My Make-Up Routine

The products I live for

Glossier Stretch Concealer
Glossier Stretch Concealer

This concealer is so handy for no make-up make-up. It is a little bit oilier than I would usually like but I use it instead of foundation over my sunscreen and it works a dream.

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Glossier Cloud Paint
Glossier Cloud Paint

I have used the sample of this and I am obsessed. I need one asap.

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Milk Make-Up in Baked
Milk Make-Up in Baked

This bronzer. Omg. It is amazing. It gives that sun-kissed glow without too much coverage and without being oily.

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It Cosmetics CC cream
It Cosmetics CC cream

I have really started to love a little less coverage and I'm starting to embrace my natural complexion. This CC cream is prefect for the 'your skin but better' vibes.

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Glossier Boy-Brow
Glossier Boy-Brow

I never thought I would be the glossier type, but I am really loving the natural look and this just gives my brows the lift they need.

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Glossier Clear Lipgloss
Glossier Clear Lipgloss

The only lipgloss I can deal with. Its not sticky yet long lasting.

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It Cosmetics Superhero Lash
It Cosmetics Superhero Lash

This Mascara is EVERYTHING. It is my new favourite.

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Fenty Beauty Setting Powder in Butter
Fenty Beauty Setting Powder in Butter

The most perfect setting powder for a less cakey finish. It soaks up oil without settling into the creases.

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Fenty Pro Filter Foundation
Fenty Pro Filter Foundation

A full coverage dream, especially for the summer months when it's warmer.

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Catrice HD Liquid Coverage
Catrice HD Liquid Coverage

This is my go to base in 03 Sand Beige. It has such a nice formula, blends well and is a bargain at roughly £7. It's not currently available in stores in the UK but you can pick it up in Penneys in Ireland or online at JustMyLook.

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Airspun Powder
Airspun Powder

The powder of drag queens. The only powder that keeps my oily skin matte. And super affordable.

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Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation
Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

This is my favourite luxury foundation, even though it's still relatively affordable at £29. I use shade 2.5 and it's the best match I have ever found for a foundation. It's Vegan too!!

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Urban Decay Naked Skin Pressed Powder
Urban Decay Naked Skin Pressed Powder

This powder is the perfect compliment to the All Nighter Foundation. I only splurge on this for special occassions as I use it too quickly to spend £25.

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Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil
Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil

The Matte Bronzer of your dreams, perfect for contouring your cheekbones and jaw line, This one is worth the £25 pricetag and lasts FOREVER.

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Mac Dolly Mix Blush
Mac Dolly Mix Blush

I have been using blush for probably 10 years now and I still love it. It's one of the pinkest shades but is super buildable and lasts so long. I think I've only bought 3 or 4 over the past 10 years. A good investment at £19.50

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Sleek Solstice Highlighter
Sleek Solstice Highlighter

This highlighter was an accidental find for me, I had forgotten my make-up bag one day and used all my sisters stuff and she had the champion highlighter. I always buy it from Superdrug or Boots and it's an absolute bargain for just under a tenner! It comes in 3 more shades too!

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Kat Von D 24hr Super Brow Long-wear Pomade
Kat Von D 24hr Super Brow Long-wear Pomade

A new find for me, I bought this the last time I was in Sephora in Paris and I LOVE it, I got Medium Brown which is a tiny bit darker then my hair, which is how I like my brows. It really does set and last all day long with no rubbing off. This one is $19 on the Kat Von D Beauty website

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Norvina - Anatasia Beverley Hills
Norvina - Anatasia Beverley Hills

My latest everyday fave. I love this palette because I feel like I can get such a broad variety of looks with it.

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Kat Von D Tatoo Liner
Kat Von D Tatoo Liner

Where would I be without my lids lined with black? It has become somewhat of a trademark for me, especially paired with a red lip! It's what makes me feel beautiful and confident. Line you eyes and nothing can stop you! This Kat Von D liner is the dream, no smudging and stays put all day (and night) long. Great value too at £17!

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Benefit Roller Lash
Benefit Roller Lash

The best mascara in town and I don't care what anyone else says! I get through probably at least 8 of these bad boys a year so it's definitely an expense at £21.50 a pop.

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Benefit Bad Gal Bang.
Benefit Bad Gal Bang.

I tried this one recently at the advise of the Benefit Expert at Gatwick Airport. I like it a lot, but not as much as Roller Lash, The product is a little heavier so clumps easier. This one is also £21.50

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Mac Retro Matte in Feels So Grand
Mac Retro Matte in Feels So Grand

The Red Lipstick you've been searching for your whole life. This liquid lipstick is magic. You don't even have to line your lips, just paint this on and you're good to go all day long. This one comes in at £18 but lasts a long time and is so worth it for not ahving to worry about touch ups all day.

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Sephora Collection Creme Lip Stain
Sephora Collection Creme Lip Stain

The name is deceiving. This Creme lip stain is one of the best liquid matte lipsticks you can find, and in shade number 13 : Marvellous Mauve. This shade is a darker nude colour when its applied and lasts so well through thick and thin. A bit tricky to get your hands on in the UK or Ireland, but if you're making a trip to Europe anytime soon be sure to pick one up! Oh and it's a bargain at just over £10!

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Cheekleader Bronze Squad Palette
Cheekleader Bronze Squad Palette

My new absolute favourite palette, the perfect shades of bronze, blush and highlight. This palette is pricey but it lasts so long and is perfect for on the go and travelling.

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Alyssa Edwards- Anatasia Beverley Hills
Alyssa Edwards- Anatasia Beverley Hills

My newest aquisition. The drag palette. The palette by Alyssa. It's so bright and beautiful! So pigmented. The pinks and yellows are so gorgeous and vibrant.

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The Sultry palette - Anatasia Beverley Hills
The Sultry palette - Anatasia Beverley Hills

The Sultry palette is perfect for any smokey eye, it is cool-toned but definitely versatile.

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Urban Decay Naked Heat Pallete
Urban Decay Naked Heat Pallete

The Pallette every olive skin toned gal should be using. All those warm red, pink and brown tones perfectly compliment your skin and hair. Reds and Browns are also the best compliment for Blue or Green eyes. This is an investment piece at £39.50, but usually goes into promotion at Debehams so keep an eye out.

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Brushes and Tools

What and where?

Okay so people say the more you spend on your tools, the longer and better your make-up will last. But, I'm not too convinced. I have been using Primark brushes and brushes I've picked up in TK Maxx or Boots and I'm super happy with them. 
My fave foundation tool is a blending sponge, I like this new one I've found from MASQD cosmetics in Boots, it's super affordable at like £6 and does the job perfectly! For my Powder I've recently bought a beatiful Spectrum Collection Domed Powder Brush for Boots and I do love it I must say, and it was still pretty well priced at just under £10. 
For contouring I use an Eco-Tools contour brush which I picked up in TKMaxx. For my eyes I have a couple of brushes from E.L.F Cosmetics and for the rest I buy brush sets in Primark whenever I see ones that speak to me! (They usually look like unicorn horns or mermaid tails)

Urban Decay Setting Spray

An essential. This spray makes my makeup last twice as long.

It Cosmetics Heart shaped brush

Did I spend a ridiculous amount of money on this brush? Yes. Was it worth it? Yes. I love it. And its so pretty.

Real Techniques Blending Sponge

The best sponge. Super bouncy and perfect for blending.

Spectrum Glam Clam A01 Powder Brush

All pretty things make me happy, so Spectrum Collections are just the dream! This lovely domed powder brush is just perfect for setting my foundation and any touch ups during the day. £8.99 at Boots.

E.L.F Cosmetics Blending Eye Brush

This brush is my go to Blending brush, it does the trick and is only £2

Ecotools Contour Brush

This is technically a Blush Brush but the stiffness of the shorter bristles makes for the perfect contour. Can usually be found in Boots or TK Maxx for under £10.

MASQD Blending Sponge

A spritz of Setting Spray or water on this and it's the perfect tool for blending your foundation all over. This is the closest thing to a Beauty Blender except its only £5!

E.L.F Cosmetics Defining Eye Brush

I use this brush for under my eys and defining my crease. ELF brushes are fantastic, no shed, last literally forever and this one is only £2!