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My everday makeup routine

My everyday makeup routine is one of my most highly requested posts. Day to day wise, I do tend to wear quite a lot of makeup compared to most, but for me this is toned down. It takes me around 20 minutes to apply my makeup, which is quick to me. 
Even though this is my 'go to' makeup I do alter it sometimes, whether I want a more winged out eye look, to contour etc. In this post I haven't included my lip colour, as that changes the most, depending on what I'm wearing. I don't have a 'go to' everyday lip shade. 
Let's get onto the makeup....

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade - Taupe This is the best brow product I have used as it lasts all day. Dare I say it but also the next day aswell if you 'accidentally' forget to remove it.
Rimmel brow brush* This is from one of the eye brow sets. I find this brush the best to apply ABH dipbrow with.

Max Factor smooth miracle primer* This is one of my all time favourite primers. I even prefer it over some high…
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