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My Current Make Up Routine I've Sworn By For The Past 4 Months

*This post does include affiliate links.*

One thing in my mid twenties have taught me is that you experience with make up a whole lot less. I mean I'd always be open to sitting at the beauty counters and getting pampered, and my make up done. But at the same time, the chances of me walking away with a whole new make up bag is unlikely.

I've got a make up routine that I am happy with and I feel benefits my skin. So I'm going to get down with business on every product and why I'm a always repurchasing. Again and again.

For my base I've become overly obsessed with the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. I use the shade Light, which I am a pale type of girl but I need a little tan/colour to my skin. I find it's full coverage for my skin, it gives me a glow and hydrates my skin whilst having SPF 50. Just a couple (for less coverage) and three pumps for (evening full coverage) ~ a little goes a loongggg way. It also keeps to being full coverage over time. I'm also very interested in trying the other two CC Creams. The matte coverage and also illumination to see the three compared to each other. But I'll hype this up to everyone as this is the first foundation that I have used for the longest amount of time. (Trust me, I'm normally using three types at different times.) But this is the one and only the one I use.

Then to add a little more colour to my complexion, I like to use the Maybelline Master Bronzer & Highlight Palette. (Highlight not so much, bronzer yes.) I use the three darker shades, mainly the two centred shades. It blends out really well, you can either use this as a bronzer palette or even a contour. I must admit this won't be for everyone as there is only four shades to pick from, but you can build up the product for the perfect shade and coverage. This has lasted me many of months too as instead of one you have a few shades to choose from.

That is just my base. Small and simple, but I like to add more bold to my lip and lashes.

For my eyes, I like to use the Smashbox single eye shadow in the shade Nude. I've come to terms with not all shades will suit my eyes and look. Browns are more my 'thang'. I like to keep my eyes simple with this shadow, and even a little shimmer from the Becca Apr├Ęs Ski Glow Palette palette for a little more 'party' look. These shades don't crease, they glide on your lids just as good with your finger as a brush. They blend beautifully too. It's not so easy to get your hands on but for shimmers, they're highly pigmented which is a winner. *Of course.*
Then my lashes I am loving the IT Cosmetics Superhero mascara. I was highly persuaded by Chloe Plumstead when she shared what mascara she uses. At first I wasn't convinced, however now I've transferred my everyday mascara. It gives volume to my lashes and enhances the length. The formula is buildable for a more bolder make up look, but you can also use a little amount for a more natural lashes. Whilst building up the product, there is no flaking and no clumps. I've finally found a mascara that benefits my make up.

Then lastly for the all important brows. I've been using the L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper. This is my only brow product. I'm all for the fluffy eye brow look. A lot of you comment on my brows and this is my answer! Just combing through the brows, makes them fuller and gives them shape. Leaves them looking natural and the brush is the perfect size for my brows. (A lot of brow products with combs are far too big for my brows.) This one is the perfect size.

My make up routine is that simple and short. I can get ready in the time frame of ten minutes, but I also can add a little more 'vavoom' for the special nights out and them days where effort is more capable.

Just add a red bold lip (my favourite go to at the mo) and boom ~ I'm ready in a flash.


*None of these items were gifted or paid for. All products are out of my own money and this review is based over the past four months.*



  1. Ooooo they all look so nice! I am loving the CC cream at the moment too!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. I have heard endless awesome things about that It cosmetics superhero mascara. I've been wanting to pick it up but it's always sold out. I'm also a big fan of that cc cream of theirs. x


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