I have decided to share with you my daily makeup routine and show you what is in my makeup bag.  These essentials go everywhere with me and are those that I use to create a natural daytime look.


2013-10-05 07.03.26 I start with Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer.  This makes a fantastic base for makeup, it is a hydrating gel which soaks in to the skin and makes makeup last all day long.


I have just returned from a holiday in Spain so I have a nice natural tan.  I am avoiding the use of foundation at the moment because of this so am using a tinted moisturiser, my favourite being You Rebel by Benefit.  I apply this all over my skin and ensure it will well blended.


I use three concealors as part of my daily routine.  The first being Light Yellow by Lush, which is a light weight cream product which can be applied with fingertips or a brush and layered to create the desired effect.  I use this on pimples and areas of discoloration.  The second product that I use is Erase Paste by Benefit, which is a thick creamy product which can be blended under eyes to hide dark circles.  I also use this around my nose to hide shadows.  The third and final concealor is Lemon Aid by Benefit, which I apply lightly to my eyelids as an eyeshadow base, and also to lighten my naturally dark eyelids.


Next I apply a cream blush product, and my favourite at the moment is Bourjois in shade 02.  This blends beautifully and is long lasting.


I next apply Bobbi Brown Loose Powder to set my base, and then use NARS powder blush in Orgasm over the apples of my cheeks and under my cheek bones.  I then apply MAC Pigment in Vanilla to my cheekbones as a highlighter, and anywhere else I wish to highlight.  Lastly, I apply Bobbi Brown bronzer in Aruba to sculpt my features.


I use a variety of different eyeshadow palettes for my daily look but one of my favourites is the NARS trio in Delphines.  This contains a shimmer light pink, matte dove grey and matte khaki green shade which are all wearable individually or blended together.  I don’t usually wear eyeliner day to day so I just apply mascara.  My new favourite is the brand new Avon mascara which is like a small capsule, you remove the wand which is sideways in terms of position, and this coats every lash in one sweep.  I love this product, and I wear this in black.


Lastly for my lips I line them in a lip liner, usually a retractable one as I find these easier to manage.  The one about is Nude by Avon and I find this to be long lasting.  I then apply Chanel lip gloss in shade 166 which is a shimmer peach/coral shade.


These products do sometimes take me through to evening with a sweep of black eye liner, some false lashes and a brighter lipstick!