Pebble Grey Mirror + Everyday Makeup Routine

Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Pebble Grey Mirror + Everyday Makeup Routine
Applying my makeup at this time of the year is becoming increasingly difficult because of the lack of natural light - I always apply my makeup in my office next to the window so I get as much natural light as possible but with the dark mornings and gloomy or snowy days, it's not the best conditions to apply my makeup. In comes the Pebble Grey Illuminated Mirror:

*Pebble Grey Sara Magnifying Vanity Mirror (£84.49)
I've wanted to try a magnifying, illuminated mirror for so long; I've had compact mirrors that were illuminated but I can't apply my makeup like that unless it's on the go. The mirror is main powered, there's no set up process and it has a 3x magnification side as well as an LED illuminated ring (almost like a ring light). The LEDs are energy saving but they are still really bright; the combination of the light and magnification means that I can see my skin in all it's close up grossness...

I've been using the mirror every day since I received it and I couldn't imagine doing my makeup during the dark autumn and winter months without it. I mainly use the non-magnified side with the light on to apply my makeup and I use the magnified side for my brows. The only negatives for about mirror is that it's a little pricy and the cord could be a teeny bit longer but other than that I couldn't recommend it enough and I've been using it constantly!
Pebble Grey Mirror + Everyday Makeup Routine
The mirror looks sleek and expensive on my desk and it so quick and easy to use on a daily basis. As well as the mirror I've been using a lot of the same products consistently over the past two months as my skin can be so dry and eczema prone during the colder months so I have a range of products that are failsafe items I can use everyday.

First up for my base, I don't usually use or stick to a primer but I can't stop using the Too Faced Hangover Primer. I have been using the Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation which is a perfect shade match, it blends easily and it is great on my dry skin (unless it's super dry and flaky, gross). I've been setting my makeup with either the Vichy Setting Powder or the Essence Fixing Powder for most of the year and I love both powders - I can't recommend them enough.

For brows, I use the Eylure Brow Pomade in Mid Brown which is a product I wasn't initially impressed with but after some practice, it has become my favourite brow product ever as it makes my brows to defined and fuller while remaining natural. However, if I'm just staying home then I'll use the Eylure Brow Amplifier. My tweezers and eyelash curler of choice for the past week or so has been the gorgeous Tweezerman rose gold offerings *heart eyes emoji*.

My mascaras of choice over the past few months have either been the Essence All Eyes On Me Waterproof Mascara, the Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara or the Tom Ford Extreme Mascara - all of which are fantastic!
Pebble Grey Mirror + Everyday Makeup Routine
Lastly for lips, I've been loving the Makeup Revolution Lip Balms and the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita recently and I can't recommend them both enough especially if you have dry lip, which I tend to have all year round *lucky me* but more so at this time of the year. Also I've been loving the NYX Lingerie in Bedtime Flirt which is a gorgeous 90's nude shade. Oh and the brush I've been using the most have been the Ecotools Powder Brush and the amazing Tweezerman Contour Brush.

What products have you been loving recently? Do you have an illuminated/magnified mirror? 

11 comments

  1. That mirror looks great! Perfect for vanity area


    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. i'd love to get a mirror like that, seems like it would make things so much easier!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  3. Oh man, I NEED one of these mirrors! It's awful doing it in rubbish house lighting, I always do it and think my make-up looks really good until I get into natural light and it looks ridiculous!

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  4. I´ve always wanted an illuminated mirror, this one looks really nice!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  5. I don't have one! But I think I would really love one, they look so good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver || Happy Blogmas!

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  6. omg, Heather! These pictures are soooooo gorgeous! I adore them!
    I need a really good illuminated mirror myself. Plus I love the look of those MUR lip balms!
    Angie
    www.chocolateandlipstick.com

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  7. a tad pricey for me personally, but I can see why you like it! :p I have a mirror which I bought in matalan for 10 pounds, does the job haha
    I still need to try nyx lingerie, seems like a great lipstick range!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  8. I really need an illuminated mirror for the winter as my bathroom light just isn't good enough and I always struggle with makeup application in the morning! It looks very pretty too!

    Olivia x | Liviatiana

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  9. My mom has a mirror much like this & I honestly can´t get enough of it when I´m at my parents´. It is just so handy, especially since I usually do my makeup where there´s very little natural light (aka on the opposite side of my room).
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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  10. I loveeee NARS dolce vita! That mirror looks gorgeous, totally reminds me of the No7 one from boots ^_^ Btw I'm sure its not new, but I'm loving the blog theme it's stunning!

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

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