The Everyday Routine: Skin care and makeup

I often discuss makeup and skin care routines with my friends. Sharing your information about the products you use and love is a great way of getting some very useful tips back!

I’ve got a daily basic skincare and makeup routine that I stick too. I’ve got a few things I do everyday and I can get ready very quickly with the routine that I have. Are you the same? How do you juggle skin care, makeup, getting dressed, (getting kids ready for school or partners!!) getting your lunch ready and making it to work on time?!!

Here is my skin care routine:

skin care beauty

and here is my makeup routine:

makeup routine daily

Links to products I use:


Wild rose products
Foamy cleanser

Exfoliance Clarte

Laura Mercier

Oil free primer

Tinted moisturiser

Wet n Wild

Creme eye liner


Lots of lashes

Feeling Fresh Faced For Spring?

I love coral and I think for makeup this is perfect as a blusher highlighter tone for cheekbones. Feels fresh and Spring like. It’s not too heavy or dressy so it can be perfect for work or a summer day in the park.

We used coral blush in the video shoot to go with our Eloise dress in coral – it worked really well.

Eloise dress





Here are my favorite ones at the moment from Benefit, Illamasqua and Bobbi Brown:

CORALista > Benefit Cosmetics makeup blusher in Coral
Benefit Coralista blush
Dixie is a warm coral pink, dewy finish cream blusher from Illamasqua
Illamasqua Dewy finish cream warm coral blush
Shimmer Brick Compact - Nectar  soft coral glow
Bobbi Brown Shimmer brick in Nectar gives a soft coral glow

Need A New Daily Makeup Look?

I am no makeup artist – it’s never been my ‘thing’. I lOVE seeing all the colours all lined up on a beauty counter and always want them all to have at home together! I have learnt skills and techniques from friends, trying things out and also from the numerous videos that are online. If you don’t have time for all that but you want to learn some new skills or get out of a makeup rut perhaps you need to make time for it – book a course.

I’ve picked out some courses that looked good. They are various lengths, prices and focus on different makeup and beauty areas.

Take your pick:


Timeless Beauty Course £50

Perfecting Skin Course £375

Paint box London

Makeup Short Course £850

Hair Short Course £450

London Makeup Academy

Beauty Workshops:

HD Brow and Eyes £99

Perfect Foundation and Contouring £99

All about the eyes £99

Occasion makeup and perfect nails £99


Make Up Works?

I love makeup like the next girl. But I’m no expert that’s for sure; I have a good friend who is though who gives me good tips!

Having received these lovely Makeup WORKS samples in the post I wanted to share them with you. Currently being younger than Makeup WORKS target market I thought I’d give them a go but to make it a true test my mum will also been trying them out. Their concept of looking fab after fifty is great as I don’t think there are many (or enough) products on the market aimed at this group of ladies. So hang tight for another blog entry with us in the makeup!

Here are some of the products:
Shades of brown eyeshadows
cheek and lips
Some colours for cheeks and lips
From top right clockwise; eyeshadows in Sea, Azure and vanilla, then N.Blusher (BL60013)
Lipstick colours Tequila (orange tone) and Parisian (pink)


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