My everyday beauty essentials
busy writing new and novel product reviews, I thought it would be a nice idea
to take a step back and appreciate what I wear every day, as this is often
taken for granted but is probably my best, most natural look. Don’t you think simple makeup is so much more
flattering than vamped-up evening looks??? Or maybe it’s just me.
it’s for work or to meet a friend, here’s what I reach for:
I’m as basic
as can be with my hair. As my hair’s
naturally straight with a wave, I barely reach for irons, but I do find that
the Mark Hill bristle brush really helps with taming any unruly kinks and
waves. Initially I thought the bristle
brush was just for blow drying –something I am rubbish at – however, due to
circumstance more than anything (I mislaid my paddle brush) I’ve discovered
that the round bristle brush is great for everyday basic grooming.
Grape SPF15 Day Cream (12.99)
You may have
seen the ravings about this in the Daily Mail and other newspapers. Hailed as the wonder wrinkle cream for £9.99,
Superdrug’s humble cream has been compared to creams that cost £300 in Harrods.
vouch for its wrinkle-busting properties (yet), but the cream comes on really
nicely and makes my skin feel really smooth.
However, more recently as the wintry weather’s been harsher, I’ve found
that the cream, which is light in texture, doesn’t moisturise me enough. So while we’re in the throes of frost, I’ve
temporarily switched to this…
combo. Sanctuary’s Facial oil alone can
be a little too greasy, whilst the Propolis Gel can be too drying. But together, it’s a great combo which helps
smooth my skin and has really improved the texture over time. I think the antibacterial properties of the gel combined with the essential oils
has helped reduce blemishes and keep me spot-free too.
hate the feel of foundation on my skin.
I’ve tried so many brands and types, from liquids to creams to mineral
powders, but they still leave my pores feeling clogged and my skin feeling
caked. That’s why I only wear foundation
on special occasions for extra coverage.
But day to day, I’m not quite brave enough to go au naturel, so this
primer, which has a hint of colour, is just the thing. It creates a smooth base, makes my skin feel
velvety but also light and sheer.
Cream Blush in no.15 First Blush – £17.50
how much time or inclination I have, I use the Revlon Cream Blush to contour,
and the Mac Dolly Mix to highlight. If I’m
being lazy, I’ll just use the Revlon Blush.
It’s totally lazy-girl friendly as you don’t even need to apply with a
eyeliner is my staple. You can apply
thick or thin, winged or natural. It’s
soft, easy to apply and leaves a softer finish than a liquid liner.
where I mix things up. I switch between
reds and pinks, glosses and matte lip colours.
The one pictured is one my sister gave me. I don’t even know what brand it is (possibly
MUA?), but the colour is great.
lot in a nutshell. I rarely bother with
mascara, and as I say foundation makes a rare appearance.
you? What are your everyday beauty
About the Author
I’m not a makeup artist, chef, lifestyle guru or stylist. I’m just me. And like you, I’m trying to make the best of most things, only I’m sharing my warts-and-all thoughts along the way.