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13 October 2014

My everyday make-up favourites

Ask any of my friends and they'll tell you how little I know about make-up. Most of the products I use I've used since I was thirteen and the newer ones I bought on reccomendation from the ladies in Boots. I'm not a make-up guru (or, ahem, a guru of any kind) but the reason I'm so set in my ways is that they work for me. I'll give you the low-down on my favourites;

BENEFIT 'THEY'RE REAL' MASCARA
I only started using this when I got a free one in Elle magazine which is perhaps not the best reason but heck, it's so darn good I still use it a year and a half later and keep topping up my stash. I usually use 2 different kinds, this and another generic No7 one to get extra volume (best tip is so use 2-3 different mascaras to get the thickest lashes, waiting 30 secs between each coat) but when I don't have time for that, this one does a pretty nifty job of making my peekers pop.

BENEFIT 'HELLO FLAWLESS' FOUNDATION
I only started using this in June just before my prom when I decided that stealing my mom's old stuff wasn't quite cutting it. I don't usually wear foundation, but when I do this is pretty brilliant at making my skin nice and dewy while still lightly covering up any imperfections. I apply it with my fingers but apparently applying it with a foundation brush is even funner/ more effective.

MAC MEDIUM BLOT POWDER
I rarely use this, but it's pretty excellent at creating a matte finish to your skin if you're glowing just a tad too much. I use 'Medium' which is a pretty generic and subtle colour.

MAC KOHL EYELINER
Since I've come to uni, I've given up on the whole cat-flick eyeliner since it just takes too much time when you're going out 3-4 times a week- this kohl eyeliner works a dream to just add a small flick in the corner of your eye. Pro because it also doesn't end up half-way down you're face by the end of the night.

CK SHOCK ONE AND MOSCHINO CHIC PETALS
I'm really in to quite sweet and fruity perfumes, these two work perfectly for a light scent where you can get away with saying, 'no, I just smell like this' without it being entirely implausible. I've been using CK SHOCK for about three years now and always get a cheeky compliment when I do, so it's doing something right.

MAYBELLINE DREAM MATTE MOUSSE
Another veteran product- I've been using this for five years now, the perfect foundation for when the sun shows it's face and your cheeks go a couple shades darker. Also great for achieving a matte skin look, hence the name. Pretty epic at covering up dark circles under the eyes, too.

SUDACREM
I almost didn't include this since it probably falls more under 'skin-care' but heck, it's such a miracle worker, why not. I'm not sure how, or why- but if you feel a spot coming on/ feel a bit of a breakout on the verge then pop this on the danger area overnight and witness a miracle. While it probably won't cure serious acne, it's great at defending against awkward pimples. High five, sudacrem- you've been by my side since nappy rash circa 1996.

What are your veteran products?

7 comments:

  1. i had never head of sudacrem before but now i need it ! i'm also pretty consistent with my make-up routine and i very ralelry change it ahah ! x

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  2. I've always been a massive fan of sudocrem for spots, its like magic!xx

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  3. You have some really great stuff there ! xox

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  4. hey camilla! your blog is amazing, i'm reading it since about 4 years and i still love it.
    as you are studying in bristol now i was wondering which course you are taking?
    a post about your university life and experiences would be very interesting :)
    xxx Emma

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  5. I've never tried Sudacrem, but it sure does sound like a miracle product!

    - Elodie x

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  6. Don't tell anyone, but my makeup game is so weak. I use the same three products always, and can't do other peoples makeup. I do like the idea of a new perfume though, so maybe I'll have a sniff.
    x Justina // abentpieceofwire.com

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