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Everyday Base Products

By Bambileigh

I don’t know about you mangey ol’ lot (bit harsh, my apologies), but I love slapping stuff on my face on a daily basis. I’ve been using the same products solidly for about two weeks now and I’ve really been enjoying them, so I thought I’d better share! Sharing is caring, apparently. ;)

So let’s start with base products shall we? I’ve put myself on a ‘No Buy Ban’ which is encouraging me to use up products that have been pushed aside.


I used to love Look Beauty’s ‘Perk Me Up’ primer but as they seem to have disappeared I stopped using it as I didn’t want to run out… if you saw my Superdrug haul you’ll know that I found another product which does exactly the same thing, so I’ve gone back to my old primer lately.

I feel like I’ve been using Collection’s ‘Lasting Perfection’ concealer for years, so it must be good! I’ve dabbled with various other brands and formulas but I seem to keep finding myself reaching for good ol’ Collection – this is clearly a brand new tube as it still says what it is!
The Revlon ‘Colour Stay’ foundation is the oldest in my collection (would you call four foundations a collection?), so I thought I’d better use it up as I don’t want to waste it. I hadn’t used it for a few months before I picked it up again and I forgot what great coverage it gives! I actually really like this foundation so I may have to repurchase when I’ve used up all my others… I just wish it had a pump!


These are by far my favorite brow products. I don’t use anything else and haven’t done since I bought the Brow Satin, I really love these! You can find out all about them here.


I’ve used Rimmel’s ‘Stay Matte’ powder for about two years and I don’t think I’ll be trying anything else for the forseeable future. I put it on at about 7:30am and I won’t have to touch up until about 8pm! Loves it I do. The ‘Stay Put Powder’ is by Look Beauty and I’ve been using it to set my undereye concealer. I would normally use the Rimmel for under there as well but I’m just trying to use it up!

This blusher also featured in my Superdrug haul, and I still love it. I can’t see myself using a powder blush ever again – but then again I have about four that need to be used! I really love this shade too, so pretty when applied with the Real Techniques ‘Cheek Brush’.

I don’t use a highlighter every day, but when I do I use one of these. If I want a subtle highlight I use the L’Oreal illuminating powder, but if I’m having a day where I think I’m J.Lo I’ll go for Benefit’s ‘High Beam’!

I rarely use a bronzer so there’s no point in me including one here – I can’t find one that’s right for me! I’m so pale even the lightest of bronzers makes me look slightly orange. I can only really use a bronzer when I’m fake tanning, and even then it’s not a perfect match.

This post was originally called ‘Everyday Makeup Products’, but half way through I realised it was already pretty long so I’ll have to put my eye products in a seperate post!

Do you use any of these products on the regular? And can anyone guess which eyeshadow palette is going to feature in my everyday eye makeup..? ;)

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