Warning: In the following pictures you are about to see a no-makeup faced Phoebe who looks like an extra you’d find in The Walking Dead…please tell me how to get shot of these eye bags!
Today’s post is a little different and probably a one off because I am not the new NikkieTutorials or anything but I think I can share a few simple makeup tips and recommendations for the average gal like me. My everyday makeup is (hence the title) very natural because, to put it bluntly, I cannot be bothered to spend more than 30mins sitting in-front of a mirror trying to perfect two identical wings! Saying that though, if I’m having a night out why the hell not get glam for a change? It’s my chance to go all out!
Pink Knit Jumper – Asos *SOLD OUT*
New Look (this is gorgeousss)
First lets start with a good ol’ primer and the one I use is The Body Shop ‘All-In-One Instablur Universal’. This is the stuff guys and gals! After seeing every blogger and vlogger raving about this product, I picked it up and yes…it is that good. I love it for a no-makeup day too because it evens out your skin and mattifies it! It’s also got a lavvvley silky feel to it and blurs those damn pores. I can’t vouch for the help it gives to keeping makeup on because I rarely wear makeup for more than 5 hours but it certainly doesn’t make it any worse.
On a good day when I don’t have to be up at a ridiculous hour, I’ll put on a bit of foundation but this isn’t necessarily everyday because sometimes concealer just does the job! However, when I do wear foundation I use the Revlon ‘ColorStay Makeup For Normal/Dry Skin’ which I cannot recommend enough!I’m shade Ivory. Foundation has never been my best friend so I pretty much gave up for a few years because I was fed up with dry patches and the look of obviously caked-on product but one day I got the urge to pick this up in Boots and I haven’t regretted it a day since. Flawless I tell you…just flawless. I adore this product and at £12.99 I mean come on? A quick little mention to Rimmel’s ‘Stay Matte Pressed Powder‘ too (in translucent) because that’s fab!
I won’t bang on about this next product for too long because I know for sure you’ve heard of it a million times before. It’s the Collection ‘Lasting Perfection Concealer’. It’s great. It covers everything. It lasts. 10/10 recommend! I use shade Fair.
Who doesn’t love a good bronze? I have near-paper-white skin so for me, it’s a must. I use the Estee Lauder ‘Bronze Goddess‘ and it’s a WOW! (I’ve been watching too much Patricia Bright) I’m not gonna lie to you, this one breaks the bank a little but it lasts foreverrrr so I can justify it…most times. Pop it on my temples, forehead, cheeks, jaw so all over really haha! Even for a bit of crease eyeshadow! It blends like a dream and doesn’t look orange which is my worst nightmare! As for highlight, I use the Benefit ‘High Beam Liquid Highlighter‘ in a mini size because I don’t think I’ll reach the day that I run out of this! I’m not a fan of powder highlighters because they have a tendency to look glittery and cake-y but I’m all for a cream or liquid! My favourite look is a natural glow and this achieves that all by itself!
Oh eyebrows, what a love/hate relationship we have. They really do frame the face but MY GOD, what a pain they are to do!! I can’t leave the house unless my eyebrows don’t resemble an upside down Nike tick –
blending out harsh lines is the ultimate bane of my life! My brow product is constantly changing but I always seem to go back to the trusty Urban Decay ‘Naked Basics Palette’. I use a mix between the colours ‘Faint’ and ‘Crave’ which makes a perfect match for my hair colour. I find eyeshadow/powder to be the most natural looking technique and to use tiny upward strokes!
Right…I have been wearing makeup for over 5 years and still have yet to find the perfect mascara – please leave some recommendations in a comment! I currently use Maybelline ‘Great Lash’ and it does what I need but it’s not amazing you know? Maybe I just have stubborn, straight lashes!
And finally, the last thing is a lippy! I often won’t wear anything but lip balm but if I’m feeling extra I’ll wack out none other than Mac ‘Velvet Teddy’. It’s a classic and I don’t think I need to say anymore. I’ve gone through countless tubes of this in my lifetime! That’s it, nothing special, but I hope I could help some of you if you’re looking to try out some new products! Let me know what’s the one product you can’t live with out, I might need to do some makeup shopping tonight!
*DISCLAIMER* This post contains some affiliate links but all opinions are my own