Daily Makeup Staples



I like to keep my makeup fairly simple these days; usually applying it in about five minutes, while Arthur is napping or entertaining himself on his Kick 'n' Play gym. These are my current daily makeup staples - the products I reach for time and time again, as they really work for me.

I've not worn foundation for quite a while now, instead opting for a lighter BB cream. My skin has been really good since falling pregnant and having Arthur. I'm starting to think that it's something to do with me feeling happier and less stressed? Whatever the reason, I love being able to wear a base with lighter coverage. The Body Shop All-In-One BB cream is a fairly recent purchase of mine but one I instantly loved. It looks a funny grey colour when you squeeze it from the tube but the colour adapts to your skin tone upon application. The lightest shade 00 is a great match for me and I find the BB cream offers a lovely dewy glow.

My two concealer favourites both come from Autograph at M&S. I use the Ultimate Wear Concealer stick to hide any little blemishes and the Illuminating Touch Concealer under my eyes to disguise dark circles and add a subtle highlight.


Another of my daily makeup staples is this gorgeous eyeshadow palette, which also happens to be from the Autograph M&S makeup line. All of the shades are so wearable and gorgeous but my current favourite is the coppery shade. I apply it to the lids and underneath my lower lash line, before adding a couple of coats of the Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara. This mascara does the job though I wouldn't say it's a favourite - just a sample I'm using up. Sometimes I'll finish off the eyes with the Supercat Eyeliner Pen from Soap & Glory (not pictured), it all depends on how much time I have / how lazy I'm feeling!

For cheeks I like to keep it super simple, using the rosy pink blush from the Autograph palette on the apples and applying theBalm Mary Lou Manizer on my (rather hidden) cheekbones. My eyebrow routine is also really simple, as I literally have no idea when it comes to brows. I tend to just apply a small amount of the darker shade from The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit using the Real Techniques eyebrow brush. I should probably get expert advice on what I need to do to my brows to make them more fabulous (and jump on the brow obsession bandwagon) but it's not really high on my list of priorities these days.

Finally, I finish my oh-so-simple daily makeup routine with the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Milan. I find the colour really hard to describe; it's kind of a mauve pink but brighter than you think it's going to be. It's probably easier you just look at the swatch here!

What are your current daily makeup staples? 
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