Tuesday, 14 January 2014

My Everyday Make Up

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
No surprise this has ended up on my blog. I've seen so many reviews and praises about this foundation and I really like it. Its got tiny sparkles in it which the sun picks up. It's made of glass so it feels a bit more expensive. I only paid $9 for it which is good as it's usually around the $20 mark which I actually think is quite ridiculous!
It's an SPF 15 also which is always a bonus.
My only fault is that the lightest shade is still quite dark. I'm pretty sure 100 Ivory (which I own) is the  lightest but I feel my skin is that slight bit too light. I think I can get away with it though (I hope.)

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
When I bought the foundation I also picked up  a pressed powder. Again, surprise surprise it's the Rimmel one and bought it in 001 Translucent so that way it'll go with any foundation no matter what shade. I can't really compare it to anything but it does its job so I'm enjoying it.
Inglot Freedom Palette
I've reviewed this palette on another post so CLICK HERE to see it. I really love this palette as the colours are beautiful and they're so quick and easy to just throw on and go. It's a "put it together yourself" palette so there are loads more colours you can choose from.
L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim
This is an eyeliner that if you don't own you need to! It's a pen eyeliner and it's so easy to apply and just an excellent make up item. I used to use the gel eyeliner from Rimmel and got a bit frustrated with it so went looking for a new one and found this. I definitely recommend it and I think I'll do a review of it in the future.
Rimmel Apocalips
This was given to me as a birthday present from one of my wonderful Irish friends. When I first saw it I looked at it and thought, "Oh crap, it's not my colour" but when I applied it I found that I can sort of dab it out so the colour's not so intense. "301 Galaxy" is a  really pretty purple colour with glitters in and leaves a nice stain on your lips. I get on better with this colour than my "nude eclipse" one. I find this applies better and doesn't sink into the cracks in my lips. Don't know why!?

Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil
There's nothing to really say about this to be honest. I usually fill in my brows with a powder but use this to brush my brows through and touch up spots I missed or to give them more shape. If you've got dark eyebrows like myself you'll probably want to pick up the shade 004 black brown.

Maybelline The Falsies Volume Express Mascara Flared
This is one of my all time favourite mascaras. It's my go to mascara and I think it looks really pretty on. It makes your eyelashes look soft and fluffy and is just super gorgeous. It doesn't lengthen them as much as other mascaras but does a really good job all the same.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
I picked this one up in no 15 Fair. There was actually no tester for it but I was lucky enough to choose the right shade. I wouldn't recommend buying things like foundation and concealer without swatching, I was just lucky I got it right. I really like this concealer as it goes on really smooth however it's not as heavy as my previous concealer the Collection Lasting Perfection . I recommend it though if you want a sort of moisturising concealer.

17 Miracle Matte Skin Primer
As far as primers go I wouldn't say this one is great. I own about 3/4 primers and I don't tend to use this one for my eyes or for actually priming. I do however love it for my T zone. I get really oily skin across my forehead and nose and I hate looking shiny. As this is a matte primer I apply it to my oiliness and it's no longer shiny. It doesn't last all day so I'd recommend either bringing it with you and applying it in the day or applying more powder.

So there you have it, there's my everyday make up. Obviously I vary it and use other products but these are the products I seem to be grabbing when I do my make up.

What are your everyday go to essentials?





  1. Great products, I'd love to try the Wake Me Up foundation, it sounds so lovely and light :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    1. Yes you should definitely give it a go :) xx

  2. The Rimmel powder looks a lot like the Rimmel blush they have in the same packaging, which I was not impressed with. I've never tried the powder though. Maybe I should.

    I've heard the Wake Me Up foundation is great. :)


    1. I get on quite well with the powder. I haven't tried the blush so I can't compare it but thanks for the heads up :) xx

  3. A lot of people tell me I should try the Wake me up foundation and I have really light skin like you do which you said on your blog so do you mix to foundations together or?

    1. I apply it lightly rather than thickly. You can mix foundations but I only own one as they're very expensive over here so I can't do that. I'm trying to get a tan so I'll get some colour on my skin. I recommend testing it on your face though because I tested it on my hand and it looked fine but it was sightly darker than my face. xx

  4. Inglot eyeshadows are sooo good - I only have two at the moment but am looking forward to expand my collection. You have great picks! :)

    P.S. Please can you remove your captcha from your blog so it is easier to comment on the posts!


    1. Thanks very much :) Yeah they're great. I won't remove it as I don't want machines commenting, sorry. xx


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