My Everyday Makeup Routine

Saturday, 23 May 2015


Today I thought I would share my Everyday Makeup Rountine with you, as I enjoy reading this sort of post myself and thought it would be fun to try out. In this post I am featuring the makeup that I wear for day to day use (e.g. When I go shopping, when I go to school etc..)


Firstly, I start by giving my skin a quick clean with either a makeup wipe or with some micellar water. I then dab some Maybelline Baby Skin Primer (£7.99) under my eyes, on my t zone and on my nose (generally in the areas that have the most pores and that need a bit of a boost). I then pop some Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream (£6.99) on my hand and apply it just as you would with foundation, using a foundation brush. I use BB cream instead of foundation, as I find it just generally works better with my skin-it is lighter and doesn't make me break out, but this may be completely different in other people's cases. Next, I dot some Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in the shade Cool Medium (£4.19) under my eyes, and in any areas that are looking a bit red or tired-I then also brush this in using a foundation brush. I then use my Benefit Boing Concealer (£17.50)to just cover up any blemishes I have- I apply this with a thin concealer brush. After that, I just give my face a quick brush of Rimmel Stay Matte Powder (£3.99) in Transparent. You can probably tell that I really like this powder as it is starting to run out, and there is now a whole circle missing in the middle of the pot. The final product that I use on my face is the Bourjois Bronzer and Highlighter Duo (£7.99). From this, I mostly just use the bronzer side but sometimes I also use the highlighter to add a hint of shine to my cheeks.


Firstly, on my eyes I apply my eyeliner- I know some people put eyeshadow on first but I just do it the other way round for some reason. I normally only use eyeliner when I have the time to do so and can be bothered, and when I do apply it I use the Soap and Glory Supercat (£6). Like many other people, I know the struggles of applying eyeliner- some days I can do perfect cat eye flicks, and then some days it just all goes wrong and I instead just draw a thin line of liner to help define my eyes. Then, I apply my eyeshadow. I use the Bourjois Smokey Stories Quad (£7.99) and when applying I usually start with the lightest brown shade and build up to end with dabbing a little of the central glittery shadow on my eyelids. To finish off my eyes, I just sweep on some Benefit They're Real Mascara (£19.50).

Eyebrows and Lips

To add the finishing touches to my everyday makeup look, I colour in my eyebrows with Soap and Glory Archery in the shade Brownie Points (£10.00). I really love this product as it lets me shade in my eyebrows whilst keeping them looking natural still. In this product there is a brow tint brush you use first and then a setting/precision pencil that you use after. Finally, for my lips, I normally just apply a lipgloss that looks quite natural but adds a bit of colour- in this case Benefit Bella Bamba (£14.50) is perfect. However, I'm not sure whether Benefit stock this product everywhere anymore, as I haven't seen it in Boots lately.

Well, there's my Everyday Makeup Routine. I hope you enjoyed reading about it, and comment below to tell me what sort of products you like to use :-)

Olivia xo


  1. this was fun to read! i have been thinking of redoing my makeup routine lately and this gives me some good ideas.

    1. Thank you for you lovely comment and thank you for reading! Xx

  2. I use the Collection concealer as well, it's so good! Enjoyed reading this post, I love to have a nosy at other peoples makeup routines!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  3. I know, it covers my dark circles under my eyes so well! And thank you! :-)


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