The Everyday Makeup Edit #2

It feels like ages since I last updated you on what's been in my makeup bag, in my 'everyday' drawer and on my face! So today I'm going to talk about what's been my go-to look over the past few weeks.


To start with, I've been priming my face every day with the Too Faced Hangover Primer | £27 | review. This is a nice, cream-based moisturising primer that makes sure my base applies smoothly and doesn't cling to any dry patches. I then go in with the Bobbi Brown Corrector (Peach) | £19.50 | review | before applying foundation. This just helps cancel out the darkness under my eyes with its peachy tone. For foundation I've rediscovered my Nars Sheer Glow (Stromboli) | £31 | review. It's a staple in my makeup collection during pretty much every season besides summer, and every time I go back to it, I fall in love all over again! It has a medium but build-able coverage that gives the skin such a flawless look without being at all heavy. It has a long-wearing satin finish that makes your skin look radiant without being shiny.

As far as concealer goes; I've been reaching for the Kat Von D Lock It Creme Concealer (M27) | £20 | review | and the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer (Medium Neutral) | £17.50 | review.  The Kat Von D is very full coverage but not at all drying, so I've been using it under the eyes for a completely flawless look (applying it with a damp beauty sponge). It's a tad too light in colour to use on blemishes (I matched myself to M29 as a face shade so will be ordering that next time I run out of the Urban Decay) which is why I have my Urban Decay one too. This is a very lightweight, natural, but full-coverage formula that covers my blemishes really well without being thick or caky. The shade is fine, though I wish they did a 'Medium Warm'. I've then been finishing off the eye area with the Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle (Shade 3) | £29 | review. I actually tried this before I'd ever used the famous YSL Touche Eclat but didn't repurchase this one because I never really used the eye cream end and felt the concealer ran out quite quickly. However I ran out of my Touche Eclat and was near the Charlotte Tilbury boutique in Covent Garden so decided to give this a go again. It gives a radiant finish under the eyes and actually a decent bit of light coverage. 

Finally, I always set my makeup. On a day-to-day basis I use the MAC Mineralise Powder (Medium-Dark) | £24 | review. It has very light coverage and a surprisingly radiant look on the skin. It sets my makeup in place and keeps the shine away without looking caky or flat. I then finish with a spritz of the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray (Peach) | £14.50. I wouldn't say it's my ultimate favourite but it is a good all-rounder, making my makeup look seamless. I wouldn't say it's amazing at keeping oiliness at bay, however.


I've been using the L'Oréal L'Or Highlighter | £6.99 | review | a lot recently. It's a mousse-like cream formula that reminds me a LOT of the highlighters ColourPop do. It has this beautiful yellow-gold colour that has a natural, dewy finish on the skin without any glitter. In terms of bronzer, I can't stop reaching for the Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion (30M Sienna) | £28 | review. It just has the most natural finish on the skin; it blends out beautifully without going patchy and I don't have to worry about applying too much. It adds a nice amount of warmth and dimension to my face and is the perfect shade for bronzing in the winter months. For blusher, I'm still all about the Becca Mineral Blush in Amaretto | £32 | review. I love this shade and use it so much that I picked up this Split Pan with the highlighter shade I love (Prosecco Pop) as well as having the full face palette! It's a luminous matte formula and the shade itself is a warm biscuity-brown nude.


My priming duo is pretty much always the same, so I'll keep it brief! I first use the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Original) | £16 | review | to ensure my eyeshadows stay crease-proof and last as long as possible. I then go in with the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Shadow Stick in Taupe | £21 | review | to even out the colour of my eyelids, to make sure the colours show as true as possible, and to give the powders something to stick to.

I've then been using the Zoeva Caramel Melange Eyeshadow Palette | £18 | review. I've been using the peachy matte tone Universal Delight as a transition a lot and pretty much always smoke it out with the purple-brown with gold glitter, Edible Gem. There are a few lid shades I might opt for (either the yellow-gold shimmer Almost Burnt, the dewy copper shimmer Liquid Centre or the subtly shimmer orange-gold 182 Degrees C) and a variety of crease colours (my favourites are the neutral mid-brown matte Sensual Start and the warm orange-brown matte Start Soft). Obviously it's a very warm look, however Edible Gem is perfect for toning things down a bit. This palette doesn't have a great deal in the way of highlighting shades so for the inner corner I've been opting for the off-white/champagne tone of my Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan Shimma Shimma | £6 | review.

To line my eyes I like to start by tight-lining with the matte black ColourPop Creme Gel Eyeliner Pencil in Swerve | $5 | review. I've then been using one of their cream eyeshadows to add some smokiness to the bottom lash line (which is an idea I got from Kathleenlights). I have been opting for the ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Boy Band | $5 (using the Zoeva Cream Shader, for reference). This is a metallic red-berry tone that's gorgeous for this time of year. Of course I finish my eyeliner with the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Pen (Intense Black) | £14.50 | review. This is an opaque black liquid eyeliner that's precise and gives that perfect winged liner look without smudging or transferring.

To finish off the eye area, I do my lashes and brows. My current mascara of the moment is the L'oreal False Lash Sculpt | £9.99 | review. The wand just combs right through my lashes and gets right down into the root. It gives my lashes incredible fluttery length and separation. It also doesn't flake or smudge or feel crispy. On my brows, my current favourite pencil is the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil* (04) | £18.50 | review. I use it with a light hand because it can give quite a bold look but overall I really like how easy this is to use and it doesn't look heavy or unnatural. As usual, I then finish up with the Benefit Gimme Brow Gel* (03) | £18.50 | review | to give my brows some natural hold and thickness.


On the lips, I've been opting for one of two looks. The first is the MAC Lip Pencil in Spice | £12.50 | review | paired with the MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy | £15.50 | review. Spice is a warm, mid-toned nude in a formula that's the perfect mid-point between waxy and creamy. Velvet Teddy is a slightly cooler-toned medium brown and together they're a perfect 'my lips but better' colour. My other option is the Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Trendsetter | £18. This is one I got for Christmas and I've been obsessed with it ever since. I absolutely love the formula of this; it's not too drying but still wears so well. The shade is a warm terracotta-brown nude that's exactly my sort of thing.

What do you think of this month's makeup? What have been your go-to products recently?

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  1. I've been using my Zoeva palette a lot lately as well, it' such a beauty!
    That L'Oreal highlighter is stunning! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

  2. Even though I already own the Cocoa Blend and Nude Spectrum palettes, you really make me want to purchase the Caramel Mélange one, the shades are just so beautiful, and I don't even wear eyeshadows on a daily basis! Also want to try the Huda Beauty Liquid Lipstick formula!


    1. I definitely recommend checking out her collection! I already want more shades ;) xx

  3. That shade After taste is absolutely gorgeous

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  4. I love how pink based velvet teddy looks on your skin tone, it is stunning on you, on me it is a lot more nude! The L'Or highlighter is incredible too!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  5. I haven't seen that Zoeva palette before but my is it gorgeous! I've heard the Makeup Forever bronzer is wonderful, I love their foundation so I might have to give that a whirl too. x

    Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk

  6. What a BEAUTIFUL flat lay! I think I'm going to reorder Nars sheer glow soon too ( I've been missing it!) The Zoeva Palette looks beautiful and I've been debating the Kat Von D concealer, but was a little worried it'd feel really heavy- but I'm relieved you said it's not drying! ( places order... ) XX


    1. Aw thank you! And yeah that was my worry before I tried it too xx

  7. I've rediscovered my NARS Sheer Glow too! It's almost finished now but it's such a beautiful foundation!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  8. Can you believe that a couple of days ago I picked up my first two MAC lipsticks, I think it has taken me what feels like a lifetime to pick them up, I don't know why I waited so long for one. I really want to pick up velvet teddy as it's a classic I know I'll get lots of wear out of. As for the liner it's such a lovely shade, I really want to try some of their liners now!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

  9. I always appreciate your posts and photos thoroughly. I've been having a thing for orange/warm makeup lately and this palette seems to good to resist!


  10. I finally have my Sheer Glow but I'm waiting to finish up a couple of more base products before using. I've been so tempted to get the Charlotte Tilbury eye cream/concealer duo but didn't know if the hype was real lol! Oh I love using the matte colourpop shadows on my lower lash line...Bandit is my fave shade for adding some warm smokiness xxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

  11. I need the MUFE bronzer! It sounds amazing. The Too Faced primer and Kat Von D are everyday staples of mine too. I need to check the Huda lippies, that shade looks lovely xx

    LPage Beauty

  12. The Zoeva palette looks so beautiful! I really need to try the Hangover primer too xx


  13. So in love with the 'almost burnt' and 'liquid centre' shadows! They're gorgeous.

    Jaynie Shannon | Beauty & Lifestyle


  14. The Zoeva palette is so beautiful; I just love the shades in it. I really want to try a few things from the brand this year. I'm a huge fan of Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma; it's just so pretty.

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

    1. Zoeva brushes and makeup are both amazingggg xx

  15. I loved everything, the UD concealer is my #1 too and I also use it in medium neutral, I really like velvet teddy from Mac but my everyday shade is Whirl.

    Instagram | Blog

  16. Great picks! I still have yet to try out the Sheer Glow. Everyone loves that one! Once I'm over my spending ban, it's coming home with me. Haha

    Nicole | The Glam Surge // Enter My Giveaway!

  17. I definitely need to check out the Stila eyeliner. I'm on the hunt for a perfectly smudge-proof eyeliner!
    Ela | www.stealingyoursunbeams.wordpress.com

  18. I've been wearing Velvet Teddy a lot lately, too! I don't really like Amaretto on it's own but I like to mix it with Pamplemousse for a better color on my skin tone x

    Beauty From Katie

  19. Love these kinds of posts! I may have to try doing something like this :) I've been keeping it simple this month but my favourite product is the NYX soft matte lip cream in Cannes!

    Fatima x www.fatima-writes.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Cannes is a great shade, I need to get that one back out again! xx

  20. Great selection as always, Jasmine! I need that Zoeva palette in my life and I love the sound of the MUFE bronzer That Stila liner is my favourite too xx


  21. The post is wonterful! I am loving your blog:)


  22. Such a great post, there is some incredible products in here!

    Danielle xx

  23. That Zoeva palette is gorgeous, I can't believe how good those colours look!

    Lauren x http://www.huggled.co.uk/

  24. Such a wonderful selection of makeup items. Those Zoeva palettes are really beginning to appeal to me, I see them all over the blogging world, at first i didn't pay much attention but I am beginning to see the appeal. x






  25. I'm determined to get a Zoeva palette this year, they're just too pretty not to have!
    xx Dany | The Queens Empire

  26. Really need to try the Mac Velvet Teddy lipstick.



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