I haven’t actually put any makeup on for about three weeks, ever since we had to stop going to work. I’ve been living my best potato life and making the most of it.

Today, I had an errand to run and decided to get my s*** together for a day, and that meant getting ready in the morning and slapping some stuff on my face.

I like my makeup to be light, soft and natural. Skin should still peek through and it shouldn’t be about changing the face, rather enhancing the features.

Today I’m going to show you how I normally do my makeup on a daily basis and as always I like starting this kind of content with a shot of my bare, bare face.

To start off, I need to emphasise the importance of a good skincare regimen. Only skincare can improve the texture of your skin, and that will result in a nicer application of makeup. I never want to cover the skin fully with makeup, only even it out slightly.

The Primer

YVES SAINT LAURENT TOUCHE ÉCLAT BLUR PRIMER

This primer is blurring, illuminating and a nice base for foundation. I typically don’t think most primers do much, but this and the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer are two I’ve actually enjoyed. It is silicone based, so if that’s something you don’t enjoy steer clear. A small pump of this is enough for my whole face, focusing on the T-zone.

The Foundation

revlon photoready candid natural finish anti-pollution foundation

This has been my go-to foundation for quite a while now. It comes with a pump which helps get every bit of product out – incredible! I apply it with a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. The coverage is decent without looking heavy. I use a very small amount for the whole face and diffuse it. The product looks very natural with a satin finish once on, and is long-lasting without it breaking up from oils throughout the day.

As you can see, my skin still peeks through and it doesn’t really look like there is any product on the skin at all. I use so little that it is nearly imperceptible beyond it evening out my skin tone ever so slightly.

The Concealer

PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer

This concealer works beautifully with the foundation. I use shade 001 Banana. It is very highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. The perfect concealer for the look I like to wear. I apply a little under the eye and around the mouth where my skins pigmentation comes through most, and make sure to blend it in well with a sponge. I also, without adding any more product, blend what product is on the sponge onto the nose.

The Powder

Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder

This powder is finely milled with a subtle lit-from-within glow. I use a very VERY light dusting all over the face and under the eyes. It cannot be used for baking due to its luminous effect but is perfect for setting your makeup before moving on to cheek products.

Used with a Real Techniques B01 POWDER BLEU – SOFT POWDER BRUSH. Best brush range EVER!

The Blush

FACE OF AUSTRALIA BLUSH – TERRA

Blushes never really suit me and years ago I found this one blush that magically did. I purchased two of them and am now sadly making my way through the second. I don’t think FOA make it anymore.It’s a beautiful warm toned pink. Very subtle adding just a slight wash of colour to the cheek. I also pop this lightly over the nose.

Used with a Nude by Nature ANGLED BLUSH BRUSH.

The Highlighter

FENTY KILLAWATT FREESTYLE HIGHLIGHTER – HU$TLA BABY

I got this travel sized Hustla Baby in a mini set. It is weightless and longwearing, with a lovely cream-powder formula. You really have to watch your hand with this one. You can go from a subtle dayglow to light beam with one too many swipes. I pop this lightly on the cheekbones and the nose.

The Eyeshadow

BECCA VOLCANO GODDESS EYESHADOW PALETTE

To start on the eyes, I used Red Rock from my Goddess palette as a wash of colour all over the lid.

URBAN DECAY NAKED ULTIMATE BASICS PALETTE

Using a Sigma E38 diffused crease brush, I went in with shade Faith from the UD palette (a soft warm brown) into the crease and blended out the base shade extending the eye.

I then followed this up with some Hustla Baby in the inner corners of the eyes.

I also used this palette to very lightly fill in my eyebrows with shade Blackjack. I find very lightly using a black powder looks better with my dark wild brows than actual brow products. Usually brow products, even ones that are supposed to be cool toned are too warm or too brown for me, making it very obvious that I am wearing some product in my eyebrows.

The Spray

LA ROCHE-POSAY SEROZINC

Call me crazy but I use Serozinc as my setting mist. I used to also use the Avéne Thermal Water, but the spray on that is too intense. Serozinc has a fine mist spray perfect for finishing up your makeup.

Serozinc is created with just three ingredients. Zinc sulphate, Sodium Chloride and Water. Together, these three ingredients are meant to target oiliness and pores, reducing irritation and breakouts. Perfect!

The Mascara

MAYBELLINE TOTAL TEMPTATION MASCARA

I tend to go between this and the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara. They’re crazy similar. My lashes are elongated and separated, with some added volume without any clumps.

Neither smudge or flake, but I don’t generally have any issue with that.

When they’re nearly dried out though damn they both add some serious volume!

ET VOILA!

Here is the finished look. Nothing too intense, but not non-existent either. A little natural, a little soft glam. My skin still looks like skin just better and the eye is the perfect level of subdued drama for daily wear.

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