The Edit: Daily Essentials

daily makeup essentials

Over the past four days I’ve worn makeup a grand total of once. Don’t get me wrong, I love a no makeup day to let my skin breathe whilst enjoying an extra 20 minutes in bed, however I’ve found since forgoing the slap during the move I’ll fallen out of my routine. When it came to popping on some cosmetic products yesterday I honestly sat slightly bewildered at my collection wondering what it was I did. Which were my favourites? What kind of look did I want to achieve? On days like these I resort back to my daily essentials, those fail safe products I naturally gravitate towards to give a fuss free look that takes mere minutes to apply.

For a moisturising yet colour inducing base it’s got to be the Origins VitaZing Moisturiser. A staple during those summer months I also reach for this when my skin has a bit of colour or when I’m going for a minimal makeup look. On those paired back product days it’s all about concealer to mask the imperfections without needing to go in with contour, blush, highlight etc. The duo of my Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless ConcealerShiseido Sheer Eye Zone Corrector ensures any areas of redness, dark circles or uneven skin tone are instantly banished. Brows are achieved in a single application with the Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel and thanks to the Soap & Glory Solar Powder I still have a bit of colour and shape throughout my face.

Finally, a slick of tinted lip balm from Clarins in the form of their Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector* and I’M good to go. Most of these products can be applied with your fingers or directly from the bullet, the only brush I opt for is this little Sephora Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush that effortlessly buffs everything away. Easy as 1..2..3 or A..B..C ;)

*pr sample

  • I’ve had a similar thing recently – I fell out of the habit of wearing make-up more than a couple of times a week and now I don’t really have a go-to combination of products anymore!
    Sounds like you’ve found a really nice, easy combination there though :)

    Misia xx |

  • I definitely need to try that UD concealer!


  • Emily Knott

    I swear by the UD concealer! So much better than NARS’ radiant creamy concealer!

    Emily x

    • It really is isn’t it – at first I wasn’t so sure but really prefer it’s more hydrating feel on the skin xx

  • I’m yet to try Origins skincare!

    Jenna | Beauty And The Style

  • Absolutely love the S&G Solar Powder, I see so many bloggers hitting pan on the stuff and I just have too, amazing stuff, definitely buying a new one as a back up ready!

    alice x // beautybyalicee

    • It is gorgeous, love the two shades and now they have repackaged it too it’s a real winner!xx

  • Sounds like the perfect simple makeup look. I’ve been hearing great things about the moisturizer and wish they still were so,d in my city. Also that naked concealer has been on my wish list for ages.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  • Kirsty Cameron

    The Naked concealer has been on my wishlist for some time now and I can’t wait to try it. Just hate not having an Urban Decay Counter anywhere near me as I can’t try out the colours.

  • Bella

    I still feel like that with the season changing. Flailing around in my collection; defaulting back to last autumn’s fave bits LOL. I really need to put my summer stuff away and bring out the autumn/winter stuff!! It’s been sunny though cold here too, so I’m not even feeling my new autumn purchases!

    • It can be tough those seasonal changes! I need to get back into the grove of things and a new Autumnal routine xx

  • Would you suggest the Naked concealer to someone with very dark under eye circles? I’m always too afraid to stray away from my MAC Studio Finish concealer! Thanks for posting!

    • I personally don’t use it for under my eyes, I use a specific under eye concealer instead. Something like the Bobbi Brown Corrector is fab for a thicker coverage or I like the Smashbox BB Eye Corrector!xx

  • I’m obsessed with the UD Naked Skin concealer since I bought it three weeks ago, it also works as such a great base for highlighter!