Lately, I found myself always reaching for the same makeup products over and over again, which is not necessarily a bad thing – gotta love those staple favourites in the routine – but when you have so much stuff, I feel that rotating is essential.

So, I grabbed two of my Muji drawers and decided to have an “Everyday Makeup Station” – to make it easier when I’m reaching for it at 6 AM –  which I rotate products every single week,  and this post is the first installment of that. I only realised now, how HOURGLASS heavy is this post… Guess I love HOURGLASS more than I thought! 😮

 

PRIMER & FOUNDATION

 

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HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer SPF15 

I think I’ve mentioned before that I don’t love this primer like the rest of the world does, but lately I’ve grown to like it a bit more, actually. I think that because my T-zone is much less oilier than usual due to the colder weather, this really helps my foundation’s longevity.

HOURGLASS Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint SPF15 

Now, this bad boy. I bought this on a whim, I read really mixed reviews but I was in need of a moisturizing decent coverage foundation and I’m so glad I went for it.  I’ve been using it non-stop, it has amazing coverage – don’t get deceived by the name “tint”, this packs a punch on the coverage department – and I can just blend it with my fingers and looks amazing. It lasts really well on my skin on working days and I’m generally really happy with it. I have shade SHELL , which I chose by the shade’s description on the Hourglass shade chart and it’s a perfect match! I actually filmed a little review and it will be up on my Youtube channel soon.

 

CONCEALER

 

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L’oreal Paris True Match Touche Magique Concealer

Most of the days I actually use a little bit of the HOURGLASS skin tint as my concealer because my dark circles are generally not too bad, but when I need a little more coverage I’ve been using this one from L’oreal Paris.  Let me tell you that I like the fact that has a yellow undertone, which I find very illuminating and seems like I’ve slept 12 hours when I only did 6, the downside is that I find it very drying. My eye area is generally dry and this just accentuates every single dry patch.

 

POWDER

 

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HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Powder in the shade “Diffused Light”

I ALWAYS like to set my makeup on my T-zone, but I don’t like the completely matte effect that “normal” powders leave, so I use this one. Now, this has a sheen to it and really adds glow, whilst setting everything in place.

 

EYES

 

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HOURGLASS Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in the shade “Infinity”

To be completely honest, I only used eyeshadow one day this past week because blending eyeshadow at 6AM it doesn’t really float my boat. But I had this HOURGLASS Modernist Eyeshadow Palette on the drawer so I thought I would mention it anyway. This only has a shimmer shade and is a very neutral, slightly rose toned palette. I particularly love to use the second shade from left to right all over my eyelid as a wash of colour for that effortless look.

For the lashes I use my Shu Uemura eyelash curlers, of course! For mascara, I’ve been using two mascaras that I don’t particularly love on it’s own but together… Oh my! The Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara + the Fairydrops Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara. This combination just makes my eyelashes fan out and super fluttery. And of course, my classic Eyelash curlers from Shu Uemura.

 

BLUSH & BRONZER

The next two products come with no surprise as I talk about them so often and I’ve using it to death!

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For bronzing/sculpting I ADORE – you can actually see how much I use this stuff in the picture! – the Filmstar Bronze & Glow from Charlotte Tilbury, this is the best bronzer shade for my Autumn/Winter complexion shade!

For blush I’ve using the mainly “Incandescent Electra” and “Mood Exposure” from the HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Blush Palette, unfortunately this was a limited edition palette but such a good one, I wish they would make this permanent!

You see both in action here.

 

LIPS

There’s no Autumn without Plumful by MAC, just because. I found this is a very wearable everyday plum shade, which is moisturising and low maintenance for working days.

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EXTRAS

Stuff  for the “just in case” moments, travel sizes of Benefit porefessional primer and They’re Real Tinted Eyelash Primer.

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing into my everyday makeup drawers, time to switch some stuff for the coming week!

 

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