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Get Ready With Me: Our Make-up Specialist’s Daily Routine

Who loves to peek through other people’s daily skin care and beauty products? I do…

So if you’re looking to switch up your makeup routine, then here’s an insight into my step by step daily regime for a little inspiration into what you could be adding to your beauty bag, highlighting my top 10 products I cannot live without.

To kick-start my ‘go-to’ beauty regime, I always have to begin with a morning cleanse to clean the face.


  1. Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel
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    Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel

    Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel is one of my personal favorite skin care cleansers. The gel helps to foam away impurities without leaving your skin feeling tight or dry, the perfect solution to achieving a fresh face.

    Why is this cleanser so good? Because the anti-inflammatory balm mint and lavender extracts help to soothe the skin, while the natural quillaja saponaria gently foams away toxins and cleanses debris.

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  2. SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture
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    SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture

    The next step for me would have to be the application of a moisturizer.

    As my skin is fairly dry, I like to protect and hydrate my skin with SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture, a lightweight moisturizer that provides long-lasting hydration while minimizing the appearance of pores.

    I’d then usually wait for a minute or two to allow the product to thoroughly soak into my skin.

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  3. Dermalogica Redness Relief Primer SPF 20
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    Dermalogica Redness Relief Primer SPF 20

    Again due to my skin type, I always have to ensure my face is thoroughly moisturized and primed before applying any sort of foundation to create a flawless base.

    I can always rely on Dermalogica’s Redness Relief Primer SPF 20 to counteract skin redness and balance skin tone.

    This soothing, translucent anti-redness primer is tinted with natural green botanical extract; again perfect for my skin type which can often get a little red from time to time.

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  4. Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation
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    Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation

    Now my skin is moisturized and primed, I’m ready to start the next step of my skin care regime which is consequently the first step to my makeup regime.

    To achieve an airbrushed complexion, my latest must-have product is the Dermablend Smooth Liquid Camo Foundation; medium coverage makeup that provides all-day hydration and the bonus of broad spectrum SPF25 for ultimate skin protection.

    It’s always important to select a foundation which has SPF as your skin needs protecting all year round, not just for Summer!

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  5. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner
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    Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner

    The next step focuses on eye makeup.

    For me, a mini cat-eye flick is my daily application which I’ve now achieved in less than 60 seconds, for both eyes!

    And my all time product to achieve this look has got to be the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner; a long-wearing formula that delivers intense color and exceptional precision.

    Gliding smoothly over skin, the easy-to-use marker tip allows for a fool-proof application, which is ideal for creating a precise cat-eye flick.

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  6. BABOR Age ID Eye Brow Pencil
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    BABOR Age ID Eye Brow Pencil

    Now the base and eyes are completed, it’s brow time.

    To achieve high definition brows, I’m currently using the BABOR Age ID Eye Brow Pencil; a long-lasting makeup pencil that works to fill in sparse brows, yet maintains a natural finish.

    Obviously for those days you’re feeling more daring with your makeup, use more of the pencil for a darker, thicker brow.

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  7. The Balm's Desert Bronzer
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    The Balm's Desert Bronzer

    Now for my favorite part – bronzing time!

    In order to achieve that sunkissed glow, I always go for theBalm’s Desert Bronzer, a dual purpose pressed powder, perfect as a contour powder and blush.

    For the contour, I usually bronze the hollows of my cheekbones, top of my forehead, and a little dab on the chin and nose.

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  8. Laura Geller LashBOSS Mascara
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    Laura Geller LashBOSS Mascara

    I always find it easier to apply liquid eyeliner and bronzer before the mascara stage, just in case my bronzing brush sweeps mascara goop across my face!

    Once the bronzer is applied, you can take control of your lashes with Laura Geller’s LashBOSS Mascara, a lengthening, volumizing and curve-creating, black mascara.

    I’ve recently started using this on the bottom of my lashes also to open up my eyes.

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  9. Stemcell Glam Balm Lip
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    Stemcell Glam Balm Lip

    For the final makeup product which stays with me all day long, I always have a Stemcell Glam Lip Balm by my side.

    The rose flavored lip balm has stem cell technology, created with a luxurious moisture rich formula to fill and volumize the lip area while soothing dry, chapped lips.

    After-all, every girl needs a lip balm in her beauty bag!

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  10. Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist
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    Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist

    Finally, keep your make-up in place with the Makeup Fixing Mist from Pixi, the brand who creates skin-loving products to give you that flawless finish in fuss-free minutes!

    To finish off my full beauty regime, simply hold the Fixing Mist at arms length from the face, close your eyes and spray.

    Use a cross and a X shape to make sure you covered your entire face.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed getting ready with me! Keep up-to date on our latest beauty trends on our SkinStore Instagram page.

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