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How much is my face worth? Makeup edition || blushmedo

It always really interests me, to see what other people put on their faces. So though I would give you all a peak into what I’ve been reaching for on a daily basis.

I generally go through phases with my makeup, depending on what my skin is like, the finish I’m going for and where I’m going. This makeup is more for an everyday look, but can be used for an evening look too.
I haven’t included skincare in this post,  as I didn’t want to make it super long. But if you would like me to do a post on my skincare routine, please let me know in the comments.
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After moisturiser, I always apply eyeshadow primer. I’m not very adventurous with this as I’ve never had any problems with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It does exactly what it says on the tin and if I don’t apply this, my shadow creases within a couple of hours after application. So I say if it’s not broke, then why fix it. Right?

The eyelash curlers by Shu Uemura are my go to, as they give my lashes a nice cure without making them poke out in weird directions. I always squeeze gently at the base, then halfway up. I find this gives a really nice shape to them, while still looking natural.

How much is my face worth? makeup blushmedo 030116-2For base, I have been turning to the Bourjois CC Cream in the lightest shade. This has amazing coverage considering its a CC Cream and is very good at covering redness. It does dry relatively quickly and the finish is kind of a satin to matte finish which is build-able. To apply, I either use my fingers, the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge or a buffing brush, depending on what finish I want to achieve. Using my hands, I get a natural/matte finish and this is also pretty similar using the brush. I opt for the sponge for a more dewy look.

For concealer I have long been a fan of the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. It is a high coverage, but using the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge gives a nice finish.How much is my face worth? makeup blushmedo 030116-5I’ve really been into baking and for this I have been using the Rimmel Lasting Finish loose powder in translucent.

A quick how to: I put LOADS on a brush, such as the Real Techniques Setting Brush and apply over the concealer and leave it to ‘bake’ into the skin. This gives more of a flawless finish and lasts much longer. It works better if you use a moisturising concealer as it doesn’t dry out the skin. I leave this for about 5-10 minutes and use a fluffy brush to dust off the excess. Leaving me with a silky matte finish, making my makeup stay all day.

For bronzer I have been using the NYC bronzer in Sunny. I use a duo fibre brush and apply this on my temples, the top of my forehead and also use it as a kind of contour. As the colour of it is not too orange it works really well to add a bit of definition to the face, without needing a million different products.
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 For blush, I have been reaching for Charlotte Tilbury’s Cheek to Chic blush in Love Glow. The idea is that you swirl your brush round the outside, apply this to the tops of the cheekbones and then use the middle colour on the apples of the cheeks to make them ‘pop’. The outer ring does contain a little shimmer, but isn’t obvious once applied and the centre shade is completely matte. As blushes go, it is really nice and lasts well on me throughout the day.

I don’t know when it happened, but it seems I can’t leave the house without highlighter on at the moment. I bought this around a year ago and didn’t love it at first, but over the last few months I have really fallen in love with it. The Balm’s Mary-Lou Manizer is quite a well known product and is loved by lots of people and I can see why.
I apply it to the very tops of the cheek bones, down the cnetre of my nose and a little on my cupids bow. It isn’t shimmery with chunky bits of glitter, but a beautiful highlight that isn’t too much but leaves a subtle glow on the skin. Just bear in mind that a little of this goes a long way.

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I’ve been going for a matte eye lately, as I find it to be simple and adds depth to the eye. The aplette of choice has been from Freedom Makeup. It’s got both cool and warm tones, so you can create many looks. Because it’s completely matte, it’s nice on people of all ages and eye shapes. I always go back to just two brushes which are both from Zoeva and are the 221 Luxe Soft Crease brush, which I use to apply colour all over the lid, in the crease and to blend. The 234 Smoky Shader is what I use to pack colour over the lid and if I want to smoke out a look as it allows for a more precise application.

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 I have included both Anastasia Brow products in the picture as I switch between the two, depending on what look I’m going for. I have done a more in depth post on these products here, so won’t go into to much detail now.
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 On to the price…

Urban Decay Primer Potion (new packaging) – £16 – Available from Urban Decay here
Bourjois CC Cream – £9.99 – Available from Boots here
Collection Lasting Perfection concealer – £4.19 – Available from Boots here
Rimmel loose powder – £6.99 – Available from Boots here
NYC Bronzer – £1.99 – Available from Superdrug here
Charlotte Tilbury Blush – £30 – Available from Charlotte Tilbury here
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer – £17.49 – Available from Superdrug here
Freedom Makeup London Pro 12 Audacious Mattes – £4 – Available from Freedom Makeup here
Anasticia Brow Products – £15-£15.50 – Available from Cult Beauty here

Total = £105.65

Obviously these products aren’t single use, so my I don’t use £105 worth every day. But I am quite astonished at how it all mounts up! Below are links for the brushes and lash curlers as I have only included the cost of the makeup.

Shu Uemura Lash Curler – £20 – Available from Space nk here
Zoeva 221 Luxe Soft Crease brush – £6.95 – Available from Beauty Bay here
Zoeva 234 Smoky Shader brush – £6.95 – Available from Beauty Bay here

Sorry for the lengthy post, but it seems that I use a lot of products so wanted to make sure I covered everything.

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed seeing what I use on a daily basis. I’d love to see what you use, so please let me know and leave me a comment!

This is not a sponsored post and all PR samples will be marked with an asterisk (*)

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