My everyday make up look: products and techniques

My everyday make up lookI am an every weekday make up wearer, if I wake up in time – I definitely do up my face. It’s such an integral part of my morning routine and I absolutely love doing my make up. So from Monday to Thursday, I am all dolled up – I reserve Fridays for Fresh Face Friday, I step out sans any make up, all I do is fill in my brows and maybe, if I’m feeling myself, I put on some lipgloss, else it’s just plain old lip balm.

Doing my make up every day takes up time a chunk of time in the morning, and I already take my time doing all my other morning stuff. To give you an idea, I get out of bed at 6am and only leave the house after 8am 😮 – but this includes showering, choosing my outfit, eating, doing my make up and taking some selfies :D. So by the time I get to work, I have already put in what sometimes feel like a full day at work.

So I have decided to streamline my make up routine, basically use the same techniques and products each day and reserve the experimental stuff for the weekend. This saves me a bit of time, I am aiming to be able to do my make up in 20 minutes flat. hahahaha – a girl can dream right!Face make up for every day faceFace

  • Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
  • Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H in Colour 10
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder in NW43
  • L.A. Girl Blush Collection – Glam
  • Lancome Blush – I bought this so long ago, all the labeling had faded – I don’t know what the colour name is

After I have moisturised and applied my sunscreen, I prime my face and I apply foundation. I love this foundation, it’s pretty much the only one that I use. Highlighting is not part of my daily routine – it just takes too much time! I instead contour using the bronzer from the L.A. girl pallette and I apply the shimmery highlight to my cheekbones and tip of my nose.

Eye make up for everyday faceEyes

  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base in Beige
  • Essence single shadow in Triple Choc
  • Design single eyeshadow in a deep burgundy
  • Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
  • Sleek Twist Up Eye pencil in Midnight
  • Essence Lash Mania Reloaded and Maximum Definition mascaras

I take most time doing my eyes, if I’m really late, I skip the eye make up altogether and just do mascara and eyeliner. For an everyday eye look, I use the Essence shadow as a transition colour, the deep burgundy shade for the outer eye and the crease. What I change on a daily basis is the eyelid colour which I choose from the Naked 3 Pallette; my favourites are Trick, Liar and Mugshot.

Vibrant lip colours


  • Nude –  Chestnut Brown – Faces
  • Nude pinks – Spiked with Rum – Wet ‘n wild
  • Pink – Shocking Pink – Rimmel
  • Red – Red – Woolworths
  • Purple – Heroine – MAC

My absolute favourite part! This is where I experiment. I usually go between nude lip and bright lip phases. On the week that I was planning to do this post, I decided to wear my fave colours in each “colour group”. Check out my looks below:Everyday makeup look2Everyday make up look1What’s your favourite make up product or brand?



  1. October 28, 2015 / 00:00

    I’m still a work in progress when it comes to make up.

    • Lungi
      October 28, 2015 / 16:32

      I am too Abena, I am learning as I go along

  2. October 28, 2015 / 13:10

    I have to say I have a pretty similar routine as you do my eyes always take me the longest I like to experiment with colour on them….

  3. October 29, 2015 / 01:23

    Such a great informative post .Although I don’t wear makeup everyday, I’ve won the battle with my eye make up. Foundation though is another story.

    • Lungi
      October 29, 2015 / 11:28

      Foundation can be very tricky, I’ve got through so many mishaps!
      Thanks for stopping by

  4. October 30, 2015 / 11:57

    hi Lungi! I just started getting into the whole make-up thing. I find it to be a fascinating other world with contours and applying eyeline with brushes and other such things.

    And how does one choose a lipstick? I love your colour choices and i notice you get them from everywhere so how does a lipstick make it to your collection?

    And your braids are looking good.

    • Lungi
      October 30, 2015 / 14:13

      Thanks Kangopie.
      I choose the lipstick colours that catch my eye, sometimes they work on me and sometimes not…I can tell you now that orange/coral lippies do not work at all for me. I honestly just buy whatever catches my eye – there’s no real formula!

  5. January 11, 2016 / 08:54

    Love this post!!!! I’m late to it I know… but i gushed at the ‘Naked 3’ palette!!! I want to try it out so much, but not sure where to purchase it, assist PLEASE!!! 🙂

    • Lungi
      January 11, 2016 / 09:14

      Thank you Katleho. I bought my Naked 3 while I was on a trip overseas, I haven’t seen in anywhere in SA

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