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My makeup routine has slightly changed recently. After spending about 6 weeks in total, wearing absolutely no makeup at all, I was extremely excited to put a full face on, only to want to take it all off less than two hours later. If I'm honest, I absolutely hate the feeling of a heavy foundation on my skin, especially as the weather has been getting warmer, it literally just melts off my face. I'm not the greatest at makeup anyways and I never find or try out new products, I'm just a bit boring when it comes to that. Once I've found a product that I really love and that works for me, I tend to just stick with it for as long as I can.

That being said, here is what I've been using on my face recently.

Foundation / The Ordinary Serum
I've been using this now for around 7 months and it is my current favourite foundation. I LOVE that it's light and natural,  it doesn't feel too heavy on the skin and it kind of reminds me of a tinted moisturiser. It is so easy to blend because it just glides over the skin and it also has SPF 15 in it too so.. bonus! OH.. and did I mention, It's under £6?! 10/10 recommend.

Concealer / Maybelline Eraser
This has been a staple in my makeup bag for SO long, I couldn't even tell you how many years I've owned this for. I've tried other concealers but I always go back to this one and the Collection 2000. The reason I love this one so much though, is because it's the easiest thing to apply! You turn the applicator, which is like a small sponge and it glides over your under eyes. Perfect.

Powder / Rimmel Stay Matte
Again, another item that I've had in my makeup drawer/bag for years and years. I prefer a Matte finish because in this heat, I sweat like a b*tch, so I always set my makeup with a matte powder. It's just what works best for me.

Blush / HD Brows Blush in Punch
A few weeks back, I cleared out my beauty desk and found this bad boy. It was brand new, hadn't been opened, I gave it a whirl and haven't looked back since. I used to never wear blusher, I didn't think it was popular anymore and that no one wore it. I couldn't of been more wrong and I personally believe it can take your face makeup to a whole new level, when applied correctly.

Bronzer / Benefit Hoola in Caramel
THE. BEST. BRONZER. I'VE. USED. Honestly, you just have to try it for yourself! You will glow to the gods.

Mascara / Curling Mascara with 25% off AD
This is the Mascara from the beauty company I am partnered with and I use it every single time I do my makeup. The curling wand enhances the lashes and lifts them up, which creates a 'false' look. And because I don't wear eyeliner in the day anymore, I love how much the mascara widens my eyes.

Highlighter / MAC SkinFinish in Soft & Gentle
Another classic and it last's foreverrrr. I put this on the top of my cheekbones, the top of the bridge on my nose, the end of my nose, my cupids bow and occasionally on my chin/forehead. If this ever got discontinued, in truly Charleigh style.. I would flip a table.

Lips / I alternate between a Red Lip - MAC Ruby Woo & A Kate Moss Nude

Finishing off with:
- Mario Badescu / Rose Water - This is infused with Aloe herbs and natural Rose Water. It refreshes the skin whilst hydrating it at the same time, I've used this for over 2 years and it works brilliantly.

- Urban Decay - Setting Spray - I think you would all agree that this is probably the best setting spray to use. It keeps your makeup in place for hours on end and it doesn't settle into fine lines or glides around the skin. It just stays put and It's everything you would want a setting spray to be.

And that is pretty much everything that I've been using on my face for the last 4 weeks or so and..I like it. Of course it's probably going to change over time again and I'm more than likely going to stop using foundation all together in the summer, just like I do every year. You know when you're so tanned and glowy that there is no need to wear layers of foundation? Yeah, that's what I'm looking forward to. Also, if you have any recommendations on what is good right now and a must have in my makeup bag, then let me know!

Love, Charleigh xo


  1. You re gorgeous and that lippy is so pretty on you. I own the Ruby Woo too and it is one of my fav.




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