Recent daily FOTD

My current daily face…

I’m trying to change my daily make-up look on at least a weekly basis at the moment, to try and make myself use different products in my collection so I pull out some of the neglected ones and generally rotate things to keep it interesting.

When I say interesting, I mostly mean for me… as the finished look pretty much looks the same… but hopefully you get what I mean with the attempt to change it up regularly.

My current base routine is:

No7 Airbrush Primer* (pic below wasn’t the final packaging)
No 7 BB Cream* (unsure of shade, I think it’s light, but there’s no label)
Bare Minerals Original Foundation* (light)
NARS concealer* (Honey)

I’m really liking the Airbrush primer, it feels light to apply and doesn’t just slip off my face throughout the day as some silicone based primers have done before. I’ve then been using the No7 BB cream to even my skin out, this one is for normal/dry skin and I really want to try the oily one (I looked for it in the Boots in Westfield Stratford this weekend but they didn’t have any in stock) as think I would avoid the shiny nose that tends to develop with the normal/dry version.

To help set and build a little extra coverage I’ve started using Bare Minerals Original again to dust over the top, I like how this takes away excess shine but leaves a glow so isn’t totally matte. If I’m having a bad skin day I add a bit more of this.

On the eyes I’m wearing:

Chanel eyeshadow (review here)
L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara* (black)
Terre D’Oc Khol Liner* (black)
The Terre D’Oc Khol Liner has been finding it’s way into my daily routine for a while now. It’s the first time I’ve tried a kohl in this style – the cone shape some how makes it really easy to use and the colour is strong, but easy to blend out for a softer look.

The mascara (will do a proper mascara review soon) but here’s a snap of the tube and brush for now…

Other make-up bits I’m wearing:

On the lips I’ve taken to using just a touch of Benefit Posie Tint – (I’m currently using the mini one from Glamour magazine last year) I’m just too rubbish at reapplying lipstick often enough! So this one works a treat at adding a bit of colour that stays and doesn’t need reapplying constantly.

Ever since I had HD brows in December I’ve taken to filling in my brows a little bit darker than they are naturally. I’ve been absolutely LOVING Cosmetics A La Carte brow ink in ‘Taupe’* that came in a Carmine beauty box that I received last year. This has genuinely changed how I do my eyebrows on a daily basis and will repurchase without a doubt.

Blusher wise I have been using a MAC Christmas palette I bought quite a while ago with Peachy Keen on the cheeks with a bit of Sun-Sparked Pearl beauty powder on the tops one the cheek bones for a natural highlight.

Do you try and rotate what you use or do you stick with something once you found something you like?

Products with a * next to the name are PR samples. All others bought by me.



  1. Sandra3619
    January 31, 2012 / 8:26 am

    That looks lovely! Good idea to use the BE powder as a setting powder. Never thought of that.

  2. Karys M
    January 31, 2012 / 9:32 am

    I found the telescopic mascara fantastic. I bought the one in a red tube (has a ball as the wand rather than straight) which I got on promotion. Since I can’t afford / bring myself to re buy as it was around £15 I wash the wand and use it with a cheaper formula, works just the same and saves me lots of money!

  3. January 31, 2012 / 1:29 pm

    Posie Tint looks really pretty on you! I can’t wear it as a lipstain, my lips are too pigmented 🙁

  4. January 31, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    I understand what you mean about mixing up your routine to vary the use of your products a bit, I find it really fun.

    e x

  5. Red
    January 31, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    I also rotate products all the time. It’s more fun! I recently got the No7 BB cream in medium for normal/oily (though my skin is more combination to dry…) and I’ve been using it ever since. Really like the coverage and saves me some time (the SA recommended that I don’t use a moisturizer just primer underneath although now it’s too cold to just do that!). Was tempted by the primer but couldn’t justify getting another one before finishing the couple of tubes from other brands that I have…maybe next time

  6. Rachel Brown
    February 1, 2012 / 1:20 pm

    Where did you get the eyeliner? It looks amazing, and I’m due a new one!

  7. Victoria
    February 1, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    I try to mix things up too otherwise I find myself just reaching for the same tried and tested products every time. I need to try the No7 BB cream as I really liked their tinted moisturiser.

  8. February 2, 2012 / 10:24 am

    That look really makes your eye colour pop, I try really hard to rotate my look but am normally so busy I end up grabbing whatever is on the top of my makeup bag!!

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