Everyday Makeup Essentials



Now that I finally have a natural everyday makeup collection that I'm happy with, I thought I would share which products I'm currently reaching for on a daily basis. It did take a lot of trial and error to find products that actually worked for me and impressed me enough to successfully replace my "conventional" makeup staples, but I'm finally there! Hopefully this will give you a few ideas if you're attempting to go "greener" with your makeup products!

For concealer, lately I've been using the RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up in shade #11 (full review here). Initially I was using this to conceal around my eyes as well as blemishes, but I only use it for blemishes now as I figured out it was causing an annoying (and attractive!) little eczema flare up above my eye. Don't let that put you off though, it's still a great product and a lot of other people with sensitive skin have no issues at all with it! I'm using up a couple of samples of Vapour Illusionist Concealer for around my eyes instead at the moment.

The main base I've been really loving is Inika's Mineral Foundation in the shade Unity. I never thought I would happily replace my old liquid foundation with a mineral one, but this is the only natural foundation that I've tried (so far) that's a perfect colour match for me! I'll be doing a full review of this foundation soon, so keep an eye out for that! (Review here.)

Blush (or blusher as we tend to call it here in the UK!) wasn't really something I used to use before, but it really does make a big difference and I love using UNE's Breezy Cheeks Blush in the shade B03. It has a cream-to-powder consistency and gives a really natural looking flush of colour. UNE products are made by Bourjois so I would definitely suggest checking them out if you're a fan of Bourjois' conventional product range.

I always finish off with the eyes as I just feel bizarre without some kind of eye makeup! For my basic everyday look I tend to use Beauty Without Cruelty Soft Kohl Pencil in Charcoal - a dark grey colour which is less dramatic than black, but still gives plenty of definition. My usual mascara of choice is Green People's Volumising Mascara. This mascara is great for a more natural/subtle look and lasts really well throughout the day.

So there you have a little insight into my basic everyday makeup! I like to keep it simple day to day but do add in a few extra products sometimes! If you like this post I'll be sharing my go-to makeup for a more dramatic look/special occasions another time - let me know if that's something you'd like to see? Do you use any of these products?

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19 comments :

  1. Great post Ria :) I'm using the UNE blush in the same shade at the moment and love it, their products are so affordable too. I'll definitely be having at look at your other items too - I've heard so much about the Green People mascara that's it's now firmly planted on my wish list :) Oh and I'd love to see your go-to makeup for special occasions as well! xx

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    1. Thanks Tania! UNE products definitely get a thumbs up for being affordable! I'll definitely post about my makeup for special occasions at some point :) x

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  2. I have the RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up and recently got a sample of W3LL People concealer and i must say the latter impressed me more! However un cover-up does really work great on the undereyes!

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    1. Ooh I think I have a sample of the W3LL People concealer somewhere, I'll have to dig it out and give it a try :) x

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  3. Nice post! still on the hunt of a very nice blush :-)
    x

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    1. Thanks! Definitely recommend checking out the UNE blushes! x

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  4. I really liked your post, I will take some products in consideration! Thank you Ria :) x

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    1. Thanks Cristina! Glad you liked reading :) x

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  5. I recently found your blog and absolutely love it! I'm definitely hoping to get my natural products in my life. :)
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Ah thank you Celina! Let me know if you need any help or advice choosing products :) x

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  6. I didn't realise about Bourjois and Une! I like the look of the blusher xx

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    1. I've never tried the Bourjois cream blushers but from what I can guess the consistency of the UNE blush is very similar :) x

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  7. What a beautiful post. It is soo hard finding the perfect make up products isn't it?! The one blush is such a beautiful colour and finish but i stubble with getting the right brush to apply it with - any suggestions? xx

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    1. Aw thanks Mavs! It really is a long struggle to find the right makeup! I actually prefer just applying with fingers to be honest, it seems to blend easier and get a better colour payoff. I do sometimes use a stippling brush though which works pretty well :) x

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  8. I'm back from New York with Un Cover up in my suitcase woohoo! So glad I bought it I love it already! Great post, I really want to try UNE but I'm still looking for a great natural foundation that works for me :( x

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    1. Ooh I'm glad you got the un cover-up! I knew you would love it :) I still want to find a natural liquid foundation that I like! x

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  9. I love love love the Inika mineral foundation, I found it's an amazing match for my skin too, and it leaves a lovely, fresh and glowing finish for something that isn't liquid! Some great products in here, I'd love to know what you think of the Vapour Organics concealer :)

    Chesca x

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    1. It's fab isn't it, best purchase I've made in a while :) The Vapour concealer is really good! Creases a lot for me so needs setting and it does have a bit of a scent to it but has very good coverage for around the eyes. You can pick up samples from naturisimo :) x

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  10. Great post girl! That UNE blush looks beautiful. I love having an everyday face as well, it's taken me awhile to find products that work well for me xo

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