30 April 2012

Everyday Make Up Products and Routine with Chanel, Daniel Sandler, Lancome, Rimmel, Louise Young, Collection and ELF Cosmetics!

All those 'What’s In My Bag' posts and videos floating round the web made me realise two things. One, I’m incredibly nosy, and two, I carry around way too much junk with me on a daily basis.

My handbag is so humungous and heavy that my four year old niece could climb in and I wouldn’t notice the difference. For reasons which are hidden to me right now, I felt I needed three make up bags of varying sizes plus a little pouch of brushes on my person at all times.

So to ward off permanent back damage and reduce time and money spent on massage (I’m just chucking that last bit in for Mr Fluff’s benefit. In the unlikely event that you are Mr Fluff, just kidding, darling!), I’ve streamlined. Here are the products that make up my current daily routine, and, crucially, that fit into one small and not-very-heavy Fossil make up pouch.

I've linked to my reviews of most of these products below!


Chanel Perfection Lumiere is my current favourite foundation: it’s longlasting, comfortable to wear, great coverage and it sets, so I don’t need powder with it. It goes on like a dream with my €4 brush of wonder, which I wrote gushingly about over on Beaut.ie.

I’m also using Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer under my eyes and Collection (the 2000 bit is no more) Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer on blemishes and to cover any redness around my nose.

And I discovered that my Daniel Sandler watercolour in Spicey goes on really well with my Japonesque angled foundation brush. I love this blusher and I’m excited to see the brand now being carried by Irish online beauty retailers Beauty Emporium.


Louise Young Essential Eye Palette
and use the lightest two shades daily with the darkest brown shade for my brows. I’ve been applying them with these cheap and cheerful ELF brushes. I finish off with Lancome’s Hypnose mascara, one of my favourites, because it delivers everything I want for my lashes in one quick coat.


I am currently loving this Studio Matte Lip Colour in Natural, also from ELF, which is a gorgeous pinkish nude, tastes delicious and is incredibly easy on the pocket, too. I think they just introduced a red to this range so I’ll be checking that out soon.

And there we have it, a very quick, pared down (for me, at any rate!) every day make up routine! What products are you using everyday and do you cart them all around with you like I do? Tell me in the comments!
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