Hello! My names Lauren and basically I talk about makeup (a lot) over at Becoming Beauty. Today i'll be taking over Vanese's Blog and talking to you about my current everyday makeup routine.
I'll begin with a bit of background knowledge; a couple of weeks ago I begun a full-time work placement. This shook up my makeup routine a lot, I went from being pretty lazy with my makeup to needing to look polished on a daily basis, ALL DAY. And let's just say that finding products to stick around on my skin ain't an easy task...
On my face, I begin with the Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer. Forget the tanning part, that doesn't work but this is honestly the best primer I have ever used in my life. When I use this, I need to cleanse multiple times in the evening as my makeup has stayed on so well. It smooths the skin and provides a great base for foundation. I am currently using Bourjois Healthy Mix Radiance Revealed foundation. I have rotated between my higher end bases, but as i'm using it on a regular basis I felt like it could get expensive. This foundation provides a gorgeous satin finish which really brightens the skin (and it's less than a tenner!). For concealer, I use plenty of Collection's Illuminating Touch Concealer under my eyes (The student in me hasn't quite gotten used to getting up at 7.00 everyday...) which really brightens and covers dark circles and bags. Finally, I finish my skin with Jurlique's Rose Silk Finishing Powder. This stuff doesn't half make a mess but it leaves your skin looking flawless.
Moving onto colour, I can't stop reaching for my Custom Fashionista Palette. I have the shades Butterscotch and Juicy Apricot for my cheeks and they both last really well. Butterscotch is the most natural and provides a subtle contour as well. I also have a bronzer and a highlighter but to be honest these don't get used too often as they're nothing to write home about. On my eyes, I always go for my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, using Suspect all over the lid, Tease in the crease and a bit of Bootycall in the inner corners. This gives me a subtle smoky look and I don't know where i'd be without this palette! I sometimes use eyeliner but more often that not i'll just swipe on a bit Maybelline's The Rocket Mascara and i'll be good to go.
On my lips, I usually go for a sheer wash of colour. My current favourite is 17's Mirror Shine Lipstick in Peace. It's the old packaging but this gives a pretty pink wash of colour with a lot of gloss and I really ought to pick up more shades!
There we have it, my everyday makeup routine. I'd love to hear what products you use on your face for work so please leave a comment below! And thank you to Vanese for having me. :)