14 March 2013

My Daily Face: Current Favourites from Bourjois, Rimmel, Dior and Urban Decay

We're creatures of habit, and though I'm lucky enough to have access to a variety of lovely make-up products, I often find myself reaching for a handful of tried and trusted favourites. I've been sticking to the same morning routine for a couple of weeks now, using beauty bits that are quick and easy to apply - anything to grab another few moments in bed! Here's a quick peek at what I'm currently using to make up my daily face.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, Revlon Photoready Eye Primer, Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

BASE: It's interesting that the concealers, foundation and powder I'm favouring right now are all from budget brands - it just goes to show the massive improvements we've seen at this end of the market in the past couple of years. There was a time when I didn't think you could buy a good foundation for under €25, but those days are thankfully over.

I've been seriously impressed by the revamped version of this Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation - it gives a radiant healthy finish and outperforms many at twice or three times the price. It's just €9.99. Collection's Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer is oil-free, longlasting and brilliant for blemishes whereas the Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer has some light reflecting action for under the eyes. They're both about €7. Maybelline's Fit Me powder sets everything nicely and is a lovely powder that can be yours for the princely sum of €8.99.
 
Bourjois new Healthy Mix Foundation, Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, Maybelline Fit Me powder

EYES: Urban Decay's Naked Basics is really a fabulous little eye palette - with five matte shadows and one satin, it has everything you need for a polished, modern look. I also use the darker brown shade in my brows and the matte black as a liner so it's a very versatile piece of kit. Well priced, too, at €26. I didn't really like the shadows over MAC's Painterly Paint Pot, which used to be my eye primer of choice, but they are perfect over a touch of the Photoready Eye Primer and Brightener from Revlon.
 
Bourjois new Healthy Mix Foundation, Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer, Maybelline Fit Me powder
 
I've also been loving the new Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara - despite not being a fan of brown mascara, I've been using the one the brand sent me on a daily basis. It's €32.50 and come pay day I'll be investing in black - this baby gives length, curl and definition with no clumps.
 
CHEEKS: Cheeks are also getting the Bourjois Healthy Mix treatment with their new apricot blush, designed to be universally flattering and provide a natural glow for all complexions. It’s €9.99 and was released this month.

A bleary eyed snap from 7.00am in the morning!
 

LIPS: My Fasia lipstick has rarely been off my lips since the day it arrived from Japan - I'm totally addicted! It's so flattering yet natural and easy to wear.

What are you loving right now? Have you tried any of this little lot, or do you plan to?
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