Friday, March 2, 2012

My Everyday Makeup Routine

Hi guys ~

I'm just gonna show you guys what products I use for my face whenever I go out. Of course on the days I stay home, I leave my face bare! If I go on errands for a short period at the local shops, I would use a tinted moisturiser and just go.
My makeup routine has been pretty much the same for the last month, I don't wear eyeshadow as much anymore, since it's uni and I don't wear eyeshadow to uni. So yeah, it might look like I use a lot of product, but it's just all your essentials, nothing extreme. It takes me about 5-10 min doing my makeup, at a slow-ish pace. Eyeliner definitely takes up the most of my time haha.

1. Face Of Australia - Face Bace Primer 
Most of the time, I'd use a primer to help set my foundation, and this little baby actually does its work very well :) A little goes a long way.

2. MISSHA Perfect Cover BB Cream or Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream
I'm a big believer in BB creams. Read my post about Missha BB cream here. I feel that it works perfectly to even out my skin tone, which is what I usually look for in foundations.
Depending on my day, I would apply Missha for my longer days, and for shorter days, I use Garnier. Missha has a thicker consistency than Garnier, and covers imperfections well, but Garnier is more moisturising and evens out my skin tone well too.
I use my Sigma F80 Flat top kabuki brush to apply my foundation. Nothing works better :)

I forgot to add here that after I apply my foundation and wait for it to settle, I fill in my eyebrows with a brown eyeshadow using a slanted angled brush. After that I use my powder.

3. Face Of Australia Translucent Loose Powder
After my foundation, I always set it with a powder, not only to set my face, but to also mattify it. I have oily skin, so I've been using this every time I go out. 
I use my SILK Green Line powder brush to apply.

After my face is set, I move onto eyeliner.

4. Face Of Australia Eyeliner Mechanical (Black)
This is a crayon pencil and I use this to tightline my upper waterline. I have thin, sparse lashes, so tightlining my eyes gives that effect of fuller looking lashes.

5. Dollywink Liquid Eyeliner
I then use this to line over my eyelids and I almost always wing it out a little.

6. Mirenesse Vibralash Mascara
After my eyeliner, I curl my lashes and apply mascara. I'm currently using this one, and it has 3 vibration settings, going from light vibration to heavier and faster vibration. I feel that these have been coating my lashes very nicely, it doesn't clump and it's a nice deep black colour. 

7. Australis Blush - Rosy Cheeks
I always apply my blush last because I don't wanna smudge it when I rest my fingers on my cheek to apply my eyeliner. The current blush I keep reaching for is this gorgeous matte pink. It's the same colour on the Australis Face-A-Holic (here). I use my Sigma Angled Contour to apply this on the apples on my cheeks, sweeping upwards towards my temples.

8. Revlon Mineral Finishing Powder - Brighten
And then, to finish it off, I finish it off with a highlighter/illuminiser. Using my blush brush from SILK, I apply these to the tops of my cheeks, down my nose and a little on my forehead. You ideally want to apply it on the high points of your face for that healthy glow. You can kind of see the highlight on my nose in the above pic showing my mascara.

9. Carmex Moisture Plus Lipbalm.

Last but not least, I apply a lipbalm to my lips to give them that little shine and moisture. I only apply lipstick if I don't plan on eating in the next few hours.

Finished result! Except my eyes aren't liquid lined in this. Haha, pictures from today are all from diff days n_n"

So yeah, that's my everyday look. It's simple and takes no time at all. I've been sticking to this routine for so long now, that it's just automatically picking up the products and applying them, not worrying about what colour eyeshadow, or blush to wear.

Do you guys stick to a routine? Or is your makeup routine different everyday?

PS, I finally have my hands on the Naked 2 Palette! Post soon, promise :)


  1. Haha it's funny cos when you lay everything out, it seems like a lot of products but when you think about it - you're right, they're all essentials!!
    I love that blush colour, sooo pretty!
    I stick to a routine as well, I pretty much use the same products everyday. Once you're in a routine, it's much faster to do your makeup quickly haha especially cos I'm so slow in the mornings :P

  2. Missha BB Cream looks sooooooooooo good on you x_x I remember at abbw, your skin looked soooo pretty 8) You haz very cute frecklez btw LOL!! :D

    Btw! The brushes are from the SILK Green Line by Royal [& Langnickel] Brushes!! :)


  3. i love the dolly wink eyeliner!
    im still debating on whether to try out the Garnier BB cream!
    Krissy xoxo

  4. very natural look..
    i had missha bb cream before but its not good for me
    cuz it makes my face more oily -.-
    glad that missha works for u..

  5. Cute! I mostly stick to a routine as well, I wear the same products, just rotating the blush depending on what colour I want on my cheeks that day, lol! I definitely need to have a look into BB creams.

  6. Yey for routines lol!
    I pretty much do something similar for Uni ..except lately I've been using eye shadow - no idea why hahah.

  7. I used to stick to a routine but then my foudation ran out, and then my eyeliner ran out, and then my bronzer ran out. I don't have a job so I've been restricting myself from buying things that I want rather than things that I need so now I've learnt to go out of the house without make-up on.

  8. I saw the Revlon Colorstay Powder thingy at Cosmo Cosmetics was debating if i should get it or not :S

  9. I sorta have a routine but it really depends on my mood
    Plus I usually go to uni, so I don't bother covering up myself like my friend who spends an hour just for her makeup - I find her makeup a little too extreme!
    But yours is so simple and perfect for everyday outings

  10. I do have a routine, but I put in small changes every 2-3 weeks (: I love how you did your eyeliner~! I just found your blog and followed (: x

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  11. I love how natural and pretty you look! :)

  12. Those SILK brushes look so soft and fluffy! Love the pastel pink handle of that angled Sigma brush :)

  13. I like the sound of your routine! I completely agree- I don't wear eyeshadow to Uni, it just doesn't make sense. And I'm a loyal fan of my BB cream too! I'm not sure I can revert to foundation after using BB cream. Unless it's a pretty ah-mazing foundation (I'm looking at you, Neutrogena Healthy Skin!). x

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