Monday, 15 April 2013

Everyday Makeup Staples!

There are a handful of makeup products I can't live without, and I will repurchase over and over again. I don't wear makeup everyday but when I do it's usually a soft natural look, however evening makeup is another story.

My makeup has to be quick and polished, here are my staples and the order I use them in...



  • I mix Mac 'Face & Body' foundation (Full Review HERE) with Mac 'Strobe liquid' in the palm of my hand, about half of each and apply directly to my face with my fingers. This creates a luminous sheer finish which I LOVE.
  • I use Mac 'Studio finish concealer' in NC30 to pinpoint conceal, I have a couple of scars that need coverage.
  • I use YSL 'Touche Eclat' under my eyes to cover up the darkness under my eyes. I much prefer By Terry 'Touche veloutee' but I'm out! :(
  • I curl my lashes with the Shue Uemura curlers.
  • I apply Clinique '03 intense chocolate' brown eyeliner on the upper lash line and smudge & wing  it out with the applicator on the other end. I also tight line and apply liner to the waterline but only on the inner and outer corners, I find that if i line it all the way it closes up my eyes.
  • I apply Urban Decay 'Baked' 24/7 eyeliner on the lower lash line slightly smudging it into the brown which compliments my eye colour.
  • I apply mascara.
  • I contour/bronze with Benefit 'Hoola' (Full Review HERE) focusing under my cheekbones with the 'trish McEvoy' fan brush, I also dust it into my crease which balances me out.
  • I apply Jemma Kid lip liner in '02 Nutmeg' which is the exact same shade as my natural lip colour.
  • I then apply lip balm (Apivita is my favourite at the moment) & a tiny dab of concealer on the centre of my lips to mute them out to balance out the eyeliner.
I don't always wear eyeliner as it can look heavy and does take some time, usually it's just mascara and lipstick/gloss but this is the exact look I have been rocking lately.



Swatches...


And here's me wearing everything stated. I haven't been doing anything to my brows as I have been growing them out since January, luckily they're getting back into shape.


Hope you are all well, as an FYI: I have lost 15lbs so if I look a little different it's because my face has slimmed down. :) I will be doing a proper post dedicated to my weight loss quite soon! However, keep up to date on Instagram by following 'OfficialFoodDiary' with my daily food and fitspo photos.

What are your makeup staples?

Disclaimer: The Clinique eyeliner, Apivita lip balm & Trish McEvoy' brush was sent or given to me at a press event for review purposes a long time ago now :) I wasn't paid to mention any of the products & I'm not affiliated with the brands mentioned. Honest opinion as always.

21 comments:

Maria Sparkle said...

Your every day look is lovely, you look completely beautiful :)) Well done on your weight loss to :))xxx

Εvi said...

The Apivita lip balms are my favourite too, whenever my lips are cracked I slap them on and the problem is solved! I think the Clinique Intense eyeliners are one of the best out there, they're true to their name- INTENSE!!! I haven't seen a more rich and pigmented eyeliner in the market! Love your photos!

xx

Ella Pretty Blog said...

Muhsine - you are just radiating beauty! You are seriously the poster child for the benefits of healthy eating. I love following your IG food account for all the great meal ideas.

Loved seeing your MU picks - I'm going to try mixing strobe light with my foundation - does it highlight skin imperfections though?

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Supergirl said...

You look lovely! Great post.

Jodie Melissa said...

Your makeup always looks flawless! I hope when I'm a little older I will have better skin. I love the Shue Uemura eye lash curlers, they really make such a difference :)

chicsmarts said...

So pretty! I am just starting to explore highlighting and contouring...I would love a tutorial if you are willing to share!

Sylvie Helen said...

I love this kind of smudgy, slightly smokey everyday look. You look gorgeous! x

Xlovehappyx said...

you look beautiful. i bet that foundation is amazing, but the studio fix fluid breaks me out so i'm afraid to try this. would love to try the ysl concealer though

live.shiv said...

OMGSH you look gorgeous! and I love your instagram, always gives me great ideas!

Katrina said...

I also love mixing strobe cream with my foundation! :) you're gorgeous!

Mercedes Nicole said...

I love this post. You look gorgeous!

Shikha S said...

beautiful.. very natural look.

Alma said...

gorgeous mama! Lately my everyday makeup is super effortless and natural, I can't live without my Dior bb cream, anastasia brow gel and guerlain terracotta bronzing powder. I feel like these products transform my face with minimal effort :)

Claire said...

Great post! You look so beautiful in that picture x

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Anna Nuttall said...

Hi that a really nice selection of make up, i love the look of the mac.

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Stacy said...

I like your everyday makeup!!!
xo
Stacy

http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

Curl and Dress Up said...

I love your make up !

Inès

C.S.I Beauty Blog said...

You look lush in these pictures! And the photos are gorgeous.

Love the Urban Decay and Apivita products too, can't get enough of them :)

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enter said...

I love this look - it is so gorgeous on you! I wish I could pull off such a radiant foundation combo! beautiful xx www.katrao.com

tahitian88 said...

You and I have very similar skin type/tone-- do you still use shade C4 in the MAC Face & Body? I want to try but unsure what shade (Im also NC30/35)? ...thanks