My Everyday Makeup

My everyday makeup routine is very straightforward. As I work in an office, I like to look professional but I don't want to spend a lot of time in the morning on my makeup (not when I could be sleeping for an extra few minutes!!)

My go-to essentials are:

(Left to right: Sephora 110 foundation brush, MAC Studio Moisture Cream, Max Factor Lasting Performance foundation in 105 Soft Beige, Benefit Porefessional, Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer, BEnefit Bad Gal eyeliner, Soap & Glory Arch de Triumph eyebrow pencil, MAC Shy Girl lipstick, Soap & Glory Thick and Fast mascara, Natural Collection clear mascara, Rimmel MAtch Perfection loose powder, Benefit Dandelion blush, Illamasqua kabuki brush).

Step 1: Prep
I start my face routine by applying MAC Studio Moisture Cream as soon as I get out of the shower, and let it sink in while I blow dry my hair. Then I apply Benefit Porefessional to my t-zone.

Step 2: Base Layer
I then apply Max Factor Lasting Performance foundation in 105 soft beige, using my Sephora foundation brush. I follow up with Soap & Glory's Kick Ass concealer. I absolutely love this concealer - it has two difference shades, one for dark circles and one for blemishes, and it gives amazing coverage.

Step 3: Powder
After applying my foundation, I apply Rimmel's Match Perfection loose powder with my (much loved, and filthy looking) Illamasqua kabuki brush, to give my foundation a more matte-looking appearance and to reduce any oiliness. I follow this up with Dandelion blush, which adds a subtle but pretty glow to my cheeks.

Step 4: Finishing Touches
Lastly, I apply Benefit's Bad Gal eyeliner to my waterline and two coats of Thick & Fast mascara to my upper lashes. I fill in my eyebrows with Soap & Glory Arch de Triumph brow pencil and use the Natural Collection's clear mascara to keep them in place. Finally, I apply a slick of MAC Shy Girl lipstick, which adds a beautiful, but natural looking, shine to my lips.

Voila, makeup done... and I bolt out the door!!

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