use my tried and true RCMA No-Colour Powder which I have raved about numerous times before. I'm 99.9% sure this powder is going to last me a life time as I have used it religiously for about a year now and I still haven't even got half way through. This powder is really affordable too so I would highly recommend looking into this. Then, to set the rest of my face I use my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte which I think is the only powder I have used the entire time I have been blogging and I have hyped this up so much in the past it doesn't require any further explanation.

For cheeks I have been absolutely obsessed with the Becca Apres Ski Face Palette which my fabulous friend Meg bought me for my birthday. As you can see by the state that this palette is in, I have used it every single day since I got it and I will continue to use this until it is fully empty. Unfortunately this palette was limited edition, however my faves Bronzed Bondi and Opal are permanent so you can still purchase those. This was my favourite highlight ever up until about 3 days ago when I treated myself to a new beautiful thing which I will unveil to you very soon.

For eyes, I keep it really simple on an every day basis, I just set my lids with powder to stop them creasing and do a simple, relatively thin winged liner with the NYX Vinyl Liquid Liner which is sooooo easy to use it's amazing, the brush has a really long handle so you have good control over the brush and the brushes so thin so you can get a really thin line. The formula is amazing too, really pigmented and jet black and it's one of the very few eyeliners I've found that don't crumble or smudge throughout the day. I then put on a quick coat of mascara using the Collection Lash Surge Mascara in Waterproof Black which is an amazing mascara for the price. This mascara does not budge, it can survive an 8 hour day, numerous nervous breakdowns and also survived walking in a blizzard the other day and it does not budge in the slightest, no crumbling, no flaking, no smudging, NOTHING. It is a bit of a pain in the bum to get off, you have to keep that micellar water soaking on it for a while and then give it a good scrub but I don't mind because of how amazing the mascara is in every other aspect. It also gives amazing length and volume without clumping, it's a solid 10/10. I then throw on some Demi Wispies because I feel like a total egg without lashes, once you start wearing them your makeup will never look the same and it becomes an addiction.

For lips, I use the Mac Lip Pencil in Boldly Bare which is a very old favourite and I go over the top of that with the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb which I'm pretty sure I've mentioned on here before. It is by far the best lipgloss I have ever used and the obsession is real.

I then give my face a quick spritz of the Glamglow Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray. I haven't really formed a proper opinion on this product really, I just feel like it's your average setting spray and nothing too special but I will keep you updated.

That concludes my every day face, a very long and rambly post on something that literally takes me 10 minutes in the morning and is relatively simply. What are your every day makeup staples?

Emily xx

PS - the amazing makeup bag in the photo is from Coconut Lane - my discount code is littleem20 if you want to treat yourself and get 20% off!