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5 Everyday Makeup Essentials

5 everyday makeup essentials

We get back to basics with this everyday makeup line up. For a streamlined kit with *everything* you need for a gorgeous, fuss-free look, these are the ultimate 5 must-have products.

 

Mascara

 

Mascara is the #1 pick on our can’t-live-without list. 

You look bright eyed and fresh faced instantly with this everyday makeup essential. 

Whether you want a touch of colour or serious volume and inky dark lashes (we pick the latter!) mascara is the ultimate everyday eye definer.

If you were to have just one colour mascara in your kit, we say make it black. 

The brush matters too. Big brushes add volume, and those with a curve help lift and fan out your lashes. 

Waterproof mascara is your best pick for a look that stays put but choose a tubular mascara - water-resistant ‘tubes’ close around each individual lash.

These tubes are superior to traditional waterproof mascara as they slide off easily when you cleanse your face. No tugging or pulling at the delicate skin around your eye area or using harsh makeup removers. 

We love: White Knight Tubular Mascara. Water resistant tubes build length and clump-free volume with a dual functioning brush. Plus, it’s enriched  ingredients to encourage natural lash growth!

 

Brow pencil

 

Is there anything more essential than the perfect brow? We think not. 

You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to amazing brow products (*swoon*) but if you want to rock a minimalist makeup kit, stick with a brow pencil. 

Feathery, natural looking brows are so quick and easy to create with the right pencil. 

Here’s exactly how to create the right brow for your face shape.

Choose one shade lighter than your hair for a softer look; unless you’re really fair. In that case, go a little deeper with the shade as slightly darker brows will frame your face and enhance your eyes more than a really light tone.

Remember, the idea isn’t to draw your brows on, use the brow pencil to fill in gaps and bare spots. 

We love: Brow Magic is a universal brow pencil that solves all your colour uncertainties - one colour suits all. 

 

Bronzer

 

Are you maximising your bronzer’s best multitasking abilities? 

A great bronzer will allow you to add just a shimmer of warmth, a subtle contour or an all out just- came-from-the-beach glow. With this kind of power, it’s one of the non-negotiable everyday makeup essentials.

Bronzer should be applied with a large fluffy brush

Swirl the brush in the bronzer, tap the brush to remove excess product (very important!), then start with your cheeks. 

Starting at the outer part of your cheek,  sweep the brush up and down working your way in. Repeat on the other side. Then finish with your forehead, chin, and neck. 

Keep building colour until you’ve achieved your perfect level of glow. 

We love: Unicorn Chocolate Bronzer for all the silky bronzing powder goodness.

 

The perfect pinky-nude lip colour

 

The lip shade we all need in our lives. 

From skin tones that range from fair skin to olive skin and dark skin the right pinky-nude shade is out there for everyone. It’s just a matter of finding the perfect match for you. 

Why is pinky-nude so good for an everyday makeup look? The right shade will have your smile and skin looking really bright and fresh. 

If you have lighter skin tones, aim for a colour about the same as your natural lip. Too light and you’ll risk your lips disappearing.

Medium skin tones can pull off a pink shade lighter than their natural lip colour while deeper berry shades work beautifully for dark skin tones.

Pro tip - Very gently exfoliate your lips before applying your lip shade. This will remove any dry old skin and increase blood circulation to your lips for a natural flush of colour. 

We love: Lip Magic Balm. It’s pink pout perfection! Suits all lips as the colour adjusts depending on your skin’s own pH levels. A super nourishing lip balm ideal for an easy but polished everyday look.

 

Foundation and / or BB cream

 

A glowing, sheer base is definitely an everyday makeup essential. 

Create a fresh, radiant look with sheer foundation or BB cream for a breezy ‘no-make-up make-up’ look.

What’s the difference? While foundation is designed to give coverage and smooth skin tone, BB cream is truly a base multitasker. 

“BB” is short for beauty balms or blemish balms. They are tinted cream products that play the role of sheer foundation, sunscreen, moisturiser, all in one tube.

On your great skin days (we wish you many) BB cream is enough to do the job for lighter coverage. 

Foundation is the way to go when you feel like there’s more you need to cover up - ciao blemishes!

We love: esmi Skin Minerals vegan Liquid Mineral Foundation and Mineral BB cream. 

 

What’s your can’t-live-without PONi product? Let us know!

 

5 everyday makeup essentials