Thursday, 24 July 2014

Make-up Routine and Products

there are other things I love as much as fashion and fitness.. Make-up! Although I don't wear a lot, I put it on most days. I just prefer the au-natural look, plus I can't go into work with make-up that looks like I'm ready to hit the dance floor. 
I usually exfoliate, moisturize and put on "Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer" by +Benefit Cosmetics . I love this product because it's smooth, matte and works really well with "Hello Flawless Cover-Up Powder" also by Benefit. This powder stays on all day long with Stay Flawless Primer, and it comes in a cute compact with a mirror, make-up pad and brush. I really love the texture of the power, it's light but provides for a perfect coverage. I have the shade, "Honey" but I should have bought the darker shade "beige".

 Next I use "Stay Don't Stray Primer" for eyeshadows and concealers by Benefit . I dab three dots under my eyes and on my eye lids and blend it in, after it's set I apply my usual concealer "Boi-ing by Benefit" and eye shadows "NAKED by Urban Decay". I use medium/dark Stay Don't Stray Primer and 02 light/medium Boi-ing industrial strength concealer (I have a dark circle issue around my eyes.) The Naked palette I use is the first one by +Urban Decay Cosmetics  .. It has served me well over the last 3 years.

For blusher/contouring, I use "All-Over Face Colour" by +bareMinerals  in the shade Warmth (a best seller I just discovered). I can guess it's a best seller because it feels like it's never ending, I bought it 3/4 years ago! I use Flawless face bare escentuals brush for blusher. ** Sometimes I feel like using my bareMinerals Matte Foundation Powder. I use this when I'm going out, when I want a heavier powder, more coverage or just to use the darker shade. I use the Full Flawless foundation brush with this powder. I have medium beige and this powder has been my favourite for 4 years, I'm just cheating with Benefit time to time.

My absolute favourite eye liner is the "24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil" by Urban Decay. It stays on longer than any other of the brands I have tried. I have the shade Zero (black), it's also vegan, smooth, waterproof, award winning for it's long lasting and it comes in several shades! For liquid liner, I use "ALMAY liquid liner" This brand is made for sensitive skin, and I have no complaints about this liner. It's easy to use, and it's lasted a year so far ( I don't use it that much). 

My lipstick is actually discontinued I think, which sucks because I love it. It's "Do Tell Lana" by Benefit. It gives a strong colour and it feels moisturising. Benefit's "Full-finish lipsticks" are really nice on. I forgot to mention my mascara which is pictured next to my Stay Don't Stay Primer. I use "They're Real!" by Benefit (surprise). I do like it, but I feel like I could find better so I'll get back to you on that when I do. 

So that is everything I use everyday.

Nailah xox

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