FACE | Everyday Face


Christel and Camille have started a series on their blog called Everyday Face, and today it’s my turn to share mine. Over on Makeupper I’m talking skincare, and here on Hyacinth Girl I’ll be sharing the products I used in the finished look, which is also the look above, and is also the look I’m wearing at work nine times out of ten lately.


First of all, here I am post-shower and post-skincare, but pre-makeup and pre-blowdry. To be honest, I don’t usually wash my hair in the mornings because I don’t have time to dry it, but I took the photos for this (correction: Callum took the photos for this) on a Monday, when I’m less pressed for time.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate my perfectly tidy and meticulously ordered makeup desk.


These are the products that end up on my face most days. NARS Sheer Glow is my standard full-coverage base (in the winter I wear the shade Mont Blanc). Then I do my brows, with either the Anastasia Dipbrow blah blah shut up about it already Morgan, or the Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil (pictured). I put the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly all over my eyelids and the two cooler toned (or warm toned, in MAC terms) concealers from the light MAC Pro Conceal and Correct palette in places that need concealing.

I’ve been loving my bronzer lately, specifically the bronzer from the Brooke Shields x MAC collection because it is a) great, and b) called Scone and b.5) I love scones. I do some general face-warming and then concentrate it on my cheeks to use as a blush. I’ll also throw this through my crease on my eyes, as it’s a good matte medium brown. In this look I then darkened the outer corner of my eyelid with MAC eyeshadow in Antiqued, and smudged it along my lower lash line.

Lastly, an aggressive coating of mascara and the Revlon Colourburst Lacquer Balm in Coy, which is super brown. Brown and shiny. I love it.

What is your daily go-to makeup look?

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  • Georgina

    What a babe! I really love that lip colour!

    Georgina | Baby Rebel

  • Charli Marie

    Lovely! My go-to work makeup is a BB cream, Rimmel bronzer, ELF brow kit, a Maybelline colour tattoo on my eyes if I’m in a rush, or a couple of shades from the Naked palette if I’ve got more time, Stila liquid liner if I’ve got even more time spare, and a few coats of Covergirl mascara. I always wear a lipstick too but it’s different every day!

    • I’m going to have to do a second post that’s my ‘oh god I am late’ everyday face. It’s much more basic than this look. Which BB cream are you using?

      • Charli Marie

        currently a Garnier one, and before that a Maybelline one. I’m not much of a fan of either of them (i just hate wasting things so will use this one up!). I’ve heard good things about one by ChiChi, so I think I’m going to check that out next 🙂

        • Good idea, I haven’t tried the ChiChi one but I didn’t like the other two you mentioned either! To be honest my two absolute favourite products in that category are the Diorskin Nude BB cream and the Nars tinted moisturiser, but they’re both more expensive :/

  • lenatalksbeauty

    You look lovely! Today at work I’m wearing Clinique CC cream, ELF blush, a bronze eyeliner, mascara and a red lipstick by Rimmel. I generally keep it simple, if I bother at all, because otherwise I feel like I’m wasting time and money on people who won’t appreciate it haha.

    • thank you! that reminds me I have an ELF blush I really like that I haven’t used in a while. I should grab it out!

  • That lip color is so pigmented. You look pretty Morgan!

  • carly | Amber Eyes Blog

    I really need to get sheer glow at some stage. I think I’d be Mont Blanc too. I haven’t tried the laquer version of the Revlon balm; I just have heaps of matte and normal shades but I’ve been very lazy with wearing them lately! That red is a great colour on you x

    • Thanks Carly! I don’t usually go for shiny lip colours but this one wears fantastically and it’s much easier to use than a gloss. I recommend checking the lacquer balms out!

  • Love this look! Also, scones are boss and now I want to make some. I’m new to bronzer but I enjoy how much of a multi tasker it is. You are pretty. It is late 😀

    • Thank you Lani! Bronzer is a difficult beast at first but it can be useful for so many things!

  • I really like the look of the Brooke Shields x MAC range. It’s all mostly sold out at my local counter! I’ve got a go-to face at the moment too — Armani Maestro, Bobbi Brown Taupe and Estee Lauder Doublewear in Brown on the eyes, Art Deco Bronzing Blush or Nars Laguna on the cheeks, L’Oreal Telescopic False Lash mascara, and & Other Stories powder.

    • I love the bronzer so much I am writing a post dedicated to it. I still haven’t tried any Art Deco makeup products yet, but some of their eyeshadows look really pretty. That L’Oreal mascara is on my list too!

      • Brilliant! I’ve had the bronzer for a while but have only just got around to using it. I’ve got a post coming about their eyeshadows — the minimalist in me LOVES the way you can choose exactly what shades to buy, and the compactness of the palettes.

  • Arrabella Bolter

    Garnier bb creme, brows with colour tattoo, MAC paint pot in Eclair, Smith on the crease MAC cream blush For Your Amusement, Lush Decisive on the lips. Hey, I’m planning on treating myself and getting my make up done at one of the Kirks counters – after your birthday post I’m tempted to try Mecca overover MAC – which one do you prefer? 🙂

    • I love getting my makeup done at both Mecca and MAC in Wellington, so it’s hard to say which I would recommend over the other! Honestly, it’s probably going to be easiest to decide based on what products you want to spend the $90 on – is there anything on your wishlist from either?

  • Christel Hansen

    Love this so much – thanks heaps for being a part of the series! 😀 oxo
    I still really feel like I need that Nars Sheer glow in my life, and you’ve reminded me that I used to use Painterly so much back in the day. I think I only stopped because it dried out and went all gross!

    • I have more foundations than is reasonable because I keep buying others and then going back to Sheer Glow. It is honestly my favourite ever!