BEAUTIFUL YOU: my everyday face

For the longest time, I’ve been promising more beauty posts. So here is one of hopefully many. This is my everyday makeup routine. My no-thinking needed, day or night, rain, hail or shine makeup routine. It normally takes me 15-30 minutes depending on how late I’m running, if I’m feeling my playlist or if the boyfriend’s distracting me by taking a shower.

I’ve listed every product I’m currently using purely for transparency. Everything I use does its job, but there are some that are my standout products from this routine –

Heimish Artless Glow Base – I have purchased this product three or four times now. I love it. It is a makeup primer, has sun protection (SPF 50), seems to work well with any foundation or moisturiser that I’ve used, is never cakey and has a very subtle shimmer that makes you glow even on your most tired of days.

Kora Organics Tinted Moisturiser – I have used Kora Organics on and off since it first came on the market and this tinted moisturiser is definitely one of my faves. It has less coverage than a BB cream (I’m yet to find one I like), but is buildable and blends into the skin so beautifully. Some days I find it enough to get me through the day and don’t apply any other makeup.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – Again, this is my second or third bottle. You may wonder why I use foundation as concealer and not, well, concealer. I have worked for numerous high-end makeup brands and trialed concealers from all those companies as well as many, many others and I still haven’t found one that I am in love with. They either do nothing or become too cakey. This foundation, particularly when applied using a warm finger and blended with a damp beauty blender, melts into the skin so nicely and I can build it up depending on the coverage I need. It also doesn’t react with my Clinique powder and lasts all day.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler – I love the curl this curler gives my eyelashes. Once upon a time, I used a Manicare eyelash curler and it used to crimp my eyelashes in a way that looked so unnatural. But this Shu Uemura curls them so beautifully.

Maybelline Falsies Waterproof Mascara – I’m definitely not the first to rave about this mascara but the hype is real. It is such a smooth formula and perfectly buildable. I use the waterproof version because waterproof formulas keep curled eyelashes curled more than non-waterproof.

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