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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Everyday Makeup Tutorial - BLOGMAS DAY FOURTEEN!

So ever since I started this blog it's been requested so many times to write an Everyday Makeup Routine/Tutorial and I'm finally writing it! So without further a doh lets get into it! I really hope you like it!

Step One - Concealer. Apply concealer underneath your eyes to conceal dark circles, and over any blemishes, or dark spots you may have. You can also use it as a brightener/highlighter on your forehead, nose and chin and on your eyelids as a primer for eyeshadow. Then blend your concealer in using a brush or your fingers. I have used the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer along with the Real Techniques Pointed Foundation brush as it allows accurate and precise blending.

Step Two: Bronzer. Prior to this step you can also apply foundation however I don't wear foundation hence I didn't include it. So using a figure of three formation, apply the bronzer from your temples, into the hollows of your cheeks and across the bottom of your chin and face. This gives your face a bit of colour, tan and definition.

Step Three - Contour. Contouring allows you to bring out any features and also shapes and defines your face.  I only contour down my nose as I hate the shape of my nose and I like to lengthen it. You can also contour in the hollows of your cheeks if you choose to. Apply the contour in a straight line down each side of the nose, and blend using a brush that has the remained of your foundation and/or concealer. To contour your cheekbones simply suck in your cheeks and apply the contour on the outlines of your cheekbones to create a 'chiselled' look.

Step Four - Blush. Use a golden toned pink to bring out the natural flush in your cheeks apply with a precision angled brush. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks and blend it in using a large fluffy brush. I used the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush as it accurately places blusher across my cheeks. This warms up your face, and adds a sutble glow and complexion.

Step Five - Powder. Use either a translucent powder or a powder matched to your skin tone to 'lock' in your makeup. Use a large dense brush to apply it all across your face, this combats oils and sets your makeup for the remainder of your day.

Step Six - Comb and shape your eyebrows. Using an eyebrow comb (or an old mascara wand) brush your eyebrows according to their natural shape. You can also use an eyebrow mascara to create a dense look or an eyebrow pencil to fill in any gaps or sparse areas.

Step Seven - Mascara. Use a mascara wand and go from the bottom of your lashes to the very top. Using the brush wiggle from the base of your lashes and go from each side - this makes it look like your wearing perfectly placed eyeliner and takes half the time. I used the Smashbox Full Exposure mascara as it's my current favourite - it adds length, definition and volume.

So I hope you enjoyed that post - I'd love to hear what your every day makeup routine is! If you'd like to know what products I use let me know in the comments as I could totally write a post for that!


  1. I love this post, please can. We go shopping tomorrow, I emailed you xx

  2. You are so sdfsdfhs Beautiful!! Like what the even? haha!

    1. Aw, thank you Jenna! So are you! Hope you had a wonderful christmas! xx