Friday, 12 April 2013

Everyday Make up Routine

Dr. Jart Regenerating BB Cream
I started using this in November of last year, and I have almost finished the whole tube. This NEVER happens, I get bored easily with face make up and always move on heartlessly to the next product. Dr. Jart has however stayed a staple in my make up bag which speaks for itself!
At £22, it isn't the cheapest BB Cream option on the high street, and it doesn't have a colour range per say, it just has a few different types of the product.
I went for was the Regenerating formula after a few minutes of agonising in the skincare aisle in Boots, it claims to cover blemishes and redness which is my main concern when I look for a new foundation. I do however prefer a lighter finish on my skin so this seemed the perfect combination for me.
Having used it for 6ish months I can say that I love it for during the day, it's incredibly moisturising and lasts a full day which is always a plus! The finish is sheer and dewy so if you prefer a higher coverage and have oiler skin maybe this isn't for you, I suffer from dreaded dry skin so this is a good day time foundation for me.

Dainty Doll Concealer
I've only just started using this - I believe the Dainty Doll range has discontinued as I haven't seen it in my local boots for a while. I actually picked this up from a make up stall in the weekly high street market, I always stop and have a look at what they are selling, it normally ranges from discontinued lines at a discounted price. They had quite a bit from the DD range, but I only came away with the concealer for £2! The consistency and coverage makes me sad that this line has stopped as it's a dream match for me, I always find concealer too orangey as I'm quite (who am I kidding I'm super..) pale. The concealer is really creamy and blends well, I might have to pick up a couple more if I see them again!

Benefit Powderflage
I use this daily to set my concealer, it's a fine light diffusing powder that you sweep under the eyes to stop creasing. I have to have quite a light hand when using this as it can make your concealer seem really light and powdery looking, it does work well for concealer that moves or creases during the day though and I would be lost without it.

Mac Omega eyeshadow
This is by far my favourite eyebrow product, I use Omega on a Mac 208 angled brush to fill in any gaps and define the ends my eyebrows. Initially I felt the powder was too light, but it's such a versatile product, I have fairly dark eyebrows and it matches them perfectly.

ByTerry Growth Boosting mascara
I bought this in Space NK recently and I love it, I haven't been using it enough to comment on any lash 'growth' - has anyone noticed a difference in using a mascara that claims to help with lash growth? The wand is bristle which I prefer, I always find plastic wands hurt the roots of my eyelashes! It is an expensive mascara, at £31.50 - I always find these prices fairly steep, but I do prefer higher end mascaras so what's a girl to do!!

Rimmel Stay Matte powder
Ahh, the infamous Stay Matte powder, I bought this as I was looking for a powder that lasted longer than an hour on my T-zone, and on Tanya Burr's recommendation of course - lets face it we all trust her opinion on brands! I have to say it really doesn't disappoint, I was all ready to repurchase Mac Mineralise skin finish - I even had it in the basket online but decided to try Stay Matte instead. I think it's just as good Mac's Mineralise skin finish, it blends well, has nice coverage and it's actually pretty something that I can use on my skin instead of full make up on a lazy day.

Benefit Powderazzi
This little blush trio is something I had as a christmas present from about two years ago, I hadn't tried any of Benefits blushes and felt this was a good way to try a few without buying the full product. On a day to day I will use Dallas - a bronzer with a pink tones to add warmth to the cheeks. In the mornings I'm all about products that require less effort, this feels like a blush/bronzer duo for me and I find myself reaching for it on a regular basis.

Loreal Lumi Magique
This is essentially a YLS Touche Eclat dupe, it's a highlighting pen and I tend to use it in the inner corners of my eyes, brow bone, the bridge of my nose and my cupids bow! I like how light and natural product is, I love a good highlighter but during the day I don't always want to rock the Edward Cullen disco ball face (does anyone Holly?!) and I've found this gives my skin a super natural finish.

Mac Teddy eyeliner
Oh. My. This pencil may be my favourite ever, EVER. I love it, it has amazing staying power and doesn't budge during the day, and the actual colour of it is beautiful! Teddy is a dark brown pencil with bronze and gold flecks running through it, it has a lovely subtle shimmer that isn't too heavy looking for during the day, without doubt it's the one eyeliner I've used continuously for the last twoish months.

Une Skin Glow eyeliner
Skin coloured eye pencil, easy enough to find on the high street right? Wrong! I struggled for ages to find a pencil that wasn't white for lining my tideline. I suffer from redness if I have a late night, so I was eager to find a pencil that would cancel out the redness and brighten up my eye area. I'll be honest Une is a brand I often walk straight past, but they actually had a good range of different skin shades, so if you are looking for a Mac chromagraphic pencil dupe then check out Une!

Laura Mercier Hydrating primer
I'm only just starting to reach the end of this primer, I'll defiantly have to repurchase as it's the only primer I've used that doesn't have that silicone like texture, it's more like a moisturiser and I feel it sinks into my skin nicely, my make up never budges when I use this before applying foundation. It is however on the more expensive side - why is it that all of your expensive make up runs out at the same time, am I the only person that finds this happens?!


  1. I think these are actually my favourite posts, I love to see what people wear on a daily basis! Your blog looks wicked so I've followed you :D - would love for you to check mine out when you have a minute.

  2. I really really love your blog, new subbie here! Was wondering how you made your header.. I really need a new one.


  3. Such a beautiful stuff! I like it! : )

  4. Lovely post! I really want to try the Benefit blush :)

    Love your blog, following you! :)

    Alara x x

  5. I know, it happens to me all the time too. Good thing that mother has a lot to take from.


  6. Great post! I love having a sneaky peak into other girls make up bags!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a wonderful weekend Hun xoxo

  7. check out my blog & follow if you like :)

    doing a MAC giveaway when I reach 200 followers :)

  8. nice blog...would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? ...let me know..

  9. thanks for following hun....followed you back...xo

  10. The Powderazzi looks like a great way to try out a few products at once! x

  11. So happy I found your blog :) great post the dr jart BB sounds amazing! really want this. Hope you had a great weekend xx

  12. You have been nominated by me for an award,here is the link to what you have to do!

    have fun! :)



  13. Laura Mercier primer supposed to be great, must try it out when payday comes around again! I am a new follower, please check out my blog if you get a chance and follow if you like!


  14. I would love to try the Laura Mercier primer, ive heard so many good reviews!
    Fab post i loooved it

    thanks for following, im following you too:)

  15. Hiya! can i just ask is the Dr Jart BB cream layer-able? for a higher coverage? Lovely blog by the way :)
    Alice xx

    1. Hi :) It has quite a sheer coverage, but I have managed to get a higher coverage with a bit more product and powder! Thank you! x

    2. ah thank you! i've been umming and ahhing about it for ages ha, and thanks for being my first follower! xx

  16. Hi Holly :)
    I like your blog :) New follower here :)

  17. I really want to try the laura mercier primer but the price tag is a little scary hehe
    i'm now following you :)
    Jorden x

  18. Hey just came across you blog and really like it maybe we could follow each other let me know?

    Alice xx

  19. love the dr jart bb creams!


  20. love your blog so much, i'm following right now :')

  21. I swear by Powderflage too but have they discontinued it? I haven't seen it around. I really want to try that BB cream, sounds wonderful!
    Love your blog, I'm a new follower :)

  22. Hey, I have a amazing giveaway on my blog at the moment, Featuring a pair of sunglasses of your choice(:

    Love Charlie, xx

  23. The fquality of your photos are amazing! benefit has some awesome products

  24. Super blog :)
    Do you want to follow each other?
    and bloglovin?

  25. Your blog is so easy to read! I love benefit blushes too!

    Would appreciate it if you check out my blog! :)

  26. Hey i've nominated you for the liebster blog award! check out my blog to see what to do :)
    Alice x

  27. Love the sound of the Benefit Powder :) They are definitely my Brand de jour.. loving them so much at the moment :)

    Your blog is so amazing too :) Cannot wait to read more - New Follower..

    Love Em, from

  28. Great blog, I use the same highlighter and I love it!

    Check out my blog,

  29. Dr Jaart and the Laura Mercier creams are two which I've wanted to try for months! Glad to hear the BB cream has a dewy finish as I too suffer from the dreaded dry skin! Great blog, I look forward to following and reading more of your updates :)
    I've just nominated you for the Liebster award which I hope you'll take part in. Details will be on my blog shortly :)

  30. Hi holly I love you blog. I'm new to blogging so maybe we can do a friend for friend thing; I follow you and you follow me.
    Hannah xxx

  31. love your blog, I'm following you now :) you're right about the dainty doll concealer, I'm super pale too and have the same one! xoxo

  32. Will absolutely try some of these products out!
    following you now btw!
    check my blog some time? If you like it, a follow would be nice! xx

  33. obsessed with benefit!! their products are just lush! <3 <3

  34. I love your blog! :)
    following you now.
    check my blog <3

  35. I really want to try that BB cream! great post too :) just started following your blog would love it you followed me back :)

  36. I love Rimmels' Stay Matte Powder! Cute post! :)

    Kelly xx

  37. I couldn't live without Rimmel's matt powder! And I've followed you, I would be really happy if you could follow me back :) xx

  38. Just wanted to ask all my followers, could you please follow me on bloglovin! Karen xo

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  40. You have such great products! I really want to try the laura mercier primer.

    Would appreciate if you checked out my blog :)