The Everyday Makeup Edit #5

Another month, another look at the products I've been reaching for time and time again recently. I feel like this edit is a real mix of old favourites, new discoveries and rediscoveries!


I've recently been using the Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer* | £4 | pretty much every day. Don't be scared by the name - this isn't at all greasy or slippery, it instead has a cream texture. It gives my skin a satin finish and does a decent job of smoothing its surface, as well as really helping to ensure my base stays in place all day. Of course I then use my beloved Bobbi Brown Corrector (Peach) | £19.50 | under the eyes to cancel out my dark circles, which makes such a difference! For a base product, the Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser (St Moritz) | £30 | review | has been a clear winner of late. It just makes my skin look perfected without masking it - it evens everything out and gives a radiant, healthy finish whilst still being incredibly lightweight. It's also non-shiny and long-lasting on my skin. In terms of concealer, my go-to is still the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer (Ginger) | £23. It's absolutely amazing! I love the natural but still medium-full coverage. It does the job whilst still looking like skin and it doesn't crease on me. I never used to be a fan of potted concealers but this has changed my entire perspective. Under the eyes I've also been using my YSL Touche Eclat (4.5) | £25.50 | every day since repurchasing it. It really brightens and illuminates the area, making me look more awake.

In terms of setting, I have a rediscovery and a new addition! I've been using an old favourite in new packaging - the Ben Nye Luxury Powder Dome Jar* (Banana) | £13.50. I used this all the time last year but got a bit sick of the packaging (I'd always end up shaking too much out and wasting a ton of product), so I was excited when Precious About Makeup sent this over. Although quite a lot of product came through the filter when I had this in my makeup bag recently, it is much easier to get out the amount of product you want. If I pick up too much on my setting brush, I can simply tap it off in the lid and pour it back in. This comes in a load of shades but for my skin tone, Banana is the best. I use it to set under my eyes and it's honestly amazing. I didn't realise the difference between using it and not using it until I went back to this product! My concealer doesn't move about, rub away or crease and the powder itself isn't too heavy. I've then been setting my entire base with the Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist* | £16. It isn't a dewy or a matte finish, it just makes my makeup look seamless, gets rid of any caking and makes it last a little bit longer without going shiny. 


I've been reaching for my ColourPop Pressed Powder Face Duo in Double Play | $16 | in terms of blusher and highlighter. Getting Handsy is a matte warm sand-nude blusher that goes with most of my makeup looks. It's very pigmented but also has a smooth formula that blends out nicely on the skin without going patchy or fading during the day. Padded Down is a seriously intense pearly, dewy highlighter. You definitely need to use a light hand with this (I apply it with a fan brush) but I do really like the champagne tone for a dramatic highlight on my skin. In terms of bronzer, I've been using the Clarins Summer Bronzing Compact* | £30 | which is last year's version, though you can check out this year's edition here. I just use the outer ring, which gives a warm look to the skin. It's nothing overly orange or too dramatic, it looks very natural and applies with minimal effort.


I always prime my eyes before applying shadow with the Urban Decay Primer Potion (Original) | £17 | and the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Taupe | £23. The Urban Decay is amazing and when I forget to use it, I always notice! It's just a clear-ish formula but ensures my eyeshadow lasts all day long without fading or creasing. The cream eyeshadow from Bobbi Brown is a great base because it evens out the tone of my eyelids and ensures the colours 'pop'. When I don't use the Bobbi Brown, I've been applying the Inglot Aquastic Cream Eyeshadow in 15* | £13. This is great as a one-wash colour when I'm in a rush. It has this beautiful metallic finish and is a brown-taupe colour that always works. It blends out with ease when first applied but sets down and doesn't move after a few seconds. 

In terms of powder eyeshadow, I've been a bit all over the place recently but I think my most-used product has been the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette | £39 | review. I know the hype over this product is quite over-the-top but Too Faced eyeshadows never disappoint (they have amazing longevity, pigmentation and are easy to apply) and I really like these warm tones. Despite the name, this is dominated by brown, bronze and golden shades, which are just my sort of thing!

For liner and mascara, it's been a bit 'same old, same old, so I won't go on for too long! I've been using ColourPop's Creme Gel Liners in Swerve and Overboard | $5 each. They creamy, pigmented and long-lasting - Swerve is a matte black for tight-lining and Overboard is a warm brown-bronze shimmer for the lower lash-line. For my winged liner it's of course the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner (Intense Black) | £14.50 | for that precise, opaque finish that doesn't move or transfer. I finish off my eyes with a coat of Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara | £7.99. It's my all-time favourite because it gives length, curl and volume without flaking or smudging. I use it both for the day and the evening. 

In terms of brows, I've been using a combination of the Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil* (04) | £20 | and the Glossier Boy Brow in Brown | $16 | UK shipping. The Benefit pencil is pigmented but I still feel it gives a natural look. The shape makes it quick and easy to apply and it wears well throughout the day. The shade is good for me because it's not to warm or too ashy. Hopefully Glossier starts its rumoured UK shipping soon because I'm fast running out of Boy Brow... It's probably my favourite brow gel at the moment - it's tinted but not at all crispy and holds my brows in place effortlessly.


For lips I've been gravitating towards MAC Liptensity Lipstick in Smoked Almond | £17.50 |,  MAC Matte Lipstick in Strip Me Down | £16.50 | & ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Strip | $6I recently discovered Smoked Almond - I picked it up as a birthday present for my friend on the way to see her in the Netherlands but couldn't resist getting it for me too... It's super-pigmented but has a creamy finish with a bit of a sheen. The colour is a sort of pinky-brown. Strip Me Down is my perfect warm-beige nude - the formula is very creamy and comfortable to wear but still gives a completely matte finish and is incredibly long-lasting.  Finally, I have another new discovery in Strip (apologies for mislabelling this below!), from ColourPop's Sand collection. I love this formula, it's so comfortable and pigmented but still has a pretty long-wearing matte finish. This is another great beige-nude, however isn't as dark as Strip Me Down.

Which products have you been reaching for lately?

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  1. MAC Smoked Almond is such a gorgoues color! I also love TF Sweet Peach palette. I've been obsessed with this for a long time.

    Michelle Morchella

  2. That nars concealer sounds amazing - for sure need to pick one up!

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

  3. I love your swatching -it helps me decide what I want to buy. Love lash sensational mascara. It is my go to every day mascara!

    Rachael xox

  4. Smoked Almond looks beautiful! I love the Sweet Peach palette & Ben Nye Banana Powder too xx

    Beautylymin| LuxurySkincareGiveaway

  5. I think I figured out how to wear the Glossier Skin Tint when I am having a bad skin day. I have been liking that along with their concealer ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

    1. That's been on my wish list for a while now! xx

  6. MAC Smoked Almond looks absolutely gorgeous, I really want to try something from this range and that shade is right up my street. I've been loving that NARS concealer too!

    The Makeup Directory

  7. I'm so interested in that Nars Tinted Moisturizer...it's been on my list for a while! Great post :)


  8. I am obsessed with the Nars Soft Matte Concealer, it is just perfection!

    Danielle xx

  9. I am so interested in that Nars tinted moisturizer! I need to get my hands on it! Loved this post Jasmine! You're always making me want to buy lots of new makeup! xx

  10. I wonder how you'd compare the primer to the soap & glory one. I don't need a new primer but alwasy curious to try so many haha! I think I will need to get my hands on Smoked Almond - what a stunning shade xxx

  11. Smoked Almond looks beautiful, I've never heard anyone talking about this lipstick!
    I'm absolutely obsessed with Tarte products I got recently and can't stop using them :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

  12. Colourpop is a brand high up on my 'to try' list, still not sure why I haven't done so already!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  13. Great bunch of favourites! I am also still obsessed with my Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette! I also really love the look of that Colourpop powder duo, the highlighter looks goregous! x

    Chantalle | www.ceceandgrace.blogspot.com.au

  14. I'm obsessed with the Pixi Milky Mist so I really want to try the makeup mist too! Its good to know that ben nye have changed this packaging as I ended up putting my powder into an old container for another powder haha


  15. The Clarins bronzer is gorgeous, I want it haha. I really enjoy using the Lash Sensational mascara too, it's one of the best drugstore mascaras I've ever tried - although at the moment I'm using the Roller Lash every day, and dreading the day it will be empty haha!

    Julia x
    Last Post: Beauty History - A 1900s Look | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/beauty-through-ages-1900s-photograph.html

  16. I've been loving that ColourPop duo as well. I love the look of strip down. I've added it to my list! xx


  17. Smoked salmon has me feeling some kind of way. How is it that pretty?

    I love these sort of posts! Having a snoop at other people's consistent beauty choices. It says a lot about how good a product is. I've literally been using Lash Sensational for over a year and I'm fine with that.

    The Clarins bronzer for this year I've decided I need. This is the third time I'm seeing a mention or photo today, so the universe is clearly telling me something.

    Shanelle || SLovesAutumn

    1. Not gonna lie that typo has led to a pretty funny sentence :')
      I'm obsessed with Lash Sensational - nothing tops it for me! xx

  18. That Inglot eyeshadow omg I need this right away. I still need to try Nars Base and Ordinary primer. You make me buy so much beauty products Jasmine.
    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

  19. Everything sounds so fab! I'm dying to get some of those Inglot cream eyeshadows. They are gorgeous!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  20. I wish I had picked up that ColourPop Pressed Powder Face Duo in Double Play when I had done my most recent colourpop haul! It looks like sheer perfection. I tried to find a colourpop eyeliner but to me Swerve looked a little bit on the green side on the website so I avoided it! Is it pure black in your opinion as I may have to pick it up! xx


    1. It's just my perfect duo of cheek colours! xx

  21. I am still loving the Sweet Peach palette. That Inglot cream shadow swatch though <3 It looks like such a gorgeous shade xx

    Rhi | www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

  22. Thank you for your comments, lovelies! xx

  23. Mac's Strip me down is a shade that I've had my eye on for quite a while now - it's the perfect nude for my skintone! Thanks for sharing your everyday makeup, the sweet peach palette is a part of my everyday makeup routine too! x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie x

  24. This was really interesting - love these types of posts and seeing what everyone else is using lol ;) been dying to try the new nars soft matte concealer but worried it's going to look cakey and crease under my eyes 👀 do you use it under your eyes too or just blemishes? If you do how do you find it??

  25. Loved reading this post and catching up on your fav products at the moment! The Ordinary Primer sounds fab, I must try that brand! NARS Tinted Moisturiser will always be one of my favourite base products xxx

  26. i love reading your blog, so informative and great reviews of products helps me decide which ones to buy!

  27. That Inglot eyeshadow look amazing!!!



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