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Simple Everyday Makeup

everyday makeup - bobbi brown corrector in light peach, coverfx custom enhancer drops in halo, bite beauty multistick in cashew, benefit watts up, glossier boy brow

I do a lot of bold and unconventional makeup on Instagram, but I prefer wearing something light and simple on the daily. No makeup-makeup actually used to be a full face sans eye makeup, bold brows and heavy contour included. Nowadays I like something quick and easy – my everyday face usually takes about five minutes! What a long way I’ve come, huh?

Who hasn’t talked about the CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops? I’m sure you’ve heard about these at one point or another. Everyone says the same thing, but it’s true: while it’s expensive, you really don’t need a lot. I’ve been mixing one or two drops of Halo into my moisturizer for an all-over glow. This one in particular gives the skin a bluish tint in certain lights (I swear it’s not as bad as it sounds), but it’s not too noticeable once everything else is layered on. If you prefer something more natural, they have an excellent range of shades that I think would suit all skin tones.

The Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Peach has been a staple of mine for years – I can’t even count how many of these I’ve repurchased! If you have dark undereye circles like I do (and no, getting more sleep/drinking more water/rubbing coconut oil all over them doesn’t help), it’s the perfect thing to cover them up with. It’s not as potent as a concealer, but it neutralizes just enough to make me look bright and awake while still letting some of my natural skin shine through.

I used to be a hater when it came to cream blush, and now I love them! The Bite Beauty Multistick in Cashew is my go-to out of the… shameful four that I own, because I definitely don’t need that many. It gives such a luminous finish without being shimmery or glittery. Everyone has different ways to use these, but I like swiping a little bit on the back of my hand and using my finger to tap them on my cheeks. I pat whatever’s left over onto my lips for a bit of color – definitely a multi-use product!

When it comes to highlighter, I like to tone it down a bit when it comes to everyday makeup. It looks a little weird when I’ve got a natural face going on with a blinding highlight – though if it’s something you like, go right on ahead! Cream highlighters are great because they give off a soft finish, and it’s quite hard to go overboard. Benefit’s Watt’s Up! highlighter is currently my go-to. It’s a little more luminous than the rest of the cream highlighters in my collection while still being subtle. The Mars Holographic Stick from Milk Makeup is also great if I want something a little more unique, since it shifts to a pretty pink in certain lighting.

Glossier’s Boy Brow in Black is the perfect finishing touch since it naturally defines and gives my brows a bit of dimension. It’s literally the easiest brow product to use. Just swipe it through your brows a few times and you’re done – no preciseness required! I’ve purchased this a few times already, too.

 

What are your everyday makeup go-tos?

 

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  • I wish we could get Bite beauty in the UK 🙁

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  • I like simple makeup whenever I’m not working too and usually I reach for concealer, blush, eyebrow pencil, eye liner and mascara.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • I’m gonna have to look into some of these! My everyday makeup go-to’s are fine but I really need to upgrade what I use. The Bobbi Brown corrector sounds great!

    Belle in Black and White

  • Kim

    I totally relate! I used have to go full out on makeup whenever I was going out, but these days I’m gravitating more towards a natural look. I still like to do eyes, contour… the whole package on special days or even when I’m just in the mood, but these days I just enjoy doing something light but still pulled together 😉

  • We leave for multi-purpose products! haha that one from bite looks so pretty

    http://www.apairofones.wordpress.com

  • I also go for minimal makeup most days. Mostlybecause I don’t have the time in the morning to play around so much but also because I prefer the no makeup – makeup look for everyday 🙂

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  • I also love a little everyday glow! I have a mini version of the Custom Enhancer drops which I love! xx

    sheergloss

  • my everyday, “no makeup” makeup is more or less similar to this. basically it’s all about complexion / base for me. i love cc creams but sometimes i do use lightweight foundation. other times i just rely on spot concealing and lightly dust powder foundation (the sephora compact one is surprisingly pretty light!), top some cream blush, use some mascara and then finish the look with lip balm or tint. i haven’t found the right liquid/cream highlighter for that natural dewiness look but i’m thinking of getting one. when i go to work, though, i mostly do the same thing except without blush or mascara. i consider that going even further than minimal makeup – it’s almost like i’m bare faced but not really haha

  • Sam

    I switch up my makeup so much on the daily, sometimes it’s hard to figure out what my staples are. at this point, I’m just trying to get through products since I’ve had some of them for… probably longer than recommended. I swear I am definitely getting the bite multistick because of you, I just need to find a color. I’m debating between brioche and cashew and if they weren’t so similar I could justify both! I think I’m going to go to sephora and swatch them though, which is my way of saying I can’t get them now, lol. I’ve also been looking at the bobbi brown corrector, but I’m not sure if I really need it? like, I don’t think of myself having dark undereyes, but at the same time I feel like if I tried it I would realize that I’ve been missing out for years… so the beauty junkie in me is saying!

    sam / My Beauty Cloud

  • step 1: be already as flawless as becky

    lol but srsly! if i were you i’d go barefaced to places because gurl you look super lovely already <3 i wonder how severe your panda eyes are because i'm intrigued over bobbi brown corrector. do you think it'd work for me? D: and bite beauty stick, ugh i need that T^T

    my daily makeup consists of LA Girl HD foundation to even my skintone and i usually skip concealer because it'd look too much. i'm okay with showing my panda eyes people usually looked at me horribly lol but i gave no fuck. then i use bronzer to give a soft sun-kissed look, draw my brows fuller and use anything red lipstick to look fresh (sometimes i pat it to my cheeks for color).

  • BUT OK GIRL YOU’RE ALREADY FLAWLESS THOUGH!

    I honestly don’t wear make-up primarily because I don’t know how, so this was an interesting read! If anything, I would definitely wanna try Glossier’s Boy Brow just to make my brows pop out even more, haha. Thanks for sharing!!

    cabin twenty-four

  • I love this so much! I love simple makeup and nude makeup looks and your choices are absolutely fab. I really enjoy using Cashew too as its such a pretty shade (though I can’t believe you have 4 of them haha!) and Boy Brow has become a staple xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

  • Everybody literally was talking about CoverFx Custom enhancer. Its like a wave of people in talking about just one thing. Me to, a highlighter is my GO TO, specially for night outs.

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  • Just jumped over to your Insta and WOW, girl you’re SO talented – that’s insane!! Some of the flower additions and metallic lips, just… wow! Back to this post, I think I might pick up Benefit’s Watt’s Up as it seems to get the thumbs up from nearly everyone 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  • T.

    I use the watt’s up as my everyday highlighter too!

    http://www.initialed.ca

  • I like the no makeup makeup look as well, simply because it’s humid here and most make up would just melt so I usually don’t bother. Haha. Great choices by the way. I know what you feel about cream blushers too. I love them now!
    Joy to the World

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    I actually was going to buy the cover FX last time I did an amazon order and shipped it to Australia but I totally forgot. I should probably get them on my next shop – you seem to thing they are worth it!
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
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  • I love cream blushers, I wish we could get bite beauty here! I really like how cream highlighters look on the skin, topshop glow is my favourite 🙂 x

    Velvet Blush

  • Products like Boy Brow are an essential part of my everyday makeup routine because I’m just very lazy (and unskilled) when it comes to my brows. I really want to try the Bite Beauty Multisticks. Will definitely have to add one to my basket next time I splurge on a Sephora international delivery haul (how I wish Bite Beauty was more accessible in the UK!)

    Pumpkin Lemonade

  • Emily

    Waking up at 6:30am, simple make up is definitely my kind of thing as I need to get things done as quickly as possible! Believe it or not, I’ve never actually heard of Custom Enhancer Drops but having read up on the product, it sounds amazing! I’ve also heard a lot of people talk about Glossier and I’ve been biding my time trying to work out the best products to purchase but I love how the boy brow does it all!

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