My Everyday Makeup Routine


For the majority of my teen years up until the beginning of my twenties, I’d say my everyday makeup routine has changed quite dramatically. Suffice to say I’m relieved to have grown out of what I like to call the “Effy Stonem” stage (anyone else remember Skins?), which mostly consisted of panda eyes and not much else. Then there was the winged liquid liner and 4 layers of foundation stage, albeit not nearly as shocking, but it really didn’t do me any favours.

For the first time in my life, I’m finally discovering the techniques that work for me and today, I’m here to share them with you.


One: I’ve been applying Kiko’s “Skin Evolution Foundation” in the shade 108/Medium beige with the Real Techniques Expert Face brush. I could write a whole post dedicated to my love for Kiko products, but basically this foundation matches my skin perfectly and sits like a dream. It is a heavier coverage liquid foundation, so I prefer using it in the cooler months.

Two: I use Arbonne’s “Creme Concealer” in Medium to highlight under the eyes and cover up any dark circles. I usually apply it with my fingers because it’s quicker and dispenses more product, but sometimes I’ll opt for a brush.

Three: I use an old MAC Mineralize skin finish powder to set everything that was matched to my skin, with the Real Techniques Powder brush. Other times I’ll use “Translucent Loose Powder” by Face of Australia which really gives a flawless finish.


Four: I use the Naked Flushed Palette in “Streak” for both bronzer and blush. I apply them with a duo fiber brush.

Five: My favourite part, eyebrows! I remember a time when I used to go out without filling mine in and I still shudder at the thought. I use an eyebrow brush (“Small Eyebrow Brush” by & Other Stories) and a brown shadow.


Six: For eyeshadow, there’s only four steps involved. First, I apply Napoleon Perdis’ “Metallic Multipurpose Illuminator” and blend it over my eye. It adds the prettiest shimmer that’s subtle enough for everyday. Then I take a tapered blending brush (“Sigma E40“) and blend bronzer into my crease to create some depth.

At the moment, I’m enjoying using NYX’s “Love in Rio” palette – it’s affordable, pigmented and makes green eyes pop! I take the darkest shade and blend it on the outer corner of my eyes and on my bottom lash line with a blending brush (“Sigma E25“). I also apply the lightest shade on the inner corners. And last, I use a eyeliner brush (“Sigma E05“) with any black shadow and blend it into my top lash line to create a smokey shadow.


Seven: Does anyone else feel naked when they step outside without mascara? It just brings everything together. I’m using Rimmel’s “Supercurler” & apply a few coats to my top and bottom lashes.

Eight: I use Kiko’s Lip Pencil in “301” to line and fill in my lips. I used to skip over this step, but couldn’t imagine doing that now. Using a lip liner not only helps frame my face, but it helps my lipstick last all day and prevents any patchiness.

Nine: I’m wearing shade 45 from Rimmel’s Kate Nude Collection, which I absolutely adore. The range is gorgeous, and like all other Kate Rimmel lipsticks, it’s long lasting, creamy and pigmented.


  • I am with you about lip liner, used to be ehh if I remember and now it is an essential.

    #gamechanger :)

    Bailey |One Thousand Joys

    • A total gamechanger! I’m so glad I discovered its importance x

  • your pictures are stunningly gorgeous, it looks like as if this was a photoshoot!

    Nabila / Young At Heart

    • Thank you Nabila :) x

  • That lipstick shade is gorgeous!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Thank you Candice! It’s definitely a favourite x

  • You have the best eyebrows! And I love your hair, you should do a hair tutorial x

    • Aw thank you Lauren! Working on one :) x

  • Your look is so natural and elegant, I also wish I had eyebrows as perfect as yours!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

    • Oh mine are far from perfect when they’re not filled in haha but thank you Jodie! x

  • I love that shade of lipstick! I’m also so jealous we don’t get Kiko in Canada because so many people rave on about their products!

    Nabihah | The Sunday Wardrobe

    • Katherine Thousand

      You should try ordering it online! I live in the US and was able to order it and the shipment came within the week :)

    • We don’t get Kiko in Australia either, I can only buy it when I’m overseas :( So sad! x

  • I love your makeup! I’m the exact same way when it comes to mascara, I apply at least three coats because otherwise my eyelashes would be totally blonde!

    • Thank you Courtney! I feel naked without mascara haha x

  • Diana Maria

    Your makeup looks amazing! I love the way you do your eyebrows so perfectly. I always apply more than one coat of mascara too because it adds so much more volume! xo

    My Lovelier Days

    • Thanks so much Diana! Definitely agree :) x

  • Your eyebrows always look great! I really love the lip color too, I don’t think that that lipstick range is available here in the US just yet, but I’m definitely picking up #45 once I see it hit the stores! :)

    Thirteen Thoughts

    • Thank you Paula! Oh really?! It’s a gorgeous (and affordable) range, definitely try out a few when it does :) x

  • Why are Rimmel lipsticks so good! I love the shade 104 which is fairly similar to one you are wearing, you look beautiful.

    Chelsey |

    • They’re seriously the best! Thank you so much Chelsey. 104 is another favourite of mine :) x

  • Love this look! I love your eyebrows!

    Charlotte –

    • Thank you so much Charlotte! x

  • That lip combo is perfect on you! Loving the photography as well :)

    Louise walkaboutbeauty

    • Aw thank you Louise! :) x

  • Loving that nude lip!! Suits you so well !

    This Damsel Loves Blog

    • Thank you! one of my faves :) x

  • Absolutely gorgeous!! The ip colour + eyeshadow suits you so well x

    Katina |

    • Thank you so much Katina! :) x

  • That lipstick! Wow!! It treads the line between “everyday wear” and “glam,” and I’m def gonna have to check it out <3

    Emily // Lynde Avenue

  • Beautiful darl, Thanks for sharing your routine!

    lisa | lisaxbeauty

  • Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing.

  • Yana Kasekamp

    I love this look! :)