My beauty routine has been changing up quite a bit recently with the shift in the seasons. I’ve also added a few new beauty bits into regular rotation over the last couple of months, so I thought I’d quickly share with you what is currently making the cut in my daily make-up routine.
Starting with my base, I’ve been really loving the Laura Mercier oil-free tinted moisturizer. I have this in the shade ‘Sand’ which is definitely more of a summer shade for me, although I’ve been making it work by mixing it with my Elis Faas foundation in the shade S103L. Personally, I’m not a fan of caked on foundation and prefer the barely there finish this gives my complexion, while also doing a good job at evening out my skin tone and diminishing the appearance of any red patches.
I’ve been highlighting and concealing with a mix of YSL’s Touche Eclat (in shade ‘2’) and Chanel’s Correcteur Perfection Concealer (in shade ‘20’). The Touche Eclat is perfect for highlighting under the eyes – and on my cheekbones, when I can be bothered – as it has a slightly pink undertone and really removes any slight sallowness I have under my eyes, literally melting into my skin as I blend it in; there’s a reason why this has cult status. It’s taken me a while to get on with the Chanel concealer however I’ve found it blends in really nicely when I use the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer as my base, and is great for those areas where you need a little extra coverage as it is quite a thick consistency.
To warm up my face, I’ve gone back to the ‘Filmstar Bronze & Glow’ from Charlotte Tilbury. The ‘sculpt’ shade is a little warmer than most contour powders so I like to brush this around the high points of my face to get a natural sunkissed look. For my cheeks, I prefer something quite subtle, and a favourite of mine is the L’Oreal Le Blush in ‘Candy Cane Pink’. This isn’t as pigmented as other blushes which I like as it means I can really build up the colour as much or as little as I would want, without worrying about going completely overboard.
Since I picked up Anastasia’s Brow Wiz, I haven’t wanted to use anything else on my brows. It’s so quick and makes filling in eyebrows easy, even for a relative newbie like me. I usually then go onto the eyes, and as I have oily eyelids, I always always prime my eyelids as all eyeshadow products tend to crease for me otherwise.
My current go-to look has been a combination of Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo in ‘Bad to the Bronze’ all over the lid, with a little bit of the Jordana 12 hour made to last eyeshadow pencil in ‘Continuous Almond’ in the inner corner to highlight and add some extra dimension. It’s such a simple wash of colour, so to vamp it up a little I’ll smudge a dark eyeliner along the upper lash line or a winged eyeliner look. I’ve been rotating through a few different mascaras although one of my favourites has to be the ‘Dramatic Lashes’ mascara from Natio. It does an excellent job at really separating and lengthening your lashes and doesn’t smudge along the brow bone like some of my other mascaras have a tendency to do.
To finish off, I’ll slick on a swipe or two of the Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in the shade ‘Coachella Coral’. This is a really punchy pink-toned coral which admittedly is more of a Spring/Summer shade; but it is Sydney after all so I’ve been making it work.
The best part about this routine? It only takes about 10 minutes, or less (if I’m in a rush!).