30 Jun 2014

Er'day Make Up

Hello beautiful people;

So this is officially my second week of blogging *does a little happy dance*
My pattern of blogging is going to be Monday-Saturday, so that's 6 posts a week!!
This week is going to all be about my daily routines, kicking it off with my everyday make up kit.

Now I am aware that this looks like a lot of make up for a natural everyday look but I can assure you that I don't look like a drag queen!!
This is a very MAC heavy post, I have in no way shape or form been sponsored by MAC, any of their counters or Make Up Artists. I love make up and my favourite brand is MAC.

Firstly I always start off with MAC's Strobe Cream, I love how hydrating this cream is and no matter what foundation you wear over the top you still achieve that beautiful dewy glow. Of course the higher coverage foundation you use the less dewy you look but it still manages to shine through !!
I always follow the application with a good ol' spritz of MAC's Fix+. This for me just helps to set the cream in place and by layering a fixing spray right from the beginning adds to the durability of your make up. Well in my opinion it does !

At the moment I've been raving my little mouth off about MAC's Face and Body Foundation, I use the shade N2 and I am an NW18/NW20 in the Summer Months. This foundation is sent from the gods, it suits every skin type and every age! I can't believe I haven't used it sooner! Super builable and the consistency is very lightweight.

To finish off my foundation I lightly pat over MAC's Studio Fix Powder + Foundation in NW18 to add to the durability of my foundation. This powder too is fab for Summer as it contains Silica which absorbs oil and moisture from the skin keeping your make up from sliding & shine/sweat free! The reason I use this powder rather than the standard Pressed Powder is because it has a lot more power & lasts me around 3-4 months, where as I used to get through the standard powder a monthly basis & I don't even have oil prone skin!

For cheeks I am in love with MAC's Mineralize Blush in Lured To Love which was from the limited edition winter 2013 collection Divine Night. The mineralize formula I find is less heavy on the skin and sits nicer than the standard MAC blushes. The peach tone to this just gives a bit of natural flush to the cheeks keeping the look natural. It also looks incredible with a heavy eye and a Myth lip for an evening look. This is by far my favourite blush I've ever tried.
Since I was 17 I have been crazy about Nars Laguna I use it everyday and it lasts me aprox. 9/10 months! Yes its a bit pricier than your standard bronzer but it lasts forever!! This is great from bronzing up the face Shaaanxo style or as a contour which is how I use on a daily basis.
My favourite highlighter for cheekbones and centre of the face at the moment is MAC's Mineralize Skin Finish in Perfect Topping which again was a limited edition product from the Spring 2014 Fantasy of Flowers collection. It's a very lightweight texture and is easily built for a subtle to strong highlight.

I get so many questions about what I use on my brows, so here are my 4 secret weapons (excluding brushes) to my brows! At the front I use Urban Decay's Naked 2 eye shadow from the Naked Basics Palette, the tail end is MAC's Fluidline in Dipdown and MAC's Studio Concealer in NC15 (the lightest shade) for my clean up and highlight. To give the brows texture I sweep a load of Ardell's Brow Sculpting Gel in Clear.
At the moment my go to mascara is MAC's False Lashes Extreme Black, this mascara is like marmite you do either love it or hate it! Personally I think its fab for lengthening and adding slight thickness to the lashes. It doesn't work miracles, but honestly what mascara does?
To finish off the look I apply MAC's Amplified Lipstick in Blankety for a full but natural look to the lips. If I'm going shopping or out for food I do tend to use MAC's Diva or Morange just for a pop of colour!

Hope you enjoyed this post!!
What are your favourite products for a natural Summer look?
lots of love, effstarbeauty x

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