EVERYDAY MAKEUP ROUTINE | Rebecca Sophie

Hi All 🙂 This is just a quick tutorial of how I usually do my makeup. Let me know what you think and see below for a list of what I used!


Hope you enjoy, and as always, thank you for watching, subscribing and liking my channel ❤️
xx Rebecca

List of products:

La Roche Posay
Effaclar Mat Anti-Shine

Smashbox
Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Bare Minerals
Original – Fairly Light

Estee Lauder
Bronze Goddess, 01 Light

Bare Minerals
Mineral Veil

Mac Veluxe Brow Liner
Strawberry Blonde

Lord & Berry Liquid Eyeliner
Forever Black

Shu Uemura Cream On
Soft Pink

Benefit Ready, Set, Brow!

Jo Malone
Wood Sage & Sea Salt

 

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What’s in my Makeup Bag?

Way too big and heavy, my makeup bag is my holy grail! I have collected odds and ends over the past couple years and now it’s just a big collection of my most used products, and favourites for transforming a work look into an evening look 🙂

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A lot of these products come from my monthly Birchbox boxes. I love getting testers every month, and Birchbox sends a good mix of well known brands/products and new things that I’ve never heard of before. The Balance Me blemish control, Benefit Dream Screen (always good to have some safety sun cream!) and Benefit Blotter come from there. The bag that I carry my makeup in was from a summer ‘Birchbag’, and it’s getting a little small but I’m trying to hold onto it for as long as possible because it’s so cute!

Eyes: A few of the products in here are also samples that I have received from buying other products.

I use the Mac False Lashes mascara in extreme black sometimes to top up my makeup, but it is very strong so I only use it if I’m going out.

I also use an old Benefit eye liner which I love, and the fact that it’s a sample size makes it perfect for travelling. This one actually came from an eye shadow palette that I bought ages ago.

I also have the Benefit Roller Lash sample size in my bag (crazy I know, three mascaras!) and this one is a lot softer than the Mac one so nice to use every day. I don’t think I would buy the full size though, only because my go-to mascara for the past five years has been the Rimmel Scandal Eyes mascara. It lengthens, volumizes and doesn’t clump at all. I have repurchased this so many times and have never found a mascara that beats it, even comparing it to the higher end products I sometimes use.

A daily favourite of mine is using a white/beige eye liner on my bottom water line to open up my eyes a bit. The one I have here is a random Belgian one my mom gave me, but you can pick these up at any drugstore. This is always in my makeup bag because it’s a nice way to wake up my eyes a little if I’m going out after work.

Another way I brighten up my eyes is by using Benefit’s Mr. Frosty. This is a great product that, again, I’ve been wearing for years. It works as a brow bone highlighter, right under your eyebrow,  but I also often use it as an eyeshadow too. When I use it as an eyeshadow, I sometimes mix it with the Barry M Eyeshadow Pencil. This one is also a great one to apply if I’m trying to transform a work look into an evening look. I apply it as eyeliner and then smudge it.

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Cheeks: I have two options of blush in my makeup bag, the first is a rosy pink Shu Uemura cream blush in soft pink. I love the shade of this, but have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of cream blushes.

A more fun, evening blush that I carry around is the Nars Orgasm blush (horrible name, I know!). It looks super shiny and bright at first, but gives a great pop of colour to your cheeks as well as a very subtle highlighting shimmer. This is by far one of my favourite blushes.

Lips: I go very up and down with lip products, I tend to get obsessed with lipsticks for a few months and then just never get around to wearing anything for a while after. When I’m not using lip products, I still always fall to Burt’s Bees Lip Balm. Their chapstick is something I have been using since I was a kid, and it’s the only chapstick that gives me a really smooth lip. I often use this as a lipstick primer, if I’m worried about it splitting.

An option that I use on a more everyday basis is the Clinique Chubby Baby Time in Coming Up Rosy. Its colour is not too strong, but still fun and brightens your lips.

A new favourite of mine is the Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker. Oddly, I use their darkest shade, because I think it makes my makeup look very finished and completes any look.

When I want to completely transform a look, my go-to lip product is the Nars Lip Pencil in Cruella. This is one of my favourite products ever, applies so easily, you don’t need a lip liner, and it lasts forever! It also doesn’t make my lips dry or sticky. I actually only splurged on this because I had a Space N.K. voucher, but I’m so glad I did!

Finally, my makeup bag always has a mini Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer. The one I am currently using is in Japanese Cherry Blossom, but I stock up on as many scents as possible every time I go to the states, it’s an all time favourite!! If you can’t get it delivered to the UK, keep an eye out on Amazon because they sometimes pop up!

Hope you’ve enjoyed, and let me know what you think!

Morning Make-Up Routine

Even though I like trying new make-up pretty regularly, when it comes to my daily makeup favourites, it’s mostly the same thing I’ve been wearing since I was about 16.
Here’s a list of my all time favourites:

Pore Minimising SmashBox Primer
Let’s start with an exception! This is something I’ve only recently started using, but being a big fan of SmashBoxes primers, I made an exception that definitely paid off! This primer smoothes out your skin and minimises pores without drying your skin out. It also keeps your makeup looking fresh for much longer than usual, just as well as the normal SmashBox primer. I’m also a big fan of the Bare Minerals Prime Time primer but this one just goes above and beyond. Definitely a makeup essential.

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Bare Escentuals
Here’s an example of something I fell in love with at 16 and my love has never wavered. I’ve tried liquid foundations, different powder brands, even some that I regret spending so much money on. I still always go back to Bare Escentuals because it’s got such a natural finished look, brightens up your face, and I’ve never had any reactions to it which is surprising because I often get eczema under my eyes that’s very sensitive to what products I use.

I start with the Fairly Light Foundation, then add warmth under my cheeks, put the Mineral Veil on top and then add their ‘Amused Rouge’ blush at the end. During the summer when I get a (slight) tan, I often mix the fairly light with the medium which has a pinker undertone that I like.

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Benefit BrowZings
I’ve been using BrowZings since the day it came out, and it’s been my best friend ever since. Being a redhead, I have very blonde eyebrows and eyelashes so I basically have to paint them on completely while keeping it natural. The light BrowZings lets me choose the exact shade I want my eyebrows to be and comes with shaping wax so that you can smooth it out and it lasts all day. It even comes with a cute little pair of tweezers!

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Speed Brow
I don’t use this on a daily basis, but always have it in my handbag when I just need a little touchup. I always use the brush to lift all my eyebrow hairs up, then smooth them over and shape them. This gives them just enough colour to brighten up my makeup without making my eyebrows look cakey.

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Bourjois Ultra Black Eye Pencil

Another all time favourite that I’ve been using forever, the Bourjois eyeliner is easy to smudge and style while staying in place for the whole day. Also helps that it’s really easy to find at any pharmacy!

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Rimmel Scandal Eyes
This is my all time favourite mascara! Gives so much volume and length, I cannot recommend it enough. It also comes in an ‘extremely black’ shade then I pop out when going out after work. Must buy.

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Burt’s Bees Rose Tinted Lip Balm
Burt’s Bees is one of my favourite brands so I’ll probably blog about their products quite a bit. I use their basic chapstick all the time, and even love their hand creams and bath salts. I have two of these tinted lip balms, one with my makeup and one in my handbag. It’s red enough that you could wear it on a night out, but not too red that you look too dressed up for work. Give it a go, let me know what you think!

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Clinique Whole Lotta Honey Chubby Stick
Here’s my second lipstick option that I always have on me. It’s almost like a dark nude, and again, is right with any occasion. Ive been using this one for years and am completely obsessed. (all chubbys are amazing in my book)

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Finished look:

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