My Everyday Face | 10 Minute Makeup

Products Used -

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation - Soft Beige 
Maybelline Cover Stick - Ivory
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium
NARS Laguna Bronzer 
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish - Gold Deposit 

Benefit Brow Zings - Dark
NARS Duo Eyeshadow - Isolde 
MAC Feline Eye Liner - Black 
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara - Brown Black

Revlon Lollipop Lip Butter

Hey Ladies! I have been wanting to do an 'every day' makeup post for a while now but after a few failed attempts at taking blog worthy pictures with my point and shoot camera, I decided to wait until I got my DSLR as the quality is a million times better. I recently got the Canon EOS 600D and I am in love with it. The quality is out of this world and I am so happy I can finally do more face of the day type posts. I love how it shows up every detail of my makeup and doesn't blur anything out or mesh the colours together like a lot of cheaper cameras tend to.

The reason I have been wanting to to do an every day makeup post is because I love seeing other bloggers everyday looks and over the years I have watched tonnes of 'every day makeup' videos on youtube. I often think we see bloggers doing glam makeup looks and the  more natural, simple makeup looks can often be forgotten about. As much as I love falsies and heavy smokey eyes on a night out, I also like to embrace the natural look when I'm not going anywhere too fancy and love to see what other girls wear on a day to day basis.  

With this being said, I am going to talk you through how I created the above look. I have been wearing the same look on a day to day basis for a couple of months now and I love how it looks natural but still has a pop of colour to brighten my face up. It is very quick and easy to create to, on average it takes me around 10/15 minutes from start to finish and I think it would suit most skin tones.

Step 1 - First I apply the Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation in shade 'Soft Beige' all over my face using a Real Techniques buffing brush. I tend to use two pumps to cover my whole face and I make sure it is completely buffed into my skin to avoid any unwanted tide lines. I love this foundation for day to day wear as it really brightens up my complexion and isn't too heavy. 

Step 2 - I then apply an under eye concealer. In these photos above I used the Maybelline Cover Stick in the shade 'Ivory' as the super light shade helps to cover any dark circles and brighten up my eyes. I dab this under my eyes and the inner corners and blend it out with my ring finger. I have also been using Benefit Erase paste so I will normally just use the one I grab first.

Step 3 - I then powder my whole face using the Real Techniques powder brush with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish natural in the shade 'Medium'. This gives the skin a light coverage but just enough to control any shine.

Step 4 - I then apply NARS Laguna bronzer under my cheekbones, on my temples and down my nose. I usually use a MAC kabuki brush but if I want to take more time on contouring I will use the Real Techniques contour brush.

Step 5 - I then apply MAC MSF in the shade 'Gold Deposit' along the top of my cheekbones to give my skin a bronze glow.

Step 6 - I then move on to my eyes where I start with my eyebrows. I try to keep them fairly natural looking so I dust a teeny bit of Benefit Brow Zings dark powder through mid to end section. I tend to concentrate on the mid to outer sections of my brow as I'm not keen on them looking too heavy during the day.

Step 7 - I then move on to eyeshadow and lately I have been reaching for the NARS duo 'Isolde'. I find this little duo so handy as it is all I need to create a whole look. I apply the light gold shade all over my lid using a MAC 239 brush and the darker shade in my crease using the Sigma E35 brush. I then buff both shades together to blend them and remove any harsh lines.

Step 8 - I then apply MAC 'Feline' eye pencil to my waterline as I find the deep black shade looks great against my light blue eyes. I only apply a small amount for a day to day look but I would apply more for a night out along with a liquid liner for my upper lash line.

Step 9 - The next step is mascara. I have been loving the Revlon Grow Luscious mascara lately so I curl my lashes and apply two coats of this to my top and bottom lashes to open up my eyes.

Step 10 - I then apply a quick coat of lipstick depending on which one takes my fancy. In the photo above I am wearing Revlon Lollipop lip butter as it is vibrant without being too over the top. As you all probably know by now, I love a bright lip so I always tend to wear a berry pink or orange day or night.

So there we have it, my everyday makeup routine. I know you may think it seems a lot of steps for ten minutes but it really doesn't take as long as it may sound. This morning I got out of bed at 7.15, had a shower, applied my makeup and was still ready by 7.30. Maybe I'm just super quick at getting ready? 8) How long does it take you to do your every day face?

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I wear my makeup on an everyday basis and let me know if you would like to see any more of these step by step type posts.

I hope you are all well!

Lots of Love,


  1. So beautiful! x

  2. You look beautiful and your eyes are absolutely amazing! :)

  3. Your eyes are amazing Kayleigh, love this makeup on you! You are definitely super quick at getting ready, I wish I could do that, it takes me over an hour, ridiculous haha xx

  4. You're beautiful kayleigh! :) xx

  5. Lovely makeup, loving the revlon lip butter :))


  6. Love the makeup!! :)

  7. This is very pretty, that neutral eyeshadow really compliments your eyes.
    - Keyta x

  8. you always look so perfect hun! im after that nars duo eyeshadow :) xxx

  9. Great post. Your eyes are beautiful :) xx

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  10. Your eyes! They look so pretty :)

  11. Love your everyday makeup - your stunning! xxx

  12. Such a gorgeous look! I need Laguna in my life! xx

  13. You look super gorgeous! Loveeee your eye colour, it's so beautiful! I always wear my makeup super natural, I am not a "glam" sort of girl with my makeup at all so I really appreciate natural tutorials! Lovely look <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  14. You are so pretty! I love other bloggers Everyday Face posts too! I am following you blog now, it is really great:)

  15. your make up is alwayyys lovely! gorgeous eyes. x

  16. FAB!!! Gorgeous blue eyes. If only I looked so good with a 10 minute make up :P x x

  17. Love this post! I really like the way you have done your eyes, supper pretty. I'm going to have to get myself the NARS duo! xx

  18. I really want to try the Wake me up foundation. Maybe the next one I get!! x

  19. WONDERFUL! ;)!

  20. your eyes look amazing in that photo, your eye makeup really compliments your blue eyes


  21. Love your eye make up! Simple but looks lovely! xx

  22. the look is simple but pretty! :)

  23. This is really simple and easy to follow, love the finished look! Please check out my blog!:)

  24. wow you look so great!

    xoxo milla

  25. You are the first person that when I saw their blog, I found my self smiling and saying "oh, my gosh" over and over again. It is so pretty!!

  26. You look amazing! Love your blog, new follower! x - recent outfit post if you want to take a peak!

  27. Gorgeous, Kayleigh You could seriously be a Victoria's Secret model :-)

  28. You are gorgeous and your eyes are AMAZING!! :)


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