Every Day Makeup…


These are the products I’m reaching for on an every day basis. My picks leaning towards a light hydrated base,
a flush of colour on the cheeks with subtle eyes and lips.

Mummy in a hurry, but still put together

fotd look down


Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer MECCA Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer MECCA
Bourjois Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix Foundation BOOTS
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Sephora
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder Sephora
Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blusher BOOTS
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette MECCA
L’oread Miss Manga Mascara BOOTS
E.L.F Brow Kit e.l.f


Smashbox renowned for their photo finish primers have released a range of products to target specific skin needs
My skin is dehydrated so I use the blue HYDRATING oil free primer which gives a smooth canvas and leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed
If you fear layering products on the face as I did, i strongly suggest giving this a try…

Boujours Radiance reveal healthy mix foundation, a firm drugstore favourite of many
gives a satin finish without looking overly dewy or shiny
This foundation uses ‘fruit therapy’ to help condition the skin leaving it hydrated and luminous
I use the Real Techniques beauty sponge or my Bobbi Brown Full Coverage buffing brush to apply this all over my face and down my neck.

My partner returned from a recent trip to Singapore with the Amazing cosmetics amazing concealer which has bold claims of being the ‘best concealer in the world’…
hmmmm I’m not sure I agree with that, it has fantastic coverage and a tiny amount is all you need
but it is immensely drying and without a hydrating eye cream or under eye primer emphasises the fine lines under my eyes
Collection lasting perfection concealer is a great dupe for this and the finish is very similar.


My contour is kevin Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium
This is a beautiful, beautiful ashy shade that looks like a shadow rather than a warm bronze
If I get over zealous with this it does give the opposite effect to what I want and makes me look drawn, not a great look on anyone

For cheeks I use Max Factor Miracle Touch Cream Blush in 14 Soft Pink
Lightly dabbed onto the high points of my cheeks with my finger tips
This lasts well throughout the day and looks dewy and polished
I have started wearing my blush higher and farther back on my face as I found this far more flattering

I have a wash of Urban Decay Foxy on my lids and a slick of Miss Manga Mascara in black on my top and bottom lashes
Brows are E.L.F Brow kit in Ash as always

What are the products you have been loving?
And what are you eager to try/

Have a lovely day and thanks for reading



Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder



luminous 3


hourglass rotated

HOURGLASS – Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light

Hello to the 1st Hourglass product I’ve ever owned. My am I impressed with this. I am actually not a huge fan of powders as my skin is dry but there are so many great reviews about this product I had to give it a try.

I chose the shade Luminous Light as I felt the pink slightly shimmery effect would suit my skin tone best.
There are a wide range of shades to choose from and they all give a different finish to the skin so I highly recommend going into MECCASpace.NK or Sephora to give these a swatch.
I applied my powder with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting brush all over my face and the finish this gave was amazing.

There is no glitter or chunks in this powder, it is milled so fine it blurs fine lines and imperfections and looks like you have used a filter in real life! The glow this powder gives is similar to the L’oreal Luminous primer or The Balm Mary Lou-Maniser when you build it up

I would not say this was a makeup must have, but rather a luxury treat or Princess Product (aren’t we all Princesses!!!).

Brands such as sleek, Boujours, Rimmel and Revlon are now releasing similar products for a fraction of the price and I am eager to see how the budget brands versions compare

Have you tried any of Hourglass range and how did you find them?

Have a great day and thanks for reading

http://Follow my blog with Bloglovin