My Everyday 10 Minute Make-Up 💋

In the voice of RuPaul, Hello Hello Hello!! Welcome back to my blog, it honestly doesn’t feel like 5 minutes since I posted the last one, this year is going in so quickly. Something I’ve wanted to share with you all since I started doing this blog is what my every day make up routine is, it’s only fair after all make up is the main reason I’m sharing my thoughts with you all so it’s about time I told you guys what kind of products I use on a daily basis. Before I do get into the post I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s supported me so far in this journey, I’ve found so many amazing blogs and people who are on the same journey I am. Each time I post my follower count just seems to increase and that’s what keeps making me want to write more knowing you guys truly like what I’m posting about, and it does mean a lot. So before we get the tissues out and become emotional 😂 without further ado lets get into the post…
Okay so the first thing I use in my make up routine (after I’ve moisturised and all that) is Primer and recently I remembered I had one in my draw that I was yet to try, up until lately I was using my trustworthy Smashbox Photo Finish and then I tried out my current one which is the Stila One Step Correct 

 I’m still undecided about this being a holy grail product as I have only used it a few times so there isn’t a lot I can say, the consistency isn’t runny or thick it’s like somewhere in between and it doesn’t have a scent to it I personally don’t think. This is the travel size which I purchased for £8 I think it was? I bought this a while back so, I will keep using it to see if I can class this as a holy grail and if the full size product which retails for £24 is worth the splurge, after applying this the redness on my face doesn’t seem to have calmed down but my skin looks more glowing.

 

 


The next thing I do, is apply foundation and for this I use the DHC Q10 Liquid Base Make-Up which I actually wrote a review on a while back (I’ll leave the link below If you want to see my full review on this) and I seriously cannot praise this product enough!! I can honestly tell you that this has changed my full make up routine.

20171102_135117.jpgI have not used any of my other foundations ever since I tried this, for me I like to look for something with medium coverage and is long wearing. The coverage is medium/full but still looks so natural on the skin and if you’re pale like myself you know the struggle to get a decent foundation that matches the colour of your neck without using a full compact of bronzer!! 😂 I have this in the shade  Natural Ocher 00 which is the lightest shade you can get this in I believe, the consistency is quite liquidy if you get me and a little bit goes a long way. Before I found this I did use foundations from Bare Minerals and Revlon. Which I still love but I haven’t reached for them since I received this one, this is hard to get your hands on I have found but I believe it retails for $29 Which works out about £22 in the UK. It lasts so long and makes the rest of your products go on so much smoother and really gives you that flawless base to make your make up last and look incredible!


After doing that I use my NYX Colour Correcting Pallet, which retails for £10.50 over here. Now for everyday I do just like a little bit of coverage and something to try make me look at least half decent, my pallet is really messy with using the colours so I’ll show you a spare one that I take with me if I travel anywhere so it’s only been used a little and looks a lot better haha!

As you can see on the image above I use the shade middle on the right. This product is really good and it does a reasonable job to hide those places where you want a bit more coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

I then go in with my concealer and for this I use the urban decay naked skin in the shade fair neutral 

I absolutely love this product, it’s very lightweight on the skin and the coverage is amazing! I can use this around my nose area (without the colour corrector) where I have a bit more redness and It covers it absolutely perfect. It really brightens the under eye as well. This retails for £19 in the UK so it is a little pricey but definitely worth the splurge.

 

 

 

 


 

After applying my base i set everything in place with powder. Now I do tend to switch up which product I use, if I’m in a rush I like to use the Soap and Glory one heck of a blot translucent setting powder  

This leaves the face looking smooth and matte and we know the struggle of getting a powder what doesn’t flash back in photographs but in my opinion this has NO FLASH BACK yes you heard me right!! I love soap and glory products but I think this is my favourtie thing ever from the brand, it’s definitely a great everyday wear and great to take with you for touch ups throughout the day. This retails for £12 so it’s a bit more pricey for a drugstore powder but it’s definitely one worth spending that little extra pounds on.

 

Or when I’m spending a bit more time on my make up and making a bit more of an effort I like to use the RCMA No Colour Powder 

Which is around the £13 price mark, I heard one of my favourtie youtubers Michael Finch speak about this so long ago and he was raving about it and I knew instantly I wanted to try this, few months later this appeared on beauty bay and it went straight in the basket. Let me tell you… OH MY GOD I never knew I could be so in love with a powder!!😍 you’re probably thinking I’m crazy talking like this about a powder but this really is the shit, a little bit goes a long way, it’s not got flashback, it makes you look airbrushed without looking fake if that makes sense?😂 and it makes the skin so much smoother and velvety it’s insane!!

 


Time to add a little bit of colour back into the face which only means one thing…Bronzer. Now for this I use the urban decay beached bronzer in the shade sunkissed. 

And I’m not gonna lie this is the best bronzer I seem to have found for pale skin, it’s not orange but it’s not cool toned I can’t explain it but just know it’s somewhere in-between if that makes sense?😂 sadly I have hardly any of this left which does break my heart but I can see myself definitely purchasing again, I feel like it’s got a little bit of a scent and it kind of reminds me of fake tan?? I love the smell of fake tan don’t get me wrong, but am I the only one? Let me know if you like the smell of it too and that I’m not the only one hahaha! This retails for £19 but again it’s urban decay and worth the money. Also for a day to day wear I like to run this through the crease of my eye and add a little bit of highlighter later on to make me look a bit more awake.

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Adding a pop of colour onto the cheeks its time for Blusher. For this my all time favourite is definitely the NYX Baked Blush in the shade 06 wanderlust 

 

I think I paid around £7.50 for this? I’m not 100% sure but it wasn’t anything crazy, I feel like blusher is something you never ever run out of, like you could buy a blush and still be using it in 50 years time (don’t do that btw guys)😂 this has a lovely shimmer to it, nothing over the top its just something that gives you a healthy glow.


I then like to do my favourite step which is Highlight I absolutely love doing this and sometimes I go a little over board but I would bathe in it if I could haha! My go to highlighter is definitely Mary-lou’manizer’ from The Balm. 

I’ve used this so many times and as you can see on the image above it still looks like new!! This is a golden champagne highlight and the texture is very creamy and easy to blend. It looks amazing on the skin and it’s really easy to build up, this retails for £19 but I did manage to get my hands on this whilst it was on sale so I only paid £13 for this which is an absolute bargain! As I said earlier I like to put a little highlight on the middle of my eye lid and on the inner corner as it makes you look more awake. 


The mascara I use is the MAC False Lash Waterproof and this was hard to get a photo of as I’ve used it that much the writing is fading from the packaging so I’ve just got one off Google to show you which one it is

 I absolutely swear by this mascara, the price is £19 and worth every penny!! I’ve tried drugstore ones and don’t get me wrong I’ve liked them but in the end I always come back to this one. It’s super long wearing and does not move all day, but what makes it even better is that it’s the only waterproof mascara I’ve found that lasts all day but is easy to remove at the end of the day when taking the rest of your make up off. It’s honestly like magic, I tend to find that after a while my eyes can become irritated for some reason I think I may have a bit of sensitivity when it comes to products such as this but this mac one seems to be the only one which doesn’t affect me.

 


Now I know you’re probably thinking “wait where is the brow step in this” and you might be shocked but I actually don’t do anything to my brows apart from brush them that’s one thing I love about my eyebrows, they’ve always been quite dark and they’re thick so all I do is brush them to make sure there’s no make up that’s gotten into them but apart from that I don’t do anything.


Almost to the end of my routine and it’s time for lips so before we apply lipstick I like to use some Lip Balm as I find when wearing this underneath it helps the staying power. So my all time favourite is the Palmers Cocoa Butter formula Lip Balm 20171102_134926.jpg

I frigging love love loveeeee this! Palmers is definitely a brand that never fails to amaze me, I have other products from them as well which I might mention more sometime in the future if you guys wanted? But I think you can pick this up from anywhere, i got mine from Superdrug and I paid £1.99 for it, it’s definitely my all time favourite lip balm! It’s lightweight and feels extremely moisturising. And the scent of this is insane😍 I love the smell of the all the Palmers products though so😂

After applying the lip balm its time for lipstick and I tend to switch between 2 at the minute, the first one is my all time favourite which is velvet teddy by mac 

This my go to nude, I know there was a huge hype around this a while back and it sort of died down but I’m still obsessed with it now! Again there’s something about the scent of mac lipsticks that I absolutely love, I can’t explain it but if you get me then you know what I’m saying. This retails for £16.50 and it’s one of those shades what i think is my lips but better colours.

 

 

 

 

 

The other lipstick which I bought like a week ago what is great for a day to day use is the Rimmel London Kate in the shade boho nude 

I found this in the sale when I was in my local asda recently, and when I looked at the price it was only £3.80 and for that price I couldn’t resist, I mean come on?? It’s a bargain! I’ve only used this a couple times hence why it still looks like new but even when I first tried it on I knew instantly I loved it. I would describe this as a pale nude which is very natural for everyday.


Last but not least I seal in my Make-Up with setting spray and for this I use the same product I have for the past 2 or 3 years (Don’t worry I’ve repurchased 😂) and that is the Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray 

20171102_134638.jpgIf you’re looking for a new setting spray this is my holy grail product, if this wasn’t in my collection I don’t know how I would be living! I first tried this when it was my prom in high school and at the end of the night my make up literally looked the same I was shook. From then on I’ve never looked back, I’ve tried other sprays from drugstore and again I’ve always gone back to this one, it’s super cooling and very hydrating. I’ve recommended this to so many people or when I’ve done make up for close friend/family member I’ve used this on them and always had great feedback from it saying how the make up lasted all night and things. The price of this is £23.50 So again its pricey, but it’s something I can’t see myself living without now.


 

And that guys is my everyday 10 Minute Make-Up its nothing glamourous, its simple and quick to get me through the day. I know some products are a little pricey but I am I sucker for high end make up and love the luxury of it! I might do a full glam look in the future if that’s something you guys would want to see? Anyways I hope you’ve enjoyed this little post, what is your favourite everyday product? Let me know in the comments! From next week the blog will be getting its Christmas make over which I’m really excited for not gonna lie, and I’ll be posting gift guides and maybe even some Christmas craft ideas? So keep your eyes peeled for those! Don’t forget if you enjoyed this post make sure to give it a like and follow the blog so you get a notification next time I post! ❤

Thank you all so much for reading, and I’ll see you again next week with another post! 😘

Meghan x 😊

DHC Liquid Base Make-Up (full review) – https://glittergemini.wordpress.com/2017/10/08/dhc-q10-liquid-base-make-up-and-face-colour-palette-review/

DHC Q10 Liquid Base Make Up And Face Colour Palette Review.

Hello everyone! welcome back to another blog post. I hope you’re doing well and had a great few days since I last posted, for today’s post I thought I would tell you guys about a couple of products I recently came across from the Japanese skin care brand DHC. Back in July I was very kindly gifted these incredible products by an amazing woman called Faye who is head of the hair and make up department on a TV show  here in the UK, when I was on set chatting with her she kindly gave me these products to bring home and try. When I see new make up and brands I’ve never tried before I’m like a kid in a toy shop…IN HEAVEN!! on the way home I was googling and searching trying to find reviews from other people and I was quite shocked that there was basically nothing came up, which makes me think that not many people have tried this brand? they also have a skin care range which I’m hoping to get my hands on a few things soon to try them out, after the results from the make up I have very high hopes. Anyways let’s get in to this review…

DHC Q10 BASE MAKE-UP ~ £25 20171006_185629.jpg

Now this for me is so far my holy grail product, I’m a huge fan of bare minerals complexion rescue and the Revlon colour stay but since the day I tried this I’ve picked it up every time I’ve gone to do my make up. Being pale skinned always makes me weary when I use new products (especially ones I’ve never heard of) but I use this in the shade Natural Ocher 00 which I’m guessing is the palest shade, and honestly I can say this is the best match I’ve had to my skin colour. Since the day I tried this I’ve never looked back! I can’t even remember the last time I used my other face products. When I searched online for this product I found that it said “To Be Discontinued” my heart literally sunk, so me being the obsessive person I am I went on a huge hunt to find some bottles of this (I haven’t run out yet but you can never be too sure right? 😉 ) and little did I know they have recently brought out a newer updated version of this, how it can be updated I don’t know because this is already I N C R E D I B L E trust me.

I found that the newer version of this was only available in the US so I’m going to wait and see if it comes to the UK any time soon. If you want to check out the newer version I’ll leave the link here http://www.dhccare.com/q10-moisture-care-liquid-foundation-ex

whilst searching i finally found a few remaining products on a website here in the uk https://www.escentual.com/dhc/dhc060/?utm_term=1100611741367&utm_content=All%20Products which I am over the moon with!! i know for a foundation you might never have heard of it is a bit pricey but its worth every single penny you spend, not only does it do the job for coverage but this is packed with ingredients to improve your skin such as Collagen, Elastin etc. I’m not too sure how people with oily skin will find this as it is described more for dry skin types. The staying power of this is phenomenal, with me having the anxiety obviously there comes panic attacks which involves sweating so for me when looking for products I need something that claims to be longwearing and I didn’t really see this on the bottle but when I tried it along with my urban decay setting spray this did not move from my face at all, even by my glasses it hadn’t rubbed off and still looked as fresh as it did when I first put it on, which actually came as a shock to me because no matter what every other product seemed to come off where my glasses had been. The coverage is also amazing I suffer from a bit of redness on my cheeks and this covers it no bother and it feels so lightweight and natural and just gives you that fresh glow. if you live here in the UK you can purchase this product on the link up above, the only downside to this is there is only 3 shades which is actually a shame because I feel if there were to be more shades more people would be using this product, so hopefully they com out with more in the future! 

 

DHC FACE COLOUR PALETTE

There isn’t much I can say about a blush, I think everyone knows that it helps give you that pop of colour back into your cheeks and just helps make your skin look more healthier and glowing. this for me isn’t my favourite blusher and unlike the foundation this isn’t something I reach for every day, I feel the colour has to be built up for it to actually look okay but it is great for that every day casual no make up look, and again it’s full of great ingredients for the skin. For me my absolute favourite is the NYX baked blushes which I will probably talk about in another post, but I can’t see myself purchasing this blush in the future. again I could not find this anywhere on sale but I do know they have other blushes available so check them out here https://www.escentual.com/dhc/make-up/face/dhc039/

 

And that’s it for today’s post guys! I hope you have enjoyed it I do apologise for it being short. I’m so glad that I’ve come across this brand because it’s now one of my favourites and hopefully in the future I’ll try out more of their products and skin care range. What makes this brand more interesting for me is the face that everything they create is full of things that help nourish your skin and improve appearance of that natural glow. If you have enjoyed this post please don’t forget to give it a like and follow my blog so you get a notification next time I post, the next few weeks I’m going to be posting Halloween things so make sure you stay tuned! leave a comment below if you have tried any of the DHC products and let me know your thoughts on them.

Also before I do sign out I just want to leave a link here for a friend of mine who recently started YouTube and can I just say he is doing incredible, he uploads daily and it would mean a lot if you guys could go over and check his channel out, subscribe and like to his videos. The link to the channel is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsFm308dLtAckLainJXA5A and it’s definitely worth subscribing too!

Thank you guys for reading and I’ll see you again soon with another blog post,

Meghan x