Tuesday, 5 April 2016

My Current Make-Up Routine

Hey lovelies!
I thought I'd share my current make up routine with you. I know when I first started blogging I showed you what was in my make up bag, but it's changed recently as we've gotten more towards spring, so here we go...

I got a little sample of the Benefit Porefessional primer a little while ago, so I thought I'd use that at the moment because my Rimmel one I mentioned here has run out. The Benefit one is ok I guess, but I prefer the Rimmel one. The Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free  is quite possibly my favourite foundation of all time, (Review coming soon), and I buff it in using the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush as I find that gives me the best coverage and the best finish. I then use a concealer on any blemishes and my dark under eye circles which is currently the most popular concealer ever - The Collection lasting perfection. This tube is ridiculously old now and I'm pretty sure it's unhygenic BUT I want to finish it it up. I finish my base off with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder which I don't think will ever change because it's the only that keeps oil at bay. It's super cheap too definitely can''t complain!

Next up for me is brows and I'm currently using the Maybelline Brow Satin pencil in dark brown, which I think is quite new? I've never seen it anyway! It's basically a twist up hard pencil on one end and a powder the other end. I really like it, and the colour stays on literally all day! To keep my stray hairs in place I use a clear mascara which is currently the colour lash (lol!?) from Collection.

After brows I move on to my eyes and I'm absolutely loving my original Naked Palette at the moment. I have all of them, including the smokey, and the two basics one but I find myself reaching for this more than any of the others. I apply the shade 'toasted' all over my lids with 'buff' buffed into the crease to give a bit more definition. I then use the Rimmel twist up eyeliner to buff into my lash line and smudge out with the smudger and then I put it in my waterline. It's a bit of a bitch to put on the waterline to be honest, but it's waterproof and doesn't budge, so it's well worth it imo. I use the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara on my lower and upper lashes and I find it really accentuates my eyes! I still have tonnes of other mascaras to use, but I repurchased this the other day cos it's one of my faves.

For cheeks, I like to lightly contour using Mac's Harmony blush... Yes, I know it's a blusher, but trust me, it is the best for contouring on my skin tone. After that's blended so I don't look like a zebra, I follow up with Nars 'Deep Throat' blush. I was using 'Dolce Vita' but now it's spring, I've changed back to this one, and as you can see by the state of it, it is very well loved.

In this look I'm wearing Mac 'Brave' lipstick on my lips which is my current favourite, but to be honest it changes with the weather! Sometimes I'll wear a darker colour, other times I'll go for a really nude shade... It all just depends!

So, there's my super simple current make up look. I apologise for the fact I'm the least photogenic person ever, but hey ho!

What's your current make up routine?

Sophie x


  1. I love the sound of the Clinique foundation! Your eye makeup is gorgeous here ♥

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    1. It is seriously amazing! Ahh, thank you :) x

  2. Love that eyeshadow shade! Super gorgeous.
    Yeah, I feel like Benefit is slightly overrated with some of their products, right? I've not tried the primer myself, but the mascaras and ... Not a fan! X

    1. I adore the naked palette! The original is definitely the best in my opinion :)
      Don't get me wrong, the Benefit packaging is pretty but I think there are other things that are better. I've only tried the Bad Gal mascara and I wasn't a fan of that either x