Primer: Rimmel BB Cream (Light) -*- As a primer I find this beauty balm quite thick and heavy and, because I'm putting foundation over the top, I'd prefer something lighter. I also have Benefits The POREfessional which I like much more but save for special occasions. Overall, though, the Rimmel cream provides good coverage.
Foundation: Rimmel Wake Me Up (103 True Ivory) -*- Of the few foundations I've tried this one is my favourite. I love the consistency, coverage and it blends really well. It's also lasting me a long time which is a plus and it lasts throughout the day.
Concealer: Maybelline FIT me! (10 Light) -*- I've always used Maybelline for concealer so I can't really compare this to others. It blends perfectly and is perfect for lighting up around my eyes.
Powder: Revlon Photoready (010 Fair/Light) -*- I'd recently been using the Revlon Nearly Naked Powder (which I liked) but when I swatched this one I found it much more pigmented. I find this one much easier for my brush to pick up and it really makes my skin 'photoready'.
Bronzer: MAC MSF Natural (Medium Dark) -*- From my last post you can see this is a new addition but it will definitely be a permanent part of my everyday makeup. I love the colour and contour this creates and it's exactly what I've been looking for. It's not hugely pigmented but it make for easy blending.
Blush: Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour (170 Genuine Plum) -*- Right now this is just a blush of convenience until I buy a new one I like. It's not hugely pigmented, though I like that for a blush, and the colour's just average, a bit more toned down than it appears in this photo. I've been using this everyday for ages and you can see barely any has been used, a plus.
Highlighter: MAC MSF (Soft and Gentle) -*- Another new purchase. This has been great at creating a glow especially on my cheekbones. Though it is quite shimmery, for everyday wear I wouldn't mind finding another that's not so fancy.
Brows: This little palette is so old I honestly can remember, or see on the packaging, what brand it is. It's an eyeshadow palette but I've found this dark brown colour works for my eyebrows.
Eyeshadow: Sportsgirl Eye Like It -*- This palette consist of mainly shimmer shadows and not much matte. For everyday I generally like to use one of the light colours over the lid with a darker brown through the crease. The shadows are quite highly pigmented and stay on well but they're nothing spectacular and would still recommend drugstore brands over this one.
Eyeliner: MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner (On The Hunt) -*- The pencil liner is another oldy with no visible brand or labelling but it's still a goody. I use it for tight lining and occasionally my lash line. It lasts quite well and is a good, dark black. I use the liquid liner on my top lash line and this Mac liner is the love of my life. The consistency is so perfect and smooth and the application is super easy (even if you suck like me).
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies Flared (Blackest Black) -*- I picked this up recently at the recommendation of the one and only Tanya Burr and there's no turning back. I love the bristle brush for getting close to the base of the lashes. It also does't clump which is my mascara pet peeve.
Nude by Nature: I picked up this pack because it was only $25 for the 6 brushes and I am super happy, they were such good value. The brushes are extremely soft and they've stayed in good quality after washes.
1. The small buffer I use for foundation and it blends beautifully.
2. The second brush is a powder brush but i use it for bronzer. It's a perfect shape for under my cheekbones and good for blending.
3 & 4. The two eyeshadow brushes are super soft on my eyelids and the domed blending brush is great in the crease.
5. This concealer brush is the only let down. I suppose it blends fine but it's quite hard and really difficult to clean because of its tightly packed bristles.
6. This is a double ended brush. One side is meant for eyes but I use this to do my eyebrows. I'd prefer it was a bit more tightly packed. The other end is supposed to be a lip brush but I find it apples shadow well in my inner tear duct.
MAC: From Mac I have the 150 brush for powder and this is the most perfect brush I've ever used. It's so soft when applying powder and picks up any powder well. The 239 brush is perfect for applying shadow to the crease. I swear by Mac's brushes and many would disagree but I believe these brushes are worth the money.
So there's my everyday makeup. Some people might think this is too much or too little but I think it's just right. If anyone has any suggestions for any great everyday products (especially a blusher) please leave them in the comments. Also leave a link to your own everyday makeup post and I'll definitely look at them :)
Miss J xx