I quite often get asked to show what’s in my day to day make-up bag: well, here it is. I love nude looks so the daily routine is Etat Pur LW Hyaluronic Acid, over which I usually use Airbase Primer (not always – sometimes I’m lazy). If I’ve got meetings, I use eye drops to brighten my eyes; currently it’s Murine, but not always because black khol (Bourjois) always looks better against bright, white eyes. My base is L’Oreal Lumi Magique because it’s the perfect shade for me at the moment, although over the winter my tone will change so I’ll swap for something else. I just find it’s as good as any premium foundation and gives an excellent level of coverage. I’ve been hooked on the Origins GinZing Brightening Cream Eye Shadows since I got them, and I find that Sugar Peach is the perfect colour for opening up the eye area. I always line my lids with Bourjois Intuitive Liner for fool proof, close to the lash lines and if my dark circles are really terrible (although I usually just ignore them), I use Diorskin Nude Hydrating Concealer – one of the few that doesn’t cake or look heavy.
I am still addicted to MAC Sculpting Cream in Pure Sculpt as a blush which I use with Daniel Sandler’s brilliant Waterbrush, and finish with Dior Addict Extreme in Incognito (but always keep Lanolips at hand).
So that’s what makes my face up every day! Are any of your favourites in there?
I’ve gone off wearing lots of colour on my eyes for some reason; and instead I’m using the simplest possible combination that makes a really strong look. Remembering that I like my eyes dark my product essentials at the moment are:
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, £18.
This product is a little genius.. I just apply a tiny amount over my lid and it ensures that what follows stays absolutely put. It’s kind of miraculous to use a high pigment product that doesn’t wander around the eye although it does very much wander without Smudge Proof!It lasts nearly forever as well. It’s HERE
This is also worth its weight in gold; a really strong black powder that I apply with a flat definer brush (MAC have a good one) as close to the upper lash line as I can get it. I use dabbing motions rather than a sweep across and get a very powerful but tidy line. It’s made to twice the strength of normal eye make up and again, using it as a liner means I won’t run out any time soon.. I’ve still barely broken the surface. I put an even finer line under my lower lash line with a fan brush and that’s it. Other than a little sweep of mascara for the lower lashes (I have lash extensions in the top ones) I am completely done.
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