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High Street Glow

Happy Sunday gang! I hope everyone has had a great weekend. ♥️

Whenever I think about makeup, I think about how to get that glow. I have written a couple of blog posts about different makeup routines trying out different products but this is my every day go-to makeup look.

I have been using these same products now for months and they are all from the high street. As much as I would love to use higher end products, my bank balance just doesn’t stretch that far I am afraid. If you want an affordable glowy makeup routine then here are some incredible products that won’t let you down.

First up, Glow Cherie from L’Oreal Paris. Before I even found this, I was using Bonjour Sunshine Liquid Bronzer by L’Oreal – equally as amazing. Glow Cherie wakes up your skin with a luminous, radiant glow. This hydrating skin enhancer covers imperfections and skin instantly appears healthier and glowing. Sometimes I only wear this!

If I want that extra glowy, dewy look then I put a pump of Glow Cherie mixed with No 7’s Skin Illuminator and Miracle Glow from Max Factor. This combination is flawless. All of these products can be used on their own but I love mixing them together.

The concealer I have been using for years now is L’Oreal’s True Match The One in shade Ivory. The coverage is great and really covers up those dark circles and blemishes.

With four pigmented shades, L’Oreal Paris La Vie En Glow Highlighting Palette is a must have addition to anyone’s makeup bag. The colours in the palette are warming on the skin and give you that radiance.

Let’s talk about Iconic London. I have been using the original illuminating drops for about three years now and I am still obsessed. You only need a tiny bit and you have cheek bones for days.

Finally, 24h Eyeshadow from Bourjois in shade Beige brings the look together. You know those makeup tutorials we all watch with the inner eye highlight? Look no further! Admittedly, this is a new addition to my makeup bag but I am loving it so far.

You can pick these products up anywhere – on the high street, on Amazon and on Ebay brand new. If you want that long lasting glowy look, I can say that I have tried and tested them all and that my daily makeup routine is easy, gorgeous and most importantly affordable. ✨

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No Makeup Makeup

On my no makeup days I wanted to share with you guys what I use to get that no makeup makeup look. It’s only four products and it’s the perfect look for the warmer weather and when you just can’t be bothered to do a full face (which is me every day really!)

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Maybelline Face Studio Illuminating Primer

Maybelline New York Master Blush – shade Heat

L’Oreal True Match Concealer – shade Ivory

L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature – 110 shade I Empower

Before I apply any make up I always use a moisturiser with SPF and then I put on a primer. Primer is an absolute must if you stand a chance of your makeup lasting all day. There are so many different primers out there and Maybelline have a huge range of them depending on what finish you want. Check out Maybelline’s range on their website.

Concealer is something I always carry with me. L’Oreal’s True Match is one of my favourite high street concealers. I always buy a concealer that is a few shades lighter than my skin colour. I apply it in a triangle under the eye and in any places where there is redness or a blemish. Instantly makes you look more awake before you have had your morning coffee.

I really liked this pinky shade of blush by Maybelline for a no makeup look to add a pop of colour. It brightens up your complexion and again, makes you look a bit more alive in those mornings when you want to hit that snooze button.

Finally, my favourite product I have found so far this month is the L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature lip colour in shade I Empower. I saw Lydia Millen review this on her YouTube channel and just had to get it. It feels amazing and soft when applied and has good staying power. There is a range of beautiful shades so check them out on the L’Oreal website.

All of these products are super affordable, new in stock and are must haves for the spring. Again, all these recommendations are not ads with brands.

Go-To Beauty

It was only when I turned 24 that I really started to care about what make up I was using. As a student at University it was a lot of fake eye lashes, bad eyebrows, foundation that was far too dark for your complexion, the winged eyeliner that I could never do equally on both eyes and that shiny forehead that would always make an appearance after a night of dancing and drinking.

Now at the ripe *old* age of 28 I enjoy finding new products and brands, testing them out and spending a little bit more for better quality.

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These are my go-to beauty products right now:

ICONIC LONDON’S illuminators – in my opinion, these are the best liquid highlighters out there. Just a dab on the cheek can give you that gorgeous glow. Shades in photograph are champagne shimmer and pink pearl.

L’Oreal Volume Millions Lashes Feline – I love trying out new mascaras. The wand says a lot about how it will apply. This is one of the easiest mascaras I have used to get a curl, volume and no clumps.

Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot Perfecting Primer – life changing. My make up stays on all day and I don’t need to reapply. It is silky smooth on the skin and gives it a perfect base.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner in shade Velvet Beige – it had been a long time since I had worn lip liner but I saw Emma Louise Connolly do an Insta story with this and absolutely loved the colour. I use it as a base on my lips and it keeps any lipstick on longer. I bought three – you know, just incase it is discontinued…

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Shade 17 – perfect for every day wear. Gorgeous pinky nude colour and feels so velvety and soft on the lips.

L’Oreal Bonjour Nudista Awakening Skin Tint in medium – I mix this with my moisturiser for a base before blush and bronzer.

No 7 Instant Illusions Rapid Radiance Balm – for those no make up days, this is perfect. It is light weight and more like a tinted moisturiser.

L’Oreal Le Blush in shade peach – pop of colour for spring with this gorgeous blush.

Make up bag is by Lily England. Couldn’t resist the marble print and rose gold accents! So beautiful.

 

Those are go-to beauty products right now! It chops and changes every now and again so if this blog is something you’re interested in then watch this space for more content similar. I have to admit that my make up drawer does need some TLC…where is Marie Kondo when you need her?

May your day be as flawless as your make up.

*I am recommending these products because I want to. I have not been asked to by brands*