My everyday makeup look doesn’t really tend to change as I’m all about the soft glam – think Kourtney Kardashian – but I do like experimenting with new makeup products. August has been all about old favourites and some newbies. So get comfy guys because you’re in for a long read.
I know I’ve raved about the Nude Cushion Stick Foundation* so many times now, but it really deserves all the praise it gets. When I want something quick and easy that will still make my skin look flawless, I will 100% reach for this foundation. It’s a sheer coverage foundation and it just makes my skin look so nice and glowy. I can apply more layers of this foundation for more coverage without it looking cakey or overdone. I’ve spoken about this foundation in more depth in this post if you want to check out how awesome it really is.
I have recently rediscovered an old favourite of mine which is the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation*. I was literally obsessed with this foundation last summer and I wore it on a regular basis without ever switching to anything else because it honestly had everything I wanted it. It’s a semi matte finish but I still have a nice glow to the skin, and it’s really buildable so I can go for medium to full coverage depending on what I want. There isn’t a huge shade range which really sucks, so I always find that the colours are either too light or too dark for my skin tone, so I mix in some of my Estee Lauder Double Wear in Cashew just to give it more of a yellow undertone.
I have probably mentioned this before but I am unfortunately plagued with dark under eye circles, lucky me. What’s worse is that if I don’t get a good night’s sleep then those dark circles are even more profound. So it is essential that I have the best concealer that works for me. Ever since I bought the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer* I have been using it religiously. It is full coverage without looking thick and cakey, it doesn’t crease and it is so pigmented that it completely hides any darkness. I only use the smallest amount because a little definitely goes a long way with this product. There are also a lot of shades to choose from and suit every skin tone.
I like having a bright undereye look so I usually follow up with my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer* This is a super light weight concealer and it is so pigmented. I just dab on a couple of dots and blend them out to brighten up the inner corner hollow of my under eye area.
I have been using my Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Granite religiously for about a year now and it is definitely a holy grail product for me. It is so easy to use and the product is amazing. The pencil has a waxy consistency and it literally glides onto my brows. It’s the perfect product to use when I’m in a rush as it’s so easy to use. I like to outline my brows with this pencil and fill them in with small + precise strokes. I then follow up with my NYX Brow Gel to set all my hard work in place. This stuff is like glue for my brows. My brows stay in place all day long and it doesn’t even feel like I’ve got anything on.
As my soft glam looks are always focused on making my base look amazing, I don’t spend too long on my eyes, especially when I’m in a rush. I use my Sephora Contour Eye Pencil in Cappucino to create a soft brown wing + follow up with my L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara to lengthen my lashes.
No look is complete without some bronzer and I have been loving my MAC Bronzer in Golden. It’s a really nice warm toned bronzer that adds a really subtle golden glow to the skin. I like using this product to add some warmth to my face and I love how buildable it is. It’s a really light weight product so it isn’t very pigmented which I like so I can build up the type of coverage that I want. I apply some to my cheeks, my forehead and jawline so I look naturally bronzed up. This is the perfect product for a natural bronzed look that doesn’t look overdone at all.
I recently got my hands on the Essence Satin Touch Blush in Satin Bronze and oh my god I freaking love it. I’ve been looking for a muted peachy/nude blush that looks really natural and subtle on the skin so I practically launched for this blush when I saw it. The blush is very pigmented and has a pretty satin finish to it. For £1 – yeah, you read that right – this is an absolute bargain! I got mine from Wilko’s, but Ulta Beauty also stocks this brand for all my American babes out there.
As I mentioned before, I’ve been loving soft glam looks recently so I’ve been reaching for my Laura Geller Highlight* every time I do my makeup. This is a beautiful gold highlight that makes my skin look so radiant + glowy. I like applying this highlight to all the high points of my face, spraying some setting spray on top and going over it with a beauty blender just to make it look less powdery and last longer. It’s my favourite highlighter to use as it looks amazing on olive/tan skin tones.
I have been loving a pinky/nude lip recently and I really don’t think you can have too many nude lip options, you really cannot. I’ve been wearing my MAC Lustre Lipstick in See Sheer which is a super lightweight satin mauve/pink lipstick that feels super comfortable on the lips. I like wearing this lipstick on its own as it is very sheer but I also like to apply my Essence Lipgloss in 07 on top as I’ve been completely obsessed with glossy lips recently.
And then to set everything in place I spray my Estée Lauder Set + Refresh Perfecting Makeup Mist all over my face so that it looks fresh and glory all day long. I have been loving this spray ever since I bought it as it makes my skin look so dewy and really helps all the powders blend together.
Nude Cushion Stick Foundation in Cashew
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 220
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Biscuit
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Sand
Laura Geller Highlight in Gilded Honey
I have been loving so many products this month and I hope you guys enjoyed reading all about them. Let’s see what September brings!