Friday, 9 September 2016

Everyday Simple Hair and Makeup!

Everyday Simple Hair and Makeup

You may be able to tell from my YouTube Tutorials that I love my makeup, I love creating full glam makeup looks so I can share with you my tips and techniques working with eyeshadows, liner, lipsticks etc, however who has the time to be fully beat everyday? You may be surprised to know that I don't actually wear a lot of makeup day to day, unless I am going on a night out or special occasion I keep my makeup pretty minimal. One main reason is time, if I am going for full glam I like to take my time and enjoy it, also I feel wearing a little less makeup does help my skin keep in better condition. 

Of course I love to also rock a no-makeup day... I actually have quite a lot of these! I honestly don't mind stepping out of the house with no makeup on however when I want to feel a little more put together, if I am visiting family, running errands or having a chilled day out I have a really easy and simple hair and makeup routine perfect for everyday.
Everyday Simple Hair and Makeup

For my base I use L'Oreal True Match Foundation a perfect everyday foundation which I have used for years, a small amount gives me enough coverage to even out my skin tone and I love the natural finish. For concealer I use my favourite Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Cool Medium this covers my under eyes and brightens them without looking too heavy or settling in any lines, I love how long wearing this concealer is and is it very comfortable to wear! Having more of a dryer skin I don't always set my base however I always use a little dusting of the Rimmel Clear Complexion Pressed Powder under my eyes and T-zone to reassure it stays in place. Although I am in need a good fake tanning right now I do love my bronzer, day to day I use the Rimmel Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze this is very similar in shade to my MAC Give Me Sun however it is not as pigmented so it is perfect for an everyday soft bronzed skin. Blush is one product I don't use a lot of however in the day time I feel blush gives me that little pop of colour I need, so I use Illamasqua Lover and blend this into my bronzer. Finally I could never go a day without my highlighter! My favourite everyday highlight is the MAC Soft and Gentle which gives the most beautiful natural glow without being too bright or shiny. 
Everyday Simple Hair and Makeup

I don't go too heavy on my everyday eye makeup, I like them look bright and pop so I always use the Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette. I mix Substitute For Love and Freshly Toasted together in the crease for definition, with Pure Ganache generously on the lid which really complements the blue of my eyes and makes them pop without using a lot of product. I will then quickly run the crease colours along the lower lash line then smudge a soft brown pencil along the top lash line which makes them appear thicker at the base. Finally it is time for mascara, I never wear false lashes for daytime makeup, instead I use the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara to build up the lashes making them look longer and thicker. 

Brows make a huge different to your facial features so I like to fill mine in using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz to make them more defined and bolder, I feel this makes a huge difference when I am wearing minimal makeup. To make the brows look thicker and bushier I set them in place using the Maybelline Brow Drama brushing the hairs upwards. I have recently filmed a tutorial all about how I fill in my brows, so if you want to see my routine then click here
Everyday Simple Hair and Makeup

Lip glosses or a comfortable lipstick is what I reach for day to day, I have been loving wearing the Kylie Cosmetics Koko K Lip Pencil as it is long wearing, very creamy and adds a nice pop of colour. 
Fishtail Braid

Having long and thicker hair I like it be out of the way, especially if I have errands to run or I just don't feel like styling it. I like to apply my Irresistible Me Clip In Hair Extensions which takes no time at all and wear my hair in a long braid. Today I opted for a boho fishtail braid which was easy and creates such a pretty look in just a few minutes, keeping my hair out of the way all day. I recently wrote a review on these hair extensions which you can also read here

For an everyday hair and makeup look this is so easy and pretty, this whole routine only takes me around 20 minutes. I love how complementing the makeup look is, being bright and glowy my skin looks fresh and my eyes look awake, plus it lasts all day. A fishtail braid is also super pretty taking a little more time than a normal braid but I love the effect especially with the longer extensions. 

What are your favourite everyday makeup products and hair styles? 

Zoe x 

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  1. I love the braided hair style! The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is one of my favorites. I love the way it makes my brows look. Too Faced Better than Sex mascara is another great one. I love that mascara! :)
    Brooke |

  2. Gorgeous! I've heard so many people talking about the L'loreal true match foundation but I've never tried it myself. Looks amazing! :)

    Ellen x

    1. Thankyou hun, you must try it its a lovely foundation x

  3. I love this Zoeva palette and it does make your eyes pop!

    Tia | The 10am Blog

  4. This is such a pretty and delicate look, love it! Your hair looks amazing, too!

    Thirteen Thoughts

  5. This look is gorgeous, I didn't even realise you had extensions in they look so natural!
    Jen | Giveaway | Velvet Spring

  6. Love the hair and rosy eyes, I totally didn't think your hair was extensions either! I'm trying to master the dutch braid atm - your fishtail looks amazing!

    www.Barely There | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog


  7. your fishtail braid looks amazing. i love it so much.


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