Lately I’ve developed a bit of a routine with my makeup, for days where I just feel like wearing a bit of makeup, and don’t feel like doing anything fancy. Most of the products I use are fairly affordable, and I think it’s because I don’t want to ‘waste’ my high end products – even though wearing and enjoying them isn’t a waste, it seems to be a unconscious decision. This is probably what you would call no-makeup makeup, although peoples definitions of what that is really seem to vary – I saw a tutorial for that the other day which involved fake eyelashes and ain’t nobody got time for dat on a daily basis!
This is a look I wore to work the other day – it’s not ‘photoshoot’ makeup, it’s literally getting home from work, thrusting my camera at my brother and taking photos of my makeup.
The products I used for this look are:
- Clinique Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer Golden Glow* – this is from the new Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing range which is on counter in NZ from June 2015. It gives a luminous glow to your skin without appearing glittery, I wear it alone or under makeup. Available to purchase online from Sephora AU
- Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream – light
- Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer – 2 Cool Medium*. I have barely use my other concealers since Collection sent me this, and I think that really says a lot!
- Bourjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder – 55 Dark Beige
- Bourjois blush – 33 Golden Lilac. A friend sent me this from the UK for my birthday, but Bourjois is now in selected Farmers stores in NZ which is exciting! You can also purchase Bourjois online from Mighty Ape
- Daiso eyebrow pencil – Natural Brown
- Maybelline Eyestudio – 25 Nude Attitude. I used the middle shade as an eyeshadow base.
- Essence quattro eyeshadow – 05 To Die For*. This quad is so easy for a nice neutral eyeshadow look, I’ve been making a lot of use from it.
- Za Gel Eyeliner – BR669 Deep Brown*
- Collection Does It All 5 in 1 Mascara – 1 Black*
- Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick – 245 Smoky Rose. I have quite a lot of Revlon lipsticks, and I don’t know why people don’t talk about them more! The quality is excellent, and they have a great range of colours.
I really love the Daiso eyebrow pencil – I bought in on recommendation from a friend, and it’s so great. It was only $3.50, and it’s just perfect. It’s sufficiently cool toned to suit my skin/hair, the texture is great, and it has a spoolie on the other end to blend it out. If you’re in Auckland, these are sold at Daiso aka $3 Japan on Queen St by Giapo/Carl’s Jr etc.If you aren’t in Auckland, head to a Daiso store if you have one nearby, and hope that they stock them!
A lot of the products that I used in this look were sent to me by PR companies and brands, but they are things that I use regularly. I like to try products for a long time before writing about them, so that I can be thorough when I say what I think of them. I think that readers tend to appreciate it, even if it means I’m not one of the first people to get a review up about a hot new product.
What do you think of this look? Clearly I like it, since I wear some variation of it a few times a week! What is your go-to makeup? Let me know in the comments section.
*Product was supplied for review by PR company/brands.