Monday, 23 March 2015

Flawless Face Make-up Routine♥

Sometimes, I don't bother much with my face make-up and just use powder and/or concealer and move on. But the days where I feel like spending more time on my make-up or my skin is needing the extra coverage, this is the make-up routine I go by, which usually gives a good result.

Whether I'm wearing face make-up or not, I always apply moisturiser to keep my skin soft. The one I use is the Boots Essentials Fragrance Free Moisturising Cream. This leaves my skin soft and prepared for any make-up I will apply. 

To help insure your make-up will stay put all day, it's best to use a primer. Recently, I've been using the No.7 Instant Illusions Airbrush Away Primer, and I must admit, I have been loving using this! I only use the tiniest amount on my fingertips then distribute across my face. It actually has helped my foundation stay on, it's like a hero in a tube!

Now for the exciting part! I never used to wear foundation, therefore I haven't experimented too much with different ones. I've been using the Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation in the shade 10 "Ivory". I thought because it was liquid that it wouldn't be good coverage but oh I was wrong! One layer and it looks perfect! It covers up any redness my skin may have and gives me an even skin tone too. I use the Jessup flat top brush to buff it in and it gives a nice finish. 

For those dark circles I may have or any spots that need covering, I use the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in the shade 15. This stuff is seriously good, if you don't own any, I definitely recommend you try it out - it's creamy yet such high coverage! This concealer is ever so slightly lighter than my skin tone, so it's great for correcting dark circles because it lightens them. Once applied, I pat it out then blend it with the Jessup tapered face brush.

To set everything in place, I use a powder, as not only does it keep your make-up from moving, but it helps minimise any shine on your face. I have two favourites which I switch between. The first one I use is the Maybelline Fit Me Powder in 220 "Natural Beige". As you can see, I've used a lot of this, I absolutely love it! It keeps my make-up in place and gives a nice finish. The second one I use is the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 003 "Peach Glow". This powder definitely lives up to it's name and keeps your face looking matte. As good as it is, if you do use too much, it can make your face look cakey, so a little is all that is required. I use a Jessup powder brush to powder my whole face.

What's your must-have face make-up product you recommend I try?


76 comments:

  1. The Rimmell Stay Matte power is my absolute FAVORITE! Great post! XO Erin

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    1. I really like it, can't complain with the price! Thank you x

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  2. I agree, the Maybelline FitMe concealer is fabulous!

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    1. This is my second one and I know for sure I'll forever be buying this! x

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  3. I've been curious about that Maybelline foundatioN. I see so many people use it and everytime I'm at rhe store I catch myself wanting to buy it, but hesitate on it. I use the Rimmel London Match Foundation (something like that) and sometimes I love it, but there are days when it looks really cakey.

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    1. I bought it when it was first introduced into Boots and Superdrug so got it at the introductory price. I love the finish it gives, if you're looking for something lighter yet good coverage, try this! I was going to buy the Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation but I wasn't sure, but I'm so glad I bought the Maybelline one! x

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  4. I love the look of that No7 primer! I'm actually on the look out for a replacement to my Baby Skin - so might check it out :)

    Great post !
    Charlotte xxx
    www.dobeautywithcharlotte.com

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    1. I was going to get the Maybelline Baby Skin but instead got this, I love love love it! Thank you! x

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  5. I'm going to have to look into that foundation - I am all about full coverage without having to layer it on!! And that Rimmel Matte Powder is a cult classic - you just can't go wrong with it! :) Great routine, I'm sure the finish is just flawless!

    Savannah | ohsosavannah.com

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    1. I had heard it raved about everywhere so just had to get it, and I'm so glad I did! A little on the back of your hand and blend, it's that simple and gives brilliant results! Everyone raves about the Rimmel Stay Matte, and it is pretty good for the price! Ah thank you, I love the final finish from this routine, and I especially love that it's all drugstore! x

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  6. OOOH! I don't think I own any of the product you mentioned in this post. I am so curious to try the Maybelline foundation and concealer AND the Rimmel powder. Thanks for sharing and I cannot wait to try some of the products you mentioned. <3

    xo Brigette from brigetteramos.com

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    1. They're all drugstore so all inexpensive, I definitely recommend you buy them to try them out, I'm so glad I bought them as they're super good quality! Hope you try the products out and like them! x

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  7. I LOVE the dream flawless nude foundation!! I blogged about it too!:) I need to give the fit me concealer a go, it looks lovely:)
    http://kirstyjennifermeenan.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I think it's amazing, I don't know if I'll ever want to try another foundation! I will definitely check out your post about the foundation and see if you agree with my thoughts! I adore the Fit Me concealer, it's so creamy yet blends so well and doesn't crease for me as long as I set it! x

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  8. I really want to try all the Maybelline products you mentioned! I'm still looking for an affordable concealer and foundation!

    Priyanka | http://glamourandgiggles19.blogspot.com/

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    1. If you're looking for affordable foundation and concealer, you should check these out! x

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  9. The FitMe concealer is amazing!!! I freaking love that stuff. Digging your Jessup flat top brush I have some eye brushes from them and am considering getting a set or some of their face brushes, they're really good.

    Kara from KaysWays.com

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    1. This is my second fit me concealer and I'll probably always buy this! I bought the face and eye Jessup set, and it's probably the best £10 I've spent - you should check out their face brushes as they apply make-up like a dream and are soo soft! x

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  10. I haven't tried any of the Maybelline FIT Me line yet, but I love the packaging. I've been crushing on Maybelline Master Conceal and the Dream Wonder Pressed Powder. Allison@neversaydiebeauty.com

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    1. The packaging for the fit me range is so sleek and nice! Oooh they sound like they'll work great! x

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  11. Great post! I want to try some of these products. You have a really nice blog, I'm following you now on bloglovin. Checkout my blog and if you like it follow me too! Let's keep in touch! :D

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hey babe, how are you?
    Lovely post though, following you..
    I've only just started blogging.
    Visit me whenever you have time;

    www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk

    Anyway have a good day!
    Kisses xXx

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  13. I use Rimmel Stay Matte too <3 I Love It!

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    1. It's such a popular powder, but what's not to love about it?! It's inexpensive, lives up to it's name and keeps your make-up in place, perfect! x

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  14. Your routine is quite straight foward and I with this review of the maybelline concealer I might have to get one for my self. Great post dear.

    www stylstylenbeautylounge.com

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    1. Yes, I like that it's simple and doesn't take me too long! You definitely should check it out, it's raved about and I totally get why! Thank you x

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  15. Love your review on Maybelline products..I think I might give a try again since they have improved on skintones!! I am finishing up Rimmel Tanner in Natural which is pretty much like mineral foundation on my skin type but it works for me!!

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    1. Thank you! Yes they have a wider range now. I've never thought of that - sounds good! x

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  16. I love the concealer and both powders you mentioned, I use them all the time! Great post, love the mini reviews for each product!
    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  17. Great post! The Rimmel Stay Matte is my holy grail powder and I love the Maybelline Fit Me as well! I'm such a fan of drugstore makeup and usually that's what I tend to blog all about!
    Keep up the great work :)

    Check out my blog?
    Krystal @ Little Beauty Bug | Bloglovin'

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    1. Both powders are marvellous! Drugstore make-up is my favourite too! x

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    1. It's brilliant and gives a good amount of coverage! x

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  19. That bronzer from Rimmel is my all-time favorite too! :) Great choice for the other products too, the Maybelline foundation is one of my faves, but I love the Guerlain Beautybooster just a little more. Happy weekend lovely! x Frederique - http://fablefrique.com

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    1. It's a great foundation. Oh never heard of that one! Thank you, enjoy your weekend too! x

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  20. I love Maybelline Fit Me Concealer!! I have no.25 and it may look dark on the packaging but when applied it lightens up my under eye area!
    xx

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    1. I like to get one lighter to lighten up my under eyes! x

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  21. Great post!
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  22. I totally agree with you on the Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude having a surprisingly good coverage despite how light it is. It's not my favourite foundation but it is growing on me!!! I like your post!! It's a good round up!!...xx

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    1. I was pleasantly surprised at the coverage it gave! It's really the only foundation I own so I can't compare it! x

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  23. I didn't realise No7 did a primer - will have to check it out :) I really want to try the new Maybelline foundation too, looks such an interesting formula xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. Thanks for your comment - I love your blog! Ah yes they do! I only found out because they had a gift set offer and it was in it! You should try it, there's usually 3 for 2 deals on in Superdrug/Boots, if you're interested, then you should pick it up and give it a go! x

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  24. I love using Rimmel face powder and want to try maybelline concealer.
    GlamupGirls

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    1. The Rimmel Stay Matte is great, everyone loves it! If you're looking for a good drugstore concealer, try the Maybelline one! x

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  25. Thanks for this insight into your makeup routine! Maybelline's Dream flawless nude foundation sounds like a really interesting product!

    Rae | love from berlin

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    1. No bother! It sounds interesting but is fantastic! x

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  26. I love the maybelline finishing powder so much! Favourite product ever cause it never looks cakey!

    monniiblogs.blogspot.com.au

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    1. That's one of the main reasons I love it! x

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  27. That concealer is my favourite one! I want to try out the foundation though as well. xo

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  28. I have the Rimmel Stay Matte powder and found the same thing. It does do a good job at keeping foundation in place though!

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

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    1. Least I'm not the only one and I know mine isn't a bad batch aha! Yes, I have to agree, my foundation still looks fine when I go to remove it! x

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  29. Love this post! I havent tried that foundation yet xx

    Lauren | shynature.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! It's lightweight yet has great coverage x

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  30. There are some products that I have not tried here especially the boots primer.

    Amy x

    Acosmeticsobsession.com

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  31. I'd definitely love to try the Maybelline concealer xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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    1. You should - it's not a disappointment! x

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  32. Love the post. I have tried "Stay Matte" and it worked very well :) I wish to try "flawless nude" too. :) It's beautiful pink blog here!!

    http://biteboo.blogspot.dk/2015/03/diy-pore-strips.html

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    1. Thank you. Yes it's brilliant! You totally should pick it up - I love love love it! Ah thank you so much! x

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  33. I really need to try out this foundation! I love the concealer too, won't use anything else!!

    Nicole ♥
    nicolelaurenblake.blogspot.com

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    1. I haven't really tried any other concealers because I love this one! I'm tempted to try the collection lasting perfection but the fit me is just too good! x

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  34. I love both fit me powder and concealer! :) x

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  35. i've actually never tried any of these but i've heard good things about the stay matte powder!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. You should try them out since they're all drugstore! x

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  36. Maybelline Dream Flawless foundation just didn't work for me :( Sort of clinged on to the dry spots.

    Sam|| BeautyDetour

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    1. Aw that's annoying. I had a feeling it would maybe do that with the texture. I have oily skin but it's fine on me. Bet you're gutted! x

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  37. I use that maybelline dream foundation and I love it!!!

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  38. Stay Matte powder is a must for me :)

    http://villemo20.blogspot.com/

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