My Everyday Makeup

torek, julij 09, 2013


I've never really gone into details about my everyday makeup look. Shame on me since I have been doing basically the same thing for about 3 years now. These are the products I have been using for a long time, most of them for years. Some I rave about constantly and some are those little unsung heroes that will finally be in the spotlight. I do the same routine when it comes to the base and eyes. The only thing I constantly change depending on my mood, where I'm going or what I'm wearing is the lip colour. This is my I-have-to-look-presentable-yet-not-over-the-top-look and it takes me not more than 5 minutes to do it.
I wrote about the brushes I use on an everyday basis in this post here.

I start with my beloved Bourjois Healthy Serum that I apply either with fingers or a Real Techniques brush. I am  always amazed how great this foundation looks on me. It is my skin but better and because the coverage is light-medium, the effect is more about blurring rather than completely covering the skin and  imperfections so my freckles still show through. It truly leaves my skin looking healthy and radiant, but not overly dewy in a sense it might even look a bit greasy. This makes it great for all year round. Another characteristic I truly love is the fact it leaves my skin dry to the touch. Sticky, tacky and wet feeling that most foundations and BBs leave is my pet peeve and this is one of the rare ones that doesn't do that.
I then continue with concealer, applying it under the eyes, around the nose, centre of my chin and any odd blemishes I might have. I use either Maybelline's Instant Anti-Age the Eraser Eye or Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer. I love both so it's more about which one is closer and I grab first. I also use Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover as a concealer often, especially when I need more coverage.
I finish the base with L'Oreal's Lumi Magique Primer which I use as a highlighter. It's my preferred choice when it comes to a natural looking highlighter because it isn't shimmery, but more pearly and it imparts a very natural glow.

Next are the eyes. I have mentioned before that I have hooded eyes (which you can see in my mascara or foundation posts), a fact I find very irritating as it is mostly futile to bother with eyeshadows or elaborate eyeliner looks since the don't really show or look good on me. I don't have a habit of wearing eyeshadow, however, when I do, it's one colour all over the lid, with black smudged between the lashes. My everyday look consists of a neutral base all the way to the brow for which I use MUA matte 16 or even just some powder (to prevent black eyeshadow  from smudging on the lid) and then my trusted NYX Black eyeshadow very close to the lashline creating the invisible liner effect and sometimes I do a slightly thicker line. I don't do any major flick as a result of my eyeshape. I do tightlining either with the same NYX eyeshadow or a black eyeliner. For a black eyeliner, my preferred choice is Urban Decay's 24/7 in Zero. I also use the MUA 16 eyeshadow for setting the concealer under the eyes and apply it to any places that I feel need to be mattified.
I wear Max Factor's Khol Pencil in Natural Glazea fleshtoned eyeliner, on my waterline to make the eyes look more awake, bigger and fresh looking.

Curling my lashes takes the most time. I have the most stubborn lashes that are very straight and don't hold the curl well, so I use a waterproof mascara and this trick. I use Tana eyelash curlers, which I find are the best reasonably priced ones available in Slovenia (I actually have two) and hold the lashes for about 30 seconds. If I feel they are not curled enough, I do it again. I then use a very, very small amount of of waterproof mascara. The one I've been using the most in the last years is the Maybelline the Colossal Volum' Express in a hideous yellow packaging which I don't tend to show much around. I then curl my lashes again and apply another coat of mascara but avoid applying too much as I want my lashes to look full but still natural and defined (I hate clumpy, spidery lashes. It is not a good look). This curling technique is the only thing I found that keeps my lashes curled and it never damaged them (I've been doing it for two years now)


When the eye makeup is finished and the base has set, I contour with Nyx Taupe blush using the Real Techniques contour brush. For some colour on the cheeks, I use Benefit's Coralista which is my favourite blush and I wear it on most days. It's a lovely coral with gold shimmer that gives a lovely glow and the colour really brightens up my face.


As already said, the lip colour is most often the only thing I change. My choice depends on how I'm feeling, what I'm wearing, what colour I prefer at that moment or any other whimsical reason. I put Catrice's Matte About Pink in the front because it is my staple colour and I wear it the most. You'll often see me sporting a red shade, currently I'm really into Essence's Floral Glam. Mac's Impassioned is also my preferred choice now as is Revlon's Pink About it . You can see all the other lip colour I own in my swatch gallery.

And here it is. The whole idea is to not look overdone, but natural. It's a very basic, barely there look that doesn't take long to do. More often than not I upgrade with a bright lip colour. I've done posts with me wearing a bright lip colour, so this time I'm wearing something more casual. I'm wearing Shiseido Glowing Matte PK 224, which is one of my all-time favourites, but I've never properly swatched it even though it's been on my lips most of last year (I've had the post ready for months now and I will post it eventually).


 And one more in a slightly different lighting, even though these are basically the same.


I'm wearing the same makeup, but with other lip colours (and I believe also blusher) in these posts: Catrice Matt About PinkRimmel Apocalips StellarEssence Guerilla Gardening TE Lip Cream Floral GlamNew Essence Goodies Part 2 and Nyx Blush Taupe (there I'm wearing Boots 17 Mirror Shine Beehive).

I hope this wasn't too long, it did end up quite long-winded. I assure you that though I wrote lots about how I do my everyday look it takes only minutes to do. Have a great day!

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11 comments

  1. Love your blog Mateja! You're one of my favorite bloggers :)Love your everyday makeup routine :)

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    1. Oh, thank you :) You're very kind :)

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  2. Mi je všeč tvoj vsakodnevni make up, po mojem okusu:) Jaz tudi uporabljam Loreal Lumi magique kot highlighter pozimi, absolutno ne bi bil za primer, sploh za mešano kožo:)

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    1. Hvala :) Meni je pa všeč kot primer. In zmešam ga s pudrom, na primer EL Maximum cover, da dobim lažjo in ne tako mat prekrivnost :)

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  3. Zelo všečen prispevek :) Mi zaupaš kak odtenek MYB korektorja uporabljaš?Sem videla,da je naprodaj v dm-ih, v setu z maskaro,a nimam pojma kako si odtenki sledijo.

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    1. Imam dva odtenka: Fair in Light. Fair je svetlejši z roza podtonom, ki mi trenutno najbolj ustreza. Temnejši, Light, ima rumen podton in mi ustreza ko uporabljam samoporjavitveno, ampak je ok tudi če sem svetlejša. Oba sta slikana tukaj: http://matejasbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/new-essence-goodies-part-1.html

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    2. Hvala za odgovor in pomoč :)

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  4. Zelo lep MU :) Tale serum od Bourjois sem tudi jaz uporabljala, samo na meni po par urah izgleda grozno. Super zbirko šmink imaš :)

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    1. Hvala :) Šmink se je pa že nabralo v vseh teh letih :)

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  5. Zelo ti paše in Coralista izgleda čudovito :)

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