I haven't done one of these posts in quite a while, so I thought I would share with you a little post about my everyday makeup routine! Recently I have been becoming more bothered about how I look after my skin and I am keen to try new makeup products (I have so many reviews coming up soon), as before I felt like I was stuck in a makeup routine rut. Honestly, I used the same foundation since I was 14 and I had never even tried bronzer, now I'm trying out a range of cleansers and toners, I attempt to contour, I now actually use eye shadows, and I even bought my first primer yesterday! Anyway, here is the list of products I use, half of my makeup actually originates from an old Benefit 'Celebutante' makeup set which I got for Christmas one year, yet it is absolutely perfect for playing around with new products, and then I can go and buy the full size versions! The rest of my makeup also tends to be by Rimmel London, I just love how high quality it is, yet so affordable!
RIMMEL LONDON LASTING FINISH FOUNDATION 201, £7.99, Boots
This has always been my go to foundation, it provides full coverage and is skin perfecting. I completely stand by its 25 hour claims, as for all the years I have been using this product, it is genuinely transfer proof, sweat resistant and lasts all day, unless your sat out in 30 degree heat of course. I use either shade 200 or 201 classic beige, and I have never even had the urge to splurge on a £27 ish high-end foundation as this works just as well, for a fraction of the price.
SCANDALEYES RIMMEL LONDON MASCARA, £4.99, Boots
It may not be high end, but it's amazing, the amount of compliments my eyelashes get is ridiculous, all for just £4.99! There are many versions of this mascara depending on the effect you want to achieve, but I find this 'rockin' curves' version has a curved brush and is perfect for reaching your inner lashes, plus adding length and volume.
NYC 649 PROSPECT PARK ROSE CHEEK GLOW, £2.99, Superdrug
I always find it ridiculously hard to find a good blusher, they are either disgustingly matte and dark or over the top shimmery, this one has the best of both worlds. This powder blush is highly effective at adding some colour and a little shimmer that adds a little highlight to your cheeks as well, perfect!
RIMMEL LONDON STAY MATTE POWDER 003 PEACH GLOW, £3.99 Boots
This powder is one of the most popular choices for powder, it's lightweight touch, shine control and pore minimising effects make this a great choice for setting your foundation or simply for touch ups throughout the day.
BENEFIT THE PORE FESSIONAL, (part of full glam ahead set) £9.99 Boots
At the moment I only have the miniature version to try out, however I am definitely planning on buying the full size version! The product effectively reduces the appearance of pores, leaves your skin feeling extra soft and makes the application of foundation smoother than ever.
BENEFIT BROWZINGS, £24.50, Boots
This pallette combines a powder eye brow filler with a gel like setting product for your eyebrows, despite the high price, I can honestly say this product is great for preening, styling and defining your brows perfectly.
BENEFIT HIGH BEAM HIGHLIGHTER, (part of full glam ahead set) £9.99 Boots
Again I have only recently started using this product but I am very pleased with the results, I apply on top of my foundation and blend across my cheek bones, to my Cupid's bow, and along the top of my nose to ensure a highlighting effect to certain areas.
LEGGY AND DANDY BRANDY BENEFIT VELVET EYEHSHADOW, (part of celebutante set)
These two shadows combined create a neutral and everyday look for the eyes, I apply the shimmery Leggy velvet shadow all over the lid and the the brown Dandy Brandy shadow to the outer eyelid and blend together, which creates a beautiful neutral smoky eye, the product stays put all day and doesn't get caught in the creases of your eye lids.
BENEFIT DALLAS FACE POWDER, (part of celebutante set)
I absolutely cannot wait to buy the full size version of this bronzer, I absolutely love it! I usually find that sometimes bronzers can be too dark, however this one is perfect for adding a little colour and definition to the cheekbones.
THE BODY SHOP FROSTED CRANBERRY LIP BALM, £4.00 The Body a Shop
This product is not featured in the images above but I absolutely love this lip balm because not only does it smell divine, like all Body Shop products, but it also moisturises your lips leaving them soft and supple even in the cold winter months. It also adds a little colour to the lips which is beautiful, for only £4 this is 100% my number one handbag essential.
As you can see, besides using a range of Benefit products at the moment, my daily makeup routine is highly inexpensive, infact my entire routine comes to just around £20, which tends to last me around 4 months, bargain! I would love to know about your daily makeup routine, what are your everyday products? Leave me a comment below! :)