So as opposed to doing a monthly favourites or a what’s in my makeup bag i’ve decided to just talk about the products i use and what i use to apply them.
So to start off I apply my foundation. I’ve been using Maybelline SuperStay 24hr a lot recently. I’m shade 05 light beige. This is quite pale and also sits only ok on my skin. I have quite dry skin, so it bunches up a bit throughout the day. I imagine this would be very good if you had oily skin or if you used an intense moisturiser in the morning. It blends quite easily. I use my artis brus dupe. I got a set of 8 for like £10 on Ebay, The real 10 piece set costs £396 . It applies foundation amazingly. I recommend these for a higher coverage and the beauty blender for a more natural look. It’s a very soft brush and 100% recommend looking this up on Ebay.
I then use the bene tint by benefit. I dab 3 dots on each cheek and blend them in using my fingers. If i want a pinker cheeks I just repeat this step. This is such a good product, looks really natural and there’s no powder buildup, so it doesn’t look cakey.
I then lightly dust MUA’s Skin Define Matte Perfect loose powder on my face using my ecotools large powder brush. Nothing special about this, just that it was cheap and sets my makeup. I then use my smaller tapered brush (can’t remember where I got this) and apply this matte bronzer to my cheekbones and up my temples. This is like a contour, but less intense. I finish my face off then using a fan brush with a tiny bit of highlighter. This one is by technic GET GORGEOUS illuminating powder. It is slightly pink toned and has such a nice, subtle glow.
I then prime my eyes with Maybelline’s colour tattoo in Creme de Rose. This is just a soft light pink colour, just a standard base for the shadow. I then use a fluffy brush and dust over the light shadow in row one. Then i apply the darker colour in row 3 in my crease using the slightly denser brush and finish off with the dark brown colour in row 4 in the outer corner using my smaller brush. When i have the time/can be bothered I line my eyes using the felt tip liner by l’oreal Superliner. When I’m not using it i use Avon’s True Colour Eyeliner in Black-Brown. I apply it roughly and then blend it out using a pointed brush.
I then use 2 different mascaras. The first is Supersize Fat Lash by Collection. This brush is nice and thick and coats the lashes amazingly! I apply 2 coats on each eye and one coat on my lower lashes. Then I go on to use one coal of MUA’s Long Lasting Curl Mascara. These 2 mascaras make my lashes look thick and long. Laaavely!
I then go on to do my brows and make my face look like a face. I start off my brows by quickly filling them in using my Natural Collection brow pencil and then use a small and thin brush to fill them in using the lighter powder for the inner parts of the brow and then the darker colour for the arch and tip. When I can be bothered I use Benefit’s Gimmie Brow in 5 to set them. This does make them look stronger, just it’s that extra bit of hassle in the morning, so i sometimes miss this step.
L>R; Caramel 2, Naked Beige & Edge to Edge.
I’ve been wearing brown lipsticks a lot recently. Naked Beige by Soap & Glory and Collection Velvet kiss in Caramel 2 are my favourites. I like to line my lips using Mac Edge to Edge Lip pencil as well.
And that’s it! After this I tend to rush out the door. Thanks for reading this post. Sorry for not being online as much, too much coursework!