So I’ve been looking through my make-up bag and have been thinking about what I should keep and what I don’t really need. I’ve gone on so many shopping trips with friends who are starting out at make-up application too, and always advise a few essentials. I also have a very tempting suitcase full of make-up (known as ‘The Kit’ by me and Dee) so delve into it on occasion when I need something more. But there are still a few items that my make-up bag always contains…
You can do so much with concealer that I often turn to it before any other product. Find yourself a good concealer that is not too chalky and dry or too creamy and thin. It’s a real challenge and everyone likes different things, so go out there and try some on yourself. I always conceal under my eyes then dab abit on my cheeks (to cover my fading acne scars) and on the edges of my nose that always red up a bit. Get a good ‘smooshy’ brush (longer hairs and soft textured) and use circular motions to blend in concealer wherever you need. You can use your fingers too as the oils of your hand actually blend the product in most naturally!
A good pencil eyeliner that is soft enough to not scratch as it goes on but hard enough to stay put is a must! I put one straight sweep of pencil eyeliner on my top lid against my lash line. It’s quick, needs no tools, and is considerably easier to control than gels and liquids. I also use my pencil eyeline for smokey eyes! Just blend the line for a softer look and apply a dab of the eyeliner in the outer corners of your eyelid. Then smudge away with a blending brush or…again…your fingers if you want
Without mascara I always say “I have no eyes”! I put many coats of mascara on my top and bottom lashes and love a variety of brands – find one you love and make sure you give a little side to side wiggle at the roots to get lots on there!
Cream blushers give you a rosy healthy glow while keeping the skin dewy. I dab some on my finger (always use your ring finger for hand-application of make-up it gives the best pressure), smile in the mirror, and put a few dabs on the apples of my cheeks where you naturally get flushed after exercise or a fresh breeze.
5. Lip Balm
I go for a plain lip balm on a day to day basis to keep my lips soft and moisturised.
And that’s amy daily make-up routine! It takes me about 5 minutes in total and keeps my make-up bag clutter free. If you’re going to invest in any products, just get these 5 on any brand that you favor, and you’re good to go!
Found some brands that you use for any of these 5 items? Let us all know which you prefer and why!