I tend to go for more natural/neutral make up look on most days. I start by applying some Benefit The Porefessional over the more oily parts of my face, as I find this helps my makeup last longer throughout the day. I then apply L’Oreal True Match Foundation in Rose Vanilla all over my face and blend it with my fingers. This has a medium coverage which is not too dewy and not too matte – it is the perfect in-between! I don’t tend to use a brush to blend this foundation as due to it’s very liquidy formula, I find it easier to blend with my fingers – and it gives a more natural finish. I then apply some Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory underneath my eyes – this is perfect for concealing dark circles as it’s quite brightening. However, for this reason I opt for a different concealer to hide any blemishes – I use the Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer in Light for this. Again, I blend both concealers with my fingers rather than a brush. I then powder my face using the L’Oreal True Match Powder in Rose Vanilla as this mattifies the skin and adds a little more coverage. For this I use the Real Techniques Powder Brush (I do use brushes after all!) – I love this brush as it is so soft and fluffy! I then apply some of the Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder in 51 on my forehead and cheeks – and anywhere the sun would naturally hit (and yet still fail to give me a tan!). Finally, I use the Real Techniques Blush Brush to apply some of my favourite blusher, the ELF Baked Blush in Rich Rose (Review here). I love this blush so much as the colour is so warm and it acts as a 2-in-1 blush and highlight.
I start by filling in my eyebrows using the Sleek Brow Kit in Light (which I reviewed here). Then I apply the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original all over my eyelids. I find that this helps my eyeshadow to last so much longer than it otherwise would without fading or creasing! I then reach for my MAC Neutrals palette (which you can see here) and pack All That Glitters all over my eyelid. I then apply Woodwinked on the outer half of my eyelid and blend the two together. Finally I apply some Charcoal Brown in the crease to add some definition, and blend. For this I use two brushes; The No7 Eye Colour Brush and the No7 Eyeshadow Blend & Contour Brush, both of which I love! I then apply the Soap and Glory Supercat Liquid Black Eyeliner Pen (review here) as close to my upper lash line as possible, and add a little flick. I finish off my eyes by applying lots of mascara – right now I am loving the L’Oreal Million Lashes Volume Excess Waterproof Mascara (review + before/after pics here).
I like to keep my lips as natural as possible and don’t tend to go for bright colours on a regular basis. At the moment I am loving the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya as it adds some colour, gloss and moisture!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you’d like similar posts ft. different makeup looks.