Foundation - I'm loving the Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless Foundation! This foundation works for me for many reasons. It gives a natural, radiant finish without needing to apply too much product. It's also a 3 in 1 primer, concealer and foundation which is great if you're on the go and just want a bit of quick coverage. The other thing which I think is really great about this product is that it provides SPF 20 protection built in! I try to use a separate sunscreen but on days where I don't you know that you are still benefitting from the protection! I use the shade 45 'warm almond' which is a really good match for my fair skin. The foundation comes in 38 shades, meaning that most people should be able to find one to suit their skin tone.
Concealer- My current 'go-to' is the Rimmel Lasting Radiance Concealer & Eye Illuminator. This gives me a little extra coverage on days where I need it most! Again, it provides a natural finish and erases signs of tiredness - crucial for mums! It conceals blemishes with ease and blends out really well.
Primer - I never used to use a primer, but since discovering Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, I've never gone back! It helps my foundation to glide on effortlessly and makes it stay put for longer. It makes my pores appear smaller and flatter than they really are which just adds to a flawless finish on your base. It's super affordable, lasts a long time and you can either use it with or without make up! Bonus!
Bronzer- This is another one of those things that I just never really got on board with when I was younger; and I have to admit that the one I have has been in my collection for a long time because of that! However, I've been loving giving myself a bit of bronzed glow to brighten up my complexion. I just dust it around the high points of my face, including my nose, to make it look like I've naturally caught the sun! The one I use is the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess powder bronzer. It gives a nice hint of buildable colour and has a slight shimmer to it, to add to that glowing skin look!
Blusher- I love the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Blush. This is another product that's been in my collection for years and it really packs a punch! A little bit of the product goes a long way! It's a little on the pricey side but I'd say that it's worth it for the quality and longevity of the product.
Highlighter- I love this one by Maybelline! It's the Face Studio Chrome Extreme highlighter in the shade 'molten rose gold'. It's affordable and has a beautiful shimmer to it. The pink-ish, gold tones are perfect for fair skin tones and again, a little goes a long way with this one!
Mascara- I've always been a fan of Maybelline's mascaras and their 'The Falsies Lash Lift Mascara' does not disappoint! It provides amazing length and definition even with just one coat. It's super buildable and it really does last all day! I've never had any issues with this one when it comes to product transfer underneath or above the eyes either, meaning that your make up looks fresh all day long.
Pencil Eyeliner - I've never quite mastered the art of using a liquid liner but I am partial to adding a bit of extra definition to my waterline. For this, I vary my choice between black or brown depending on my mood. I'll either go for Rimmel's Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in the shade 212- Rich Brown for more natural days or, where I really want to pack a punch, I like to use the Avon True Colour Glimmerstick in Blackest Black.
Eyeshadow Palette- I'm really enjoying the Pearlesque Treasure Palette by Avon at the moment. It's really affordable and has a mixture of neutrals, pinks and greens meaning that you can easily create a variety of looks, from something for everyday to something a bit more glam. It's compact size means that it doesn't take up a lot of space, plus it has it's own mirror!