My daily make up routine!

Doing my make up is definitely my most favourite part of the day! So as I love sharing all my favourite things, I thought it was about time that I shared my daily make up routine with you all!

Daily Make Up Routine, emma ellis, the plus size of life, plus size blogger



I always moisturise with an oil free moisturiser and then a mattifying primer. For everyday, I’ve been using the Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer, which I’m loving. I then use a small amount of concealer to cover any obvious blemishes before foundation.

Foundation and Concealer

I like to make sure that I use an oil free foundation, mostly because my skin is an oily mess! I’m using the Maybelline Matte and Poreless foundation at the moment, its not too thick but provides excellent coverage. I then go in under my eyes, in between my brows and on my chin with Rimmel Match Perfection Illuminating Concealer, which is a shade lighter than my foundation, I use a micro blender to blend this out and then this is my highlight!


I’ve been using a translucent powder to set my concealer lately, I found the PS Pro translucent setting powder in primark and I love it. It’s such a fine powder and works just as well as the MAC prep and prime setting powder I have. I use a fluffy brush and pat this onto my concealer. Then I go in with Maybelline Matte Maker on the rest of my face to lightly set my foundation.

Eyes and Brows

Day to day, I don’t really do anything fancy with my eyes! I use two colours from the Make Up Academy Romantic Efflorescence Palette, usually a lighter shade for my entire lid and then I blend a darker colour into the crease. Then I line my eyes with a darker shade of eye shadow also taking this underneath. I add a few coats of waterproof mascara and try not to sneeze until it is dry! For my brows at the moment, I have been using the Sleek Make Up Brow Perfector in the dark shade.¬†I hate the spooly , it ends up all over my forehead with that, so I just take an eyebrow brush and line the edges and fill in!

Contour, Highlight and Blush

I use the Sleek Make Up Face Form Palette in light for this. I use the brown contour shade and blend from the top of my ears towards the middle of my cheeks, I then take this across my forehead, close to my hairline and blend out any harsh lines. I add the blush to the apples of my cheeks and the highlight shade goes just about above where I put my blush and out towards the corner of my eye. I don’t highlight much for day to day but I go crazy when I’m going out!


I like to use a neutral shade of lipstick day to day, I use a nude liner to line my lips and then fill them in with something like Seventeen Stay Pout in the shade Going Steady.


I do like to use a finishing spray. I feel like without this, my make up does sometimes cake throughout the day because I have really oily skin. I use the MAC Fix +¬†because it is the best and does exactly what it’s supposed to!

Make sure you check back in a few weeks to see my evening make up routine!!

What’s your daily make up routine like? what are your favourite products to use every day?




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