Saturday, 2 March 2013

Everyday/School makeup routine

So a few bits of makeup that I might normally use are missing from the photos. This is either because the didn't fit in the photo, or that I din't think they looked good enough to go in to the photo (photogenic makeup, yep)

At the school I go to, we are allowed to wear makeup (yay) although some schools aren't allowed we are actually quite lucky!
I have loads of different sized and shaped makeup bags, however this is the one I use for my everyday makeup. It is a good size (would fit in a school bag) and has cute little pastel butterflies on it. It was a gift to me so unfortunately I don't know where it's from :(

I do swap and change between the products I use to see which ones I prefer, and these are the ones I am currently using.

  • I start off by cleansing my face (unfortunately I didn't get a photo if these products, however a great cleanser to use is the Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean clenser. It isn't too expensive plus it works and smells great!

  • Then cover up any impurities using my current concealer, which is Boots Shade-away concealer. This works really well and blends into my skin tone.

  • Next I apply my Rimmel London BB cream foundation. I love this stuff as it gives great coverage and doesn't apply to thick or come out orangey. I also love that it does so many things(Primes, Moisturises, Minimises Pores, Conceals, Covers, Smoothes, Mattifies, Brightens and helps Protect!)

  • I then apply a powder lightly over the top, as I don't like heavy coverage and I want it to look natural. I'm always changing the powder I use however the ones it the picture are MUA pressed powder and the Witch Hazel pressed powder (unfortunately I couldn't find an online link for both of these products ) Another powder I like to use- and need to buy more of, is the Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder (transparent)

  • After that I use a small amount of my Estee Lauder Air Bronzer to highlight and add some colour/shimmer to my cheeks. I like this because it doesn't really come out like a dark bronzer, it's more of a gentle shimmer. Again this was a limited product so there is no link to it on the website any more :( 

  • I also gently dust a champaign coloured blusher over my cheek bones to give a natural shine/highlight. A good blush I like to use is the Collection 200 blush as it's a pretty pink colour (you can also take a look at it on Laura's post

  • Then onto my eyebrows. I don't like these big black eyebrows that some girls like to draw on, as I think they look like slugs? I was born with naturally dark eyebrows so I have never needed to do much with them (apart from shaping obviously) For me all I need to use is a slight filling with brown eyebrow pencil to make them even, then set it with a thin layer of clear mascara (definitely not black haha)

  • Moving on to my eyes, first I use the Rimmel London GlamEyes professional liquid eyeliner to line my upper lash line adding a small flick at the end. Then I use my U by Ungargo catwalk khaki liquid liner to line the outer corner of my lower lash line joining to the flick (I was bought this as a gift in January and on the box it says Avon, however there is no link to it any more apart from in foreign countries which is a shame because it's a really great eye liner in a lovely colour) 

  • I then curl my lashes using my Primark eyelash curlers. I absolutely love these and I always curl my lashes before applying any mascara because it makes them look more flattering and even though these were cheep (£1) they still work so well!

  • For my mascara, I currently use two different makes. One is from the colour institute which was part of a box set I was bought (it covers really well giving good, even, well spaced lashes) and the other is the Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama mascara which I love as it makes my eyes seem bigger and more wake. I then comb through my eyelashes to make sure they are even and clump-free. Again Luckily for me I was born with long dark eyelashes that work well with most mascaras.
  • For everyday/school, I go very natural with my lips because it's easier and it doesn't need to be re-applied constantly (I don't have to worry about getting it on my teeth either lol) I either use my nude/pink Colour institute lipstick-sometimes with a bit of Tutti cuti very vanilla gloss (which smells amazing or 17 nude gloss, or I use either of the glosses alone (I like the 17 one as it's mini so easy to take around with me) or some days I just use the Carmex mint lip balm.

So that's it really. During the day I keep my powder, eye liner mascara and whatever I use on my lips in the make up bag and then chuck it in my school bag.
Thank you so much for reading this post, and I hope yo enjoyed it!
I would love for you to comment and would really appreciate any suggestions you may have for products or new blog posts.
Jade xox
p.s. my next blog will be an OOTD which will hopefully be live on my blog tomorrow evening, however I have rehearsals so it may not be up until Monday :)


  1. the mint carmex just smells / tastes amazing

  2. Ah I know! plus it works so well

  3. Lovely blog!

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  5. I have nominated you for the liebster award!

  6. mmmm Carmex ^^

    welcome to me;)

    1. hehe love carmex, will take a look at your blog :)xx