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Monday, 22 February 2016

My errr'day look

Today I thought I would share my everyday makeup look. This is my go to look and I do it most days for work, unless I reaaally can't be bothered! It takes me around 20 mins which is great and I love love loooove the results every time. It's so simple and creates a fresh, glowy face. These are some of the products I use.

I start off my washing + exfoliating my face first. I use any gentle face wash (at the moment Simple's Oil Balancing wash) and I exfoliate using the Soap and Glory face brush- it is aaamazing!!! Then I follow with my moisturiser- if you could even call it that lol. My face can get really dry skin and I use something called Double Base gel. It is an emollient gel which is used for dry skin conditions (e.g eczema) and you can pick it up from any pharmacy. At first I didn't know whether or not to put it on my face, but after using so many other creams and sometimes even getting spots from them, I decided to try this and I'm very happy, and my skin is amazingly soft. I use a very small amount as it is very hydrating, but it's not heavy on the skin because it is a gel.

Now makeup! I start with my foundation. At the moment I have been using L'Oreal True Match foundation but I change it up all the time. With my foundation I mix it with one pump of 17 Instant Glow Skin Wow Tan and then apply to my face with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. This sponge is a must. Literally, I use brushes to apply my makeup sometimes and I've also used other sponges but this sponge- especially when you want a dewy look- literally... life.

Next I do my eyebrows. I use Rimmel Brow This Way Kit. I've been using this for a while and it really works for me. I brush the hairs up and line the bottom of my brow. Then I brush the hairs down and line the top of my brow. After that I fill them in LIGHTLY and use the Rimmel Brow Gel in clear to keep them in place.

After this is concealer and I ALWAYS use my holy grail which is Collection Lasting Perfection. I don't know what they put in this to make it so amazing but it's working. I use this under my eyes and if I have any imperfections, I use it there too and blend out with the sponge. Next I get 17 Skin Wow Primer as a highlighter and dot on the top of my cheekbones and pat into my skin. I am going to do a post about the two 17 products I have mentioned so far because they are both amazing!!!

Lastly I use a matte bronzer along the bottom of my cheekbones to give a slight contour and some dimension to the face, maybe add some blush or possibly dust a bit of highlight powder over my highlight for an extra glowy look. I finish with my mascara and a nude lip. That's it.

I know looking at all the steps it might seem like a lot but it really isn't and only takes max 20 mins and the results are great every time as you can't go wrong! At work I get a lot of compliments about my skin glowing and I am forever being asked "what do you use?" and "Can you show me please?". When I show people what I am using they are sometimes shocked as they didn't expect high street products but sometimes it's not necessarily what you have it's how you use it! ;)

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  1. Great post Tori, very informative! I like the sound of the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, I will putting that on my list of things to try. I agree with you about Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, it is a very good product and one that I use regularly too.

    Look forward to reading your review on the Seventeen products.

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