I do like a good ol’ excuse to take a picture of pretty looking makeup – and a post about my current everyday makeup always seems like the perfect time to snap away. I have been getting better at rotating products around and getting some use out of things that I haven’t picked up in a while. But I somehow always manage to find a reason to throw on my current faves; Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation, L’oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara – you know the deal ;) It’s fair to say that a lot of these products will be featuring in my ’2011 Favourites’ video which I have already been compiling a list for…..

I am not usually a primer girl, but the Benefit The POREfessional Primer* is making me slowly change my ways. It’s still a step that I regularly forget to do, but when I do pop it on it makes my skin feel really smooth and I find that my foundation and concealer blend beautifully over the top. In terms of increasing the longevity of my make-up I would say it definitely helps, although the foundation that I use is pretty long-lasting anyway. My foundation of choice is the Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation, need I say anymore (full review here) – I did purchase the shade 2 but I find it slightly too light, so do a little mix of 2 and 3 to match my skin. For concealer I always come back to the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in the shade Sand, easily the best concealer I have ever used – I even purchased a new one the other day and a repurchase for me is a very rare thing! I contour with the brown matte shade in the Sleek Contour Kit in Light and add a touch of highlight to the cheeks with the Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Cream in Ice Gold – so subtle, but yet so glowy at the same time. My eyelashes are always curled with my Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers (2 years later and they are still going strong), and then I pop on lashings of the L’oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara. For my lips I have been using the combination of the By Terry Baume De Rose and MAC’s Hue Lipstick recently. The Baume De Rose is a bit of cult product in the beauty blogging world – but is basically a £30 lipbalm – it’s nice, but I wouldn’t waste your money – the Rose & Co Rose Salve which is £5 from Boots is stupidly similar. MAC’s Hue, will always be a fave of mine – a milky pinky nude, what is not to like? 
I’ve noticed that I do seem to natter away about these products all the time, but have only ever really done in-depth reviews on the foundations that I use; so expect to see some posts giving the low-down on my other makeup staples. I hope everyone is having a lovely week! Not long to go till Christmas now! I’m hopefully going to film some festive themed videos tonight so keep an eye out for them :) 
Much Love,
Vivianna x
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  • http://twitter.com/viviiannna Vivian

    Always wanted to try the porefessional, you should so do a video on your everyday makeup routine

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      I think I will hun! I’ll try and pop one up soon :) xx

  • Hannah Wood

    I bought the Light as Air foundation after you and Tanya Burr said you both loved it, and it’s really amazing, so easy to apply and wear I forget that I have anything on my face! Need to get a Bobbi Brown creamy concealer, definitely a new years present to myself!

    hannah-wood.blogspot.com 

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      So pleased that you like the JK too! xx

  • http://twitter.com/blogabeaute abeer

    I think I need to try the light as air foundation now, I’ve heard so much about it from so many people! 

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      It’s amazing – such good coverage but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin at all! xx

  • Knight’sEclectic

    Great post, thanks for listing products similar to their higher end counterparts too. I was thinking of getting the Benefit porefessional and now I'm sold on it x

  • http://roseesprit.blogspot.com Lauren Rose

    Love this post, I’ve just got a repurchase of Hue for Christmas :) xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Hue is always a winner in my books ;) xx

  • http://www.dollyoscar.blogspot.com Katie Burroughs

    Oh Vivianna you make me want everything you talk about!! X

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha sorry to be adding to your shopping list! xx

  • Hannah Lees

    I love the jemma kidd foundation, it’s one of my faves too!
    http://keepcalmandbookworm.blogspot.com/ & 
    http://bookishbeauty.blogspot.com

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      It’s amazing isn’t it! xx

  • Melanie Davies

    You’re posts always make me want to purchase EVERYTHING you mention! Today, it’s MAC Hue – I want it so badly! xxx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha sorry to be adding to your shopping list ;) xx

  • http://thislovegame.blogspot.com Diane

    Call me nosy but I love seeing other people’s daily routine :) Haha, do you usually use your fingers or a brush to apply your foundation? And I love the Bobbi Brown concealer too… it’s a life-saver! xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      No I love seeing people everything things too! I’ve just popped up a foundation routine on my youtube channel if you want to see how I apply it :) xx

  • http://twitter.com/melanieclarexox Melanie’Clare

    Think I am going to purchase Jemma Kidd Light As Air when I run out of my Studio Sculpt (which I don’t think all that highly of) as I am in need of a bit of a change! xxx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oh yes I have used Studio Sculpt too and I found it wayyyy to heavy for my skin, the Light As Air feels much nicer on the skin xx

  • Guest

    I am constantly coming back to Hue lipstick, it is just perfection. Also I think I may have to try the Sleek contouring kit as I’ve seen it mentioned a few times now!xxx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Me too – it’s such a lovely colour! And yes the Sleek Contour kit is amazing! xx

  • evieconnor

    i really want to try hue, maybe i’ll pick it up next time i’m in glagsow:)xo
    eeevc.blogspot.com

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Oooo you should ;) xx

  • blondie294

    Fab post! I love to see what people actually wear on a day to day basis rather than the ‘special occassion’ make up posts! 

    http://www.pinksugarnotes.blogspot.com xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Thank you hun! Yes I do too! xx

  • Boscy

    You have honestly persuaded me to get Light as Air and the Dewy Glow. Can’t wait until January when I have a few pennies to spare: will definitely be placing a little Jemma Kidd order from Feel Unique. Also recently got into using a primer, Bare Minerals’ Prime Time; it seems to make such a huge difference to the way in which foundation blends into the skin. Hue is just the perfect nude lipstick especially on pale winter skin. Love posts like this :) Yet another lovely one from you m’dear! x

    http://boscy.blogspot.com

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha oh yes do – it’s such a great foundation :) xx

  • Alice Byers

    I really need to try Mac Hue soon – it looks absolutely gorgeous!! 
    x
    rococ0.blogspot.com

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      It’s a stunner! xx

  • http://www.bdbrighton.blogspot.com Belle du Brighton

    I use the benefit primer (and ‘that girl’ primer too) & I love it! I keep meaning to get the sleek contour kit, but my bourjois bronzer is lasting for ever and so is my mac happy together blusher,  & I really don’t need three! Hope you don’t mind me linking to my every day face post? it’s here 

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      No that’s great hun! xx

  • Silvia Quirós

    Love Jemma Kidd foundaitons and face contour kit by Sleek! thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      They are both fab products! xx

  • Emilyhasdimples

    I’ve always adored telescopic but I’ve moved onto YSL Shocking at the moment, partly because it seemed to randomly increase in price and partly because I got itchy feet! Will always have one in my drawer though, it’s an amazing mascara xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Ooooo might have to try that out now ;) xx

  • http://www.MrAJBx3.com MrAJBx3

    Porefessional is amazing! :O <3

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      It is! I love it! xx

  • Milly

    Hey Anna, I’m new to your posts and i find that my make up really doesn’t stay on very well at all so I’ve been looking for a primer to try and sort this out, i noticed that your always buying new products and rotating so would you still recommend this primer or has there been a new one to take your fancy Many thanks:)

  • Aimee Morrison

    Which shade of Light as Air do you use hun? X